N2 - Yamaha AvantGrand N2 hybrid piano Default title
N2 - Yamaha AvantGrand N2 hybrid piano Default title
N2 - Yamaha AvantGrand N2 hybrid piano Default title
N2 - Yamaha AvantGrand N2 hybrid piano Default title

Yamaha AvantGrand N2 hybrid piano

brand: Yamaha
Stock code: Yamaha N2
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  • 88 note specialised grand piano action with ivorite keytops
  • Tactile Response System (TRS) provides natural resonance through the keyboard
  • Spatial acoustic speaker system reproduces the N2's beautiful piano samples with great clarity
  • 5 high quality instrument voices, 1 track record facility, metronome, adjustable reverb
  • The slimmest model in the range, in a luxurious black gloss lacquer finish with chrome fittings
£12,999
RRP £16,294
£10,832.50 ex. VAT
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Introducing the Yamaha AvantGrand N2 hybrid piano

The AvantGrand N2 is a superb hybrid piano model, with sophisticated systems for response, sampling, speakers and much more. It incorporates an 88-key Yamaha 'ivorite' keyboard, giving a truly tactile feel to the keyboard and replicates the feel of the traditional Ebony and Ivory keyboard. The N2 also has a large speaker system with more output for a clearer, more defined tonal quality, across 5 high quality instrument voices. It also features the 'Tactile Response System' focusing on reproducing the resonance that spreads throughout the body of a standard acoustic grand piano for the ultimate player feedback. All these features make this a worthy step up from the N1X.

Innovative technology, elegant design

True Grand Piano Performance from a Vertical Grand that is minimal in design and aesthetically gratifying. Featuring the same grand piano action as the N3X in a form that moulds beautifully to any wall, the N2 is an instrument for the future, yet one that holds firmly to its identity as a grand piano. With a revolutionary speaker system and a touch that simply compels you to play, the compact form and feel of this elegant piano exudes refinement. For piano-lovers wanting a grand piano for small spaces, the AvantGrand series now offers yet another choice.

The specialised, smooth AvantGrand action

The nuanced touch and response of the grand piano are an essential standard yardstick for piano quality. It offers the player a specially-developed grand piano action that features the same configuration as the action of a real grand. The hammers strike the "strings" from underneath, allowing minute adjustments to the weight distribution of the hammers, and to the movement of the hammers themselves, for a smoother feel when playing. In addition to a hammer sensor, this instrument employs a non-contact key sensor that has no effect on the movement of the keys, affording excellent recognition of the player's pressure on the keyboard, timing, and the other delicate nuances that affect musical expression. This combination provides an impressive sensitivity for the entire range from pianissimo through to fortissimo, and the ability to translate even the swiftest trills of the pianist with transparency. The wood construction of the keyboard mirrors that of the grand piano, and features New Ivory II on the white keys. This is a unique new material developed by Yamaha, with a texture superbly close to that of natural ivory, allowing you to play swift passages with ease while also offering a sure response for slower pieces.

Spatial acoustic sampling

Together with a variety of piano sounds, this instrument features samples of the actual vibrations from within the soundboard of the instrument. To permit the sound to travel well to the player's position, as it does with a grand piano, we sampled the sound from four locations in the left, right, center, and rear of a grand piano. Sampling from deeper inside the instrument, we were able reproduce the attraction of the original sound almost perfectly. It was the experience of our engineers, and a reiterative cycle of trial and error conducted with piano tuners that made this success possible. And of course, the samples in this instrument are all taken from a specially-selected example of Yamaha's CFIIIS full concert grand piano. Better still, the track record facility, metronome and adjustable reverb functions make it easy to refine and capture your playing perfectly.

Vibrant speakers

This instrument utilises a four-channel spatial acoustic speaker system, designed in a three-way configuration with woofer, squawker and tweeter, to allow more natural reverberation in the soundboard. Each of the speakers in this layout is equipped with its own dedicated amplifier, a luxury that reduces the interference in each pitch range and offers more natural expression to the delicate nuances in each sound. Moreover, by using speaker positioning that mimics the positions in the grand piano from which the original samples were taken, it offers a more natural sound to the pianist, which can be adapted by the opening and closing of the AvantGrand lid.

Tactile Response System (TRS)

The sound of an acoustic piano resonates throughout its entire body. The bass range in particular is an essential part of the reverberation that is continually transmitted to a player's body. This is replicated by our newly-developed Tactile Response System (TRS) that focuses on reproducing reverberation. This system features two transducers in the soundboard, the area underneath the keyboard, resonating natural reverberation throughout the entire instrument. The player's hands on the keyboard transmit the natural sound felt from the feet as they depress the pedals; the epitome of real piano playing. This system can be turned on and off, and the vibration set to one of three levels.

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Owner's ManualData List2 | avant-garde | avant grande | avant grand 
Spec Specification
Width1,471mm (57 15/16")
Height1,009mm (39 3/4")
Height (with music rest)1,181mm (46 1/2")
Depth531mm (20 7/8")
Weight142kg (313lbs, 1oz)
 
Number of keys88
White key surfacesIvorite®
Touch sensitivityHard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
Keyboard actionSpecialized Grand Piano Action
Tactile Response System (TRS)Yes
 
Number of pedals3
Half pedalYes
Pedal functionsDamper (with half-pedal effect), Sostenuto, Soft
Hammer sensorsNon-contact optical fiber
Key sensorsNon-contact optical fiber
 
Soft-close fallboardYes
Music restYes
 
Piano soundSpatial Acoustic Sampling
Polyphony (max.)256
Preset number of voices5
 
Reverb effectsYes
 
Number of preset songs10
Recording number of songs1
Recording number of tracks1
Data capacity300KB (Approx. 30,000 notes)
Recording functionYes
Playback compatible data formatSMF (Format 0, 1)
Recording compatible data formatSMF (Format 0)
 
MetronomeYes
Tempo range5 - 500
Transpose-6 - 0 - +6
Tuning414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
Scale type7 types
 
Headphones connectivityStandard stereo phone jack (x2)
MIDIIN/OUT
AUX INL/L+R, R
AUX OUT[L/L+R] [R] (Standard stereo phone jack)
USB TO DEVICEYes
 
Power supplyAC Inlet
 
Spatial acoustic speaker systemYes
Soundboard resonatorYes
Amplifiers22 W x 10 + 80 W x 2
Speakers(13 cm + 2.5 cm) x 3 + (8 cm + 2.5 cm) + 16 cm x 2
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