Yamaha’s TransAcoustic™ range is a new breed of piano which at its most basic level turns the soundboard into a loudspeaker, meaning any sound can be delivered through this naturally resonant piano component. The Yamaha TransAcoustic U1TA2 Upright Piano is a fantastic acoustic piano in its own right, as well as boasting near perfect digital piano replication with Yamaha’s SILENT piano™ system. This combination of both the acoustic and digital, in addition to the usual Yamaha build quality makes the U1TA2 attractive as a long term, practical investment for a lifetime.
The Yamaha TransAcoustic U1TA2 Upright Piano functions as a high-quality acoustic upright piano in its own right, having been based on the industry-standard Yamaha U1 upright piano.
What really makes the U1TA2 special, however, is that it possess Yamaha’s SILENT piano™ Technology. By simply fixing the middle pedal down, you can listen solely through headphones, physically turning down the volume of the piano. 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. Furthermore, the TransAcoustic range allows you to choose between playing using only digital tones, purely acoustic sounds, or any combination of the two. 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 Yamaha TransAcoustic U1TA2 Upright Piano also features a simple MIDI song recorder that includes a metronome that you can adapt to any time signature, as well as song storage/playback via a connected USB drive. Note that the U1TA2 is not a Disklavier piano, so MIDI songs will play only the digital sounds as opposed to triggering the real piano action. The U1TA2 also features a USB audio recorder, allowing you to record your performances, and is also iPad compatible. Finally, not only can the U1TA2 pass along external audio (from a 1/8″ stereo input) to the soundboard, but it can fine-tune that audio up to a half-step in either direction. Do tracks you’d like to play along with from your iPod sound a bit sharp or flat relative to the piano? Not a problem.
The Yamaha TransAcoustic U1TA2 Upright Piano is not only a fantastically versatile and excellent sounding, well-built piano, but it’s also practical and technologically advanced for its price tag, making this a fantastic lifetime investment.
Yamaha TransAcoustic U1TA2 Upright Piano
121cm Upright Piano with a solid soundboard, 3 pedals including celeste and soft closing keyboard fall.
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 send this information to the tone generator. Just adjust the volume and hear the digital sound of your piano performance coming from the entire instrument.
In addition to a sampled CFX Concert Grand, offers 19 pre-installed sounds. Additionally, you can connect any external sound source to be played back through the soundboard. You can also combine the CFX concert grand piano sample with the piano’s own acoustic sound to give it more power and depth.
Yamaha’s SILENT Piano™ technology allows you to listen, learn and play without being disturbed or disturbing others. Due to the U1TA2 binaurally recreating the sound, presence and resonance of a Yamaha CFX Concert Grand, the player’s sound quality is not affected through headphones.
You can use the USB port to playback .wav-files or use the AUX-IN jack to connect an external music player.