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Yamaha GB1K SC3 Silent grand piano

brand: Yamaha
Stock code: Yamaha GB1KSC3-PE
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  • The smallest and most affordable Yamaha baby grand piano ever!
  • Hugely popular compact model at 151cm with 88 keys, three pedals and a solid spruce soundboard
  • 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
  • 12 high quality instrument voices including Yamaha & Bosendorfer concert grand pianos and more
  • Elegant polished ebony cabinetry with brass fittings and soft close falll board
£$17,427
RRP $23,332
$14,522.50 ex. VAT
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Introducing the Yamaha GB1K SC3 Silent Grand Piano

The GB1K baby grand piano is the most compact of the Yamaha grand piano range but it does offer a surprising depth of tone, clarity and overall projection. Its compact dimensions make it perfect for the smaller space yet still a worthwhile alternative to a large U series upright. With its design based on that of the coveted C Series it has the inherent quality that Yamaha grand pianos are renowned for, and is a great value way of having your very own grand piano.

Fitted with the Yamaha's new SC3 Silent system, the GB1K 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!

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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.

CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR EXTENDED WARRANTY

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Spec Specification
DimensionsWidth146 cm (57")
Height99 cm (39")
Depth151 cm (5')
WeightWeight265 kg (593 lb)
KeyboardKey Surfaces - WhiteAcrylic resin
Key Surfaces - BlackPhenolic resin
HammerTypeGB1K Special
PedalTypeDamper/Bass sustain/Soft
CabinetCastorYes (3 x single castor)
Soft-Close FallboardYes
Sensor SystemKey SensorsNon-contact continuous detection electromagnetic inductive sensor
Damper PedalContinuous detection sensor
Sostenuto Pedal-
Soft/Shift PedalOn/Off detection sensor
Silencing SystemMechanismHammer shank stopper operated by silencing lever
ActionQuick Escape mechanism
Tone GenerationPiano SoundYamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Binaural SamplingYes (Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial)
VRMYes
Grand Expression ModelingYes
Key-off SamplesYes
Smooth ReleaseYes
Polyphony (max.)256
Number of Voices12
EffectsReverbYes
BrillianceYes
Stereophonic OptimizerYes (piano Voices other than “CFX Grand” and “Bösendorfer”)
Songs (MIDI)Number of Preset Songs12 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
RecordingNumber of Songs10
Number of Tracks2
Data Capacity(max.)approx. 500 KB
FormatPlaybackSMF (Format 0, Format 1)
RecordingSMF (Format 0)
Recording/Playback (Audio)Recording Time (max.)80 minutes/Song
PlaybackWAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
RecordingWAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
FunctionsRhythm Patterns20
MetronomeYes
Tempo Range5 – 500
Transpose-12 – 0 – +12
Tuning414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
Control InterfaceDisplay7-Seg
BluetoothBluetoothYes
Storage and ConnectivityInternal Memoryapprox. 1.3 MB
External DrivesUSB flash drive
ConnectivityHeadphonesStereo mini jack (x2)
AUX INStereo mini jack
USB TO DEVICEYes
USB TO HOSTYes
Power SupplyAC AdaptorPA-300C (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
Power Consumption8W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
Auto Power OffYes
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