YAMAHA P255 DIGITAL PIANO REVIEW – Best Professional Piano?

Welcome to the Yamaha P255 digital piano review. Here, we will be looking to see why this piano has gained popularity as one of the best performing and aesthetically pleasing pianos in its range.

This is one of the best digital pianos in Yamaha’s P-Series, suitable for both serious practice and live performing. Let us jump in and see if this piano has what it takes in the digital piano world.

YAMAHA P255 DIGITAL PIANO SPECIFICATIONS

Size/Weight

  • Dimensions – 52-1/2” × 5-13/16” × 13-13/16”
  • Weight – 38lbs.

Keyboard

  • Number of Keys – 88
  • Type – Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops
  • Touch Sensitivity – Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed

Display

  • Type – LED
  • Size – 7-Segment

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  • Language – English

Voices

  • Piano Sound – Pure CF Sound Engine
  • Stereo Sustain Samples – Yes
  • Key-off Samples – Yes
  • String Resonance – Yes
  • Damper Resonance – Yes

Polyphony 

  • Number of Polyphony (Max.) – 256
  • Number of Voices – 24 (Grand Piano: 4, E.Piano: 4, Organ: 4, CLV/VIB: 4, Others: 8 )

Effects

  • Reverb – 4 types ( Room, Hall1, Hall2, Stage )
  • Chorus – Yes
  • Phaser – Yes
  • Rotary Speaker – Yes
  • Tremolo / Auto Pan -Yes
  • Equalizer – 3 bands
  • SOUND BOOST – 3 types

Functions

  • Dual/Layers – Yes
  • Split – Yes

Rhythms

  • Number of Rhythms – 10
  • Functions – Start/Stop, Intro/Ending

Songs

  • Number of preset songs – 24 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
  • (Recordings)
  • Number of Songs – 10
  • Number of Tracks – 2
  • Data Capacity – approx. 1.5 MB (approx. 550KB/Song)

Compatible Data Format

  • Playback – SMF (Format 0, Format 1)
  • Recording – SMF (Format 0)

Functions

  • Metronome – Yes
  • Tempo Range – 5 – 500
  • Transpose – -12 to 0, 0 to +12
  • Tuning – 414.8 – 440 – 466.8 Hz
  • Scale Type – 7 types

Storage

  • Internal memory- approx. 1 MB
  • External Drives – USB Flash Memory (optional)

Connectivity

  • DC IN- DC IN 16V
  • Headphones – x 2
  • Sustain Pedal – Yes
  • Pedal Unit – Yes
  • MIDI – In/Out
  • AUX IN – Yes
  • AUX OUT – [L/L+R][R]
  • USB TO DEVICE – Yes
  • USB TO HOST – Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

  • Amplifiers – 15W x 2
  • Speakers – (10cm + 2.5cm) x 2

Power

  • supply – AC Power Adapter (PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
  • Power Consumption – 15W (when using the PA-300C)
  • Auto Power Off Function – Yes

Accessories

  • Music Rest – Yes
  • Pedal/Footswitch – FC4

YAMAHA P255 DIGITAL PIANO REVIEW – FEATURES

The Yamaha P255 88-Key Professional Weighted Action Digital Piano is certainly focused on bringing one of the most realistic piano experiences to piano enthusiasts with its modern design and various functions.

Yamaha P255 digital piano review

Key Action

The P255 is a full-length 88 key digital piano with Synthetic Ivory Keytops that absorb moisture to allow playing for extended periods without fingers slipping.

It also uses the Yamaha’s graded hammer action (GH). This technology gives the keys the right weight that is proportionally distributed along the entire keyboard.

Voices

This piano uses the Pure CF Sound Engine. The combination of this sound engine with other functions only found in this piano enables it to produce its powerful piano sounds.

These functions include the Key-off Sampling that produces a subtle change in sound when you remove your fingers from the keys. The other one is the Sustain Sampling. This samples the resonance of the strings when the pedal is engaged. Lastly, the String Resonance duplicates the effect of the resonance when the piano’s key hammer strikes a particular string.

The P255 has 256 notes of polyphony that gives room for expressiveness, a valued feature for professional pianists.

Recorder

With this piano, players have the ability to record up to 10 performances and play them back at any time. This is possible through the two-track recording option with a data capacity of 1.5 MB.

A feature that is important for most piano teachers who may need to record music for their students’ practice purposes.

Sound Boost

This function further increases the fullness of the sound by the touch of a button. It enables you to make the sound louder while enhancing its presence, especially in live performances.

Connectivity and Storage

The piano has an internal memory that can be extended using a USB Flash drive. You can save your music directly to the Flash Drive in a .wav format and then transfer it from your piano to other devices.

The P255 comes with a more advanced connectivity of a MIDI port, USB to HOST, AUX In and AUX Out and a USB to DEVICE port.

Pros

  • Comes with 88-key Graded Hammer Standard Keyboard with synthetic ivory
  • The 256-note polyphony
  • Effective Sound Boost function
  • Well balanced built-in speakers
  • Enables Controller App for iOS
  • Has 3 EQ sliders for advanced acoustic settings
  • Equipped with Pre CF sampling of piano voices

Cons

  • It does not come with a Duo mode
  • Little variety of reverbs
  • Not many preset voices and rhythms

From this Yamaha P255 digital piano review, we can see that this digital piano offers a variety of luxurious features that will definitely impress serious pianists.

Despite the price being a bit on the higher side, we would consider this piano an investment that will last you a long while.

That said, we hope this Yamaha P255 digital piano review has been helpful in answering any of your questions concerning the Yamaha P55 model.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

 

 

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