C1XSHPE Yamaha Polished Ebony Silent Grand Piano

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C1XSHPE Yamaha Polished Ebony Silent Grand Piano


The C1XSHPE Silent Piano™ from Yamaha, offers enhanced Silent functions and an even richer sound.

 *UK Mainland – Ground Floor


C1XSHPE Yamaha Polished Ebony Silent Grand Piano
A piano you can play any time you want, with the natural touch of an acoustic grand piano. The C1XSHPE Silent Piano™ from Yamaha, offering enhanced Silent functions and an even richer sound.
Superb balance and rich tone. Silent functionality has been added to this C1X, a compact CX Series instrument that exudes Yamaha’s passion for the ideal piano. This is an SH-type Silent piano™ featuring a CFX sound source.

Unique Yamaha technology retains the all-important touch of the grand piano
Yamaha Silent Piano™ features a range of unique technologies that allow them to offer a touch that is astonishingly close to that of an acoustic grand piano even when in ‘Silent’ mode.

Key sensors
Under each of the 88 keys is a Yamaha-unique continuous-detection grey-scale shutter key sensor. These sensors detect the movement of the keys continually, allowing natural musical expression even when the piano is in ‘Silent’ mode. Since they do not come into contact with the keys, these sensors do not affect the feel of the Keyboard in any way.

Hammer sensors
Yamaha’s Silent Piano™ is fitted with hammer sensors that allow even slow keystrokes or rapid trills that would be difficult for key sensors to detect to be read accurately. To ensure that they do not affect the feel of the Keyboard in any way, Yamaha uses non-contact sensors.

Quick escape system
Silent Piano™ features a quick escape system that allows the sound muting mechanism to be fitted to a grand piano without sacrificing any of the playability or musical expression demanded of such instruments in an acoustic performance. This system allows optimal separation to be obtained between the hammers and strings by adjusting the distance between the hammers and strings. Therefore ensuring that the feel of the Keyboard stays in the best possible condition, whether playing acoustically or with the sound muted.

Realistic tonal color for faithful reproduction
CFX Binaural Sampling
For the first time ever the Silent Piano™ offers sound sampled from the Yamaha CFX full concert grand piano, supporting the beauty of its clear, vivid tones with the power of this renowned instrument.
Yamaha’s first model with binaural sampling system, enabling reproduction of natural and three-dimensional sound.

[ Binaural sampling system ] This is a recording system which uses microphones placed inside the ears of a dummy head.  Therefore the sound can be reproduced the way it is heard by the player. When playing in ‘Silent’ mode, the player feels as though the CFX sounds are coming directly from the piano.

Maximum simultaneous polyphony of 256 notes
The maximum simultaneous polyphony on the SH type is 256 notes. With the increase in maximum simultaneous polyphony CFX sampling and piano effects can be utilised more effectively for enhanced precision in sound reproduction.

Large capacity (256MB) of wave memory
This increase in memory capacity enables the SH type to reproduce even the subtle difference in nuances brought by key touch and thus significantly increases the expressivity of performance.

Four types of piano effects for reproducing sounds that are characteristic of acoustic performance
String resonance: This happens when the hammer as struck the strings and the strings then resonate with other strings, reproducing the expressive tonal colours of a real acoustic piano.
Key-off sampling: Reproduces the subtle changes of sound that occur when the damper touches the strings.
Sustain sampling: By pressing a pedal during the performance, you create a lot of rich tones. All this detail is recorded.
Damper resonance: When you press down on the pedal, you will hear deep and expansive resonance occurring. Subtle changes in nuance that occur during your performance will be reproduced faithfully.

Exclusive functions and superb operability of the SH type
The SH type has a built-in metronome that you use in ‘Silent’ mode. This allows players to listen to precise rhythm through headphones while they play.

19 tonal colors
19 voices, including harpsichord, pipe organ strings, celesta and jazz organ provide a wide range of musical expression.

Two recording systems (Built-in recorder and USB audio recorder)
You have the option of two different methods to record your performances. You can record directly into the built-in recorder of the piano, or to a USB audio recorder. With the USB audio recorder, you can save the data in WAV format to a USB memory device. As a result of this you can play it back on a PC. Using a built-in recorder is more convenient if the players wish to listen to the recorded piece right away. You can listen to the entire performance or go back and listen to a particular section again.
Since you save performances in WAV format with a USB audio recorder. This will allow you to make CD recording with the right equipment or play music back on portable audio devices.

Simple and easy switching to ‘Silent’ mode with the press of a button
While a conventional grand Silent Piano™ requires lever operation for switching to ‘Silent’ mode, the SH type Silent Piano™ does it all via motor activation with a single press of a button.

