Yamaha P115 Digital Piano Review – A Comparison with the P105
In this article you will find that we examined one of the latest pianos from Yamaha Portable (P) series, being the Yamaha P115. This is an improvement on its bestselling predecessor, the Yamaha P105. The Yamaha P115 has some features that are similar to that of the P105, and later in the article, we will discuss further in depth. Also, we will discuss the cons and the pros of the Yamaha P115, to provide you with a better idea of whether this is a piano that is worth investing in.
P115 Vs P105: Similar Features
- Sustain pedal and Music stand included
- Full 88-key keyboard
- Record function, Metronome, Transpose, and Split.
- Pure CF sound engine
- Reverb effects
- Fully-weighted keys with lower keys weighing more (graded action)
- Headphone and USB ports
When comparing the Yamaha P115 with its predecessor (P105), it is important we talk about the excellent “Pure CF Sound Engine” that the 88 key piano have. Both the P115 and the P105 have their sounds recorded from the legendary CFIIIS concert Grand piano. The CFIIIS concert Grand piano has graced several concert halls globally. Even though the P105 has a CF sound engine, you will observe that the P115 has a more vibrant and clearer sound. The Yamaha P115 true circle built-in speakers, produces pure bright tones and full low frequencies in the higher register, thus enhancing the sound quality.
Both the Yamaha P115 and the Yamaha P105 have Graded Hammer technology, thus providing that feel of an acoustic piano with less resistance in the higher register and greater resistance in the lower resistance. The action of the Graded Hammer mimics the resistance one experiences when playing a real piano. This is a vital feature for building great techniques that transfer to an acoustic piano easily.
Both the Yamaha P115 and the Yamaha P105 features four levels of touch sensitivity: fixed, hard, soft, and medium.
So What Has Changed?
So where does the P115 differ from the P105?
One feature that the Yamaha P115 has over the Yamaha P105 is the higher polyphony count. In summary, the higher the polyphony count, the more the sound produced is closer to that of a real piano.
The Yamaha P-105 has an excellent 128-key polyphony, but the Yamaha P115, on the other hand, experienced some improvements. The polyphony of the P115 increased to 192 keys. In addition to the improvements on the Yamaha P215 includes the 17 different sounds compared to the Yamaha P105 14 instrument sounds.
The Instrument options for the Yamaha P115 include the bright piano, the grand piano, rock organ, and Wurlitzer organ. It is important you are aware of the fact that the number of rhythms can be increased.
In conclusion, the Yamaha P115 has 10 piano styles readily available. This is an interesting function that gives the ability to play a chord and choosing the style you want to be associated with it. For instance, the “boogie-woogie” style. The keyword will then act more like an accompanist, thus playing chords in your selected style. This gives you the freedom to create melodies that are full.