Yamaha AvantGrand N1X Hybrid Piano, Polished Ebony Finish

Manufacturer: Yamaha
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Yamaha AvantGrand N1X Hybrid Piano, Polished Ebony Finish


Featuring the authentic sound and action that is consistent throughout the AvantGrand series.
Grand piano experience in simple, stylish package

Key Points
  • Grand Piano Action
  • Spatial Acoustic Samples
  • Spatial Acoustic Speakers
  • Virtual Resonance Modeling

  

Yamaha AvantGrand N1X Hybrid Piano, Polished Ebony Finish

Featuring the authentic sound and action that is consistent throughout the AvantGrand series.

Avant GrandeN1X

Featuring the authentic sound and action that is consistent throughout the AvantGrand series, the N1X offers the allure of a real grand piano experience in simple, stylish package.

  •     Specialized Grand Piano Action utilizes real acoustic grand action parts and employs optical key and hammer sensors for unrivaled touch
  •     Features 4-point spatial acoustic samples of two world class concert pianos: the Yamaha CFX and the Bosendorfer Imperial
  •     AvantGrand pianos employ Yamaha’s Spatial Acoustic Speaker System – a four-point speaker configuration that allows AvantGrand pianos to deliver faithful three-dimensional recreations of the original instruments
  •     VRM recreates the experience of string resonance throughout the entire body of the instrument producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound
  •     The Smart Pianist app enables you to easily control the many functions of the instrument with your smart device




A message to Pianists

When do you, as a pianist, feel elation? Is it in that instant when you see a score for the first time, and feel the inspirations of the composer bloom inside your mind?

It might be when you're up on stage playing a grand piano that projects every aspect of your sound, bathed in a shower of applause from an appreciative audience.

Call it accomplishment, call it exultation - we're certain that you've experienced your share of such moments. But above all, there is that incomparable joy you feel in those moments when you sit at your piano.

Those instants when, threading the fragments of your imagination together as sound, you become at one with the instrument; those treasured moments of delight for all who love the piano, regardless of their skill or experience.

It's why we believe that you can spend so much of your life in front of the piano.

At Yamaha, our desire is to craft pianos that bring a little more of this joy to as many people as possible.

This is a treasured ideal that we have long held dear and one we have now transformed into a new piano.

Meditating on those hours of happiness, those indescribable moments of joy experienced at a piano, we decided to do our best to respond to your desires and aspirations for this instrument.

AvantGrand. A new identity for the piano, born from the fusion of twenty-first century technology and more than a century of piano-crafting experience.

The blissful moment when you and the piano resonate as one.... is here.



Experience the response and feel of an authentic acoustic action

To express yourself musically, you need to form a physical bond with your instrument. In the case of the AvantGrand series, it starts with real wooden keys with a comfortable touch. Then comes the all-important key action, which the AvantGrand series has inherited from Yamaha’s esteemed concert grand pianos. Beneath your fingers you sense the same precise weight and responsiveness, the same scope for expression. To capture every nuance of your performance, Yamaha employs a non-contact optical sensor system that doesn’t affect the feel or performance of the action in any way. Under each key is a continuous optical sensor that captures the speed and depth at which that key is depressed. An additional optical sensor affixed to each hammer shank measures the timing and strength of the hammer hitting the virtual “strings”. This information is instantly translated into a beautifully authentic sound reproduction. The more you play, the more you find yourself becoming one with the piano.

Two world-class grand pianos in one

When it comes to judging piano tone, much depends on personal taste. To help you achieve the tonal palette you desire, Yamaha offers the choice of two world-class grand pianos in one—each with its own unique character to convey the emotion you want to express through a piece of music. At the touch of a button on the AvantGrand N1X, you can opt for authentic sounds sampled either from a Yamaha CFX concert grand or from a Bösendorfer Imperial. As Yamaha’s flagship grand piano, the majestic CFX boasts a wide palette of tonal colors, from sparkling high notes to powerful bass tones. The legendary Bösendorfer, meanwhile, is renowned for its sonorous and rich Viennese sound. Either way, the lifelike sounds of the AvantGrand N1X allow you to explore the outer reaches of your expressive imagination.

Spatial Acoustic Sampling, Spatial Acoustic Speaker System

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 sound-board 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. 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 precisely reproduce the rich natural resonance of the soundboard. Even 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, feature speaker layouts optimized for the size of the instruments.

Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)

In a grand piano, strings and sounds resonate throughout the entire body of the instrument producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. Not only are the strings you are playing vibrating, but other strings ring as a reaction to ones you play. This is one reason the piano sound is so complex and rich.

This phenomena is reproduced perfectly in the AvantGrand N1X through Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) which calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard from one instant to the next. As a result, the N1X reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in playing an acoustic piano such as which keys are pressed, the strength with which the keys are played and pedal timing.

The authentic feel of a grand piano pedal

The N1X features a damper pedal that recreates the subtle changes in resistance experienced when using a grand piano pedal. What’s more, the N1X's damper pedal allows you to use the same half-pedal techniques that you would with a grand piano, offering detailed control over sustain and reverberation.

A fully immersive headphone experience


Thanks to our advanced binaural sampling* technology, the sound you hear through your headphones is remarkably lifelike. This technology uses piano samples recorded by specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all. (*CFX Grand Voice only)

Distinctive elegant lines of the grand piano


Yamaha’s N1X embellishes any room with the unique, refined curves of an acoustic grand piano despite being a much more compact musical instrument. We have overlooked no detail in ensuring that it looks and feels just like the real thing, whether you are enjoying its lush tones from a distance or sitting down and playing for yourself.

Intelligent UX and Integration


Behind its simple control panel, the N1X hosts an abundance of connectivity options for maximum functionality and integration with external devices. It can be connected directly to computers and mobile devices via USB, sound and recording systems via audio cables, act as a Bluetooth receiver, and integrate with iOS apps via WiFi.

USB audio recorder


The USB to Device port allows you to connect your USB flash drive and use it as a built-in piano recording studio. You can store your performances directly on the USB flash drive as audio songs. These songs are stored in WAV format, so you can listen back using the keyboard's on-board speaker system, or conveniently play them on a computer, transfer them to a portable media device or upload them to share with friends online.
 

 

Key Action
   

Specialised Grand Piano Action

Key Sensors
   

Yes

Hammer Sensors
   

Yes

Grand Piano Response Damper Pedal Sensor
   

Yes

Voice Selection
   

5 Piano Voices, 10 Non-Piano Voices

Piano Models
   

Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial

Virtual Resonance Modelling
   

Yes

Stereophonic Optimiser
   

Yes

Binaural Sampling
   

Yes (For Yamaha CFX Voice)

Built-In Songs
   

15 Voice Demos, 10 Piano Pieces

USB Audio Recording & Playback Format
   

WAV

MIDI IN/OUT
   

Yes

Auxiliary In
   

Yes (Stereo Mini-Jack)

Auxiliary Out
   

Yes (Full-Size Mono Jacks - L/Mono & Right)

USB Host Connection
   

Yes (For iOS Devices, Macs and Windows PCs)

USB Device Connection
   

Yes (For USB Memory, Compatible USB Wireless Devices)




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