Yamaha B1 Upright Silent Piano Black Polyester With Free UK Delivery
What is a Silent Piano?
Silent Pianos combine the best of Acoustic and Digital Pianos.
Yamaha's prime goal is to ensure that they provide a beautiful acoustic piano, built with the knowledge and skills of over 100 years Yamaha piano history.
Then they add their market leading Silent PianoTM technology to enable the piano to be played silently using headphones.
When the silent function is activated, the hammers will no longer hit the strings and instead, a highly sophisticated sensor-technology captures all movements of the keys and sends them to the digital tone module. Play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others. The Yamaha Silent System is unsurpassed, allowing 24hr practice as well as possessing many other features including a range of pre-installed sounds, being able to record your own performances or connecting mobile devices to use the latest Apps.
"The SH silent system provides a truly unbelievable quality of piano sound. It's that good you may even find yourself removing the headphones just to make sure you're in "silent" mode!"
The B1 is fitted with the Yamaha SG2 silent system. Yamaha´s SG2 type Silent Piano is equipped with a sample from the Yamaha CFIIIS full-size concert grand piano.
The SG2 silent system uses an AWM stereo sampling method which creates the realism of an acoustic instrument by using digital technology to record the Yamaha CFIIIS full concert grand piano sound and applying high-quality digital filter technology to the recorded audio samples. The waveform of the sound created by playing the key of an acoustic piano differs just as a real piano does depending on the playing strength from pianissimo to fortissimo. The stereo sampling can produce such dynamic nuances by recording samples of various playing strengths.
The Yamaha Silent Piano systems offers a variety of sounds creating a more diverse enjoyment opportunity and enables you to choose a different sound to match perfectly the music genre you are playing. Every Silent Piano model offers you a range of different sounds as well as Reverb options to give you the freedom of expression.
Polyphony is a vital feature as it defines and supports the quality of the sounds that you are using. The SG2 Yamaha systems offer a high level of polyphony of 64 notes, meaning you can play many notes at once and still be able to enjoy the full sound quality.
30MB Wave rom size is key, as it defines the storage level for the sampled sound data. A larger level of wave-rom allows Yamaha to include longer samples, many velocity layers, key sampling for each individual key and sustain sampling. With all of this combined, Silent Piano creates an incredibly realistic sound that is both rich and deep.
In every piano with a sound-muting system the hammers need to be prevented from striking the strings. This process influences the striking distance and therefore the touch and feel of the piano is affected.
To overcome this, Yamaha invented a modified grand piano action part called, QuickEscape, which is standard for all Yamaha silent grand pianos. This system automatically optimizes the striking distance in acoustic and silent mode ensuring a natural touch at all times.
A Silent Piano is a modern piano and one that you can have fun with! You can connect to your iPad® and use apps like PianoDiary to monitor your playing progress by daily recordings.
With the MIDI (IN/OUT) sockets you can connect an iPad® to use apps like PianoDiary, connect your PC to record with a sequencer program, or connect any other MIDI device.
Connecting commercially available USB storage devices to the unit allows you to save your performance and playback songs stored on the device.
Every Silent PianoTM is equipped with two headphones sockets allowing you to play at any time without disturbing others or being disturbed yourself. You can even play silently together with a friend or teacher.
The built-in metronome helps you to play at the accurate tempo.
AUX IN (stereo mini jack)
You can use the Silent Piano function together with sound received from another connected device. i.e. connect a mobile device to play-along with audio files.
AUX OUT (stereo mini jack)
The signal output from this jack is the same sound as that heard when listening through headphones. So you can use this output i.e. to connect to your hifi.