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Yamaha C3X SH

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In setting out to design a piano that could resonate with the pianist, the designers of the CX Series have created instruments that can truly sing. Silent functionality has been added to this C3X. This is an SH-type Silent piano™ featuring a CFX sound source.

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Description

All SH models come with an incredible Silent PianoTM sound when heard via headphones. They are the first in the Silent PianoTM industry to be equipped with a sound sampled from the Yamaha CFX full-size concert grand piano using state of the art binaural sampling techniques. This sampling technology delivers a three-dimensional sound like nothing you have heard through headphones before: the illusion of sitting in front of a concert grand piano.

19 tonal colours
19 voices, including harpsichord, pipe organ strings, celesta and jazz organ provide a wide range of musical expression.
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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.
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.
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.
Hammer sensors
Yamaha’s Silent Piano™ are fitted with hammer sensors that allow even slow keystrokes or rapid trills that would be difficult for key sensors to detect to be read accurately. To ensure that they do not affect the feel of the keyboard in any way, Yamaha uses non-contact sensors.
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.

Specifications

Cabinet
Finish: Polished Ebony.
Dimensions
Width: 149 cm (59″)
Height: 101 cm (40″)
Depth: 186 cm (73″)
Weight: 330 kg
Controller Interface
Number of keys 88
Key surfaces – white Ivorite
Key surfaces – black WPC
Keyboard action Made by Yamaha
Hammer CX Series Special
Pedals Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Frame V-pro
Backpost 4
Caster Solid brass single casters
Key cover
Lid fallback locks Yes
Soft-close fallboard Yes
Silent Piano functions
Key sensor Noncontact continuous detection optical sensor
Hammer sensor Noncontact 2-point optical fiber sensor
Pedal sensors Damper pedal: continuous detection sensor, Sostenuto pedal: ON/OFF detection sensor, Shift pedal: ON/OFF detection sensor
Mechanism Hammer shank stopper operated by motor drive
Action Quick escape mechanism
Digital tome
Type AWM Stereo Sampling
Sound Engine (Piano) CFX Binaural Sampling
Piano Effects Key-off Samples, String Resonance, Sustain Samples, Damper Resonance