User-friendly control panel
Blue-lit control buttons on the front panel are easy to identify and provide superb operability. Moreover custom-made white pianos come with white control units.

Open headphones and a variety of connection terminals
Open structured headphones that can produce clear, high-quality sound
With the SH type pianos you are provided with an exclusively designed pair of headphones for using with the sytsem. These take into account the many hours you may sit and play with headphones. Their design helps to reduce the strain on users after long hours of playing. These new headphones also improve the sound quality over previous models.

Equipped with AUX and MIDI terminals
AUX and MIDI terminals allow the sound to be output to a variety of external devices. Therefore: stereo components, IC recorders, speakers with built-in amplifiers, stereo systems can be connected.
Using the AUX IN terminals you can Connect SH type pianos to external devices such as sound source modules and music players (CD players etc). This allows players to listen to the sound from these external devices on the headphones while they play the piano.
Connecting MIDI devices such as synthesizers to SH type pianos via MIDI OUTPUT terminals allows players to transmit performance information to external devices for playback.
Connecting music sequencers to SH type pianos via MIDI IN terminals allows the players to receive and play back the performance information provided by the sequencers using the sound source of SH type pianos.

Newly fitted with speaker output function
You will find new speaker output terminals on the GM unit, installed at the bottom of the tenor section of SH type pianos. By connecting speakers equipped with built-in amplifiers to these output terminals, the performance conducted in ‘Silent’ mode can be output through the speakers.
Speaker output terminals also support TRS phone jacks. These are highly noise-resistant jacks and thus suitable for use in music performances. So if you find yourself on stage and require long cables, it is the perfect solution.

Colour Options

Supplied in Polished Ebony finish as standard. Also available in the following colours: Polished White, Polished Mahogany, Satin American Walnut or Satin Ebony. Stool supplied has black satin legs, black vinyl top and opens for some storage.

What we Say about the C1XSHPE:

The Yamaha C1x is an incredible piano to play, offering wonderful rich tone and a superb responsive action. In addition the silent system on this piano really does mean you can play either during the day or at night. This is the perfect combination to allow you to keep the peace at home when required.

Delivery Options:

We offer a FREE Ground Floor UK Mainland installation service for all Acoustic Upright & Grand Pianos. This also includes: Silent & Trans-Acoustic models.

We fully install the piano inside the ground floor of your property, make sure the instrument is working and remove any packaging for recycling. All this is FREE, allowing you to relax while we do the hard work.

If you would like the piano delivered to an upstairs location (externally or internally) or are living on an island, please phone: 0141-572 6979 or email: info@biggars.co.uk, where we will be happy to offer you a quote for this service. We may ask you for some photographs of the location to provide a more accurate costing.


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Cabinet Finish Polished
Dimensions Width 149cm (59″)
Height 101cm (40″)
Depth 161cm (5’3″)
Weight Weight 300kg (662lbs)
Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Key Surfaces – White Ivorite
Key Surfaces – Black WPC
Keyboard Action Made by Yamaha
Hammer Type CX Series Special
Pedal Type Damper / Sostenuto / Shift
Frame Type V-pro
Back Post Number 3
Caster Type Solid brass single casters
Lid Prop Safety Stop Yes
Key Cover Lid/Fallboard Locks Yes
Soft-Close Fallboard Yes
Type SH
Sensor System Key Sensor Noncontact continuous detection optical sensor
Hammer Sensor Noncontact 2-point optical fiber sensor
Pedal Sensors Damper pedal: continuous detection sensor, Sostenuto pedal: ON/OFF detection sensor, Shift pedal: ON/OFF detection sensor
Mechanism Hammer shank stopper operated by motor drive
Action Quick Escape mechanism
Digital Tone Type AWM Stereo Sampling
Sound Engine (Piano) CFX Binaural Sampling
Piano Effects Key-off Samples, String Resonance, Sustain Samples, Damper Resonance
Internal Tone Polyphony (max) 256
Number of Voices 19 (dual 3)
Voice Selection (Playback) 480 XG Voices + 12 Drum / SFX kits
Wave Memory 256MB
Functions Reverb Room / Hall 1 / Hall 2 / Stage
Pitch Control 414.8Hz to 468.8Hz
Metronome Yes
Preset Songs 53 (50 greats for the Piano + 3 piano demo)
MIDI Recording/Playback Yes
USB Audio Recorder Yes (WAV)
Connectors Headphones Mini Stereo Jack x 2
AUX IN/OUT Mini Stereo Jack
Speaker Output phone jack x 2
Power Supply Power Consumption 17W (DC12V)
Auto Power Off Yes
Accessories AC adapter, Headphones, Headphones holder, Owner’s manual, Music book “50 greats for the Piano”