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Yamaha Avantgrand N3X Digital Piano

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Yamaha Avantgrand N3x Digital Piano

Never before have two of the world’s greatest concert grands been recreated so perfectly. Reproducing the pure, clear tone of the Yamaha CFX and the historic, warm, rich voice of the Bösendorfer Imperial – both perfectly matched to a real grand piano keyboard and hammer action – the N3X is our best ever hybrid piano.

In pursuit of grace in sound, touch annd piano perform and action.

  • Specialised Grand Piano Action with Ivorite
  • Spatial Acoustic Sampling
  • Sound sampled on four channels from the Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial
  • Yamaha CFX Binaural sampling
  • Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)
  • Spatial Acoustic Speaker System
  • Soundboard Resonator
  • Tactile Response System
  • Specialized Grand Piano Pedal
  • USB Audio Recorder
  • XLR jack outputs

 

Yamaha Avantgrand N3 Digital Piano 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 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.

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 player’s position, as it does with a grand piano, we sampled the sound from four locations in the left, right, centre, and rear of a grand piano. Sampling from deeper inside the instrument, we were able to 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 Yamaha’s 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 player’s 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 player’s 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 piano’s 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.

Yamaha Avantgrand N3 Digital Piano 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 Yamaha’s aspirations for the future.

 

 

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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