Yamaha’s Sleek P85 Digital Piano Now Shipping
Yamaha is now shipping their new 88-note weighted action P85 Digital Piano, featuring GHS (Grand Hammer Standard) weighted action, 10 different Voices that are easily accessible via dedicated front panel buttons, and 50 built-in songs for educational use and entertainment.
Replacing the esteemed P70, a consistent best-seller in its category, the P85 is truly a step up from its predecessor. Dedicated Voice buttons on the front panel are a welcome enhancement as well as the optional matching-finish stand and pedal frame with 3 piano-style pedals. A newly streamlined, compact design and contemporary appearance make the P85 the ideal alternative to a full sized upright piano.
The P85 incorporates a high-efficiency amplifier that supplies six watts of stereo-sampled pianos per side via two internal speakers. A standard 1/4-in. headphone jack for silent practice doubles as an output for recording or external amplification, while the reverb effect duplicates the acoustics of a concert hall. To provide multi-track recording and playback capabilities in conjunction with a user’s home computer, the P85 offers MIDI connectivity along with 64-note polyphony. But even without a computer, the built-in song recorder is great for archiving ideas or as a performance evaluation tool.
Yamaha’a P85 is available in black and silver and costs $799. More information on the Yamaha P85.