Yamaha Yamaha B3 TC3 Transacoustic Upright Piano Polished Ebony

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Yamaha B3 TC3 Transacoustic Upright Piano Polished Ebony

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Yamaha B3 TC3 Transacoustic Upright Piano Polished Ebony
Yamaha's new TC-3 Transacoustic range is specifically designed for the B-Series uprights. Never before has this technology been available in the entry-level acoustic range. This means that these incredible features are available to you for much more affordable prices than ever before!

Why Transacoustic is right for you...
TC-3 pianos use a transducer to convert the sound into vibrations that use the soundboard of the piano to create the rich acoustic sound of world leading concert grand pianos, and other instruments.
This means that you have full control over the volume while still enjoying the rich tonal palette of an amazing acoustic instrument.
It means that you can play in Silent Mode using headphones and never worry about disturbing anyone, day or night.
You can operate TC-3 easily using Yamaha's dedicated Smart Pianist App.
You are able to record your performance to listen back, play duets or create more complex arrangements.
Bluetooth Audio means that you can use the soundboard of the piano as your very own Bluetooth speaker, play along with your favourite artists & make learning easy.
Because it is an acoustic piano, you can also combine the digital voices with the amazing sound of your Yamaha upright piano, allowing for greater flexibility of performances of all genres.
This is the piano of the future, today!!
Pete - Rimmers Music


More about the Yamaha B3 TC3 Transacoustic Upright Piano

TransAcoustic™ pianos are genuine acoustic pianos, equipped with a volume control feature powered by Yamaha’s latest technology. While it’s also possible to play silently through headphones, the TransAcoustic™ Mode allows you to control the volume of your piano, so you can play without disturbing others. Even at low volumes, the soundboard vibrates so you can enjoy the full, physical sensation of natural acoustic sound as you play.


Simply Play your acoustic piano

At its heart, the TransAcoustic™ Piano is a genuine acoustic instrument. For more than a century, Yamaha has crafted pianos that inspire players to develop and express themselves, mirroring their thoughts and feelings with rich sound and reliable quality.

Control the volume as you play

TransAcoustic™ pianos make it possible to play with true acoustic sound under normal circumstances, or to turn on TransAcoustic™ Mode so that you can use the volume control to continue playing without disturbing others. In TransAcoustic™ Mode, your piano becomes a speaker, so you don’t have to wear headphones or deal with bothersome and unsightly cables. Although the sound is now being created digitally, the soundboard still vibrates and the strings and the body of the still resonate, so that you hear the music as well as feeling it through your body. With near-acoustic resonance in TransAcoustic™ Mode, you can continue to make progress in your daily practice without disturbing family members or neighbours.

Play Silently With Headphones

TransAcoustic™ pianos are also equipped with SILENT Mode, so you can plug in headphones and enjoy realistic piano sounds at any time of the day and night, without disturbing anyone—or anyone disturbing you

Use Your Piano As A Speaker!

You can use your TransAcoustic™ Piano as a speaker and enjoy listening to preset songs, recordings of your own performances and even music from your smartphone or other devices via Bluetooth®.* You can also play along with songs streamed from your devices, adding the piano part for ensemble performances. Both the external music and the sound of the piano pass through the soundboard and body of the piano, combining to create a rich resonance. *Unavailable in some areas

Download The Smart Pianist App

TransAcoustic™ pianos are equipped with Bluetooth® MIDI. Download the Smart Pianist app on your smart device and connect wirelessly to your TransAcoustic™ Piano to enjoy simple, intuitive control of your instrument’s features. *Unavailable in some areas.

A Special Transducer for Acoustic Pianos

Conventional transducers are too heavy to install on a piano soundboard; their weight compromises its essential functions. To address this problem, Yamaha developed a transducer exclusively for acoustic pianos. Yamaha’s transducer faithfully reproduces the natural sound of acoustic pianos without inhibiting the functions of the soundboards.

Articulation Sensor System

Both TransAcoustic™ and SILENT Pianos feature Yamaha’s newly developed Articulation Sensor System, which accurately interprets how actual pianos respond to the movements of pianists’ fingers, which are relayed from the keys through the action, causing the hammers to strike the strings. With Yamaha’s proprietary algorithm, the system delivers high-precision simulations of the movements of the hammers at the moment they strike the strings, reproducing every piano sound exactly the way the player intended. These sensors are non-contact, so they do not impact the feel of the piano.

Grand pianos feature sensors on the hammers for more accurately detecting and deciphering a wider range of key motion (e.g., slow keystrokes, quick trills) when the hammers actually strike the strings. Like the key sensors, the hammer sensors are non-contact, so they do not impact the touch of the piano.

