Yamaha DGX505 Piano/Keyboard, Secondhand

Yamaha DGX505 Piano/Keyboard, Secondhand

Absolute Bargain!
Includes Stand & Sustain Pedal

Key Points
  • 88 Keys
  • Inclusive Stand
  • 3 Month Warranty
  • Full Working Order

Discount Price: £195.00
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Yamaha DGX505 Piano/Keyboard, Secondhand

Absolute Bargain!


88 Semi-Weighted Keys


The Yamaha DGX-505 is (WAS!) the top of the line in the Portable Grand series and is destined to be one of the most popular portable keyboards we've ever made, based on sales of the model it replaces – the DGX-500. It comes with everything shown; wooden side panels, matching wooden stand and sustain pedal. It has an attractive, easy to use panel and a wealth of features including 88 lightly weighted piano-style keys, high resolution stereo piano sample, SmartMedia storage, USB computer connectivity, a large bitmapped LCD screen capable of displaying notation and lyrics for songs, pitch bend wheel for more expressive playing of string and brass instruments, and a six-track sequencer that is designed for the utmost in simplicity; two button pushes and you're recording. For those interested in learning to play, we've beefed up the "Yamaha Education Suite" (Y.E.S.) found on previous models with a new interactive version, Version IV, which includes "Your Tempo" and "Repeat & Learn" modes. Finally, the new performance assistant technology allows you to play along with songs and not make a mistake – guaranteeing even a complete beginner a rewarding musical experience!

SmartMedia storage offers high-capacity storage

For the utmost in simplicity, compatibility and portability, the DGX-505 features SmartMedia storage (card optional), offering up to 128MB of high-speed access to songs and styles. Unlike audio files, MIDI songs and styles are small files, allowing you to store literally hundreds and hundreds of your favorite tunes on a card that is not much bigger than a postage stamp. For convenience, there are a couple of ways to get data to the card. You can connect the keyboard directly to your computer, using the USB jack on the back, and transfer songs and styles directly from your computer to the card (PC only). Or, if you don't plan on having the keyboard in the same room as your computer, simply pick up a memory card reader for your computer from your favorite electronic supply store and transfer data that way.
PC Button & USB: This keyboard loves your computer

The DGX-505 has many state of the art features to make connecting to your PC as quick and easy as possible. These features include the PC Button, which takes a snapshot of your MIDI settings so that you can instantly return to them with just the press of a single button, and a USB port for transferring song data from your computer. In addition, the USB port acts as a MIDI interface, freeing you from having to purchase other MIDI peripherals like cables and adapters to play music. Simply connect to your computer, open your favorite music software program and hit PLAY. That's it.

Large bitmapped screen is your window into the world of music

Have you ever played a song and wondered what it would look like as sheet music? The DGX-505 can display the score to a song whether it comes from the Internet, the internal selections or ones that you record yourself, and the pages scroll automatically when a song is played back – no more page turning! And for singers, the screen also displays chords and lyrics to XF compatible songs. For examples, please visit www.yamahamusicsoft.com. And for those that want to learn to play, notation adds a new dimension to the Yamaha Education Suite, allowing you to hear a song while you follow the notes in the display
Learn to play with the Yamaha Education Suite IV

    LCD screen displays notation to the song you want to learn

    Keyboard lessons/songs are designed for learning one hand at a time

    Your Tempo learning mode – progress at your own pace

    Repeat and Learn – repeat difficult to learn sections

    Lesson Grading – monitors your progress as you practice each lesson

    Lessons work with internal as well as downloaded song files

    Chord Dictionary – shows you how to play chords and tells you which chords you are playing by displaying the notes and chord name on the LCD screen

    Learning to play songs moves to a new level of simplicity with the new "Your Tempo" learning mode. Call up a song, press the notation button so that you can see the music, press left hand or right hand or both at once for two-handed learning, and the keyboard and notation will speed up and slow down as you do, literally following you through the song. If you find one section of the song a little difficult, simply engage the "Repeat and Learn" button and the DGX-505 will stay on that section, repeating it until you feel comfortable. Then move on to the next section. The Yamaha Education Suite also works with Standard MIDI Files (SMF), allowing you to learn songs of your choosing – and the keyboard will show the music notation to those selections as well!

