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Yamaha YUS5 SH2 Silent Upright Piano

RRP £16,708

  • Flagship YUS upright piano model, designed with the advanced player or teacher in mind
  • Tilting music desk that also enhances sound projection from the front of the piano
  • Ivorite naturals, sostenuto pedal and lever operated Silent activation mechanism
  • Fitted with Yamaha SH2 Silent System for private practice via headphones
  • 20 instrument voices including Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial concert grands
  • Bluetooth audio playback - play along with your favourite artists!
Now with FREE ground floor delivery and FREE post delivery tuning

What we think of the Yamaha YUS5SH silent upright piano

The YUS5 is a sublime instrument, the pinnacle of the YUS range that builds on the quality already evident in the YUS3, YUS1 and U series upright pianos. Adding the SH2 silent system builds on this further and the result is an extremely versatile instrument.

When the SH2 Silent System is activated a rail moves between the hammers and the strings to 'switch off' the acoustic piano. Highly sophisticated optical sensor technology then captures the detailed movements of each key and you can hear the beautiful sound of a Yamaha CFX or Bosendorfer Imperial concert grand piano through your headphones - play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others!

The Yamaha CFX sample has Yamaha's acclaimed Binaural Sampling giving an incredibly 'acoustic' sound through headphones, like the piano is in front of you rather than right in your ears. Virtual Resonance Modelling technology borrowed from Yamaha's Clavinova range of digital pianos brings an unprecedented level of natural resonance making the digital sound virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. You can also play along with MIDI files, and use the USB audio recorder to record your performances as a CD ready file to your USB memory stick. Alternatively, using the iPad Piano Diary app you can upload your performances straight to YouTube or other social media sites. The possibilities are endless!


Yamaha SH2 Silent system:

  • Binaural CFX sampling
  • Virtual resonance modelling on piano sounds
  • Stereophonic Optimiser on other sounds
  • Non-contact continuous detection optical sensors under each key
  • Non-contact 2-point optical fibre sensor for each hammer
  • Continuous detection damper pedal
  • Key off samples and smooth release
  • 256 note polyphony
  • New controller design
  • 20 Voices
  • 480 XG Voices, 12 drum/SFX kits for MIDI playback
  • Adjustable reverb, brilliance
  • 20 voice demo songs
  • 10 song onboard record facility with 550MB capacity per song
  • USB port
  • Audio .WAV file recording
  • MIDI (SMF) recording and playback
  • Bluetooth audio streaming for song playback
  • Metronome
  • Transpose -12 - 0 - +12 in semitones
  • Master tuning 414.8 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
  • Aux IN/OUT
  • Auto power-off

Acoustic piano:

  • 131cm upright piano
  • 88 note keyboard with 'Ivorite' keytops
  • 3 pedals - damper, sostenuto and soft
  • Lever activated silent mode
  • 5 backposts
  • YUS series bespoke hammers
  • Fitted with double wheel brass castors
  • Soft closing keyboard fall
  • Lockable lid and keyboard fall, supplied with 2 keys

All Yamaha pianos from Chamberlain Music are delivered and prepared by our specialist delivery team. This ensures that they are handled carefully, set up and adjusted correctly. This is FREE to all ground floor, mainland UK addresses. Our in house technicians bespoke prepare every single instrument. This ensures that your new piano arrives perfectly regulated and toned.

Manufacturer's warranty: 5 years on acoustic parts, 2 years on electronic components

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Width152cm (60")
Height131cm (51 1/2")
Depth65cm (25 1/2")
Weight257kg (566lbs)
Number of keys88
White key surfacesIvorite
Black key surfacesWPC
Hammer typeYUS series special
Pedal typeDamper / Sostenuto / Soft
Caster typeDouble caster
Lid/fallboard locksYes
Soft-close fallboardYes
Key sensorsNon-contact continuous detection optical sensor
Damper pedalContinuous detection sensor
Sostenuto pedalOn/Off detection sensor
Soft/shift pedalOn/Off detection sensor
Silencing mechanismHammer shank stopper operated by silencing lever
Piano soundYamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Binaural samplingYes (CFX Grand Voice only)
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 format (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)
Tempo range5 - 500
Transpose-12 - 0 - +12
Tuning414.8 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
BluetoothYes (Audio)
Internal memory storageApprox. 1.3MB
External drivesUSB flash drive
Headphones connectivityStereo mini jack (x2)
AUX INStereo mini jack
AUX OUT[L/L+R][R] (Standard phone jack)
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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