The Yamaha P105 is an 88-note digital piano with graded hammer action that gives it a similar feel to an acoustic.
The piano’s sound mechanism is derived from Yamaha’s famous Pure CF sampling technique. This sound sampling is recorded from the celebrated Yamaha CFIIIS acoustic grand. It has a 128-note maximum polyphony for total tone expression.
It features four levels of touch sensitivity for realistic acoustic response. It also offers a variety of connectivity options with a USB port and AUX outputs.
The instrument’s Pianist styles are unique to this model and allow users to turn a simple chord into full accompaniment.
Dimensions (WxDxH): 58.1 x 15.1 x 11.1 inches
Weight: 36.4 pounds
Keyboard: 88 Tones
Weighted Keys: Graded Hammer Action
Polyphony: 128 Notes
Touch Sensitivity: 4 Levels
Sound Mechanism: Pure CF Sound Engine
Number of Preset Voices: 14
Number of Preset Songs: 64
- Damper Resonance
- Intelligent Acoustic Control
- Dual Mode
- Split Mode
- Layer Mode
- 10 Rhythm
- 10 Pianist
- Optional 3-Pedal Unit
Amplifiers: 7W x 7W
Speakers: 2 x 2″ (5 cm), 2 x 4.7″ (12 cm)
- Line in
- Line out
- Sustain Pedal
- Headphone Jack (2)
Warranty: 3 Years on Parts and Labor
The Yamaha P105 uses the brand’s Pure CF sampling to create a realistic piano sound that maintains tonal integrity through internal stereo speakers as well as being played out loud, making it perfect for practice.
Intelligent Acoustic Control
Optimized for the speaker system, the piano’s EQ automatically changes based on the volume setting in order to produce the best tonal balance at any level. This prevents distortion that may interfere with practice or live performance.
The piano features line-in and line-out AUX outputs that allow the user to connect to an external device without interrupting the speaker sound. The USB port allows for transferring track information to a computer.
The Pianist styles work as a built-in partner for duets. It plays along with the user in one of ten playing styles. Simply use one chord and let the Pianist style create total accompaniment. This feature is only available on this model in Yamaha’s lineup.
As one of the many Function modes included on the instrument, Duo Mode allows for side-by-side play that is ideal for instruction and group lessons. This mode allows two players to perform at once, each having their own middle C.
Pros and Cons
The Yamaha P105 offers realistic audio due to its famous Pure CF sampling of their CFIIIS acoustic grand piano. The instrument is responsive with good touch action to enhance the authenticity.
It is also light enough to move from practice to home or between performances. The feeling of the keyboard is similar to that of an acoustic piano without the plastic texture found in digital keyboards.
The P105 provides features that make practicing much easier including Duo and Split Function modes as well as included headphone jacks.
Most customers are completely satisfied with the device and find no flaws, yet some would prefer it to have additional speakers or accessories.
Realistic Audio: The Yamaha P105 utilizes Pure CF sampling technology to capture the most authentic piano sound.
Good Action: The piano is responsive to touch based on the force with which a key is pressed.
Easy to Transport: The P105 is lighter than many digital pianos, thus making it ideal for a number of applications including practice sessions and live performances.
Authentic Feel: Users mention the P105’s similar feeling to that of an actual piano. Its weighted and textured keys take it well above quality compared to plastic keyboards.
Suitable for Practice: The piano features headphone jacks that maintain sound quality for quiet use in addition to Function modes that allow for instruction and group practice.
Additional Features: There are few cons with this piano, but users mention missing features that the piano could include. Some users would prefer included external speakers, a stabilizer and accessories such as a stand, a pedal or a cover for the keyboard.
The Yamaha P105 is a complete digital instrument capable of living up to the needs of any pianist.
Many customers are also pleased with the low cost of the piano compared to other machines.
Everyone from the beginner to the professional player can adjust to and use this instrument.