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Yamaha TransAcoustic U1 Upright Piano

The TransAcoustic™ Piano introduces a new way for piano players to emotionally connect with their instrument. With the touch of the keys, the embodiment of sound, and the resonance of strings, the TransAcoustic Technology enhances the playing experience by using all elements of the acoustic piano to augment and amplify non-acoustic sounds. This means that any sound can be delivered through this naturally resonant piano.

 

Real Acoustic Piano

Most importantly, a TransAcoustic™ piano is a wonderfully crafted acoustic piano produced in-house through Yamaha’s vertically integrated manufacturing process. This guarantees high-level playability, long lasting durability and a beautiful sound. When the hammers strike the strings, vibrations travel through the solid-wood soundboard creating a vibrant tone that will stimulate the senses.

Play Piano at Any Volume

There are times when the full sound of an acoustic piano may be in conflict of your family’s or neighbors’ activities. For these situations, simply activate the silent TransAcoustic™ function and the hammers will no longer strike the strings. Non-contact sensors under each individual key detect your keystroke depth, velocity and timing and send this information to the tone generator. Just adjust the volume and hear the digital sound of your piano performance coming from the entire instrument.

Enjoy Different Sounds

The TransAcoustic™ piano offers 19 pre-installed sounds, allowing you to select a voice to perfectly match your music. Select from the sampled award-winning CFX concert grand, or a choice of electric pianos and organs–from a marimba to a harpsichord. Additionally, you can connect any external sound source to be played back through the soundboard.

No External Speakers Needed

With Yamaha’s TransAcoustic™ technology, there is no need to connect external loudspeakers. At its most basic level, the TransAcoustic™ technology turns the piano into a ‘loudspeaker’ and the soundboard is working as the membrane for that loudspeaker. There’s no need to purchase extra speakers and cables. The piano is ready for you to play as soon as it is delivered into your home.

3D Sound Projection

Sounds played through speakers can often sound one directional as they are coming from a single source point. In contrast, the Yamaha TransAcoustic™ system uses all acoustic elements of the piano to generate a larger and more natural omni-present sound. This technology makes the entire instrument a resonator, producing a rich and complex tone.

Natural String Resonances

The TransAcoustic™ technology transmits the digital sound directly to the piano soundboard and makes the piano itself behave like a loudspeaker. The sound you hear has the natural tonal characteristics of the soundboard.The vibration of the soundboard is also transmitted to the piano strings and creates the same natural string resonance as when you play an acoustic piano. With the soundboard producing a rich tone and the strings a natural resonance effect, instrument voices sound better than ever. Digital was never more natural.

Combine Acoustic and Digital Sound

Perhaps the most scintillating sounds are generated when you combine the acoustic and digital properties of the instrument – gentle orchestral strings under a natural piano, for example. You can also combine the CFX concert grand piano sample with the piano’s own acoustic sound to give it more power and depth. Can you imagine the sound and presence of a 9′ Concert Grand emanating from the footprint of a 48″ upright?

Play-Along to Music

Another way to enjoy the TransAcoustic™ technology is to play the piano accompanied by pre-recorded tracks played through the soundboard. As the instrument is a real, fully strung and resonant piano, the natural sympathetic vibrations of the soundboard, case and more significantly strings add a completely new dimension to performance. The sampled sounds come to life with a brilliant realism no other instrument can match. You can use the USB port to play back .WAV files or use the AUX-IN jack to connect an external music player.

Silent Piano SH Included

The TransAcoustic™ Piano features Yamaha’s renowned SILENT Piano™ SH technology, so practice sessions can also be conducted with headphones. The binaural sampled CFX concert grand piano sample uses a dummy head recording technique to capture the sound from the player’s natural listening position. This offers the perfect environment to play without being disturbed or disturbing others. For all SILENT Piano benefits check our SILENT Piano™ web page.

Yamaha U1 SH Silent Professional Upright Piano

The Silent Piano™ from Yamaha is a piano you can play any time you want, with the natural touch of an acoustic vertical piano. It offers enhanced Silent functions and an even richer sound.

A perennial favorite among discerning pianists, the Yamaha U1 offers outstanding musical performance, setting the standards by which many other upright pianos are measured. Silent functionality has been added to this U1. This is an SH-type type Silent piano™ featuring a CFX sound source.

Yamaha b1 SG2 Silent Upright Piano

You can play with the great sound sampling from the CFIIIS concert grand and take advantage of the recording and playback functions.

