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Digital Pianos Under 1000 - Comparison Test 2
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Side-by-side comparison of the Yamaha YDP143R and the Alesis Recital

See how the Yamaha YDP143R stacks up against the Alesis Recital in today's product comparison. Find out what separates these two items with the full comparison review below. You might also be interested in our article Top 10 Best Digital Pianos for Under $1000

The first product we will be looking at is the Yamaha YDP143R. If you are looking for a digital piano because you need to be able to turn the sound down and connect it to a computer or a tablet once in a while you might want to take a closer look at Yamaha YDP143R. It’s a console piano, so it looks a lot like an acoustic piano and has three pedals. If you have some space at home to dedicate to a piano, you can just as well choose this piano and get a really good instrument.

And now we will have a look at our second product, the Alesis Recital. Many adult beginners wish that they would have time and money for piano lessons but know that they won’t be able to commit fully. Then this piano from Alesis might be a great alternative! A 3-month premium subscription for interactive piano lessons online is included with this piano, which is a good introduction to the instrument.


A closer look at the Yamaha YDP143R

Sure, it does take up a little more space than some of the others, but it looks really good, so that doesn’t matter. It’s available in dark rosewood and black walnut.


A closer look at the Alesis Recital

This is a full-sized beginner digital piano that has adjustable touch sensitive response, so you can choose how light or heavy the keys feel. Another good thing about this piano is that you can split the keyboard (known as split keyboards) into lesson mode so that you have to identical halves, making it easier for the teacher to demonstrate. You can also layer different instrument sounds, for example if you want to play with both the string sound and piano sounds together.

HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON
Yamaha YDP143R Alesis Recital
KEY FEATURES
+ Console piano
+ Available in dark rosewood and black walnut
+ Amazing sound and feel
+ Control it with an app

+ 88 keys full-sized digital piano
+ Sleek design that takes up minimal space
+ Skoove 3-month premium subscription for interactive online piano lessons
+ Great Beginner Digital Piano
+ USB port MIDI
+ Fantastic sound quality

WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT
If you are a pianist that is serious about your piano playing, you should get yourself one of these! It’s outstanding and will enable you to practice the piano at a lower volume but still keep the feel of an acoustic piano. This is a great piano for beginners that sounds wonderful and is nice to play. The 3-month subscription to online lessons is a big plus as well!


The Bottom Line

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