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Bechstein Vario mute

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The Vario Digital Mute system is designed and made by Bechstein in Germany and is exclusively available on all Bechstein models.  

The Vario system uses optical key and pedal sensors to provide digital samples of Bechstein acoustic pianos to your headphones, whilst retaining the advantages of having a real piano for the times when you don't have to be quiet. 

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The silent side of this piano is ideal for families with young children or night owls looking to practice late into the night.

The most common question regarding the silent piano is "is this a digital piano?".

Our range of silent pianos are all completely acoustic instruments; meaning that hammers are still striking strings to produce a sound and therefore have the benefit of playing a real acoustic piano, however, they also have a digital component that simply allows players the option to switch to a digital sound for "silent playing" via headphones.

The main features of the C.Bechstein Vario system are:

  • Piano sound - C. Bechstein Concert model D 282 grand piano 
  • 19 sounds - piano, organs, harpsichord, digital pianos and strings
  • 256 note Polyphony
  • Adjustable pedal sound
  • Adjustable key noises
  • Adjustable release samples
  • Adjustable sympathetic string resonance
  • Adjustable sympathetic damper resonance
  • Una Corda
  • Sostenuto
  • Forte pedal half position
  • Tuning - + / - 100 Cent
  • Transpose - + / - 24 semitones
  • Effects - Hall (Reverb) Small room, piano hall, concert hall
  • Echo
  • Metronome
  • Equalizer - 4-band fully parametric
  • Connectivity - Bluetooth-MIDI via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Single Mode, practical usable range approx. 15 m
  • USB - Type-C USB 3.0, USB-MIDI PD (Power Device Management; support for power supply of connected devices)
  • Headphone jacks -  2x 6.3 mm (jack, stereo)
  • Audio outputs - 2x Cinch (L/R), -10 dBV
  • Audio inputs / AUX in - 2x Cinch (L/R), -10 dBV
  • Energy-saving / Auto power off

The Vario system utilises pedal and key sensors to provide a responsive, realistic sound. The display is a large touchscreen where all functions are easily accessed. 

Hight quality eadphones are also included

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