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DIGITAL KEYBOARD
Owner's Manual
Thank you for purchasing this Yamaha Digital Keyboard!
We recommend that you read this manual carefully so that you can fully take advantage of the
advanced and convenient functions of the instrument. We also recommend that you keep this manual
in a safe and handy place for future reference.
Before using the instrument, be sure to read "PRECAUTIONS" on pages 5–7.
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    DIGITAL KEYBOARD Owner’s Manual Thank you for purchasing this Yamaha Digital Keyboard! We recommend that you read this manual carefully so that you can fully take advantage of the advanced and convenient functions of the instrument. We also recommend that you keep this manual in a safe and handy place for future reference.

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    This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a rectly. Mismatches or incorrect installation may result in overheating and cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is battery case rupture. used, please observe all safety markings and instructions that accom- Warning: pany the accessory product.

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    Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries. of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (class B) The model number, serial number, power requirements, etc., may be found on or near the name plate, which is at the bottom of the unit.

  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. (fcc_sengen_C) CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B) • This applies only to products distributed by Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. • Ceci ne s’applique qu’aux produits distribués par Yamaha Canada Musique Ltée. (can_b_01) Explanation of Graphical Symbols...

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    For AC adaptor WARNING CAUTION • This AC adaptor is designed for use with only Yamaha electronic • When setting up, make sure that the AC outlet is easily accessible. instruments. Do not use for any other purpose. If some trouble or malfunction occurs, immediately turn off the power switch of the instrument and disconnect the AC adaptor •...

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    - Do not attempt to recharge batteries that are not designed to be Then have the device inspected by Yamaha service personnel. charged. - The power cord or plug becomes frayed or damaged.

  • Page 7: About This Manual, Saving Data

    Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed. Always turn the power off when the instrument is not in use.

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Using the Melody Suppressor ........37 Creating Arpeggios Using an External Stereo System for Playback (OUTPUT [L/L+R]/[R] jacks) (PSR-EW400)....38 Triggering Arpeggios ............24 Speaker Mute On/Off Setting (PSR-EW400) ....38 Changing the Arpeggio Type .........24 Backup and Initialization Creating Original Sounds via the Knobs Backup Parameters ............39 Assigning Functions to the Knobs ........25...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    The functions that can be Knobs to create various new new Styles to expand your musi- assigned to the knobs include fil- sounds. cal horizons. ter, DSP effect, etc. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 10: Compatible Format And Functions

    System Level. XGlite As its name implies, “XGlite” is a simplified version of Yamaha’s high-quality XG tone genera- tion format. Naturally, you can play back any XG song data using an XGlite tone generator. However, keep in mind that some songs may play back differently compared to the original data, due to the reduced set of control parameters and effects.

  • Page 11: About The Manuals

    NOTE • The illustrations and displays as shown in this manual are based on the PSR-E453. • Please note that the PSR-EW400 and PSR-E453 have different numbers of keys: the PSR-EW400 has 76 keys, and the PSR-E453 has 61 keys.

  • Page 12: Setting Up

    (e.g., 036/C1), which is used in making various settings, such as Split Point (page 53). (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4) (C5) (C6) PSR-E453: 036 (C1) – 096 (C6) PSR-EW400: 028 (E0) – 103 (G6) PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 13: Panel Controls And Terminals

    @2 PATTERN/SONG/STYLE Control buttons •When the [PATTERN] lamp is on: ........Pages 27 and 52 •When the [SONG] lamp is on: @6 OUTPUT [L/L+R]/[R] jacks (PSR-EW400) ..........Page 29 ..........Page 38 •When the [STYLE] lamp is on: @7 [SUSTAIN] jack ........Page 17 ......Pages 26, 50, and 51...

  • Page 14: Setting Up Power Requirements

    DC IN jack (page 13) • PSR-E453: Six “AA” size alkaline (LR6), manganese (R6) or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. • PSR-EW400: Six “D” size alkaline (LR20), manga- nese (R20) or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. The Alkaline batteries or rechargeable Ni-MH batter- AC outlet...

