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      Yamaha AvantGrand N3 Digital Piano

      Yamaha Avantgrand N3 feel and experience a hitherto unattainable piano performance from this stunning and elegant instrument.

      infospecs

      Specialized Grand Piano Action with Ivorite™

      With a design embodying the latest in technology, Yamaha signals a new direction for the piano. This, our 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 Yamahas aspirations for the future.

      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 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 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 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

      Opening the lid of the instrument reveals 4 speakers in an impressive and attractive layout. This instrument utilizes 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.

      Soundboard Resonator

      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 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.

      Specialized 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, we set out to reproduce the sensations of a grand pianos 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.

      Specs

      Color/Finish

      Cabinet Color Polished Ebony
      Finish Polished

      Size/Weight

      Dimensions Width 1,481mm (58-5/16")
      Height 1,014mm (39-15/16") Lid up : 1,734mm (68-1/4")
      Depth 1,195mm (47-1/16")
      Weight Weight 199kg (438lbs., 12oz.)

      Control Interface

      Keyboard Number of Keys 88
      Type Ivorite (white keytops)
      Keyboard Action Specialized Grand Piano Action
      Tactile Response System (TRS) Yes
      Pedal Type Specialized Grand Piano 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 + 30W x 4 + 80W x 2
      Speakers (16cm + 13cm + 2.5cm) x 4

      Power Supply

      Power Supply AC Inlet

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