An acoustic piano with volume control, or a digital piano with strings? Yamaha's latest development stretches the imagination and opens up a whole new world of possibilities.The TransAcoustic™ Piano introduces a new way for piano players to emotionally connect with their instrument. The touch of the keys, the embodiment of sound, the resonance of strings; TransAcoustic Technology enhances the playing experience by using all elements of the acoustic piano to augment and amplify non-acoustic sounds. This means that any sound can be delivered through this naturally resonant piano.
Natural string resonance
The TransAcoustic™ technology transmits the digital sound directly to the piano soundboard and makes the piano itself behave like a loudspeaker. The sound you hear has the natural tonal characteristics of the soundboard. The vibration of the soundboard is also transmitted to the piano strings and creates the same natural string resonance as when you play an acoustic piano. With the soundboard producing a rich tone and the strings a natural resonance effect, instrument voices sound better than ever. Digital was never more natural.
How does it work?
On TransAcoustic™ Upright pianos, activate TransAcoustic™ mode by depressing the center pedal and sliding it to the left. This brings a hammer stop rail into place and prevents the hammers from striking the strings. On TransAcoustic™ Grand Pianos the hammer stop rail is engaged by using a motorized system.
Doesn't Interfere with Soundboard
Each transducer contains a coil and a permanent magnet. On upright TransAcoustic™ pianos, the comparatively light coil section is affixed to the soundboard, and the heavier permanent magnet is attached to a side board. Since the transducers themselves do not press against or exert any weight on the soundboard, the soundboard can vibrate and resonate freely, ensuring no adverse effect on the acoustic piano tone.
Yamaha Quality Sound
Because the tonal traits of acoustic pianos vary with size and shape, TransAcoustic™ pianos are digitally optimized to deliver the same quality sound regardless of individual piano characteristics.
Long Lasting Sound Quality
Yamaha has developed a patented technology that separates the transducers from the soundboard using a proprietary link mechanism to offset any future changes in the soundboard's shape.
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