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    When this happens, make Indicates that the remaining power is sufficient. sure to replace all batteries with new ones or already- recharged ones. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 16: Turning The Power On/off

    The lowest key  Connecting an External Device • PSR-E453: This jack also functions as an external output. By connecting to a computer, keyboard PSR-EW400 amplifier, recorder, or other audio device, you can PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 17: Using A Pedal (sustain)

    CAUTION (PSR-EW400) • Do not use the headphones for a long period of time at a The exterior size of PSR-EW400 is beyond the limits high or uncomfortable volume level, since this can cause permanent hearing loss. as described in the L-6 Assembly Instructions. How- •...

  • Page 18: Basic Operation

    [+/YES] and [-/NO] but- Hold down this button until the function calls tons can also be used. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 19: Display Items

    Indicates the chord which is being played in the Auto Accompaniment range (page 26) or specified via page 51 Song playback. Track status Indicates the on/off status of the current Song, Style or Pattern (pages 27, 29, 32, 51). PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 20: Playing The "grand Piano

    “Grand Piano” (PSR-E453)/ or “Live! Grand Piano” (PSR-EW400). Voice number Appears when the [VOICE] button is on. NOTE • Voice number 001 on the PSR-EW400 is “Live! Grand Piano. ” Use the dial to select the desired Voice. Flute Play the keyboard. Preset Voice Types 001–237...

  • Page 21: Layering A Dual Voice

    (C4) (C5) (C6) (C1) (C2) Main Voice (and Dual Voice) Split Voice The Split Voice (page 45) and the Split Point can be changed as desired (page 53). Press the [SPLIT] button again to exit from Split. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 22: Using The Metronome

    “TimeSigN” (Time Signature Numera- tor). The number of beats per measure is shown on Metronome volume the display. TimeSigN Rotate the dial to set the volume. Hold for longer Number of beats than a second. per measure. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 23: Adding Harmony

    The operation differs depending on the Harmony type. Try playing the keyboard by referring to “How to sound each Harmony Type” at right, and the Harmony Type List. Press the [HARMONY] button again to turn Harmony off. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 24: Changing The Arpeggio Type

    Split Point. • By assigning the Arpeggio Hold function to the foot- switch, the Arpeggio will continue to play after the note is released (page 49). To turn off the Arpeggio function, press the [ARPEGGIO] button again. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 25: Using The Knobs

    • Only selecting a function combination will not affect the sound high level may result in distortion. If this occurs, reduce even if the knob arrow is not at the center position. The the volume level. selected function only works when the knob is moved. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 26: Playing Styles

    List, refer to the separate Data List. This puts the Style playback in “standby” and Play the keyboard as described in steps Style starts playing back when you play the key- 4–5 of the previous section. board. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 27: Playing With Patterns Like A Dj

    Split Point turns Arpeggio on as well as specifies the key for Pattern playback.  Changing the Section via the [A]–[E] buttons Press the [START/STOP] button to stop playback. SECT B PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 28: Selecting And Playing Back A Song

    • USB: Songs in the USB flash drive (page 62). NOTE • In addition to the 30 preset Songs in this instrument, you can enjoy extra Songs downloadable from the Yamaha website. For details, refer to page 11. • For instructions on transferring Songs from a computer to this instrument, refer to the online PDF manual (page 11) “Computer-related Operations.

  • Page 29: Song Fast Forward, Fast Reverse, And Pause

    • Up to two Track buttons can be pressed simultaneously for turning on or off. When playback reaches to the point you want to specify as the start point, press the [ ] (A-B REPEAT) button to set the A point. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

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    After the evaluation display is shown, the lesson back of the Song. will start again from the beginning. Pressing the [LESSON] button repeatedly will change the lesson number from 1: LISTEN  2: TIMING  3: WAITING  off  1…. Press this PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

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    To exit from this status, press this button again. NOTE • You can change the amount of measures the Repeat & Learn function jumps back by pressing a number button [1]–[9] dur- ing repeat playback. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 32: Quick Recording

