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Yamaha U1 Transacoustic Upright Piano

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Yamaha U1 Transacoustic Upright Piano

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£11,083.00

The new U1TA PE hybrid instrument is first and foremost a fine acoustic upright piano, with real strings. Its superb upright action, featured in Yamaha’s higher-end upright pianos, is inspired by the legacy of the immensely popular U1 acoustic upright piano.

The new technology adds a unique method of playback and performance, enabling users to perform with a digital sound generated through the piano's soundboard with full volume control. They can also combine the acoustic piano sound with any number of digital sounds to create a lush multi-sound layer.

Product Code: U1TAPE
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Yamaha U1TA TransAcoustic Upright Piano

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 the technology that will power 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.

But there’s much more to TransAcoustic technology. Using a mechanism similar to that of the well-proven Silent Series, it is possible to prevent the hammers from striking the strings and, instead, to play back digital samples. Unlike the Silent instruments, however, there is no need for headphones or external amplification. The sound is played back though the soundboard. You can control the volume and select the sound - from a sampled CFX concert grand, or a choice of electric pianos to a marimba and harpsichord. And perhaps the most scintillating sounds are generated when you combine the acoustic and digital properties of the instrument - gentle orchestral strings under a natural piano, for example.

You can even play back pre-recorded accompaniment tracks as you perform.

Because the instrument is a real, fully strung and resonant piano, the natural, sympathetic vibrations of both the soundboard, case and, significantly, strings, add a completely new dimension to performance. The sampled sounds come to life with a brilliant realism no other instrument has approached.

Real acoustic piano

Most importantly, a TransAcoustic model is an acoustic piano with all the benefits you would expect from a Yamaha piano. Nearly all components are produced inhouse and therefore we guarantee high-level playability, long lasting durability and a beautiful sound when the hammers strike the strings. The string vibrations are transmitted via the bridges to the solid-wood soundboard which then resonates to produce the sound.

Play piano at any volume

There are times when the full sound of an acoustic piano may not be appreciated by your family or neighbours. For these situations, simply activate the TransAcoustic™ function and the hammers will no longer strike the strings. Non-contact sensors under each individual key detect your keystroke depth, velocity and timing and sends this information to the tone generator. Just adjust the volume and hear the digital sound of your piano performance coming from the entire instrument.

Enjoy different sounds

The TransAcoustic piano offers 19 pre-installed sounds, allowing you to select a voice to perfectly match the music genre of your performance. Select from a sampled CFX concert grand, or a choice of electric pianos and organs to a marimba and harpsichord. Additionally, you can connect any external sound source to be played back through the soundboard.

No external speakers needed

With Yamaha´s TransAcoustic technology there´s no need to connect external loudspeakers. At its most basic level, TransAcoustic technology turns the piano into a 'loudspeaker' and the soundboard is working as the membrane for that loudspeaker. There's no need to purchase extra speakers and leads. The piano is ready for you to play as soon as it's delivered into your home.

3D Sound Projection

Sounds played through speakers can often sound one directional as they are coming from a single source point. In contrast, the Yamaha TransAcoustic system uses the piano's soundboard to generate a larger and more natural sound. This technology makes the entire instrument a resonator, producing a rich and complex tone.

Natural string resonances

The TransAcoustic technology transmits the digital sound directly to the piano soundboard and makes the piano itself behave like a loudspeaker. The sound you hear has the natural tonal characteristics of the soundboard. The vibration of the soundboard is also transmitted to the piano strings and creates the same natural string resonance as when you play an acoustic piano. With the soundboard producing a rich tone and the strings a natural resonance effect, instrument voices sound better than ever. Digital was never more natural.

Combine acoustic and digital sound

Perhaps the most scintillating sounds are generated when you combine the acoustic and digital properties of the instrument - gentle orchestral strings under a natural piano, for example. You can also combine the CFX concert grand piano sample with the piano's own acoustic sound to give it more power and depth.

Play-along to music

Another way to enjoy TransAcoustic technology is to play the piano accompanied by pre-recorded tracks played through the soundboard. Because the instrument is a real, fully strung and resonant piano, the natural sympathetic vibrations of the soundboard, case and more significantly strings add a completely new dimension to performance. The sampled sounds come to life with a brilliant realism no other instrument can match. You can use the USB port to play back .wav-files or use the AUX-IN jack to connect an external music player.

Silent Piano SH included

The TransAcoustic Piano features Yamaha's renowned Silent Piano SH technology, so practice sessions can also be conducted with headphones. The binaural sampled CFX concert grand piano sample uses a dummy head recording technique to capture the sound from the player's natural listening position. This offers the perfect environment to play without being disturbed or disturbing others.

Piano Specifications

CabinetFinish Polished Ebony
DimensionsWidth 153 cm (60 1/4")
Height 121 cm (47 3/4")
Depth 61 cm (24")
WeightWeight 242 kg (534 lb)
KeyboardNumber of Keys 88
Key Surfaces - White Acrylic resin
Key Surfaces - Black Phenolic resin
Keyboard Action Made by Yamaha
SoundboardDrive System Mechanism: TransAcoustic™ technology
HammerType U Series Special
PedalType Damper / Silencing / Soft
FrameType V-pro made by Yamaha
Back PostNumber 5
CasterType Single
LidProp Safety Stop -
Key CoverLid/Fallboard Locks Yes
Soft-Close Fallboard Yes

TransAcoustic Specifications

Type SH
Sensor SystemKey Sensor Non-contact continuous detection optical sensor
Hammer Sensor -
Pedal Sensors Damper pedal: Continuous detection sensor, Soft pedal: ON/OFF detection sensor
Mechanism Hammer shank stopper operated by silencing pedal
Action -
Digital ToneType AWM Stereo Sampling
Sound Engine (Piano) SILENT Piano™ mode: CFX Binaural Sampling TransAcoustic™ mode: CFX Stereo Sampling
Piano Effects Damper Resonance, String Resonance, Sustain Sample, Key-Off Sample
Internal TonePolyphony (max) 256
Number of Voices 19 (16 voices + 3 dual voices)
Voice Selection (Playback) 480 XG voices + 12 Drum / SFX kits
Wave Memory 256MB
FunctionsReverb Room / Hall 1 / Hall 2 / Stage
Pitch Control 414.8Hz to 466.8Hz
Metronome Yes
Preset Songs 53 (50 Greats for the Piano + 3 piano demonstrations)
MIDI Recording/Playback Yes
USB Audio Recorder Yes
ConnectorsHeadphones Mini Stereo Jack x 2
MIDI IN/OUT Yes
AUX IN/OUT Mini Stereo Jack
Speaker Output -
USB TO DEVICE Yes
Power SupplyPower Consumption 38 W
Auto Power Off Yes
Accessories Headphones, Headphone hanger, Owner's manual, Music book "50 Greats for the Piano"

*5 Year Guarantee applies to Acoustic parts only. All Digital aspects are covered for 2 Years only.

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