Yamaha PSR-E263 61-Key Portable Arranger Keyboard - Battery Powered w/ MIDI (Discontinued)
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There's no stopping Yamaha in the entry-level keyboard market, and the PSR-E263 is helping them big time with its high ratings.
It has a 61-key full-size synth action keybed along with a wealth of sound options and practice features that are ideal for learning the instrument.
Yamaha is not one to skimp on features even in their entry level line, so they packed this arranger keyboard with 400 voices and 112 songs.
It also comes with the Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) that helps you practice playing the many included preset songs.
Other features include built-in effects, headphone out, aux in, duo keyboard mode and more.
- NB: Does not support MIDI
- 61 Synth Style Full Size Keys
- 32-note Polyphony
- 400 voices, 130 Styles, 112 Song presets
- Reverb, Chorus, Stereo DSP, Master EQ
- 1 x 1/8" (aux in)
- 1 x 1/4" (headphones)
- 2 x 4.7" Speakers, 2.5W Amp Stereo
- Optional Sustain Pedal
- Optional 12V DC Adapter, Runs on 6 x AA batteries
- Weight: 8.8 lbs.
The Yamaha PSR-E263 has rated very well, and owners credit this to its playability and sound quality. Most of the satisfied users are either the students themselves or the parents/guardians who buy them the instrument. There are also many experienced musicians who have good things to say, some even report using the E263 in actual gigs with no hiccups.
There are a few who noted that the controls need some getting used to. There are also some who are not happy that they have to buy a power adapter separately.
It's hard to go wrong with a Yamaha keyboard, especially those with very high ratings like the PSR-E263.
Unfortunately this is no longer available new, for other options look at our guide to The Best Portable Keyboards.