Yamaha U1 TA2 TransAcoustic Upright Piano in Polished Ebony

£11,445.00

Currently In Stock

A perennial favorite among discerning pianists, the Yamaha U1 offers outstanding musical performance, setting the standards by which many other upright pianos are measured. TransAcoustic™ functionality has been added to this U1. This is a TA2 type TransAcoustic™.

  • Height: 121 cm
  • Width: 153 cm
  • Depth: 62 cm
  • Weight: 242 kg
  • Built in Japan
  • TA2 TransAcoustic System (inc. SH2 Silent System)
  • Alaskan solid spruce soundboard
  • Fallboard lock
  • Soft-close fallboard
  • Single casters
  • Smart Pianist App integration
  • Available in other finishes – get in touch for more information
  • 5 Year Warranty (acoustic and electronic parts)
  • Free delivery to UK Mainland ground floor
  • Complimentary first tuning
  • Price matching (terms and conditions apply)
  • Generous part exchanges available (see below for details)

Detailed Description

Thanks to a comprehensive redesign, these world-standard instruments are better than ever, with numerous advances in materials and construction. Refined scale designs and components improve tonal performance, while other modifications enhance strength and durability. Extra-wide music desks provide plenty of room for sheet music. The U Series sets extraordinary standards of elegance and excellence, incorporating concepts adapted from Yamaha grand pianos.

Built in the same factory as the CX Grands – Hamamatsu, Japan – the U1 is built to a very high standard, and is one of the very most popular pianos in the world for good reason. It is an industry-standard instrument that can be found in homes, schools and other institutions around the world, and is played by amateurs and professionals alike. In addition to its unrivalled durability, its use of high-quality solid spruce (sourced from Alaska) soundboards and specially selected hammer felt, which is derived from refined lambswool, ensures that these instruments have a warmth and clarity to their sound which is truly unmatched.

TA2 TransAcoustic System

This model incorporates the up-to-date SH2 Silent System, meaning that you can practice without disturbing others, by using headphones. However, you may be tired of using headphones all the time, whenever you wish to practice, for instance late at night. With the TA2 TransAcoustic system you have full volume control over the piano without the need for headphones! How does it do that?

By utilizing two transducers which are strategically attached to the soundboard, it is possible to transmit the digital sound that would normally coming through the headphones through the natural wood of the soundboard itself, thus effectively using the soundboard as an amplifier. This means that you’re benefiting from the highly resonant qualities of the spruce wood whilst also being able to turn the volume up and down in the usual way. You can also play all the other voices (e.g. strings, organ, electric pianos), and similarly hear them all come from the piano itself.

In addition to this, even though the strings are not being struck in this mode, they are still resonating in sympathy with the vibrations of the soundboard (whenever the right pedal is being used), which further enriches the sound. You can even play audio files through the piano from your smart device via Bluetooth. Lastly the compatible Smart Pianist app gives you even more control over the instrument by allowing you, for example, to change the sound in terms of different venue reverberations, transpose, tuning and so on.

Colin Smithers, Sales Manager at Richard Lawson Pianos

 

The Smart Pianist App

Enjoy your piano more with the Smart Pianist app. This specially designed app provides a variety of music-related functions when connected to a compatible instrument. The app is Android and iOS compatible.

Features include easy voice selection, adjusting of parameters such as reverberation, layering of voices, transposing, backing band accompaniment*, hundreds of built-in MIDI songs with notation, piano lessons pieces,  and the “Audio to Score” function** that automatically creates a piano accompaniment score from songs on your smart device.

*CSP Series only.
** CSP Series and CVP-805 / 809 / 809GP only.

Smart Pianist Band Function Smart Pianist Instruments

Smart Pianist Notation Smart Pianist Bosendorfer Sample

Learn the piano with Yamaha and Flowkey

Flowkey is an exciting app for learning how to play the piano. The app offers a huge selection of interactive songs, tutorials and courses. These give you immediate feedback on your piano playing and support your progress. Combine your Yamaha acoustic piano, digital piano or Yamaha keyboard with Flowkey and you too will soon be able to play your favourite music.

The piano app is also a very intuitive way to learn for those returning to the piano after a break. Flowkey not only offers songs, tutorials and courses for beginners but also for those taking up playing again and advanced players – the app has a suitable exercise whatever your proficiency.

Register your new product and gain premium access to the app free of charge for three months!

Flowkey App

 

Generous Part Exchanges Available

Get in touch with us if you have an existing digital or acoustic piano that you’d like to part exchange with us, and we’d be happy to let you know how much it could be worth.

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