Yamaha P-255B Digital Piano (Black)

Yamaha P-255B Digital Piano (Black)

Yamaha P-255B Digital Piano (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 88-Keys with Synthetic Ivory Keytops
  • Graded Hammer Action
  • Authentic Grand Piano Sound
  • 256 Note Polyphony
  • Key-Off and Sustain Samples
  • String Resonance
  • Adjust Sound to Environment
  • Effects, Dual Amplifiers and Speakers
  • Controller App for iOS
  • USB Flash Drive Playback and Storage
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Model: P-255

P-45 P-255

Color: Black

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Configuration: Piano

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Yamaha P-255 overview

  • 1Description

The black P-255B from Yamaha is an 88-key digital piano that features the company's Pure CF Sound Engine (same engine as found on the Clavinova pianos) and a GH (Graded Hammer) keyboard that together deliver a genuine piano playing experience. Source samples were taken from Yamaha's concert grand pianos resulting in an authentic grand piano sound with dynamic bass, warm mid-range and clear highs. The instrument is housed in a slim and elegant cabinet.

The piano sound reproduction features three enhancements that further support the authenticity. Key-off sampling reproduces the slight change in sound at the instant when fingers are removed from the keys with different key-off sounds produced for staccato and sostenuto playing. Sustain sampling recreates the resonance of the soundboard and strings when the damper pedal is used and is further dependent on how much the pedal is pressed down. Finally, string resonance reproduces the sound of other strings resonating when a particular note is struck.

A regular grand piano uses different-sized hammers for the different-sized strings with subsequent differing weights. The GH keyboard utilizes technology to reproduce the true "feel" of a grand piano keyboard action, with heavier touch in the lower keys, lighter touch in the higher keys, and subtle gradations of weight and response throughout. Dual amplifiers drive two built-in high-performance speakers. Ideas and performances can be shared or stored utilizing an optional USB flash drive via the rear panel USB connector. And dual headphone outputs allow for quiet student/teacher lessons or for playing duets.

88-key digital piano
GH (Graded Hammer) keyboard mimics the different-sized hammers for the different-sized strings of a real piano
White keys feature synthetic ivory keytops with good moisture absorption properties, meaning that fingers won't slip even when playing for extended periods of time
256-note polyphony
Pure CF Sound Engine features the recorded sounds of Yamaha concert grand pianos
Key-off sampling reproduces the slight change in sound at the instant fingers are removed from the keys with different key-off sounds produced for staccato and sostenuto playing
Sustain Sampling captures the resonance of the soundboard and strings when the damper pedal is operated and depending on how much the pedal is pressed down
String Resonance captures the effect that is generated when the hammer of a grand piano strikes its string and the other strings sympathetically resonate
Twenty-four presets
Reverb, chorus, and other effects
Fifty preset songs
Rhythm track functionality with ten different rhythm patterns that are suited to pop, jazz, bossa nova, and many other types of music regularly performed on the piano
Rhythm tracks each have dedicated intros and endings
Record up to ten user songs with two tracks each (songs are stored in WAV format)
Transpose keyboard one octave, up or down
Easily adjust the voice, volume, and other settings based on where the instrument will be played
Sound Boost instantly provides a louder sound with greater presence
Dual 15W amplifiers
Two built-in speakers
Dual headphone outputs
Share or store ideas and performances utilizing an optional USB flash drive
Includes a damper pedal and music rest
When connected to external speakers, the built-in speakers can be muted
The control panel can be temporarily locked to prevent settings being changed by accidentally pressing buttons while playing, especially useful in live performance situations
Controller App for iPhone or iPad (free download) allows for controlling a wide range of the piano's functions with an easy-to-use, touch-screen interface - graphically choose which voices to layer, adjust the split point, manage songs you record to a USB device and more, all with the touch of a finger (requires additional cable purchase)
Slim and elegant cabinet
UPC: 086792981291
In the Box
Yamaha P-255B Digital Piano (Black)
  • External Power Supply
  • FC4 Sustain Pedal
  • Music Rest
  • Three (3) Year Limited Warranty
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    Yamaha P-255 specs

