The Yamaha DGX-660 is the new and improved DGX-650. Before we get down to the review of the DGX-660, let’s look at some of its features and specifications that are noteworthy.
The Yamaha DGX-660 digital piano features:
- Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard with 88 keys
- The action of the keys is adjustable from soft to medium to hard
- 192 polyphony
- App integration
- 15 drum/SFX kits, 388XGlite, 151 voices
- Intelligent acoustic settings
- Accompaniment styles
- Yamaha Education Suite.
The Yamaha DGX-660 piano’s intelligent acoustic control allows the piano to make adjustments needed to balance the sound.
The piano includes two speakers (12 cm), two speakers (5 cm), and two amplifiers (6W). The sound that comes from this piano is impressive. The clear sound expresses every tone in every range!
The DGX-660 has more than 150 voices for pianists to enjoy as well as drum kits and special sound effects. Also, this digital piano can make use of the XGlite technology to increase its sound range. Most Yamaha pianos utilize this outstanding feature.
Pianists using the DGX-660 will enjoy the way this piano integrates with many apps. There are up to seven Yamaha applications for iOS that work well with this piano. Some of these apps include a recorder for audio and video, access to song sheets, and playback apps.
The Yamaha portable grand DGX-660 comes with the Style Recommender. It is really fun to use! Pianists select their rhythm and style than add a band to back up their music. This feature automatically follows your lead. When you change chords, the Style Recommender will change as well.
Along with using apps, pianists have the ability to download song files.
The Yamaha Education Suite provides lessons and includes options for tracking time and tempo. It emphasizes listening and waiting. The included chord dictionary is most helpful when using the EZ Chord and Smart Chord features. With just one push of a button and you have a piano that follows your lead. These features are awesome for performing and tracking any changes you make to your music.
Last, but not least, let’s consider the weight of Yamaha DGX-660. This digital piano weighs in at 46 pounds without the stand and 61 pounds with the stand included.
Along with the options already discussed, the Yamaha DGX-660 digital piano includes some new things that make pianists think that they might want to upgrade to the DGX-660:
- Built-in microphone jack
- Wireless adaptor
- Piano Room feature
- 10 additional styles
- 15 additional music in the piano library
- 12 new voices
- 6 new reverbs.
Many new features make this piano an excellent choice for beginner, intermediate, and professional pianists. The onboard wireless adapter and built-in jack for a microphone make this Yamaha keyboard an outstanding choice.
If you want to sing while you play, just connect a microphone or select a file from the karaoke library provided by Yamaha’s MusicSoft. Because the speakers provide a perfect mixed sound quality, you will know exactly how you sound.
The virtual space provided by the DGX-660 allows the pianist to select from several acoustic and piano options. Doing this, you create a unique performance or practice session. Just choose the piano you want then pick an acoustic space. The options include empty room, concert stage, or club area.
The Yamaha DGX-660 features an adjustable virtual piano lid. Pianists at all skill level will feel like they are giving a concert with band back up. With the extra features, the sound will be awesome too. By using the USB Audio Recorder you can capture your ideas and share your performances with friends and family.
The renowned Live! Cool! And Sweet! Voices give the pianist a lifelike experience with playing punchy brass, lush strings, and authentic guitars. By capturing the essence of each of these instruments, the DGX-660 lets the pianist enjoy pure expression and resonance.
When the pianist uses the Style Recommender on the DGX-660, it provides guidance on picking just the right style to fit the piece. When you play some notes with the desired rhythm, the Style Recommender offers a plethora of appropriate styles from which to choose.
You can connect your portable music device to the Yamaha DGX-660 keyboard using the AUX IN, and hear the playback through the built-in speakers. The powerful, fine-tuned speaker system of the DGX-660 is great for playing back all kinds of music.