Yamaha YDP-S52 Digital Piano; Black
Smart, compact and with a surprisingly big ‘voice’ that belies its diminutive size, the Yamaha YDP-S52 digital piano is the perfect choice for playing at home. This elegant and user-friendly instrument is designed to sit in any modern home, complementing contemporary décor with simple, classical upright piano good looks and exceptional playability. This is the ideal instrument for those just starting out on their musical adventures, or for more accomplished pianists who simply want a practical, stylish and premium quality instrument to play at home.
Small but perfectly formed!
The YDP-S52 may be compact, but it punches well above its weight when it comes to sound quality and that all-important ‘voice’. Some digital pianos can sound a little ‘two-dimensional’ and lacking presence. However, the YDP-S52 comes from a musical family with over a century's worth of expertise in making premium quality instruments – Yamaha. This is a name you can trust, and is also one that appears on all the great stages and concert halls around the world. Yamaha is also one of the most innovative and highly respected electronics pioneers in the world, and they’ve combined these two skills to create a home instrument with all the power and presence of a full-size grand.
The YDP-S52’s donor ‘voice’ comes from one of Yamaha’s greatest instruments – the legendary CFIIIS Concert Grand. The donor piano has been expertly tuned and then played by an experienced virtuoso pianist, while Yamaha’s experienced technicians sampled every note. They have then recorded a complete set of dynamic samples, from fortissimo through to pianissimo, and transposed those recordings into the electronic heart of the YDP-S52. That means every time you depress one of the 88 keys the unique and exceptional PureCF Sound Engine allows every note to resonate perfectly, giving you a flawless range of tones, timbres and nuances gives this compact little digital piano a genuine acoustic ‘voice’.
And because you’re playing a digital piano you need never worry about it going out of tune, ensuring every note is pitch perfect every time you play.
Reverb that changes your living room into a concert hall
Reverb is essential to the ambience that an instrument creates, and the YDP-S52 has a bank of professional quality effects to reproduce the natural reverb you would hear in a concert hall. From the comfort of your own living room you can recreate:
- A recital hall – clear, crisp and bright, just like you would hear in a medium sized hall
- A concert hall – dazzling and rich, this emulates a full-sized concert hall
- A Chamber – when you want to recreate the intimate sound of Chamber music or a classical recital
- Club – immerse yourself in an intense and rich reverb typically found in a Jazz club or small live music venue
Authentic acoustic piano playability and comfort
As well as great sound, the YDP-S52 delivers an authentic tactile experience too. This is a piano that responds to your every touch in exactly the same way that an acoustic instrument would. That is thanks to the exceptional synthetic ivory Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard, that mimics the action of an acoustic keyboard. All 88 keys are individually weighted for a dynamic reaction, so that the lower register feels ‘heavier’ while the upper octaves are lighter to the touch and more responsive. This allows you to put your own personality into every piece, playing it how you want to and creating the right nuances and emphasis with every note.
The synthetic ivory keytops absorb moisture from your fingertips so you avoid slipping while playing.
Other special features included in the YDP-S52 include:
- Acoustic Optimiser to regulate the flow of sound and balance the bass and treble registers, even at lower volume
- Number of Polyphony (Max.) 192
- 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
- 2-track recording feature
- Inbuilt metronome
- 2 Standard stereo phone jacks for headphones
- Choice of Touch Sensitivity: Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
- Tone Generating Technology using the PureCF Sound Engine
- Digital Piano Controller app lets you control your piano functions from your iPad or iPhone!
To find out more, simply call one of our friendly team today for information and details on all of the Yamaha digital pianos and to choose the right one for you.
Yamaha YDP-S52 Digital Piano; WhiteA slim-line digital piano that sounds as good as it looks
Superb piano sound and performance combined with a slim and elegant appearance, the new Yamaha YDP-S52 is the ideal centrepiece for any musical home. With a smooth Graded Hammer action and synthetic ivory key tops, the YDP-S52 feels instantly familiar to the touch, inspiring beginners and seasoned players alike. The built-in 40 Watt stereo amplification system will fill any room in the home with stunning sound and uses Yamaha’s Acoustic Optimizer system to deliver every note with tone, volume and clarity. The upgraded 192 note polyphonic Pure CF Sound Engine features the latest generation of Yamaha's superior sounds together with studio-quality reverb, effects and new enhanced damper resonance, adding to the subtle nuances which make the YDP-S52 so realistic. The keyboard can be played in Dual Mode, where two voices can be played simultaneously, or set to Duo Mode where the keyboard is split into two identical zones for teaching.
There’s a built-in two track recorder for capturing your musical ideas and compositions and a USB to Host interface for connection to a PC. There's even an App for your iOS device to give you intuitive, touch-screen control over your piano sounds and settings (additional connecting cable required). Available in black or white, YDP-S52 is completed by an elegant “soft fall” lid for when the piano is not in use.
When choosing a digital piano there are many different choices and options to consider and the Yamaha YDPS52 is one of many excellent instruments available from Bonners Music. We are passionate about digital pianos at Bonners, and have been for over 30 years. We have seen technology develop over the decades and are best placed to help you make the right choice for you and your family.