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Re: Yamaha AvantGrand N1X - Hands On
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Still (at least) 2 weeks to go for me

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Originally Posted by pianokat123
I received a text message today saying my N1X has arrived earlier than expected and is ready for delivery - TOMORROW! Excited is an understatement laugh

And????

Re: Yamaha AvantGrand N1X - Hands On
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I received a text message today saying my N1X has arrived earlier than expected and is ready for delivery - TOMORROW! Excited is an understatement laugh

And????

pianokat123 is still playing. It's like that the first days with N1X, you can't get enough smile


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Re: Yamaha AvantGrand N1X - Hands On
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Wow! I had my N1X delivered today and it truly is amazing! Wonderful sound through the headphones too. In fact I thought the sound was coming from the piano when I first tried them on, the binaural sampling is very impressive. I'd go as far to say the sound is even better than through headphones than the instrument itself. I have the Sennheiser HD6xx headphones (purchased through Massdrop thanks to recommendations from this page).

My kids were too interested in the piano to let me play properly until they were in bed, although I've had a good 1-2 hours on it now (it's 9pm here in Australia) and I am very pleased with my purchase. I use a Yamaha C2 in my teaching studio and it's a beautiful instrument, the N1X isn't exactly the same as the C2 (obviously) but the action is pretty close. I think I probably just need to get used to the sound the N1X makes - it is a digital instrument after all. The bass is impressive.

I'm rambling a little! Will post more as the days go on.
Hopefully this image works: [img]https://imgur.com/a/hoy06ui[/img]
We are re-arranging photo frames and furniture so the wall above is screaming for a nice big print!

Oh and FYI I actually really dislike cats smile dogs are much better!

Re: Yamaha AvantGrand N1X - Hands On
pianokat123 #2843711 04/30/19 09:14 AM
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Beautiful room and nice piano too smile


All these years playing and I still consider myself a novice.
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David B #2843734 04/30/19 10:56 AM
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Expected delivery ... Late june! frown


Congratulations.

Sorry you have to wait so long. Hopefully, you'll get it earlier. I received mine a few weeks earlier than anticipated. It was a pleasant surprise.

God bless,
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Thanks!
Waited a couple of months first reviews, all from you guys... have to wait a couple more to feel as happy as you, lucky N1X owners, are.
Hope to have an early pleasant surprise too!


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Originally Posted by pianokat123
I'd go as far to say the sound is even better than through headphones than the instrument itself.


I prefer the CFX binaural sample also. It seems to be a bit brighter compared to the multi-channel CFX sample. While the speaker system on the N1X is nice, I augment it with external studio monitors. I can plug in my headphone jack and listen to the binaural sample through the external monitors and I wish I could get that same sound through the internal speakers.

I still find myself defaulting to the N1X CFX and Bosendorfer over my expensive VSL samples. I'm very impressed with Yamaha's product overall.

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Re: Yamaha AvantGrand N1X - Hands On
David B #2843740 04/30/19 11:06 AM
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When I play with the binaural samples through the headphones, I can hear every little detail in the sound, I can hear resonances, I can hear the pedal "loom", etc. With speakers it's a bit muffled. I'm not sure if one is better or the other because, as I said previously, the ultra detailed piano sound we're sometimes used to is the one we hear in recordings with close miking and not the one we hear when we play real grand pianos. Whenever I've played real grand pianos it was rather muffled and dull to me as a player. But the binaural samples are supposed to be what a player hears, so I might be wrong that the sound through the speakers is the realistic sound of a real CFX. Maybe the real beast isn't muffled at all but is rather bright and punchy even for the player. Who knows.

Anyway, with my neighbors complaining about playing through speakers at proper volume, I have almost no choice, so binaural and headphone it is...

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Originally Posted by pianokat123
Wow! I had my N1X delivered today and it truly is amazing! Wonderful sound through the headphones too. In fact I thought the sound was coming from the piano when I first tried them on, the binaural sampling is very impressive. I'd go as far to say the sound is even better than through headphones than the instrument itself. I have the Sennheiser HD6xx headphones (purchased through Massdrop thanks to recommendations from this page).

