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Yamaha b3 SC2 Silent Upright Piano


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  • 121cm tall upright piano with traditional cabinet, brass fittings and castors
  • Sharing many components with the professional series model U1
  • High quality manufacture throughout with solid spruce soundboard
  • Fitted with new Yamaha SC2 Silent system for private practice via headphones
  • Better than any B series Silent before with binaural sampling and Bosendorfer Imperial concert grand
  • Compatible with Smart Pianist app to help you learn to play

Introducing the Yamaha b3 SC2 Silent Upright Piano

As the top of the range b Series instrument, the b3 is a real step up from the compact b1 and b2 models, sharing many of its components with the universally acclaimed, Japanese built Yamaha U1 upright piano while remaining superb value for money.

At 121cm tall it produces a rich and resonant tone, while longer keys than the b1 and b2 provide a more responsive touch.

With Yamaha's SC2 Silent system it becomes a superb blend of acoustic and digital technology, allowing the piano to not only be played acoustically but also with headphones, making it completely silent to everyone but the pianist!

Dominic Barnett – Chamberlain Pianos

SC2 Silent system

Select from a pallet of 10 high quality instrument voices to suit your musical genre. SC2 also features a metronome, 1 track record facility and USB to HOST, all of which can be controlled via the sleek and intuitive control panel

Practice in complete silence!

Activate the silent mode and a rail moves between the hammers and the strings to 'switch off' the acoustic piano. Highly sophisticated optical sensor technology captures the precise movement of each key and you can hear the beautiful sound of a Yamaha CFX concert grand through your headphones.

Binaural Sampling

The sound of the Yamaha CFX concert grand has 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!

Virtual Resonance Modelling technology

Virtual Resonance Modelling technology reproduces the resonance produced by the frame, rim and strings of an acoustic piano and brings the sound of the fabulous Yamaha CFX concert grand piano to life.

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 SC2 and SH2 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!

More useful information

b Series brochure SC2 owners' manual How to care for your Yamaha Piano Yamaha specification sheet
Width152cm (59 3/4")
Height121cm (47 3/4")
Depth62cm (24 1/2")
Weight241kg (541lbs)
Number of keys88
White key surfacesAcrylic resin
Black key surfacesPhenolic resin
Hammer typeb series special
Pedal typeDamper / Muffler / Soft
Caster typeSingle caster
Key sensorsNon-contact continuous detection optical sensor
Damper pedalContinuous detection sensor
Soft/shift pedalOn/off detection sensor
Silencing mechanismHammer shank stopper operated by center pedal
Piano soundYamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Binaural samplingYes (CFX Grand Voice only)
Key-off samplesYes
Smooth releaseYes
Polyphony (max.)256
Preset number of voices10
Reverb effectsYes
Brilliance effectsYes
Stereophonic optimiserYes (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand)
MIDI number of preset songs10 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
Recording number of songs1
Data capacityApprox. 550KB
Playback format (MIDI songs)SMF (Format 0, Format 1)
Recording format (MIDI songs)SMF (Format 0)
Recording time (max.)80 minutes/Song
Audio playback formatWAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Audio recording formatWAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Tempo range5 - 500
Transpose-6 - 0 - +6
Tuning414.8 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
Internal memory storageApprox. 550 KB
External drivesUSB flash drive
Headphones connectivityStereo mini jack (x2)
AUX INStereo mini jack
AC adaptorPA-300C (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
Power consumption11 W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
Auto power offYes
Included accessoriesAC adaptor, power cord, headphones, headphone hanger, attachment screws for headphone hanger, Owner’s Manual
Separately sold accessoriesUSB wireless LAN adaptor (UD-WL01), wireless MIDI adaptor (UD-BT01)

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