There is no need discussing about popularity of Yamaha company. They are definitely among top 3 manufacturers of both acoustic and digital pianos.
Our Ultimate Yamaha YPG-235 Review
Yamaha YPG-235 is one of those portable digital pianos that are perfect for beginners and travelers, and they don’t cost thousands of dollars.
In fact, YPG-235 is one of the most affordable products that we have reviewed so far (it costs about 50% less than Korg SP170s), that still offer authentic feel similar to acoustic instruments. For a quick review, watch the video presentation down below.
List of Top Features:
Sound features – It uses separate woofers and tweeters to deliver sound with precision and clarity. Yamaha used their own Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) to reproduce amazingly realistic sounds. If you need more powerful sound to play in a large hall, there is an AUX line output, so it can be connected to better speakers. It has 116 different voices, 160 styles, and 30 preset songs to choose from, so it is almost like having your own orchestra to play along.
Keyboard – Ever since first digital pianos were introduced, manufacturers have been trying to replicate authentic feel of traditional acoustic pianos. YPG235 keyboard features Yamaha’s Graded Soft Touch technology, which provides very authentic feel considering that it’s one of the most affordable products. It also features 3 velocity settings.
Connectivity – Just like most high-end digital instruments, YPG-235 comes with various connectivity modules. It has a single headphone jack, MIDI-to-USB port and Damper pedal connection (included in package).
6-track sequencer – If someone would actually record Beethoven as a child when he pressed on the keys for the first time, that recording would probably cost more than million dollars. If Beethoven had YPG235, that would all be possible. It comes with an inbuilt recorder, which allows you to record your own songs.
Built-in metronome – First learning courses as a pianist are always hare. A metronome is a necessary addition to every learner and YPG235 already has one built in.
Accessories included – There are many digital pianos in this price range, but YPG-235 comes with keyboard stand and headphones included, so you don’t have to worry about spending hundreds of dollars for other necessaries.
Warranty – There is a 2-year extended warranty on all parts and labor, so you don’t have to worry about something breaking up. It can also include free 2-way shipping and full coverage on drops and spills for a small additional fee.
What’s the price and Where to Buy it?
List of Technical Specs:
- Keyboard – 76 notes with Graded Soft Touch
- Weight – 18lbs
- Notes of polyphony – 32
- Preset voices – 116 + 361 XGlite + 12 Drum/SFX Kits
- Preset styles – 160
- Preset songs – 30 (+70 included on CD)
- Speakers – 12cm x 2 + 3cm x 2
- Power consumption – 20W
- Warranty – 2-year extended
So we have come to the end of our review. YPG235 is definitely one of those keyboards you should take a look at if you are buying an affordable alternative to top-end pianos. It is appropriate for beginners and those who like to travel often because it is easy to use and only weights 32 pounds.
On the other hand, it doesn’t have 88-keys like traditional instruments and 16 notes of polyphony make it a bad choice for advanced pianists. But considering that it costs less than $300, it is self-explanatory that advanced pianists will mostly look for high-end digital instruments like Yamaha’s Arius Series.