P121MSH3-PE - Yamaha P121 SH3 Silent upright piano Default title
P121MSH3-PE - Yamaha P121 SH3 Silent upright piano Default title
P121MSH3-PE - Yamaha P121 SH3 Silent upright piano Default title
P121MSH3-PE - Yamaha P121 SH3 Silent upright piano Default title

Yamaha P121 SH3 Silent upright piano

brand: Yamaha
Stock code: Yamaha P121MSH3-PE
  • Designed for the European market with an elegant design and warm, mellow tone
  • A wonderful choice of 121cm tall upright piano in a traditional style cabinet with castors
  • Benefiting from a solid European spruce soundboard and elegant soft-styling
  • Fitted with all new top of the range 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
RRP £12,131
£9,315.83 ex. VAT
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Introducing the Yamaha P121 SH3 Silent upright piano

As the larger of the two Yamaha P Series models, the P121 is a very well priced, high quality upright that is designed with the European and British home pianist in mind. While 121cm tall and the same size as the b3, U1 and YUS1 models, it is a distinctly different instrument in both styling and tonal quality. Softer edges lend the piano a luxurious and elegant appearance, while the mellow voicing and a European spruce soundboard gives the tone a distinctively European warmth and depth.

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!

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Spec Specification
DimensionsWidth154cm (60 3/4")
Height121cm (47 3/4")
Depth62cm (24 1/4")
WeightWeight238 kg (524 lb)
Keyboard Key Surfaces - White Acrylic resin
Key Surfaces - Black Phenolic resin
HammerTypeP Series Special
PedalTypeDamper/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 Mechanism Hammer 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 25
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 25 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
Recording Number of Songs 10
Number of Tracks 2
Data Capacity(max.) approx. 500 KB/Song
Format PlaybackSMF (Format 0, Format 1)
Recording SMF (Format 0)
Recording/Playback (Audio) Recording Time (max.) 80 minutes/Song
FormatPlaybackWAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Recording WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Functions Rhythm Patterns 20
Overall Controls MetronomeYes
Tempo Range 5 – 500
Transpose -12 – 0 – +12
Tuning 414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
Control Interface Display 7-Seg
Storage and Connectivity Internal Memory approx. 1.3 MB
External Drives USB flash drive
ConnectivityHeadphones Stereo mini jack (x2)
AUX IN Stereo mini jack
Power Supply AC Adaptor PA-300C (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
Power Consumption 8 W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
Auto Power Off Yes
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