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Yamaha N1X Avantgrand Digital Piano






    Experience the response and feel of an authentic acoustic grand piano action

    To express yourself musically, you need to form a physical bond with your instrument. In the case of the AvantGrand series, it starts with real wooden keys with a comfortable touch. Then comes the all-important key action, which the AvantGrand series has inherited from Yamaha’s esteemed grand pianos. Beneath your fingers you sense the same precise weight and responsiveness, the same scope for expression. To capture every nuance of your performance, Yamaha employs a non-contact optical sensor system that doesn’t affect the feel or performance of the action in any way. Under each key is a continuous optical sensor that captures the speed and depth at which that key is depressed. An additional optical sensor affixed to each hammer shank measures the timing and strength of the hammer hitting the virtual “strings”. This information is instantly translated into a beautifully authentic sound reproduction. The more you play, the more you find yourself becoming one with the piano.

      Two world-class grand pianos in one

      When it comes to judging piano tone, much depends on personal taste. To help you achieve the tonal palette you desire, Yamaha offers the choice of two world-class grand pianos in one—each with its own unique character to convey the emotion you want to express through a piece of music. At the touch of a button on the AvantGrand N1X, you can opt for authentic sounds sampled either from a Yamaha CFX concert grand or from a Bösendorfer Imperial. As Yamaha’s flagship grand piano, the majestic CFX boasts a wide palette of tonal colors, from sparkling high notes to powerful bass tones. The legendary Bösendorfer, meanwhile, is renowned for its sonorous and rich Viennese sound. Either way, the lifelike sounds of the AvantGrand N1X allow you to explore the outer reaches of your expressive imagination.

        Spatial Acoustic Sampling, Spatial Acoustic Speaker System

        With the introduction of the AvantGrand, Yamaha ignited a revolution in the approach to sampling recording and playback of the notes of the actual acoustic piano. Treating the sound-board not simply as a point source of sound but as a plane, we took samples at four positions, adding optimum center and rear locations to the traditional left and right. Meanwhile, the AvantGrand’s speaker system has been designed to ensure that this sound is heard best at the playing position. A three-way system featuring woofer, mid-range and tweeter speakers precisely reproduce the rich natural resonance of the soundboard. Even more, each of the low-, mid-, and high-frequency bands has been given its own amplifier to prevent interference between bands. This innovative configuration allows the instrument’s outstanding sound system to reproduce the nuances of each individual note. For even greater sonic accuracy, feature speaker layouts optimized for the size of the instruments.

          Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)

          In a grand piano, strings and sounds resonate throughout the entire body of the instrument producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. Not only are the strings you are playing vibrating, but other strings ring as a reaction to ones you play. This is one reason the piano sound is so complex and rich.

          This phenomena is reproduced perfectly in the AvantGrand N1X through Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) which calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard from one instant to the next. As a result, the N1X reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in playing an acoustic piano such as which keys are pressed, the strength with which the keys are played and pedal timing.

            The authentic feel of a grand piano pedal

            The N1X features a damper pedal that recreates the subtle changes in resistance experienced when using a grand piano pedal. What’s more, the N1X's damper pedal allows you to use the same half-pedal techniques that you would with a grand piano, offering detailed control over sustain and reverberation.

              A fully immersive headphone experience

              Thanks to our advanced binaural sampling* technology, the sound you hear through your headphones is remarkably lifelike. This technology uses piano samples recorded by 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. (*CFX Grand Voice only)

                Distinctive elegant lines of a Yamaha grand piano

                The N1X embellishes any room with the unique, refined curves of an acoustic grand piano despite being a much more compact musical instrument. We have overlooked no detail in ensuring that it looks and feels just like the real thing, whether you are enjoying its lush tones from a distance or sitting down and playing for yourself.

                  Intelligent UX and Integration

                  Behind its simple control panel, the N1X hosts an abundance of connectivity options for maximum functionality and integration with external devices. It can be connected directly to computers and mobile devices via USB, sound and recording systems via audio cables, act as a Bluetooth receiver, and integrate with iOS apps via WiFi.