Portable Grand™

Playing piano is fast and easy with Yamaha's Portable Grand function. One dedicated button brings up a great sounding piano, stunningly rich and authentic in its sound and exceptionally responsive to your playing touch, as well as setting up the keyboard to play as a piano in full keyboard mode. On top of all this, a wealth of special piano-only "Pianist" styles, like Slow Rock and Stride, provide professional sounding piano accompaniment that change chords automatically as you do, while you play a piano melody on top!
General MIDI and Yamaha XGlite makes for great sound

The DGX-505 comes equipped with 494 voices that include a high resolution stereo-sampled Piano, a selection of Sweet! Voices including Trumpet, Flute, Pan Flute, Soprano & Tenor Saxes, Cool! Voices including Galaxy Electric Piano, Suitcase Electric Piano, Electric Piano & Organ, Live! Voices including Piano, Warm Grand & Orchestra and 10 Drum Kits and 2 Sound Effects Kits.

    Sweet! Voices are special voices from Yamaha that reproduce all the natural expression and vibrato of their respective acoustic instruments.
    Cool! Voices feature long samples of electronically amplified instruments.
    Live! Voices use stereo samples to ensure the most accurate reproduction of each instrument's natural presence, resonance and vibrato. It all adds up to great sound.

    And for the utmost in compatibility, the DGX-505 is both General MIDI (GM) and XGlite capable. The Internet has thousands of MIDI song files available and you can rest assured that your DGX-505 will be able to competently reproduce these files.

Mix and match

You are also able to create sound mixes of your own using Layer and Split modes. Split mode allows you to have two different sounds on the keyboard at the same time, like piano on the right and bass on the left. Layer mode allows you to combine two sounds across the keyboard range. For example, you could play Piano and Strings at the same time. You're only limited by your imagination.
Performance Assistant Technology – Now anyone (yes, anyone!) can play

Performance assistant technology is a new feature from Yamaha that guarantees that you can't play a wrong melody note or chord. Here's how it works. Select a song, press the Performance Assistant button and select from either chord or melody mode.

In chord mode, play the keyboard – any notes you like. Every note you play will fit the music! If you move up the keyboard, the pitch goes up. If you move down, the pitch goes down. Play a perfect arpeggio, or play chords in time with the music, or really "go for it" and play a solo.

In melody mode, simply play any note in time with the melody and the keyboard will play the correct pitch. For example, you can play the melody simply by tapping one key. Even if you can't play piano and can't read a note of music, you can still have some musical fun.
Sound Quality

    2-Way Speaker System
    Separate woofers and tweeters deliver sounds with clarity and precision for more lifelike instrument voices.

    Bass Boost System
    A special port on each speaker adds a powerful impact to bass sound reproduction.

    Stereo (Not just 2 Speakers)
    We all know that stereo sound adds realistic character and spatial depth. But how can you tell if the portable keyboard you're looking to purchase is stereo or not? With Yamaha, the answer is simple. All Yamaha Portable Keyboards are true stereo.

    Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
    Enhances sound quality with sophisticated digital effects like Harmony, Reverb & Chorus.

    Advanced Wave Memory (AWM)
    Yamaha Advanced Wave Memory technology delivers amazingly realistic sound.

