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Yamaha Avant-Grand NU1 (R)

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NU1X AvantGrand | Real Piano Feel, Unbelievable Sound

It's a little "Hey, you got chocolate in my peanut butter!" with the Yamaha Hybrid line. Combining a real Yamaha acoustic piano action (keys, hammers, etc.) with a world class digital sampling,  the sleek AvantGrand NU1X transcends convention, blurring the line between acoustic and digital home pianos. The NU1X marries the supremely natural feel of a real mechanical piano action with the incomparable sound of two legendary concert grands: Yamaha's own flagship CFX and the inimitable Bösendorfer Imperial, both vividly brought to life with Virtual Resonance Modeling. Play the NU1X AvantGrand digital piano and you won't believe you're not playing a full-sized acoustic grand. That's because Yamaha built true acoustic keyboard action into this elegant upright-style instrument — along with astonishingly authentic dimensional sound and resonance. The NU1X also includes features you won't find on an acoustic grand, including onboard recording and computer connectivity. Savor an exquisite concert grand playing experience, in a digital piano that fits easily in your home: the Yamaha NU1X.

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Details & Specifications

The superb playability of a real piano action

AvantGrand pianos are very popular — and for good reason. With the NU1X, you benefit from Yamaha's next-generation AvantGrand hybrid piano technology, which blends the company's industry-leading digital innovation with their century-plus legacy of world-class piano craftsmanship. Audaciously incorporating a physical acoustic upright piano action that intuitively connects piano and pianist, the NU1X delivers a rewardingly dynamic playing experience. The result is a superior instrument that lets you enjoy the grand piano playing experience anytime, in an elegant digital piano that graces any room in your home.

Two world-class concert grands in one digital piano

Yamaha's NU1X features two classic concert grands: Yamaha's own flagship CFX — selected and played by the winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition — and the legendary Bösendorfer Imperial, the eight-octave beast from one of the world's oldest and most esteemed piano makers. Whether you prefer the bold, expansive voice of the CFX or the warm, rich Viennese tonality of the Imperial, switching between them is as simple as the press of a button. Characterized by their distinctive traits, including power, versatility, subtlety, and mellowness, both of these superb pianos are featured (by name) in the NU1X. Tuned to perfection by experienced technicians and with each key meticulously sampled individually at multiple velocities, the truly NU1X captures the unique tonal character of each of these peerless instruments.

The sound and feel of a concert grand in an elegant upright cabinet

Now, you can put the powerful, expressive sound and feel of a grand piano in your home, school, or house of worship. Yamaha's painstaking attention to detail results in an instrument that feels and sounds like a true concert grand, thanks to the NU1X's outstanding keyboard action, Virtual Resonance Modeling, and stellar onboard sound system. The NU1X's damper pedal re-creates the subtle changes in resistance you feel when using a real grand piano pedal. Plus, the NU1X facilitates the same half-pedaling techniques that you would with a grand piano, giving you fine control over sustain and reverberation.

Richly immersive headphone experience

For the NU1X, headphone connectivity isn’t just an add-on feature. Thanks to Yamaha's advanced binaural sampling, the CFX sound you hear through your headphones is stunningly lifelike. Key to this technology are piano samples recorded by specialized microphones that capture locational information and other spacial details discernible by the human ear. The resulting sound is so enveloping and incredibly natural that you could well forget that you’re listening through headphones.

Intelligent UX and Integration

Behind its streamlined control panel, the Yamaha NU1X offers an abundance of connectivity options for maximum functionality and integration with external devices. You can connect it to computers and mobile devices via USB and to recording systems via audio cables. USB Audio/MIDI connectivity lets you connect the piano to your Mac or PC to record audio and MIDI directly into your favorite DAW software. The NU1X can even act as a Bluetooth receiver and integrate with iOS apps via Wi-Fi.


