Yamaha Digital Pianos Arius YDP-163B (Yamaha Digital Pianos YDP163), console digital piano, digital upright, digital home piano, keyboard console

Yamaha Digital Pianos Arius YDP-163B

Model: YDP163

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Price: $1,299.00

New Arrival

Replacing the popular YDP-162, the new YDP-163
 has Yamaha's latest innovations in digital piano touch and tone, while retaining its afforable price point. 

Here's some of the Arius YDP-163's featured improvements:

  • Graded Hammer 3 keyboard action with three sensors and synthetic ivory keytops
  • The Pure CF Engine on the YDP-163 more expressively delivers the Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano tone 
  • 20W stereo amplifier
  • 192- note polyphony

The YDP-163 has all of the conveniences of an electric piano without sacrificing the performance of an acoustic piano.

Available in Black Walnut.

Piano sound quality only possible from Yamaha

The Pure CF Sound Engine is the result of many years of piano-making history and expertise, combined with state-of-the-art sampling technology. Yamaha is the industry leader in digital piano technology, and this is evident when listening to Yamaha digital pianos that utilize the Pure CF Sound Engine. The sound of the renowned Yamaha CFIIIS 9' concert grand piano is faithfully reproduced, allowing for incredible dynamics and expressiveness, making Pure CF-equipped digital pianos worthy of the Yamaha name.

Superb playability and feel

Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) 88-key piano action reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano, from the heavy feel in the lower register to a lighter touch in the upper octaves. It also features a three-sensor configuration, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard in order to provide a grand piano-style response and feel. This allows for quick note repetition and authentic expressive control. The piano keyboard with synthetic ivory key tops provide a tactile surface to the white keys, absorbing moisture from the fingers and preventing them from slipping.

Pedaling provides an added level of realism

Half-damper pedal control creates more detailed nuance and subtlety when playing, similar to pedaling on a grand piano. This feature allows for continuously increasing lengths of sustained notes, from slight to full, as the sustain pedal is depressed. Stereo Sustain samples provide mellow reverberations when the player depresses the damper pedal. Similarly, Damper Resonance provides broad and deep resonance when the pedal is used. Subtle changes occur when the player begins to press the pedal while striking a key.

A piano with its own classic repertoire

The Yamaha digital piano is pre-loaded with a variety of classic piano songs for your listening and learning pleasure. Players can use the accompanying book, "50 Greats for the Piano" to follow along with the music and learn how to play iconic pieces. They can also simply listen to the songs and enjoy these recognizable piano favorites. This feature is sure to add hours of enjoyment to this terrific instrument.

Capture your performance

The recording function built into the instrument allows players to record performances* with a single touch. Additionally, players can record up to 2 tracks for simultaneous playback, meaning that both hands can be recorded separately.
* Recordings are made in Standard MIDI file (SMF) format. Compatible software is required for playback of the recorded data on a computer.

Access your favorite features quickly and easily

The "Digital Piano Controller" app has an attractive interface optimized for iOS touch screens, adding a whole new level of functionality to your Yamaha instrument. Turn your iOS device into an intuitive instrument controller, allowing you to access features and settings even more quickly than using the panel of your instrument. Adjust settings, choose Voices, and even record performances. Once you try it, you'll never want to live without it!

Discover an inspiring combination

Combine two Voices together, like piano and strings, for an inspiring new playing experience. Nothing livens up piano practice like playing a piece with a different sound, and creating unique combinations of two sounds together. Experiment with these combinations to discover new inspiration.

Optimal tone at any volume level

With the Yamaha exclusive Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) feature, people can enjoy playing their digital pianos at a lower volume in a quiet home environment. Before IAC was introduced, playing at a low volume resulted in a loss of treble and bass. With the addition of IAC, the instrument automatically adjusts the balance of bass and treble, creating a truer sound with more depth. Additionally, the volume dial automatically makes fine adjustments to the overall sound of the speaker system (EQ) when played at a low volume. This ability to retain a rich and balanced sound on the digital piano, regardless of volume, ensures the highest sound quality.

Full tone built right into the cabinetry.

Yamaha developed this new technology with an in-depth knowledge of the acoustic properties of musical instruments. Acoustic Optimizer delivers naturally smooth tonal richness across the entire keyboard by regulating the flow of sound and control of tone from the cabinet of the instrument.

A new kind of headphone experience

The Stereophonic Optimizer is unique to Yamaha. When playing and listening to the instrument using headphones, the Stereophonic Optimizer adjusts the spacing of the sound and the separation from the piano, resulting in a spacious, surround sound quality that will inspire you to play for hours at a time. Within this private listening environment, the sound of the piano can be perceived to come from the body of the instrument rather than from the headphones, providing a more realistic and natural experience.

Connect and interact with your instrument

A standard USB cable can be used to connect the instrument to a computer or mobile device, opening up a world of creativity, entertainment, and education. iOS devices can be connected to the instrument using the Yamaha UD-BT01, or the Lightning-USB Camera Adaptor. The instrument can be used to interact as a controller and/or sound source with a variety of music creation applications.


  • 53 7/16" (1357 mm)


  • 33 27/64" (849 mm)


  • 16 5/8" (422 mm)


  • 9 lbs., 10 oz (42.0 kg)

Control Interface
Number of Keys

  • 88


  • GH3 keyboard with synthetic ivory key tops

Touch Response

  • Hard
  • Medium
  • Soft
  • Fixed

Number of Pedals

  • 3

Half Pedal

  • Yes


  • Damper
  • Sostenuto
  • Soft


  • English

Key Cover
Key Cover Style

  • Sliding

Music Rest

  • Yes

Tone Generation
Piano Sound

  • Pure CF Sound Engine

Damper Resonance

  • Yes

Number of Polyphony (Max.)

  • 192

Number of Voices

  • 10


  • 4 types

Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)

  • Yes

Number of Preset Songs

  • 10 Demo Songs
  • 50 Piano Preset Songs

Number of Songs

  • 1

Number of Tracks

  • 2

Data Capacity

  • 100 KB/Song (Approx. 11,000 notes)

Compatible Data Format

  • Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0 & 1


  • Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0


  • Yes


  • Yes


  • Yes

Tempo Range

  • 5 – 280


  • -6 – 0 – +6


  • 414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz

Storage and Connectivity
Internal Memory

  • Total maximum size approx. 900 KB (User song : One song approx. 100 KB Loading song data from a computer : Up to 10 songs)


  • Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)


  • Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

  • 20W x 2


  • Oval (4.72" x 2.36") x 2

Power Supply
Power Supply

  • PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha

Power Consumption

  • 12W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)

Auto Power Off

  • Yes

Included Accessories

  • Yes (Optional depending on locale)

Song Book

  • 50 Greats for the Piano


  • Owner's Manual
  • Quick Operation Guide