Yamaha introduces the new 88-note weighted action P85 Digital Piano.
The P85 includes the Yamaha GHS (Grand Hammer Standard) weighted action, 10 different Voices that are accessible via dedicated front panel buttons, and 50 built-in songs.
Replacing the P70, the P85 is said to be a step up from its predecessor. Dedicated Voice buttons on the front panel are an enhancement as well as the optional matching-finish stand and pedal frame with 3 piano-style pedals. Yamaha tells us that a newly streamlined, compact design and contemporary appearance make the P85 the ideal alternative to a full sized upright piano.
The P85 incorporates an amplifier that supplies six watts of stereo-sampled pianos per side via two internal speakers. A standard 1/4-in. headphone jack for silent practice doubles as an output for recording or external amplification, while the reverb effect duplicates the acoustics of a concert hall.
To provide multi-track recording and playback capabilities in conjunction with a user's home computer, the P85 offers MIDI connectivity along with 64-note polyphony.
The P85 and P85S in silver (MSRP: $799) is currently shipping.
For more information, visit their web site at www.yamaha.com.