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Yamaha U1 SH2 Silent Upright Piano

£8,980.26

  • A hugely popular 121cm tall upright piano with traditional style cabinetry
  • An industry standard practice and performance instrument for the home, school or conservatoire
  • Solid soundboard, bespoke specification hammers and soft closing keyboard fall
  • Fitted with all Yamaha SH2 Silent System for private practice via headphones
  • 20 instrument voices including Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial concert grands
  • USB audio recording, Bluetooth audio playback - play along with your favourite artists!

Introducing the Yamaha U1 SH2 Silent Upright Piano

A perennial favourite among discerning pianists, the U1 offers outstanding musical performance, defining the standards by which other upright pianos are measured.

While 121cm tall and the same size as the b3 and P121 models, the U1 is crafted in Hamamatsu Japan at the same factory as the CX Series grand pianos.

Fitted with the latest Silent Technology, the U1 SH2 allows the piano to not only be played acoustically, but also with headphones making it completely silent to everyone but the pianist!

Dominic Barnett – Chamberlain Pianos

Practice in complete silence!

Activate the silent mode and a rail moves between the hammers and the strings to 'switch off' the acoustic piano. Highly sophisticated optical sensor technology captures the precise movement of each key and you can hear the beautiful sound of a Yamaha CFX concert grand through your headphones.

SH2 Silent system

Select from a pallet of 20 high quality instrument voices to suit your musical genre. SH2 also features a metronome, 10 song on-board record facility and a USB audio recorder, all of which can be controlled via the sleek and intuitive control panel. MIDI IN/OUT and USB to HOST enables the SH2 piano to be used as a controller, or for the player to control the sound engine via an external source. Connect to your Smart device via Bluetooth and play along with your favourite songs.

Binaural Sampling

The sound of the Yamaha CFX concert grand has been captured from the perspective of the pianist to create a truly spacial and immersive sound. The piano sounds like it is in front of you rather than in your ears, which also reduces fatigue and enables you to practice for longer!

Virtual Resonance Modelling technology

Virtual Resonance Modelling technology reproduces the resonance produced by the frame, rim and strings of an acoustic piano and brings the sound of the fabulous Yamaha CFX concert grand piano to life.

Download the Smart Pianist app

Smart Pianist connects your iOS or Android device to the piano, either via USB or via the optional UD-WL01 wireless LAN adaptor to remotely control the instrument's sounds, control the record facility and metronome and even display music notation on screen. The app will also scan your iTunes library and produce a basic score so you can learn to play your favourite songs!

Installation at the Yamaha factory

Unlike most silent systems, Yamaha's SC2 and SH2 Silent systems are installed during the manufacturing process. Yamaha piano actions are designed to accomodate Silent systems, so you can be sure of the highest quality performance and reliability. Nothing has been compromised!

More useful information

SH2 owners' manual How to care for your Yamaha Piano
Width153cm (60 1/4")
Height121cm (47 3/4")
Depth62cm (24 1/2")
Weight232kg (511lbs)
 
Number of keys88
White key surfacesAcrylic resin
Black key surfacesPhenolic resin
Hammer typeU series special
Pedal typeDamper / Muffler / Soft
 
Caster typeDouble caster
 
Lid/fallboard locksYes
Soft-close fallboardYes
 
Key sensorsNon-contact continuous detection optical sensor
Damper pedalContinuous detection sensor
Soft/shift pedalOn/Off detection sensor
 
Silencing mechanismHammer shank stopper operated by center pedal
 
Piano soundYamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Binaural samplingYes (CFX Grand Voice only)
VRMYes
Key-off samplesYes
Smooth releaseYes
Polyphony (max.)256
Preset number of voices20
Voices for song playback480 XG Voices + 12 Drum/SFX Kits
 
Reverb effectsYes
Brilliance effectsYes
Stereophonic optimiserYes (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand)
 
MIDI number of preset songs20 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
Recording number of songs10
Data capacityApprox. 550 KB/Song
Playback format (MIDI songs)SMF (Format 0, Format 1)
Recording fomat (MIDI songs)SMF (Format 0)
 
Recording time (max.)80 minutes/Song
Audio playback formatWAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Audio recording formatWAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
 
MetronomeYes
Tempo range5 - 500
Transpose-12 - 0 - +12
Tuning414.8 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
BluetoothYes (Audio)
 
Internal memory storageApprox. 1.3 MB
External drivesUSB flash drive
DC IN16 V
Headphones connectivityStereo mini jack (x2)
MIDIIN/OUT
AUX XINStereo mini jack
AUX OUT[L/L+R][R] (Standard phone jack)
USB TO DEVICEYes
USB TO HOSTYes
 
AC adaptorPA-300C (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
Power consumption12 W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
Auto power offYes
 
Included accessoriesAC adaptor, power cord, headphones, headphone hanger, attachment screws for headphone hanger, “50 Classical Music Masterpieces” music book, Owner’s Manual
Separately sold accessoriesUSB wireless LAN adaptor (UD-WL01), wireless MIDI adaptor (UD-BT01/MD-BT01)

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