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Yamaha DGX-660 Digital Piano Review

Review of: Yamaha DGX-660
Digital Piano by:
Yamaha
Version:
Yamaha DGX-660 88-Note Digital Piano
Price:
$$$

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On July 6, 2016
Last modified:July 6, 2016

Summary:

"Overall - if you are considering a new keyboard the DGX 660 is everything promised in the literature and it's priced at a fair price. I have already recommended this keyboard to my friends."

Customer Review

Yamaha DGX-660 88-Note Digital PianoThe latest of a line of truly great digital pianos is the Yamaha DGX-660. The former model, the DGX-650 is a great value for money option and of course, one of the best digital pianos that you can find. It’s popularity among the choices of numerous aspiring artists is not surprising.

The Yamaha DGX-660 is, without a doubt, an even better digital piano than the former model.

Yamaha managed to raise the bar yet again. They fine-tuned and updated the technology in every aspect.

Although designed to be portable, the Yamaha DGX-660 has multiple power-features that join forces to deliver an exquisite experience. From beginners to more advanced, there are features that  everyone can take advantage of.

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Some of the features that we found to be a real step forward are: wireless adapter, dedicated microphone, piano room, style recommendation, chord helper and music sheet viewer.

This digital piano is a great option if you want to use it at home, in church, at an auditorium, on stage and many more places that we could think of.

It’s recommended for people who want a piano that is portable but at the same time feature rich.

Let’s take a look at what makes the DGX-660 a great choice:

Yamaha DGX-660 Digital Piano Features

 
Sound – Yahama DGX-660 has high quality speakers built into it, although being easily portable. This allows it to offer a sound that can express a lot of detail despite having a small output. The DGX-660 samples its sound from Yamaha’s own CFIII 9’ Grand Piano, thus being able to play clean and clear. The 192 polyphony enables it to render dynamism to any genre of your choice. It also offers superior control of responsiveness strength.

Touch – With 88-key weighted hammer action, the Yamaha DGX-660 uses a system that feels very similar to the way acoustic pianos feel. Keys that correspond to higher notes are lighter to press than keys that correspond to lower notes. The system is named GHS (graded hammer standard). Because of this fins control of sound intensity, practice can be as thrilling as performance.

Hear the quality of multiple sounds for yourself:

Apps – A variety of Apps, by Yamaha, can be downloaded on your mobile device and can be used with the Yamaha DGX-660 by connecting your mobile device to it wireless. These will only further enhance your experience.

LED Screen – The Yamaha DGX-660 includes an LED screen that makes using the piano a lot easier and a lot more fun. They included descriptions for functions, so using it as a beginner will not be frustrating experience.

Layer Mode – This mode lets you play two different instruments, like piano and organ, simultaneously on one key. We find this kind of feature very interesting because you can add more complexity to your performance in an easy way.

Split Mode – Probably one of the most attractive and fun features, the split mode enables you to play two different instruments at the same time, by splitting the keyboard in two. You can create more interesting, two instrument pieces by using each hand to play one instrument.

Duet Mode – We found this mode to be exceptionally well suited for beginners. The keyboard splits in two identical halves. Each half acts like a separate keyboard. Piano lessons are simply more efficient and fun.

Dedicated Microphone Input – On the control panel, a dedicated knob adjusts microphone level according to certain options that you can choose from. You can adjust the environment, so it fits best to where you are.

Piano Room – The Yamaha DGX-660 provides you with the possibility to make choices about every aspect of its sound or touch. As mentioned, you can change piano environments but you can also adjust settings like  tuning or sensitivity. You can even open or close the lid on the 9′ grand piano.

Style Recommender – One of the most attractive features that we analysed was the style recommender. You can push the designated button and play a few seconds in a style that you’re thinking of, and the piano will catch up on it and it will match a backup band to go with style of your choice.

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Comparison of Yamaha DGX-660 and DGX-650

 

Yamaha DGX-660 Yamaha DGX-650
Polyphony 192 128
Wireless adapter Yes No
Dedicated microphone jack Yes No
Pian Room feature Yes No
No. of music database 320 305
No. of preset styles 205 195
No. of reverbs 41 35
No. of voices 554 543