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Yamaha YDP162

Yamaha YDP162

Yamaha YDP162

  5 Year Home Warranty included (anywhere in the UK and Europe)
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  Colour: Dark Rosewood (YDP-162R)

 

Availability: Discontinued May 2016, Replaced by YDP163

 

 

 

Yamaha YDP162 Black Walnut (black satin matt finish)
Black Walnut
YDP-162B

 

 

Yamaha YDP162 Digital Piano Dark Rosewood
Dark Rosewood
YDP-162R

 

Yamaha YDP162 Cherry
Cherry
YDP-162C
 

 

Yamaha YDP162 Digital Piano Polished Ebony
Polished Ebony
YDP-162PE
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graham Howard ukpianos.co.uk editor

"I like the Yamaha YDP162. The sound and feel of the keys is much improved over the previous model. It also looks nicer as a piece of furniture. I recommend it as a good choice for beginners up to grade 6/7", Graham Howard, piano advisor: grahamhoward@ukpianos.co.uk

 

 

Yamaha YDP162 Reviews

1) "The service was excellent and the piano was delivered and assembled very quickly"

We were very pleased with our recent purchase of a Yamaha YDP162. Whilst we were pretty clueless about what we should purchase, Graham kindly showed us the various options and helped guide us in making a great purchase. Both the service and website were excellent and the piano was delivered and assembled very quickly.

I was very pleased to have made this purchase through a 'real' shop, than an 'online' store, especially as we could try out and hear the pianos – of which there were a large selection. We would certainly recommend UK Piano's and would be pleased to return for future purchases.

Simon and Sarah Freilich with their new Yamaha YDP162
Review by Simon and Sarah Freilich (08/10/2013)

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2) "Looking forward to many hours of piano pleasure ahead"

Dear Graham
 
Thank you very much for your assistance with choosing my new Yamaha arius ydp 162.Your book was a great help.
I received my new piano this morning, prompt and efficient service by your delivery personnel (the brothers).
 
I have had a couple of hours of practice on my new digital piano today and am very happy with it. 
Looking forward to many hours of piano pleasure ahead.
 
I am glad to have done business with UK Pianos.

 
Review by Kathy Szczegolski, South East London (10/11/2013)

3) "I can't expect any more for the price"

I chose ydp162 dark rosewood because some of these consideration:

1. My budget is under £1,000.
2. My daughter will starts her first piano course from this spring.
3. I used to play piano and was in about grade 6, but didnt play for about 8 years now and I do want to play again. I used to practice with yamaha p1 acoustic piano and left it in my parents house.
4. Our space is quite small and ydp162 is just about fit.

I think ydp162 quite fit with us after all. The sound is ok, weight of the keys is not as heavy as i expected, the noise is quite high when the volumn low. But i dont think i can expect any more for the price.
If my daughter interest on her piano course, i hope i can upgrade to acoustic piano.

Tammy Vu with new YDP162
Review by Tammy Vu, Birmingham (22/02/2014)

4) "The Yamaha key touch felt better than the Casio"

Hi Graham,
 
We have got our piano, thanks to your digital piano purchase guide and some other reviews we found in the Internet. Basically, we nailed down to Casio PX850 & Yamaha YDP162 as they seem to be of similar pricing and grade.
We are in Singapore so we went down to the local retailer and tested the 2 models. I am not sure if it is due to the piece played, the environment or the particular equipment, at the studio the PX850 did not sound as good as the YDP162.

In addition, the touch felt very plastic while the Yamaha model felt better. So we finally bought the YDP162B (black walnut).
 
Thanks for your purchase guide, it was really helpful.

Wee Lim with his new Yamaha YDP162
Review by Wee Lim, Singapore (20/05/2014)

5) "I have never known such a helpful friendly business"

Thank you for the digital piano bible, it is brilliant ..you have
covered everything, so much hard work has gone into your survey.   
I was very happy to come into your shop and purchase a Yamaha ydp162
arius piano which is being delivered tomorrow.  

I found UK Pianos on the internet and am very pleased I did. The service is perfect.
I down loaded the e book which was brilliant giving all the information you need to
buy a digital piano which is best for you.. Graham the owner is so truthful and
when I visited the shop I decided to purchase the Yamaha PSR 162 which was delivered
this afternoon after only 3 days with a free piano stool and head phones.

