6’7″ CX Series Grand Piano
C5XPE Yamaha Grand Piano Ebony Polish
The voice of a piano has a limitless facility for expression, shifting with the melody and overlaying notes into a wonderful harmony. The C5XPE is a high-grade grand piano, possessing both power and subtlety.
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. Therefore you end up with a series of instruments that produce a refined tone, but also have a bold design.
CX Series pianos feature a thickened back frame for improved support, providing a rich, resonant tone.
One of the most important factors in achieving a rich tone is the support provided within the instrument. When playing powerful 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. This could be likened to the skeleton in a human body. On the C5XPE for example, this back frame is approximately 20% thicker than on other pianos, providing significantly improved support.
The new soundboard resonates with the emotions of the performer.
A violin is built around a beautiful body with three-dimensional swellings and a delicately curved shape, which is similar to the three dimensional concave design in a piano soundboard called the “crown.” The manufacture of this crown is pivotal to the crafting of any piano, and is thus of paramount importance to piano engineers in addressing the problem of how to transmit the vibrations of the strings from the soundboard into the surrounding air efficiently. 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.
The resulting design capitalizes on physical phenomena unique to the craft of piano-making, to create a soundboard assembly with a structure that allows it to vibrate easily, something that would not have been possible without the deep understanding of the traditional art of piano crafting that goes hand-in-hand with Yamaha’s experience and engineering know-how.
The C5X benefits from the same techniques developed for the CFX concert grand piano in gluing the soundboard, ribs, and bridge. These models require a great deal of projection and the process of installing the resulting soundboard assembly into the piano body has been investigated carefully. This has resulted in dramatically improved projection and the unprecedented response that performers deman
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 C5XPE 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.
C5XPE 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.
The peace of mind that comes with a Yamaha C5XPE grand piano.
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 C5XPE:
The Depth of bass and warmth this piano delivers is incredible and the middle to treble registers are really sweet. This is a whole lot of piano for not a lot of money.
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Dimensions: Width 149cm (59″)
Height: 101cm (40″)
Depth: 200cm (6’7″)
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