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Yamaha N1 - AvantGrand

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Yamaha N1 - AvantGrand

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  • Thanks to a specially designed grand-piano action and a wooden keyboard, the AvantGrand truly becomes an extension of your body.
  • Unique acoustic-sampling approach and speaker system born of a radical rethink of the entire sound production process.

As the newest addition to the AvantGrand lineup, the N1 delivers the captivating sound of this hybrid piano series in its simplest form. The N1 easily does justice to the grand piano in terms of playing feel and responsive action, setting a new standard with its perfect integration of acoustic and digital technologies.

Thanks to a specially designed grand-piano action and a wooden keyboard, the AvantGrand truly becomes an extension of your body.

The nuanced touch and response of the grand piano are an essential standard yardstick for piano quality. It offers the player a specially-developed grand piano action that features the same configuration as the action of a real grand. The hammers strike the "strings" 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 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.

Unique acoustic-sampling approach and speaker system born of a radical rethink of the entire sound production process.

With the introduction of the AvantGrand, Yamaha ignited a revolution in the approach to sampling recording and playback of the notes of the actual acoustic piano. Treating the soundboard not simply as a point source of sound but as a plane, we took samples at four positions, adding optimum center and rear locations to the traditional left and right. As a sound source, we carefully selected the best single instrument from among our CFIIIS full concert grand pianos for sampling. The end result of these efforts is that AvantGrand series instruments recreate the original sound of a superb grand piano almost to perfection. Meanwhile, the AvantGrand’s speaker system has been designed to ensure that this sound is heard best at the playing position. A three-way system featuring woofer, mid-range and tweeter speakers reproduce the rich natural resonance of the soundboard accurately. What’s more, each of the low-, mid-, and high-frequency bands has been given its own amplifier to prevent interference between bands. This innovative configuration allows the instrument’s outstanding sound system to reproduce the nuances of each individual note. For even greater sonic accuracy, the N1 feature speaker layouts optimized for the size of the instruments.

Color/Finish

Cabinet Color Polished Ebony
Finish Polished

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,465mm (57-11/16")
Height 995mm (39-3/16")With music rest : 1,170mm (46-1/16")
Depth 618mm (24-5/16")
Weight Weight 124kg (273lbs., 6oz.)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Acrlic resin (white keytops)
Keyboard Action Specialized Grand Piano Action
Tactile Response System (TRS) -
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 -
Amplifiers 25W x 1 + 30W x 5
Speakers 8cm x 3 + 13cm x 2 + 16cm x 1

Power Supply

Power Supply AC Inlet