Yamaha b2 45″ Silent Upright Piano in Polished Ebony

Yamaha b2 45″ Silent Upright Piano in Polished Ebony

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Yamaha b2 45" Silent Upright Piano in Polished Ebony

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With its larger dimensions and heavier construction, the new b2 delivers a superior sound through added depth and volume. For the ambitious performer on a budget, there is no better instrument. Silencing system has been added to this b2. This is an SC2 type SILENT Piano™ .

With its larger dimensions and heavier construction, the new b2 delivers a superior sound through added depth and volume. For the ambitious performer on a budget, there is no better instrument. Silencing system has been added to this b2. This is an SC2 type SILENT Piano™ .

What is SILENT Piano™?

When the SILENT Piano™ function is activated, the hammers will no longer hit the strings and instead, a highly sophisticated sensor-technology captures all movements of the keys and sends them to the digital tone module. Play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others. The Yamaha Silencing System is unsurpassed, allowing 24hr practice as well as possessing many other features including a range of pre-installed sounds, being able to record your own performances or connecting mobile devices to use the latest Apps.

Two World-Renowned Piano Sounds

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You can play SILENT Piano SC2 type with the voices of CFX, Yamaha’s finest concert grand piano, and Bösendorfer’s legendary Imperial. All 88 keys are sampled individually. 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.

CFX Binaural Sampling

SILENT pianos feature our flagship CFX concert grand piano sampled using a binaural recording technique; an exacting sampling technique that mimics the interaural characteristics of the human ear. This unique approach allows SILENT pianos to recreate the natural, all-encompassing acoustic sound only experienced when seated in front of a concert grand piano.

Virtual Resonance Modeling

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In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. This phenomena is reproduced perfectly through enhanced Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). The original VRM calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next, and timing and depth of damper pedals pressed. The enhanced VRM now also calculates aliquot resonance in the upper octaves, and the full resonance of the soundboard, rim, and frame. This technology allows for vivid, bright, richly-varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.

Adaptive Articulations With Smooth Release

Featuring Yamaha Smooth Release technology, SILENT Piano SC2 type offers the crisp tone heard when playing staccato as well as the lingering sound produced by releasing the keys more. This provides finely-nuanced response to the pianist’s playing.

Key sensors

Under each of the 88 keys is a Yamaha-unique continuous-detection grey-scale shutter key sensor. These sensors detect the movement of the keys continually, allowing natural musical expression even when the piano is in SILENT Piano function. Since they do not come into contact with the keys, these sensors do not affect the feel of the keyboard in any way.

Patented Quick Escape System

Grand piano with SILENT Piano SC2 type features a quick escape system that allows the sound muting mechanism to be fitted to a grand piano without sacrificing any of the playability or musical expression demanded of such instruments in an acoustic performance. This system allows optimal separation to be obtained between the hammers and strings by adjusting the distance between the hammers and strings, ensuring that the feel of the keyboard stays in the best possible condition whether playing acoustically or with the sound muted.

Simple and Elegant UI

The control unit has been given a sophisticated design that unobtrusively blends with the piano itself. Moreover, the simple controllers allow you to operate the instrument easily.

Smart Pianist App Integration

The smart device app “Smart Pianist” (available as a free download) enables you to use the functions such as selecting Voices, controlling the metronome intuitively with the visualized interface, or display the score on your smart device.

The UD-WL01 USB Wireless LAN Adaptor (sold separately) is required to use Smart Pianist over a wireless connection.

“Microphone-Free” Recording

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SILENT Piano SC2 type can record one song in the internal memory. Additionally, connecting commercially available USB memory to the unit allows you save recording data, and play back songs.

Connectivity To External Devices

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The USB TO HOST terminal allows you to connect to a computer or portable device and record high-quality audio without the need for an additional interface. AUX IN allows listening the sound from the external devices (sound source modules and music players).

A Broad Sonic Palette

SILENT Piano SC2 type offers total 10 pre-installed sounds such as electric pianos, harpsichord, organs, strings, choir, and synth pad, allowing you to select the ideal voice to match your preferred musical genre.

Stereophonic Optimizer

Stereophonic Optimizer is an effect which reproduces the natural sound distance, like with the sound of Binaural Sampling, even though you are listening to it on headphones. When one of the Piano Voices other than CFX Grand is selected, the Stereophonic Optimizer is enabled.

Key-Off samples

The moment a pianist’s fingers are lifted from the keys of a grand piano, subtle changes occur in the instrument’s tone as the damper is lowered onto the strings to mute its sound. Key-Off samples features actual recordings of these changes, offering a faithful reproduction of the most subtle changes in the piano’s sound, allowing for a more realistic performance.

Specifications

Size/Weight
Dimensions
Width 150 cm (59″)
Height
113 cm (44 1/2″)
Depth
54 cm (21 1/4″)
Weight Weight 207 kg (467 lb)
Control Interface
Keyboard
Key Surfaces – White Acrylic resin
Key Surfaces – Black Phenolic resin
Hammer Type
b Series Special
Pedal Type
Damper/Muffler/Soft
Design/Architecture Detail
Caster Type Single caster
Cabinet
Lid Prop Safety Stop
Key Cover
Lid/Fallboard Locks
Soft-Close Fallboard
Sensor System
Key Sensors
Non-contact continuous detection optical sensor
Damper Pedal
Continuous detection sensor
Sostenuto Pedal
Soft/Shift Pedal
On/Off detection sensor
Silencing System
Mechanism
Hammer shank stopper operated by center pedal
Action
Voices
Tone Generation
Piano Sound
Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Binaural Sampling
Yes (CFX Grand Voice only)
Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) Yes
Key-off Samples Yes
Smooth Release Yes
Polyphony (max.) 256
Preset Number of Voices 10
Effects
Types
Reverb Yes
Brilliance Yes
Stereophonic Optimizer
Yes (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand)
Songs (MIDI)
Preset Number of Preset Songs
10 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
Recording
Number of Songs 1
Data Capacity
approx. 550 KB
Format
Playback
SMF (Format 0, Format 1)
Recording
SMF (Format 0)
Recording/Playback (Audio)
Recording Time (max.)
80 minutes/Song
Format
Playback
WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Recording
WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Functions
Overall Controls
Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 500
Transpose -6 – 0 – +6
Tuning
414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
Storage and Connectivity
Storage
Internal Memory
approx. 550 KB
External Drives
USB flash drive
Connectivity
DC IN 16 V
Headphones
Stereo mini jack (x2)
MIDI
AUX IN
Stereo mini jack
USB TO DEVICE Yes
USB TO HOST Yes
Power Supply
AC Adaptor
PA-300C (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
Power Consumption
11 W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
Auto Power Off Yes
Accessories
Included Accessories
AC adaptor*, power cord*, headphones, headphone hanger, attachment screws for headphone hanger, Owner’s Manual *May not be included depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.
Separately Sold Accessories
USB wireless LAN adaptor (UD-WL01), wireless MIDI adaptor (UD-BT01) *May not be available depending on your area.

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