    Press the [REC] button to enter the by pressing the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button, and Record Ready mode. then waiting until playback ends. This operation selects the lowest-numbered unre- corded User Song from 031–040 (User 1–10) as the recording target. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 33: Recording To A Specified Track

     If you want to record only the Style play- back: Press the [STYLE] button, select the desired Style, then simultaneously hold down the [REC] button and press the [A] button. ACMP is automatically turned on. Press and hold PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 34: Clearing A User Song

    A confirmation message will appear on the dis- A clear-in-progress message will appear briefly play. on the display. ClrUser1 Press the [+/YES] button. A confirmation message will appear on the dis- play. To cancel this operation, press the [-] button. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 35: Recalling Panel Settings From The Registration Memory

    Doing so can result in a loss of  DSP: Parameter values of Knobs A/B and settings of the data. related Functions  Other settings: Transpose, Pitch Bend Range, Knob Effect Combination number, Split Point, Scale Tune PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 36: Playing An External Audio Device With The Built-in Speakers

    HOST] terminal (see “Connecting to a Computer, ” at right). Computer Instrument Turn on the audio device, and then this USB cable instrument. Start play back of the connected audio device. The sound of the audio device is output through the speakers of this instrument. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 37: Connecting To An Iphone/ipad

    • If you are using a DAW (digital audio workstation) with this instrument, set the Audio Loop Back (page 60) to OFF . Oth- erwise, a loud sound may occur, depending on the settings of the computer or the application software. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 38: Speaker Mute On/off Setting (psr-ew400)

    Using an External Stereo Speaker Mute On/Off Setting System for Playback (OUTPUT (PSR-EW400) [L/L+R]/[R] jacks) (PSR-EW400) You can set whether the sound of this instrument is always output from its built-in speaker or not. You can connect a stereo system to amplify the instrument’s sound by using the OUTPUT [L/L+R]/[R]...

  • Page 39: Backup And Initialization Backup Parameters

    • Keep in mind that this operation also deletes the data you have purchased. Be sure to save important data to a com- puter. For details, refer to the online PDF manual (page 11) “Computer-related Operations. ” PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 40: Selecting A Reverb Type

    Main, Dual, and Split Voices individually via the same operations above. Regarding the item in step same operations above. Regarding the item in step 2, refer to the Function List on page 59. 2, refer to the Function List on page 59. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 41: Pitch Controls—transpose

    Use the CATEGORY [+] and [-] buttons to Voice and tempo for the current Song, Style or Pat- call up “Tuning” (Function 007). tern. Tuning Use the dial to set the Tuning value. 440.0Hz PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 42: Changing The Touch Response Of The Keyboard

    Lowers the mid range for a brighter hard to produce maximum loudness. Bright sound. All notes are produced at the same Lowers the high range for a softer Fixed volume no matter how hard the key- Mild sound. board is played. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 43: Setting The Base Note For Each Scale

    Preset Scale types Equal Pure Major Rotate the dial to select a base note Pure Minor from C, C#, D, Eb, E, F, F#, G, Ab, A, Bb Bayat (Arabic) and B. Rast (Arabic) The default setting is “C.” PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 44: Tuning Each Note To Create An Original Scale

    C, C#, D, Eb, E, F, F#, G, Ab, A, Bb, B. Press the CATEGORY [+] button to call up “Tune” (Function 051). After a few seconds, the tuning value of the note selected in step 3 appears. Tune Tune C Tuning value PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 45: Voice Settings Selecting A Dual Voice

    The Voice-related settings are reset when a differ- ent Voice is selected. If you want to store the cre- Current Split Voice ated sound for future recall, memorize the settings to the Registration Memory. Rotate the dial to select the desired Split Voice. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

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    Pattern. Turning the knob to the left decreases the  Knob B: CHORUS external audio volume, while turning it to the right Produces a layered “multi-instrument” effect. Turning decreases the instrument volume. the knob to the right increases the Chorus depth. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