I have never known such a helpful friendly business.. And a bonus for me when I
went to the shop was Graham's Dad playing the pianos for me so beautifully..
a great time and a BIG thank you to you all.

Thank you all at UK Pianos.

Review by Jan Boxall from Essex (17/07/2015)

Read Reviews Read all customer reviews of the Yamaha YDP162

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The Howard Piano Score
How does this piano rate against other makes? Check its score out of 100 here.

You Get:

 FREE UK and Europe Delivery (We deliver anywhere in the UK and most of Europe for free)
 FREE 5 Year UK and Europe Home Warranty (2 year manufacturer extended to 5 years by UK Pianos,
all parts and labour covered – local Yamaha technician comes to your home for repairs anywhere in the UK and Europe)
60 Day Trial Period (If it isn't as good as you expected, we collect the piano at our cost and give you a full refund)
Hadley HS-100 Piano Stool (Matching colour wood and seat with music storage compartment, comfortable padded seat, well finished and sturdy, value £79.99)
 Hadley HB-20 Headphones (Fits comfortably over your ears, designed for use with digital pianos, includes large and small jack, value £39.99)
Classenti CKC5 Dust Cover (covers whole top of piano, waterproof and anti-static, value £19.99)
 Book of 50 Classical Piano Pieces (Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin…)

 Safe Shopping (UK Pianos are an authorised UK Yamaha main dealer, check here)
Peace of Mind (See reviews of UK Pianos shop on TrustPilot: the number 1 review site)
Owner's Manual (Operating guide in English and other languages, assembly instructions, computer related operations, how to use MIDI, Yamaha Music Soft Downloader)

> See all specifications

Options

> Buy this piano online, in store or over the phone – Call 020 8367 2080
> Pay over 9 months interest free
> Come and try the Yamaha YDP162 in our North London piano stores (Enfield, Finchley and Hackney) – Free parking

Alternatives to the Yamaha Arius YDP162:

Kurzweil MP10F

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Broadway B1

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Roland RP401R

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Do you have a question about the YDP162?
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>> Alternatively, Call 020 8367 2080 or email grahamhoward@ukpianos.co.uk

Improvements of the YDP162 over previous model YDP161:

1) Synthetic ivory keytops.

The YDP162 has a new, ivory-feel keyboard. The keys feel much nicer and smoother than the previous model's plastic key tops.

2) Newly designed cabinet

The cabinet has been re-designed with a slightly higher back to distinguish it from the YDP142 model.

3) USB

With the addition of USB, the YDP162 can more easily be connected to a computer, laptop or ipad. The previous model only had MIDI.

4) Acoustic Optimizer
The YDP162 has Yamaha's new acoustic optimizer sound with intelligent acoustic control. The sound is better than the previous model.

Main Specifications

Dimensions:

Width: 1357mm
Depth: 422mm
Height: 845mm
Weight: 42kg

88 keys (Graded hammer keyboard with synthetic ivory key tops)
Voices: 10
Speakers: (2 x 12cm) x 2
Rated power output: 2 x 20 watts
128-note polyphony
Metronome
Transpose
3 pedals
2-track recorder
Headphone connections x 2

>> See all specifications

Kurzweil MP10F
 > Compare YDP162 with Kurzweil MP10F

Delivery

Free delivery anywhere in the UK and most of Europe.

Assembly

The piano comes flat-packed and is easy to assemble (instructions in English provided). The keyboard, electronics and cables are all fixed in – all you need to do is assemble the base. There are 4 screws that fix the base to the keyboard, 4 screws to fix the base together and a few smaller screws to attach the back board. The screw holes are already made and no gluing is required. We do advise 2 people to do it though – purely because of the keyboard's weight – It's heavy and safer to have a helping hand when lifting it on to the base.

If you would like us to assemble the piano then please call 020 8367 2080.

