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#2091517 - 05/29/13 05:01 PM Who heard about it? Yamaha TransAcoustic
schwammerl Offline
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Although still in a conceptual phase the Yamaha 'TransAcoustic Piano' looks like a promissing innovation (?): no need of amplifiers/speakers to render the digital sound but use of the soundboard instead as a transducer.

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#2091613 - 05/29/13 08:10 PM Re: Who heard about it? Yamaha TransAcoustic [Re: schwammerl]
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My friend at a dealership told me about that. Sounds very interesting. Could end up with the best of both worlds an acoustic piano and a digital combined using the soundboard as the speaker,
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#2091615 - 05/29/13 08:14 PM Re: Who heard about it? Yamaha TransAcoustic [Re: schwammerl]
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Hasn't Schimmel been doing this for over twenty years? For some reason this technology has yet to make it across the pond to the USA.
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#2091668 - 05/29/13 09:46 PM Re: Who heard about it? Yamaha TransAcoustic [Re: schwammerl]
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Saw and played it at NAMM this year. I think a few of the other forum members played it at that time also. An interesting experiment - my recollection is that you could have the acoustic piano or the digital side, with the sound emanating from the soundboard area, or you could have both sounds simultaneously. I think there was a practical limit as to how loud the transducer-driven side could play.
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