32-note Polyphony

What's polyphony, you ask? Simply put, polyphony is how many notes a keyboard can reproduce simultaneously. The DGX-505 has 32-note polyphony allowing you to play intricate arrangements and dense musical passages.
Keyboard Styles and the One Touch Setting

The DGX-505 comes with 135 built-in styles, waiting for you to play along with. It's just like having a built-in band. Call up your favorite style of music like Rock, Big Band or Country, press a chord or play Single Finger mode, and the DGX-505 will follow you through a piece of music, providing all of the drums, bass, piano, guitar, horn and string parts for you. And to make it easy and fun, when you select one of the styles, the One Touch Setting function will automatically configure keyboard parameters, such as voice selection and digital effects, to match that selected music style.
Watch & Learn Video Series (Optional)

The Watch & Learn Video Series is an in-home learning series for portable keyboard enthusiasts, featuring Tom Folenta, one of Yamaha's top product specialists.
Don't forget your Survival Kit!

Designed to provide you with everything you need to get started. Includes a two-year extended warranty, power adaptor, footswitch on models that require it, stereo headphones, bonus coupons and a DVD-ROM. Look for it at a dealer near you.

Body     Color     Silver
Dimensions     Width     1,376mm (54-1/8") with keyboard stand
Height     804mm (31-2/3") with keyboard stand
Depth     485mm (19-1/8") with keyboard stand
Weight     Weight     21kg (46 lbs., 5oz.) with keyboard stand
Control Interface
Keyboard     Number of Keys     88
Type     Piano Style
Touch Response     Yes
Other Controllers     Pitch Bend     Yes
Display     Type     Full Dot LCD
Size     320 x 240 dots
Color     Monochrome
Contrast     Yes
Score Display Function     Yes
Lyrics Display Function     Yes
Language     English, Japanese
Panel     Language     English
Tone Generation     Tone Generating Technology     AWM Stereo Sampling
Polyphony     Number of Polyphony (Max.)     32
Preset     Number of Voices     121 + 361 XGlite + 12 Drum/SFX Kits
Featured Voices     3 Live! Voices, 5 Sweet! Voices, 4 Cool! Voices
Compatibility     GM     Yes
XGlite     Yes
XF     Yes
Types     Reverb     9 types
Chorus     4 types
Functions     Dual/Layers     Yes
Split     Yes
Panel Sustain     yes (in Menu)
Accompaniment Styles
Preset     Number of Preset Styles     135
Fingering     Multi
Style Control     INTRO, MAIN x 2, FILL-IN, ENDING
Custom     User Styles     Style File Format
Other Features     Easy Song Arranger     Yes
One Touch Setting (OTS)     Yes
Preset     Number of Preset Songs     30
Recording     Number of Songs     5
Number of Tracks     6 (5 Melody + 1 Chord)
Data Capacity     Approx. 10,000 notes (when only "melody" tracks are recorded)
Approx. 5,500 chords (when only "chord" tracks are recorded)
Recording Function     Yes
Compatible Data Format     Playback     SMF
Recording     Original File Format (Convertible into SMF)
Registration     Number of Buttons     2 ( x 8 banks )
Lesson/Guide     Performance Assistant Technology (PAT)     Chord/Melody
Yamaha Education Suite (YES)     Waiting, Your Tempo, Minus One, Repeat & Learn, Chord Dictionary
Overall Controls     Metronome     Yes
Tempo Range     32 - 280
Transpose     -12 to 0, 0 to +12
Tuning     Yes
Miscellaneous     PIANO Button     Portable Grand Button
Storage and Connectivity
Storage     Internal Memory     875KB
SmartMedia Slot     yes (up to 128MB)
Connectivity     DC IN     DC IN 12V
Headphones     x 1
AUX Pedal     1 Footswitch
Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers     6W + 6W
Speakers     12cm x 2 + 3cm x 2
Power Supply
Power Supply     Adaptor (PA-5C/5D), or batteries (Six "D" size, R20P(LR20) or equivalent batteries)
Power Consumption     22W
Bundled Software
CD-ROM     Yes
Included Accessories     Music Rest     Yes
Keyboard Stand     Yes
Pedal/Footswitch     FC5

Important Note
Price errors and omissions excepted - An order is considered finalised on dispatch. No monies are debited from your card until the item is in stock or by prior arrangement.

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