Yamaha Arius Model YDPC71PE


Yamaha YDPC71PEArius Series
Digital Piano





Features  |  Specifications


The first polished ebony finished ARIUS provides Yamaha's authentic piano tone, natural touch and adds a touch of luxury to any room.


Digital piano with GH keyboard, and 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling Voices.


Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard

3-level Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling

Luxurious new polished ebony finish

New acoustic system offers clearer sound with more presence

128 notes of polyphony - Rich expressive power, free from lost or dropped notes even when the sustain pedal is used

2 Track Recording - Convenient for piano lessons and to record your performances to listen to yourself play


ARIUS YDP-C71PE provides true piano touch and tone with a luxurious polished ebony finish. The GH keyboard and 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling Voices deliver remarkably authentic sound and natural expressiveness, making it as enjoyable to play as it is to look at. The damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over sustained notes. Dual Voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, while a 2-track song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances. Additionally, the luxurious polished ebony finish brings a touch of class to the ARIUS digital piano line.


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AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling: A piano sound sampling taken from Yamaha's CFIIIS Full Concert Grand Piano


The YDP-C71PE's piano sound comes from Yamaha's CFIIIS Full Concert Grand Piano, which has won high recognition at the world's most famous concert halls and music competitions. The very best piano was selected and an experienced tuner adjusted it to top condition. Yamaha emphasizes the natural sounds that should emanate from pianos. Sampling is carefully performed over a long period, from the sound start until fadeout, to reproduce a natural sound and decay that feels nothing like an electronic piano. Additionally, they also focus on the change in timbre due to the strength or weakness of the key strike that is so characteristic of pianos. Sound sampling covered more than 10 stages of key strike strengths. The YDP-C71PE uses AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling, sounds that most closely express the piano characteristics, obtained through rigorous recording. The Yamaha development team spent a lot of time together with pianists in thorough pursuit of the optimum touch and tone combination, resulting in achievement of natural sound changes that sound like a person is actually playing a grand piano, no matter how the keyboard is played.

The first ARIUS with a polished ebony finish

YDP-C71PE is the first ARIUS that has a polished ebony finish. It adds a luxurious look and feel of the most popular finish found on grand pianos today.

New acoustic system reproduces clearer, more voluminous sound

By using a new amp and widening the Tone Escape outlet for sound coming from the back of the keyboard, the piano sound has become clearer with maximum volume.

128 notes of polyphony: Ample expression with natural sound release, even with heavy sustain pedal use

The maximum number of simultaneous sustaining keys are an ample 128 tones, which lets you perform dense musical passages. Based on Yamaha technology, there is no unnatural sound cut-off even when the pedal is pressed and many notes are played, just like an acoustic piano.

Half-pedal response widens the range of expression

Yamaha focuses on the expressive power of pedaling. The YDP-C71PE comes with three pedals found on acoustic grand pianos: damper, soft and sostenuto. The damper pedal offers a half-pedal response, capable of reproducing continuous adjustments of strength, depending on how hard the pedal is pressed.

Grade Hammer (GH) Keyboard: Natural playing feel and stability based on Yamaha's extensive piano-making expertise

Yamaha used its century-old, grand piano-making expertise to achieve a digital piano keyboard that offers a natural playing feel. It achieves slight differences in touch, with the low sound regions of the grand piano being heavy and the high sound regions becoming steadily lighter. With stability and endurance in response to any kind of performance, it offers the security and quality expected of Yamaha pianos.

50 classic built-in piano pieces and a music book are included

The YDP-C71PE includes 50 well-known piano pieces and includes a music book. Enjoy them as background music, or use it in lessons by adjusting to a slower tempo, or muting one hand in the music to facilitate practice on that hand.

2-track / 1-song recording: Convenient for recording and reviewing your own performances and great for piano lessons

Simple operation allows recording of performances. Since the YDP-C71PE can handle 2-track recording, it can record complete performances or separate takes using one-hand at a time, essentially allowing you to accompany yourself while practicing. Built-in memory stores your recordings.

Dual headphone jacks allow up to two users to practice together in total privacy

All ARIUS digital pianos feature dual headphone jacks that immerse the player in their own virtual practice room. This is ideal when the piano shares living space with family members who might require silence for other activities in the home. It’s also nice for pianists who prefer sharing their musical performance when it’s good and ready, after practicing is done.

Features various convenient functions expected of a digital piano

Because it is a digital piano that doesn't need tuning, it is maintenance-free. The YDP-C71PE also has a built-in metronome essential for practicing, as well as a headphone hook for convenient headphone storage.

Music Software Downloader: Transfer purchased music data onto the instrument

Use the Yamaha free software Music Software Downloader (*1) to transfer music data from a PC (MIDI data) to the instrument's built-in memory (*2). Use music song files to expand your enjoyment of music. *1: Music Software Downloader is compatible with Windows only. *2:

Simple, classic design

The ARIUS Series "Simple & Basic" concept is also expressed in its design.

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Dimensions Width 1,388mm (54-5/8")
Height 822mm (32-3/8")
Depth 424mm (16-11/16")
Weight Weight 44kg (97 lbs.)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard
Touch Sensitivity Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
Pedal Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Functions Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Panel Language English


Key Cover Key Cover Style Sliding
Music Rest Yes


Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling
Number of Dynamic Levels 3
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset Number of Voices 10


Types Reverb Yes
Functions Dual/Layers Yes


Preset Number of Preset Songs 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Prest Songs
Recording Number of Songs 1
Number of Tracks 2
Data Capacity 100KB (ca. 11,000 notes) for User Song
Recording Function Yes
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF
Recording SMF


Overall Controls Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 32-280
Transpose -6 to 0, 0 to +6
Tuning Yes

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory 845KB
Connectivity Headphones x 2

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers 20W x 2
Speakers Oval (12cm x 6cm) x 2

Power Supply

Power Supply AC Inlet


Included Accessories Headphones Hanger Yes
Song Book "50 greats for the Piano"

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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