5’3″ CX Series Grand Piano
C1XPE Yamaha Grand Piano Ebony Polish
When it comes to choosing a baby grand piano make sure the Yamaha C1XPE is at the top of your list. With superb balance and rich tone, every inch of the this baby grand exudes Yamaha’s passion for the ideal piano.
The brand new CX Series extends the work of the famous CFX series even further. With a clear sound with a perfect attack, sparkling tone, and transparent harmonies, all encased in an elegant, flowing form. The end result is a series of instruments that is refined in tone, yet bold in design.
Revolutionary new music wire offers beautiful sustain and harmony.
It is music wire that actually creates the sound of a piano. Although the hammers, soundboard and body of the piano also contribute to the overall sound. It is the music wire that has a profound effect on the timbre and sustain of the instrument. The C1XPE utilizes music wire that produces a rich sound with a full complexity of overtones in its middle and upper registers. Coupled with the support from a solid foundation, this gives CX Series pianos a rich, harmonic sound.
Expertise in frame making shines through in robust quality.
The frame in a modern piano must be able to withstand a total string tension in excess of twenty tons. Not only does the frame work together with the wooden body to support the string tension, but it has a profound effect on the instrument’s sound. Yamaha makes its own frames, relying on a method of casting referred to as the “vacuum process”. Yamaha developed this technique over many years to create some of the best piano frames in the world.
Voicing and regulation breathes life into the piano.
Pianos offer pianists only a limited amount of freedom; indeed, apart from the pedals, the pianist’s scope for expression is limited to the 10 mm travel of each of the 88 keys on the keyboard. Even so, the combination of the pedals with the speed and velocity applied to the keys produces a range of tonal changes so broad that they cannot be reproduced with current digital technology.
This is the true soul of an acoustic instrument, allowing the pianist to obtain an incredible amount of expression from just 10 mm of key travel. That is precisely why Yamaha devotes so much time into voicing their pianos. It makes sure the intentions of the pianist are conveyed to the strings. Even today, in an era when technology continues to evolve rapidly, these tasks remain the domain of skilled craftsmen. Thus ensuring the continuation of Yamaha in making high quality instruments. Furthermore it is the main reason that Yamaha has remained one of the top piano makers in the world.
A design that unifies piano with pianist, inheriting the legacy of the CF series.
C1XPE piano features a completely revamped design. Following in the footsteps of the CF Series concert grand, the CX Series design features simple, elegant lines, focusing on the characteristic legs of the piano in doing away with any excess ornamentation. This elegance is set off by a solid pedal box that allows performers to depress the pedals with as much power as they want. In order to provide the best playability possible, CX Series grand pianos offer white keys made of Ivorite. As a result of this it has the feel, colour, and absorbency very similar to natural ivory. In addition, the black keys have a traditional feel, thanks to the use of natural ebony.
On the CX series you have a lid prop stopper fitted. This prevents trapping your fingers if the piano lid closes unexpectedly. Furthermore there is a soft landing mechanism fitted to the fallboard. Therefore you no longer have to worry about the fallboard shutting on your fingers unexpectedly.
What we say about the C1XPE:
This is an absolutely beautifully made baby grand piano. The attention to tone, mechanics and style is a job well done.
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Dimensions: Width 149cm (59″)
Height: 101cm (40″)
Depth: 161cm (5’3″)
Weight: 290kg (638lbs)
Number of keys: 88
White keys: Ivorite
Black keys: Natural ebony
Pedals: Damper, Sostenuto and Soft (Key shift)
Hammer type: CX Series Special
Lid prop safety stop: Yes
Lid/fallboard locks: Yes
Soft-fall fallboard: Yes