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Yamaha YUS5 TA3 TransAcoustic upright piano - polished ebony

brand: Yamaha
Stock code: Yamaha YUS5TA3-PE
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  • Flagship YUS series upright piano, designed with the advanced player or teacher in mind
  • As close as you can get to a grand piano without actually buying one!
  • High grade hammer felt and the same 'ivorite' key tops found on Yamaha CX Series grands
  • Yamaha's latest TransAcoustic TA3 technology
  • Features convenient volume control, but maintains acoustic piano resonance
  • Headphone sockets for use as a silent piano
£$21,985
RRP $28,949
$18,320.83 ex. VAT
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Introducing the Yamaha YUS5 TA3 TransAcoustic upright piano

The YUS5 is the top of the range YUS Series model, and while built on the same 131cm tall frame as the YUS3 it is a completely different animal. Designed to appeal to those who require grand piano performance but cannot accommodate one, the YUS5 benefits from the same Ivorite synthetic ivory and wood composite key coverings as the CX Series grand pianos, while longer keys than the YUS3 deliver a more 'grand-like' touch and response.

The YUS1 is the most refined 121cm tall piano that Yamaha produces, it is perfect for the more discerning amateur and an excellent size for the home.

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.

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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
Yamaha YUS5 TA3
DimensionsWidth152 cm (59 3/4")
Height131 cm (51 1/2")
Depth65 cm (25 1/2")
Weight263 kg (579 lb)
 
Control Interface:
KeyboardKey Surfaces - WhiteIvorite
Key Surfaces - BlackWPC
HammerTypeYUS Series Special
PedalTypeDamper/Sostenuto/Soft
CasterTypeDouble Caster
Cabinet:
Key CoverLid/Fallboard LocksYes
Soft-Close FallboardYes
 
Sensor System:
Key SensorsNon-contact continuous detection electromagnetic inductive sensor
Damper PedalContinuous detection sensor
Sostenuto PedalOn/Off detection sensor
Soft/Shift PedalOn/Off detection sensor
Silencing System:MechanismHammer shank stopper operated by silencing lever
Soundbord Drive SystemMechanismTransAcoustic™ technology
 
Voices:
Tone Generation:Piano SoundYamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Forte PianoYes
Binaural SamplingYes (Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial)
VRMYes
Grand Expression ModelingYes
Key-off SamplesYes
Smooth ReleaseYes
Polyphony (max.)256
PresetNumber of Voices25
Voices for Song Playback480 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
Tuning414.8 – 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
ConnectivityHeadphonesStereo mini jack (x2)
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:AC adaptor
Power cord
Headphones
Headphone hanger
Attachment screws for headphone hanger
"50 Classical Music Masterpieces” music book
Owner's manual
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