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Yamaha GC1 TA3 TransAcoustic grand piano - polished ebony

brand: Yamaha
Stock code: Yamaha GC1TA3-PE
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  • Japanese made grand piano, sharing many components with the revered C series
  • 5'3'' baby grand piano with 88 keys and three pedals, including full sostenuto
  • A worthwhile upgrade from the GB1 baby grand with a richer and fuller tone
  • Yamaha's latest TransAcoustic TC3 technology
  • Uses the soundboard as a natural loudspeaker
  • Headphone sockets for use as a silent piano
£$31,684
RRP $41,751
$26,403.33 ex. VAT
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Introducing the Yamaha GC1 TA3 TransAcoustic grand piano

The GC1 grand piano is perhaps the most obvious 'upgrade' from the Yamaha GB1 grand piano. At 5'3'' the instrument is larger, and this alone is enough to give the instrument more depth, especially in the lower registers.

Among other refinements, the GC1 also benefits from 'duplex scaling' which is a method of bringing out a fuller tone from a piano by tuning what are known as the 'non-speaking' parts of the string. The GC1 is also the first in the Yamaha grand piano range to be made at the main production facility in Japan, alongside the CX series grands and U Series uprights.

First and foremost an acoustic piano, a TransAcoustic piano is a versatile tool which combines the best features of a digital piano with the inimitable resonance and feel of an acoustic instrument.

Specially positioned transducers transform the piano's soundboard into a natural loudspeaker, meaning you can practice at a lower volume without wearing headphones.

Dominic Barnett – Chamberlain Pianos

TC3 TransAcoustic system

TransAcoustic pianos from Yamaha feature advanced technology, and have been equipped with a volume control feature. It is also possible to play silently through headphones and the new TransAcoustic technology will allow you to adjust your piano volume, so you can play without disturbing anybody.

Even at low volumes, the soundboard still vibrates so you can enjoy the physical sensation of natural acoustic sound as you play.

Realistic acoustic sound

TransAcoustic technology employs a mechanism of resonance keyed by the soundboard through a digital tone generator. The initial sound created is small but is amplified by the soundboard and the entire body of the piano serves as the resonator. This creates a very realistic playing experience.

Creating acoustic sound from digital audio sources

Although the sounds are created digitally, there is no need for a speaker unit. The included transducers prevent the hammers from striking the strings and convert the digital signals into vibrations which are then relayed to the soundboard. The soundboard then amplifies the vibrations and the sound reaching your ears is as rich as that of an acoustic piano.

Still an acoustic piano

Despite all the extra technologies that have been added to this range of TransAcoustic pianos, it is still a genuine acoustic instrument. Yamaha has created pianos that allow players to develop and express themselves with a rich sound and reliable quality.

Volume controls

The new TransAcoustic feature makes it possible to play with a true acoustic piano, or alternatively, switch on TransAcoustic mode and use the included volume control features to continue playing during anti-social hours.

With this new technology, your piano becomes a speaker so you don't have to wear headphones or use unwanted cables. Although the sound is being created digitally, the soundboard still vibrates and the strings still resonate so the feel of an acoustic piano is maintained.

Practice in silence

This new range of TransAcoustic pianos is also equipped with SILENT Mode. Plug in your headphones and enjoy the realistic piano sounds at any time without disturbing anyone with a realistic experience which is enhanced with the binaural sampling.

Binaural sampling creates a truly spacial and immersive sound while you wear headphones. 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!

Sounds taken from professional grands

Sampling the sounds from two concert grand pianos, the Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial have been chosen for their harmonious tones which have been captured and faithfully reproduced for the purposes of the TransAcoustic technology.

These two world renowned concert grand pianos are joined by a long list of other keyboard instrument voices, including electric piano, harpsichord and organ.

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 Silent and TransAcoustic systems are installed during the manufacturing process. Yamaha piano actions are designed to accommodate these 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
DimensionsWidth149cm
Height101cm
Depth161cm
Weight308kg
Control Interface:
KeyboardKey Surfaces - WhiteAcrylic resin
Key Surfaces - BlackPhenolic resin
HammerTypeGC Series Special
PedalTypeDamper/Sostenuto/Shift
Sensor System:
Key SensorsNon-contact continuous detection electromagnetic inductive sensor
Hammer SensorsNon-contact 2-point optical fiber sensor
Damper PedalSostenuto Pedal
Sostenuto PedalOn/Off detection sensor
Soft/Shift PedalOn/Off detection sensor
Silencing System
MechanismHammer shank stopper operated by motor drive
ActionQuick Escape mechanism
Soundbord Drive System
MechanismTransAcoustic™ technology
Voices
Tone GenerationPiano SoundYamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Forte PianoYes
Binaural SamplingYes (Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial)
VRMYes
Grand Expression Modeling-
Key-off SamplesYes
Smooth ReleaseYes
Polyphony (max.)256
PresetNumber of Voices480 XG Voices + 12 Drum/SFX Kits
Effects
TypesReverbYes
BrillianceYes
Stereophonic OptimizerYes (piano Voices other than “CFX Grand” and “Bösendorfer”)
Songs (MIDI)
PresetNumber of Preset Songs25 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
RecordingNumber of Songs10
Number of Tracks2
Data Capacity(max.)approx. 500 KB/Song
FormatPlaybackSMF (Format 0, Format 1)
RecordingSMF (Format 0)
Recording/Playback (Audio)
Recording Time (max.)80 minutes/Song
FormatPlaybackWAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
RecordingWAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Functions
Rhythm Patterns20
Overall ControlsMetronomeYes
Tempo Range5 – 500
Transpose-12 – 0 – +12
Transpose414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
Control InterfaceDisplay7-Seg
BluetoothYes (Audio/MIDI) *May not have this functionality depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.
Storage and Connectivity
StorageInternal Memoryapprox. 1.3 MB
External DrivesUSB flash drive
ConnectivityHeadphones
MIDIIN/OUT
AUX INStereo mini jack
AUX OUT[L/L+R][R] (Standard phone jack)
USB TO DEVICEYes
USB TO HOSTYes
Power Supply
AC AdaptorPA-500 (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
Power Consumption26 W (When using PA-500 AC adaptor)
Auto Power OffYes
Accessories
Included AccessoriesAC adaptor*, power cord*, headphones, headphone hanger, attachment screws for headphone hanger, “50 Classical Music Masterpieces” music book, Owner’s Manual *May not be included depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.
Separately Sold AccessoriesUSB wireless LAN adaptor (UD-WL01) *May not be available depending on your area.
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