What is a Silent Vertical Piano?

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YAMAHA–B1SC2 PE

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You can play with the great sound sampling from the CFX concert grand. Recording and playback functions are also available.

YAMAHA–B2SC2 PE

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You can play with the great sound sampling from the CFX concert grand. Recording and playback functions are also available.

YAMAHA–B3SC2 PE

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You can play with the great sound sampling from the CFIIIS concert grand. Recording and playback functions are also available.

YAMAHA–U1SH PE

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A piano you can play any time you want, with the natural touch of an acoustic vertical piano. The new Silent Piano from Yamaha, offering enhanced Silent functions and an even richer sound.

YAMAHA–U3SH PE

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A piano you can play any time you want, with the natural touch of an acoustic vertical piano. The new Silent Piano from Yamaha, offering enhanced Silent functions and an even richer sound.

YAMAHA–YAMAHA U3 SH

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A piano you can play any time you want, with the natural touch of an acoustic vertical piano. The new Silent Piano from Yamaha, offering enhanced Silent functions and an even richer sound.

YAMAHA–YAMAHA YUS1 SH

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A piano you can play any time you want, with the natural touch of an acoustic vertical piano. The new Silent Piano™ from Yamaha, offering enhanced Silent functions and an even richer sound.

YAMAHA–YAMAHA YUS5 SH

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A piano you can play any time you want, with the natural touch of an acoustic vertical piano. The new Silent Piano™ from Yamaha, offering enhanced Silent functions and an even richer sound.

YAMAHA–YUS1SH PE

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A piano you can play any time you want, with the natural touch of an acoustic vertical piano. The new Silent Piano™ from Yamaha, offering enhanced Silent functions and an even richer sound.

YAMAHA–YUS3SH PE

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A piano you can play any time you want, with the natural touch of an acoustic vertical piano. The new Silent Piano™ from Yamaha, offering enhanced Silent functions and an even richer sound.

YAMAHA–YUS5SH PE

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A piano you can play any time you want, with the natural touch of an acoustic vertical piano. The new Silent Piano™ from Yamaha, offering enhanced Silent functions and an even richer sound.

SH2

Fully integrated SILENT Piano system
Non-contact optical sensor system
Key Sensor type: Continuous grayscale
Hammer Sensor type: Shutter type
Damper Pedal Sensor type: Continuous grayscale
Shift/Soft Sensor type: On/Off detection system
Sostenuto Sensor type: On/Off detection system (for models with sostenuto)
Motorized muting system with Quick Escape mechanism (grands only)
20 playable digital voices
Binaural CFX Concert Grand voice for headphones
480 ensemble voices with 12 Drum Kits
256-note polyphony
Recording formats: Standard MIDI, Audio WAV
Supported file formats: Standard MIDI, WAV
Compatible storage media: USB Flash Memory (up to 64GB)
MIDI connectivity: 5-pin MIDI IN/OUT, USB TO HOST
Audio connectivity: Stereo audio IN x1 (mini stereo), analog audio OUT x 2 (TS), Bluetooth
Headphone connectivity: 1/8” mini stereo x 2
Data connectivity: USB TO DEVICE x 1, UD-WL01 (WiFi)
Smart Pianist app compatibility
Available models: U1, U3, YUS1, YUS3, YUS5, GC1, GC2, C1X, C2X, C3X, C5X, C6X, C7X

Specifications as of 01/2019. Specifications subject to change without notice.

SC2

Fully integrated SILENT Piano system
Non-contact optical sensor system
Key Sensor type: Continuous grayscale
Damper Pedal Sensor type: Continuous grayscale
Shift/Soft Sensor type: On/Off detection system
10 playable digital voices
Binaural CFX Concert Grand voice for headphones
480 ensemble voices with 12 Drum Kits
256-note polyphony
Recording formats: Standard MIDI, Audio WAV
Supported file formats: Standard MIDI, WAV
Compatible storage media: USB Flash Memory (up to 64GB)
MIDI connectivity: USB TO HOST
Audio connectivity: Stereo audio IN x1 (mini stereo)
Headphone connectivity: 1/8” mini stereo x 2
Data connectivity: USB TO DEVICE x 1, UD-WL01 (WiFi)
Smart Pianist app compatibility
Available models: b1, b2, b3, GB1K

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Specifications as of 01/2019. Specifications subject to change without notice.

Silent Pianos combine the best of Acoustic and Digital Pianos.

Our prime goal is to ensure that we provide a beautiful acoustic piano, built with the knowledge and skills of over 100 years Yamaha piano history.
Then we add our market leading Silent Piano technology to enable the piano to be played silently using headphones.
When the silent 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 Silent 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.

The innovative technology of the Silent Piano is becoming increasingly popular among pianists of all ages and abilities, allowing you to practice day and night without disturbing anyone.
With advancements in the sound-muting performance of the Silent Piano, SH2 has now replaced SH and SC2 has replaced SG2.

Are you interested in buying a piano with this impressive silencing system but are wondering ‘what is the difference between the SH2 and SC2 versions?’
We have outlined in a table below the different specifications of these Silent Piano systems; all other specifications are the same.

Specifications

SH2

SC2

Hammer Sensors

Non-contact 2-point optical fiber sensor

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Number of Voices

20

10

Voice Selection

CFX Grand, Bösendorfer Imperial, Upright Piano, Pop Grand, Ballad Grand, Stage E.Piano, DX E.Piano, Vintage E.Piano, Harpsichord 8', Harpsichord 8'+4', Celesta, Organ Principal, Organ Tutti, Jazz Organ, Strings, Choir, Synth Pad, Piano + Strings, Piano + Pad, Piano + DX E.Piano

CFX Grand, Bösendorfer Imperial, Upright Piano, Stage E.Piano, DX E.Piano, Vintage E.Piano, Harpsichord 8', Celesta, Organ Principal, Jazz Organ

Pre-set Songs

20 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics

10 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics

MIDI Recording/

Playback

Yes (Number of Songs: 10)

Yes (Number of Songs: 1)

Bluetooth

Yes (Audio)

-

MIDI

MIDI IN/MIDI OUT

-

Audio

AUX IN: Stereo mini jack, AUX OUT: [L/L+R][R] (Standard phone jack)

AUX IN: Stereo mini jack

USB

USB TO DEVICE/USB TO HOST

USB TO DEVICE

Power Consumption

12W (when using PA-300C AC adaptor)

11W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)


SH2

SC2

 

Upright Pianos

Models: U series, P series, YUS series, SE series, SU7

Grand Pianos

Model: GC series, CX series, SX series

Upright Pianos

Model: B series

Grand Pianos

Model: GB1K