Best Home Digital Pianos in 2020



Yamaha P71 Digital Piano (Amazon Exclusive) Deluxe Bundle with Furniture Stand and Bench Review:


This is literally a P45 (said so by Yamaha themselves). I was lucky enough to find this will browsing the daily sales and saw this piano for only $300. I did a bit of research for 2 hours to make sure it was actually a good buy.
I wouldn't have considered buying it if it would have cost me $400 dollars.
If you are wanting to buy this piano check other places for a better deal on the P71 as it was branded that way specifically to be a special sales item.
If you don't find anything I would buy the $500 dollar P45 bundle that comes with the stand (i had to buy it cost's $100, it's expensive for 3 pieces of wood but you wont find a nicer stand for the P45/P71)
I used to play an upright piano at school and I gotta that this piano sounds smoother and more powerful than the upright I played (it was old too).
The keys are heavy all around I think they don't change in weight or maybe they do but rather extremely subtlety idk. I didn't notice a change in key weight or rather push.
If you like piano and music this is great you will love the key action and the sound this makes.
However it is digital piano so it will never be able to make as loud a sound as a true piano but that can adjusted by buying speakers and or using an amp.



Yamaha P125 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano With Power Supply And Sustain Pedal, Black Review:


The P-125's piano sound is gorgeously resonant, and has a deep dynamic range from ppp to ff (fff is not attainable.) The action feels extremely similar, in weight and responsiveness, to a Yamaha grand piano. Of course, the pivot of the keys is shorter than in a grand, making the feel not exactly like a piano, but close enough.

There is an overall beautiful, singing quality to the sound. The bass notes, and nearly all the treble, possess a perfect sonority. However, there is a narrow section (F5 to D6) in the upper treble where you can clearly hear that this is a digital piano; the delicate wooden sound of the piano, yields to an ever so slightly tinny sound in just a few notes. Such irregularities are inevitable in smaller instruments like this, and are only fully fixed once you get into the midrange Clavinovas. That said, my ears are trained, and are very sensitive to tone colors, and I suspect many people will not be able to hear this. If you need perfect tone production across every single key, for the full dynamic range, you're just gonna have to drop a couple thousand on a higher end instrument. In that case, I suggest to you, the P-515, or a CLP-625.

Perhaps what I like most about this piano is the overtones produced by the virtual resonance modeling. The P-45 does not have any of this VRM, and the sound is matte, muddy, invoiceable, and exhaustingly harsh. I do NOT recommend the P-45 to anyone, and I frankly thing Yamaha is making a mistake by continuing to sell such a sub-par instrument. If you're thinking of getting the P-45, stop and buy the P-125 instead. You can usually find a demo model P-125 for around $500 if you know where to look, so don't let the price difference cause you to settle for less. The P-125 is an adequate piano simulator for even a professional pianist, the P-45 is not.

All in all, I love this piano as a piano. Of which there are four! And when combined with the different reverbs, can be finely adjusted to sound as you wish.



Yamaha P71 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano With Sustain Pedal And Power Supply (Amazon-Exclusive) Review:


This is literally a P45 (said so by Yamaha themselves). I was lucky enough to find this will browsing the daily sales and saw this piano for only $300. I did a bit of research for 2 hours to make sure it was actually a good buy.
I wouldn't have considered buying it if it would have cost me $400 dollars.
If you are wanting to buy this piano check other places for a better deal on the P71 as it was branded that way specifically to be a special sales item.
If you don't find anything I would buy the $500 dollar P45 bundle that comes with the stand (i had to buy it cost's $100, it's expensive for 3 pieces of wood but you wont find a nicer stand for the P45/P71)
I used to play an upright piano at school and I gotta that this piano sounds smoother and more powerful than the upright I played (it was old too).
The keys are heavy all around I think they don't change in weight or maybe they do but rather extremely subtlety idk. I didn't notice a change in key weight or rather push.
If you like piano and music this is great you will love the key action and the sound this makes.
However it is digital piano so it will never be able to make as loud a sound as a true piano but that can adjusted by buying speakers and or using an amp.



Alesis Recital White | All White 88-Key Digital Piano / Keyboard with Full-Size Semi-Weighted Keys, Power Supply, Built-In Speakers and 5 Premium Voices Review:


My teenage daughter started learning piano . She doesn’t take lessons and I’m not quite sure how serious she is about it so for that reason I wanted to buy her something better than a toy keyboard but not so expensive. I think this piano is ideal for a beginner who is just learning . I like that the keys are full size . It has a feel of a piano rather than a keyboard. It sounds good to me but I’m not a musician so can’t really tell a difference anyway. It’s beautiful . I like that it’s white . Looks expensive. It’s quite heavy. Heavier than I expected and larger than I envisioned.
I just hope it lasts at least few years . I received an email with a promo code for 3 months of piano lessons which is a nice bonus.



