The N1X is a hybrid piano that blends the best of acoustic and digital worlds. The keyboard action is identical to those found in the best Yamaha acoustic grand pianos, with real wooden action parts and gravity-based horizontal hammers that are thrown from the keys when pressed. The sounds are digital, producing the sampled sounds of Yamaha's flagship CFX concert grand and the Bösendorfer Imperial grand - that means, you never need to tune the piano, as there are no physical strings, and it will always be perfectly in tune. The combination of the physical action with the digital sound is incredible - you get the true touch and tone of a concert grand piano in an instrument the fraction of the cost and size, with absolutely no compromise in quality. Many music conservatories and professional pianists around the world use the N1X AvantGrand Grand Piano as a teaching and performance instrument with its powerful 9 speaker sound system, or as a silent practice instrument with the incredible 3D binaural headphone capabilities.