An authentic, expressive piano experience
While the YDP-S34 boasts a modern, stylish look, it also offers a traditional acoustic piano playing experience. Yamaha has over a century of acoustic pianomaking heritage and has tapped into this experience when designing digital pianos. From the moment you open the lid, sit down, and start playing, you’ll be immersed in the sound of the flagship Yamaha CFX concert grand piano. The 88 Graded Hammer Standard keys replicate the touch of a grand piano, giving you an authentic acoustic piano experience.
The powerful tone of the acclaimed CFX
The Yamaha flagship 9’ CFX concert grand piano offers sparkling highs and a powerful resonant bass with a sound that projects to the furthest reaches of any concert hall. The CFX was played by the winner of the prestigious International Chopin Competition in 2010, and has since gained recognition as one of the greatest concert grands of modern times.
This feature reproduces the slight change in sound at the instant you remove your fingers from the keys. What’s more, different key-off sounds are produced for staccato and legato playing.
When the hammer of a grand piano strikes its string, the other strings will also resonate. The YDP-S34 can reproduce this effect using its String Resonance feature.
Authentic acoustic piano playability and comfort
Yamaha’s Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) 88-key piano keyboard provides a heavier touch in the low end and lighter touch in the high end, and is similar to an acoustic piano. Meanwhile, newly designed speakers can deliver a very powerful sound from low to high notes. The YDP-S34 can also recreate the characteristic acoustics of the grand piano sound in a more realistic fashion by utilising the following Yamaha technology.
The Stereophonic Optimiser—a new kind of headphone experience
When using headphones, the Stereophonic Optimiser lets players enjoy the dispersed sound heard when sitting in front of an acoustic piano. With the Stereophonic Optimiser, Voices sampled from acoustic pianos appear to come from the body of the instrument. This provides a comfortable, natural experience that removes the drawbacks of performing with headphones.
The speakers attached to the case exhibit a phenomenon in which, if nothing is done, the volume of the sound will increase due to the resonant frequency of the material. However, installing Acoustic Optimisers with the same resonant frequency within the body of the piano suppresses this resonance. This improvement of the sound is something that has only been possible thanks to Yamaha‘s thorough knowledge of the internal acoustic characteristics of musical instruments.
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) – for comfortable practice at home
At low volumes, bass and treble used to be difficult to hear; however, YDP-S34 is equipped with Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) which adjusts the sound automatically, allowing players to enjoy balanced piano tones at any volume level.
Width: 1353 mm
Height: 792mm (Key cover open 968mm)
Depth: 296 mm (Key cover open 309 mm) With anti-fall brackets attached: 388 mm
Weight: 35.9 kg
Number of Keys: 88
Type: Graded hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard
Touch Sensitivity: Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
Number of Pedals: 3
Half Pedal: Yes
Panel Language: English
Key Cover Style: Folding
Music Rest: Yes
Tone Generating Technology: Yamaha CFX
Number of Polyphony (Max.): 192
Number of Preset Voices: 10
Reverb: Four types
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC): Yes
Stereophonic Optimiser: Yes
Damper Resonance: Yes
Number of Preset Songs: 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
Recording: 1 song, 2 tracks
Data Capacity: 100 KB per song (approx. 11,000 notes)
Compatible Data Format: Playback SMF (format 0, format 1), Recording SMF (format 0)
Tempo Range: 5 – 280
Transpose: -6 to 0,0 to +6
Tuning: 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)
Headphones: Standard stereo phone jack x 2
USB TO HOST: Yes
Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers: 8 W x 2
Speakers: 12 cm x 2
Acoustic Optimiser: Yes
Auto Power Off: Yes
Power Consumption: 9W (When using PA-150B AC adapter)
Song Book 50 classical music masterpieces
AC Adaptor PA-150B or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
2 Year Yamaha Warranty (No Registration Required)