Yamaha AvantGrand N2 Hybrid

The innovative and revolutionary AvantGrand-Technology built into an elegant slim-cabinet

True Grand Piano Performance from a Vertical Grand that is minimal in design and aesthetically gratifying.

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Product Description

Specialized Grand Piano Action

The nuanced touch and response of the grand piano are an essential standard yardstick for piano quality. The AvantGrand offers the player a specially-developed grand piano action that features the same configuration as the action of a real grand. The hammers strike the “strings” from underneath, allowing minute adjustments to the weight distribution of the hammers, and to the movement of the hammers themselves, for a smoother feel when playing. In addition to a hammer sensor, the AvantGrand employs a non-contact key sensor that has no effect on the movement of the keys, affording excellent recognition of the player’s pressure on the keyboard, timing, and the other delicate nuances that affect musical expression. This combination provides an impressive sensitivity for the entire range from pianissimo through to fortissimo, and the ability to translate even the swiftest trills of the pianist with transparency.

With the introduction of the AvantGrand, Yamaha ignited a revolution in the approach to sampling recording and playback of the notes of the actual acoustic piano. Treating the sound-board not simply as a point source of sound but as a plane, we took samples at four positions, adding optimum center and rear locations to the traditional left and right. As a sound source, we carefully selected the best single instrument from among our CFIIIS full concert grand pianos for sampling. The end result of these efforts is that AvantGrand series instruments recreate the original sound of a superb grand piano almost to perfection. Meanwhile, the AvantGrand’s speaker system has been designed to ensure that this sound is heard best at the playing position. A three-way system featuring woofer, mid-range and tweeter speakers reproduce the rich natural resonance of the soundboard accurately. What’s more, each of the low-, mid-, and high-frequency bands has been given its own amplifier to prevent interference between bands. This innovative configuration allows the instrument’s outstanding sound system to reproduce the nuances of each individual note. For even greater sonic accuracy, feature speaker layouts optimized for the size of the instruments.

Specs

Color/Finish

Cabinet Color Polished Ebony
Finish Polished

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,471mm (57-15/16″)
Height 1,009mm (39-3/4″)With music rest : 1,181mm (46-1/2″)
Depth 531mm (20-7/8″)
Weight Weight 142kg (313lbs., 1oz.)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Ivorite (white keytops)
Keyboard Action Specialized Grand Piano Action
Tactile Response System (TRS) Yes
Pedal Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes

Cabinet

Key Cover Soft-Close Fallboard Yes
Music Rest Yes

Voices

Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology Spatial Acoustic Sampling
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 256
Preset Number of Voices 5

Effects

Types Reverb Yes

Songs

Preset Number of Preset Songs 10
Recording Number of Songs 1
Number of Tracks 1
Data Capacity 300KB (approx. 30,000 notes)
Recording Function Yes

Functions

Overall Controls Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 500
Transpose Yes
Tuning Yes
Scale Type 7 types

Storage and Connectivity

Connectivity Headphones x 2
MIDI In/Out
AUX IN L/L+R, R
AUX OUT L/L+R, R
USB TO DEVICE Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

Spatial Acoustic Speaker System Yes
Soundboard Resonator Yes
Amplifiers 22W x 10 + 80W x 2
Speakers (13cm + 2.5cm) x 3 + (8cm + 2.5cm) + 16cm x 2

Power Supply

Power Supply AC Inlet