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Yamaha SE122 silent upright piano
  • Handcrafted Yamaha acoustic upright piano fitted with SH silent system
  • Designed for the domestic market, an exquisite upright piano
  • 122cm high with European components in traditional style case
  • Real warmth of tone, designed to take on the European offerings from Steinway, Bechstein and Bluthner
  • SH Silent System enabling private practice through headphones along with a host of other features
  • Key features include 19 instrument voices, 256 note polyphony, iOS compatibility and USB audio recording
Product code: SE122SH-PE
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RRP £15710.00
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Get connected with Yamaha this Autumn/Winter - part exchange your old piano for a new Yamaha SE122 silent piano any time between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017 and Yamaha guarantee to increase our part exchange offer by £500!

What we think of the Yamaha SE122 traditional cabinet upright piano

The smaller Yamaha SE122 upright piano houses a wonderful tone in a smaller cabinet designed with the domestic situation in mind. Similar in size to the industry standard Yamaha U1 upright piano the SE122 utilises a good many European component parts including hammers and strings which makes the instrument a fantastic mix of Japanese build quality and European craftsmanship. The addition of Yamaha's superb SH silent system makes this piano a wonderfully versatile instrument, a perfect hybrid of digital and acoustic technologies to enable private practice through headphones along with a host of other features.

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 then captures the detailed movements of each key and you can hear the beautiful sound of a Yamaha CFX 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! Not only is the piano sound amazing, there are also 18 other instrument sounds, including grand and electric pianos, strings, organ and harpsichord. 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 SH Silent system:
• Binaural CFX sampling
• Noncontact continuous detection optical sensors under each key
• Noncontact 2-point optical fiber sensor for each hammer
• 256MB wave memory
• 256 note polyphony
• Motor driven silent activation
• Silent audio output jacks
• New controller design
• 19 Voices
• 480 XG Voices, 12 drum/SFX kits
• 4 reverb settings
• USB port
• Audio .WAV file recording
• MIDI recording and playback
• Metronome
• Transpose function
• Adjustable touch sensitivity, string resonance, damper depth and sustain depth

Yamaha SE122 Acoustic piano:
• 122cm upright piano
• 88 note keyboard with acrylic resin keytops
• 3 pedals - damper, celeste and soft
• 5 backposts
• SE series bespoke hammers
• 2 piece top lid
• Fitted with double wheel brass castors
• Soft closing keyboard fall
• Lockable lid and keyboard fall, supplied with 2 keys

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CFX Binaural Sampling

For the first time ever the Silent Piano™ offers sound sampled from the Yamaha CFX full concert grand piano, supporting the beauty of its clear, vivid tones with the power of this renowned instrument. A recording system in which microphones are installed in the ears of a dummy so that the sound can be reproduced the way it is heard by the player. When playing in "Silent" mode, the player feels as though the CFX sounds are coming directly from the piano.

Maximum simultaneous polyphony of 256 notes

The maximum simultaneous polyphony on the SH type is 256 notes. With the increase in maximum simultaneous polyphony CFX sampling and piano effects can be utilized more effectively for enhanced precision in sound reproduction.

Large capacity (256MB) of wave memory

This increase in memory capacity enables the SH type to reproduce even the subtle difference in nuances brought by key touch and thus significantly increases the expressivity of performance.

Four types of piano effects for reproducing sounds that are characteristic of acoustic performance

•String resonance: Reproduces the expressive tonal colors that are created as strings hit by hammers resonate with other strings.
• Key-off sampling: Reproduces the subtle changes of sound that occur when the damper touches the strings.
• Sustain sampling: Records the rich sounds that are generated as the player depresses a pedal during performance.
• Damper resonance: Reproduces the deep and expansive resonance that is generated when the player depresses a pedal. Subtle changes in nuance that occur during the performance can be reproduced faithfully.

Exclusive functions and superb operability of the SH type

• Metronome
The SH type has a built-in metronome that can be used in "Silent" mode so that players can listen to precise rhythm through headphones while they play.

• 19 Instrument Sounds
19 voices, including harpsichord, pipe organ strings, celesta and jazz organ provide a wide range of musical expression.

• Two Recording Systems (Built-in recorder and USB audio recorder)

- The performance can be recorded in two different ways. It can be recorded either directly to the built-in recorder of a piano, or to a USB audio recorder, in which case the data stored in USB flash memory in WAV format can be played on a PC as well.
- Using a built-in recorder is more convenient if the players wish to listen to the recorded piece right away. It allows them to listen to the entire performance of a music piece or to go back and listen to a particular section of the piece.
- Since performances are saved in WAV format with a USB audio recorder, they can be recorded onto CDs or played on portable music players.

• User-friendly control panel
Blue-lit control buttons on the front panel are easy to identify and provide superb operability.

• Open headphones and a variety of connection terminals
Open structured headphones that can produce clear, high-quality sound. The headphones that come exclusively with SH type pianos are designed in a way that minimizes the strain on users after long hours of playing. This newly employed headphones contribute to the improvement of sound quality as well as to the reduction of fatigue during performance.

• Equipped with AUX and MIDI terminals
AUX and MIDI terminals allow the sound to be output to a variety of external devices (e.g. stereo components, IC recorders, speakers with built-in amplifiers, stereo systems). Connecting SH type pianos to external devices such as sound source modules and music players (CD players etc.) via AUX IN terminals allows players to listen to the sound from these external devices on the headphones while they play the piano. Connecting MIDI devices such as synthesizers to SH type pianos via MIDI OUTPUT terminals allows players to transmit performance information to external devices for playback. Connecting music sequencers to SH type pianos via MIDI IN terminals allows the players to receive and play back the performance information provided by the sequencers using the sound source of SH type pianos.

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
H 122cm
W 152cm
D 65cm
Weight 241kg
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