Yamaha DGX-660 Review

Yamaha DGX 660 review

Yamaha DGX-660 is a truly versatile digital piano with a lot of impressive features and several add-ons specially crafted for newbies in the industry.

The Yamaha’s DGX-660 is one of the most awaited mid range affordable piano from the famous DGX series of Yamaha. 

The DGX-660 comes with a full 88-key keyboard including high quality grand piano sounds sampled from Yamaha's flagship Concert Grand PIano. The resemblance is so much perfect that even the pro players needs to think twice before finding any difference.

So let's see what more Yamaha DGX 660 has to offer to us.

There are several new additions to the DGX-660 from the DGX-650 which was the previous version of the DGX series and made popular the DGX line of series from Yamaha.

The Touch and the Tone

The first thing that caught my attention is the Graded Hammer Action keys. Generally very selected keyboard manufacturer maintains this high level of weight resemblance of the keys like a grand piano and luckily DGX 660 has this. The DGX-660 gives you the natural feel of GHS weighted action which is heavier in the bass and lighter in the treble range.

The tone of DGX660 is generated with Yamaha's patented CF Sound Engine Technology and is simply uncomparable.

The tone of the keys are also quite crispy and clear and as I said earlier the notes perfectly resembles the Yamaha's flagship concert grand piano sound.

In short from my experience I can say that Sound and Feel is superb.

What Yamaha DGX-660 Offers

The piano room feature

One of the coolest feature of DXX 660 is the Piano Room. It allows you to control the grand piano sound in various ways. You’ll find a selection of pianos which are ideal for performing different types of music. You can adjust the pianos lid positions and can change the sensitivity level of the keys easily according to your need.

Recording and Playback

The song audio section on DGX 660's front panel allows you to record your own songs. You can also put a flash drive to import audio files or play directly from the USB sitck or play them through the keyboard when needed. The DGX-660 allows you record your creations in two formats: WAV and MIDI files which are the global music file format and is supported by almost all of musical devices.

Sound Effects

The another impressive feature of the DGX-660 is the inbuilt style library with several styles that cover many genres of music making it easy to find and organize the styles you prefer.

Polyphony

The DGX-660 digital keyboard comes with 192-note polyphony. Whereas the earlier version DGX 650 was only having 126 notes. This huge number of new polyphony sounds which allows you to play even the most complex passages without the fear of note dropping out.

Connectivity

Every devices now a days needs to be get connected to the internet or other devices like PC, tablets and smart phones. So, why does our smart DXG 660 lacks this?  This is why DGX 660 can be connected easily to computer and iOS devices, where a wide range of exciting apps are available for further enhancing/tweaking your music.

Example - With the Chord Tracker app, you can identify the chord in songs form the audio collection.

There is also an optional wireless connection available for total freedom although the range is bit short but still this connectivity option kind of innovative step and is still developmental stage. 

The mic connectivity feature is not present in lots of entry level keyboards but DGX 660 got covered you on this. Microphone helps you to record songs easily and some basic mics (DGX 660 does not have any inbuilt mic - need to purchase separately) can filters noise upto some extent. You can also sing and play along your songs.

For further tweaking there is a whole collection for mic settings with the different kinds of presets to explore.

Speakers

DGX-660 has good sounding built-in monitor speakers and it can be connected to an external sound system when required. But for practicing in home or on close space the sound of the speakers are more than enough but are not suitable for big space like halls.

Modes

The DGX-660 keyboard comes with two different modes: Layering mode and Split mode.

The Layering mode allows you to combine two or more different sounds so that they sound at the same time-period over the whole keyboard.

And the Split mode divides your keyboard into two halves. You can assign any instrument sounds on any half. For example, you can play the drum sound on the right side of the keyboard and the piano sound on the left side of the keyboard.

The Yamaha DGX-660 keyboard is a wonderful digital piano that has been specially designed to mimic the sound of the traditional acoustic grand piano.

There is little to no room to complain about Yamaha DGX 660. One thing that I complain about earlier is the range of the wireless connection. It can be improved. An Inbuilt mic is missing. 

With so much features and high quality tone and several addons and 91% positive ratings over amazon simply reflects how much love Yamaha DGX 660 is getting from piano lovers.

This post was most recently updated on April 16th, 2019

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