b3E SC2 Silent Upright Piano
Yamaha b3E SC2 Silent Upright Piano

Yamaha b3E SC2 Silent Upright Piano

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Yamaha b3E SC2 Silent Upright Piano.

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. Silencing system has been added to this b3. This is an SC2 type SILENT Piano.

What is SILENT Piano?

When the SILENT Piano 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 Silencing System is unsurpassed, allowing 24hr 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.

Two World-Renowned Piano Sounds

You can play SILENT Piano SC2 type with the voices of CFX, Yamaha's finest concert grand piano, and Bösendorfer's legendary Imperial. All 88 keys are sampled individually. 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.

10 Various Voices

SILENT Piano SC2 type offers total 10 pre-installed sounds such as electric pianos, harpsichord, organs, strings, choir, and synth pad, allowing you to select the ideal voice to match your preferred musical genre.

Rich resonance and subtle accurate reproduction

CFX Binaural Sampling

Yamaha's advanced binaural sampling technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha's acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with 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.

VRM physical modeling the distinctive reverberation generated by the entire body of a concert grand piano

In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. This phenomena is reproduced perfectly through enhanced Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). The original VRM calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next, and timing and depth of damper pedals pressed. The enhanced VRM now also calculates aliquot resonance in the upper octaves, and the full resonance of the soundboard, rim, and frame. This technology allows for vivid, bright, richly-varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.

Stereophonic Optimizer (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand)

Stereophonic Optimizer is an effect which reproduces the natural sound distance, like with the sound of Binaural Sampling, even though you are listening to it on headphones. When one of the Piano Voices other than CFX Grand is selected, the Stereophonic Optimizer is enabled.

Smooth Release-From staccato to legato, superbly expressive sound that responds to the player's touch

Featuring Yamaha Smooth Release technology, SILENT Piano SC2 type offers the crisp tone heard when playing staccato as well as the lingering sound produced by releasing the keys more. This provides finely-nuanced response to the pianist's playing.

Key-Off samples

The moment a pianist's fingers are lifted from the keys of a grand piano, subtle changes occur in the instrument's tone as the damper is lowered onto the strings to mute its sound. Key-Off samples features actual recordings of these changes, offering a faithful reproduction of the most subtle changes in the piano's sound, allowing for a more realistic performance.

Unique Yamaha technology retains the all-important touch of the piano
Key sensors

Under each of the 88 keys is a Yamaha-unique continuous-detection grey-scale shutter key sensor. These sensors detect the movement of the keys continually, allowing natural musical expression even when the piano is in SILENT Piano function. Since they do not come into contact with the keys, these sensors do not affect the feel of the keyboard in any way.

Quick escape system

Grand piano with SILENT Piano SC2 type features a quick escape system that allows the sound muting mechanism to be fitted to a grand piano without sacrificing any of the playability or musical expression demanded of such instruments in an acoustic performance. This system allows optimal separation to be obtained between the hammers and strings by adjusting the distance between the hammers and strings, ensuring that the feel of the keyboard stays in the best possible condition whether playing acoustically or with the sound muted.

General functions

Smart Pianist App

The smart device app "Smart Pianist" (available as a free download) enables you to use the functions such as selecting Voices, controlling the metronome intuitively with the visualized interface, or display the score on your smart device.

The UD-WL01 USB Wireless LAN Adapter (sold separately) is required to use Smart Pianist over a wireless connection.

Sophisticated & simple design of the control panel

The control unit has been given a sophisticated design that unobtrusively blends with the piano itself. Moreover, the simple controllers allow you to operate the instrument easily.

Connection terminals

The USB TO HOST terminal allows you to connect to a computer or portable device and record high-quality audio without the need for an additional interface. AUX IN allows listening the sound from the external devices (sound source modules and music players).

Built-in recording and play back functions

SILENT Piano SC2 type can record one song in the internal memory. Additionally, connecting commercially available USB memory to the unit allows you save recording data, and play back songs.


Simple and compact headphones that come with SILENT Piano SC2 type let you enjoy professional-grade sound quality.


SILENT Piano SC2 type has a built-in metronome that can be used in SILENT Piano function so that players can listen to precise rhythm while they play.



Width 152 cm (59 3/4")
Height 121 cm (47 3/4")
Depth 62 cm (24 1/2")
Weight 241 kg (541 lb)

Control Interface

Keyboard Key Surfaces - White : Acrylic resin, Key Surfaces - Black : Phenolic resin
Hammer Type b Series Special
Pedal Type Damper/Muffler/Soft

Design/Architecture Detail

Caster Type : Single Caster

Sensor System

Key Sensors - Non-contact continuous detection optical sensor
Damper Pedal - Continuous detection sensor
Soft/Shrt Pedal - On/Off detection

Silencing System
Mechanism - Hammer shank stopper operated by centre pedal


Tone Generation

Piano sound - Yamaha CFX Bösendorfer Imperial
Binaural Sampling - Yes (CFX Grand Voice only)
VRM - Yes
Key-off Samples - Yes
Smooth Release - Yes
Polyphony (max.) 256
Preset - Number of Voices - 10


Reverb - Yes
Brilliance - Yes
Stereophonic Optimizer - Yes (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand)

Songs (MIDI)

Number of Preset Songs - 10 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
Recording - Number of songs - 1
Data Capacity - Approx. 550 KB


Playback - SMF (Format 0, Format 1)
Recording - SMF (Format 0)
Recording/Playback (Audio)
Recording Time (max.) : 80 Minutes/Song


Playback : WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Recording : WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit stereo)


Overall Controls

Metronome : Yes
Tempo Range : 5 - 500
Transpose : - 6 - 0 - +6
Tuning : 414 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)

Storage and Connectivity

Internal Memory : approx. 550 KB
External Drives : USB flash Drive


DC IN : 16 V
Headphones : Stereo mini jack (x2)
AUX IN : Stereo mini jack

Power Supply

AC Adaptor : PA-300C (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
Power Consumption : 11 W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
Auto Power Off : Yes


Included Accessories

AC adaptor*
Power cord*
Headphone hanger
Attachment screws for headphone hanger
Owner's Manual
* May not be included depending in your area.

Separately Sold Accessories

USB wireless LAN adaptor (UD - WL01)
Wireless MIDI adaptor (UD - BT01)

This piano is delivered free of charge to the ground floor within our local area - please call 01209 714353 to discuss.

Yamaha b3E SC2 Silent Upright Piano

web price £5699.00


(RRP £7448.00 )


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