If you have been searching for a universal piano for a long time and you just can not find it, then the YAMAHA P105 is what you were looking for. It is one of the best digital pianos with weighted keys that are capable of servicing beginners and experienced pianists alike. It’s easy-to-use yet comprehensive features, good acoustic sound, and realistic key action make it a great choice for someone looking to buy a piano that will grow along with them. In this Yamaha P105 review, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of the instrument, as well as some of the features that set it apart.
Yamaha P105B 88-Key Digital Piano
Keys: 88, Medium Weighted
Dimensions: 58.2 x 16.1 x 11.8 inches
Weight: 36.4 pounds
- Model P105 has many advantages over other digital pianos, and one of them makes the piano special, it is a real key texture. Other pros of the P105 is its acoustic sound, good key action, and an attractive LED display.
- One of the only cons of the P105 is that the speakers are somewhat small and incapable of producing a large, reverberating sound. Also, the key action of the P105 is a little noisy.
Indeed, even though the speakers, the acoustic sound of the P105 is actually quite exceptional and pleasant. The sound samples that it uses are recorded using Advanced Wave Memory recording technology (which leads to a fuller sound than some recording methods) and are taken from Yamaha’s esteemed CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano.
With 128 notes of polyphony, the P105 also ensures that every note that is played gets heard and isn’t cut short, making the P105 fully capable of performing complicated pieces in the hands of skilled pianists without missing a beat.
If you can get past the fact that you’re not going to be vibrating any walls with the P105’s speaker system, then the sound quality of the instrument is exceptional.
For a digital piano, it is very important how much weight and responsiveness the keyboard has and the key action of the P105 comes out-of-the-box excellent, but also you can adjust it. On top of being graded and weighted, the key action of the P105 can be changed between four different settings: Hard, Medium, Soft, and Fixed. Again, features such as this make the P105 an exceptional piano to grow along with a pianist. Should your style ever change, the key action of the P105 can change along with it.
The only knock against the key action of the P105 is the fact that its keys are a little noisy if they are pressed very hard. Thankfully, however, the keys of the P105 are textured (a big advantage over Yamaha’s P35) and other than a little noise feel great under the fingers.
Undoubtedly, the 105 has many more features and details that need to be noted, one of which has fourteen preset voices and ten built-in drum patterns (more than almost any other digital piano in the P105 price range), a sustain pedal and a soft pedal with the ability to add a separate LPS pedal unit, also sold by Yamaha, and an attractive, easy-to-use display where all of the most important switches have LED backlights.
Lastly, the final benefit of the P105 is its portability. Weighing just 16.6 kilograms, the P105 can just about be moved around with a single hand, making it a great choice for anyone looking for a portable instrument.