See the YDP162 in our showrooms…

Come and try the Yamaha YDP162 in our North London piano stores:

UK Piano Shop in Enfield, North London

 

 Enfield
 83 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1PJ
 Telephone: 020 8367 2080

 

 

UK Pianos in Finchley

 

 Finchley
 92 Ballards Lane, Finchley, N3 2DL
 Telephone: 020 8343 3778

 

Hackney
16 Stoke Newington High Street, Hackney, N16 7PL
Telephone: 020 7254 7445

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, (Sundays in Dec & Jan)
Email: admin@ukpianos.co.uk
Free parking


FREE items included:

Hadley HS-100 Black Music Storage Compartment Holds up to 20 Music Books Hadley HS-100 Polished Ebony Hadley HS-100 Rosewood

FREE matching colour Hadley HS-100 piano stool (worth £79.99), see it here
 

Hadley HB-20 Digital Piano Headphones
FREE Hadley HB-20 digital piano headphones (worth £39.99)
 

Classenti CKC5 Waterproof Dust Cover

FREE Classenti CKC5 waterproof dust cover (worth £19.99)
 

FREE Piano Pieces
FREE 50 greats for the piano — View list of pieces here


5 year UK and Europe 'at-your-home', parts and labour warranty. This means a technician will come to your home if any repairs are needed. There is no cost to you… And you won't have to send your piano anywhere, read more


Digital Piano Buyer's Guide 

 

 

 

FREE Digital Piano Buyer's Guide, by Graham Howard.
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Questions and Comments (Email your questions to grahamhoward@ukpianos.co.uk)
>> Or call UK Pianos for advice on 020 8367 2080

"UK Pianos is one of the only suppliers where you can choose a delivery date"

Dear Graham

Thank you for your advice.

All the information on the website is extremely useful.

Yours is also one of the only suppliers which offers
the ability to choose a delivery date rather than
just call when it's on the way.

Thanks again,

Isabel

"YDP141? Or YDP161 versus YDP162, what's your view?"

Would you have a view whether the YDP161 is worth the extra £££ over the YDP141?
I am planning to keep this digital piano for quite a number of years and use it to teach my two boys how to play the piano on this. Also what is your view regarding Yamaha 161 versus the new Yamaha 162?

Thanks
Angela

Reply/ Hi Angela

The main differences between the Yamaha YDP141
and YDP161 are the key touch and sound.

The 161 has a superior key mechanism – that's
the keys and their connecting parts.

When you play, you can immediately feel a heavier
weighting (more resistance) on the keys. This heavier
weighting makes it feel closer to a real, upright piano.

Another piano you might consider is the Classenti CDP1…

The Classenti CDP1 has 88 heavy-weighted, touch
sensitive keys. It also has a pure, accurate piano
sound… it feels very much like you're playing
on an upright piano.

The compact cabinet of the CDP1 is another advantage…
it takes up much less room in your home than an
upright piano. And it's more compact than most
digital pianos. It's
 good value for money, and I
can confidently recommend it to you.

You can read more about it here:
http://www.ukpianos.co.uk/classenti-cdp1

The YDP162 has the following improvements over
the YDP161:

1) Synthetic ivory keytops
A new, ivory-feel keyboard which feels much
nicer and smoother under the fingers than
the previous model which had plastic key tops

2) New designed cabinet
The wooden cabinet has been re-designed with
a higher back to distinguish it from the YDP142

3) USB
With the addition of USB, the YDP162 can now
easily be connected to a computer, laptop or
ipad. The previous model had MIDI IN/OUT

4) Acoustic Optimizer
The YDP162 has Yamaha's new acoustic optimizer
sound with intelligent acoustic control. The
tone is marginally better (although you have
to listen carefully to distinguish it)

Yours pianistically,

Graham Howard

"What are the box dimensions?"

Hi, I'm interested in buying the Yamaha YDP162 – can you tell me what dimensions the fully boxed up package is? I.e. need to figure out if I can fit it in my car – do you think it would fit in a Vauxhall astra (with back seats down)?
Thanks
Ben

Reply/ Hi Ben

Here are the YDP162 box dimensions: 145cm x 59cm x 48cm.

It should fit into the the back of your car.

Graham Howard

I'm very happy with the help I have received via UK Pianos and I already have a very good idea about the piano I will eventually buy thanks to the info from UK Pianos and their Howard score.

The new yamaha 162 seems to have more convenient connections to computer I think I'll probably go with that one. I'm in no rush to change at the moment as I'm a real beginner.

Thanks, Mark

Piano just arrived! Thanks UK Pianos. Very excited now!

Many thanks for great delivery service.

Regards

Jo Hodson, Worcester (23/10/2013)

"Classenti CDP1 or Yamaha YDP162?"