                    USB audio recorder

                    The USB to Device port allows you to connect your USB flash drive and use it as a built-in piano recording studio. You can store your performances directly on the USB flash drive as audio songs. These songs are stored in WAV format, so you can listen back using the keyboard's on-board speaker system, or conveniently play them on a computer, transfer them to a portable media device or upload them to share with friends online.

                    Click Here for N1x Brochure & Specifications

                      The AvantGrand N1X can mimic to an astonishing degree both our own CFX Concert Grand and Bösendorfer's revered Imperial Grand - giving you a choice of piano voice for any piece and for any occasion.

                      • 88 Keys
                      • Specialized Grand Piano Action Keyboard
                      • 15 Sounds
                      • 256 Voices polyphonic
                      • Reverb
                      • Brilliance
                      • Intelligent Acoustic Control
                      • Stereophonic Optimizer
                      • Binaural Sampling (CFX Grand Voice only)
                      • Metronome
                      • Transposer
                      • 10 Preset songs
                      • Internal 1 track recorder
                      • MIDI In / Out
                      • 2 Headphone connections
                      • Aux in (stereo mini), L / L + R, R
                      • Aux out L / L + R, R
                      • USB to device
                      • USB to host
                      • 3 Pedals
                      • GP Responsive Damper Pedal
                      • Keyboard cover
                      • Speaker: 6x 30W
                      • Dimensions without music stand (W x D x H): 1465 x 1001 x 618 mm
                      • Dimensions with music stand (W x H x D): 1465 x 1167 x 618 mm
                      • Weight: 117 kg
                      • Colour: Polished Ebony
                      • Includes power supply

                      AvantGrand N1X is compatible with Smart Pianist V2.2

                      AvantGrand N1X is compatible with Smart Pianist V2.2

                      Have you ever tried to figure out what the chords are to your favourite songs?

                      Smart Pianist app for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad helps you practice and perform songs by analyzing the audio song stored in your iOS device and then displays the chord symbols for you.

                      And also Smart Pianist allows you to control the many functions included in the piano with your iOS device, for even easier operation.

                        Smart Pianist ver.2.0

                        Easy Voice selection and Easy settings

                        In addition to selecting piano voices, you can use Smart Pianist to adjust parameters such as the reverberation due to degree to which the grand piano lid is open, reverberation from echoes in performance venues, and other factors that affect the sound of the piano.

                        You can use the layer function to overlay voices, or the split function to play different voices with the left and right hands, playing multiple voices simultaneously to create performances with a pleasingly full sound.

                        A range of functions such as Transpose, Tuning, Pedal and acoustic settings can be configured easily and intuitively from the touch screen.

                        *Voice selection and configurable functions may differ depending on the model.




                          Play your favourite songs right away with chord progression

                          Smart Pianist can extract chords from audio that automatically creates a chord progression from audio songs on your smart device, allowing you to enjoy playing along with your favourite tunes.

                          *In the case of using with Clavinova CSP series, Smart Pianist allows not only Chord progression but also piano accompaniment score.

                          Play your favourite songs right away with chord progression

                            Using SmartPianist together with a AvantGrand N1X

                            There are two methods for connecting an instrument to iOS devices with Smart Pianist V2.2 installed.

                              A. Connect using a cable

                              An Apple Lightning - USB Camera Adapter and USB cable (sold separately) are required.

                              Connect the USB cable to the USB TO HOST port on the instrument.

                              A. Connect using a cable

                                *If you are using iPad pro 12.9 inch 3rd generation or iPad pro 11inch, please use Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter or Apple USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter.

                                B. Connect wirelessly using Wi-Fi.*Varies by area

                                The UD-WL01 (sold separately) must be purchased to use a wireless connection.

                                Connect the UD-WL01 to the USB TO DEVICE port on the instrument.

                                B. Connect wirelessly using Wi-Fi.*Varies by area