Yamaha b3 TC3 TransAcoustic™ Upright Piano

Yamaha b3 TC3 TransAcoustic™ Upright Piano

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Yamaha b3 TC3 TransAcoustic™ Piano. 

TransAcoustic™ pianos are genuine acoustic pianos, equipped with a volume control feature powered by Yamaha’s latest technology. While it’s also possible to play silently through headphones, the TransAcoustic™ Mode allows you to control the volume of your piano, so you can play without disturbing others. Even at low volumes, the soundboard vibrates so you can enjoy the full, physical sensation of natural acoustic sound as you play.

b3 TC3

The introduction of the Yamaha b3 to the b series range sees it approach professional standards whilst remaining true to the b series' design philosophy of value and affordability. TransAcoustic™ functionality has been added to this b3. This is a TC3 type TransAcoustic™.

WHAT IS THE TransAcoustic™ Piano?
Inside an acoustic piano, hammers at the opposite side of the keys strike the strings, and the strings vibrate to produce sound. This initial sound is amplified by the soundboard that occupies much of the piano interior, and the entire body of the piano serves as a resonator, creating the rich and harmonically complex sound that is distinctively acoustic. Now, imagine an acoustic piano that allows you to control the volume, while still enjoying the original sound-projecting design of the piano based around the soundboard. That’s Yamaha's revolutionary TransAcoustic™ Piano.

USING THE EXISTING PIANO DESIGN TO RESONATE SOUND WITH THE SOUNDBOARD
When the keys are pressed on an acoustic piano, hammers strike the strings which, in turn, vibrate. But at this stage, the sound is very faint. So, the string vibration is amplified by the soundboard that sits at the heart of the instrument, and the entire body of the piano serves as a resonator, creating rich and sonorous sound. Yamaha's revolutionary TransAcoustic™ technology takes full advantage of the original design and construction of the piano based around the soundboard.

RICH, EVOCATIVE ACOUSTIC SOUND, FROM A DIGITAL SOURCE
TransAcoustic™ technology does not require any speakers to produce sound. It uses a transducer to convert the sound into vibrations which in turn vibrate the soundboard, which amplifies them and resonates the entire piano. Digital sound sources can be amplified and projected in this way, employing the same sound-generation and resonance mechanism of an acoustic piano, making it possible to reproduce the uniquely sonorous acoustic sound that can be felt by the player, not just heard. What’s more, the digital tone generator features the sounds of two world-renowned concert grand pianos, the Yamaha CFX, and the Bösendorfer Imperial, recorded with impeccable quality using Binaural Sampling techniques

ADVANCED TRANSDUCER AND SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES EXPRESS EVERY NUANCE OF THE PERFORMANCE
Conventional transducers are too heavy to be installed on the soundboard and would compromise its essential functions. As a result, Yamaha has developed transducers specifically for acoustic pianos, with only a lightweight element affixed to the soundboard. The result is a faithful reproduction of the original acoustic piano sound, with the integrity of the soundboard fully maintained. In addition, the latest models employ a special Articulation Sensor capable of detecting the finest movements of the keys with exceptional precision, authentically reproducing all the delicate playing and expressive nuances of the sound.

TRANSACOUSTIC™ MODE Yes
QUIET MODE Yes
BINAURAL SAMPLING CFX / Bösendorfer
GRAND EXPRESSION MODELING Yes
RHYTHM FUNCTION Yes
BLUETOOTH® Audio/MIDI
SMART PIANIST APP Yes


Dimensions

Width

152cm (59 3/4")

Height

121cm (47 3/4")

Depth

62cm (24 1/2")

Weight

Weight

242 kg (534 lb)

Keyboard

Key Surfaces - White

Acrylic resin

Key Surfaces - Black

Phenolic resin

Hammer

Type

b Series Special

Pedal

Type

Damper/Silencing pedal/Soft

Caster

Type

Single caster

Key Cover

Soft-Close Fallboard

-

Key Sensors

Non-contact continuous detection electromagnetic inductive sensor

Hammer Sensors

-

Damper Pedal

Continuous detection sensor

Sostenuto Pedal

-

Soft/Shift Pedal

On/Off detection sensor

Mechanism

Hammer shank stopper operated by center pedal

Action

-

Mechanism

TransAcoustic™ technology

Tone Generation

Piano Sound

Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial

Binaural Sampling

Yes (Yamaha CFX,Bösendorfer Imperial)

VRM

Yes

Grand Expression Modeling

Yes

Key-off Samples

Yes

Smooth Release

Yes

Polyphony (max.)

256

Preset

Number of Voices

12

Types

Reverb

Yes

Brilliance

Yes

Stereophonic Optimizer

Yes (piano Voices other than “CFX Grand” and “Bösendorfer”)

Preset

Number of Preset Songs

12 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics

Recording

Number of Songs

10

Number of Tracks

2

Data Capacity(max.)

approx. 500 KB

Format

Playback

SMF (Format 0, Format 1)

Recording

SMF (Format 0)

Recording Time (max.)

80 minutes/Song

Format

Playback

WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)

Recording

WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)

Rhythm Patterns

20

Overall Controls

Metronome

Yes

Tempo Range

5 – 500

Transpose

-12 – 0 – +12

Tuning

414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)

Control Interface

Display

7-Seg

Bluetooth

Yes (Audio/MIDI) *May not have this functionality depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.

Storage

Internal Memory

approx. 1.3 MB

External Drives

USB flash drive

Connectivity

Headphones

Stereo mini jack (x2)

MIDI

-

AUX IN

Stereo mini jack

USB TO DEVICE

Yes

USB TO HOST

Yes

AC Adaptor

PA-500 (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)

Power Consumption

17 W (When using PA-500 AC adaptor)

Auto Power Off

Yes

Included Accessories

AC adaptor*, power cord*,Headphones, headphone hanger, attachment screws for headphone hanger, Owner’s Manual. *May not be included depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.

Separately Sold Accessories

USB wireless LAN adaptor (UD-WL01) *May not be available depending on your area.