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    (page 60). Adjust the effect depth by turning Knob B while playing the keyboard, then use Knob A to change the rotating speed of the rotary speaker. When you move it slowly, you can create gradual speed changes like on a real rotary speaker. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 48: Parameters Assigned To The Knobs Adding Dsp Effects

    • The DSP effects may not be applied as expected when a User Song is being played RotarySp back. This is because the DSP effects are affected by the data recorded to the User Song. Current DSP type PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 49: Synchronizing An Arpeggio To Song/style/pattern Playback—arpeggio Quantize

    Rotate the dial to select a value from notes, Arpeggio playback will continue. To stop “OFF,” “1/8” and “1/16.” Arpeggio playback, release the footswitch. • 1/8 Synchronizing to quarter notes • 1/16 Synchronizing to 8th notes • OFF No synchronization PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 50: Style And Pattern Settings Style Variations—sections

    Auto Accompaniment area of the keyboard. Press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button to select Main A or Main B. MAIN A Current Section (Main A or B) PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 51: Style Synchro Stop

    • Style numbers 196, 208–220 have no rhythm parts, so no rhythm will play. When one of these Styles is selected, turn ACMP on, then specify the chord in the left hand area to play Style parts other than the Rhythm part. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 52: Pattern Variations—sections

    (page 47). NOTE • When recording Pattern playback with the Retrigger function, note that the beat indicator in the display, metronome and Arpeggio playback is not synchronized with playback of the recorded Song. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 53: Adjusting The Volume Of The Style Or Pattern

    Use the CATEGORY [+] and [-] buttons to accompaniment is on call up “SplitPnt” (Function 009). You can call up this display also by pressing the [STYLE] then holding the [ACMP] button for lon- Auto Accompani- ger than a second. ment area Specified chord PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 54: Chord Types For Style Playback

    (three keys altogether). PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 55: Looking Up Chords Using The Chord Dictionary

    Specifying only the key for Pattern play- back Note that you need to specify only the root note for Pattern playback, unlike Style playback for which you also need to specify the chord type. Dict. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 56: Song Settings Bgm (background Music) Playback

    NOTE • When User Songs, Download Songs and USB Songs data do not exist, Demo Songs are played back. Press the [DEMO] button to start play- back. To stop playback, press the [DEMO] button again. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 57: Tempo Setting Of The Song

    000 and 127. • Selecting another Song will cancel the changed Melody Voice. NOTE • You cannot change the Melody Voice of a User Song. • Song volume can be adjusted while in the Song mode. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 58: Basic Procedure In The Function Display

    [PITCH BEND] wheel (page 41), in semitone increments. 036–096 (C1–C6; PSR-E453)/ SplitPnt Split Point 054 (F#2) Refer to page 53. 028–103 (E0–G6; PSR-EW400) 1 (Soft), 2 (Medium), TouchRes Touch Response 2 (Medium) Refer to page 42. 3 (Hard), 4 (Fixed) PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 59: The Functions

    Refer to page 42. 3 (Boost), 4 (Piano), 5 (Bright), 6 (Mild) L63, L62...L02, L01, C, Determines the pan position to be cancelled when the Melody Melody Suppressor SupprPan R01, R02...R62, R63 Suppressor (page 37) is turned on. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

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    HOST] terminal is returned to the computer or not with the LoopBack ON/OFF Audio Loop Back performance played on the instrument. If you want to output only the sound played on this instrument to the computer, set this parameter to OFF. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

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    ** The appropriate value is automatically set for each Song, Style or Pattern. NOTE • The settings of “MIDI” and “Audio” is useful when an external device such as a computer is connected to the [USB TO HOST] terminal (page 36). PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

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    By connecting the instrument to a USB flash drive, The instrument does not necessarily support all you can save data you’ve created to the connected commercially available USB devices. Yamaha can- device, as well as read data from the connected not guarantee operation of USB devices that you device.

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    • No sound will be produced if the keyboard is played while the File Control display is showing, and only but- tion 069 (PSR-E453)/Function 070 (PSR-EW400). tons related to File Control operations will be active. Use the CATEGORY [+] and [-] buttons to call up the desired File Control function, then execute it.

