Yamaha P-515B Digital Piano
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The P-515 is the flagship in the P-series. Its advanced sound quality, features and design make this an ideal digital piano for players of all levels
Reproducing the Natural Sensation of Sound Distance
P-515 features two advanced technologies that allow you to enjoy exceptionally realistic, natural sound, even when listening through headphones – Binaural Sampling and Stereophonic Optimizer. Binaural sampling technology delivers a three-dimensional sound, which recreates the perspective of the player position through headphones. The Stereophonic Optimizer adjusts the spatial distribution of sound in the listener’s headphones, creating the sensation that sound is coming directly from the piano, rather than from the headphones.
Natural Wood X (NWX) keyboard – the feel of an acoustic grand piano
Yamaha Natural Wood X (NWX) keyboards are created using our unrivaled woodworking expertise, acquired through more than a century of crafting fine acoustic pianos. The material used for NWX keyboards is cut from wood that has been carefully dried, and chosen specifically for use in making musical instruments. Only the best wood from the finest part of the tree is selected, resulting in a keyboard that is more resistant to buckling and warping than common laminated wood keyboards.
The NWX keyboard also features an escapement mechanism that reproduces the feel of an acoustic piano as it goes through the let-off and drop of the hammer when a key is played very softly. The action has been designed in such a way that the escapement is discernible only on the lightest keystrokes, similar to the keyboard of a grand piano.
Enhanced Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) – the distinctive reverberation generated by the concert grand piano
VRM calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes of the keyboard, from one instant to the next, and timing and depth of damper pedals pressed to recreate the sound of an acoustic piano. Enhanced VRM also calculates aliquot resonance in the upper octaves, and the full resonance of the soundboard, rim and frame. This technology allows for vivid, bright, richly varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.
Aliquot is a stringing method for pianos that uses extra, un-struck strings in the upper octaves to enhance the tone. These strings sympathetically vibrate with other strings in an acoustic piano, resonating with overtones and adding richness, brilliance and complex color to the sound. Since they do not have a damper, they will continue sounding even after you release your hands from the keyboard.
Powerful onboard speaker system
P-515 features 15w + 5w amplifiers along with a 2-way speaker system that provides an immersive, authentic piano experience with astonishing clarity.
P-515 also features the Twisted Flare Port: Yamaha technology that offers a clear and precise bass sound. The flared and gently twisted shape evenly diffuses the air flow through the port. Compared to a conventional port, the Twisted Flare Port reduces air turbulence noise, resulting in clear and accurate low frequency reproduction.
Customizing the Sound and the Touch Response of Piano Voices (Piano Room)
The Piano Room function is for those who want to simply, conveniently and fully enjoy playing the instrument as a piano. No matter what settings for Voices you’ve made, you can instantly call up the optimum settings for piano performance with a single button press. Try creating a custom piano sound by adjusting the various parameters such as lid position, string resonance, damper resonance, touch response and so on.
In addition to Piano Room, applying on board effects such as reverb, chorus and various effects gives you greater and richer expressive capability.
Playing the piano along with Rhythm Playback
The P-515 comes complete with 40 different rhythm patterns (drums and bass accompaniments) that are perfectly suited to many types of music, allowing you to spice up your performance with some backing musicians, make practice more interesting or open up your creative flow with inspiring new ideas.
Simple operation using the Smart Pianist app!
Our Smart Pianist app allows you to control the many functions included in your P-515 with your iOS device. Voices, rhythms and other settings can be selected right from your smart device’s touch screen, making it even easier to get what you want from your P-515. You can also save your favorite settings for quick recall at any time. Smart Pianist can even access the songs in your iOS device’s music library to create a chord chart for you, so you can play along with recordings of your personal favorite songs.
Bluetooth audio for wireless listening
Connect your music player via Bluetooth and instantly turn your P-515 into a high-quality speaker system to listen to your favorite songs through.
Smart Pianist for P-515 App
Have you ever tried to figure out what the chords are to your favorite songs? The Smart Pianist app is here to help!
Smart Pianist helps you practice and perform your music by analyzing the songs in your music library and then displaying the chord symbols for you to play.
The app also allows you to use your iOS device to control the functions included in your Yamaha digital piano for easy and intuitive operation.
Improved From Previous Model: P-255
• NWX (Natural Wood X) escapement action with synthetic ebony & ivory key tops (vs. GH)
• Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano samples
• Smart Pianist app compatiblity
• 40 panel Voices, 18 SFX/Drum kits, plus 480 XG Voices (vs. 24 panel Voices)
• 40 Rhythm/Style (vs. 10)
• Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)
• Bluetooth Audio
• Full Dot LCD (vs. 7 segment)
• USB Audio & MIDI interface (via USB to HOST)
• Music Rest (ZG801300)
• User Manual
L-515 Stand: $129.99
LP-1B Pedal Unit: $74.99
Number of Keys: 88
Type of Keys: Natural Wood X
action, Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed sensitivity
Presets: 40 Voices, 18 Drum/FX Kits, 480 XG Voices
Polyphony: 256 Notes
MIDI Recording: Standard MIDI Files, 250 songs (500kB/song)
Audio Recording: WAV, 80 minutes/song
Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/8″ (aux in)
Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (aux out) Headphones: 2 x 1/4″
USB: 1 x Type B, 1 x Type A MIDI I/O: In/Out Bluetooth: v4.1
Pedal Inputs: 1 x 6-pin DIN (pedal unit), 1 x 1/4″
(aux pedal) Pedal Included: Yes,
FC4A pedal (sustain)
Built-in Speakers: 2 x 4.7″ woofer, 2 x 1″ tweeter
Amplifier: 2 x 20W
Power Supply: 16V DC power supply (included)
Height: 5.68″ Width: 52.62″ Depth: 14.81″ Weight: 48.5 lbs.