Introducing the Yamaha U1 SH3 Silent Upright Piano
A perennial favourite among discerning pianists, the U1 offers outstanding musical performance, defining the standards by which other upright pianos are measured.
While 121cm tall and the same size as the b3 and P121 models, the U1 is crafted in Hamamatsu Japan at the same factory as the CX Series grand pianos.
Fitted with the Yamaha's new SH3 Silent system, the U1 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. Dominic Barnett – Chamberlain Pianos