Yamaha P-125 Digital Piano - Black Bundle with Yamaha L-125 Stand, LP-1 Pedal, Furniture Bench, Dust Cover, Instructional Book, Online Lessons, Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD, and Polishing Cloth Review:


I've just received my Yamaha P-125 bundle (piano, plus stand, 3 pedals, and bench). It survived shipment safely (it's packed well), and was simple to assemble. I was ready to start playing in about 40 minutes. And doing that was satisfying. The touch-sensitivity of the keys is quite good. It doesn't feel the same as on the last hammer-action piano I used, but I think there are similar differences even in moving between analog pianos. Everything else about the piano is fine. The speakers are quite good, and it sounds good over earphones. The pedals work as on a traditional piano - the middle peddle keeps a tone going, while allowing staccato for the notes following pressing the pedal. The loud pedal can be used to varying degrees, rather than just being on/off. The plastic keys don't attempt to emulate ivory, but who cares? I intend to use this just as a straight piano, so the less clutter with options the better. This piano manages that well. It does allow a few other "voices" - clavichord/harpsichord, strings, organ - but it does so without an immense set of distracting buttons. I was pleased to see that it includes the capability to transpose, up and down through 6 half-tones. In truth, that's the one feature where I wouldn't mind another physical slider control; you're required instead to hold down a couple of buttons, and then press a key to indicate the extent of transposition. I'm sure I'll get used to it. All in all, a very satisfying purchase.



Alesis Recital Pro | Digital Piano / Keyboard with 88 Hammer Action Keys, 12 Premium Voices, 20W Built in Speakers, Headphone Output & Powerful Educational Features Review:


I have had this for a year. I have been playing piano for a long time but would call myself average amateur player.
When I bought it it looked like for the price point it had so many feature and pretty decent reviews.
The keyboard feel is good for me. Only slight negative is that the keyboards produce a little thump sound when hit. All keyboards do but this one seems a little loud. I am talking about sound keys make when sound is turned off. You can hear this a little when playing, especially where you are hitting keys hard.
If you record what you play to the keyboard and playback you get clean sound because there is no actually sound of you hitting the keys.
I love all the different voices. The violins voice is nothing like i have seen in other keyboards. It really gives the feel of hearing real violins. I also love the recording ability. Very simple to record and playback. What you can do is learn one hand of a song, record it and then play back and play along with the other hand. It really helps me learn music fast. Only small thing that bugs me with recording is that you cannot change voices while playing along to recorded track. Minor annoyance compared to all the features it has.
I am sure that after a year I have still only played with about half all its features. I like things like split that allows you to have one hand be one voice, and the other hand be the another voice. So my right could play piano while my left plays violins. Makes some pretty music that way. The metronome feature is nice for learning the beat.
It has computer interface that I have not used yet that I want to explore some day.
I ordered a Samson LTS50 Laptop Stand that i love with it. I set my laptop on the stand, then go to youtube videos that have music playing like guitar hero. As someone that has struggled being a great music reader, this guitar hero way of learning has changed my life. I change the speed on youtube to slow then speed up as i learn it.
I can learn songs very fast, and its sorta like playing a PIANO HERO game while learning. These keyboards really help me learn. Just being able to so simply record, then play back also helps learning fast.
I am going to try to get video up here to show a few features.
There are cheaper keyboards out there that you should consider maybe if you just want to see if you like learning to play piano. There are vastly more expensive pianos out there if you are established player that wants to make records. This is perfect middle ground piano and I thank Alesis for making this piano.
I saw a few negative reviews about what sounds like some major support issues. I have never had to deal with customer support so have no opinion on that simply because I have had no issues to complain to them about.. This is after more then a year of use where I would guess I put somewhere around 300+ hours of playing on it. I did get square trade 3 year warranty for 14.34 that I am hoping I will never need. looks like price on square trade 3 year warranty has dropped to under 9. Hope that is because they are having few warranty claims.
Good luck with your keyboard shopping. So many choices it was not easy purchase for me, but I am very happy a year later with my choice.



Alesis Recital | 88 Key Beginner Digital Piano / Keyboard with Full Size Semi Weighted Keys, Power Supply, Built In Speakers and 5 Premium Voices (Amazon Exclusive) Review:


New -- check out the recent youtube demo video they posted:
youtube dot com/watch?v=Wpbj9Mi4AAA

This is a super value, a full-size 88-key digital piano that works very well. Sound quality is excellent; the piano & other patches are solid. Key action is in between a keyboard & hammer-action; good spring action. It's full-size fun. At 15 pounds, it's solid and doesn't slip around, it's built strong and sturdy.