Hello Graham,

I really can't decide between the Classenti CDP1 bundle (we'd need a stool and an adjustable one, as the intention is I learn to play and my daughter (5) pesters me to learn as well!) and the YDP162. Price-wise the Yamaha is more, and only has a 2 year warranty but includes delivery and built-in keys cover as well as USB on top of MIDI, but the Classenti bundle comes with the better adjustable stool and five years of warranty but is £45 delivery. Although as I live in Beaconsfield I'd probably come over to collect – presumably the Yamaha is delivered from a central warehouse and you don't deduct £45 if collected from your shop? I'm sure I saw yesterday that the Classenti bundle also came with the Hejran piano method but I've just looked and can't see it there now.

I've always been a bit of a fan of the 'Yamaha sound', starting with the DX7 that an old girlfriend of many years ago had (well I know it wasn't a piano but the sounds were great) and I had a little YPP35 which I found impressive with what it achieved with its piano sound.

As I am an engineer I am able to diagnose and repair most things electronic (subject to parts availability) so the warranty is not such a factor (although I'd rather have spares paid for for five years than two!) but all other things being equal I'd go for the five years.

However the more important thing really is the mechanics of the keyboard so that we don't develop bad habits (and develop strong finger muscles!) and its similarity to a real piano, and on that the Yamaha pips the Classenti by a small amount, even though somewhere in the FAQ on the site you say that the Yamaha has a medium weighted keys but in the guide it's said to have fully weighted, and the Classenti is heavy weighted.

I'm also aware that an element of the Yamaha YDP162 price is paying for their worldwide advertising whereas with the Classenti perhaps more of the money has gone into the product.

So as you see I'm undecided! Also, there's the consideration of the availability of the new Yamaha YDP162, presumably still on its way from Japan/China.

If you have the time I'd appreciate your views and opinions on the above, and I definitely would like to purchase whichever piano I decide on from your shop.

Regards,

Carl

Reply/ Hi Carl

The new Yamaha YDP162 is a great piano.
It has none of the problems previous models
suffered from.

The tone is clearer and more resonant than
the Classenti CDP1.

What’s more, the key touch feels really silky
smooth… the new synthetic ivory key tops
are really lovely to play on.

I recommend going for the Yamaha.

Yours pianistically,

Graham Howard

Graham,
 
The digital piano saga continues.
 
I was keen to try the Yamaha Arius 162 before buying and to be honest didn't like the feel. I didn't think it was similar enough to the real thing and was a bit worried about my very young boys learning on it.
I then tried the CLP 430 clavinova and the difference was significant.

Gavin
 

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Resources

1) Article: "Which Digital Piano to Buy"
2) Read all Yamaha digital piano reviews
3) Check out the piano questions section
4) Free Book: "7 Things You Must Know Before You Buy a Digital Piano"
5) Piano World Forum posts about Yamaha YDP162

Alternatives to compare:

Classenti CDP1
Broadway B1
Roland RP401R
Kawai CN34
Broadway B3

Yamaha Arius Pianos

Yamaha YDP142
Yamaha YDP162
Yamaha YDP-S51
Yamaha YDP181
Yamaha YDP-V240

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Specifications

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Description

ydp162

> Buy this piano online or over the phone: Call 020 8367 2080
> Pay over 9 months interest free
> Come and try the Yamaha YDP162 in our North London store (8 parking spaces on forecourt)

Rent-to-Own a Piano
 

 Rent-to-buy similar pianos for £55 per month.
 Rental deducted from price if you buy later, read more
.

See it in our showrooms…

Come and try the Yamaha YDP162 in our North London piano stores:

UK Piano Shop in Enfield, North London

 

 
 Enfield

 83 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1PJ
 Telephone: 020 8367 2080

 

UK Pianos in Finchley

 

 
 Finchley

 92 Ballards Lane, Finchley, N3 2DL
 Telephone: 020 8343 3778

 

Hackney
16 Stoke Newington High Street, Hackney, N16 7PL
Telephone: 020 7254 7445

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, (Sundays in Dec & Jan)
Email: admin@ukpianos.co.uk
Free parking

Graham Howard ukpianos.co.uk editor

 

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>> Alternatively, Call 020 8367 2080 or email grahamhoward@ukpianos.co.uk

Digital Piano Buyer's Guide

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