Yamaha N1

Innovation with Soul





Features  |  Specifications



As the newest addition to the AvantGrand lineup, the N1 delivers the captivating sound of this hybrid piano series in its simplest form. The N1 easily does justice to the grand piano in terms of playing feel and responsive action, setting a new standard with its perfect integration of acoustic and digital technologies.

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.


Spatial Acoustic Sampling, Spatial Acoustic Speaker System



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.


  Number of keys     88  
  Type     Acrylic Resin (white keytops)  
  Action     Specialized Grand Piano Action for AvantGrand  
  Pedals     3 (Damper with half pedal effect, Sostenuto and Soft)  
  Tactile Response System     -  
  Tone Generation Technology     Spatial Acoustic Sampling  
  Number of Polyphony(Max.)     256  
  Number of Voices     5  
  Sound System        
  Spatial Acoustic Speaker System     Yes  
  Soundboard Resonator     -  
  Amplifiers     25W x 1 + 30W x 5  
  Speakers     8cm x 3 + 13cm x 2 + 16cm x 1  
  Reverb     Yes  
  Metronome     Yes  
  Tempo Range     5 - 500  
  Transpose     Yes  
  Tuning     Yes  
  Scale     7 types  
  Preset songs     10 preset songs  
  recording     Number of Songs: 1 (300KB *30,000 Notes)
Number of Tracks: 1
  Headphones      x 2  
  MIDI     IN / OUT  
  Aux In     (L / L + R) (R)  
  Aux Out     (L / L + R) (R)  
  USB (to device)     Yes  
  Color/Finish     Polished Ebony  
  Dimensions     57-11/16" x 24-5/16" x 39-3/16" [with music rest: 46-1/16"]
(1,465mm x 618mm x 995mm [with music rest: 1,170mm]
  Weight     265lbs., 11oz. (120.5kg)  
  Key Cover     Soft-Close Fallboard  
  Music Rest     Yes  


 *Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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