  • Elegant cabinetry that complements any room
  • Onboard 45W + 45W stereo speaker system
  • The superb natural feel of a real piano action
  • CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial piano samples
  • Binaural sampling (CFX Grand Voice only)
  • Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)
  • Key Surfaces (white): acrylic resin
  • Touch Sensitivity: Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
  • Keyboard Action: Specialized Upright Piano Action
  • GP Response Damper Pedal
  • USB Audio Recorder
  • Built-in Bluetooth for wireless connection to Smart Device
  • 1.5MB internal memory
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Headphone outputs x 2
  • MIDI I/O
  • Aux In (stereo 3.5mm TRS)
  • USB to Device and USB-to-Host
  • Metronome
  • Tempo Range 5–500 bpm
  • Transpose: ±6
  • Tuning: 414.8–466.8 (in .2Hz increments
  • 7 Scale Types
  • Audio Recorder: 80min/song, WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz, stereo)
  • Functions: Damper (with half-pedal effect), Sostenuto, Soft
  • Key Cover: Soft-close Fallboard
  • Integrated Music Rest
  • Tone Generation: Piano Sound — CFX/Bösendorfer Imperial Sampling
  • Key-off samples, Smooth Release
  • 256-note Polyphony; 15 preset sounds
  • Onboard Effects: Reverb, Stereophonic Optimizer, Intelligent Acoustic Control
  • Song Presets: 50 Classics, 15 voice demo songs
  • Onboard Recorder: 10-song capacity, 1 track



TERMS: This contract is for a minimum of 6 months after which time the customer agrees to continue to make the regularly scheduled monthly payments or return the piano in the same condition (normal wear and tear excepted) in which it was obtained and terminate this agreement. Payments will be due on the 1st of each month with a 5 day grace period. Payments received after the 5th day after the due date will incur a $ 25 late fee. By making a scheduled payment after the last month of the above term period Customer agrees to renew for the following month. It is expressly understood that this is an agreement of rent only and that RENTEE acquires no right, title or interest in or to the property described herein, other than the right to the possession and use of the same in accordance with the terms of this Rental Contract. 

DEPOSIT: Customer authorizes use of credit card or cashing of the check in the event the instrument is not returned as per this contract. Credit cards may be used for payments after the second late payment. 

MOVING: Customers are responsible to pay for round trips moving to and from their rental location. 

RETURN/TERMINATION: Customer may terminate this agreement at any time after the minimum rental payments are made by returning the piano to Apollo Piano or an authorized agent, in the same condition when which it was rented; normal wear and tear excepted. The piano will not be considered returned until it is in the possession of an authorized representative. The Customer is responsible for all rental fees and other applicable fees that accrue up to and including the date of return. All fees are due at the time the piano is returned. Apollo Piano may terminate this agreement at its option at any time without notice. Apollo Piano reserves the right to rescind this contract if the customer fails to keep any condition of this agreement including but not limited to failure to make timely monthly rental payments, misrepresentation of the facts, or any other action that may cause Apollo Piano to deem itself insecure in regards to the safety, condition, location of the piano. All rental fees and any other fees that may be owed are due upon the termination of this agreement by Apollo Piano. 

EARLY TERMINATION: In the event that the Customer elects to terminate this agreement prior to making the number of monthly payments set forth in section "terms", Apollo Piano may require Customer to pay for each month agreed to in this contract. 

WHEN FINISHED RENTING: Call Apollo Piano at 530-924-6639 or email to schedule the pick-up of the rental piano. You must give at least one-week notice before the desired pick-up date. Piano pick-up may not be possible with shorter than a 7 day notice. 

MAINTENANCE: Apollo Piano provides all mechanical maintenance except for tuning. Customers are required to have Apollo Piano or a qualified representative of the Owner tune the piano at least once per year. 

DAMAGE: Customer agrees to take proper care of the Owner's piano. This includes keeping all liquids away and off of the piano, and not depressing the keys of the piano with anything other than the player's fingers. Liquids include but are not limited to beverages, plants and aerosol cans. Piano should not be in direct sunlight, placed next to heater or air conditioning vents. Placing the piano against an inside wall is preferable to an outside wall, but is not necessary. Customers agree to use the Owner's Service Technicians when called for. Most repairs are included in your rental; however, should repairs be due to negligence, including items dropped into the piano, the Owner will charge for such repairs accordingly. 

CUSTOMER'S OBLIGATION FOR OWNER'S COSTS: After default, Customer shall reimburse Owner for all reasonable expenses of repossession and enforcement of Owner's rights and remedies, together with an interest rate of 18% per year to the date of payment on any outstanding balances. 

SEVERABILITY: If any provision of this contract or the application of any of its provisions to any party or circumstance is held invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Contract and the application of the provision to other parties or circumstances shall remain valid and in full force and effect

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  • 530-924-4469
  • 936 Mangrove Avenue
    Chico, California
  • 95926 USA
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