The B1 is a compact upright piano, with a clean, positive, and melodic tone – a workhorse piano with Yamaha's signature level of consistency, with the added advanced technology of Yamaha's SILENT Piano system SC2. For the equivalent cost of the average second-hand piano, the B1 SILENT Piano System Upright Piano delivers fantastic value for money.
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Easy to maintain, hard wearing and dependable, with stable tuning and a great tone in the bass for such a small instrument, it's easy to appreciate why the Yamaha B1 SC2 Silent Upright Piano is so popular as a safe bet for a beginner's piano, across homes and schools alike. This piano comes with the added feature of Yamaha's SC2 Silent System.
Like all the Yamaha B Series, the Yamaha B1 Silent Upright Piano remains an instrument of extraordinary natural beauty, combining art and craftsmanship with the peace of mind of the reliability of the Yamaha brand. The Yamaha B1 Piano may be the lowest priced entry Yamaha acoustic Piano, but it certainly doesn't scrimp on quality and sound. The laminated soundboard is made of 3 plies of soundboard-grade spruce producing a stable and resonant tone whilst maintaining a low price. The compact cabinet will fit into any home and is similar in size to many digital Pianos, due to being free from pillar legs. By taking up less space visually – and physically when it is negotiating a tight corner or staircase, the B1 is one of the most popular pianos where delivery access, tuning stability, durability and room space are a concern. The action is a little heavier compared to more expensive instruments, but this is ideal for beginners, who often find a light touch difficult to control. The touch remains nonetheless still extremely responsive and consistence, ensuring for a bright but pure tone across the keyboard.
The Yamaha B1 SC2 Silent Upright Piano samples the world-renowned Yamaha CFIIIS sound source to deliver an equally superb, digital recreation of the acoustic piano. Choose from the CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano in addition to 9 further voices, including Harpsichord, Pipe Organ and Strings. With the Silent System you're still retaining the same feel since the hammers are still being thrown (just not striking the strings). You can also record your performance or practice, and play back thanks to the USB connectivity. There are also connections for plugging in an MP3 player so you can play along with your favourite tracks, and MIDI connections if you want to connect the Piano to a computer, sampler or other MIDI compatible device. Once you plug headphones into the sound engine located on the left hand side of the piano, underneath the keyboard, the piano will stop operating acoustically and an internal sound engine will take over.
In conclusion, the B1 is a timelessly reliable and affordable piano. In particular the Yamaha B1 SC2 Silent Upright Piano redefines the word value offering the joy of a technologically advanced new Yamaha piano ownership at a price that will astonish and delight.