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New Yamaha AvantGrand NU1 X #2674776
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There’s a new family member to the Yamaha AvantGrand series. The NU1 X. I came across an article in ‘prweb’. Let’s hope the N1 and N2 will soon follow with an X version as well.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14637862.htm

https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/pianos/avantgrand/nu1x/index.html


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Great sound demands great feel, and the NU1X delivers with a real acoustic upright hammer action that is far more grand-like in its response than that of the NU1, or indeed, of any digital piano on the market today.


It sounds like there isn't a mechanical change to the action, but there are sensor improvements? And I'm assuming they're not claiming that NU1X is more grand-like in its response than the actual AvantGrands?

Speaking of which, I feel the NU1 should really be part of a separate AvantUpright product line, but that doesn't have the same ring to it smile


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Looks like a spec bump and will replace the NU1. Binaural sampling that's in the N3X and Silent-SH has been added to the NU1X, small tweaks to the action, speakers are up from 160W to 180W, and it's now available in a glossy white finish.

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Re: New Yamaha AvantGrand NU1 X [Re: Dutch Dhamma] #2674868
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Interesting.. more competition for kawai novus nv10! Very excited to try it out!!

One question: why does Yamaha choose upright action for avantgrand? If there are no strings, wouldn't grand action be better?

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Re: New Yamaha AvantGrand NU1 X [Re: Osho] #2674881
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Originally Posted by Osho
Interesting.. more competition for kawai novus nv10! Very excited to try it out!!

One question: why does Yamaha choose upright action for avantgrand? If there are no strings, wouldn't grand action be better?

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They don't - all Avant Grands have a grand action. The Yamaha NU isn't an Avant Grand - the U refers to Upright.

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Originally Posted by ando

They don't - all Avant Grands have a grand action. The Yamaha NU isn't an Avant Grand - the U refers to Upright.

According to the Avant Grand page of Yamaha, the NU1X is an Avand Grand :

https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/pianos/avantgrand/

(Even if it seems weird to have the Avand Grand name without the grand action.


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Re: New Yamaha AvantGrand NU1 X [Re: Dutch Dhamma] #2674888
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I was very close to buying a NU1 some time ago but the well known problem of sudden loud notes stopped me. Yamaha has described this is normal in their manual so I need to see whether they have fixed this in the NU1X and this might be my next instrument. I was really impressed with NU1 in the store but I managed to produce this bug without even trying, in the course of regular 10 minutes playing frown

What bothers me though is NU1 was around €4400 if my memory serves me well and the NU1X is more than $7000 and paradoxically they will just replace the US dollar sign with the Euro sign as they usually do although the US dollar is currently very weak compared to the Euro.

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Re: New Yamaha AvantGrand NU1 X [Re: Dutch Dhamma] #2674901
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I have an NU1 which I've been very happy with. It has never shown the sudden loud note problem in my playing, but even so it's not clear if they have added the under key sensor that exists on the N1/2/3. One of the videos suggests they have but the specs remain quiet, although the features description talks of improved grand like touch.

Bluetooth is new, but I already have that via the MD BT01.

10 more voices added including VRM enhancements, hmmm, or ho hum, when I can easily get more with my iPad.

Better acoustic projection. I used a sub at one stage, but day to day practice,who cares.

So, I'm a little underwhelmed at the moment based on a just looking at the release information. Would I change my mind after playing the NU1X in person!?

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A lot of marketing bla bla.
As long as there are no facts concerning mechanical or technical changes, I think it's just an upgrade to be up to date.

I just bought my N1 4 weeks ago. I hope they don't update it as well. But this would then explain the good price I paid for it....

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Originally Posted by Frédéric L
Originally Posted by ando

They don't - all Avant Grands have a grand action. The Yamaha NU isn't an Avant Grand - the U refers to Upright.

According to the Avant Grand page of Yamaha, the NU1X is an Avand Grand :

https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/pianos/avantgrand/

(Even if it seems weird to have the Avand Grand name without the grand action.

Hmmm, you're right, it seems they're fudging their own category now...

