SILENT pianos are genuine acoustic pianos equipped with Yamaha’s advanced silencing technology. When the keys are played in SILENT Mode, the hammers are stopped immediately before striking the strings so that the piano itself generates no sound. Sensors installed below the keys decipher how the keys are played and relay the data to the digital tone generator, which generates sampled sounds that can be heard through a pair of headphones. By allowing players to play a true acoustic piano sound under normal circumstances, or to put on headphones and play in SILENT Mode to avoid disturbing others, SILENT Piano™ makes any time a good time to sit down at the piano.

Quick escape system


Each TA3, SH3 and SC3 grand piano model is equipped with Yamaha’s Quick Escape System to fully preserve the excellent playability and musical expressiveness demanded of grand pianos, even when playing in TransAcoustic™ or SILENT mode. When the hammers strike the strings, the system optimizes the distance between the hammers and strings to deliver the best feel, whether the piano is in acoustic mode, or one of the other modes.

Binaural sampling


Binaural sampling creates the ambience and full, natural resonance of acoustic pianos*, making pianists feel as though they are sitting at a grand piano. Binaural sampling is a method of sampling in which special microphones are placed on a mannequin’s head in the same positions as the pianist’s ears to capture piano sounds the way that they are experienced in reality. Sounds based on binaural sampling deliver an experience so natural that pianists forget they are wearing headphones, no matter how long they continue to play. On these pianos, binaural sampling was used for the Bösendorfer Imperial as well as the Yamaha CFX.

*Only when the instrument is in Quiet Mode.

Für weitere Informationen : Yamaha