A full-sized 88-note digital piano, the Hadley D10 is perfect for beginners and intermediate players who want a simple, no-nonsense digital piano for an affordable price.
The Hadley D10 has 26 instrumental voices ranging from grand and electric pianos, through organs, to strings. These voices can be changed when desired and when used with Split and Layer modes more than one voice can be selected at the same time.
There is 64-notes of polyphony, which means that the D10 can sound up 64 notes at the same time before any notes cut out.
The keyboard is designed to mimic the playability of an acoustic piano and is made with a similar hammer action mechanism. It is touch sensitive and has adjustable levels, this is important to the dynamics of playing and affects the quality of expression a pianist can achieve when playing.
The D10 is a full instrument and as such has the three regular pedals found on acoustic pianos, soft, sostenuto, and sustain. A metronome, built-in to the piano, helps the player stay on rhythm.
The Hadley D10 has excellent digital options for customising its sound. The user can establish the overall EQ of the piano sound to suit the situation. Effects include chorus and reverb, which add interest and create a different sonic environment and, combined with different voices, give the D10 a large range of expression.
There are 2 headphone jacks located underneath the keyboard at the front, these enable the pianist to practise in private and avoid unnecessary disturbances. A USB port allows for a cable connection with computers. An Aux In port allows for the connection of a digital music player so the user can play along with their favourite songs. And an Aux Out port brings in the possibility of connecting an external sound system for greater volume when performing or jamming.
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- 26 Voices: Church Organ 1, Church Organ 2, Reed Organ, Draw Organ, Percussion Organ, Rock Organ, Harpsichord, Strings, Sustained Strings 1, Sustained Strings 2, Synthesized Strings, Choir, Clavichord, Vibraphone, Marimba, Accordion, Jazz Trumpet, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Harmonica, Music Box, Panflute Piano 1, Piano 2, Electric Piano 1, Electric Piano 2,
- Speakers: 25 watts x 2
- 88 Full-size keys
- Hammer action
- Sliding key cover
- 64 note polyphony
- USB to host
- AUX in and AUX out
- 2 x headphone jacks
- Stereo output
Buy From UK Pianos and You Get All This:
- FREE UK Delivery (we deliver anywhere in the UK for free)
- FREE 2 Year UK Warranty (all parts and labour covered)
- 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)
- Safe Shopping (UK Pianos are an authorised main dealer for this piano range)
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- Owner’s Manual (operating guide in English and other languages, assembly instructions, computer related operations, and more)
The piano comes flat-packed and is easy to put together. The electronics, keyboard and pedals are fixed in – all you have to do is assemble the stand which consists of 2 legs, a back board, and a bottom board. There is only a few screws that fix the stand to the keyboard. I advise two people to do the job though – purely because of the keyboard’s weight. The piano is heavy, and it’s safer to have a helping hand when lifting it on to the stand.
“My daughter absolutely loves it”
My Hadley piano arrived yesterday – perfect condition, easy set-up and is a delight to play. As I non-pianist, I cannot speak in technical terms, but the feel is heavy and realistic with weighted hammer keys and smooth tone. Most importantly, my daughter absolutely loves it. It was exactly what we were looking for, and we’re very pleased with the purchase. The headphones were also very much appreciated.
Review by Simon Mcintosh, Truro, Cornwall
“Thank you for the excellent Hadley D10”
Dear Graham and all your staff at UK Pianos.
Thank you for the excellent Hadley D10, which I have had for about a month now.
The look, feel, sound and tone of the piano is everything I hoped for and far better than my ability merits.
Thanks too for quickly solving the delivery problem…. indeed your service was very good throughout.
Review by John Featherstone, Taunton, Somerset
“Exemplary from start to finish”
Fantastic service and knowledge from start to finish. I could not have made this major purchase without Graham’s help. He is knowledgeable patient with understood my needs and my budget. Throughout I knew I was in the safest of hand. Exemplary from start to finish. My grateful thanks to both Graham and Henry.
Review by Susan Bryce, Leeds
Questions and Comments
” The two most important things you need from a digital piano when you’re learning is a realistic touch and an authentic piano tone. It must feel close to the weight and response of a real piano and have a minimum of 4 dynamic levels. Size, weight, and ‘bells and whistles’ shouldn’t be a deciding factor in your purchase “, Graham Howard, Piano Advisor
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“Please help me to chooe a digital piano”
Q/ I have an adequate Yamaha upright acoustic piano but am looking for a digital as an extra resource. I live in a very narrow terraced house so am always conscious of the noise I make when playing. I want to be able, using headphones, to play as loud as I like even at antisocial times. But I will still have my “real” piano to use. So I was thinking of getting the Hadley D10, which you write about favourably, even though it is less expensive than the minimum amount you suggest as the price starting point.
