Yamaha Grand Pianos
The CX Series
Clean, crisp, sparkling, the notes proclaim that the CX Series has captured the essence of Yamaha’s concert grand piano legacy. A solid back frame maintains the power of a forceful fortissimo so that all the energy that goes into the music resonates. Just as a violin is built around a beautifully curved body, the piano is formed around the soundboard to provide superb projection and sustained legato tone. Premium music wires, frames that support total string tension in excess of 20 tons, premium customized hammers, expertly sensitive regulation and voicing and the finest in cutting-edge design, make the choice of a CX Series grand/baby grand piano the only choice for pianists who demand the finest.
Thickened back frame for improved support
When playing fortissimo the force exerted on the instrument causes it to bend slightly, losing energy. The part of the piano that accepts this force and transforms it into deep reverberation is called the back frame. On the C3X for example, this back frame is approximately 20% thicker than on other pianos.
A new soundboard
Yamaha has taken experience accumulated through many years of crafting pianos and combined it with unsurpassed engineering ability to ensure that the soundboard always provides superb projection. This has resulted in dramatically improved projection and the unprecedented response that performers demand.
Revolutionary new music wire
Music wire actually creates the sound of a piano. While affected by its matching with the hammers, soundboard and body of the piano, music wire has a profound effect on the timbre and sustain of the instrument. The CX Series utilizes music wire that produces a rich sound with a full complexity of overtones in its middle and upper registers.
Expertise in frame making
Yamaha makes its own frames, replying on a method or casting referred to as the “vacuum process,” developed over many years to create some of the best piano frames in the world.
Hammers perfected for the CFX Series
Great hammers are essential to producing a beautifully expressive, malleable sound. Yamaha, unlike most other piano manufacturers, produces most of its own high-quality components, and is constantly looking for new ways to use the abilities developed through doing so to give their piano hammers tonality, resilience and power.
Superb voicing and regulation
Yamaha devotes considerable time voicing their pianos to ensure that the intentions of the pianist are conveyed to the strings. In regulation, a craftsman adjusts the movement of the action so that if accurately transmits every nuance of the pianist’s touch. In voicing, the hammers, which cause the strings to emit sound, are pricked with a pick to create a balanced tone that will respond beautifully when played.
Ultimate in design
CX Series pianos feature a completely revamped design. The CX Series design features simple, elegant lines, focusing on the characteristic legs of the piano in doing away with any excess ornamentation.
Peace of mind
The CX Series is equipped with a lid prop stopper to prevent your fingers from being caught when the piano lid closes unexpectedly. The fallboard is fitted with a soft landing mechanism that means you no longer have to worry abut the fallboard shutting on your fingers unexpectedly.
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