Yamaha Technological Innovation Sparks Silent Piano Revolution

1/24/2013 [Pianos & Keyboards]

Expanded Silent Piano Line To Debut At The 2013 NAMM Show; Wider Range of Features Combine the Best of Acoustic and Digital Pianos

Yamaha b3-SG2 Silent Upright Piano

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Keyboard Division, will display its expanded range of SH and SG2 Silent Pianos this January at the 2013 NAMM Show. Yamaha Silent Pianos are acoustic pianos featuring sound-damping capabilities that allow players to plug in headphones and jam away without disturbing others. They can also be played like any regular piano, combining the authentic sound and touch of acoustic pianos with the convenience of digital models.

The Silent Piano’s incredible sounds are sampled from the top-of-the-line Yamaha CFX and CFIIIS Concert Grand Pianos. Even in silent mode, the piano faithfully reproduces an acoustic sound through headphones. Drawing from Yamaha’s expertise in acoustic piano design, digital sound creation and Disklavier technology, the silent pianos allow players to experience the same feel and touch they would from a regular acoustic pianos, whether the sound they want is soft or loud, gentle or sharp. The meticulously installed hammer, key and pedal sensors, along with sophisticated damper resonance effect, enable these silent models to faithfully reproduce the complex sounds of acoustic pianos.

Yamaha C7X-SH Silent Grand Piano

“Our new SH and SG2 Silent Grand Pianos deliver on the full promise of the category and enable players to have it all. For instance, nothing in the piano action has been compromised by the silent system,” said Jim Levesque, Disklavier Marketing Manager, Yamaha Corporation of America. “When playing in acoustic or silent mode, the sound and touch is identical to that of all Yamaha Grand Pianos, making them a joy to play.”

Yamaha’s Silent Grand Pianos are equipped with Yamaha’s QuickEscape mechanism, which optimizes the movement of the action, both in silent and acoustic modes. Yamaha Silent Grand Pianos are the only ones in the category that offer effective silencing and authentic key touch during acoustic play, which makes them ideal for use in music schools, conservatories and demanding professional environments.

Yamaha GB1K-SG2 Silent Grand Piano

These Silent Pianos are equipped with functions useful for practice, including metronomes and USB recording capabilities. They also offer convenient, easy-to-operate functions, including recording, playback and tonal controls. In addition, the pianos are fitted with MIDI and AUX connections for speakers and computers.

For more information on Yamaha Silent Pianos, visit Yamaha Corporation of America, Keyboard Division, at the 2013 NAMM Show in the Marquis Ballroom in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel; write Yamaha Corporation of America, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622, telephone (714) 522-9011, email infostation@yamaha.com or visit http://4wrd.it/YAMAHAUSA.

Yamaha GC2-SH Silent Grand Piano
Yamaha U3-SH Silent Upright Piano
Yamaha YUS5-SH Silent Upright Piano

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