Yamaha digital piano is a good fit

Yamaha digital piano features

Graded Hammer Action Benefit

The hammer action feature of Yamaha P-45 digital piano is not too loud when you play quietly. This is remarkable considering that other brands of digital pianos have this very problem.

Graded Hammer Action Drawback

Even though it’s less loud, it isn’t as effective or responsive as some other weighted keys. The tri-sensor hammer action from Yamaha P-45 digital piano can overpass it. If you want to be silent you may have to sacrifice some quality.

Sound quality

If you know of keyboards you must’ve heard of Yamaha’s AWM Dynamic Sampling Technology. Yamaha has put this amazing technology in this low-cost model. The sound designers recorded professional pianists playing a concert grand.

They record it at all different values, which helps give you the variety of sound when utilizing the GHS Action. The Yamaha P-45 is best used by those looking for simulated piano sounds.

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This Yamaha P-45 digital piano has two built-in speakers of 6W amp each, quite powerful its size. If you want a keyboard with built-in speakers, this might be the best option for you.

These speakers leave much to be desired. In fact, I find their only value to be used as practice speakers. While the sound isn’t very loud coming from these speakers, you will enjoy the quality.

However, these speakers present certain problems, most of all when playing at its highest volume. But, give a very reasonable performance when playing not too loud. Quite enjoyable.

For a better result when playing in little gigs with other people or alone, you should connect to an external speaker or PA system using the audio out of ¼”, which can work for headphones too. Users say that the headphones option is the best one for audio quality.


The biggest change Yamaha made in the model P45 is the polyphony. Unlike its successor, the P45 has 64-notes available while the P35 had 32-note polyphony.

With 2 times the amount of memory the musicians can now play two notes at the same time as seen in this Yamaha P-45 review . Maybe they will increase this in the future, but I think someone would need to play 64 notes at once.

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