Yamaha N3 Avantgrand Digital Grand Hybrid Piano
£13,999.00 RRP £14,174.00
(including VAT @ 20%)
Estimated delivery to you: 06 Jun 13
Optional: 5 year warranty: £728.00
(Includes 60 day money back guarantee)
Free delivery available
Yamaha N3 Avantgrand Digital Grand Hybrid Piano— With a design embodying the latest in technology, Yamaha signals a new direction for the piano. This, their flagship model, is the ultimate expression of "Innovation With Soul". A keyboard action and pedals indistinguishable from those of a grand piano. Stunningly authentic tactile response. Speakers with the authority and presence to deliver flawless sound. The AvantGrand N3 weaves advanced technology and traditional craftsmanship into an extraordinary design that gives form to Yamaha's aspirations for the future.
Product Ref: 25518
Specialised Grand Piano Action and Piano Keyboard:
The nuanced touch and response of the grand piano are an essential standard yardstick for piano quality. The AvantGrand N3 offers the player a specially-developed grand piano action that features the same configuration as the action of a real grand. The hammers strike from underneath, allowing minute adjustments to the weight distribution of the hammers, and to the movement of the hammers themselves, for a smoother feel when playing. In addition to a hammer sensor, this instrument employs a non-contact key sensor that has no effect on the movement of the keys, affording excellent recognition of the player's pressure on the keyboard, timing, and the other delicate nuances that affect musical expression. This combination provides an impressive sensitivity for the entire range from pianissimo through to fortissimo, and the ability to translate even the swiftest trills of the pianist with transparency. The wood construction of the keyboard mirrors that of the grand piano, and features New Ivory II on the white keys. This is a unique material developed by Yamaha, with a texture superbly close to that of natural ivory, allowing you to play swift passages with ease while also offering a sure response for slower pieces.
Spatial Acoustic Sampling:
Together with a variety of piano sounds, this instrument features samples of the actual vibrations from within the soundboard of the instrument. To permit the sound to travel well to the player's position, as it does with a grand piano, Yamaha sampled the sound from four locations in the left, right, centre, and rear of a grand piano. Sampling from deeper inside the instrument, they were able to reproduce the attraction of the original sound almost perfectly. It was the experience of their engineers, and a reiterative cycle of trial and error conducted with piano tuners that made this success possible. And of course, the samples in this instrument are all taken from a specially-selected example of Yamaha's CFIIIS full concert grand piano.
Spatial Acoustic Speaker System:
Opening the lid of the instrument reveals 4 speakers in an impressive and attractive layout. This instrument utilises a four-channel multi-speaker system, designed in a three-way configuration with the bass woofer pointed down and the treble cones facing up, to allow more natural reverberation in the soundboard. Each of the speakers in this layout is equipped with its own dedicated amplifier, a luxury that reduces the interference in each pitch range and offers more natural expression to the delicate nuances in each sound. Moreover, by using speaker positioning that mimics the positions in the grand piano from which the original samples were taken, it offers a more natural sound to the pianist.
In addition to the four-channel multi-speakers, the N3 also features a flat-panel "Soundboard Resonator" where the music rest would be when laid flat, allowing a more subtle reproduction of the buildup of sound felt by pianists when playing a grand piano. An oscillator called a "transducer" transmits vibration to the flat-panel soundboard, giving a realistic sound response that is especially evident in the higher range.
Tactile Response System (TRS):
The sound of an acoustic piano resonates throughout its entire body. The bass range in particular is an essential part of the reverberation that is continually transmitted to a player's body. This is replicated by our newly-developed Tactile Response System (TRS) that focuses on reproducing reverberation. This system features two transducers in the soundboard, the area underneath the keyboard, resonating natural reverberation throughout the entire instrument. The player's hands on the keyboard transmit the natural sound felt from the feet as they depress the pedals; the epitome of real piano playing. This system can be turned on and off, and the vibration set to one of three levels.
Specialised Grand Piano Pedal:
Light to the touch at first, subtle firmness partway through its travel, and lightening again as the player pushes further; the pedals of the grand piano have subtly different stages than can be felt when the pedal is depressed. Skilled players take advantage of these pedal movements by using extremely delicate pedalling that allows them to achieve finely nuanced expression in their play. In developing this instrument, Yamaha set out to reproduce the sensations of a grand piano's pedals as faithfully as possible. The resulting pedal allows for music as you believe it should sound, equally responsive for more impressionistic pieces that require a lot of half-pedaling.
- Colour: Polished Ebony
- Number of Keys: 88
- Type: Ivorite (white keytops)
- Keyboard Action: Specialised Grand Piano Action
- Pedal Type: Specialised Grand Piano Pedal
- Number of Pedals: 3
- Half Pedal: Yes
- Key Cover: Soft-Close Fallboard
- Music Rest: Yes
- Tone Generating Technology: Spatial Acoustic Sampling
- Number of Polyphony (Max): 256
- Number of Voices: 5
- Number of Preset Songs: 10
- Number of Songs: 1
- Number of Tracks: 1
- Data Capacity: 300KB (approx. 30,000 notes)
- Recording Function: Yes
- Metronome: Yes
- Tempo Range: 5 - 500
- Transpose: Yes
- Tuning: Yes
- Scale Type: 7 types
Storage and Connectivity:
- Headphones: x 2
- MIDI: In/Out
- AUX IN: L/L+R, R
- AUX OUT: L/L+R, R
- USB TO DEVICE: Yes
Amplifiers and Speakers:
- Spatial Acoustic Speaker System: Yes
- Soundboard Resonator: Yes
- Amplifiers: 22W x 10 + 30W x 4 + 80W x 2
- Speakers: (16cm + 13cm + 2.5cm) x 4
When you add this product to your shopping basket, you will be provided with our standard courier delivery option free of charge, which is a 'to your door' service. You may need to help the delivery driver as this product comes packaged in large boxes!
This option may not be suitable if you are unable to help the driver if required, or if you need the piano delivering upstairs but you don't have anyone else available to help. Please consider whether this is the most appropriate delivery service for you, as other delivery options are also available for an additional cost.
2 Man Delivery Service
If you select this option, two delivery personnel will deliver the piano boxes to any room you wish, including flats and will deliver into any room accessible via a regular staircase or suitable lift - you will not need to help them.
Delivery & Installation
This is our premium service and includes full delivery, installation and setup in any room you wish. The installers will also take away the packaging.
For the 2 man or delivery and installation services, please call us if your home is on the 2nd floor or above or has unusual access circumstances on 0843 155 0800.
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