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Re: Yamaha AvantGrand N1X - Hands On
Gombessa #2838431 04/12/19 01:46 PM
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Wow. You guys smile

If this was a proper review, I would probably feel the same. But from seeing his videos, it seems he travels all over, presenting on several pianos/organs/harpsichords/celestas/etc. a week.

They don't seem like "reviews" and more like "first impressions," without the benefit of being able to put together a script or prior research it time on the keys. Taking it for what it is, I find myself focused on the experience of being exposed to all of these different instruments I may never see in person in my own lifetime, along with his house clear enthusiasm for the piano. I've seen more obscure grands, glockenspiels, and organs from his channel than anywhere else, and imo it's kind of cool.

It's doesn't bother me a bit that he doesn't know what is under the hood of a hybrid digital.

Well, I think the problem is that he does act like he's a bit of an expert in all things piano, when he's actually more of an "enthusiast" for all things piano. He can play, but his technical understanding of all the instruments he reviews is pretty basic and sometimes well off the mark. I guess we are all lucky because we are aware enough to know what is BS and what isn't, but I do feel sorry for people who are starting out and are getting their information from guys like this.

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I think the problem is that he does act like he's a bit of an expert in all things piano, when he's actually more of an "enthusiast" for all things piano. He can play, but his technical understanding of all the instruments he reviews is pretty basic and sometimes well off the mark. I guess we are all lucky because we are aware enough to know what is BS and what isn't, but I do feel sorry for people who are starting out and are getting their information from guys like this.

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I didn’t want to create a new thread just for this question, so I hope this is still on topic and someone can answer it.

Is the sound from the N1X different from the NU1X? If so, which one do you think sounds better?

From the videos I’ve listened to, I have the impression that the NU1X has a better sound. It sounds more like an acoustic piano than the N1X which sounds more digital. However, since this is my impression from videos, and not real playing, I would like to hear comments from someone who has really played both.

Thank you in advance!

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David B #2838887 04/13/19 10:05 PM
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Cybergene has had both pianos. He returned the NU1X and replaced it with the N1X. He is very happy with the N1X so far.


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Cybergene has had both pianos. He returned the NU1X and replaced it with the N1X. He is very happy with the N1X so far.


I see. It would be great to hear from him, if he feels any difference between the sound quality between the two pianos.

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The CFX and Bosensorfer are four channel samples on the N1X compared to stereo on the NU1X. Whether they are from different sampling sessions is difficult to say. The binaural CFX to my ears is the same.


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The CFX and Bosensorfer are four channel samples on the N1X compared to stereo on the NU1X. Whether they are from different sampling sessions is difficult to say. The binaural CFX to my ears is the same.


So the N1X sound is actually better? I wonder why the sound when recorded doesn’t sound so good.

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Originally Posted by CyberGene
The CFX and Bosensorfer are four channel samples on the N1X compared to stereo on the NU1X. Whether they are from different sampling sessions is difficult to say. The binaural CFX to my ears is the same.


So the N1X sound is actually better? I wonder why the sound when recorded doesn’t sound so good.

Well, if you mean the four channel samples. They are meant for live playing and to sound good through the onboard speakers. When mixed down to stereo it’s not very convincing.


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The CFX and Bosensorfer are four channel samples on the N1X compared to stereo on the NU1X. Whether they are from different sampling sessions is difficult to say. The binaural CFX to my ears is the same.


So the N1X sound is actually better? I wonder why the sound when recorded doesn’t sound so good.

Well, if you mean the four channel samples. They are meant for live playing and to sound good through the onboard speakers. When mixed down to stereo it’s not very convincing.


I see. Thanks!

Re: Yamaha AvantGrand N1X - Hands On
David B #2839532 04/15/19 01:41 PM
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Where do I get an AvantGrand jacket? laugh




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Can we see a pic of the N1X’s underside? Specifically where the usb-to-host and other connections reside. There are no pictures of this area, and I wonder if someone here wouldn’t mind showing us what it’s like down there.

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Originally Posted by Pete14
Can we see a pic of the N1X’s underside? Specifically where the usb-to-host and other connections reside. There are no pictures of this area, and I wonder if someone here wouldn’t mind showing us what it’s like down there.

I see a picture here of that:
https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/pianos/avantgrand/n1x/index.html
Look for the straight-on view, click on it, then hit the + button until it's nice and big, and you can see the master voume, USB port, and two headphone ports, right next to the headphone hook.


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Some of the connectors are really hidden, they are on the left underside facing the floor:
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Thanks, CyberGene. I’d say that’s the perfect location for cables to be hidden from view.

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Originally Posted by TheophilusCarter
Originally Posted by Pete14
Can we see a pic of the N1X’s underside? Specifically where the usb-to-host and other connections reside. There are no pictures of this area, and I wonder if someone here wouldn’t mind showing us what it’s like down there.

I see a picture here of that:
https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/pianos/avantgrand/n1x/index.html
Look for the straight-on view, click on it, then hit the + button until it's nice and big, and you can see the master voume, USB port, and two headphone ports, right next to the headphone hook.


Theo, thanks for the link, but I was referring to the usb-to-host, audio in/out, etc... (see CyberGene’s picture). Having these connections set to the far left (facing down) is good for keeping cables out of sight.

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Originally Posted by Pete14


Theo, thanks for the link, but I was referring to the usb-to-host, audio in/out, etc... (see CyberGene’s picture). Having these connections set to the far left (facing down) is good for keeping cables out of sight.


Ah! Gotcha. smile


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Hi all. I'm still awaiting my N1X - Yamaha just advised my dealer it will now be a few weeks later than expected so looking at mid May I believe. Can I ask, and sorry if it's been asked before, has anyone found a decent cover for the N1X? Or anyone that would make one to size online? Nothing too old fashioned or frilly preferably! laugh

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Dust will form a perfect fitting cover over the piano about 5 seconds after you unpack it smile

Really though, I don’t think any of us have covered it. I just keep a zwiffer duster nearby. It’s such a pretty piano it seems a shame to me to cover it!

And that stinks you have to wait so long! Hopefully the date is worst case.


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Originally Posted by pianokat123
Can I ask, and sorry if it's been asked before, has anyone found a decent cover for the N1X? Or anyone that would make one to size online? Nothing too old fashioned or frilly preferably! laugh


I posted this earlier in the thread. Perhaps it's not what you're looking for, but it works as a great cover.

I purchased this microfiber towel from Amazon that works very well as a cover for the N1X. It's very soft and the piano gets dusted by virtue of covering and uncovering it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075DD6DT9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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What exposure do you need to protect against?
Originally Posted by pianokat123
Hi all. I'm still awaiting my N1X - Yamaha just advised my dealer it will now be a few weeks later than expected so looking at mid May I believe. Can I ask, and sorry if it's been asked before, has anyone found a decent cover for the N1X? Or anyone that would make one to size online? Nothing too old fashioned or frilly preferably! laugh

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