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The Yamaha N1X AvantGrand Piano
Featuring the authentic sound and action that is consistent throughout the AvantGrand series, the N1X offers the allure of a real grand piano experience in simple, stylish package.
- Specialized Grand Piano Action utilizes real acoustic grand action parts and employs optical key and hammer sensors for unrivaled touch
- Features 4-point spatial acoustic samples of two world class concert pianos: the Yamaha CFX and the Bosendorfer Imperial
- AvantGrand pianos employ Yamaha’s Spatial Acoustic Speaker System – a four-point speaker configuration that allows AvantGrand pianos to deliver faithful three-dimensional recreations of the original instruments
- VRM recreates the experience of string resonance throughout the entire body of the instrument producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound
- The Smart Pianist app enables you to easily control the many functions of the instrument with your smart device
Call it accomplishment, call it exultation – we’re certain that you’ve experienced your share of such moments. But above all, there is that incomparable joy you feel in those moments when you sit at your piano. Those instants when, threading the fragments of your imagination together as sound, you become at one with the instrument; those treasured moments of delight for all who love the piano, regardless of their skill or experience. It’s why we believe that you can spend so much of your life in front of the piano. At Yamaha, our desire is to craft pianos that bring a little more of this joy to as many people as possible. This is a treasured ideal that we have long held dear and one we have now transformed into a new piano. Meditating on those hours of happiness, those indescribable moments of joy experienced at a piano, we decided to do our best to respond to your desires and aspirations for this instrument. A new identity for the piano, born from the fusion of twenty-first century technology and more than a century of piano-crafting experience.
The blissful moment when you and the piano resonate as one…. is here.
To play when you want, how you want, as much as you want. For those that love the piano, this is an extravagance above all else, something that all pianists yearn for.
In reality playing the piano brings with it many limits. Beyond the physical issues of time to play and a place for the instrument, there are the fine nuances, particularly with the grand piano, of touch, tone, and reverberation, that contribute to the true thrill of playing the piano.
At Yamaha, we hope to offer the best sound we can to as many people as possible. We have held this goal unchanged throughout our history of over a century of piano making.
Together with the know-how and inspiration gleaned from each new experience, along with the new technologies that have emerged over the years, this goal has taken us closer to our pictured ideal and seen with it the manufacture of a multitude of different pianos. So what features does a piano have that make it essential in the lives of you, the people who possess both an unreserved love for playing the piano and an awareness of its essential excellence?
The AvantGrand emerged from our desire to re-look at these elements. We took the techniques we had cultivated making keyboards and pedals for acoustic pianos and combined them with the latest digital and acoustic technology, driven by the belief that the resulting instrument would be a model for how a piano should be in the modern age. Innovation born from a thorough knowledge of the true soul of the piano, brought to the fore.
Everything you need, right in front of you.
Not creating a piano, but rediscovering one. This, summed up in a single phrase, was the concept behind the development of the AvantGrand. Making a so-called “acoustic” piano requires extensive technique and know-how, qualities accumulated through our many years of experience. However, a major theme in the creation of the AvantGrand involved consciously refraining from relying on this experience. Rather than designing from a standpoint of what a piano must be, we gave priority to looking at what it could be, searching for the kind of instrument that would suggest a new direction for the piano. For Yamaha, with our history of over a century of piano crafting, it was digital technology that provided the impetus for such an outlook, giving us the confidence that we had matured enough as craftsmen to be able to give life to the ideals we had pictured in our minds. In creating a digital piano that presented the piano as a more informal and enjoyable instrument, we had many expectations for its sound that had to be fulfilled in the initial stages of development. It is no exaggeration to say that digital technology evolves in the blink of an eye. We felt that developing an instrument that took two major trends in the piano world to create a fusion, in the truest sense of the word, was a task that we simply had to complete.
Even with our history in making both digital and acoustic pianos, it was a feat that took everything that we at Yamaha knew to accomplish. The AvantGrand is the crystallization of our hopes for the piano, something which cannot be summarized by simply calling it a hybrid of the digital and acoustic. It was our superlative knowledge of the piano that supported this bold endeavor; that, and the bond we feel with you, with your enduring love for the piano.
Experience the response and feel of an authentic acoustic 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 concert 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, meanwhile, is 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.
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. As a sound source, we carefully selected the best single instrument from among our CFIIIS full concert grand pianos for sampling. The end result of these efforts is that AvantGrand series instruments recreate the original sound of a superb grand piano almost to perfection. 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 reproduce the rich natural resonance of the soundboard accurately. What’s more, each of the low-, mid-, and high-frequency bands has been given its 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 producing 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 is reproduced perfectly in the AvantGrand N1X through Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) which calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard from one instant to the next. As a result, the N1X reflects 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, 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 the grand piano
Yamaha’s N1X embellishes any room with the unique, refined curves of an acoustic grand piano despite being a much more compact musical instrument. We have overlooked no detail in ensuring that it looks and feels just like the real thing, whether you are enjoying its lush tones from a distance or sitting down and playing for yourself.
Intelligent UX and Integration
Behind its simple control panel, the N1X hosts an abundance of connectivity options for maximum functionality and integration with external devices. It can be connected directly to computers and mobile devices via USB, sound and recording systems via audio cables, act as a Bluetooth receiver, and integrate with iOS apps via WiFi.
USB audio recorder
The USB to Device port allows you to connect your USB flash drive and use it as a built-in piano recording studio. You can store your performances directly on the USB flash drive as audio songs. These songs are stored in WAV format, so you can listen back using the keyboard’s on-board speaker system, or conveniently play them on a computer, transfer them to a portable media device or upload them to share with friends online.
The N1X AvantGrand is compatible with SMART PIANIST
Have you ever tried to figure out what the chords are to your favorite songs? With the Smart Pianist app for iOS, you can analyze and display the chords of the songs in your Music library, giving you the ability to learn, practice and perform with your favorite artists. Smart Pianist also allows you to control many of the functions included in the piano with your iOS device, for intuitive and easy operation (requires Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter and USB cable or Yamaha UD-WL01 Wi-Fi adapter).
Cabinet Color: Polished Ebony
Dimensions: Width 1,465mm (57-11/16″) – Height 1,001 mm (39-7/16”) With music rest : 1,167 mm (45-15/16”) – Depth 618mm (24-5/16″)
Weight: 258 lbs
Number of Keys: 88
KeyType: Acrlic resin
Keyboard Action: Specialized Grand Piano Action
Pedal Number of Pedals: 3
Half Pedal: Yes
Key Cover: Soft-Close Fallboard
Music Rest: Yes
Voice Tone Generation: Spatial Acoustic Sampling
Number of Polyphony: 256
Preset Number of Voices: 15
Number of Preset Songs: 10 preset songs, 15 voice demo songs
Recording Number of Songs: 10
Number of Tracks: 1
Data Capacity: approx. 550 KB/Song
Recording Function: Yes
Tempo Range: 5 – 500
Transpose: Yes / -6 – 0 – +6
Tuning: Yes / 414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
Scale Type: 7 types
Audio Recording / Time: 80 minutes/Song: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Storage Internal: Approx. 1.3 MB
External Drive: USB Flash Drive
Connectivity: Stereo Headphones x 2 – MIDI In/Out
AUX IN: Stereo Mini
AUX OUT: [L/L+R] [R] (Standard stereo phone jack)
USB TO DEVICE: Yes
Amplifiers: 30 W x 6
Speakers: 8 cm x 3 + 13 cm x 2 + 16 cm x 1
Power Supply: AC Inlet
Auto Power Off: Yes
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