What are Silent & TransAcoustic Pianos?
Silent Technology allows you to play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others.
For our Silent and TransAcoustic pianos, our prime goal was to make a beautiful true acoustic piano, built with the knowledge and skill of over 100 years of Yamaha piano crafting. We then add our class-leading Silent Technology which allows you to play the piano using headphones - making the piano silent to anyone else in the room. Silent Technology, when activated, captures every movement and nuance of the piano keys, hammers and pedals as you play, using a highly sophisticated sensor-technology. Crucially, it also brings each hammer to a stop before it can strike the strings. All of those movements are instantly translated by the Silent Module which sends an authentic piano tone to your headphones.
TransAcoustic Technology brings digitally-stored sounds to life like never before
Our pioneering TransAcoustic Technology has created a whole new breed of piano. At its most basic level, TransAcoustic Technology transforms the piano's wooden spruce soundboard into a resonance structure, ready to play back digitally stored sounds and music - any sound can be delivered through this naturally-resonant piano component. Swap the acoustic tone for an electric piano, organ or choir - or, combine the acoustic tone with a digital voice such as a string orchestra.
Both the Silent and the TransAcoustic pianos possess 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.