Yamaha AvantGrand N1X

SKU: N1X

$12,799
Finish: Polished Ebony
  • Experience the response and feel of an authentic acoustic action
  • Two world-class grand pianos in one
  • Evolving the sonic spectrum
  • Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)
  • The authentic feel of a grand piano pedal
  • A fully immersive headphone experience
  • Distinctive elegant lines of the grand piano
  • Intelligent UX and Integration
  • USB audio recorder

Feeling just like a grand piano to play, the standard model of the AvantGrand lineup also captivates with the distinctive elegant curves of that majestic instrument.

A message to Pianists

A message to Pianists

When do you, as a pianist, feel elation? Is it in that instant when you see a score for the first time, and feel the inspirations of the composer bloom inside your mind?

It might be when you're up on stage playing a grand piano that projects every aspect of your sound, bathed in a shower of applause from an appreciative audience.

Call it accomplishment, call it exultation - we're certain that you've experienced your share of such moments. But above all, there is that incomparable joy you feel in those moments when you sit at your piano.

Those instants when, threading the fragments of your imagination together as sound, you become at one with the instrument; those treasured moments of delight for all who love the piano, regardless of their skill or experience.

It's why we believe that you can spend so much of your life in front of the piano.

At Yamaha, our desire is to craft pianos that bring a little more of this joy to as many people as possible.

This is a treasured ideal that we have long held dear and one we have now transformed into a new piano.

Meditating on those hours of happiness, those indescribable moments of joy experienced at a piano, we decided to do our best to respond to your desires and aspirations for this instrument.

AvantGrand. A new identity for the piano, born from the fusion of twenty-first century technology and more than a century of piano-crafting experience.

The blissful moment when you and the piano resonate as one.... is here.

Playing the piano - freeing the pianist of all limitations. And then, the joy of transforming the act of playing into something new...

Playing the piano - freeing the pianist of all limitations. And then, the joy of transforming the act of playing into something new...

To play when you want, how you want, as much as you want.

For those that love the piano, this is an extravagance above all else, something that all pianists yearn for.

In reality playing the piano brings with it many limits.

Beyond the physical issues of time to play and a place for the instrument, there are the fine nuances, particularly with the grand piano, of touch, tone, and reverberation, that contribute to the true thrill of playing the piano.

At Yamaha, we hope to offer the best sound we can to as many people as possible.

We have held this goal unchanged throughout our history of over a century of piano making.

Together with the know-how and inspiration gleaned from each new experience, along with the new technologies that have emerged over the years, this goal has taken us closer to our pictured ideal and seen with it the manufacture of a multitude of different pianos.

So what features does a piano have that make it essential in the lives of you, the people who possess both an unreserved love for playing the piano and an awareness of its essential excellence?

The AvantGrand emerged from our desire to relook at these elements.

We took the techniques we had cultivated making keyboards and pedals for acoustic pianos and combined them with the latest digital and acoustic technology, driven by the belief that the resulting instrument would be a model for how a piano should be in the modern age.

Innovation born from a thorough knowledge of the true soul of the piano, brought to the fore.

Everything you need, right in front of you.

Ideas and technologies that unify tradition and innovation. A piano evolved for the modern age.

Ideas and technologies that unify tradition and innovation. A piano evolved for the modern age.

Not creating a piano, but rediscovering one.

This, summed up in a single phrase, was the concept behind the development of the AvantGrand.

Making a so-called "acoustic" piano requires extensive technique and know-how, qualities accumulated through our many years of experience.

However, a major theme in the creation of the AvantGrand involved consciously refraining from relying on this experience.

Rather than designing from a standpoint of what a piano must be, we gave priority to looking at what it could be, searching for the kind of instrument that would suggest a new direction for the piano.

For Yamaha, with our history of over a century of piano crafting, it was digital technology that provided the impetus for such an outlook, giving us the confidence that we had matured enough as craftsmen to be able to give life to the ideals we had pictured in our minds.

In creating a digital piano that presented the piano as a more informal and enjoyable instrument, we had many expectations for its sound that had to be fulfilled in the initial stages of development.

It is no exaggeration to say that digital technology evolves in the blink of an eye.

We felt that developing an instrument that took two major trends in the piano world to create a fusion, in the truest sense of the word, was a task that we simply had to complete.

Even with our history in making both digital and acoustic pianos, it was a feat that took everything that we at Yamaha knew to accomplish.

The AvantGrand is the crystallization of our hopes for the piano, something which cannot be summarized by simply calling it a hybrid of the digital and acoustic.

It was our superlative knowledge of the piano that supported this bold endeavor; that, and the bond we feel with you, with your enduring love for the piano.

