Yamaha digital pianos have advanced enormously over the last 30 years, and offer amazing practical advantages over their acoustic counterparts, such as always being perfectly in tune and allowing the pianist to practice silently with headphones. The intricacy and nuance of a real acoustic piano action, however, offers a level of sensitivity beyond the reach of a simulated action. In Yamaha’s AvantGrand range, you can have the best of both worlds with a true timber Yamaha upright piano action controlling the digital sound. The NU1x is the most affordable of the AvantGrand range and provides a playing experience virtually indistinguishable from that of a real acoustic piano.
The superb natural feel of a real piano action
The NU1X represents the next evolution in hybrid piano technology melding the Yamaha pedigree of unparalled piano craft with progressive digital innovation. Employing a real acoustic upright piano action that intuitively connects player and piano, the NU1X offers a gratifying dynamic experience. The result is an instrument that not only pays tribute to its acoustic counterpart but exceeds all expectations.
Legendary Piano Samples
To play an AvantGrand means access to the actual sound profile of two legendary concert grands: the Yamaha CFX and the Bösendorfer Imperial. Whether you prefer the bold, expansive palette of the CFX, or the warm, rich Vienna tones of the Imperial, switching between the two is simple.
The authentic feel of a grand piano pedal
The NU1X features a damper pedal that recreates the subtle changes in resistance experienced when using a grand piano pedal. What’s more, the NU1X’s damper pedal allows you to use the same half-pedal techniques that you would with a grand piano, offering detailed control over sustain and reverberation.
A fully immersive headphone experience
Headphone connectivity wasn’t just an added formality for the NU1X. Thanks to our advanced binaural sampling technology, the sound you hear through your headphones is remarkably lifelike. This technology uses piano samples recorded by specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all. (CFX Grand Voice only)