My kids were too interested in the piano to let me play properly until they were in bed, although I've had a good 1-2 hours on it now (it's 9pm here in Australia) and I am very pleased with my purchase. I use a Yamaha C2 in my teaching studio and it's a beautiful instrument, the N1X isn't exactly the same as the C2 (obviously) but the action is pretty close. I think I probably just need to get used to the sound the N1X makes - it is a digital instrument after all. The bass is impressive.

I'm rambling a little! Will post more as the days go on.
Hopefully this image works: [img]https://imgur.com/a/hoy06ui[/img]
We are re-arranging photo frames and furniture so the wall above is screaming for a nice big print!

Oh and FYI I actually really dislike cats smile dogs are much better!




Congratulations!

Nice piano in a charming and elegant house.

I am reaching out to the dealer to see if there's any chance to have the piano delivered earlier than the late Jun ETA. fingers crossed

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Originally Posted by pianokat123
Wow! I had my N1X delivered today and it truly is amazing! Wonderful sound through the headphones too. In fact I thought the sound was coming from the piano when I first tried them on, the binaural sampling is very impressive. I'd go as far to say the sound is even better than through headphones than the instrument itself. I have the Sennheiser HD6xx headphones (purchased through Massdrop thanks to recommendations from this page).

My kids were too interested in the piano to let me play properly until they were in bed, although I've had a good 1-2 hours on it now (it's 9pm here in Australia) and I am very pleased with my purchase. I use a Yamaha C2 in my teaching studio and it's a beautiful instrument, the N1X isn't exactly the same as the C2 (obviously) but the action is pretty close. I think I probably just need to get used to the sound the N1X makes - it is a digital instrument after all. The bass is impressive.

I'm rambling a little! Will post more as the days go on.
Hopefully this image works: [img]https://imgur.com/a/hoy06ui[/img]
We are re-arranging photo frames and furniture so the wall above is screaming for a nice big print!

Oh and FYI I actually really dislike cats smile dogs are much better!



Congratulations on your N1X! It looks beautiful at your place. And great choice with the Sennheiser HD6XX!


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Beautiful room and nice piano too smile


Yep. The piano and decor look fantastic together.

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Originally Posted by HwyStar

Nice video! So Cunningham Piano finally got its N1X. My local Yamaha store also just got its N1X too only a few days ago. I will be going in the next few days to try it out.


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Are the speakers ‘much more powerful’?
Also, Mr. Chow says that it plays like a concert grand. Can a baby action truly play like a concert grand action?

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Originally Posted by Pete14
Are the speakers ‘much more powerful’?
Also, Mr. Chow says that it plays like a concert grand. Can a baby action truly play like a concert grand action?


My thoughts exactly.

However, I've never played a concert grand piano.

The N1X felt pretty comparable to the Yamaha baby grands that were on the showroom floor where I bought my N1X. I think in his enthusiasm for the instrument Mr. Chow is exaggerating a bit.

Although, maybe to him it does feel like a concert grand. He certainly would know.

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Why would the action be much different between a baby grand and a concert grand?

I had the opportunity to play a 9' Steinway when I was out piano shopping. Though it sounded very different to me, it didn't feel much different than other Steinway's I'd played at the store (not Steinway store I should note, it was an independent store that sold them used.)


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BTW, quick update, tech coming out Wednesday afternoon to examine the piano to see if it's a replacement or repair deal at this point. Pretty convinced it's a replacement, but I'm no expert. Will be nice to have a whole piano again. With the fallboard off the speakers don't sound nearly as good. I image a) because sound is coming from somewhere it normally wouldn't and b) I think the fallboard acts as part of the speaker box, so the bass response is quite poor right now.


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My question is: who is the Mr. Chow everyone is referring to?


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Originally Posted by Chrispy
BTW, quick update, tech coming out Wednesday afternoon to examine the piano to see if it's a replacement or repair deal at this point. Pretty convinced it's a replacement, but I'm no expert.

Hopefully a replacement will also solve your headphone amp problem.

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Are the speakers ‘much more powerful’?
Also, Mr. Chow says that it plays like a concert grand. Can a baby action truly play like a concert grand action?

We know that the Millennium III is the action in the Kawai Novus NV10 and we know what acoustic pianos the NV10 is used in. What is the action in the Yamaha AvantGrand N1X and how do we know that action is only in Yamaha baby grands?

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My question is: who is the Mr. Chow everyone is referring to?

I assumed they are referring to Hugh Sung.


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