The brand new XA Class C3 piano from Yamaha brings a variety of advancements to the best-selling grand piano...
For the XA models, Yamaha enhanced the design of the soundboard, the ribs, and the braces - those components of the piano that are most important to the quality of its sound - and even went so far as to select a new type of music wire. Implemented in the pursuit of the perfectly balanced instrument, these design changes have borne fruit as follows.
- Richer variety of expression
The combination of exquisite harmonies and the ease with which they may be played make these pianos remarkably expressive instruments.
- Deeper, more sustained resonance
The XA projects a rich, powerful sound seemingly without effort, and is equally well suited to delicate, floating pianissimo melodies.
- Brighter, more radiant tones
The presence and brilliance of every note played sets off melodies to perfection.
Soundboard and ribs
In order to give shape to the rich reverberation of the XA, Yamaha focused
on the soundboard’ s crown. The piano’ s strong ribs have been redesigned and
glued to the soundboard, resulting in a perfectly shaped crown with excellent
In order to integrate the braces perfectly with the soundboard, the ribs, and the
instrument as a whole, their design has been totally revamped – for example, the
back beam, which is located behind the key bed, is now considerably larger.
Thanks to these enhancements, the piano delivers a sound that is solid
and sustained, powerful and splendidly resonant.
To accentuate the acoustic properties of the instrument as a whole, the
XA features a new type of music wire, capable of producing a wonderfully
bright, highly present sound.
The music holder has been redesigned for the pianist who appreciates the joy
of playing just as much as the piano’ s exquisite tone, with a shape that
embodies the rich sound and exquisite tone of the XA.
Meanwhile, the lamp stand on the right-hand side sports the XA insignia
with pride. These, together with a host of other enhancements, conjure up an
air of luxury while portraying a visual interpretation of the piano’ s sound.
|Cabinet ||Color ||Polished Ebony |
|Finish ||Polished |
|Dimensions ||Width ||149cm(59") |
|Height ||101cm(40") |
|Depth ||186cm(6'1") |
|Weight ||Weight ||320kg(704lbs) |
|Keyboard ||Number of Keys ||88 |
|Key Surfaces - White ||Ivorite® |
|Key Surfaces - Black ||Wood composite |
|Pedal ||Type ||Sostenuto |
|Lid ||Prop Positions ||3 |
|Prop Safety Stop ||Yes |
|Edge ||Sculptured |
|Key Cover ||Lid/Fallboard Locks ||Yes |
|Soft-Close Fallboard ||Yes |