This is a new development - prior to the NU1X, the NU1 was not part of the AG lineup. It did not carry the AG tag at all. I think they are bringing it into the fold so that it has a home among a family of similar instruments. Obviously it isn't a grand action, but they clearly have decided that it's close enough - having the same sound engine and features, just with an upright action. When Yamaha began the AG concept, they certainly were pushing the idea that the grand idea was to do with the authentic grand action along with the grand multichannel samples.

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Originally Posted by ando

Hmmm, you're right, it seems they're fudging their own category now...
............ When Yamaha began the AG concept, they certainly were pushing the idea that the grand idea was to do with the authentic grand action along with the grand multichannel samples.


If they are going to include uprights in the range, they should rebrand the whole series without the word 'grand' in it. In any case, the 'avant' part is daft, outdated and inappropriate. Marketing should put their thinking caps on.


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Originally Posted by toddy

If they are going to include uprights in the range, they should rebrand the whole series without the word 'grand' in it. In any case, the 'avant' part is daft, outdated and inappropriate. Marketing should put their thinking caps on.

I think I understand your reasoning based on the AG series having a grand key action. However, to counter, the NU1 already had, and now the NU1X has too and more, some grand voices. Maybe that's their justification? But whatever sells sells and confusion might help!

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Well, that's true, but what about the 'Avant' bit? It's not very good, is it? Japanese marketing departments do better with numbers than names for branding. DX7 sounds pretty good but Avant Grand sounds silly.....like some of the car names: Datsun Cherry, Nisan Sunny, Daihatsu Applause and the Mitsubishi Toppo - they manage to miss the mark somehow, no matter how well designed, engineered and built they may be.


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offtopic, but could this be language dependent or a cultural thing? Since English is not my native language, I don't see anything wrong in Datsun Cherry, Nissan Sunny and Daihatsu Applause smile And as a similar example, the Spanish brand SEAT name their cars after cities. While the actual Spanish city names sound kind of OK to me, it's a common joke theme between me and my friends to come up with some imaginary car names that are after Bulgarian cities because most of Bulgarian city names sound like something very stupid, rural, redneck, etc. laugh Which I guess might not be felt this way by a foreigner...

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Re: New Yamaha AvantGrand NU1 X [Re: ando] #2675032
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Originally Posted by ando
Originally Posted by Osho
Interesting.. more competition for kawai novus nv10! Very excited to try it out!!

One question: why does Yamaha choose upright action for avantgrand? If there are no strings, wouldn't grand action be better?

Thanks
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They don't - all Avant Grands have a grand action. The Yamaha NU isn't an Avant Grand - the U refers to Upright.


Thanks. Good to know - I missed that other AvantGrands are real grand actions.

I think this is a bit misleading to call NU series "anything Grand" without the Grand action. Buyer beware!

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Originally Posted by CyberGene
offtopic, but could this be language dependent or a cultural thing? Since English is not my native language, I don't see anything wrong in Datsun Cherry, Nissan Sunny and Daihatsu Applause smile.


There's nothing wrong with these names exactly. It's just funny because so much investment goes into getting the image right with high profile brands, but your average aspirational car driver in the UK is not going to feel better about himself if he has to tell his friends that he drives a 'Cherry' a 'Sunny' or an 'Applause'. It's all cultural as you say, but those names just sound so wide of the mark. Mind you, Renault were stretching it with 'Twingo' but they got away with it, presumably on the grounds of gallic panache. The British did well to bags Jaguar when they did.


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Originally Posted by toddy
The British did well to bags Jaguar when they did.

I await with not-so-bated breath a car (USA = automobile) named after other big cats: A Tiger, a Lion (or Lioness, we mustn't be sexist in PW), a Leopard, an Ocelot, a Cheetah, a Puma, a Cougar.....hold on, the last two have been used.

OK, how about a Chevvy Cat? thumb


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I'd be surprised if they hadn't all been used already one way or another in the auto industry. Felines are such an obvious winner: power, form, elegance, streamline, sexiness, danger. Etc.

Feline is a good name: Ford Feline. Could be worth billions.

