Yamaha N3 Avantgrand Hybrid Digital Grand Piano
Yamaha N3 Avantgrand Hybrid Digital Grand PianoDetails
The Yamaha N3 Avantgrand Hybrid Digital Grand Piano is Yamaha's flagship model, offering musicians a specially-developed action that features the same configuration as an acoustic grand. Benefiting from a variety of piano sounds, the N3 weaves advanced technology and traditional craftsmanship into an extraordinary design. The N3 features samples of the actual vibrations from within the soundboard of an acoustic piano to provide the most realistic response. This instrument utilises a four-channel multi-speaker system, designed in a three-way configuration to allow more natural reverberation in the soundboard. The polished black finish and adjustable lid provides a stunning aesthetic to this advanced instrument.
SPECIAL OFFER - Free 5 year manufacturer's guarantee if bought and registered with Yamaha before March 31st 2017.
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Grand Piano Action
The N3 offers the player a specially-developed grand piano action that features the same configuration as the action of a real grand. The hammers strike from underneath, allowing minute adjustments to the weight distribution of the hammers, and to the movement of the hammers themselves, for a smoother feel when playing. In addition to a hammer sensor, this instrument employs a non-contact key sensor that has no effect on the movement of the keys, affording excellent recognition of the player's pressure on the keyboard, timing, and the other delicate nuances that affect musical expression. This combination provides an impressive sensitivity for the entire range from pianissimo through to fortissimo, and the ability to translate even the swiftest trills of the pianist with transparency. The wood construction of the keyboard mirrors that of the grand piano, and features New Ivory II on the white keys. This is a unique material developed by Yamaha, with a texture superbly close to that of natural ivory, allowing you to play swift passages with ease while also offering a sure response for slower pieces.
Spatial Acoustic Sampling
This instrument features samples of the actual vibrations from within the soundboard of the instrument. To permit the sound to travel well to the player's position, as it does with a grand piano,sampled the sound from four locations in the left, right, centre, and rear of a grand piano. Sampling from deeper inside the instrument, they were able to reproduce the attraction of the original sound almost perfectly. It was the experience of their engineers, and a reiterative cycle of trial and error conducted with piano tuners that made this success possible. And of course, the samples in this instrument are all taken from a specially-selected example of Yamaha's grand piano.
Spatial Acoustic Speaker System:
The contrast between the reddish-brown and the surrounding polished ebony makes the N3 visually striking and memorable. Opening the lid of the instrument reveals 4 speakers in an impressive and attractive layout. This instrument utilises a four-channel multi-speaker system, designed in a three-way configuration with the bass woofer pointed down and the treble cones facing up, to allow more natural reverberation in the soundboard. These correspond to where Yamaha placed microphones when they were sampling the source piano, and what comes out of a particular speaker is what went into the respective mic. Bass frequencies are gently crossed over to four floor-facing sub-woofers on the underside of the unit. .
In addition to the four-channel multi-speakers, the N3 also features a flat-panel "Soundboard Resonator" where the music rest would be when laid flat, allowing a more subtle reproduction of the buildup of sound felt by pianists when playing a grand piano. An oscillator called a "transducer" transmits vibration to the flat-panel soundboard, giving a realistic sound response that is especially evident in the higher range.
The output of each channel works with the shape of the cabinet and lid, so that the various frequencies reflect, mingle in the air, and find their way to your ears along much the same trajectory they’d follow from the strings and soundboard of a real grand.
Tactile Response System (TRS)
The bass range in particular is an essential part of the reverberation that is continually transmitted to a player's body. This is replicated by our newly-developed Tactile Response System (TRS) that focuses on reproducing reverberation. This system features two transducers in the soundboard, the area underneath the keyboard, resonating natural reverberation throughout the entire instrument. The player's hands on the keyboard transmit the natural sound felt from the feet as they depress the pedals; the epitome of real piano playing. This system can be turned on and off, and the vibration set to one of three levels.
Grand Piano Pedal
Light to the touch at first, subtle firmness partway through its travel, and lightening again as the player pushes further; the pedals of the grand piano have subtly different stages than can be felt when the pedal is depressed. Skilled players take advantage of these pedal movements by using extremely delicate pedalling that allows them to achieve finely nuanced expression in their play. In developing this instrument, Yamaha set out to reproduce the sensations of a grand piano's pedals as faithfully as possible. The resulting pedal allows for music as you believe it should sound, equally responsive for more impressionistic pieces that require a lot of half-pedaling.
- Width: 1481mm
- Height (Lid Down): 1014mm
- Height (Lid Up): 1734mm
- Depth: 1195mm
- Weight: 199KG
- Number of Keys: 88
- Key Tops: Ivorite
- Action: Specialised Grand Piano
- Feel: Weighted
- Tactile Response System: Integrated
- Tone Generation: Spatial Acoustic Sampling
- Maximum Polyphony: 256
- Number of Voices: 5
- Effects: Reverb
- Metronome Range: 5 – 500
- Transposition: Yes
- Tuning: Yes
- Scale Types: 7
- Preset Songs: 10
- Number of Songs: 1
- Number of Tracks: 1
- Data Capacity: Approximately 30,000 Notes
- Recording Function: Yes
- Headphone Inputs: 2
- MIDI: In/Out
- Aux In: L/L+R, R
- Aux Out: L/L+R, R
- USB to Device: Yes
- Power Supply: AC Inlet
- Colour: Polished Black
- 22 Watts: 10
- 30 Watts: 4
- 80 Watts: 2
5 Year Free Extended Manufacturer's Guarantee
Yamaha has now introduced the 5 year free extended guarantee when you register your new digital piano online. This great offer ensures that you have invested in a quality product, that you can enjoy for many years
This offer is available to all CLP, CVP, AvantGrand, NU1 and Modus F02 purchased between now and 31/03/2017.
Simply go to the Yamaha website here and follow the steps to register your new digital piano. Once completed, you will receive an email confirming an additional 3 year guarantee, which will commence 2 years after your date of purchase.
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