Yamaha C1X SH2 PE Silent Grand Piano Polished Ebony
List price € 35,102
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Information and specifications
|Type:||Silent acoustic piano
The Yamaha C1X SH2 is an acoustic grand piano, equipped with a silent acoustic system, more specifically the SH2 Silent System by Yamaha.
The C1X, the smallest grand piano in the CX-series, has a very good balance and a rich tone. Every inch of this instrument reflects the passion and philosophy of Yamaha, i.e. their ambition to build the perfect piano.
One of the most important factors for realising a rich tone is the support within the instrument. When we play fortissimo or pianissimo, the force we transfer will make the instrument bend slightly. This causes a certain loss of energy and sound. The lower frame is the part of the piano destined to absorb this. Here we can make a link to the human skeleton. For example, the C3X has a lower frame that is 20% thicker than with other pianos. As such it gives visibly more support and also reflects one of the considerations made during the renewal of this well-known series.
A violin is built around a beautifully streamlined body with 3-dimensional curvatures and uses a delicate shape. This can be compared to the 3-dimensional concave design of a soundboard in a piano. We refer to this as 'the crown'. By building pianos for years and by acquiring expertise Yamaha has gathered the necessary experience and know-how to ensure that the soundboard always produces a superior sound projection.
Expertise when making the cast-iron frame manifests itself in robust quality
The cast-iron frame of a grand piano should be able to absorb several tons of tension.
The frame actually works with the wooden construction in order to support the snare tension, but it also has a profound impact on the sound. Yamaha makes these frames themselves using a process known as the 'vacuum process'. This method is used for building the best frames in the world.
The comforting feeling whilst playing on a Yamaha grand piano
The CX-series is equipped with a keyboard cover that is controlled through a soft landing system.
So you don’t have to worry anymore about the keyboard cover unexpectedly or accidentally falling down. The beautiful Yamaha CX-series grand pianos have obtained excellent references from many connoisseurs. The new line consisting of seven instruments might please almost everyone.
SH2 Silent System
When the silencing function is activated and the keys are struck, hammer shank stoppers move into place to prevent the hammers from striking the strings. While the piano is outwardly silenced, the movement of the keys and other performance information are picked up by optical sensors and converted to digital data by a tone generator. The digitally sampled acoustic sound is then sent to the stereo headphones for the player to enjoy in complete privacy.