The Yamaha P-95 combines a rich Yamaha piano sound with a gentle “springy” key action and a high build quality that help propel it to the top of its competitor set.
About Yamaha pianos
Yamaha digital pianos are widely considered to be the best digital pianos in the market ahead of companies like Kurzweil and Roland. They’ve been making a wide-range of digital pianos for an awfully long time. What makes Yamaha digital pianos so popular in comparison to other makes is their quality of construction and tone-quality. At the time of writing, their range currently comprises:
– NP-range: entry-level keyboard/synth pianos
– P-series: a “compact and stylish” portable range (of which the Yamaha P-95 is one)
– Arius/YDP-range: a mid-range selection of static digital pianos
– Clavinova CLP-range: a top-end selection of static and grand digital pianos
– Clavinova CVP-range: a top-end selection of electronic-functions based “show” pianos
– MODUS-range: a top-end selection of digital pianos that focus heavily on design
For more information about Yamaha digital pianos, please click here: http://www.uk.yamaha.com/en/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/digitalpianos/
About Yamaha P series
Yamaha’s P-series digital pianos are their portable stage pianos that combine a good quality piano sound with a decent touch: they feel more like ‘proper’ pianos than the Piaggero range. They are digital pianos suitable for competent performers right through to advanced pianists and range in price from around £350 through to £1,050.
In comparison to competitor models, it’s the sound quality (particularly that of the piano voice) that sets the Yamaha P-95 digital piano apart. Like its ‘stripped back’ younger brother the Yamaha P-35, the Yamaha P-95 has 10 instrument sounds but houses more powerful 6W x 6W amp speakers. The Yamaha piano sound has a richer and thicker tone than that of its nearest competitor the Casio PX-135 although the Rhodes piano sound on the Casio is arguably more realistic.
The 88-key Yamaha P-95 is a medium weighted piano (see touch-weight in the terminology section) and whilst the keyboard is “graded hammer standard” – Yamaha’s entry-level ‘graded hammer action’ meaning that keys in the left-hand are slightly harder to depress than those in the right – clearly you need to invest more in a fully-weighted or heavy-weighted digital piano to achieve true piano likeness. There is a gentle “springy” touch sensitivity to the keys and the build quality of the instrument is certainly of the highest amongst its immediate competitors.
Value for Money
The Yamaha P-95 is currently available in Black and Silver.
People with a whole range of requirements from their digital piano purchase the Yamaha P-95, from those who are beginners right through to experienced gigging musicians and concert pianists who use it as a warm-up instrument. Its durability and light weight (c12kg) make it a great digital piano prior to getting into the realms of more static digital pianos.
Other pianos for consideration
Those who are considering purchasing the Yamaha P-95 may also consider the Casio PX-135, the Korg SP170 or the Casio CDP-220. If you’re looking for a more stripped back version of the instrument, you might consider the Yamaha P-35 digital piano.
Full technical specifications can be found here: http://www.uk.yamaha.com/en/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/digitalpianos/p_series/p-95_color_variation
Bietorissa have written a nice little review of the Yamaha P-95: http://bietorissa.com/musical-instruments/yamaha-p95
Haydock Music have also written a simple ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ review of the Yamaha P-95: http://www.haydockmusic.com/reviews/yamaha_p95_review.html
Here’s an introduction to the Yamaha P-95 piano:
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