The C1XSHPE Silent Piano™ from Yamaha, offers enhanced Silent functions and an even richer sound.
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.
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.
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.
Supplied in Polished Ebony finish as standard.
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.
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