When shopping for a digital piano, you want to buy from a brand that’s been around a while and can be trusted to produce top quality musical instruments. And with that in mind, who better to help than Yamaha. Having made its first piano back in 1900, the company has had a long time in which to hone its skills in this department. Always moving with the times, Yamaha expanded into the world of digital pianos, and since then, has produced and sold millions of these items.
The question is now, which to buy?
Barely one step away from a full-sized piano, this 88-key electric keyboard is amazing both inside and out.
Measuring in at 55” x 5.7” x 17.5”, the Yamaha DGX 660 is slightly larger than many other models in its range. And weighing in at 46.3 pounds, it’s also quite a lot heavier. The keys on the Yamaha DGX 660 are fully weighted and touch sensitive, meaning the harder you press them, the louder you play.
Another great feature this instrument has to offer is the score display which shows notations on the 320 x 240 LCD screen, making it easier for users to learn as they simply follow the bouncing ball. But, one of the biggest selling points this keyboard has to offer is that of Yamaha’s proprietary Pure CF sound engine. With this technology installed, you get the same sound from your keyboard as you’d expect to hear from a full-sized grand piano.
To help you create your own personalized pieces, there are more than 500 different instrument sounds to choose from including 22 different piano sounds, 14 organs, 23 guitars, 9 trumpets, and 14 saxophones. There’s also a whole library of sounds effects for even further customizations. And the built-in speakers with accompanying 6w amplifiers are also muffle free and of very good quality.
Other features include a master equalizer with 5 EQ types to choose from, an Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) function which automatically adjusts the bass and treble to optimal frequencies, and a function called The Piano Room that allows the user to select various pianos and acoustic settings in which to create their own customized environment. You can also connect a microphone to the piano to sing alongside your music or with pre-recorded Yamaha Musicsoft karaoke song files.
So, as you can see the Yamaha DGX 660 has a lot to contend with. So how does the P125 compare?
Firstly, measuring in at 52.2” x 6.5” x 11.9”, the P125 is slightly shorter in width and depth than the DGX 660, but on the flip side, is slightly taller. And weighing just 26 pounds, it’s also much lighter, making transporting the keyboard much easier.
Both have fully weighted keys, and both are equipped with the Pure CF sound system. When it comes to sound quality, the main difference between these two models is the collection of sounds that are pre-loaded in each machine. The DGX 660 is classed as a composer piano, and as such has a very wide range of sounds to choose from. Whereas the P125 is not quite abundant. It features just 71 preset songs and 24 different voices.
While the DGX 660 offers 5 EQ types, there’s just 1 standard setting on the P125 and there’s no adjusting of the sound like you can on the former.
Become a world-class musician from the comfort of your own home with the Yamaha DGX 660. It’s modern, has amazing sound quality, and has more sounds to choose from then you’ll ever know what to do with.
The Yamaha P125 is also a good keyboard with many fabulous features. There’s a good selection of sounds to choose from, and the sound quality is second to none. It’s also a lot lighter than its predecessor and is therefore much easier to move around.
While the Yamaha DGX 660 is far superior in terms of functionality, it’s also more expensive.
So, if you’re just looking for a new keyboard that sounds great, works well, and has a few good features and functions hidden away, then the Yamaha P125 is a perfectly good choice. If, however, you’re looking for a little more choice in terms of sounds then the DGX 660 may be the better option for you.