The AvantGrand N3 is Yamaha’s flagship in a new category of instruments, the Hybrid Piano. What is a Hybrid Piano? It is an instrument that combines the best of acoustic and digital technologies. The AvantGrand N3 features real, wooden action keys found in premium acoustic grand pianos, and the digitally sampled sounds of Yamaha’s CFX 9′ concert grand, along with several other beautiful sounds. In addition, the AvantGrand features a 12 speaker system that sounds glorious, and a tactile response system that lets you feel the vibration of the virtual strings through the keys and the pedals.