Yamaha S5X. A newcomer with a vintage spirit.
Yamaha’s Acoustic Resonance Enhancement system is the latest milestone in piano making.
What does it consist of? It is a unique system that we use to treat the sides, internal and external, used in the SX Series pianos.
In addition to reducing the moisture content in the wood of these pieces, the A.R.E. produces chemical changes that occur in aged wood under ideal conditions.
Thus, we can enjoy the warm and sweet sound of a “mature” instrument from the first moment.
The benefits of the A.R.E. They have already been tested on the acclaimed Artida YVN500S violin and L and A Series acoustic guitars.
For the first time, A.R.E. hits an acoustic piano, for a unique sound.
Natural, deep, with a splendid resonance and expressive precision even in the most delicate pianissimos.
Hoops: the key to a warm and clear sound
For the SX Series inner and outer rings, Yamaha craftsmen carefully select the wood that best suits the desired sonic character. In construction, the number of sheets that make them up has been reduced, using layers 30% thicker than in the old S Series, to improve the resonance inherent in that wood. This approach has shaped the character of the SX Series pianos, giving them greater richness, clarity and power in the low and mid ranges, while maintaining great balance in the final tone.
New felt for hammers that expands the tonal possibilities.
To achieve the perfect sound, it is essential that the hammers are integrated with the rest of the piano components in the search for a specific character. The SX Series uses a unique felt, developed expressly for these pianos and the result of extensive R&D to achieve the best sound. The incredible elasticity of this felt offers the pianist a very wide dynamic range, with an always clear and musical sound, very balanced throughout the entire range of the instrument. As a musician, the SX Series gives you expressive freedom to achieve your best performance, without compromise.
A reinforced bar that supports the structure and sound of the piano
The great force required to achieve a great fortissimo can even cause the structure to flex slightly, losing energy and distorting the sound. To withstand the interaction of the pianists and achieve the best sound, the piano must have a highly resistant structure. The SX Series has a 20% larger cross-section than the older S Series. This increased strength provides a more stable assembly and reduces unwanted vibrations. The SX Series starts from a solid structure so that the musicality flows.
A harmonic table that vibrates with the interpretation.
Like a violin, a piano is a symphony of subtle curves, but the most important on the piano is one that is not normally seen.
The convex shape of the soundboard, known as the crown.
Its task is to achieve an efficient transmission of the vibrations of the strings to the harmonic table and their transmission to the air as sound waves.
Integrating the artisanal expertise resulting from more than 100 years of experience manufacturing pianos with the most advanced technology.
A harmonic table that vibrates easily has been achieved, for a great sound projection.
For the development of the SX Series, we have used some of the techniques developed for our flagship, the CFX, achieving a soundboard perfectly integrated into the whole of the piano, which will offer a perfect sound in any environment.
Constructed from specially selected European spruce, the SX Series soundboard has been designed to withstand the pressure generated by the strings without losing its shape, ensuring excellent projection and a rich, expressive sound over many years.