Yamaha AvantGrand N2 Hybrid Piano - Polished Ebony
When you're looking for a premium digital piano, you can't help but consider the AvantGrand series. All colors and finishes are available for delivery to your door from Kraft Music! Plus, you can rest easy knowing that you'll receive the following from Kraft Music:
- FREE Threshold Delivery - Your Clavinova will be delivered to your home by our shipper who specializes in delivering large, oversize items.
- FREE Product Support - Have a question about how to use your new instrument? You'll have access to your very own Kraft Music Advisor who is a trained expert, and is ready to field your questions.
- Piano Bench - A matching piano bench is standard, and is included in the box from Yamaha.
- 5-Year Warranty - Your AvantGrand is built to last, and Yamaha backs that up with a 5 Year Limited Warranty.
- Talk To An Expert - At Kraft Music, we have a team of musicians who are passionate about music. And we know our stuff... we can help you choose headphones, lamps, and other accessories that will enhance your enjoyment of your N1. Call us at 800-783-3368 or send us an email at [email protected]
Featuring the same grand piano action as the N3 in a form that molds beautifully to any wall, the N2 is an instrument for the future, yet one that holds firmly to its identity as a grand piano. With a revolutionary speaker system and a touch that simply compels you to play, the compact form and feel of this elegant piano exudes refinement. For piano-lovers wanting a grand piano for small spaces, the AvantGrand series now offers an optimal choice.
- Specialized Grand Piano Action
- Spatial Acoustic Speaker System
- Spatial Acoustic Sampling
- Tactile Response System (TRS)
- 5 voices
- MIDI Recording to internal memory or USB
Specialized Grand Piano Action
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.
Spatial Acoustic Speaker System
This instrument utilizes a four-channel multi-speaker system, designed in a three-way configuration with woofer, squawker and tweeter, to allow more natural reverberation in the soundboard. Each of the speakers in this layout is equipped with its own dedicated amplifier, a luxury that reduces the interference in each pitch range and offers more natural expression to the delicate nuances in each sound. Moreover, by using speaker positioning that mimics the positions in the grand piano from which the original samples were taken, it's sounds as if there is actually a grand piano beyond the N2 body.
Spatial Acoustic Sampling
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, they took samples at four positions, adding optimum center and rear locations to the traditional left and right. As a sound source, they carefully selected the best single instrument from among their 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.
Tactile Response System
The Tactile Response System transmits "string" vibrations through the keys to player's hands. Even the foot pedal action is subject to Yamaha's demanding criteria. In traditional pianos, resistance is created in proportion to how deep the pedal is depressed. To replicate this, Yamaha created a new, specialized grand piano pedal for AvantGrand that reproduces the finesse of acoustic pedals, duplicating the spring, friction and inertia of traditional pedals.
|Included from Manufacturer||Matching piano bench|
|Piano Cabinet Style||Console|
|Number of Keys||88|
|Key Action||Specialized Grand Piano Action|
|Weighted Keys||Hammer Weighted|
|Speaker Power||22W x 10 + 80W x 2|
|Speaker Size||(5.12" + 1") x 3 + (3.15" + 1") + 6.3" x 2|
|Pedals||Damper (with half-pedal effect), Sostenuto, Soft|
|Number of Sounds||5|
|Voices of Polyphony||256|
|Storage Type||USB Flash Drive, Internal|
|Audio Outputs||1/4" L/L+R, R|
|Audio Inputs||1/4" L/L+R, R|
|Height||39-3/4" (46-1/2" with music rest)|
|Product Weight||313 lbs|
Yamaha Hybrid Pianos Limited Warranty
Thank you for selecting a Yamaha product. Yamaha products are designed and manufactured to provide a high level of defect-free performance. Yamaha Corporation of America ('Yamaha') is proud of the experience and craftsmanship that goes into each and every Yamaha product. Yamaha sells its products through a network of reputable, specially authorized dealers and is pleased to offer you, the Original Owner, the following Limited Warranty, which applies only to products that have been (1) directly purchased from Yamaha's authorized dealers in the fifty states of the USA and District of Columbia (the 'Warranted Area') and (2) used exclusively in the Warranted Area. Yamaha suggests that you read the Limited Warranty thoroughly, and invites you to contact your authorized Yamaha dealer or Yamaha Customer Service if you have any questions.
This warranty covers Yamaha Hybrid Pianos against defects in materials or workmanship for five (5) years.
Yamaha will, at its option, repair or replace the product covered by this warranty if it becomes defective, malfunctions or otherwise fails to conform with this warranty under normal use and service during the term of this warranty, without charge for labor or materials. Repairs may be performed using new or refurbished parts that meet or exceed Yamaha specifications for new parts. If Yamaha elects to replace the product, the replacement may be a reconditioned unit.
Although Yamaha Hybrid Pianos are normally serviced in the home, you will be responsible for any installation or removal charges and for any initial shipping charges if the product(s) must be shipped for warranty service. However, Yamaha will pay the return shipping charges to any destination within the USA if the repairs are covered by the warranty.
This warranty does not cover (a) damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from accident, negligence, misuse, abuse, improper installation or operation or failure to follow instructions according to the Owner's Manual for this product; any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier); repair or attempted repair by anyone other than Yamaha or an authorized Yamaha Service Center; (b) any unit which has been altered or on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed; (c) action regulation, the results of normal wear, battery or battery replacement and any periodic maintenance; (d) deterioration due to perspiration, corrosive atmosphere or other external causes such as extremes in temperature or humidity; (e) damages attributable to power line surge or related electrical abnormalities, lightning damage or acts of God; or (f) RFI/EMI (Interference/noise) caused by improper grounding or the improper use of either certified or uncertified equipment, if applicable.
Any evidence of alteration, erasing or forgery of proof- of-purchase documents will cause this warranty to be void. This warranty covers only the Original Owner and is not transferable.
Warranty service will only be provided for defective products within the Warranted Area. Yamaha Hybrid Pianos require in-home service. Contact your local authorized Yamaha dealer who will advise you of the procedures to be followed. If this is not successful, contact Yamaha directly. Yamaha may request that you send the defective product to a local authorized Yamaha Servicer or authorize return of the defective product to Yamaha for repair. If you are uncertain as to whether a dealer has been authorized by Yamaha, please contact Yamaha's Service Department or check Yamaha's website.
Product(s) shipped for service should be packed securely and must be accompanied by a detailed explanation of the problem(s) requiring service, together with the original or a machine reproduction of the bill of sale or other dated, proof-of-purchase document describing the product, as evidence of warranty coverage. Should any product submitted for warranty service be found ineligible, an estimate of repair cost will be furnished and the repair will be accomplished only if requested by you and upon receipt of payment or acceptable arrangement for payment.
Any implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose shall be limited in duration to the applicable period of time set forth above. Yamaha shall not be responsible for incidental or consequential damages or for damages based upon inconvenience, loss of use, damage to any other equipment or other items at the site of use or interruption of performances or any consequences. Yamaha's liability for any defective product is limited to repair or replacement of the product, at Yamaha's option. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This is the only express warranty applicable to the product specified herein; Yamaha neither assumes nor authorizes anyone to assume for it any other express warranty.