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Yamaha

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Stage Piano

Yamaha

£1,396.00 £1,099.00 Matchetts Price Match Collect In Store 0% Finance Available

Matchetts Price Match

Here at Matchetts Music, we’re more than happy to match or beat another legitimate musical instrument retailer’s price on an identical item.

Just call us on 028 9032 6695 or Email info@matchettsmusic.com with the relevant information.

The goods have to be in stock and the price must be in sterling and charged in sterling (i.e. not just advertised in sterling and charged in euros / dollars).

The product must also not be available in conjunction with finance or other offers.

The goods have to be in stock and the price must be in sterling and sold by a registered UK based company.

At Matchetts Music, delivery is free on nearly all our items (excluding pianos), however delivery charges are not always shown on many websites until you commit to purchasing.

We have been in business for over 80 years, since 1936, so you can be sure you’re purchasing from a trusted musical instrument dealer.

Matchetts Music have two stores in Belfast City Centre, where you can view the instrument of your choice before purchasing. We also have experienced and specialist sales advisors to help you with your needs and assist you in making the right decision.

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All our products are available to collect in store. Simply select Store Pickup in your cart and you will receive an email confirmation during store opening hours, and information on where to collect your item from.

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We have a number of finance options available to suit your needs, including 9-month, interest-free finance. Use the Finance calculator below to work out the best option for you and choose "Apply For Finance" during checkout to complete your application.
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Features

An Outstanding Portable Digital Piano

 

The P-255 contemporary digital piano is for all musicians looking for an instrument suitable for both serious practice and live performance. Thanks to its compact and portable design, the P-255 can be played in almost any environment.

 

Piano quality to the satisfaction of even experienced pianists

 

Despite its portable design, the P-255 offers a full range of performance capabilities. In terms of keyboard, piano voices, and sound reinforcement, this is the very best digital piano in the P-Series. Whether you’re already an expert or new to the piano, you’ll love playing this instrument.

Synthetic ivory keytops let you play in comfort for hours on end

 

Thanks to the Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard, the lower keys are heavier to the touch and the higher ones are lighter, giving the P-255 the feel of an acoustic instrument. What’s more, the white keys feature synthetic ivory keytops with excellent moisture absorption properties. This ensures that your fingers won't slip even when playing for extended periods of time. The keytops are also ideal for rapid finger movement, so you can play any type of music with confidence.
The P-255 keyboard can also be set to one of four different sensitivity levels. For example, when practicing Hanon exercises, you can configure the keyboard to require a more powerful touch. Alternatively, you can set the instrument to sound louder even when played lightly.

256 note polyphony ensures maximum performance capability

The P-255 is the first P-Series model to offer a maximum polyphony of 256 notes. This means that there’s no need to worry about sounds cutting out when you play complex songs with many notes and intricate pedal work. This is yet another feature that makes playing the P-255 a simply superb experience.

Impressive piano voices reproduce the sensation of playing a concert grand piano

 

The P-255 uses the Pure CF Sound Engine to produce its piano sounds. This tone generator features the recorded sounds of Yamaha concert grand pianos and can easily replicate the nuances of delicate playing or the power of wide dynamic ranges. In addition, as the only P-Series instrument to feature the following three functions, the P-255 can also recreate the characteristic acoustics of the grand piano with even greater realism:

Key-off Sampling

This function reproduces the slight change in sound at the instant you remove your fingers from the keys. What’s more, different key-off sounds can be produced for staccato and tenuto playing.

Sustain Sampling

The resonance of the soundboard and strings when the damper pedal is operated has been sampled in order to recreate this acoustic effect on the P-255, depending on how much the pedal is depressed.

String Resonance

When the hammer of a grand piano strikes the string, the other strings will also resonate. The P-255 can reproduce this effect using its String Resonance function.

Meticulous acoustic design for a more exquisite sound

 

Round speakers vibrate in a highly natural manner to produce well-balanced sounds and it is this type of speaker that has been integrated into the P-255. Thanks to this design, lower notes in particular have a much richer tone. The P-255 also features built-in tweeters, so that higher notes sound brighter. In addition, we gave careful consideration to sound propagation direction when positioning these speakers. With these advances in the digital piano’s acoustic design, we have achieved excellent sound quality over the full length of the keyboard and made the instrument much more expressive. What’s more, the pair of 15W amplifiers built into the P-255 deliver a very powerful sound.

Designed to faithfully emulate an acoustic piano

 

In addition to its simple yet elegant design, the P-255 is available in two colours, black and white. While the overall number of buttons has been reduced for a classic appearance, this digital piano is still very easy to operate.
In terms of sound, Yamaha engineers have taken many steps to make playing a more enjoyable experience, This includes the use of spaces that work as tone escapements, giving the P-255 a clean, rich tone. Optional extras such as the L-255 stand and LP-255 pedalboard make playing the P-255 perfect for use in the home or classroom, as well as on stage.