Experience the response and feel of an authentic acoustic action

To express yourself musically, you need to form a physical bond with your instrument. In the case of the AvantGrand series, it starts with real wooden keys with a comfortable touch. Then comes the all-important key action, which the AvantGrand series has inherited from Yamaha’s esteemed concert grand pianos. Beneath your fingers you sense the same precise weight and responsiveness, the same scope for expression. To capture every nuance of your performance, Yamaha employs a non-contact optical sensor system that doesn’t affect the feel or performance of the action in any way. Under each key is a continuous optical sensor that captures the speed and depth at which that key is depressed. An additional optical sensor affixed to each hammer shank measures the timing and strength of the hammer hitting the virtual “strings”. This information is instantly translated into a beautifully authentic sound reproduction. The more you play, the more you find yourself becoming one with the piano.

Two world-class grand pianos in one

When it comes to judging piano tone, much depends on personal taste. To help you achieve the tonal palette you desire, Yamaha offers the choice of two world-class grand pianos in one—each with its own unique character to convey the emotion you want to express through a piece of music. At the touch of a button on the AvantGrand N1X, you can opt for authentic sounds sampled either from a Yamaha CFX concert grand or from a Bösendorfer Imperial. As Yamaha’s flagship grand piano, the majestic CFX boasts a wide palette of tonal colors, from sparkling high notes to powerful bass tones. The legendary Bösendorfer, meanwhile, is renowned for its sonorous and rich Viennese sound. Either way, the lifelike sounds of the AvantGrand N1X allow you to explore the outer reaches of your expressive imagination.

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. 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 precisely reproduce the rich natural resonance of the soundboard. Even 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.

Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)

In a grand piano, strings and sounds resonate throughout the entire body of the instrument producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. Not only are the strings you are playing vibrating, but other strings ring as a reaction to ones you play. This is one reason the piano sound is so complex and rich.

This phenomena is reproduced perfectly in the AvantGrand N1X through Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) which calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard from one instant to the next. As a result, the N1X reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in playing an acoustic piano such as which keys are pressed, the strength with which the keys are played and pedal timing.

The authentic feel of a grand piano pedal

The N1X features a damper pedal that recreates the subtle changes in resistance experienced when using a grand piano pedal. What’s more, the N1X's damper pedal allows you to use the same half-pedal techniques that you would with a grand piano, offering detailed control over sustain and reverberation.

A fully immersive headphone experience

Thanks to our advanced binaural sampling* technology, the sound you hear through your headphones is remarkably lifelike. This technology uses piano samples recorded by specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all. (*CFX Grand Voice only)

Distinctive elegant lines of the grand piano

Yamaha’s N1X embellishes any room with the unique, refined curves of an acoustic grand piano despite being a much more compact musical instrument. We have overlooked no detail in ensuring that it looks and feels just like the real thing, whether you are enjoying its lush tones from a distance or sitting down and playing for yourself.

Intelligent UX and Integration

Behind its simple control panel, the N1X hosts an abundance of connectivity options for maximum functionality and integration with external devices. It can be connected directly to computers and mobile devices via USB, sound and recording systems via audio cables and integrate with iOS apps via WiFi.

Enjoy the piano more with Smart Pianist, a dedicated app that adds a beautiful graphic interface and a variety of incredible features to your compatible Yamaha Hybrid piano.

USB audio recorder

The USB to Device port allows you to connect your USB flash drive and use it as a built-in piano recording studio. You can store your performances directly on the USB flash drive as audio songs. These songs are stored in WAV format, so you can listen back using the keyboard's on-board speaker system, or conveniently play them on a computer, transfer them to a portable media device or upload them to share with friends online.


Dimensions

Width 1,465 mm (57-11/16”)

Height 1,001 mm (39-7/16”) With music rest : 1,167 mm (45-15/16”)

Depth 618 mm (24-5/16”)

Weight 117 kg (257 lbs., 15 oz)


Keyboard

Number of Keys 88

Key Surfaces - White Acrylic Resin

Touch Sensitivity Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed

Keyboard Action Specialised Grand Piano Action

Pedal

Type GP Responsive Damper Pedal

Number of Pedals 3

Half Pedal Yes

Functions Damper (with half pedal effect), Sostenuto, Soft

Sensor/Driver

Hammer Sensors Non-contact optical fiber

Key Sensors Non-contact optical fiber

Key Cover  Soft-Close Fallboard

Music Rest Yes

Tone Generation

Piano Sound Spatial Acoustic Sampling

Binaural Sampling Yes (CFX Grand Voice only)

Key-off Samples Yes

Smooth Release Yes

VRM Yes

Number of Polyphony (Max.) 265

Preset Number of Voices 15

Reverb Yes

Brilliance 5

Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes

Stereophonic Optimizer Yes

Number of Preset Songs 10 preset songs, 15 voice demo songs

Recording

Number of Songs 10

Number of Tracks

Data Capacity approx. 550 KB/Song

Recording Function Yes


Compatible Data Format

Playback SMF (Format 0, 1)

Recording SMF (Format 0)

Overall Controls

Metronome Yes

Tempo Range 5 - 500

Transpose -6 - 0 - +6

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

Scale Type 7 Types

Audio Recorder/Player

Recording Time (max.) 80 minutes/Song

Recording WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)

Playback WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)

Internal Memory approx. 1.3 MB

External Drives USB Flash Drive

Connectivity

Headphones Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)

MIDI In/Out

AUX IN Stereo Mini

AUX OUT [L/L+R] [R] (Standard stereo phone jack)

OUTPUT -

USB TO DEVICE Yes

USB TO HOST Yes

Auto Power Off Yes

Power Supply AC Inlet

Spatial Acoustic Speaker System Yes

Soundboard Resonator -

Amplifiers 30 W x 6

Speakers 8 cm x 3 + 13 cm x 2 + 16 cm x 1

General

Logans Pianos offers Australia wide shipping on all products on our website and our Burwood store. The vast majority of our orders are eligible for free, or $8.95 flat rate shipping. For more details, see below.

