NEW Yamaha U3 SH

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A Yamaha SILENT Piano™ offers the enjoyment of acoustic piano performance, even when played while wearing headphones.

Advisory: If you have underfloor heating, it is recommended to use a Piano heat protection mat.
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Description

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An expansive soundboard and acoustic chamber give the 131 cm U3 extended power and projection, with the peerless tonal and expressive control of the legendary Yamaha action. Silent functionality has been added to this U3. This is an SH-type type Silent piano™ featuring a CFX sound source.
Advanced Scale Design
Refinements in all elements of sound production have given today’s U series a richer, more resonant voice with evenly balanced timbre across the entire keyboard.
Four types of piano effects for reproducing sounds that are characteristic of acoustic performance

  • String resonance: Reproduces the expressive tonal colors that are created as strings hit by hammers resonate with other strings.
  • Key-off sampling: Reproduces the subtle changes of sound that occur when the damper touches the strings.
  • Sustain sampling: Records the rich sounds that are generated as the player depresses a pedal during performance.
  • Damper resonance: Reproduces the deep and expansive resonance that is generated when the player depresses a pedal. Subtle changes in nuance that occur during the performance can be reproduced faithfully.
CFX Binaural Sampling
For the first time ever the Silent Piano™ offers sound sampled from the Yamaha CFX full concert grand piano, supporting the beauty of its clear, vivid tones with the power of this renowned instrument.
Key sensors
Under each of the 88 keys is a Yamaha-unique continuous-detection grey-scale shutter key sensor. These sensors detect the movement of the keys continually, allowing natural musical expression even when the piano is in “Silent” mode. Since they do not come into contact with the keys, these sensors do not affect the feel of the keyboard in any way.

Equipped with AUX and MIDI terminals

  • AUX and MIDI terminals allow the sound to be output to a variety of external devices (e.g. stereo components, IC recorders, speakers with built-in amplifiers, stereo systems).
  • Connecting SH type pianos to external devices such as sound source modules and music players (CD players etc.) via AUX IN terminals allows players to listen to the sound from these external devices on the headphones while they play the piano.
  • Connecting MIDI devices such as synthesizers to SH type pianos via MIDI OUTPUT terminals allows players to transmit performance information to external devices for playback.
  • Connecting music sequencers to SH type pianos via MIDI IN terminals allows the players to receive and play back the performance information provided by the sequencers using the sound source of SH type pianos.

Specifications

Cabinet
Cabinet
Finish: Polished Ebony.
Dimensions
Width 153 cm (60″)
Height 131 cm (51 1/2″)
Depth 65 cm (25 1/2″)
Weight 250 kg (551 lbs)
Controller Interface
Number of keys 88
Key surfaces – white Acrylic Resin
Key surfaces – black Phenolic Resin
Keyboard action Made by Yamaha
Hammer U Series Special
Pedals Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Frame V-pro
Backpost 5
Caster Double iron
Key cover
Lid fallback locks Yes
Soft-close fallboard Yes
Silent Piano functions
Key sensor Noncontact continuous detection optical sensor
Hammer sensor
Pedal sensors Damper pedal: continuous detection sensor Soft pedal: ON/OFF detection sensor
Mechanism Hammer shank stopper operated by center pedal
Digital tome
Type AWM Stereo Sampling
Sound Engine (Piano) CFX Binaural Sampling
Piano Effects Key-off Samples, String Resonance, Sustain Samples, Damper Resonance
Finish: Polished Ebony.
Dimensions
Width 153 cm (60″)
Height 121 cm (47 1/2″)
Depth 62 cm (24 1/2″)
Weight 228 kg (502 lbs)
Controller Interface
Number of keys 88
Key surfaces – white Acrylic Resin
Key surfaces – black Phenolic Resin
Keyboard action Made by Yamaha
Pedals Damper, Muffler, Soft
Key cover
Soft-close fallboard Yes