Yamaha Hybrid Pianos

The world of music is going in exciting new directions. With the marriage of traditional acoustic craftsmanship and digital cutting-edge technology, Yamaha brings us some fabulous new piano concepts with the Disklavier grand player piano; the Avantgrand mini grand piano’s built-in speaker system, the upright Silent Piano with a headphone option, and the Transacoustic built to digitally enhance the acoustic capability of this grand piano. Keyboard Concepts is into the latest and we can help you learn more about hybrid pianos and what they can do. Experience each piano by watching the accompanying demonstration video.

Yamaha Disklavier

Disklavier is the modern day version of the “player piano”. Disklavier pianos are true acoustic pianos that incorporate fiber-optic sensing systems, high performance solenoids and state-of-the-art computer technology. These pianos can very accurately record piano performances and play back with all of the expression and nuance of the original performance. Ask about DisklavierTV™ and discover live, on-demand video performances that you can synchronize and play keystroke for keystroke on your keyboard. These instruments have many capabilities that provide an extensive range of entertainment and educational uses. You can even stream Yamaha Radio 24/7 and play continuous concerts on your piano via the Internet.

Jeff Bauer, manager of the West LA Keyboard Concepts store, demonstrate the abilities of the Yamaha Disklaiver and Yamaha Digital Pianos.

Yamaha NU1

Digital piano technology meets a traditional acoustic instrument featuring an upright piano action. Yamaha Hybrid Pianos deliver the touch, tone and feel of an acoustic piano while utilizing the versatility of digital technology.
Highlights of the NU1 Hybrid Piano:
• The superb natural feel of a real piano action
• Experience the stunning sound of Yamaha’s premier concert grand piano in the comfort of your home
• Alluring elegance that complements any room
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Adam Chester, manager of the Keyboard Concepts - Sherman Oaks store, demonstrate the the Yamaha NU1 Digital Pianos.

Yamaha AvantGrand

Yamaha has captured true grand piano performance within a minimal, twenty-first century design. The AvantGrand samples from four positions bringing unprecedented dimension to sound reproduction from a CFlllS full concert grand. The unique 3-way speaker system captures the rich resonance of the concert grand with amazing accuracy and polishes each note with surprisingly characteristic vibrancy. Spatial Acoustic Speaker System layouts are created to optimize sound reproduction for each AvantGrand model.

Yamaha Silent Piano

This is the perfect piano choice for homes or venues where external sound is a consideration. Yamaha’s Non-Contact Optical Sensing Systems were created to produce deep, rich tone that can be reproduced through earphones when necessary. The technology is based on optical sensors that register the speed and depth at which keys are depressed. Grey-scale shutters under each key block a light beam generated from the key sensor. Based on the amount and traveling speed of the blocked light, the sensor registers keystroke depth and speed as well as the timing at which muting should occur. The result is a piano you can play any time you want, with the natural touch of an acoustic grand piano.

Silent Piano Demonstration

Yamaha TransAcoustic

The TransAcoustic™ Piano introduces a new way for piano players to emotionally connect with their instrument. The technology is designed to augment and amplify the sounds of a high quality acoustic piano in conjunction with digital enhancements. A specially developed transducer system, optical sensors and a digital tone generator provide natural acoustic presence, cabinet vibrations and string resonance when playing digital sounds. The technology literally injects sound into the acoustic soundboard of the piano without impacting the movement of the soundboard itself. The result is an instrument that maximizes the fidelity of both the acoustic and the digital features preserving the touch of the keys, the embodiment of sound and the resonance of strings. 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.

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