Yamaha B3E SC2 Silent Upright Piano
The introduction of the Yamaha B3E SC2 Silent Upright Piano to the B series range sees it approach professional standards whilst remaining true to the B series’ design philosophy of value and affordability.
This new version of the Yamaha B3E SC2 Silent Upright Piano enjoys the additional strength and performance benefits of five, not four, back posts and a 121 centimetre high frame supporting a specially designed larger soundboard. Lacquered with a top quality spruce finish for enhanced high-end clarity, the B3E SC2 soundboard is designed to offer optimum tonal characteristics within a cost-effective and stable structure. The keyboard is incredibly responsive and the quality of the Yamaha B3E SC2 Silent Upright Piano really shines through as you begin to play. A full 3 pedal system (sustain, muffler, sostenuto) is employed to give you maximum control over dynamics. For further convenience, Yamaha have fitted front and back castors to so that if you need the piano to be moved on occasion, you can do so with ease. High-grade hammers and a proven action design offer effortless playing and a highly responsive keyboard ‘touch’ that make these uprights ideal for beginning players. With an ebony polish, and the option of other finishes, the B3E SC2 boasts a distinguished and elegant look that would make it look at home anywhere, from your living room to a studio or assembly hall.
As the largest model of the B Series, the Yamaha B3E SC2 Silent Upright Piano, with its longer strings, and larger solid spruce soundboard and cabinet, boasts a wonderfully rich and singing sound. This model also accommodates a more responsive action than the other B pianos, truly allowing the pianist to effortlessly tap into their own expressive potential. Despite this, and in common with the B Series as a whole, the Yamaha B3E SC2 Silent Upright Piano is still highly affordable, but without compromising on quality and durability. Aimed at beginners through to advanced players, the Yamaha B3E SC2 Silent Upright Piano is rightly considered a fantastic entry-level piano which will equally serve the needs of pianists of any standard, and will always bring great enjoyment no matter what style of music is being played.
Yamaha B3 Upright Piano
- 121cm Upright Piano
- Yamaha SC2 factory fitted silent system* (Also available as a standard acoustic piano model)
- This superb brand new piano has also undergone additional servicing by our expert technicians, taking it to another level of excellence. It has been extensively regulated, toned, tuned and set to British standards, making it the highest possible specification.
- Supported by four sturdy wooden back posts and a strong cast iron frame, b Series pianos are endowed with Yamaha’s renowned pure, clear tone. High-grade hammers and a proven action design offer effortless playing and a highly responsive keyboard ‘touch’ that make these uprights ideal for beginning players.
- Produced at a Yamaha factory in Indonesia from a scale design developed in Japan, b Series pianos are Yamaha’s most affordable entry-level uprights. Although reduced production costs allow budget-friendly prices, Yamaha makes no compromises in the materials and workmanship that go into these exceptional uprights.
*What is SILENT Piano™?
When the SILENT Piano™ function is activated, the hammers will no longer hit the strings and instead, a highly sophisticated sensor-technology captures all movements of the keys and sends them to the digital tone module. Play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others.
The Yamaha Silencing System is unsurpassed, allowing 24-hour practice as well as possessing many other features including a range of pre-installed sounds, being able to record your own performances or connecting mobile devices to use the latest Apps.
Two World-Renowned Piano Sounds
You can play SILENT Piano™ SC2 type with the voices of CFX, Yamaha’s finest concert grand piano, and Bösendorfer’s legendary Imperial. All 88 keys are sampled individually. As Yamaha’s flagship grand piano, the majestic CFX boasts a wide palette of tonal colors, from sparkling high notes to powerful bass tones. The legendary Bösendorfer, meanwhile, is renowned for its sonorous and rich Viennese sound.
10 various voices
SILENT Piano™ SC2 type offers total 10 pre-installed sounds such as electric pianos, harpsichord, and organs, allowing you to select the ideal voice to match your preferred musical genre.
CFX Binaural Sampling
Yamaha’s advanced binaural sampling technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialized microphones that capture vocational 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.
VRM physical modeling
In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. This phenomena is reproduced perfectly through enhanced Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). The original VRM calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next, and timing and depth of damper pedals pressed. The enhanced VRM now also calculates aliquot resonance in the upper octaves, and the full resonance of the soundboard, rim, and frame. This technology allows for vivid, bright, richly-varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.
Stereophonic Optimizer (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand)
Stereophonic Optimizer is an effect which reproduces the natural sound distance, like with the sound of Binaural Sampling, even though you are listening to it on headphones. When one of the Piano Voices other than CFX Grand is selected, the Stereophonic Optimizer is enabled.
Smooth Release – From staccato to legato, superbly expressive sound that responds to the player’s touch
Featuring Yamaha Smooth Release technology, SILENT Piano™ SC2 type offers the crisp tone heard when playing staccato as well as the lingering sound produced by releasing the keys more. This provides finely-nuanced response to the pianist’s playing.
The moment a pianist’s fingers are lifted from the keys of a grand piano, subtle changes occur in the instrument’s tone as the damper is lowered onto the strings to mute its sound. Key-Off samples features actual recordings of these changes, offering a faithful reproduction of the most subtle changes in the piano’s sound, allowing for a more realistic performance.
Smart Pianist App
The smart device app “Smart Pianist” (available as a free download) enables you to use the functions such as selecting Voices, controlling the metronome intuitively with the visualized interface, or display the score on your smart device.
The UD-WL01 USB Wireless LAN Adaptor (sold separately) is required to use Smart Pianist over a wireless connection.
Sophisticated & simple design of the control panel
The control unit has been given a sophisticated design that unobtrusively blends with the piano itself. Moreover, the simple controllers allow you to operate the instrument easily.
The USB TO HOST terminal allows you to connect to a computer or portable device and record high-quality audio without the need for an additional interface. AUX IN allows listening the sound from the external devices (sound source modules and music players).
Bulit-in recording and play back functions
SILENT Piano™ SC2 type can record one song in the internal memory. Additionally, connecting commercially available USB memory to the unit allows you save recording data, and play back songs.
Simple and compact headphones that come with SILENT Piano™ SC2 type let you enjoy professional-grade sound quality.