Yamaha U3SH2 Silent Upright Piano

UYAM-U3-SH2-BP

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U series upright piano by Yamaha U3SH2 finished in black polyester

This Yamaha U3 has the SH2 silent system built in which allows for silent practice with Yamaha's top of the range sound module.

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£ 11,499.00

-£ 2,381.00

£ 13,880.00

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Need a stool?

We have a wide selection of matching adjustable piano stools available. You can pick up a CGM PIANO STOOL here!

Other options? 

All Yamaha pianos are available in different wood finishes, have the option for chrome or brass fittings and also the option to have the SH2 silent system.

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.

Why Yamaha?

From the Manufacturer:

Yamaha U Series upright pianos have long been a leading choice for educational institutions, professional musicians and discriminating home pianists. Now, thanks to comprehensive redesign (including developments in scale design, soundboard support and hammer materials) these world-standard instruments are better than ever. Refined scale designs and components improve tonal performance, while other modifications enhance strength and durability. 

Main Features:

  • Advanced scale design
  • Specially designed hammers
  • Soft-Close Fallboard
  • Floating support system- allows the soundboard to vibrate more freely, enabling richer bass and mid-range tones
  • Extra-wide music desk
  • Sostenuto pedal

What is the SH2 Silent system?

In acoustic mode, this feels and sounds like any other U3S with all the benefits of a digital.

In Silent mode it is a powerful digital piano, using Yamaha's latest binaural CFX sample, with all the benefits of having a real piano action at your fingertips.

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.

Yamaha has two different types of silent system that they use on their pianos. The SH2 Silent System is used on all of Yamaha's core and premium ranges of acoustic pianos.

A huge improvement from the SH predecessor, the SH2 Silent System features:

  • Sampled sound of the full-size concert grand pianos: Yamaha's concert grand CFX, and Bösendorfer’ legendary and majestic model Imperial.
  • Binaural sampling technology to record the CFX samples with special microphones to portray a more natural tone.
  • VRM physical modelling reproduces the distinctive reverberation generated by the body of a concert grand piano.
  • Smooth release technology - Emphasizes a crisper tone when playing staccato
  • Key-off samples - The tone a grand piano makes when the dampers slowly move back into place when you take your hands off the keys.
  • 2 different main piano voices - The world-famous CFX concert grand piano and Bösendorfer's Imperial grand piano.
  • 20 pre-installed sampled sounds which include - Piano, Electric piano 1 and 2, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, Celesta, Pipe Organ, Jazz Organ, Strings and Choir
  • Voices for song playback - 480 XG voices and 12 Drum/SFX kits
  • 64 note polyphony
  • 30MB Wave ROM
  • Built-in Metronome
  • Built-in recording and playback functions - 80 minutes per song
  • MIDI IN/OUT
  • AUX IN/OUT
  • USB
  • 2 headphone socket
  • Downloadable Apps are available to connect your piano to your iPad

Under every single key on the keyboard, there are greyscale shutters and optical sensors. These sensors track the movement of keys allowing for a very responsive digital sound. 

All silent pianos by Yamaha are supplied with a pair of Yamaha headphones

Dimensions:

Height - 131 cm

Width - 153 cm

Depth - 65 cm

Weight - 246 kg

Delivery charges may apply depending on degree of difficulty and location. However, ground floor delivery is typically included provided access is straightforward - enquire now for details.

Although we ordinarily stock these pianos we do like to sell them, so please do call ahead to check stock levels with one of our friendly piano department staff before making a special trip.

We usually have in stock over 40 new grand pianos, over 70 new upright pianos and an ever-changing supply of pre-owned acoustic pianos; we are definitely worth a visit!

Other pianos to compare within our showroom at Forsyth

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W.HOFFMAN T122 YAMAHA SE122 HOFFMAN T128

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