While the sounds of piano practice generally fill a home with joy, there are times when a quiet atmosphere is necessary. That’s where the technology of Yamaha’s silent piano can offer harmony. By activating the SILENT Piano™ functionality, the piano hammers no longer hit the strings. Instead, a highly sophisticated sensor technology captures all movements of the keys and sends them to the digital tone module, which puts the sound and presence of the world’s finest 9ft concert grands in the accompanying headphones.
Great Ways to Enjoy the SILENT Piano™
Simply Play Your Acoustic Piano
For more than a century, Yamaha has crafted pianos with rich sound and reliable quality that inspire players to develop and express themselves.
Play Silently with Headphones
In SILENT Mode enjoy realistic sounds any time without disturbing others — or others disturbing you.
Download the Smart Pianist app
Enjoy simple, intuitive control of your SILENT pianos features, equipped with Bluetooth MIDI. *Unavailable in some areas.
- Articulation Sensor System – delivers high-precision simulations of the movements of the hammers at the moment they strike the strings, reproducing every piano sound exactly the way the player intended.
- Grand Expression Modeling – detects the force and acceleration of the keystrokes and changes the audio output accordingly in real time, providing the player with the ability to explore subtle tonal nuances even in SILENT mode.
- Virtual Resonance Modeling – elaborately reproduces the rich sympathetic resonance created by the vibration of the entire instrument.
- Voices of Yamaha and Bösendorfer grands – introducing two newly sampled concert grand piano voices from Yamaha and Bösendorfer, both popular choices in concert halls around the world.
- Binaural Sampling – delivers a three-dimensional sound, which recreates the perspective of the player position through headphones.
- Quick Escape System – optimizes the distance between the hammers and strings to deliver excellent playability and musical expressiveness demanded of grand pianos.
- Add Pizazz to Your Playing – equipped with 20 different rhythm types that provide automatic accompaniment with drums and bass.
- Two Recording Functions – equipped with a built-in recording function for immediate playback at the touch of a button, and USB flash drive recording in WAV format.
- Fully integrated SILENT Piano system
- Non-contact Articulation Sensor + Optical Sensor System
- Key sensor type: Continuous detection electromagnetic inductive
- Hammer sensor type: Optical shutter
- Damper pedal sensor type: Continuous detection optical sensor
- Shift/soft sensor type: On/Off detection optical sensor
- Sostenuto sensor type: On/Off detection optical sensor (for models with sostenuto)
- Motorized muting system with Quick Escape mechanism (grands only)
- 25 playable digital voices Binaural CFX and Imperial Concert Grand voices for headphones
- 480 ensemble voices with 12 Drum Kits
- 20 rhythm patterns
- 256-note polyphony
- Recording formats: Standard MIDI, Audio WAV
- Supported file formats: Standard MIDI, WAV
- Compatible storage media: USB Flash Memory (up to 64GB)
- MIDI connectivity: USB TO HOST, Bluetooth
- Audio connectivity: USB TO HOST, Bluetooth, Stereo audio IN x1 (mini stereo), balanced 1/4 in stereo OUT
- Headphone connectivity: 1/8” mini stereo x 2
- Data connectivity: USB TO DEVICE x 1, UD-WL01 (WiFi)
- Smart Pianist app compatibility
- Available models: U1, U3, YUS1, YUS3, YUS5, GC1, GC2, C1X, C2X, C3X, C5X, C6X, C7X, S3X, S5X, S6X, S7X
Specifications as of 01/2023 and subject to change without notice.
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