It is important to mention, that the DGX650 is one of the most interesting digital piano models on the market today. Its host of unique, functional, and easy to use features make it an absolute joy to play and experiment with for both beginners and advanced pianists, while it’s sound quality and key action make it a wonderfully realistic instrument as well. In this Yamaha DGX650 review, we’ll take a look at these features, as well as analyzing the pros, cons, and various aspects of the piano.
Yamaha DGX650B Digital Piano
Keys: 88, Weighted
Dimensions: 58.9 x 21.5 x 12.8 inches
Weight: 83.6 pounds
- One of the biggest advantages of this tool is a lot of woodland and convenient functions, one of which Smart Chord auto accompaniment and style recommender, which provides a list of suitable companion styles depending on how you play. Other pros of the DGX650 include a great acoustic sound and a realistic key action.
- One of the only complaints about the DGX650 is that, while they are relatively easy to use, there is somewhat of a learning curve to accessing all of the piano’s features. Also, like some of Yamaha’s other digital pianos, the volume output of the DGX650 is not as high as some would like.
One of the most important elements of a musical instrument is the sound quality, utilizing PureCF sampled audio taken from Yamaha’s acclaimed CFIIIS Concert Grand, the sound of the DGX50 is as close to an acoustic piano that a digital piano can get. The only drawback is that you’re not going to be hearing it in reverberating volume, as the piano comes equipped with just two 6 watt speakers. Still, if this is not an issue, then the sound quality of the DGX650 is unparalleled. The DGX650 is capable of producing 128 notes of polyphony, making it very capable of playing any piece without cutting notes short.
For a digital piano, it is very important how much weight and responsiveness the keyboard has. The keys of the DGX650 are graded and weighted, meaning they are heavier on the lower end and lighter on the higher end, and their response can also be adjusted between four different settings: Hard, Medium, Soft, and Fixed.
To surmise, playing the DGX650 is as close as a digital piano can get you to the feel of an actual acoustic piano.
Also in the DGX650 model, there are many other interesting and useful features, despite its quality sound and key action. One of these is a Smart Chord system which will automatically embellish the chords of the key you’re holding when pressed. Another great feature is a style recommender which will automatically provide a suitable list of accompanying beats based off how you are playing.
The list of features continues with:
- 100 preset songs from artists such as Elton John and Coldplay,
- 195 preset voices,
- damper resonance pedal,
- USB connectivity,
- 1.7Mb of storage,
- Yamaha Education Suite, which breaks down songs into their individual components to make them easier to learn,
- AUX line output that allows you to connect to a host of other devices such as computers, mobile devices, and even other instruments.
To top all of this off, the DGX650 also comes with a one-year warranty from Yamaha.