Over the years, I’ve had the chance to play over a dozen digital pianos and various types of acoustic ones and I could say with a certain amount of conviction that Yamaha ARIUS YDP-V240 is better that the majority of them. More than this, I’ve talked to piano teachers that tested out the ARIUS, and asked their opinion about it. The majority of them had a similar opinion to mine. Actually the Yamaha ARIUS YDP-V240 surpasses other digital pianos that cost much more, in aspects such as sound, touch and number of effects and features. You can set your piano to accompany you with dozens of different instruments like guitar, drums, flute and others.
It’s also a convenient musical instrument to learn playing. You can plug in your headphones and practice as long as you want without driving the whole family mad. It has a USB port, this means you can add music files or store some of your own creations easily. Being also fully compatible with recent operating systems enables you to alter and mix your music and move it from the piano to your pc and back without too much hassle.
A sliding keyguard, which prevents dust from covering your main button area and enter between your keys, comes in very practical and ultimately saves you the time and effort to clean the device too often. The Yamaha ARIUS YDP-V240 has a 3 sustain pedal system that is built into the device. Yamaha made a good job maintaining a certain level of quality. Changing them wouldn’t have been a viable option.
It also comes with a bench. It’s not the best piano bench in the world but it’s a good bench that most people are comfortable with. The ARIUS is easy to assemble and is made from a nice quality solid wood. The solid wood adds up to the general weight of the delivery package (140 pounds) but the quality makes up for it. I consider this an advantageous trade-off. Remember to have somebody help you on delivery day, if you’re a of a smaller stature.