    Keyboard 88-Note with Graded Hammer (GH) Action with Synthetic Ivory Keytops
    Selectable hard, medium, soft, or fixed touch sensitivity
    Polyphony 256-note maximum
    Multitimbral Dual layers
    Synthesis Method Pure CF Sound Engine
    Stereo sustain samples
    Key-off samples
    String resonance
    Damper resonance
    Presets 24 (4 x grand piano, 4 x electric piano, 4 x organ, 4 x harpsichord/clavi/vibraphone, 8 x others)
    Songs 50 x Piano preset songs
    24 x Voice demo song
    10 x User recordable songs
    2 x Tracks per song
    Song Playback: SMF format 0 and 1
    Song Recording: SMF format 0
    Data Capacity: Approximately 1.5 MB (approximately 550 KB/song)
    Song Functions: Part Cancel, A-B repeat, start/stop with pedal, changing voice and tempo after recording
    Songs Audio: 80 minutes/song
    Compatible Data Format: Recording/playback 16-bit/44.1 kHz WAV
    Effects Reverb (Room, Hall1, Hall2, Stage)
    Tremolo / Auto Pan
    Rotary Speaker
    Equalizer 3-bands
    Sound Boost (3 types)
    Controllers 1 x Sustain pedal (included)
    Functions Metronome, 32~280 BPM range
    Transpose one octave, down/up
    7 x Scale types
    Connectors 2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS Aux Out
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS stereo mini Aux In
    2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS headphone
    2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O
    1 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TS Sustain Pedal
    1 x USB Type A (USB to Device)
    1 x USB Type B (USB to Host)
    1 x 7-pin mini DIN Pedal Unit
    Storage Internal: Approximately 1 MB
    USB: USB Flash Memory (optional)
    Display 7-segment LED
    Amplifier 2 x 15 W
    Speakers 2 x Circular speakers (3.94" / 10 cm)
    2 x Circular tweeters (1" / 2.5 cm)
    Power Requirements 16 VDC from included external power supply (120 VAC)
    15 W consumption
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 52.5 x 13.8 x 5.8" / 1333 x 351 x 148 mm
    Weight 38.1 lb / 17.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 52.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 59.5 x 18.55 x 10.0"

    Yamaha P-255 reviews

    P-255B Digital Piano (Black) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from P255B - Great portable piano I have used a P155 for many years for playing receptions etc. The P155 is a fine piano but it successor the P255B is a major upgrade. The action is great and truly is like a real grand piano in good shape. I primarily use the piano voice on the unit and it is truly an upgrade. It sounds very similar to my Yamaha Clavinova that I use at home. I also like the stronger amp and speakers in the self contained sound system in the unit. It is more than adequate for most of the art galleries that I play and when I play a larger venue, the P255B can be attached to an external sound system w/o problem. I am very pleased with the P255B. It is a great upgrade from my previous portables.
    Date published: 2014-12-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound and key response I have a regular piano at home, but I thought it was time to play on a digital keyboard as well. �It still does not match the feel a real piano, but it comes close. �I have been alternating my practice on the Yamaha and my piano. �I feel I am able to learn pieces equally well on either one and the learning transfers between the two instruments. �The sound samples are excellent. �One nice touch is that the music stand area has a cloth surface at the bottom, so that the music is not sliding off. �The only negative I know of is that many functions are hidden within the one function key. �None of the crucial ones are hidden (such as voices and reverb), but if there is a fine adjustment you wish to make, you need to consult the manual to find out which function number adjusts which setting. � Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase.
    Date published: 2018-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is true! It plays and sounds like a grand piano! I don't know why I waited so long to purchase my P-255B. I was thinking that I wanted a real piano, but I didn't have room for it! It was important to me that it sounded and felt like I was playing a real grand piano. This is perfect. So far, I have no complaints.
    Date published: 2017-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great digital piano I love the weighted action on the keys.
    Date published: 2016-11-07
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