Yamaha DGX-650 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Review 

 March 3, 2021

By  Zen Chung

The Yamaha DGX-650 88-key graded hammer action digital piano helps aspiring pianists to improve their learning experience and make your experience how it feels to play a piano like a profession. The digital piano has a built- in USB audio recorder that helps you capture your musical inspirations. Here are some of the other features present in the Yamaha DGX-650 88-key graded hammer action digital piano.


Damper Resonance DSP

The damper resonance helps to provide a sympathetic interaction between strings on acoustic pianos. When the player uses the damper pedal, the harmonics of other strings wash over the notes played until the pedal is released.

88-note, weighted GHS action

The weighted GHS action allows you to put a heavier touch on the lower end of the piano and a heavier touch on the upper end of the piano so that you can build a finger technique required when performing on an acoustic piano.

USB Audio (WAV) Recording/Playback

The USB Audio (WAV) Recording/Playback enables you to record performances or MIDI songs as uncompressed, CD-quality audio to a USB flash drive. You can copy the performance to your computer to make CDs, share over the internet or transfer to your portable music player. Alternatively, you can also playback uncompressed WAV files stored on the USB flash drive.

Smart Chord

Smart chord help you sound like a professional when playing the piano even if you are learning to play the piano for the first time. The smart chord feature helps to create the entire chords in different styles. The smart chord helps you to create accompaniment Styles which in turn creates the rest of your virtual band so you can get straight to playing music.

Style Recommender

The style recommender provides suggestions of a list of appropriate styles based on your piano playing skills. When you play a rhythm on the keyboard, the style recommender creates a list of suitable styles based on what you played.

AUX line input

The AUX input helps you to connect any device with an audio output and listen to the music or recording in it through the DGX-650’s built-in speakers. You can listen to music from your mobile device, another keyboard or even a mixer.

128-note polyphony

The 128 note polyphony provide you with enough horsepower for dropout-free performances while layering two Voices and playing two-handed making it easier for the digital piano to respond to your skill level in playing the piano.

Pros of Yamaha DGX-650 88-key graded hammer action digital piano

  • It has good learning tools
  • It is easy to use
  • Quality and realistic sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch sensitive keys
  • Pre-programmed music

Cons of Yamaha DGX-650 88-key graded hammer action digital piano

  • Small display
  • Heavy

The Yamaha DGX-650 88-key graded hammer action digital piano is ideal for learning, accompaniment, MIDI and solo work. I fell in love with this piano the first time I used it. A good piano should sound and feel good when playing. The built-in speakers and bass in this digital piano make it sound good. Another thing that I love about the Yamaha DGX-650 88-key graded hammer action digital piano is the ability to quickly and easily change tempo, rewind, and A-B loop parts of songs. In my opinion, the Yamaha DGX-650 88-key graded hammer action digital piano is a great digital piano that can help you improve your skills in playing the piano. My experience with this digital piano was great and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great piano at an affordable price that they can use to learn and improve their skills in playing the piano.

Zen Chung

I'm Zen Chung, a piano and violin teacher based out of Plano, Texas. I started this blog because my students (and their parents) kept asking about the best musical instruments to buy online. Look no further I'm here to save the day! 

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