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Yamaha Piaggero NP-12 61-Key Digital Piano w/ Speakers (Discontinued)

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$219.99
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Cons

  • Power supply not included
  • Limited voicing options
  • No built-in rhythm, accompaniment, or lessons

Pros

  • Slim and lightweight
  • Great sounding piano sounds
  • Streamlined plug-and-play functionality
  • Easy to play synth action touch-sensitive keys

The Piaggero NP-12 is a portable digital piano keyboard with 61 full-size touch-sensitive keys. It doesn’t bombard you with hundreds of voices. Rather it focuses on quality emulations of piano, organ, and related instruments.

It features Yamaha’s Advanced Wave Memory Stereo Sampling. This gives this compact keyboard quality voicings based on expensive pianos. The downside is its limited number of voicings.

An upside of having fewer voices is that you won’t have to get lost in a long list of voices and complex menus. You get good plug-and-play functionality that doesn’t distract from actual practice and playing.

The NP-12 comes with record and play functionality, along with the all-important metronome.

You can play this keyboard anywhere for up to 5 hours on just six AA batteries, and even longer with alkaline batteries. Portability is really the main strength of the NP-12. It sounds close to digital pianos but with less bulk and weight.

The need to buy a power supply separately is a bummer, so be sure to get one alongside the NP-12.

Those who are looking to play with different instrument voicings will have to look at other portable keyboard pianos. Sound options are limited with this one.

If you’re looking for an affordable, good-sounding, and portable piano keyboard, then this is a good option.

Specifications

  • USB MIDI
  • 61 Piano Style Touch Sensitive Keys
  • 64-note Polyphony
  • 10 Voices, 10 Demo Songs, 10 Piano Preset Songs
  • 4 Reverb Effects
  • 2 x 4.72″ Speakers, 2.5W Amp per side
  • Sustain Pedal (Sold Separately)
  • AC Adaptor Supply (Sold Separately) / 6 x AA batteries
  • Weight: 9.9375 lbs.

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