With the inclusion of the uncommonly compact A1, there's a classic Yamaha grand designed to fit perfectly into virtually any room.
The unique Grand Silent System
This instrument is a high-quality, traditional acoustic grand piano with a special feature — the unique Grand Silent system. By gently pulling the Silent Lever, the hammers can be stopped from hitting the strings, effectively silencing the piano to all o...
The unique Grand Silent System
This instrument is a high-quality, traditional acoustic grand piano with a special feature — the unique Grand Silent system. By gently pulling the Silent Lever, the hammers can be stopped from hitting the strings, effectively silencing the piano to all outside ears. Sophisticated digital electronics take over, reproducing the same rich tones through stereo headphones. This allows you to play the piano at any time without intruding on those around you.
Quick Escape™ mechanism
The hammer shank stopper prevents the hammers from hitting the strings. The Quick Escape mechanism uncompromisingly maintains the superior performance and touch of a grand piano when you either play the acoustic piano or the digital piano. The power, repetition, and evenness of the acoustic grand piano touch is not compromised at any time by the Silent system.
Double sensor system
This system consists of optical sensors located on both the hammers and the keyboard. This industry unique feature provides the highest degree of precision and sensitivity. Because these sensors are optical, they have no effect on the feel of the keys as they accurately transmit every nuance of your playing to the digital electronics.
The key-release velocity feature can detect and respond to expressive fingering, capturing the speed each key is released. Key-release velocity results in the characteristic sound and feel of an acoustic piano while playing the digital piano.
Real concert grand in stereo
The digital sounds are produced by stereo sampling of the top-of-the line Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano. The digital tones are rich and expressive, with full dynamic and expressive range, and up to 32-note stereo polyphony. Reverberation effects are available to give you the feeling of playing in a variety of different spaces, resulting in a "live" room inside your headphones. You can connect the piano to audio equipment using the AUX terminals on the back of the control box, or to a variety of electronic musical instruments using the MIDI terminals.
Yamaha one of the world's leading piano manufacturers
This grand piano is of the highest quality-designed for high sound quality with reliability and attention to detail built in at every stage. YAMAHA has the rare combination of advanced optical fiber sensor technology, extensive experience with digital pianos and keyboard, and a long-tradition of acoustic excellence in piano design.
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 best 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
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|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Key Surfaces - White||Acrylic resin|
|Key Surfaces - Black||Phenolic resin|
|Sensor/Driver||Hammer Sensors||88 one-beam, two-point optical fiber sensors|
|Key Sensors||88 two-beam, four-point optical fiber sensors (key-release velocity sensing)|
|Pedal Sensors||Sustain and Shift Pedals:Continuous position sensors:, Sostenuto pedal:On/off sensor|
|Prop Safety Stop||Yes|
|Key Cover||Lid/Fallboard Locks||No|
|Piano Silencing Mechanism||Lever-activated hammer shank stopper|
|Action||Grand piano action with Quick Escape mechanism|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||Digital stereo sampling with sustain pedal resonance effects|
|Ware ROM Capacity||30 megabyte|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||32|
|Preset||Featured Voices||Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||8|
|Overall Controls||Tuning||438 ~ 445 hertz in 1-hertz steps
Fine tuning in 1.2-cent steps
Storage and Connectivity
|Headphones||Headphones x 2|
|Power Requirements||15V DC, 2000mA supplied from AC adapter|
|Included Accessories||Headphones||HPE-170 headphones x 1|
|Power Adaptor||AC adapter|