 

Voices and rhythm tracks for sophisticated, dynamic performance

 

While the P-255 plays and responds in the same manner as an acoustic piano, it also lets you express your creativity in many other ways. As such, it is the perfect choice for those who wish to enjoy a wide range of music and for players who are keen to explore new possibilities.

Spice up your performances with built-in rhythm tracks

 

Boasting new rhythm track functionality, the P-255 comes complete with ten different rhythm patterns that are perfectly suited to pop, Jazz, Latin and many other types of music regularly performed on the piano. Using these rhythms, you can easily add spice to your performances and accentuate the mood of individual songs. When you start a rhythm track, the P-255 begins with an intro section; and when you stop it, the instrument plays an ending to bring your song to a conclusion. This function is perfect for singers who accompany themselves and for other live performers. What's more, you can also adjust the tempo of the rhythm tracks to use them in place of a metronome, which makes practice more fun.

Vibrant range of voices

 

In addition to piano voices, you can enjoy playing organs, strings, synth, bass, and a wide variety of other instrument sounds on the P-255. This digital piano also lets you change voices to suit individual songs and to layer different sounding voices, allowing you to explore many other interesting sounds in addition to piano.

 

Sound can be adjusted for different playing environments

 

The P-255 also offers functions to conveniently change the voice, volume, and other settings based on where you are performing. All in all, the P-255 is a highly adaptable digital piano that can be used in many different ways to suit individual needs.

Use the EQ sliders to match the sound to personal taste or the performance environment

 

The P-255 is equipped with three EQ sliders—one each for the low, mid, and high frequency bands. By simply moving these sliders, you can easily adjust the digital piano‘s sound to your liking or to better suit the current song or acoustic environment. For example, with just this one instrument, you can produce bright and shimmering sounds tones that are clear and highly present, or powerful sounds that pack a punch.

Sound Boost instantly provides a louder sound with greater presence

Example of the sound waveform produced when playing a melody

At the touch of a button, you can easily make the sound of the P-255 louder and enhance its presence using the built-in Sound Boost function. Rather than simply making the sound more powerful, this function allows for a clear-sounding performance that retains its dynamics without becoming any less expressive. As such, the instrument will beautifully project both loud and soft notes. When playing along with other instruments, Sound Boost makes your performance stand out in the mix with clear tonal delivery.

Additional functions

 

When the P-255 is connected to external speakers, its built-in speakers can be conveniently muted; furthermore, the control panel can be temporarily locked to prevent settings being changed by accidentally pressing buttons while playing. Thanks to functionality such as this, the P-255 helps to ensure that nothing goes wrong during those all-important performances.

 

Many other appealing features

 

 

Recording and playing back performances using a USB flash drive

The P-255 can store your performances on a USB flash drive as audio songs. In the past, you would have had to connect external equipment in order to record in this way, but USB flash drives can now be plugged in directly. What’s more, these songs are stored in .wav format, meaning that you can conveniently play them back on a computer or transfer them to a portable music player. This makes it very easy to monitor how you are improving by comparing newer and older recordings, to share your songs with friends, and to enjoy music in countless other ways.

Dedicated, intuitive controller app available

 

By simply downloading the free app P-255 Controller to your iPhone or iPad, you can control a wide range of the instrument’s functions in a highly intuitive manner. This highly visual approach also makes it easy to try out functions that you have never used before, which is certain to make your playing experience more enjoyable. You can also use the app to store your favourite settings and recall them instantly whenever needed.
*An Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter/iPad Camera Connection Kit or dedicated Yamaha cable such as the i-MX1/i-UX1 is required for connection.

UK Shipping

UK postage is free on most items, excluding pianos, digital pianos and double basses which we will quote on an individual basis.

We send smaller items via Royal Mail and larger items via a carrier. We will e-mail you when your order has been shipped. Orders usually take 2-3 working days.

ROI Shipping

Delivery to Ireland is free on items over £179, excluding pianos, digital pianos and double basses which we will quote on an individual basis. For delivery of items under £179, the cost is £10.

International Shipping

We are happy to give a quote for international shipping. Email info@matchettsmusic.com or phone us on +44 (0) 28 9032 6695 for a price.

Piano Shipping

Due to the size and weight of pianos and digital pianos, we have to quote for delivery on an individual basis, however delivery in the Belfast area is free with digital pianos. Email us at info@matchettsmusic.com or phone us on 028 9032 6695 for a quote.

Returns Policy

You have 14 calendar days to return an item from the date you received it. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.

Your item must be in the original packaging, and have the receipt or proof of purchase.

Please note that gift vouchers are not eligible for refunds.

Refunds

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received it, inspected it and processed the returned item.

If your return is approved, we will initiate a refund to your credit card (or original method of payment). You will receive the credit within a certain amount of days, depending on your card issuer’s policies.

Return Shipping

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item.

Queries

For any delivery questions or queries, send us an email at info@matchettsmusic.com, or call us on 028 9032 6695.

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