Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Yamaha launches AvantGrand NU1X

4:19, 13th September 2017

Yamaha has revealed the AvantGrand NU1X, the successor to the award-winning NU1.

The new instrument offers a number of improvements on its predecessor: for example, the sounds of Yamaha’s flagship CFX concert grand piano are now joined by those of the Bösendorfer Imperial piano. The sounds of these instruments have been remastered to ensure that they are also optimised for playing through headphones.

A range of other sounds are also available, including Yamaha’s C7X grand piano and the SU7 professional upright. This is possible thanks to Yamaha’s VRM (Virtual Resonance Modelling) system, which replicates the acoustic characteristics of the hammers and strings vibrating.

The NU1X also features acoustic piano action and wireless Bluetooth input, allowing the streaming of content from smart devices. MIDI connectivity ensures the instrument is at home online and as part of wider creative audio systems.

Aimed at discerning players and institutions, the NU1X is suitable for music education professionals, recording studios and live performers. It is available in polished ebony (SRP £4,662) and polished white (SRP £5,060).


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