Yamaha B1SC3 Silent Acoustic Upright Piano

£6,262.00

Undercutting lesser competitors whilst retaining Yamaha’s high standards, the b1 offers the joy of Yamaha ownership at a price that will astonish and delight. Silencing system has been added to this b1. This is an SC3 type SILENT Piano.

Delivery Lead Time: 3-10 days (Depending on your location) We will call you upon receipt of your order to discuss the delivery process.

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Description

The b1 is a fantastic option for those who are restricted in terms of space and budget, but do not want to compromise when it comes to enjoying the authentic sound and touch of a real piano. Designed for modern day living, the b1 is the most compact of the B Series pianos, being only 109cm tall, and yet still providing a clear and beautiful tone that is particularly appealing for beginner to intermediate level players. The chic design of the b1 is available in a wide selection of different finishes, and can help to provide a superb accent to your home’s interior.

Also available with Silent Technology – allowing you to play silently, using headphones, any time of day or night.

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SILENT Piano™

SILENT pianos are genuine acoustic pianos equipped with Yamaha’s advanced silencing technology. When the keys are played in SILENT Mode, the hammers are stopped immediately before striking the strings so that the piano itself generates no sound. Sensors installed below the keys decipher how the keys are played and relay the data to the digital tone generator, which generates sampled sounds that can be heard through a pair of headphones. By allowing players to play a true acoustic piano sound under normal circumstances, or to put on headphones and play in SILENT Mode to avoid disturbing others, SILENT Piano™ makes any time a good time to sit down at the piano.

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Two World-Renowned Piano Sounds

You can play SILENT Piano SC3 type with the voices of CFX, Yamaha’s finest concert grand piano, and Bosendorfer’s legendary Imperial. All 88 keys are sampled individually. 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 Bosendorfer, meanwhile, is renowned for its sonorous and rich Viennese sound.

10 Various Voices

SILENT Piano SC3 type offers total 10 pre-installed sounds such as electric pianos, harpsichord, organs, strings, choir, and synth pad, allowing you to select the ideal voice to match your preferred musical genre.

Rich resonance and subtle accurate reproduction

CFX Binaural Sampling

Yamaha’s advanced binaural sampling technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialised 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.

VRM physical modeling the distinctive reverberation generated by the entire body of a concert grand piano

In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. This phenomena is reproduced perfectly through enhanced Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). The original VRM calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next, and timing and depth of damper pedals pressed. The enhanced VRM now also calculates aliquot resonance in the upper octaves, and the full resonance of the soundboard, rim, and frame. This technology allows for vivid, bright, richly-varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.

Stereophonic Optimizer (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand)

Stereophonic Optimizer is an effect which reproduces the natural sound distance, like with the sound of Binaural Sampling, even though you are listening to it on headphones. When one of the Piano Voices other than CFX Grand is selected, the Stereophonic Optimizer is enabled.

Smooth Release-From staccato to legato, superbly expressive sound that responds to the player’s touch

Featuring Yamaha Smooth Release technology, SILENT Piano™ SC3 type offers the crisp tone heard when playing staccato as well as the lingering sound produced by releasing the keys more. This provides finely-nuanced response to the pianist’s playing.

Key-Off samples

The moment a pianist’s fingers are lifted from the keys of a grand piano, subtle changes occur in the instrument’s tone as the damper is lowered onto the strings to mute its sound. Key-Off samples features actual recordings of these changes, offering a faithful reproduction of the most subtle changes in the piano’s sound, allowing for a more realistic performance.

Unique Yamaha technology retains the all-important touch of the piano

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 Piano function. Since they do not come into contact with the keys, these sensors do not affect the feel of the keyboard in any way.

Quick escape system

Grand piano with SILENT Piano SC3 type 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, ensuring that the feel of the keyboard stays in the best possible condition whether playing acoustically or with the sound muted.

Grand piano with SILENT Piano SC3 type 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, ensuring that the feel of the keyboard stays in the best possible condition whether playing acoustically or with the sound muted.

