Yamaha U1 Silent Upright Piano, Polished Ebony

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  • Silent Acoustic Piano Ideal for Home Use
  • Silent Piano Abilities for Quiet Practice
  • CFX Sound Source Produces High Quality Notes
  • Upgraded Hammer Action for Comfortable Playabiltiy
  • Polished Ebony Finish for a Timeless Look

Yamaha U1 Silent Upright Piano, Polished Ebony


The Yamaha U1 Silent Piano is a versatile instrument offering maximum convenience to all musicians. The U1 features the ability to function as either an acoustic piano or digitally through headphones, which is ideal for late night practice and home use. The U1?s upgraded hammers are specifically designed around its shape to provide the most responsive feel. The upright design allows your notes to have exceptional volume and clarity, whilst still being a suitable size for the home environment. The controls allow you to easily navigate to record, playback and add effects on your sound. The polished ebony finish and brass hardware is a classic look that?s suitable for any room.

Product Ref: 48421

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U Series

The U series have rich, resonant voices with evenly balanced timbre across the entire keyboard. Special rib configurations add strength to the soundboard whilst back post and other advances further enhance rigidity, resonance and structural stability. U series hammers use materials specifically selected for each model to provide optimum tone production, response and long term durability. A damping mechanism, formerly used only in grand pianos prevents the fallboard from dropping abruptly onto the keyboard, guarding against accidental injury or damage. These world standard instruments have numerous advances in materials and construction. Refined scale designs and components improve tone and others enhance strength and durability. Extra wide music desks also provide plenty of room for sheet music.

Acoustic Pianos

Many people believe that the depth and volume of sound produced from an acoustic piano will never be replicated in any digital model. The full, rich sound produced from an acoustic piano lends itself to full expression and dramatic pieces. The structure and quality of the cabinet ensure that this beautiful instrument will become a valued part of your home to be enjoyed for many years to come. Yamaha have become widely regarded as one of the most respected acoustic piano producers in the world. Their exceptional attention to detail, high quality features and craftsmanship provide you with a consistent instrument that you can put your full trust in.

Silent Pianos

Silent Pianos are designed to combine the best of acoustic and digital pianos. These are acoustic pianos with the addition of Yamaha's market leading Silent Piano™ technology which enables the piano to be played silently using headphones. Play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others. The Yamaha Silent System is unsurpassed, allowing 24hr practice as well as possessing many other features including a range of pre-installed sounds, being able to record your own performances or connecting mobile devices to use the latest Apps.

All SH models come with an incredible Silent Piano™ sound when heard via headphones. They are the first in the Silent Piano™ industry to be equipped with a sound sampled from the Yamaha CFX full-size concert grand piano using state of the art binaural sampling techniques. This sampling technology delivers a three-dimensional sound like nothing you have heard through headphones before: the illusion of sitting in front of a concert grand piano.

How It Works

When the silent function is activated, the hammers will no longer hit the strings and instead, a highly sophisticated sensor-technology captures all movements of the keys and sends them to the digital tone module.

Extra Features

The SH system features a range of unique technologies such as 256 note Polyphony, 256Mb WAVE-Rom and individual sampling for all keys to provide the world-class Silent Piano™ sound.

The SH System provides an easy way to record your own performances using Audio (not MIDI) directly onto USB. This data can be played back immediately from any audio device such as mobile phones, tablet devices, mp3 players or shared in an instant with friends and family using cloud technology or social media networks.

A Silent Piano™ is an extremely versatile instrument. There are numerous jacks on-board enabling you to connect your iPad® to Apps such as "Piano Diary" or to a computer to record your performance externally. You can also connect to a Hifi-System, mobile audio devices, external speakers or any other MIDI device.

Yamaha ENO Partnership

Yamaha’s passion for performance and advancing music has now lead them to becoming the exclusive supplier of the English National Orchestra. As one of the most respected and prestigious music groups in the world, the ENO require the most technical, rich and comfortable equipment to use. Due to Yamaha’s continued success as one of the finest piano crafting companies, it has secured its place in providing the ENO with these instruments. The C3X, C2X, U1, YUS5 and YUS1 are the full fleet of supplied piano models. Yamaha and the English National Orchestra continue to inspire all abilities of musicians globally.



  • Width: 1530mm
  • Height: 1210mm
  • Depth: 610mm
  • Weight: 232KG


  • Number of Keys: 88
  • Key Tops (White): Acrylic Resin
  • Key Tops (Black): Phenolic Resin
  • Hammer: U Series
  • Feel: Weighted

Silent Piano

  • Sensor System
    • Key Sensor: Noncontact Continuous, Optical Sensor
    • Damper Pedal Sensor: Continuous Detection
    • Soft Pedal Sensor: On/Off Detection
    • Sensor Mechanism: Hammer Shank Stopper
  • Tones
    • Digital Tone Type: AWM Stereo Sampling
    • Sound Engine: CFX Binaural Sampling
    • Effects: Key-Off Samples, String Resonance, Sustain Samples, Damper Resonance
    • Maximum Polyphony: 256
    • Number of Voices: 19 (Dual 3)


  • Reverb: Room, Hall 1, Hall 2, Stage
  • Pitch Control: 414.8Hz to 468.8Hz
  • Metronome: Yes
  • Preset Songs: 53
  • MIDI Recording/Playback: Yes
  • USB Audio Recorder: WAV
  • Number of Tracks: 1


  • Headphone Inputs: 2
  • MIDI: In/Out
  • Aux In/Out: Mini Stereo Jack
  • USB to Device: Yes
  • Power Supply: AC Inlet
  • Power Consumption: 17 Watts
  • Colour: Polished Ebony

Acoustic Piano Delivery Times

For a more accurate delivery time on acoustic pianos, please contact our team on 0330 365 4444 or email info@gear4music.com as some finishes may be built to order.

Piano Tuning

All Pianos are delivered by Gear4music having been tuned and prepared before delivery. It is recommended that you have your new Piano tuned 4-6 weeks after delivery to its final location. A new piano requires tuning due to the changes in temperature and humidity of its environment which can cause expansion or contraction of the components altering the tension of the strings. Movement of the piano's cabinet within the delivery process can also be a factor in this. The cost of this tuning is the responsibility of the customer and is not part of the purchase price.

PLEASE NOTE: Acoustic Pianos do need to be individually set up prior to dispatch. This process can take 3-4 weeks.