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A Wealth of Features
The advantage of a digital piano over a traditional acoustic piano, is that not only do they never goes out of tune, but you have the opportunity to embellish the instrument with a wealth of features. The N2 includes a vast amount of various piano sounds, as well as a four-channel, multi-speaker system. The use of the soundboard ensures that the resonance of the bass notes reverberates through the instrument, and the players body.
Grand Piano Action
The touch and response of any piano is an essential standard yardstick for piano quality. The AvantGrand N2 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 new 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 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.
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 Yamaha's 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.
3 Month flowkey Premium Offer
Yamaha and the piano tutorial app flowkey have collaborated for a limited time offer to give you 3 months of premium learning. Simply download the flowkey app on to your smartphone or tablet, register your instrument and begin your subscription. The user friendly interface allows you to learn each song in both a sheet music format as well as a play-along video. Thanks to the adjustable difficulty settings, flowkey can be used by complete novices and developed musicians alike. Premium flowkey members have access to over 500 songs covering major hits from pop, classical, rock and more. This intuitive app can even track your playing and offer instant feedback to help improve your skills. Any Yamaha digital piano purchased between 15th July 2016 and 31st March 2019 is now eligible for three months of premium flowkey access.
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- Colour: Polished Ebony
- Number of Keys: 88
- Type: Ivorite (white keytops)
- Keyboard Action: Specialised Grand Piano Action
- 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 + 80W x 2
- Speakers: (13cm + 2.5cm) x 3 + (8cm + 2.5cm) + 16cm x 2
This piano needs to be delivered and installed by a specialist courier and can therefore take up to 1-2 weeks.
For a more accurate delivery time on these pianos, please contact our team on 0330 365 4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as some finishes might be built to order.