Yamaha SE132 SH2 Silent Upright Piano

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Overview

Our SE Series pianos blend renowned Yamaha precision and craftmanship with the rich music heritage of European culture.

Featuring a tall 132cm-high cabinet, the SE132 SH2 offers incredible sonority and richness of tone. Equipped with high-grade European components such as bass strings, hammers and soundboard tonewood, the SE132 has a long key length offering the player an unusually high degree of control over the instrument.

The SE132 SH2 Silent Piano is equipped with a high-performance silencing function, various voices and an abundant array of other functions to create the fullest piano playing experience.

The SH2 system allows you to play at any time of day or night using headphones - and without disturbing those around you. It also makes it very easy to connect to an iOS, Mac or Windows device for recording or app link-up.

Features

European materials, voicing by CFX technicians

At the heart of the sound you’ll find European materials of the highest quality available; specially selected bass strings, hammers and soundboard, all sourced locally to make the SE a truly striking piano. But what really takes Yamaha’s SE Series pianos to a higher level is the craftsmanship lavished by the same team as that which prepares our flagship CFX concert grands. No task has been too great and no detail has been overlooked in making these exquisite instruments: the ultimate embodiment of the piano makers’ art.

What is a Silent Piano?

When the Silent Piano mode is activated, the hammers will no longer hit the strings and instead, a highly sophisticated sensor-technology captures all movements of the keys and sends them to the digital tone module. Play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others. The Yamaha Silencing System is unsurpassed, allowing 24hr practice as well as possessing many other features including a range of pre-installed sounds, being able to record your own performances or connecting mobile devices to use the latest Apps.

Two World-Renowned Piano Sounds

You can play Silent Piano SH2 type with the voices of CFX, Yamaha’s finest concert grand piano, and Bösendorfer’s legendary Imperial. All 88 keys are sampled individually. As Yamaha’s flagship grand piano, the majestic CFX boasts a wide palette of tonal colors, from sparkling high notes to powerful bass tones. The legendary Bösendorfer, meanwhile, is renowned for its sonorous and rich Viennese sound.

A broad sonic palette

The SH2 Silent System offers 20 pre-installed sounds such as electric pianos, harpsichord, organs, strings, choir, and synth pad, allowing you to select the ideal voice to match your preferred musical genre.

Rich resonance and subtle accurate reproduction

CFX Binaural Sampling

Our advanced binaural sampling technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialised microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all.

VRM physical modelling - the distinctive reverberation generated by the entire body of a concert grand piano

In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. This phenomena is reproduced perfectly through enhanced Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). The original VRM calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next, and timing and depth of damper pedals pressed. The enhanced VRM now also calculates aliquot resonance in the upper octaves, and the full resonance of the soundboard, rim, and frame. This technology allows for vivid, bright, richly-varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.

Stereophonic Optimiser (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand)

Stereophonic Optimiser is an system which reproduces the natural sound distance, as with the sound of Binaural Sampling, even though you are listening to it on headphones. When one of the Piano Voices other than CFX Grand is selected, the Stereophonic Optimiser is automatically enabled.

Smooth Release-From staccato to legato, superbly expressive sound that responds to the player’s touch

Featuring Yamaha Smooth Release technology, the SH2 Silent System offers the crisp tone heard when playing staccato as well as the lingering sound produced by releasing the keys more. This provides finely-nuanced response to the pianist’s playing.

Key-Off samples

The moment a pianist’s fingers are lifted from the keys of a grand piano, subtle changes occur in the instrument’s tone as the damper is lowered onto the strings to mute its sound. Key-Off samples features actual recordings of these changes, offering a faithful reproduction of the most subtle changes in the piano’s sound, allowing for a more realistic performance.

Unique Yamaha technology retains the all-important touch of the piano

Key sensors

Under each of the 88 keys is a Yamaha-unique continuous-detection grey-scale shutter key sensor. These sensors detect the movement of the keys continually, allowing natural musical expression even when the piano is in Silent Piano function. Since they do not come into contact with the keys, these sensors do not affect the feel of the keyboard in any way.


