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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.
AvantGrand pianos are very popular at Sweetwater — 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.