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      Current Model

        Yamaha AvantGrand N2 Digital Piano
        This instrument is discontinued

        The innovative and revolutionary AvantGrand technology built into an elegant slim cabinet. The Yamaha Avantgrand N2 is inspiring

        infospecs

        Specialized Grand Piano Action with Ivorite™

        Spatial Acoustic Sampling
        Spatial Acoustic Speaker System
        Tactile Response System
        Featuring the same grand piano action as the N3 in a form that sits beautifully to any wall, the N2 is an instrument for the future, yet one that holds firmly to its identity as a grand piano. With a revolutionary speaker system and a touch that simply compels you to play, the compact form and feel of this elegant piano exudes refinement. For piano-lovers wanting a grand piano for small spaces, the AvantGrand series now offers yet another choice.

        Specialized 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 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 players 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 players position, as it does with a grand piano, we sampled the sound from four locations in the left, right, center, and rear of a grand piano. Sampling from deeper inside the instrument, we were able reproduce the attraction of the original sound almost perfectly. It was the experience of our 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 Yamahas CFIIIS full concert grand piano.

        Spatial Acoustic Speaker System

        This instrument utilizes a four-channel multi-speaker system, designed in a three-way configuration with woofer, squawker and tweeter, 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.

        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 players 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 players 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.

        Specs

        Color/Finish

        Cabinet Color Polished Ebony
        Finish Polished

        Size/Weight

        Dimensions Width 1,471mm (57-15/16")
        Height 1,009mm (39-3/4") With music rest : 1,181mm (46-1/2")
        Depth 531mm (20-7/8")
        Weight Weight 142kg (313lbs., 1oz.)

        Control Interface

        Keyboard Number of Keys 88
        Type Ivorite (white keytops)
        Keyboard Action Specialized Grand Piano Action
        Tactile Response System (TRS) Yes
        Pedal Number of Pedals 3
        Half Pedal Yes

        Cabinet

        Key Cover Soft-Close Fallboard Yes
        Music Rest Yes

        Voices

        Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology Spatial Acoustic Sampling
        Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 256
        Preset Number of Voices 5

        Effects

        Types Reverb Yes

        Songs

        Preset Number of Preset Songs 10
        Recording Number of Songs 1
        Number of Tracks 1
        Data Capacity 300KB (approx. 30,000 notes)
        Recording Function Yes

        Functions

        Overall Controls Metronome Yes
        Tempo Range 5 - 500
        Transpose Yes
        Tuning Yes
        Scale Type 7 types

        Storage and Connectivity

        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

        Power Supply

        Power Supply AC Inlet

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