PS I like Chevy Cat......very chunky, sounds like a line for an urban 4x4........we should go into the image consultancy business. smile

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Originally Posted by CyberGene
offtopic, but could this be language dependent or a cultural thing? Since English is not my native language, I don't see anything wrong in Datsun Cherry, Nissan Sunny and Daihatsu Applause smile And as a similar example, the Spanish brand SEAT name their cars after cities. While the actual Spanish city names sound kind of OK to me, it's a common joke theme between me and my friends to come up with some imaginary car names that are after Bulgarian cities because most of Bulgarian city names sound like something very stupid, rural, redneck, etc. laugh Which I guess might not be felt this way by a foreigner...


What's wrong wi British town/place names? Ideal for cars, babies, pianos . . . "Hemel Hempstead Boudoir", (cheap grand) or, "Barrow in Furness Pub Classic " (upright, minus the front panel with a dummy pint of beer and fag end stuck to what remains of the case). . . . . . . .

I won't mention Hampstead Heath . . .


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Originally Posted by CyberGene
SEAT name their cars after cities. While the actual Spanish city names sound kind of OK to me, it's a common joke theme between me and my friends to come up with some imaginary car names that are after Bulgarian cities because most of Bulgarian city names sound like something very stupid, rural, redneck.


You pinpointed another curious phenomenon in naming there. As you say and Peter implies, the names of one's own villages and cities tend to sound common or comical. But for some reason, the USA is different when it comes to place names: l left my heart in San Francisco, By the time I get to Phoenix, In my mind I'm going to Carolina, 461 Ocean Boulevard, Route 66.

I left my heart in Brighton, By the time I get to Norwich, In my mind I'm going to Bedford, 461 Seaview Avenue, the M4.........these UK equivalents don't have quite the same cachet.


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Because of the song or the composer or the text or the rhythm?

Everything is possible if it' s keeping your foot tap.

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Originally Posted by tangothomas
Because of the song or the composer or the text or the rhythm?

Everything is possible if it' s keeping your foot tap.



Oh, no, nothing to do with rhythm 😀 and you could certainly tap your foot to 'I left my heart in Brighton'. It's just that, in these cases, familiarity breeds contempt, as the old saying goes.......although it's more a case of derision than contempt. Local places just sound so cozy and familiar, and so can't make good songs unless you're being ironic like Hatfield and the North or the Kinks, maybe.

.....the Beatles: Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields.........oh well, I've just destroyed my own argument.


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Originally Posted by toddy
Originally Posted by CyberGene
SEAT name their cars after cities. While the actual Spanish city names sound kind of OK to me, it's a common joke theme between me and my friends to come up with some imaginary car names that are after Bulgarian cities because most of Bulgarian city names sound like something very stupid, rural, redneck.


You pinpointed another curious phenomenon in naming there. As you say and Peter implies, the names of one's own villages and cities tend to sound common or comical.

Ham Sandwich is in Kent (UK):
http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/01/98/31/1983152_0a7b3fd7.jpg

Actually, they are two different villages, but how can anybody resist? grin


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Originally Posted by bennevis
Ham Sandwich


Well yes, but Ham Sandwich is a joke all on its own.....I'm thinking more of things like Weston Super Mare, Scunthorpe and East Grinstead which are somehow comical merely for existing. I have to admit there's a large dose of English class conscoiusness underlying this, if not snobbery, inverted or otherwise.

Sorry, this has got a little away from the original question.


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NU1X manual is available.

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When playing the same key repeatedly and quickly or playing a trill continuously for a long time, a sound louder than expected (considering your playing strength) might very occasionally occur.

This might be caused by the mechanical structure of the keys and the action; this is normal, but only very seldom occurs.


Well, thanks, but no, thanks.


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Re: New Yamaha AvantGrand NU1 X [Re: Dutch Dhamma] #2675384
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This was rather surprising so I checked in the manual.

Here is something else I found in the manual:

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Problem:
The pitch and/or tone of the Piano Voices in
certain ranges do not sound right.

Possible Cause and Solution:
The Piano Voices attempt to precisely simulate actual piano sounds. However, as a
result of sampling algorithms, overtones in some ranges may sound exaggerated,
producing a somewhat different pitch or tone. This is normal, and no cause for concern.


Certain ranges sounding not right is "no cause for concern" according to the AvantGrand NU1X Owner's Manual!

Who wants to spend $7000 for these algorithms?

Osho




Last edited by Osho; 09/14/17 10:57 PM.

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