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C3XSH2PE Yamaha Polished Ebony Silent Grand Piano

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  • C3XSH2PE Yamaha Polished Ebony Silent Grand Piano

    In setting out to design a piano that could resonate with the pianist, Yamaha with the CX3 have created an instrument that can truly sing. The same techniques developed for gluing the soundboard, ribs, and bridge in the CFX Concert grand piano are used here on the C3X. The C3XSH2PE 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 C3X, a CX Series instrument that exudes Yamaha's passion for the ideal piano. This is an SH2-type Silent piano‚ featuring a CFX sound source.

    When you order from us, you'll also get:

    • Free delivery (using our specialist piano movers) within mainland UK*
    • Complimentary first tuning (within a few months of delivery)
    • 5 year guarantee on all acoustic parts
    • Free stool with storage

    *Delivery into groundfloor rooms with easy ground-level access

  • Features

    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 colour 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. 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 SH2 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 SH2 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 SH2 type

    Metronome 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 colours 

    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 system. 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 SH2 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 SH2 type pianos via MIDI OUTPUT terminals allows players to transmit performance information to external devices for playback. Connecting music sequencers to SH2 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 SH2 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 SH2 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. https://youtu.be/2LhLB8fb3CE

    Colour Options
    Supplied in Polished Ebony finish as standard. Also available in the following colours: Polished White, Polished Mahogany, Satin American Walnut & Satin Ebony. Stool supplied has black satin legs, black vinyl top and opens for some storage.
    What we Say about the C3XSH2PE:
    The Yamaha C3x is an incredible piano to play, offering wonderful rich tone and a superb responsive action. As a result of using the same techniques developed for gluing the soundboard, ribs, and bridge in the CFX Concert grand piano, the C3x produces a magnificent tone. 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.
  • Specifications:

    Width 149 cm (59")
    Height 101 cm (40")
    Depth 186 cm (6'1")
    Weight 329 kg (723 lb)
    Control Interface
    Keyboard Key Surfaces - White : Ivorite, Key Surfaces - Black : WPC
    Hammer Type CX Series Special
    Pedal Type Damper/Sostenuto/Shift
    Design/Architecture Detail
    Caster Type : Single Caster

    Lid Prop Safety Stop : Yes
    Key Cover

    Lid/Failboard : Yes
    Soft-Close Failboard : Yes
    Sensor System
    Key Sensors - Non-contact continuous detection optical sensor
    Hammer Sensors - Non-contact 2-point optical fibre sensor
    Damper Pedal - Continuous detection sensor
    Sostenuto Pedal - On/Off detection sensor
    Soft/Shift Pedal - On/Off detection sensor
    Silencing System
    Mechanism - Hammer shank stopper operated by motor driver
    Action - Quick Escape mechanism
    Tone Generation

    Piano sound - Yamaha CFX Bösendorfer Imperial
    Binaural Sampling - Yes (CFX Grand Voice only)
    VRM - Yes
    Key-off Samples - Yes
    Smooth Release - Yes
    Polyphony (max.) 256
    Preset - Number of Voices - 20
    Voice for Song Playback : 480 XG Voices + 12 Drum/SFX Kits
    Reverb - Yes
    Brilliance - Yes
    Stereophonic Optimizer - Yes (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand)
    Songs (MIDI)
    Number of Preset Songs - 20 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
    Recording - Number of songs - 10
    Data Capacity - Approx. 550 KB/Song

    Playback - SMF (Format 0, Format 1)
    Recording - SMF (Format 0)
    Recording/Playback (Audio)
    Recording Time (max.) : 80 Minutes/Song

    Playback : WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
    Recording : WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit stereo)
    Overall Controls

    Metronome : Yes
    Tempo Range : 5 - 500
    Transpose : - 12 - 0 - +12
    Tuning : 414.8 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
    Bluetooth : Yes (Audio) (May not have this functionality depending on the country in which you purchased the product)
    Storage and Connectivity

    Internal Memory : approx. 1.3 MB
    External Drives : USB flash Drive

    DC IN : 16 V
    Headphones : Stereo mini jack (x2)
    AUX IN : Stereo mini jack
    AUX OUT: [L/L+R][R] (Standard phone jack)
    USB TO HOST : Yes
    Power Supply
    AC Adaptor : PA-300C (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
    Power Consumption : 12 W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
    Auto Power Off : Yes
    Included Accessories

    AC adaptor*
    Power cord*
    Headphone hanger
    Attachment screws for headphone hanger
    "50 Classical Music Masterpieces" music book
    Owner's Manual
    * May not be included depending in your area.

    Separately Sold Accessories

    USB wireless LAN adaptor (UD - WL01)
    Wireless MIDI adaptor (UD - BT01/MD-BT01)
  • 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) you will find the price options at checkout. If you are living in the Scottish Highlands or Islands or on another UK island, please phone: 0141-332 8676 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.

  • Trade In and Trade Up

    If you have a piano, keyboard, digital piano or other instrument at home already and want to change it for a new piano, then look no further! Our store has been taking trade ins for decades and take the hassle out of having to sell your old instrument. We'll simply swap it out for your new piano at delivery. Get in touch with us at info@biggars.co.uk or call us on 0141 332 8676 to discuss the value of your old instrument.

    To speed up the process please have the following available:

    • The make of the piano and model if possible
    • The serial number (if on an acoustic piano this can be found normally on the soundboard under the lid)
    • A few good quality pictures of the piano, as well as some pictures showing any wear and tear