Question About Yamaha NU1

Posted by: Jonathan.

Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 08:38 AM

Hello everybody!

This is my first post on this forum, but I have been a long time lurker. I finally decided to take the plunge. I just recently put in an order with my local Yamaha dealer for an NU1 (which they told me is big time back ordered). They told me that mine would arrive sometime in mid July. Needless to say I am excited, but I do have one or two questions that I couldn't find answered here. For anybody who owns one or who has knowledge -- does this digital piano arrive "put together" or is there some assembly required? If so, can the assembly process be explained a little bit to give me a clear idea of what to expect?

I appreciate everything!
Posted by: enzo.sandrolini

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 08:43 AM

Hello Jonathan
I have a NU1 and I can assure you make a good choice
To answer your question: Yes, the NU1 comes in one single piece, no assembly is required...as there is nothing to assemble
It looks like a real DP in one single piece

If you have other questions, don't hesitate to send me a PM

Cheers

By the way,where are you from for having such long delay for being delivered ??
Posted by: 36251

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 08:48 AM

by the time July rolls around, you'll probably wished you never asked that question here. smile
Posted by: enzo.sandrolini

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 08:56 AM

Originally Posted By: 36251
by the time July rolls around, you'll probably wished you never asked that question here. smile


confused why ?
Posted by: EssBrace

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 09:24 AM

Originally Posted By: 36251
by the time July rolls around, you'll probably wished you never asked that question here. smile


Haha. July?! By the time May 9th arrives he'll wish he hadn't asked!
Posted by: EssBrace

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 09:26 AM

Originally Posted By: enzo.sandrolini
Originally Posted By: 36251
by the time July rolls around, you'll probably wished you never asked that question here. smile


confused why ?


Because of all the negativity that will pour forth from people who don't own one and who have probably not even played one - or even seen one!
Posted by: enzo.sandrolini

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 09:27 AM

Originally Posted By: EssBrace
Originally Posted By: 36251
by the time July rolls around, you'll probably wished you never asked that question here. smile


Haha. July?! By the time May 9th arrives he'll wish he hadn't asked!

Please,guys, can you explain why ???
I can understand that this forum trigger lots of Gear Acquisition Syndrome amongst their users...
but 9th of May ???
I have the strange feeling to be awkward
Posted by: enzo.sandrolini

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 09:29 AM

Originally Posted By: EssBrace
Originally Posted By: enzo.sandrolini
Originally Posted By: 36251
by the time July rolls around, you'll probably wished you never asked that question here. smile


confused why ?


Because of all the negativity that will pour forth from people who don't own one and who have probably not even played one - or even seen one!

Humm..you are right, but I think he should listen only to his personal feeling, and to those who owns one (and tested also others)
Posted by: Jonathan.

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 09:34 AM


Quote:
By the way,where are you from for having such long delay for being delivered ??

Thanks so much for the information on assembly. It makes me rest easier because it is a pretty expensive instrument and I definitely wouldn't feel 100% comfortable with myself assembling it if I had to haha!

I am in the North Florida region of the United States. All that my dealer let me know was that Yamaha noted that this model got really popular really quickly, and that they weren't overly prepared for the demand. That being said, I was told the next big batch is coming in July, and then possibly another one in September. It stinks to wait that long, but I figured that I should go ahead and get in line for one!
Posted by: enzo.sandrolini

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 09:46 AM

Honestly Jonathan,
the NU1 is a really really good DP, you won't regret it
I have owned several different brands (in fact all the brands.. grin), and sold them almost all
I kept only the NU1 (which is my favorite) and the Roland FP 80
I have these two ones for different reasons as I think they are complementary

What is your music background ?
why did you choose the NU1 ?
People who like this piano are often used to play on real upright and want to find the same "feeling" on their DP (it is my case)
Posted by: Dave Horne

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 11:49 AM

I just played one for the second time last week. My wife and I were on vacation in Zeeland, a Dutch province, and we walked into a mom and pop music store and there it was.

Even though I own an N3 I will probably buy one just to have as a second piano. I like the fact that the action, an upright action, is slightly more difficult (at least to me) to play when compared to an N3.

