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Yamaha P116 SH3 Silent upright piano

brand: Yamaha
Stock code: Yamaha P116MSH3-PE
  • 116cm tall P series model, a great choice of upright piano for the home
  • Traditional style cabinet with 88 keys and castors
  • Designed for the European market with a distinctly mellow and warm tone
  • Fitted with all new Yamaha SH3 Silent System for private practice via headphones
  • New silent system includes improved sensor system, Grand Expression Modelling and new piano samples
  • Advanced features including Bluetooth connectivity, onboard and USB audio recording, MIDI IN/OUT
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Introducing the Yamaha P116 SH3 Silent upright piano

The P116 is the smaller of the two P Series models, which are designed with the British and European home pianist in mind. Soft styling coupled with a mellow voicing makes for a very different piano to the b and U series, while a European spruce soundboard delivers a distinctly warm and rich tone. The only piano in Yamaha's range that is built on a 116cm tall frame, the P116 is beautifully proportioned and is a popular size for the home.

Fitted with the Yamaha's new SH3 Silent system, the P116 SH3 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 of the SH3 system include a built in record facility, USB audio recording, MIDI connectivity for use as a controller or for connecting a sound module, 20 rhythm accompaniments and compatibility with apps including Smart Pianist.

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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.

SH3 Silent system

Select from a pallet of 25 high quality instrument voices to suit your musical genre. SH3 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. A bank of 480 XG voices are included for MIDI file playback, while the piano also benefits from MIDI IN/OUT ports enabling it to be used as a controller keyboard.

Binaural Sampling

Both main concert grand piano sounds in SH3 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.


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Spec Specification
Dimensions Width 153cm (60 1/4")
Height116cm (45 3/4")
Depth 58cm (22 3/4")
WeightWeight220kg (484lbs)
KeyboardKey Surfaces - White Acrylic resin
Key Surfaces - Black Phenolic resin
HammerTypeP Series Special
Pedal TypeDamper/Silencing pedal/Soft
Design/Architecture Detail CasterDouble Caster
CabinetLid/Fallboard Locks No
Soft-Close Fallboard No
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 center pedal
Tone Generation Piano Sound Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Forte Piano Yes
Binaural Sampling Yes (Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial)
Grand Expression Modeling Yes
Key-off Samples Yes
Smooth Release Yes
Polyphony (max.) 256
Number of Voices 256
Voices for Song Playback 480 XG Voices + 12 Drum/SFX Kits
Stereophonic Optimizer Yes (piano Voices other than “CFX Grand” and “Bösendorfer”)
Songs (MIDI) Number of Preset Songs Number of Preset Songs 25 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
RecordingNumber of Songs 10
Number of Tracks 2
Data Capacity(max.) approx. 500 KB/Song
FormatPlaybackSMF (Format 0, Format 1)
Recording SMF (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 Patterns 20
Overall Controls Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 500 bpm
Transpose -12 – 0 – +12
Tuning414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
Control Interface Display7-Seg
BluetoothYes (Audio/MIDI)
Storage and Connectivity Internal Memory approx. 1.3 MB
External Drives USB flash drive
ConnectivityHeadphonesStereo mini jack (x2)
AUX IN Stereo mini jack
AUX OUT [L/L+R][R] (Standard phone jack)
Power Supply AC Adaptor PA-300C
Power Consumption 8 W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
Auto Power Off Yes
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