A closer look at Yamaha's new P-225 & P-145 P-Series Digital Pianos

20 July 2023
By Ellie Palmer
The new P-225 and P-145 are taking over the legacy of the P-125 and P-45 respectively, and are now more portable than ever, including many new features which will take portable pianos to a whole new level

Earlier this month, Yamaha announced the release of two brand-new additions to the digital P-Series: The Yamaha P-225 and P-145.

The P-Series was created for pianists who want the comfortable feel of an acoustic piano in an instrument with a more manageable size and weight. With a fair few models in the range to choose from, we wanted to dig a little deeper and find out what exactly makes these two new models stand out from the rest. Here are the THREE main differences 👇🏽


1. New Graded Hammer Compact (GHC) Keyboard

Both pianos have been given a keyboard upgrade from their respective predecessors. The new GHC keyboard offers even better response, in less space, offering the best weighted acoustic piano-like playing feel in its class.

Yamaha P-225


Yamaha P-145


2. Upgraded Piano Sound

Yamaha rarely sacrifices quality of sound. Now, the new P-225 features the sound of its flagship CFX concert grand, while in the P-145, you can enjoy the CFIIIS, the origin of Yamaha’s premier concert grand pianos.

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The two pianos also incorporate a new speaker system that has been adjusted to replicate the sounds reflected from the soundboard and lid of an acoustic grand piano as closely as possible.


The P-145 (above) features the CFIIIS, the origin of Yamaha’s premier concert grand pianos



3. Smart Pianist Compatibility

By linking the P-225 or P-145 with Yamaha’s dedicated Smart Pianist digital piano app, you can access all the piano’s features while also adding new possibilities for the player.


The P-225 is available for  £883.20, while the P-145 sits at £610.80. You can find out more about both models here.


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