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Yamaha S6X 7' Grand Piano Ebony Polish
Yamaha S6X 7' Grand Piano Ebony Polish
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TRADITION INTO THE FUTURE
At Yamaha, inspiration is born from the blending of traditional craftsmanship, exceptional artistry and modern innovation. The SX Series represents an inspired and evolved approach to premium piano building with exclusively designed components and patented Acoustic Resonance Enhancement treatment. The result is a profound piano experience with an expanded natural tonal palette. Whether on stage, in a conservatory or at home, the Yamaha SX Series produces a rich sound that will inspire players and enchant audiences.
DEDICATION TO THE CRAFT
Each SX Series piano is carefully crafted by seasoned piano technicians of exceptional skill and experience. Advancing a tradition of Japanese craftsmanship, our artisans and engineers orchestrate the creation and assembly of thousands of precision components so they function together in unerring harmony. Overseeing everything from hand-wound bass strings to exclusive felt material development, they ensure every Yamaha piano is imbued with a love of music and mastery of craft.
TIMELESS ACOUSTIC RESONANCE
The acoustic sound of quality wooden instruments evolves and improves over time. Yamaha developed its patented Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.) treatment to recreate this effect in new instruments. A.R.E. is an innovative process that precisely controls temperature, humidity and pressure to transform the molecular structure of the wood — without the use of chemicals. The result is a refined property that gives the wood a maturity well beyond its actual age. The SX Series are the first pianos to incorporate A.R.E., generating uniquely warm, deep and expressive instruments.
A NEWBORN PIANO WITH THE AURA OF A VINTAGE INSTRUMENT
Yamaha’s Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.) is the latest leap forward in the evolution of piano craftsmanship. What is A.R.E.? It’s an original treatment process that we use to season the rims used in SX Series pianos. As well as reducing the moisture content in the wooden rims, A.R.E. induces chemical changes that occur when young wood is aged under optimal conditions. This enables the rims to produce the warm and sweet tones of an instrument matured to perfection. The benefits of A.R.E. have already been proven in Yamaha’s acclaimed flagship Artida YVN500S violin, L Series and A Series guitars. Now, for the first time, A.R.E. comes to an acoustic piano. The seasoned rims of the SX Series give it a sound unlike that of any other piano. A deeply intuitive sound with sustained resonance and the precision to express even the most delicate pianissimo notes.
RIMS- THE KEY TO ACOUSTIC CLARITY AND WARMTH
For the inner and outer rims of the SX Series, Yamaha craftsmen carefully selected wood based on its acoustic characteristics. During construction, they reduced the number of glue layers, using more than 30% thicker wooden materials than those of forerunner S Series pianos, to bring out the inherent resonance of that wood. This approach has shaped the acoustic character of the SX Series, adding richness, clarity, and muscle to the bass and mid-range, while maintaining a warm and inviting overall tone.
NEW HAMMER FELT EXPANDS THE RANGE OF TONAL COLOR
In order to realize the ideal sound, one of the most important factors is that the hammers must complement the piano body. The SX Series employs exclusive hammer felt made with a newly developed formula. Yamaha tested countless prototypes in the quest to find the perfect match for this piano. The superb elasticity of this hammer felt allows the player to achieve clear and beautiful tonal colors, along with well-balanced density across the full range from bass to treble. As a player, you’ll relish the artistic freedom and expressive nuance offered by the SX Series.
STRENGTHENED BACK BEAMS SUSTAIN THE PIANO'S BODY AND SOUND
The huge forces exerted by a powerful fortissimo passage can cause a back frame to bend slightly and lose energy. To withstand such forces and efficiently turn them into richly resonant reverberations, a piano must have a strong back frame. Compared to the forerunner S Series pianos, the back frame beams on the SX Series are around 20% thicker. The extra support they provide results in a more rigid body and less unwanted vibration. The SX Series is built from the bottom up to provide a solid and stable foundation that supports authentic musicality.
A SOUNDBOARD THAT RESONATES WITH THE EMOTIONS OF THE PERFORMER
Like a violin, a piano is a symphony of subtle curves. But the curve that arguably matters most in a piano is one you don’t often see—the convex section of the soundboard known as the crown. The crown’s job is to efficiently transmit the vibrations of the strings from the soundboard into the surrounding air.
Yamaha piano engineers call on generations of know-how and craftsman’s skill to construct soundboards that vibrate easily and achieve powerful projection. In creating the SX Series, Yamaha borrowed techniques used in the flagship CFX for attaching the soundboard, ribs, and bridge. The resulting soundboard assembly is carefully integrated into the piano body, where it delivers outstanding projection throughout any concert venue.
Made from specially selected strong European spruce, the SX Series soundboard is built to withstand stress and retain its shape. Throughout its playing life, it promises to deliver rich overtones, low decay, and a wide range of expressive tonal colors.