Yamaha B3 Upright with SC3 SILENT Piano™ System in Polished Ebony with Brass Fittings
The compact B-series represents a distillation of Yamaha’s entire upright piano design philosophy—delivering high-quality sound and natural resonance, along with superb durability. Experience the profound joy in owning a fine acoustic instrument, and let the b series pianos bring you into a new lifestyle, full of musical intimacy.
For the more serious pianist, the YAMAHA B3 is the perfect combination of performance and affordability. The introduction of the B3 to the B-series range sees it approach professional standards whilst remaining true to the b series' design philosophy of value and affordability.
The B3 out-performs pianos costing a great deal more by incorporating Yamaha's traditional values as well as benefiting from the latest production techniques. B3's powerful yet articulate characteristics are produced by a larger frame and soundboard and higher grade hammers coupled with a proven, high specification action design.
What is SILENT Piano™?
When the SILENT Piano™ function is activated, the hammers will no longer hit the strings and instead, a highly sophisticated sensor-technology captures all movements of the keys and sends them to the digital tone module. Play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others. The Yamaha Silencing System is unsurpassed, allowing 24hr practice as well as possessing many other features including a range of pre-installed sounds, being able to record your own performances or connecting mobile devices to use the latest Apps.
Two World-Renowned Piano Sounds
You can use the SILENT Piano™ module to play the voices of CFX, Yamaha’s finest concert grand piano, and Bösendorfer’s legendary Imperial. All 88 keys are sampled individually. As Yamaha’s flagship grand piano, the majestic CFX boasts a wide palette of tonal colours, from sparkling high notes to powerful bass tones. The legendary Bösendorfer, meanwhile, is renowned for its sonorous and rich Viennese sound.
10 various voices
The SILENT Piano™ SC3 system offers total 10 pre-installed sounds such as electric pianos, harpsichord and organs, allowing you to select the ideal voice to match your preferred musical genre.
CFX Binaural Sampling. Rich resonance and subtle accurate reproduction
Yamaha’s advanced binaural sampling technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all!
VRM physical modeling—the distinctive reverberation generated by the entire body of a concert grand piano
In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. This phenomena is reproduced perfectly through enhanced Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). The original VRM calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next, and timing and depth of damper pedals pressed. The enhanced VRM now also calculates aliquot resonance in the upper octaves, and the full resonance of the soundboard, rim, and frame. This technology allows for vivid, bright, richly-varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.
Smooth Release-From staccato to legato, superbly expressive sound that responds to the player’s touch
Featuring Yamaha Smooth Release technology, SILENT Piano™ SC3 type offers the crisp tone heard when playing staccato as well as the lingering sound produced by releasing the keys more. This provides finely-nuanced response to the pianist’s playing.
The moment a pianist’s fingers are lifted from the keys of a grand piano, subtle changes occur in the instrument’s tone as the damper is lowered onto the strings to mute its sound. Key-Off samples features actual recordings of these changes, offering a faithful reproduction of the most subtle changes in the piano’s sound, allowing for a more realistic performance.
Unique Yamaha technology retains the all-important touch of the piano
Under each of the 88 keys is a Yamaha-unique continuous-detection grey-scale shutter key sensor. These sensors detect the movement of the keys continually, allowing natural musical expression even when the piano is in SILENT Piano™ function. Since they do not come into contact with the keys, these sensors do not affect the feel of the keyboard in any way.
Smart Pianist App
The smart device app “Smart Pianist” (available as a free download) enables you to use the functions such as selecting Voices, controlling the metronome intuitively with the visualized interface, or display the score on your smart device. The UD-WL01 USB Wireless LAN Adaptor (sold separately) is required to use Smart Pianist over a wireless connection.
The USB TO HOST terminal allows you to connect to a computer or portable device and record high-quality audio without the need for an additional interface. AUX IN allows listening the sound from the external devices (sound source modules and music players).
Bulit-in recording and play back functions
SILENT Piano™ SC3 type can record one song in the internal memory. Additionally, connecting commercially available USB memory to the unit allows you save recording data, and play back songs.
Simple and compact headphones that come with SILENT Piano™ SC3 type let you enjoy professional-grade sound quality.
Produced at a Yamaha factory in Indonesia from a scale design developed in Japan, B-series pianos are Yamaha’s most affordable entry-level uprights. Although reduced production costs allow budget-friendly prices, Yamaha makes no compromises in the materials and workmanship that go into these exceptional uprights.
QUALITY COMPONENTS, QUALITY SOUND
Supported by four sturdy wooden back posts and a strong cast iron frame, B-series pianos are endowed with Yamaha’s renowned pure, clear tone. High-grade hammers and a proven action design offer effortless playing and a highly responsive keyboard ‘touch’ that make these uprights ideal for beginning players.
Yamaha’s b Series features pianos in a range of heights, widths, and depths. With its larger dimensions and heavier construction, the B3 upright requires a little more room but brings a rich, far-reaching sound.
COMBINING HIGH QUALITY WITH FUNDAMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Yamaha designs and manufactures its soundboards, frames, keyboard actions, and other piano parts with unwavering reliability and under the strictest quality control. All parts are assembled by skilled craftsmen to create a thoroughly balanced piano that combines Yamaha's uniquely pure sound quality with excellent performance. The result is a high level of expressiveness that responds faithfully even to those who are just playing the piano for the first time.
ELEGANT EXTERIOR WITH EXQUISITE COLOUR VARIATIONS
Augmenting the elegant and luxurious polished ebony finish, a polished mahogany finish that brings out the beautiful wood grain as well as a stylish polished white finish are also available. Select the one that best enhances the interior of your room or performance space.
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTHeight: 121cm (47 3/4")