Nice sounding digital piano with fully-weighted keys and 4 dynamic levels making it a good piano
to learn and progress on.
Recommended up to grade 6 level.
What’s it lacking?
The sound output is not great compared with the Clavinova range or other similarly priced
digital pianos such as the Broadway BW1 and Gewa DP300G.
This is due to the Yamaha’s smaller acoustic box and speakers (number and size).
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“Yamaha YDP165 or Broadway BW1, which is better?”
I have spent a fair bit of time looking at your advice, reviews and very useful bible on digital pianos. I am looking to replace a tired old acoustic upright Pianola that is probably teaching my daughter bad habits due to it’s poor action, dud spots and lack of tuning. She is currently working towards Grade 4 and the time is right to invest in the right tools for the job. (I am also keen to see if I can build on my Grade 3 skills learnt a million years ago and not honed since).
I am a little torn between the Yamaha YPD165 and Broadway BW1. I like the look of the functionality on the Yamaha and the ability to link it to an App – I suspect this may appeal to a 12 year old and encourage more practice.
Meanwhile – I like the Bluetooth capability of the Broadway and know that you rate it highly. I have some nervousness around it being less familiar to me as a brand – but I am a very naive buyer in this market.
I know that the most important things are feel, dynamic range, and sound quality. I understand the BW1 has 5 dynamic levels – can you let me know how many the YDP165 has?
Any other advice will be greatly appreciated,
Reply/ Hi Mark
The Yamaha YDP165 has 4 dynamic levels.
It’s a similar piano to the Broadway BW1
both in key feel and tone quality.
Speaker size is the same, specs are similar,
so is the size and shape.
The Broadway has a warmer, more mellow
tone than the Yamaha… so if you’re playing
classical music then it might suit you better.
The Yamaha sound is brighter than the Broadway,
which makes is good for playing jazz.
Let me know if you have any questions or
would like to place an order.
Thank you for your reply and for your very generous offer. Unfortunately the Broadway is just too wide for the available space and so I have had to go elsewhere – and, once again, used your advice to help source a reputable supplier.
I really do appreciate the willingness you have shown to provide genuine help and support for those looking to invest in a piano – and, but for the supply issue, would have been very happy to purchase from you even if I had seen a better price elsewhere. Please be assured that you are firmly saved in my browser favourites and will my first port of call for accessories, other equipment, etc in the future.
With very best wishes, Mark E
Digital Piano Repairs and Service
Have a faulty Yamaha YDP165?
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Most digital pianos can be repaired, but if not, we can offer you a part-exchange.
-Fix sticky, noisy, knocking or broken keys
-Keyboard issues, felts, contact circuit boards and rubber key contacts (strips)
-Faulty circuit boards
-Damaged cabinet or wooden parts
-Piano stopped making sound, doesn’t turn on — can be fixed
-Pedal issues: not working at all, noise, squeaky…
-Control panel buttons
-Speakers not working, crackling, vibrating…
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