Undercutting lesser competitors while retaining Yamaha’s high standards, the b1 offers the joy of Yamaha ownership at a price that will astonish and delight. Silent functionality has been added to this b1. This is an SG2 type Silent piano™ featuring a CFIIIS sound source.

Yamaha NU1 Hybrid Upright Piano

The NU1 is a hybrid piano from Yamaha that combines the traditions of an acoustic piano with the innovation of digital technology. Featuring the same acoustic piano action used in Yamaha upright pianos, and a refined, compact design, the NU1 is the perfect choice to bring the renowned Yamaha sound and touch to any home.

This unique piano offers:

• The superb natural feel of a real piano action
• The stunning sound of Yamaha’s premier CFX concert grand piano in the comfort of your home
• Alluring elegance that complements any room

Yamaha P22 Studio Upright Piano

Designed for schools and rehearsal areas, these Studio Pianos are often chosen by experienced players for both home and professional use.

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.

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.

Yamaha U3 Professional Upright Piano

Designed for the experienced pianist and professional musician.

An expansive soundboard and acoustic chamber give the 131 cm (52″) U3 extended power and projection, with the peerless tonal and expressive control of the legendary Yamaha action.

These have have long been a leading choice for educational institutions, professional musicians and discriminating home pianists. Now, thanks to comprehensive redesign, these world-standard instruments are better than ever, with numerous advances in materials and construction. Refined scale designs and components improve tonal performance, while other modifications enhance strength and durability. Extra-wide music desks provide plenty of room for sheet music. And the top-of-the-line sets extraordinary standards of elegance and excellence, incorporating concepts adapted from Yamaha grand pianos.

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.

Yamaha U1 Professional Upright Piano

A perennial favorite among discerning pianists, the Yamaha U1 offers outstanding musical performance, setting the standards by which many other upright pianos are measured.

Thanks to comprehensive redesign, these world-standard pianos are better than ever, with numerous advances in materials and construction. Refined scale designs and components improve tonal performance, while other modifications enhance strength and durability. Extra-wide music desks provide plenty of room for sheet music. And the top-of-the-line sets extraordinary standards of elegance and excellence, incorporating concepts adapted from Yamaha grand pianos.

Yamaha b3 Professional Upright Piano

The introduction of the b3 sets a new professional standard while remaining true to the b Series philosophy. If you are familiar with the famous U1, you’ll recognize the b3 immediately.

Supported by four sturdy wooden back posts and a strong cast iron frame, b Series pianos are endowed with Yamaha’s renowned pure and clear tone. High-grade hammers and a proven action design offer effortless playing and a highly responsive keyboard ‘touch’ that make these uprights ideal for beginning players.

Produced at a Yamaha factory in Indonesia from a scale design developed in Japan, b Series pianos are Yamaha’s most affordable uprights. Although reduced production costs allow budget-friendly prices, Yamaha makes no compromises in the materials and workmanship that go into these exceptional uprights.

The b3 upright brings a rich and far-reaching sound.

Yamaha b2 Studio Upright Piano

With its dimensions and heavier construction, the b2 delivers a superior sound through added depth and volume. For the ambitious performer on a budget, there is no better piano.

Produced at a Yamaha factory in Indonesia from a scale design developed in Japan, b Series pianos are Yamaha’s most affordable uprights. Although reduced production costs allow budget-friendly prices, Yamaha makes no compromises in the materials.

Supported by four sturdy wooden back posts and a strong cast iron frame, b Series pianos are endowed with Yamaha’s renowned pure, clear tone. High-grade hammers and a proven action design offer effortless playing and a highly responsive keyboard ‘touch’ that make these uprights ideal for beginning players.

The b2 offers a slender profile, making them ideal for small spaces.

Yamaha b1 Console Upright Piano

The slender b1 is an instrument of natural beauty, combining art, craftsmanship and technology ; a pleasure to play and to own.

Exemplifying well-established Yamaha design principles, the entry-level b1 redefines the word ‘value.’ Retaining Yamaha standards in every way, the b1 offers the joy of Yamaha ownership at a price that will fit most any budget.

Supported by four sturdy wooden back posts and a strong cast iron frame, b Series pianos are endowed with Yamaha’s renowned pure and clear tone. High-grade hammers and a proven action design offer effortless playing and a highly responsive keyboard ‘touch’ that make these uprights ideal for beginning players.