Yamaha YDP-163Yamaha YDP-163

Yamaha ARIUS YDP 163


The best digital piano is one that can grow with a musician as they progress. When a pianist’s skill level rises, they require a keyboard action built for more serious playing. The Arius YDP-163 features Graded Hammer 3 keyboard action with three sensors and synthetic ivory keytops, giving the performer a tactile surface with a response reminiscent of some of the finest pianos throughout history. The Pure CF Engine on the YDP-163 more expressively delivers the Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano tone for the more experienced player with a more powerful 20W stereo amplifier. With 192 note polyphony, many of the most complex piano compositions can be played without any dropped notes, and the sustained notes ring through faithfully. The YDP-163 has all of the conveniences of an electric piano without sacrificing the performance of an acoustic piano.


  • The Pure CF Sound Engine is the result of many years of piano-making history and expertise, combined with state-of-the-art sampling technology.
  • Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) 88-key piano action reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano, from the heavy feel in the lower register to a lighter touch in the upper octaves. It also features a three-sensor configuration, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard in order to provide a grand piano-style response and feel. This allows for quick note repetition and authentic expressive control
  • Half-damper pedal control creates more detailed nuance and subtlety when playing, similar to pedaling on a grand piano.
  • The Yamaha digital piano is pre-loaded with a variety of classic piano songs for listening and learning pleasure. Players can use the accompanying book, “50 Greats for the Piano” to follow along with the music and learn how to play iconic pieces. They can also play back the songs to enjoy these recognizable piano favorites. This feature is sure to add hours of enjoyment to this terrific instrument.
  • The recording function built into the instrument allows players to record performances* with a single touch.
  • Digital Piano Controller” app with an attractive interface optimized for iOS touch screens adds a whole new level of functionality to your Yamaha instrument.
  • Combine two Voices together, like piano and strings, for an inspiring new playing experience. Nothing livens up piano practice like playing a piece with a different sound, and creating unique combinations of two sounds together. Experiment with these combinations to discover inspiring new sounds.
  • With the Yamaha exclusive Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) feature, people can enjoy playing their digital pianos at a lower volume in a quiet home environment.
  • Yamaha developed this new technology with an in-depth knowledge of the acoustic properties of musical instruments. Acoustic Optimizer delivers naturally smooth tonal richness across the entire keyboard by regulating the flow of sound and control of tone from the cabinet of the instrument.
  • The Stereophonic Optimizer is unique to Yamaha. When playing and listening to the instrument using headphones, the Stereophonic Optimizer adjusts the spacing of the sound and the separation from the piano, resulting in a spacious, surround sound quality that will inspire you to play for hours at a time.
  • A standard USB cable can be used to connect the instrument to a computer or mobile device, opening up a world of creativity, entertainment, and education. iOS devices can be connected to the instrument using the Yamaha UD-BT01, or the Lightning-USB Camera Adaptor. The instrument can be used to interact as a controller and/or sound source with a variety of music creation applications.

Additional information


Width :1357 mm (53-7/16")
Height : 849 mm (33-27/64")
Depth : 422 mm (16-5/8")
Weight : 42.0 kg (92 lbs., 10 oz)

Control Interface

Number of Keys : 88
Type : GH3 keyboard with synthetic ivory key tops
Touch Response: Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
Number of Pedals : 3
Half Pedal : Yes
Functions : Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Language : English


Key Cover Style : Sliding
Music Rest : Yes

Tone Generation

Piano Sound :
Pure CF Sound Engine
Damper Resonance : Yes
Number of Polyphony (Max.) : 192
Number of Voices : 10


Reverb : 4 types
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) : Yes

Number of Preset Songs

10 Voice Demo Songs ,50 Piano Preset Songs

Data Capacity

100 KB/Song (Approx. 11,000 notes)

Compatible Data Format

Playback : Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0 & 1
Recording : Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0

Overall Controls

Metronome : Yes
Tempo Range : 5 – 280
Transpose : -6 – 0 – +6
Tuning : 414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz

Storage & Connectivity

Internal Memory : Total maximum size approx. 900 KB (User song : One song approx. 100 KB Loading song data from a computer : Up to 10 songs)
Headphones : Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers : 20W x 2
Speakers : Oval (12cm x 6cm) x 2

Power Consumption

12W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)

Power Supply

PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha