The Yamaha P116 SH Silent Upright Piano in polished ebony combines Yamaha's superb workmanship with groundbreaking technology. By utilising their wealth of experience gained through their 100-year history, Yamaha has created an exceptional range of models to cater to all needs and requirements.
Unique "Silent Piano" SH Technology
As part of their undying commitment to furthering the potential of their instruments, the P116 SH features Yamaha's Silent Piano technology. In short, you can plug headphones into the digital interface on the piano, or use the MIDI/AUX outputs to connect the P116 to an external audio device, broadening your recording and practising abilities significantly. In order to offer the highest quality of tones - even when playing through headphones - Yamaha took binaural recordings of their flagship CFX full-concert grand piano to capture recordings to match the aural response of a concert pianist, reproducing as accurate a sound image as possible.
The silencing function ensures that the hammer is prevented from striking the string. Instead, optical sensors - under each one of the 88 keys - capture subtle nuances with regard to the performance, deliver that note information to a tone generator, which in turn returns the digitally sampled notes to your chosen output. The Silent Piano features a Quick Escape system, which optimises the playability and responsiveness of the keyboard. It does this by adjusting the distance between the hammer and the strings, in accordance with whether or not silent mode is activated, so you're guaranteed a uniform playing feel every time.
Not only does the P116 SH guarantee exquisite playability with a broad, rich tonality, but also there is a range of additional functions to improve your playing experience. In "Silent" mode, the built-in metronome ensures that you can practise with total accuracy. With 19 voices included that cover harpsichord, pipe organ, strings, and jazz organ amongst others, you'll never be short on options to play with.
If you wish to record your performances, then Yamaha has you covered there too. There is a built-in recorder that you can capture ideas to, or via a USB flash memory drive in the WAV format for playback on PC. For immediate playback the built-in recorder is superb if you wish to zone in on errors or mistakes. However, transferring your pieces couldn't be easier thanks to the USB connectivity. The rear panel of the GM digital unit is equipped with AUX and MIDI terminals, which allow you to connect to external audio devices and/or MIDI devices.
The Yamaha P116 SH Silent Upright Piano in polished ebony is a truly remarkable instrument. If space comes at a premium, you need not make compromises with regard to sound quality, playability, or functionality.
Manufacturer Yamaha Model P116 SH Silent Upright Piano - Polished Ebony Dimensions (H x W x D) 1160 x 1530 x 570 mm Weight 220kg Keyboard Number of Keys: 88 Key Surfaces - White: Acrylic Resin Key Surfaces - Black: Phenolic Resin Hammer P Series Special Pedal Damper/Muffler/Soft Frame V-Pro Back Post 4 Caster Double Iron Caster Silent Piano Functions Type SH Sensor System Key Sensor: Non-contact continuous detection optical sensor Pedal Sensors: Damper pedal: continuous detection sensor, Soft pedal: ON/OFF detection sensor Mechanism: Hammer shank stopper operated by centre pedal Action: Quick Escape mechanism Digital Tone Type: AWM Stereo Sampling Sound Engine (Piano): CFX Binaural Sampling Piano Effects: Key-off Samples, String Resonance, Sustain Samples, Damper Resonance Internal Tone Polyphony (max): 256 Number of Voices: 19 (dual 3) Voice Selection (Playback): 480 XG Voices + 12 Drum / SFX kits Wave Memory 256MB Functions Reverb: Room / Hall 1 / Hall 2 / Stage Pitch Control: 414.8Hz to 468.8Hz Metronome: Yes Preset Songs: 53 (50 greats for the Piano + 3 piano demo) MIDI Recording/Playback: Yes USB Audio Recorder: Yes (WAV) Connectors Headphones: Mini Stereo Jack x 2 MIDI IN/OUT: Yes AUX IN/OUT: Mini Stereo Jack Speaker Output: Phone jack x 2 USB TO DEVICE: Yes Power Supply Power Consumption: 17W (DC12V) Auto Power Off: Yes Included Accessories
- AC adapter
- Headphones holder
- Owner's manual
- Music book "50 greats for the Piano"
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