A slim-line ARIUS digital piano with fine attention to detail
The design of YDP-S51 is derived from that of an upright piano both visually and ergonomically. Key elements for the pianist such as the music rest and pedals are precisely located to achieve a comfortable playing position while the key cover mechanism ...
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A slim-line ARIUS digital piano with fine attention to detail
The design of YDP-S51 is derived from that of an upright piano both visually and ergonomically. Key elements for the pianist such as the music rest and pedals are precisely located to achieve a comfortable playing position while the key cover mechanism features the gentle, soft-close action found on many traditional pianos. This attention to detail, combined with Yamaha's renowned piano technology, will provide you with many years of enjoyment.
A rich piano sound to satisfy your expressiveness
The piano sound is created by Yamaha's “Pure CF Sound Engine”, the same technology which has earned high praise in the renowned Clavinova range. Put simply, it lets you enjoy a playing response and expressive capability beyond your expectation of a digital piano.
128 note polyphony ensures that YDP-S51 can handle demanding repertoire, even in complex passages, without losing notes.
YDP-S51 features Yamaha's latest sound engineering technology, "Acoustic Optimizer"
How can the incredible sound of YDP-S51 be produced from such a compact instrument ? The answer is “Acoustic Optimizer”, a new technology which is unique to Yamaha.
The "Acoustic Optimizer" system has been created to enrich and control resonance by physically adjusting the flow of sound waves, thanks to its design and positioning within the instrument. The combination of Acoustic Optimizer and digital technologies gives YDP-S51 an incredible expressive capability.
Tonal resonance balance becomes smoother. *Actual data may vary model by model.
Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard
YDP-S51 is the first slim-line ARIUS piano to feature a Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard. Yamaha has used its heritage and know-how in piano manufacturing to achieve a keyboard that offers a natural feel with expressive playability. This is achieved by the subtle weight variations from the low end of the keyboard, which is heavier to the touch, while the action becomes gradually lighter as you move towards the higher notes.
Three pedals for precise control
YDP-S51 features three sturdy metal pedals. Half-pedalling capability, together with the Damper Resonance function give fine control to the player and replicate the delicate nuances of an acoustic piano.
Convenient features to support your daily practice and development
- Intelligent Acoustic Control
For pianists who want to practice quietly, this function automatically adjusts the sound so that you can still experience a balanced, rich tone even at low volumes. For silent practice, a headphone connection socket is provided
- Duo Mode
This new performance mode enables you to split the keyboardd into two with each part having the same register. As both players can use sustain pedals in this mode, it is very convenient for tuition and duet playing.
- 2 track recording
The built-in memory enables you to record your performance. You can even record a song in two parts, allowing you to play piano duets all by yourself.
- Metronome function
For effective practice, the accurate tempo of a metronome is essential. You can also use the metronome function while recording.
- USB to HOST
The USB TO HOST port enables the transfer of information between your ARIUS and a suitably-equipped computer.
- Eco-friendly auto power off function
After 30 minutes of inactivity the instrument will automatically power off to save energy.
Audio & Video
|Height||Key cover closed 783mm (30-7/8") / Key cover open 970mm (38-3/16")|
|Depth||309mm (12-1/8") / Key cover open 315mm (12-3/8")/ anti-fall brackets attached 404mm|
|Weight||Weight||36kg (79lbs., 6oz.)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard|
|Pedal||Number of Pedals||3|
|Key Cover||Key Cover Style||Folding|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||Pure CF Sound Engine|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||128|
|Preset||Number of Voices||10|
|Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)||Yes|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||50|
|Recording||Number of Songs||1|
|Number of Tracks||2|
|Data Capacity||appox. 100KB|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF (Format 0 & 1)|
|Recording||SMF (Format 0)|
|Tempo Range||5 - 280|
|Transpose||-6 to 0, 0 to +6|
Storage and Connectivity
|Storage||Internal Memory||User Song: One Song approx. 100KB / Loading song data from a computer (Up to 10 songs): Total maximum size approx. 900KB|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||20W x 2|
|Speakers||(12cm x 6cm) x 2|
|Power Supply||PA-300C or an equivalent|
|Auto Power Off||Yes|
|Power Consumption||14W (When using PA-300C power adaptor)|
|Included Accessories||Song Book||"50 Greats for the Piano"|
- USB-MIDI Driver V3.1.3 for Win 32-bit (XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Win7 SP0, SP1 / Win8 / Win8.1)
- USB-MIDI Driver V3.1.3 for Win 64-bit (XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Win7 SP1 / Win8 / Win8.1)
- Musicsoft Downloader V5.7.2 for Win (XP 32-bit / Vista 32-bit / Win7 32-bit, 64-bit / Win8 32-bit, 64-bit)
- MIDI Basics [English / 142KB]
- YDP-S51 MIDI Reference [English / 1.1MB]
- YDP-S51 Owner's Manual [English / 5.9MB]
- YDP-S51 Quick Operation Guide [English / 164KB]
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