I've been a lifelong keyboard player, since my Roland D-50 and Alesis HR16/MMT8 in the 80s (all of which still work fine).

I was looking for a starter digital piano, and this one is a new release. I normally never buy new-release Anything with no reviews. but I thought I'd take a chance on this, and I'm glad I did. Just got it today and thought I'd write this to help anyone on the fence (and as a thanks to Alesis, I've enjoyed the HR16/MMT8 drum mach/sequencer for decades).

The 2 main criteria I wanted are:

a) piano sound: how realistic, the timbre and depth? This one is as good or better than my $1k pro keyboards. I'll likely make a review video soon so you can all hear. Much better than expected piano sound; pro-quality at a consumer price, super value.

b) key action: how solid, responsive, playable? I'm impressed, very pro build quality, solid and fun to play. I've just played it 2 hours today and am thrilled. Solid, responsive and sounds great. And I really like they are full-size keys, a must.

I like the ease-of-use in layering 2 patches (like piano/synth), for different sounds; for variety, though mostly all I care about is the piano sound, which is superb. . Walter, your product review video sold me; thanks Alesis team for an affordable high-quality dp. Also the velocity sensitivity is excellent, a must-have for a digital piano.

Highly recommended, very good playability, tone, features & value. Bravo Alesis, thanks. Worth a lot more than they're asking, it's a very satisfying instrument at a great price.

-Ken



Alesis Recital 88-Key Beginner Digital Piano with Full-Size Semi-Weighted Keys and Power Supply, Stand, Bench, and Sustain Pedal Review:


New -- check out the recent youtube demo video they posted:
youtube dot com/watch?v=Wpbj9Mi4AAA

This is a super value, a full-size 88-key digital piano that works very well. Sound quality is excellent; the piano & other patches are solid. Key action is in between a keyboard & hammer-action; good spring action. It's full-size fun. At 15 pounds, it's solid and doesn't slip around, it's built strong and sturdy.

I've been a lifelong keyboard player, since my Roland D-50 and Alesis HR16/MMT8 in the 80s (all of which still work fine).

I was looking for a starter digital piano, and this one is a new release. I normally never buy new-release Anything with no reviews. but I thought I'd take a chance on this, and I'm glad I did. Just got it today and thought I'd write this to help anyone on the fence (and as a thanks to Alesis, I've enjoyed the HR16/MMT8 drum mach/sequencer for decades).

The 2 main criteria I wanted are:

a) piano sound: how realistic, the timbre and depth? This one is as good or better than my $1k pro keyboards. I'll likely make a review video soon so you can all hear. Much better than expected piano sound; pro-quality at a consumer price, super value.

b) key action: how solid, responsive, playable? I'm impressed, very pro build quality, solid and fun to play. I've just played it 2 hours today and am thrilled. Solid, responsive and sounds great. And I really like they are full-size keys, a must.

I like the ease-of-use in layering 2 patches (like piano/synth), for different sounds; for variety, though mostly all I care about is the piano sound, which is superb. . Walter, your product review video sold me; thanks Alesis team for an affordable high-quality dp. Also the velocity sensitivity is excellent, a must-have for a digital piano.

Highly recommended, very good playability, tone, features & value. Bravo Alesis, thanks. Worth a lot more than they're asking, it's a very satisfying instrument at a great price.

-Ken



LAGRIMA Digital Piano, 88 Keys Electric Keyboard Piano for Beginner(Kids/Adults) w/Music Stand+Power Adapter+3 Metal Pedals+Instruction Book, 2 Headphone Jack/Midi/USB Audio Output Review:


Great beginner piano ! Took me about one hour to assemble ( not the most mechanically inclined person). The assembly instructions were what took the time, they are somewhat self explanatory but the diagram could be a little clearer and larger. The piano itself seems great so far. The keys are definitely weighted. Maybe just a little more then a acoustic piano. And a few of the keys were barely audible but perked up after I played it for a bit. For the money it is definitely a good deal. Unless something goods wrong in the near future I’m very happy with this purchase.



Best Choice Products 88-Key Full Size Digital Piano Set w/Semi-Weighted Keys, Stand, Sustain Pedal Review:


The Best Choice Products digital piano is perfect for a beginner or a seasoned musician! I love that it has a full size keyboard yet takes up a small footprint of floor space and even has an adjustable height stand that can collapse if needed. The sound quality is amazing and the 88 semi weighted touch control keys are a plus!

The built speakers have great sound quantity. There are multiple sound settings to mimic different instruments that are fun to add a new sound into your music. It also includes a sustain pedal and USB cable.

This is an outstanding value at a very affordable price! I highly recommend it and it would make an amazing gift for any aspiring musician!