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Yamaha YUS5 Trans acoustic Upright
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Been a while since I posted. Sold my Baldwin SF-10 last June and been without a piano since. Reason I sold the Baldwin was we sold our home and moved to a connected island here in NJ on the Waterfront. April 1st I retired. Although the home is spacious , I really don't want to fill a room with a grand. I know there are some top grade pianos out there but I need a silent piano so I don't drive everyone crazy with all my playing. I also like the recording feature. At the same time I am a bit fussy about tone, clarity etc as many of you know from my previous Estonia 190 experience. I been doing some research and this "transacoustic" large upright seems very interesting and in the general price range I would be willing to spend on a upright. Anyone own one or played one? Opinions? My local dealer has a YUS3 but no YUS5 right now. I thought I could give up piano totally with the big move, but I evidently can not. Thanks for any replies in advance.

PS: If anyone knows of a equivalent piano with these features that would be great to know also.

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Did you post this on the Digital Piano forum as well?

How "finicky" are you and what's your budget? Or, I guess I should say, is the transacoustic in your budget?


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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
Did you post this on the Digital Piano forum as well?

How "finicky" are you and what's your budget? Or, I guess I should say, is the transacoustic in your budget?
The Yamaha NU1X or N1X or Kawai NV5 might meet your needs, but they are not acoustic pianos.

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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
Did you post this on the Digital Piano forum as well?

How "finicky" are you and what's your budget? Or, I guess I should say, is the transacoustic in your budget?

It must be acoustic and have the silent system. I was quoted the YUS5 in the mid to high teens which is doable. Just want to get some feedback. Also they only had the YUS3.

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Hi Mark, I have a 1 year old yus5 silent. I bought it from Rich at Cunningham. I am very happy with it . It was a retirement gift to myself😀. I tried to PM you but it said you were over the limit?
I'm in Philadelphia so not too far from the Jersey shore. If you have any specific questions I would be glad to help.

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Originally Posted by Mark...
It must be acoustic and have the silent system. I was quoted the YUS5 in the mid to high teens which is doable. Just want to get some feedback. Also they only had the YUS3.
The title says transacoustic, the YUS5 is a silent acoustic but it is not transacoustic. That would be a YUS5-TA2 and adds cost. Do you really want the transacoustic feature?

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I don’t remember your saga with the Estonia L190? Could you give me a super short summary? My signature says why I’m interested. Congratulations on your new Transacoustic. I think they’re pretty sweet myself.


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Originally Posted by waltw
Hi Mark, I have a 1 year old yus5 silent. I bought it from Rich at Cunningham. I am very happy with it . It was a retirement gift to myself😀. I tried to PM you but it said you were over the limit?
I'm in Philadelphia so not too far from the Jersey shore. If you have any specific questions I would be glad to help.

I cleared my in box. Is yours the Trans Acoustic?

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Originally Posted by MarkL
Originally Posted by Mark...
It must be acoustic and have the silent system. I was quoted the YUS5 in the mid to high teens which is doable. Just want to get some feedback. Also they only had the YUS3.
The title says transacoustic, the YUS5 is a silent acoustic but it is not transacoustic. That would be a YUS5-TA2 and adds cost. Do you really want the transacoustic feature?


I'm trying to decide about that option.

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Originally Posted by Mark...
I'm trying to decide about that option.
If you price both configurations, I'd be curious to know how much the transacoustic price differs from the silent version.


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Originally Posted by MarkL
Originally Posted by Mark...
I'm trying to decide about that option.
If you price both configurations, I'd be curious to know how much the transacoustic price differs from the silent version.

I will let you know. They have a 2 year zero percent financing till end of July. I'll be hopefully checking them out next week. Haven't played in a year.

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If you are looking for pianos comparable to the Yamaha TransAcoustic series: Kawai now has the Aures series, and Blüthner has the e-Volution.
I haven't tried the Kawai Aures, but I have briefly played on the e-volution 4 years ago. It was nice, but probably not better than the Yamaha TA. It was at the Musikmesse, so side-by-side comparison was not possible.

Yamaha, Kawai and Blüthner all produce both acoustic and digital pianos, so we can assume they know what they are doing with their hybrid instruments. wink


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Originally Posted by patH
If you are looking for pianos comparable to the Yamaha TransAcoustic series: Kawai now has the Aures series, and Blüthner has the e-Volution.
I haven't tried the Kawai Aures, but I have briefly played on the e-volution 4 years ago. It was nice, but probably not better than the Yamaha TA. It was at the Musikmesse, so side-by-side comparison was not possible.

Yamaha, Kawai and Blüthner all produce both acoustic and digital pianos, so we can assume they know what they are doing with their hybrid instruments. wink

Thanks, I was wondering if there were other options in this category.

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Steingraeber had a piano on display at NAMM that was transducer equipped, 2 shows ago. I don’t know if it was a prototype. I suspect it is a special order option.


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Originally Posted by terminaldegree
Steingraeber had a piano on display at NAMM that was transducer equipped, 2 shows ago. I don’t know if it was a prototype. I suspect it is a special order option.

I saw that piano as well, terminaldegree. Fine piano. Nowhere near the range of a YUS-5, but a fine piano.


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