The Donner DDP300 is a good digital piano- but is it the best you can get for that price?- Here we’ll look at the main features and what the instrument offers and give you an alternative brand to consider for a similar price.
Or if you’d like to view other similar Donner models, take a look below at the Donner DDP-90 or Donner DDP-100 – or see our table post here.
PRODUCT SUMMARY DONNER DDP300
Size : 143cm X 53.5cm X 35cm
Power Adapter: 12V/DC, 3A unit
Keys: 88 GHS-weighted action keys
Tone quality: 10 preset tones, 128 polyphony
DONNER DDP-300 DIGITAL PIANO KEY FEATURES
88 INTUITIVE GHS WEIGHTED KEYS
An excellent feature of the DDP-300 is its GHS weighted 88-keys. With those, you have an intuitive system that reads your finger strength.
What that means is that this piano adapts to your playing style to give you the best results.
It is a good choice for both home use and stage/concert/
About adaptation, the strength of the keys of DDP-300 spreads out. How so?
At the low end of the piano, you will press a bit with more force. For the high end, you play almost without pressure.
By doing so, you will attain stability and quality sounds from your presentations or practice.
Besides intuition, the keys of DDP-300 have a dual-mode setting. With that, you can have different pitches and tones simultaneously.
Beautifully, such a feature will come in handy if you’re a beginner pianist. That’s because the dual-mode is perfect for one-to-one training. How?
Your trainer can play on one side of the piano while you follow suit on the other half. Even at that, you both won’t interrupt each other, nor will the tone quality suffer.
The DDP-300 already comes with 10 timbres and 128 polyphony.
However, the cream of the crop remains the 3-pedal feature. Learning to master the pedal is an essential skill for the budding pianist.
The DPP-300 comes with three unique and enhanced pedals:
Soft – reduces the volume and pitches of sound.
Sostenuto – sustains a sound you played until you release the pedal
Sustain – works similarly to Sostenuto. The only difference is that the pedal keys your play even when your hands are off the keys.
DONNER DDP-300 REVIEW – THE PROS AND CONS
WHAT WE LIKE
Affordable – DDP-300 digital piano is a good price considering the quality you’ll get.
Lightweight – DDP-300, despite its several features, weighs less than 50kg. In contrast to similar acoustic pianos of the same build, it is more fit for portable needs.
Several connectivity options – unlike other Donner products, DDP connects with everything. It has AUX ports and other outlets that aid connection to learning apps/ backing tracks etc…
WHAT WE DON’T LIKE
The key weights are a little heavy! This is quite common in budget digital pianos. However, the feature still makes it a good instrument for those learning or who want the touch/feel of a real acoustic piano.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
” DDP-300 is a good quality piano, and my son loves it. Playing on this piano is like playing on a grand piano. I’m so happy I got this piano for my 12 years old kid, who is taking piano classes. The product is easy to assemble. I recommend this purchase.”
VERDICT AND AN ALTERNATIVE
Recommended For: Beginners and intermediate
Donner DDP-300 piano is good for piano students or even teachers, and customers are generally happy with the instrument. But, if I had to choose, for the price I’d be spending on the Donner DDP-300, I would go for a more established, well-known brand. The Yamaha P71 for example is an excellent instrument. The bundle below which includes a furniture stand costs less than the DDP-300! With Yamaha, you’ve peace of mind and you’re guaranteed quality.