Grand Expression Modeling

Grand Expression Modelling is a new feature that faithfully reproduces the tonal variation originating from the inner workings of the piano, such as the way the hammers strike and the dampers contact the strings in response to the player’s touch. This feature detects the force and acceleration of the keystrokes and changes the audio output accordingly in real time, providing the player with the ability to explore subtle tonal nuances, even in TransAcoustic™ or SILENT mode.

Virtual Resonance Modeling

One of the great allures of the grand piano is the sympathetic resonance created by the vibration of the entire instrument. Yamaha’s further advanced Virtual Resonance Modeling technology elaborately reproduces this rich sympathetic resonance*. This technology makes it possible to create richly varied tones by adding sympathetic tones that correspond to the timing and intensity of keystrokes and pedaling to the complex, varied sympathetic tones created when the vibrations of the strings are propagated to other strings and the soundboard. Virtual Resonance Modeling even replicates the sounds the dampers make when they are lifted off the strings, along with the resonance of the aliquot stringing, strings, soundboard, and case. Experience the deep, dynamic resonance that originates from the case of the piano
*Only when the instrument is in Quiet Mode.

Binaural Sampling

Binaural sampling creates the ambience and full, natural resonance of acoustic pianos*, making pianists feel as though they are sitting at a grand piano. Binaural sampling is a method of sampling in which special microphones are placed on a mannequin’s head in the same positions as the pianist’s ears to capture piano sounds the way that they are experienced in reality. Sounds based on binaural sampling deliver an experience so natural that pianists forget they are wearing headphones, no matter how long they continue to play. On these pianos, binaural sampling was used for the Bösendorfer Imperial as well as the Yamaha CFX.
*Only when the instrument is in Quiet Mode.

Add Pizazz to your playing

Equipped with 20 different rhythm types that provide automatic accompaniment with drums and bass.

Two Recording Functions

[Built-in recording function for checking immediately after playing]
Equipped with a built-in recording function for recording at the touch of a button.
[USB flash drive recording to data for computer playback]
A function for recording to a USB flash drive. This function creates audio files that can be saved or played back on computers or burned onto CDs. Recordings are saved in WAV format.

Yamaha B3TC3 Transacoustic Specifications
Control Interface
Keyboard Key Surfaces (White) Acrylic Resin
  Key Surface (Black) Phenolic Resin
Hammer Type B Series Special
Pedal Type Damper/Silencing Pedal/Soft
Design/Architecture Detail
Caster Type Single Caster
Sensor System
Key Sensors Non-Contact continuour detection
electromagnetic inductive sensor
Damper Pedal Continuous Detection Sensor
Soft/Shift Pedal On/Off Detection Sensor
Silencing System
Mechanism Hammer shank stopper operated by
centre pedal
Soundbord Drive System
Mechanism TransAcoustic Technology
Tone Generation Piano Sound Yamaha CFX,Bosendorfer Imperial
  Binaural Sampling Yes (Yamaha CFX, Bosendorfer Imperial)
  VRM Yes
  Grand Yes
  Grand Expression Modeling Yes
  Key-Off Samples Yes
  Smooth Release Yes
Polyphony (Max) 256
Preset Number of Voices 12
Types Reverb Yes
  Brilliance Yes
  Stereo Optimizer Yes (Piano Voices other an 'CFX Grand'
& 'Bosendorfer')
Songs (MIDI)
Preset Number of Preset Songs 12 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classic
Recording Number of Songs 10
  Number of Tracks 2
  Data Capacity (max.) Approx 500KB
Format Playback WAV (44.1KHz, 16 bit, stereo
  Recording WAV (44.1KHz, 16 bit, stereo
Recording/Playback (Audio)
Recording Time (max.) 80 minutes/song
Format Playback WAV (44.1KHz, 16 bit, stereo)
  Recording WAV (44.1KHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Rhythm Patterns 20
Overall Controls Metronome Yes
  Tempo Range 5-500
  Transpose -12 - 0 - +12
  Tuning 414.8 - 440.0 - 466.8Hz
Control Interface Display 7-Seg
Bluetooth Yes (Audio/MIDI) *May not have this functionality depending
on your area. Check with Yamaha dealer
Storage & Connectivity
Storage Internal Memory approx 1.3MB
  External Drives USB Flash Drive
Connectivity Headphones Stereo Mini Jack (x2)
  Aux IN Stereo Mini Jack
  USB to HOST Yes
Power Supply
AC Adapter PA-500 (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
Power Consumption 17W (When using PA-500 AC Adapter)
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