Yamaha DGX-660 88-Key Digital Piano

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93 out of 100. Incorporating 90+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$800
Yamaha DGX-660 88-Key Digital Piano

Described by Yamaha as a "Portable Grand", the DGX-660 combines authentic fully weighted hammer action keys with the sound versatility of portable keyboards.

It is a good in-between instrument for those who want the best of both worlds, so to speak.

It starts off with weighted keys that follow the action and size of acoustic pianos, but it stands out from the crowd with its expansive sound library having 554 voices, 205 accompaniment styles, and multiple built-in effects.

It literally opens up sound possibilities by a wide margin compared to other digital pianos.

Connectivity options are just as numerous, with MIDI, USB and TRS ports available, there's even a mic input in case you want to sing along with your music.

Recording capabilities wrap up its extended feature set, all of which make the DGX-660 viable for both practice, jamming, live performances and even for music production.

Features:

  • Keys: 88 Fully Weighted Hammer Action
  • Speaker System: 2 x 6W Amplifier and 2 x 1.97" Speakers
  • Pedal: Sustain pedal + Optional Multi-pin Yamaha pedal
  • Presets: 554 Voices, 205 Accompaniment Styles, 15 Drum/SFX kits
  • Effects: Reverbs, chorus, DSP, EQ, Acoustic control
  • Polyphony: 192
  • Functions: MIDI Song Notation, 6-Track Recorder (MIDI/WAV), Metronome, Transposition
  • Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/8" TRS (aux in), 1 x 1/4" (mic in)
  • Audio Output: 1 x 1/4" TRS (headphones)
  • MIDI I/O: USB
  • Power Supply: 12V DC
  • Stand: Furniture Stand
  • Dimensions: 29.93" x 55.06 x 17.50"
  • Weight: 56 lbs

Pros

Playability and piano sound quality are mentioned a good number of times by many users. This includes experienced acoustic piano players who commend it for its great feel and overall tone. With its versatility and extra features, the Yamaha DGX-660 is considered by many as a fun instrument to play with, while others describe it as the best value digital piano in its price range.

Cons

There are a few who complained about its weight, stating that it's too heavy to regularly gig with. Speaker noise is also brought up by a few users, along with other hardware issues.

Overall

If you are looking for a reliable digital piano that can also serve as your music production workstation, then check out the Yamaha DGX-660.

If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, check out our guide to The Best Digital Pianos Under $500.

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