We will always do our best to make your order as fast and easy as possible. In most cases, we will process and ship your order next business day. 

For a variety of reasons, sometimes this is not possible. In these cases, we will always notify you by email or phone of the expected lead time the following business day.

International shipping is available for many of the products on our website using courier shipping. See below for details.

Tracking Your Order

You will always be notified by email or phone once your order has been shipped, and will be able to track it using the provided shipping information here.

Returns

If you are looking for our returns policy, please click here

Delivery Options

Logans are pleased to offer a variety of delivery options to our customers so you can choose the shipping method that best suits your needs.

In most cases, you will receive your order in 2-5 business days from the time of your order, but we ask that you allow up to 14 days for delivery, to account for unexpected delays.

Free & Flat Rate Shipping

Most orders over $199 qualify for free shipping.

orders under $199 are eligible for $8.95 flat rate shipping To NSW, VIC and ACT, or $15 flat rate shipping to all other Australian states.

Small products such as books, strings and small accessories may be sent with Australia post, and may not include a tracking number. If tracking is important to you, please choose courier shipping to ensure you will be able to track your order.

We have send tens of thousands of books and accessories in this manner, and very rarely have issues. If your product arrives damaged, or has not arrived within 14 days, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will replace it free of charge. 

Acoustic Pianos, Digital Pianos with a shipping weight of over 80kg, and other products that require specialist delivery services or installation are not eligible for free or flat rate shipping.

Orders to Western Australia do not qualify for free shipping.

In Store Pickup

Most products can be picked up from our Burwood store. If you choose this option at checkout, please wait for us to confirm your products are ready for pickup before pick it up. 

We are able to arrange curbside pickup/click and collect on customer request.

Courier Shipping

Logans are pleased to offer shipping by the following couriers:

  • Australia Post
  • Startrack
  • Couriers Please
  • TNT
  • UPS
  • Clipper Parcels (Sydney Only)

In most cases, the fastest, cheapest and best options to your location will appear at checkout, allowing you to choose the courier and rate that best suits your needs. Sometimes, rural and remote and international areas will not calculate shipping. This doesn't mean we can't ship to you, or even that it's going to be particularly expensive. Generally, we recommend you use flat rate shipping in these cases, but if this is not appropriate, or available for you, please contact us, and we will discuss your options with you. 

Digital Pianos Delivery & Setup

Digital Piano delivery and setup is available in the Sydney Metro area for the cost of $150. Surcharge will apply for stairs, or other difficult delivery.

Additional surcharges apply to deliveries outside of the Sydney Metro area, and will need to be scheduled in advance. Please contact us for an obligation free quote.

As you will have to be home to show the carriers where to set up your piano, we will call to schedule your delivery at a time that is convenient for you. 

Acoustic Pianos Delivery

Logans only work with the best speciality piano carriers in the business - DragonGoninans & Perfect Moves. This ensures that your piano will arrive not only undamaged, but in tune & well regulated as well. As you will have to be home to show the carriers where to place your piano, we will call to schedule your delivery at a time that is convenient for you. 

  • Delivery to Sydney metro area is free to ground level, +$50 for each flight of stairs. 
  • Charges apply to deliveries outside of the Sydney Metro area, and will need to be scheduled in advance. Please contact us for an obligation free quote, or select "Post-paid Piano Shipping" at checkout, and we will call you the following business day to discuss your shipping options. Delivery of pianos outside of Sydney Metro is subject to the scheduling of our long distance shipping partner, Perfect Moves. Typically, this means your piano will be delivered within a month of purchase.

Indicative prices for Melbourne/Brisbane Metro

Upright Pianos: $550

GB1 or GC1: $660

C3 or smaller: $770

C5 or smaller: $880

C7 or smaller: $990

Pre-Orders & Out Of Stock

Out of stock or new release products will generally be available for pre-order. If you pre-order a product online, we will contact you using the details provided your order to give you an ETA the next business day. For most products, this will add less than a week to the delivery time for your order.

In the case of new release products, or some specialty items, lead times can be up to six months. If you would like to know the ETA of a product before pre-ordering, please contact us by email, phone, or using the chat widget and we will give you an ETA.

In all cases, you can cancel a pre-order for a full refund within 30 days. Standard refund conditions apply. Click here to see our refund policy

 

 

*=Note that selecting this option means your shipping costs are not included in the price of your order, and will need to be paid prior to delivery.

 

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