The P225B is a perfect choice for anyone who takes practice seriously but also needs a piano for the stage. Light enough for easy transport but with a range of voices and realistic expression for true performance.
Thanks to the Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard, the lower keys are heavier to the touch and the higher ones are lighter, giving the P-255 the feel of an acoustic instrument. What’s more, the white keys feature synthetic ivory keytops with excellent moisture absorption properties. This ensures that your fingers won't slip even when playing for extended periods of time. The keytops are also ideal for rapid finger movement, so you can play any type of music with confidence.
The P-255 keyboard can also be set to one of four different sensitivity levels. For example, when practicing Hanon exercises, you can configure the keyboard to require a more powerful touch. Alternatively, you can set the instrument to sound louder even when played lightly.
The P-255 uses the Pure CF Sound Engine to produce its piano sounds. This tone generator features the recorded sounds of Yamaha concert grand pianos and can easily replicate the nuances of delicate playing or the power of wide dynamic ranges. In addition, as the only P-Series instrument to feature the following three functions, the P-255 can also recreate the characteristic acoustics of the grand piano with even greater realism:
This function reproduces the slight change in sound at the instant you remove your fingers from the keys. What’s more, different key-off sounds can be produced for staccato and tenuto playing.
The resonance of the soundboard and strings when the damper pedal is operated has been sampled in order to recreate this acoustic effect on the P-255, depending on how much the pedal is depressed.
When the hammer of a grand piano strikes the string, the other strings will also resonate. The P-255 can reproduce this effect using its String Resonance function.
Round speakers vibrate in a highly natural manner to produce well-balanced sounds and it is this type of speaker that has been integrated into the P-255. Thanks to this design, lower notes in particular have a much richer tone. The P-255 also features built-in tweeters, so that higher notes sound brighter. In addition, we gave careful consideration to sound propagation direction when positioning these speakers. With these advances in the digital piano’s acoustic design, we have achieved excellent sound quality over the full length of the keyboard and made the instrument much more expressive. What’s more, the pair of 15W amplifiers built into the P-255 deliver a very powerful sound.,/p>