Read about the Get Connected piano upgrade offer from Yamaha on the Chamberlain Music blog...
Get connected with Yamaha this Autumn/Winter - part exchange your old piano for a new Yamaha U1 TransAcoustic upright piano any time between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017 and Yamaha guarantee to increase our part exchange offer by £575!
Now with FREE ground floor delivery and FREE post delivery tuning
'An acoustic piano with a volume control, or a digital piano with strings? Yamaha's latest development stretches the imagination and opens up a whole new world of possibilities. TransAcoustic™ is the name we have given to a new breed of piano. At its most basic level, it turns the soundboard into a “loudspeaker”. This means that any sound can be delivered through this naturally resonant piano component.'
What is the new Yamaha U1TA Transacoustic upright piano?
The new Yamaha U1TA Transacoustic upright piano is a brand new addition to the ever expanding range of 'hybrid' piano instruments which includes the very successful 'Silent' series and Avant Grand pianos. However, the Transacoustic technology is very different and rather remarkable.
The first thing to say is that the U1TA is first and foremost a normal, high quality acoustic upright piano. It has a soundboard, an action, a set of hammers which then strike a set of strings to create a good resonant sound quality - the U1TA is based on the industry standard Yamaha U1 upright piano after all. The second thing to point out is that the instrument is also a silent piano. You can fix the middle pedal down and listen solely through headphones.
The piano is 121cm high, 152cm wide and 60cm deep which makes for a splendid resonant instrument.
Binaural CFX sampling for Silent mode
Stereo CFX sampling for TransAcoustic mode
Non-contact continuous detection optical sensors on each key
Continuous detection on the sustain pedal
256MB wave memory
256 note polyphony
4 reverb settings
Motor driven silent activation
Silent audio output jacks
New controller design
19 Voices, plus 3 dual voices
480XG sounds + 12 drum/SFX kits for MIDI file playback
53 preset songs
Audio WAV recording
Adjustable pitch, touch sensitivity, string resonance, damper depth and sustain depth
88 note keyboard with acrylic resin keytops
5 backpost design for improved stability and resonance
Proprietary Yamaha V-Pro cast iron frame
3 pedals - sustain, silencer, soft
Soft closing and lockable keyboard fall
Experience the perfect hybrid of digital and acoustic piano technology!
Yamaha's incredible new TransAcoustic system allows you to not only play silently through headphones but also to use the pianos naturally resonant soundboard as a speaker, enabling you to physically turn down the volume of your piano. As with Yamaha's Silent piano range, the hammer stop bar prevents the hammers from hitting the strings and the sound that you hear becomes a beautifully sampled Yamaha CFX concert grand. Select from the 19 built in instrument voices, including grand and electric pianos, harpsichord, organs and strings, or plug in an external tone generator. Sounds played through speakers often sound confined due to the size of the speaker itself, but Yamaha's TransAcoustic system turns the whole piano into that loudspeaker, thus generating a much larger and richer sound.
The instrument also has a USB audio recorder allowing you to record your performances, and is also iPad compatible - download Yamaha's piano diary app to keep track of your progress or to upload your performances to social media sites!