  • Page 64: Formatting A Usb Flash Drive

    File Control display. A confirmation message will appear. To cancel the operation, press the [-/NO] button. Overwriting existing files If a file that already contains data is selected as the target user file, an overwrite confirmation message will appear. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 65: Saving A User Song As Smf To A Usb Flash Drive

    User 1 Press the [0/EXECUTE] button again. As the target file name on the USB flash drive, “SONG***” (***: number 1–100) appears on the display. If desired, rotate the dial to select the dif- ferent file. SONG001 PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

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    After a while, a message indicating completion of the operation appears. NOTICE • The Load operation cannot be cancelled during exe- cution. Never turn off the power or disconnect the USB flash drive during the operation. Doing so may result in data loss. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

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    Press the [0/EXECUTE] button. The name of a Style file in the USB flash drive or internal memory of this instrument will appear on the display. If desired, rotate the dial to select a different Style file. DiscoFox PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 68: Deleting A User File In The Usb Flash Drive

    Never turn off the power or disconnect the USB flash drive during the operation. Doing so may result in data loss. Press the [FUNCTION] button to exit from the File Control display. Press the [FUNCTION] button to exit from the File Control display. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 69: Message List

    Displayed when connecting an unformatted UnFormat USB flash drive. USB flash drive save, delete, and format operations cannot be performed when the UseAdpt instrument is being powered from battery. Use an AC adaptor. PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 70: Troubleshooting

    No sound is produced even when the keyboard is played, or a Song, Style, or Pattern is being played (PSR-EW400) Check the on/off status of the Speaker Mute setting back. (page 38). Make sure to set to OFF.

  • Page 71: Specifications

    Sustain Pedal, AUX IN (Stereo-mini), Sustain Pedal, AUX IN (Stereo-mini) OUTPUT (L/L+R, R) 6 W + 6 W 12 W + 12 W Amplifiers Amplifiers/ (When using PA-150 AC adaptor) (When using PA-300C AC adaptor) Speakers Speakers 12 cm x 2 PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 72

    • Wireless MIDI adaptor: UD-BT01 * The contents of this manual apply to the latest specifications as of the publishing date. To obtain the latest manual, access the Yamaha website then download the manual file. Since specifications, equipment or separately sold accessories may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.

  • Page 73: Index

    Main .......... 50 Stop Accompaniment ....53 Main Voice ........ 20 Style ........26, 50 Master Volume ......16 Style Out ........60 Melody Suppressor ....37, 59 Sustain ........17 Melody Voice ......57 Synchro Stop ......51 PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

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    Voice ........20, 45 Volume ........16 Volume (AUX IN) .......58 Volume (Harmony) ....60 Volume (Metronome) ....22 Volume (Pattern) .......53 Volume (Song) ......57 Volume (Style) ......53 Volume (USB TO HOST) ...58 Volume (Voice) ......59 Volume Balance ......46 Your Tempo .......61 PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

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    MEMO PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 76

    Note for the battery symbol (bottom two symbol examples): This symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. In this case it complies with the requirement set by the Directive for the chemical involved. (weee_battery_eu_en_01) PSR-E453/PSR-EW400 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 77

    Warranty service will only be provided for defective products within the Warranted Area. Contact your local authorized Yamaha dealer who will advise you of the procedures to be followed. If this is not successful, contact Yamaha at the address, telephone number or website shown below. Yamaha may request that you send the defective product to a local authorized Yamaha Servicer or authorize return of the defective product to Yamaha for repair.

  • Page 79

    For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha representative or the authorized distributor listed below. MALTA CYPRUS NORTH AMERICA Olimpus Music Ltd. Nakas Music Cyprus Ltd. CANADA Valletta Road, Mosta MST9010, Malta Nikis Ave 2k Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.

  • Page 80

    Yamaha Global Site http://www.yamaha.com/ Yamaha Downloads http://download.yamaha.com/ Manual Development Department © 2016 Yamaha Corporation Published 03/2016 POAP-A0 Printed in China ZT18040...

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