The Yamaha U1SHPE is a real favourite among discerning pianists for its outstanding musical performance. The U1 Sets the standards by which many other upright pianos measure themselves against. This is a U1SHPE Silent piano™ featuring a CFX sound source, allowing you to continue that enjoyment after everyone has gone to bed or the neighbours are home.
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
Why Choose a Silent Piano™?
There will be times at home when the deep resonant sound of an acoustic piano is not always appreciated. You might find you are disturbing a neighbour or family member or just simply worried about being listened to as you practice a new piece of music. This is where a silent piano is the perfect instrument to choose. Firstly you have the beautiful sound and touch of a real acoustic piano to enjoy when you can. Then simply plug in a set of headphones and switch to silent mode and you can keep on playing, listening to a beautiful top of the range digital piano sample. Early mornings, late nights or family watching TV all become a thing of the past with the ability to practice in silence. This is without doubt the best of both worlds.
Here is how it all works
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 that uses microphones placed in a dummies ears. This technique allows the sound to be reproduced the way it would naturally occur as if you were sitting at the piano. When playing in "Silent" mode, the player feels as though the CFX sounds are coming directly from the piano.
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, therefore recording all this detail.
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 can be reproduced faithfully.
Metronome fitted to SH System
A metronome that you can use in "Silent" mode. This allows players to listen to precise rhythm through headphones while they play.
19 Instrumental sounds
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 can record your performance in two different ways. Firstly you can record the performance onto the the built in recorder or secondly onto USB. By recording your performance as a WAV file onto a USB flash memory, you can then play it back on a PC. Using a built-in recorder is more convenient if you wish to listen to the recorded piece right away. This allows you to listen to the entire performance of a music piece or to go back and listen to a particular section of the piece. The Built in USB audio recorder can save your performance in WAV format. Therefore you can record onto CDs or play them on portable music players.
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.
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 U1SHPE:
The Yamah U1SHPE has been a real firm favourite with music teachers and performers for decades. Switch it into silent mode and Yamaha have produced a piano that is real pleasure to play at anytime.
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: email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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