The Broadway B1, top slot in your next price bracket, is quite a bit more expensive, and, while, I’m sure, better to some extent than the Hadley I’m not sure I need to spend an additional £250 for my specific needs.
I should mention that I’m going back to learning after a long break, am at around Grade 3 level and doubt I’d ever get beyond around Grade 5 (much as I’d like to).
I assume I could use my Bose noise cancelling headphones with either model?
Many thanks in anticipation of your advice
A/ Hi Anita
The Hadley D10 is a good all round piano.
I recommend this for you to get back into playing again.
It has a fully-weighted key touch and the keys
are touch sensitive, so you are able to put
expression into your music.
You can use any headphones with the piano so
long as you have the large 1/4 inch jack.
01327 300 016
Question/ Several years ago (attempting to resurrect my boyhood piano playing) I bought a Yamaha P-70 and although it played OK, I found the keys very noisy (as several of your reviewers have said) and thus very disappointing – so I gave up playing it. Is the Hadley 10 a much better product with none of the problems of the Yamaha P-70? I’m retired on a modest income so cannot pay a large amount but would enjoy playing again if I could find a suitably priced piano such as the Hadley 10. Advice please?
Answer/ Hi John, The Hadley D10 has a lovely key feel.
It’s certainly not noisy like the old Yamaha P-70.
The D10 is a brand new model, so it’s up-to-date
with the latest technology, has the newest designed
keyboard feel (which is very realistic) and a pleasing
to the ears, warm piano tone.
Another advantage is its large speakers (2 x 25 watts).
I’m not talking about the power output here (although
it has plenty of that if you ever needed it).
The large speakers give it a deep, warm tone that
sounds natural (not electronic sounding like most other
cheap digital pianos)…
What’s more, these speakers are built in to its cabinet
body, so the whole thing resonates beautifully inside.
I like this piano very much, and there’s certainly
nothing that comes close for value.
Yours pianistically, Graham Howard
“What’s the sound like?”
Q/ How does the sound quality compare between the Hadley D10 and the more expensive pianos like Yamaha Clavinova CLP 575.
I want a good sounding piano to continue learning and would love the above but the price is to high for me where as the Hadley seems great value but I can’t hear a demo of it anywhere.
Regards Bob, PS I live on the Wirral, Merseyside.
Reply/ Hi Bob, The sound quality is very good for its price.
And there’s no other pianos with a nicer sound
for under £500.
The CLP575 has a larger cabinet and speakers.
The sound is better, of course, as to be expected.
I recommend the Hadley D10 for learning on up
to around grade 5 level.
Yours pianistically, Graham Howard, UK Pianos
“Is this a new piano?”
Q/ Is it black as in the picture or dark rosewood like in the description?
Also do you have a piano stool to match the piano colour?
I am really considering getting one but so confused with all the choices…
A/ Hi Lidia
Yes, it is a brand new piano in the original packaging.
It is a self-assembly.
It is a very dark rosewood colour.
It looks black from a distance because it is such a dark wood.
We have a black bench. This is the closest match because our
rosewood stools are much lighter than the piano.
You can see it here: Broadway BF1
Thank you for your letter about the new Hadley instrument. I don’t have any reason to buy it myself but have passed the information on to a neighbour who is interested.
I am so pleased with my Classenti and never miss an opportunity of cracking it up to musical friends, but whether it results in an additional sale for you is anyone’s guess.
I will continue to recommend you to interested parties.
Thanks for writing and my best wishes, John.
Q/ Would you say that the Hadley D10 would suit a beginner best who wants the feel and hammer of
a real piano, not bothered about how many voices, piano voices and church organ would do, requires midi
on windows 10 and Linux, already has headphones but needs a stool? Also I’m assuming these both have
line out so I can plug one into a mixer?
A/ Hi Frank
The Hadley D10 is a great piano for a beginner
to learn and progress on.
It has a USB, so you can connect to your computer
and use with windows 10.
It also has an AUX out connection, so you can
plug into your mixer.
Q/ Hi there I’m wondering if the Hadley D10 is touch sensitive or not? What I mean is if my son presses a key gently it goes “dang” and if he presses it harder it goes “DANG!”… (and if he hits it his mother goes into orbit).
A/ Hi Nils
Yes, it is touch sensitive.
It has 3 levels: quiet, medium and orbit.
But if the piano’s volume is set lower, then even
the loudest strike of the key will be bearable.
By the way, the Hadley D10 is a lovely piano
for anyone learning on. I recommend this one.
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