AvantGrand Hybrid Pianos
Innovation with Soul . . . Created to Resonate with You
Only Yamaha could create an instrument which combines the best of a traditional acoustic piano with incredible technology to give you the ultimate piano playing experience. The hybrid piano has come to life by combining the intricate acoustic piano keyboard action with ultra high level electronics. Now a concert grand piano can fit into everyone's room . . . and budget!
Yamaha Hybrid Pianos use keyboard actions derived from their grand and vertical pianos. These actions use a light beam sensor system to translate your playing into music. No switches to break or to alter the instrument's fine touch.
Spacial Acoustic Sampling
These instrument feature samples of the actual vibrations from within the soundboard of the instrument. To permit the sound to travel well to the player's position, as it does with a grand piano, we sampled the sound from four locations in the left, right, center, and rear of a grand piano. Sampling from deeper inside the instrument, we were able reproduce the attraction of the original sound almost perfectly. It was the experience of our engineers, and a reiterative cycle of trial and error conducted with piano tuners that made this success possible..
Imagine having the experience of playing an acoustic piano merged with the modern features of a digital piano, all in a sleek, affordable, compact instrument. Yamaha has made that dream a reality.
Yamaha Hybrid Pianos are the only non-acoustic instruments in the world that employ real acoustic piano actions and proprietary technologies that enable them to replicate the physical, emotional and auditory expressions of a traditional acoustic piano–giving you the ultimate playing experience.
Additionally, these incredible pianos offer benefits such as headphone connectivity, several voices to choose from and volume control, as well as the footprint, reliability and maintenance benefits of owning a digital piano.
Embodying everything you want from an acoustic piano and everything you need from a digital piano, Yamaha Hybrid Pianos offer the best of both worlds.
Spacial Acoustic Speaker System
Some models utilize a four-channel multi-speaker system, designed in a three-way configuration with woofer, squawker and tweeter, to allow more natural reverberation in the soundboard. Each of the speakers in this layout is equipped with its own dedicated amplifier, a luxury that reduces the interference in each pitch range and offers more natural expression to the delicate nuances in each sound. Moreover, by using speaker positioning that mimics the positions in the grand piano from which the original samples were taken, it offers a more natural sound to the pianist.
Tactile Response System
The sound of an acoustic piano resonates throughout its entire body. The bass range in particular is an essential part of the reverberation that is continually transmitted to a player's body. This is replicated on some models by our newly-developed Tactile Response System (TRS) that focuses on reproducing reverberation. This system features two transducers in the keybed, the area underneath the keyboard, resonating natural reverberation throughout the entire instrument. The player's hands on the keyboard transmit the natural sound felt from the feet as they depress the pedals; the epitome of real piano playing. This system can be turned on and off, and the vibration set to one of three levels.