Yamaha Silent™ Pianos

What is a Silent Piano™?

Silent Pianos™ combine the best of Acoustic and Digital Pianos. Our prime goal is to ensure that we provide a beautiful acoustic piano, built with the knowledge and skills of over 100 years of Yamaha piano history. Then we add our market leading Silent Piano™ technology to enable the piano to be played silently using headphones.

When the silent function is activated, the hammers will no longer hit the strings and instead, a highly sophisticated sensor-technology captures all movements of the keys and sends them to the digital tone module. Play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others. The Yamaha Silent System is unsurpassed, allowing 24-hour practice as well as possessing many other features including a range of pre-installed sounds, being able to record your own performances or connecting mobile devices to use the latest Apps. Yamaha, the world's leading provider of sound muting technology offers two new Silent Piano systems, each with different levels of operation and quality of sound available when in silent mode.


Practicing anytime, night or day, without disturbing others or being disturbed gives Silent Piano owners a huge advantage. Yamaha's patented Quick Escape Mechanism™ (GP only) lets you play with the same touch and feel in both acoustic and silent modes. The totally convincing illusion of sitting at a concert grand in a recital hall is created through headphones by the binaurally sampled Yamaha CFX piano (SH) . A variety of great instrument sounds are included too, as well as a metronome and transpose feature. There's MIDI of course for expansion and, in silent mode customizable brilliance and different reverb types.

All SH models come with an incredible Silent Piano™ sound when heard via headphones. They are the first in the Silent Piano™ industry to be equipped with a sound sampled from the Yamaha CFX full-size concert grand piano using state of the art binaural sampling techniques. This sampling technology delivers a three-dimensional sound like nothing you have heard through headphones before: the illusion of sitting in front of a concert grand piano. The sound through headphones is so realistic, you may even have to remove your headphones to check that you really are practicing silently. The SH system features a range of unique technologies such as 256 note polyphony, 256MB wave-ROM and individual sampling for all keys to provide the world-class Silent Piano™ sound.

The Yamaha SH Silent system™ is the first and only system in the industry to be equipped with an incredible sound sampled from the new Yamaha CFX full-size concert grand piano. Yamaha's SG2 type Silent PianoTM is equipped with a sample from the Yamaha CFIIIS full-size concert grand piano.


When the silencing function has been engaged and keys are struck, hammer shank stoppers move into place to prevent the hammers from striking the strings. While the piano is outwardly silenced, the movement of the keys and other performance information are picked up by optical sensors and converted to digital data by a tone generator. Digitally sampled acoustic sound is then sent to stereo headphones for the player to enjoy in complete privacy.

For the first time ever the Silent Pianoâ„¢ offers sound sampled from the Yamaha CFX full concert grand piano, supporting the beauty of its clear, vivid tones with the power of this renowned instrument. Yamaha's first model with binaural sampling system, enabling reproduction of natural and three-dimensional sound.

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To find out more about the Yamaha Silent Pianos, contact one of our Yamaha Piano Specialists below.