Yamaha designed and manufactured to be a Disklavier piano
Unlike the after-market retrofit systems available for installation into pre-existing pianos, this instrument was designed and manufactured to be a Disklavier piano. The structure and integrity of the piano has not been compromised, in order to incorporate the Disklavier record/playback systems. Rigid quality control standards are maintained by having all work performed by highly skilled factory craftsmen, using components manufactured by Yamaha.
This Disklavier piano is Underwriters Laboratories (U/L) listed. The customer can rest assured that the product is completely safe, when used in a normal and customary manner, regardless of location.
The touch and sound of a real acoustic piano
Using floppy disks as a recording medium, this digital device plays a high-quality acoustic piano during playback, ensuring that tonal irregularities, noise and distortion typically found in audio recordings of a piano, are completely avoided. The owner enjoys hearing the beauty of "true" piano sound from a high-quality acoustic piano, instead of a "recording" of one.
Even the most delicate nuances of touch, from pianissimo to fortissimo, and effects using the sustain pedal are faithfully recorded and reproduced.
Volume, tempo adjustments, as well as transposition can be carried out as desired. Changing the tempo does not influence the pitch.
With the playback of recorded music is possible.
The repeat functions
Allow repeated playback of selected music.
Separate recording and playback
Of parts for the left and right hands is possible.
MIDI functions are built in
The Disklavier Record/Playback systems
Have been incorporated into the high-quality Yamaha M500QA "Queen Anne" console acoustic piano.
Seasoned for Destination
Yamaha specifically seasons this piano for the U.S. market. The tuning stability, finish and overall musical integrity are enhanced over the long life expected of a fine piano.
Permanent Crown Solid Soundboard
Yamaha utilizes a process that creates a permanent crown in the soundboard and at the same time minimizes soundboard cracking. The customer can feel confident that not only will the piano last for years, but the beautiful sound of a Yamaha piano will last a lifetime.
Solid Spruce Soundboard
At the Yamaha lumber mill and wood processing facility, the finest spruce is quarter sawn; and less than 10% of the total is selected and reserved for Yamaha piano soundboards. Solid spruce, rather than laminated spruce or poplar, is the choice in all fine pianos for the best amplification of sound, best tone and sustain.
Full Length Ribs
Yamaha reinforces the crown in its soundboards by using ribs that continue to the edge of the soundboard, and are glued into the notched liner (or inner rim on the grand piano). Reinforcing the crown ensures that the tone quality will remain for years and years and improves tuning stability.
Yamaha uses V-PRo (Vacuum Shield Mold Process) in casting the iron frame (plate). V-Pro plates are stronger and visually more appealing. Critical dimensions are produced more accurately than before.
Extruded Aluminum Action Rails
Yamaha engineering developed a unique Extruded Aluminum Alloy Action Rail (bearing a Yamaha patent) that is one of the innovations for improving a piano action in the last 100 years. The usual fluctuations in wood rails that effect touch, caused by periodic weather changes, are eliminated allowing stable, long-lasting action regulation.
Each key of a Yamaha piano is individually tested and measured for the corrections needed to obtain uniform "down weight" pressure. Yamaha actions play correctly and uniformly. This balancing helps ensure a lifetime of superior touch and control across the keyboard.
Uniform Key Travel
Yamaha designs all grand and vertical pianos to have the same key travel. Regardless of size, type or model of Yamaha piano, the keyboards will always feel the same.
Yamaha uses spruce for the keys on all models of pianos. Spruce is very light and possesses a very high ratio of strength to weight. It is ideal for key construction, even though its cost is greater than either sugar pine or bass wood. Yamaha keyboards respond quickly, providing fast repetition for the most intricate piece of music. Yamaha keyboards withstand heavy use over years of fortissimo passages.
Yamaha Servicebond™ Assurance Program
The Yamaha Servicebond Assurance Program is provided to the customer, without additional charge, 3-8 months after delivery of their piano. This service is a thorough check up and adjustment procedure to "rejuvenate" a piano after play-in and acclimation to its new environment. After 3-8 months or so of settling and becoming acclimatized, the piano will receive the benefit of a service visit to return it to the conditions specified by the manufacturer.
Audio & Video
|Finish||Available in Cherry|
|Depth (Length)||21 inches (53 cm)|
|Height||44 inches (112cm)|
|Width||58 inches (148 cm)|
|Net Weight||499 lbs (227 kg)|
|Soundboard Dimension||1943 square inches|
|Speaking Length of #1 bass string||44.5 inches|
|Number of Backposts||5|
|White Keys||Acrylic Resin|
|Black Keys||Phenolic Resin|
|Middle Pedal Function||Muffler|
|Control Unit/ Dimensions||W 17.1 inches (43.5 cm) D 7.6 inches (19.2 cm) H 1.9 inches (4.7 cn)|
|Control Unit/ Panel Buttons||7 (power, volume, record, stop, forward, reverse, play/pause)|
|Control Unit/ LCD||Dot matrix (16 characters x 2 lines)|
|Control Unit/ LED display||7 segments x 2 digits|
|Control Unit/ Disk Drive||3.5 inch micro-floppy double sided, double density disk drive|
|Control Unit/ Jacks||Midi In/ Out|
|Control Unit/ Media||Double sided, double density, double track 3.5 inch micro-floppy disks Memory capacity: 628 kbytes Number of pieces:60 Music titles: 32 characters Disk titles: 64 characters|
|Sensor Unit/ Polyphony||16|
|Sensor Unit/ Key Sensor||88 keys Maximum number of notes at a time:16 notes|
|Sensor Unit/ Pedal Sensor||Sustain pedal|
|Drive Unit/ Polyphony||16|
|Drive Unit/ Key drive||88 keys|
|Drive Unit/ Pedal Drive||Sustain pedal|
|Power Requirement||Local AC voltage|
|Ambient Temperature||4 C (40 F) ~ 40 C (104 F)|
|Standard Accessories||Wireless remote control unit, Owners manual, pre-recorded Pianosoft Sample disk, Blank floppy disk|