Yamaha DGX650B Digital Piano Review

Yamaha DGX650B Digital Piano is another of Yamaha’s newest amazing products. It has some incredible and interactive features that makes learning, sharing and playing music fun. It has a well thought out design that makes it convenient for both beginners and professional pianists. Additionally, it has a keyboard that provides an acoustic piano tone and touch as well as the ability to blend piano sounds, sampled from some of Yamaha’s finest pianos.

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Sound source

Another outstanding feature of Yamaha DGX650B is the pureCF sampling that produces a sound similar to that of Yamaha CFIIS full concert grand piano, accurately sampled and tuned under prudently controlled environment to generate the true resonance and tone of this outstanding instrument with remarkable fidelity. The XG sound set has been designed to help aspiring piano artists to play along and follow the professionally arranged songs from artists such as Adele, Coldplay, Elton John and more.

Auto accompaniment 

Its Smart Chord feature makes it an ideal piano for beginners as it automatically detects the correct code based on the notes pressed by the left hand. With such a feature, you only need to play the single notes and Smart Chord will do the rest; providing a complete, perfectly-sounding accompaniment. The style recommender allows you to identify styles without searching through the endless menu for the correct one. All you have to do is play in the rhythm you like and the style recommender will provide a list of toning styles for you to choose from.

Amazing keyboard

Its Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard has been designed to produce an acoustic piano sound expression, enabling you to play with refined dynamics and nuanced tone. Also, it offers an identical graded touch similar to that of an acoustic piano with a tough feel bass register that changes to a delicate, lighter feel for keys in the treble.


The USB ports (to device and to host) allows you to transfer digital data to and from the piano hence making it possible for you to easily share and record music, edit sound or create your own CD with your computer. You can also save data to a USB flash drive. Furthermore, you can also connect an external device e.g. iPod through the AUX- in port and listen to the music through the piano’s speakers.

Highly reliable speaker system

Yamaha DGX650B speakers are contained in a large enclosure and comprised of separate tweeters and woofers that provide a powerful and high quality bass sound and a pure treble with brilliant dynamic control. Its monitor supports allow you to output sound through the speakers even when using headphones; a feature that is very useful during onstage performance.

In conclusion, DGX650B is an extensively popular piano for both advanced and beginner players. It’s reasonably priced, has excellent sound quality and its key action is absolutely great. One of its undoings though, is its stiff pedals that does not allow for adjustment but all in all it is an excellent product. It definitely offers a great value for money.

Check out our review of the newer model, the Yamaha DGX-660.

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