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This is not just a beautiful sounding acoustic piano, Yamaha silent technology is blending new tech with an old tradition. Silent pianos are ideal for the modern city, apartments, and family homes alike. They combine digital elements with real acoustics. You can play them with headphones on, you can link them to a computer and work with software like Sibelius and Garageband, and have the advantage of being able to play the piano in complete privacy.
When the silent function is activated, the hammers 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. Play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others.
Yamaha, the world’s leading provider of sound muting technology offers two new Silent Piano systems in their range, the SC2 and the SH2. Each have different levels of operation and quality of sound available when in silent mode.
The silent system on the U1 has been retro-fitted in Japan, and it is slightly older than the current models. The main difference will be in sound sampling. New models use a process called binaural sampling which has improved the digital sound quality significantly. Although you can hear the difference between the older system and the new, it still sounds amazing through the headphones no matter what model you are playing.
Come and give it a try. This is a great way of getting a high-quality piano, with the advantage of the silent system, for a fraction of the cost of a new one.