General functions

Smart Pianist App

The smart device app “Smart Pianist” (available as a free download) enables you to use the functions such as selecting Voices, controlling the metronome intuitively with the visualized interface, or display the score on your smart device.

The UD-WL01 USB Wireless LAN Adaptor (sold separately) is required to use Smart Pianist over a wireless connection.

Sophisticated & simple design of the control panel

The control unit has been given a sophisticated design that unobtrusively blends with the piano itself. Moreover, the simple controllers allow you to operate the instrument easily.

Connection terminals

The USB TO HOST terminal allows you to connect to a computer or portable device and record high-quality audio without the need for an additional interface. AUX IN allows listening the sound from the external devices (sound source modules and music players).

Built-in recording and play back functions

SH2 Silent Pianos can record one song in their internal memory. Additionally, connecting commercially available USB memory to the unit allows you save recording data, and play back songs.

Headphones

The SE132 SH2 includes a set of simple and compact headphones which let you enjoy professional-grade sound quality.

Metronome

The SH2 Silent Piano System includes a built-in metronome so that players can listen to precise rhythm while they play in Silent mode.

Specs

Size/Weight 

Dimensions 

  • Width 152 cm (60")
  • Height 132 cm (52")
  • Depth 65 cm (25 1/2")
  • Weight 256 kg (564 lb)

Control Interface

  • Keyboard Key Surfaces - White : Acrylic resin, Key Surfaces - Black : Phenolic rersin
  • Hammer Type SE Series Special
  • Pedal Type Damper/Muffler/Soft

Design/Architecture Detail

  • Caster Type : Double Caster

Cabinet

Key Cover

  • Lid/Failboard : Yes
  • Soft-Close Failboard : Yes

Sensor System

  • Key Sensors - Non-contact continuous detection optical sensor
  • Damper Pedal - Continuous detection sensor
  • Soft/Shrt Pedal - On/Off detection

Silencing System

  • Mechanism - Hammer shank stopper operated by centre pedal

Voices

Tone Generation 

  • Piano sound - Yamaha CFX Bösendorfer Imperial
  • Binaural Sampling - Yes (CFX Grand Voice only)
  • VRM - Yes
  • Key-off Samples - Yes
  • Smooth Release - Yes
  • Polyphony (max.) 256
  • Preset - Number of Voices - 20
  • Voice for Song Playback : 480 XG Voices + 12 Drum/SFX Kits

Effects

  • Reverb - Yes
  • Brilliance - Yes
  • Stereophonic Optimizer - Yes (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand)

Songs (MIDI)

  • Number of Preset Songs - 20 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
  • Recording - Number of songs - 10
  • Data Capacity - Approx. 550 KB/Song

Format

  • Playback - SMF (Format 0, Format 1)
  • Recording - SMF (Format 0)

Recording/Playback (Audio)

  • Recording Time (max.) : 80 Minutes/Song

Format

  • Playback : WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
  • Recording : WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit stereo)

Functions

Overall Controls 

  • Metronome : Yes
  • Tempo Range : 5 - 500
  • Transpose : - 12 - 0 - +12
  • Tuning : 414 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
  • Bluetooth : Yes (Audio) (May not have this functionality depending on the country in which you purchased the product)

Storage and Connectivity 

Storage

  • Internal Memory : approx. 1.3 MB
  • External Drives : USB flash Drive

Connectivity

  • DC IN : 16 V
  • Headphones : Stereo mini jack (x2)
  • MIDI : IN/OUT
  • AUX IN : Stereo mini jack
  • AUX OUT: [L/L+R][R] (Standard phone jack)
  • USB TO DEVICE : Yes
  • USB TO HOST : Yes

Power Supply

  • AC Adaptor : PA-300C (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
  • Power Consumption : 12 W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
  • Auto Power Off : Yes

Accessories

Included Accessories 

  • AC adaptor*
  • Power cord*
  • Headphones
  • Headphone hanger
  • Attachment screws for headphone hanger
  • "50 Classical Music Masterpieces" music book
  • Owner's Manual

* May not be included depending in your area. 

Separately Sold Accessories

  • USB wireless LAN adaptor (UD - WL01)
  • Wireless MIDI adaptor (UD - BT01/MD-BT01)

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