The Yamaha P-155 is versatile enough to use at home or on stage as it features a number of the finest performance characteristics as well as esthetic advantages. For the realistic sound and feel of a piano, the instrument provides graded hammer action and 4-layer piano samples.
Key-off and stereo sustain samples with adjustable damper resonance along with its 128-note polyphony provide a distinct realism along with a sound of professional quality.
The digital piano has 17 voices with split and dual modes as well as a metronome and track recorder with playback. Its headphone ports allow for practice and play without disturbing others. Songs can be saved via USB and imported as MIDI files.
Note: The P-155 has been discontinued by the manufacturer. The new flagship model in the P-series is the Yamaha P-515.
Features of the Yamaha P-155
Graded Hammer action functions equally on all 88 keys, contributing to a feel that is similar to that found on more expensive top-rated digital pianos and acoustic pianos.
The Graded Hammer technology allows for heavier feel in the lower keys with a lighter feel in the high keys. There are slight gradations of response and weight as you move along each octave.
Professional concert-level pianists contributed to the P-155’s development allowing for a notable consistency and striking balance.
This feature makes a world of difference in developing and maintaining playing technique for those pianists that eventually transition to an acoustic grand.
Excellent Sound Quality
The sound technology stems from Yamaha’s own concert grand CFIIIS model. The perfectly tuned instrument is submitted to Yamaha’s Pure CF Sampling technology to capture every part of the CFIIIS sound precisely.
To maintain its sonic integrity, recorded sounds used in the Yamaha P-155 are minimally processed after recording. This creates an authentic grand piano sound with a powerful bass, solid mid-range and clear high tones.
The 4-layer audio samples are recorded with Yamaha’s famous digital quality intact. The true sound features half-pedal, sustain and key-off features.
Dynamic Stereo Sampling, or DSS, technology uses a range of sound samples to allow for maximum expression. Depending on the force used to strike each key one of four audio recordings responds to provide a unique quality of range and tonal expression.
Great for Piano Instruction
The piano features dual headphone jacks, a track recorder and an integrated metronome to make teaching and learning much easier.
Instructors may follow individual progress without disturbing the practice of other students or those nearby.
The P-155 features an internal two-channel amplifier with built-in speakers providing the best in authentic perception. Tracks may be saved through the USB port or imported as MIDI files. Songs can then be transferred via computer for sharing or personal records.
The Pros and Cons of the P-155
The Yamaha P-155 is designed for stage performance but is still simple enough for beginners to use. The sound and touch make the experience very similar to an actual acoustic instrument.
The esthetic quality of the piano makes it all the more pleasant allowing for the device to be set up in any home environment without clashing with the interior. Even more impressive, the digital piano requires little power to function.
Some users report the weight of the keys as well as the weight of the piano itself make using it slightly more cumbersome.
- Realistic Audio – The sound quality is impressively similar to that of a standard piano. The sound integrity is maintained through speakers or with use of headphones.
- Beginner Friendly – The P-155 is a great digital piano for beginners and those just learning to play on stage. It features 50 preset songs to assist in learning and 17 preset voices to offer accompaniment.
- Touch – Users praise the digital piano’s touch sensitivity and response.
- Appearance – The P-155’s mahogany top-board gives it a feel of class that can accentuate nearly any surrounding décor.
- Low-Maintenance – The piano is easy to transport and requires little electricity to operate.
- Key Weight – Some users report that the piano’s keys are too heavy when compared to a standard acoustic piano and even some top digital pianos with weighted keys.
- Heavy Weight – The weight may be a bit much but the piano is still portable enough to carry around.
The Yamaha P-155 digital piano provides a meticulously-crafted instrument that is true to the experience of using an acoustic piano.
The professional sound and feel make it a great choice for those needing a substitute for the real thing. Whether just beginning or giving professional stage performances the P-155 is guaranteed to live up to its expectations.
Yamaha’s legendary performance quality is present in every aspect of this digital instrument.