B1SC3-PE - Yamaha b1 SC3 Silent upright piano Default title
B1SC3-PE - Yamaha b1 SC3 Silent upright piano Default title
B1SC3-PE - Yamaha b1 SC3 Silent upright piano Default title
B1SC3-PE - Yamaha b1 SC3 Silent upright piano Default title
B1SC3-PE - Yamaha b1 SC3 Silent upright piano Default title
B1SC3-PE - Yamaha b1 SC3 Silent upright piano Default title
B1SC3-PE - Yamaha b1 SC3 Silent upright piano Default title
B1SC3-PE - Yamaha b1 SC3 Silent upright piano Default title
B1SC3-PE - Yamaha b1 SC3 Silent upright piano Default title
B1SC3-PE - Yamaha b1 SC3 Silent upright piano Default title

Yamaha b1 SC3 Silent upright piano

brand: Yamaha
Stock code: Yamaha B1SC3-PE
  • The smallest Yamaha upright piano, 109cm tall in a compact modern style cabinet
  • Incorporating the latest Yamaha SC3 Silent piano technology enabling private practice via headphones
  • New silent system includes improved sensor system, Grand Expression Modelling and new piano samples
  • Full length 88 note piano keyboard, with 3 pedals including silent activation
  • A class leading entry level acoustic piano with a laminated spruce soundboard
  • Compatible with apps including Yamaha Smart Pianist
RRP £5,733
£4,375.00 ex. VAT
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Introducing the Yamaha b1 SC3 Silent Upright Piano

A perfect harmony of acoustic and digital technologies, the latest b1 SC3 Silent upright piano is a great choice for those who are restricted in terms of space and budget, but do not want to compromise when it comes to enjoying the authentic sound and touch of a real piano.

Fitted with the Yamaha's new SC3 Silent system, the b1 SC3 allows the piano to not only be played acoustically, but also with headphones making it completely silent to everyone but the pianist. With refined features including virtual resonance modelling, binaural sampling on Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial concert grand piano sounds, Grand Expression Modelling technology and a better key movement detection system than ever before, the sound and feel is so authentic you will forget you are even wearing headphones!

Additional benefits include a built in record facility, a metronome, 20 rhythm accompaniments and compatibility with apps including Smart Pianist.

The chic design of the b1 is available in a wide selection of different finishes and can help to provide a superb accent to your home's interior.

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Practice in complete silence!

Activate the silent mode and a rail moves between the hammers and the strings to 'switch off' the acoustic piano. Yamaha's highly sophisticated non-contact sensor technology captures the precise movement of each key, a cleverly designed alagorithm precisely simulates the movements of the hammers as they strike the strings, accurately recreating the acoustic piano performance exactly as the pianist intended. The beautiful sound of the Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial concert grands is delivered through your headphones.

SC3 Silent system

Select from a pallet of 12 high quality instrument voices to suit your musical genre. SC3 also features 20 rhythm styles, a metronome, 2 track record facility, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, all of which can be controlled via the sleek and intuitive control panel or by the Smart Pianist app.

Binaural Sampling

Both main concert grand piano sounds in SC3 have been captured from the perspective of the pianist to create a truly spacial and immersive sound. The piano sounds like it is in front of you rather than in your ears, which also reduces fatigue and enables you to practice for longer!

Impressive modelling technologies

Virtual Resonance Modelling technology reproduces the resonance produced by the frame, rim and strings of an acoustic piano and brings the sound of both the fabulous Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial concert grand piano to life. Newly developed Grand Expression Modelling authentically recreates the variations in tone produced by the internal components of the piano, the subtle differences in the movement of the hammers and dampers according to the pianists touch. It cleverly detects the acceleration and force of the keystrokes to constantly adjust the tonal output, giving the pianist the same control over the subtle nuances of the piano sound as they would in acoustic mode.

Download the Smart Pianist app

Smart Pianist connects your iOS or Android device to the piano, either via USB or via the optional UD-WL01 wireless LAN adaptor to remotely control the instrument's sounds, control the record facility and metronome and even display music notation on screen. The app will also scan your iTunes library and produce a basic score so you can learn to play your favourite songs!

Installation at the Yamaha factory

Unlike most silent systems, Yamaha's SC3 and SH3 Silent systems are installed during the manufacturing process. Yamaha piano actions are designed to accomodate Silent systems, so you can be sure of the highest quality performance and reliability. Nothing has been compromised!

Register your piano to claim an extra 5 years warranty for FREE!

Yamaha offers all acoustic piano customers 5 years warranty on a new piano and 2-year warranty on included electronics as standard. However, if you register your piano with Yamaha to increase that to 10 years warranty on the piano and 5 years on electronics. This extended warranty ensures your investment is protected for added peace of mind.

For more information, or to register your instrument and claim your warranty, click the link below.


More useful information

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Spec Specification
DimensionsWidth149 cm (58 3/4")
Height109 cm (43")
Depth54 cm (21 1/4")
WeightWeight197 kg (444 lb)
KeyboardKey Surfaces - White Acrylic resin
Key Surfaces - BlackPhenolic resin
HammerTypeb Series Special
Pedal TypeDamper/Silencing pedal/Soft
Sensor System Key Sensors Non-contact continuous detection electromagnetic inductive sensor
Damper Pedal Continuous detection sensor
Soft Pedal On/Off detection sensor
Silencing System MechanismHammer shank stopper operated by centre pedal
Tone Generation Piano Sound Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Binaural Sampling Yes (Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial)
Grand Expression Modeling Yes
Key-off Samples Yes
Smooth Release Yes
Polyphony (max.) 256
Number of Voices 12
Brilliance Yes
Stereophonic Optimizer Yes (piano Voices other than “CFX Grand” and “Bösendorfer”)
Songs (MIDI) Number of Preset Songs 12 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
Recording (MIDI) Number of Songs 10
Number of Tracks 2
Data Capacity(max.) approx. 500 KB
FormatPlaybackSMF (Format 0, Format 1)
RecordingSMF (Format 0)
Recording/Playback (Audio) Recording Time (max.) 80 minutes/Song
Format PlaybackWAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
RecordingWAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
FunctionsRhythm Patterns 20
Overall Controls MetronomeYes
Tempo Range 5 – 500
Transpose-12 – 0 – +12
Tuning414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
Control Interface Display 7-Seg
BluetoothBluetoothYes (Audio/MIDI)
Storage and Connectivity Internal Memory approx. 1.3 MB
External Drives USB flash drive
HeadphonesStereo mini jack (x2)
AUX IN Stereo mini jack
Power Supply AC Adaptor PA-300C (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
Power Consumption 8W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
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