Though closely modelled on Yamaha’s immensely popular U1, the YUS1 is refined in a number of ways, and which sets it apart in terms of tonal quality and overall appearance. Unlike the U1, for instance, the YUS1 uses premium hammer felt, being the same as that used in Yamaha’s flagship CFX Concert Grand.
The result of this is a sound which has a far wider dynamic range than the U1, with greater power, depth, and a wider range of tonal colours throughout the compass of the instrument. In addition to this, the bass strings are wound with copper by hand rather than machine (as with the U1), so the bass is far more resonant and rounded in character. The cabinet is also finished by hand, and so the casework boasts a higher level of elegance and refinement when compared to that of the U1.
The state-of-the-art Disklavier ENSPIRE system transforms this instrument into a complete entertainment system that can be easily controlled using the ENSPIRE Controller app (Apple and Android). You can have the piano play from any of the 500 built-in songs, from the MusicSoft library of several thousand titles (purchasable), or the Disklavier Radio streaming service. In each of these cases the piano uses solenoids (electromagnets) which activate the hammers and pedals, and acoustically play specially pre-recorded performances, authentically reproducing ever tiny nuance of touch. You can even record yourself and hear the piano perform your own playing! In addition to this, this model includes the SH Silent System, which allows you to practice through headphones, without disturbing others, as well as MIDI connectivity, meaning that you can connect the piano to a computer and thus use it as a MIDI controller.
Colin Smithers, Sales Manager at Richard Lawson Pianos
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.
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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.