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Yamaha N1X AvantGrand Hybrid Digital Piano

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The Yamaha N1X AvantGrand hybrid digital piano, an instrument that gives you the complete acoustic experience with the everyday benefits of living with a digital piano. 

Experience the response and feel of an authentic acoustic grand piano action:

To express yourself musically, you need to form a physical bond with your instrument. In the case of the AvantGrand series, it starts with real wooden keys with a comfortable touch. Then comes the all-important key action, which the AvantGrand series has inherited from Yamaha‚'s esteemed grand pianos. Beneath your fingers you sense the same precise weight and responsiveness, the same scope for expression.

To capture every nuance of your performance, Yamaha employs a non-contact optical sensor system that doesn't affect the feel or performance of the action in any way. Under each key is a continuous optical sensor that captures the speed and depth at which that key is depressed. An additional optical sensor affixed to each hammer shank measures the timing and strength of the hammer hitting the virtual strings. This information is instantly translated into a beautifully authentic sound reproduction. The more you play, the more you find yourself becoming one with the piano.

Two world-class grand pianos in one:

When it comes to judging piano tone, much depends on personal taste. To help you achieve the tonal palette you desire, Yamaha offers the choice of two world-class grand pianos in one‚ each with its own unique character to convey the emotion you want to express through a piece of music.

At the touch of a button on the AvantGrand N1X, you can opt for authentic sounds sampled either from a Yamaha CFX concert grand or from a Bösendorfer Imperial. As Yamaha's flagship grand piano, the majestic CFX boasts a wide palette of tonal colors, from sparkling high notes to powerful bass tones. The legendary Bösendorfer, renowned for its sonorous and rich Viennese sound. Either way, the lifelike sounds of the AvantGrand N1X allow you to explore the outer reaches of your expressive imagination.

Spatial Acoustic Sampling, Spatial Acoustic Speaker System:

With the introduction of the AvantGrand, Yamaha ignited a revolution in the approach to sampling recording and playback of the notes of the actual acoustic piano. Treating the sound-board not simply as a point source of sound but as a plane, we took samples at four positions, adding optimum center and rear locations to the traditional left and right.

Meanwhile, the AvantGrand‚'s speaker system has been designed to ensure that this sound is heard best at the playing position. A three-way system featuring woofer, mid-range and tweeter speakers precisely reproduce the rich natural resonance of the soundboard. Even more, each of the low-, mid-, and high-frequency bands have their own amplifier to prevent interference between bands. This innovative configuration allows the instrument‚'s outstanding sound system to reproduce the nuances of each individual note. For even greater sonic accuracy, feature speaker layouts optimized for the size of the instruments.

Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM):
In a grand piano, strings and sounds resonate throughout the entire body of the instrument. This produces a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. Not only are the strings you are playing vibrating, but other strings ring as a reaction to ones you play. This is one reason the piano sound is so complex and rich. This phenomena, reproduced perfectly in the AvantGrand N1X through Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM), calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard from one instant to the next. Therefore allowing the N1X to reflect the limitless number of factors inherent in playing an acoustic piano. Such as which keys are pressed, the strength with which the keys are played and pedal timing.
The authentic feel of a grand piano pedal:
The N1X features a damper pedal that recreates the subtle changes in resistance experienced when using a grand piano pedal. What‚'s more, the N1X's damper pedal allows you to use the same half-pedal techniques that you would with a grand piano. Therefore offering detailed control over sustain and reverberation.
A fully immersive headphone experience:
Thanks to our advanced binaural sampling* technology, the sound you hear through your headphones is remarkably lifelike. This technology uses piano samples recorded by specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you'll soon forget you‚'re even wearing headphones at all. (*CFX Grand Voice only)
Distinctive elegant lines of a Yamaha grand piano:
The N1X embellishes any room with the unique style and design taken from the front of a grand piano. This beautiful design gives the impression of sitting at a grand piano, but in a more compact form. Yamaha overlooked no detail in ensuring that it looks and feels just like the real thing.
What we say about the Yamaha N1X AvantGrand:
This has to be simply the best digital piano we have ever had in the store. An instrument with a real grand piano action, but all the benefits of living with a digital instrument. You really have to come in an play this, simply stunning.
Polished ebony: The classic modern gloss black piano finish with chrome pedals and detailing. 
Delivery Options:
We offer the following UK Mainland installation service with all N1X purchases: Fully assemble the piano inside your property, make sure the instrument is working, remove all packaging for recycling. All this is FREE, allowing you to relax while we do the hard work. 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.