General functions

Smart Pianist App

The smart device app Smart Pianist (available as a free download) enables you to use the functions such as selecting Voices, controlling the metronome intuitively with the visualised interface, or display the score on your smart device.

The UD-WL01 USB Wireless LAN Adapter (sold separately) is required to use Smart Pianist over a wireless connection.

Sophisticated & simple design of the control panel

The control unit has been given a sophisticated design that unobtrusively blends with the piano itself. Moreover, the simple controllers allow you to operate the instrument easily.

Connection terminals

The USB TO HOST terminal allows you to connect to a computer or portable device and record high-quality audio without the need for an additional interface. AUX IN allows listening the sound from the external devices (sound source modules and music players).

Built-in recording and play back functions

SILENT Piano SC3 type can record one song in the internal memory. Additionally, connecting commercially available USB memory to the unit allows you save recording data, and play back songs.

Headphones

Simple and compact headphones that come with SILENT Piano SC3 type let you enjoy professional-grade sound quality.

Metronome

SILENT Piano SC3 type has a built-in metronome that can be used in SILENT Piano function so that players can listen to precise rhythm while they play.

Affordable Quality

Produced at a Yamaha factory in Indonesia from a scale design developed in Japan, b Series pianos are Yamaha’s most affordable entry-level uprights. Although reduced production costs allow budget-friendly prices, Yamaha makes no compromises in the materials and workmanship that go into these exceptional uprights.

Quality Components, Quality Sound

Supported by four sturdy wooden back posts and a strong cast iron frame, b Series pianos are endowed with Yamaha’s renowned pure, clear tone. High-grade hammers and a proven action design offer effortless playing and a highly responsive keyboard ‘touch’ that make these uprights ideal for beginning players.

Design

Yamaha’s b Series features pianos in a range of heights, widths, and depths. The b1 and b2 boast slender profiles, making them ideal for small spaces. With its larger dimensions and heavier construction, the b3 upright requires a little more room but brings a rich, far-reaching sound.

Size/Weight

Dimensions

Width 149 cm (58 3/4″)

Height 109 cm (43″)

Depth 54 cm (21 1/4″)

Weight 197 kg (444 lb)

Control Interface

KeyboardKey Surfaces – White : Acrylic resin, Key Surfaces – Black : Phenolic rersin

Hammer Type b Series Special

Pedal Type Damper/Muffler/Soft

Sensor System

Key Sensors – Non-contact continuous detection electromagnetic inductive sensor

Damper Pedal – Continuous detection sensor

Soft/Short Pedal – On/Off detection

Silencing System

Mechanism – Hammer shank stopper operated by centre pedal

Voices

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 – 12

Effects

Reverb – Yes

Brilliance – Yes

Stereophonic Optimizer – Yes (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand and Bosendorfer)

Songs (MIDI)

Number of Preset Songs – 12 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics

Recording – Number of songs – 10

Recording – Number of Tracks – 2

Data Capacity – Approx. 550 KB

Format

Playback – SMF (Format 0, Format 1)

Recording – SMF (Format 0)

Recording/Playback (Audio)

Recording Time (max.) : 80 Minutes/Song

Format

Playback : WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)

Recording : WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit stereo)

Functions

Overall Controls

Rhythm Patterns : 20

Metronome : Yes

Tempo Range : 5 – 500

Transpose : – 12 – 0 – +12

Tuning : 414.8 – 444.0 – 466.8Hz (approx 0.2 Hz increments)

Control Interface – display : 7-Seg

Bluetooth : Yes (Audio/MIDI) *May not have this functionality depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer

Storage and Connectivity

Storage

Internal Memory : approx. 1.3 MB

External Drives : USB flash Drive

Connectivity

Headphones : Stereo mini jack (x2)

AUX IN : Stereo mini jack

USB TO DEVICE : Yes

USB TO HOST : Yes

Power Supply

AC Adaptor : PA-300C (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)

Power Consumption : 11 W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)

Auto Power Off : Yes

Accessories

Included Accessories

AC adaptor*

Power cord*

Headphones

Headphone hanger

Attachment screws for headphone hanger

Owner’s Manual

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