It's an excellent piano and had Yamaha offered that first, I would have bought it first. Yamaha was very smart in how they introduced their models with the N3 first followed by the N2, the N1, and then the NU1. I can well imagine the NU1s are back ordered.

Enjoy the NU1! The N1 and NU1 are probably the best when you consider their price point.
Posted by: enzo.sandrolini

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 12:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
I like the fact that the action, an upright action, is slightly more difficult (at least to me) to play when compared to an N3.



I confirm : I really love this Piano BUT it is difficult to play
And indeed, it is the reason why I have chosen it, as by practicing on this piano, I have no probs when I get my lessons with my teacher..
Moreover, I really like its firm action and its sound.
Posted by: 36251

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 01:07 PM

Originally Posted By: enzo.sandrolini
Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
I like the fact that the action, an upright action, is slightly more difficult (at least to me) to play when compared to an N3.



I confirm : I really love this Piano BUT it is difficult to play
And indeed, it is the reason why I have chosen it, as by practicing on this piano, I have no probs when I get my lessons with my teacher..
Moreover, I really like its firm action and its sound.
I played one and firm is not the way I'd describe action. I thought it was a light action but wasn't very easy to play fast and accurate. It feels like the action keeping me from being accurate where as my N2 feels like it my technique if I'm off.

IMO, playing an instrument that is considered "harder" is not the way to improve yourself. Playing a great grand action that inspires you, will prove more helpful - just my thoughts. I'm sure there are many views on this.
Posted by: Dave Horne

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 01:46 PM

36251, we can agree to disagree.

I've played many very fine pianos and while it is great to have an extremely responsive piano for concerts, it always helps to have more technique than the piano is asking for.

I'm sure others can better state this, but for my practicing I want I want to be biking uphill with the wind coming at me.
Posted by: 36251

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 03:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
36251, we can agree to disagree.

I've played many very fine pianos and while it is great to have an extremely responsive piano for concerts, it always helps to have more technique than the piano is asking for.

I'm sure others can better state this, but for my practicing I want I want to be biking uphill with the wind coming at me.
I agree to disagree. I want to be clear, though...a stiff grand action is not the same as an upright action like on NU1. I feel the compensating you must do to get all the notes to play on upright, IMO, might compromise your technique unless you always play on that action. At least gravity on grands responds equally on each note.
Posted by: spanishbuddha

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/08/13 05:13 PM

I also have an NU1 and do not find it easy to play, in the sense of controlling the dynamics. Just like my teachers K3. My playing in this area has improved considerably since getting the NU1 to practice on. Those occasional days when my playing is 'perfect' are just magical and occur more often. Still relatively easy beginners repertoire though.

I also play quite regularly on a friends FP7F. It's a much easier action to use expressively (although I dislike the action for other reasons, and dislike SN), and when I play DP's in stores I now believe they flatter my playing. I can also now play quite confidently and expressively on all those pianos I come across in hotels, practice rooms, care homes and so on, that were last regulated in the 80's.

So it's not perfect, but just what I wanted and needed. In fact all my DP GAS has gone.

For now smile
Posted by: pianocritic

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 05/09/13 07:42 PM

I have played the NU1 quite a bit and I was very impressed with the instrument in that price range. I would think it would be excellent choice for a practice piano or for somewhere where weather conditions are extreme and tuning is a problem. Headphone use would also be a big plus for some one living in an apartment or having a spouse that sleeps when you want to practice. The action did not seem to be a problem for me compared to a traditional console or upright. Anyone who has a lot of moves with their job would really like this as an option.
Posted by: Jonathan.

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 07/13/13 11:38 AM

Hello everyone, I wanted to go ahead and bump my old thread and tell all of you fanatics that...... IT'S ARRIVED! I went down to the piano shop yesterday to have a sneak peak (they deliver it Tuesday!). It's absolutely gorgeous in real life, much more than it is in the pictures I have been looking at near daily ever since placing the order. It immediately took my breath away.






Needless to say, I am super excited. Proud to own a Yamaha NU1! Can't wait to report back to you guys about it. I've worked real hard to make it happen, and a lot had to go right for me to be able to purchase it, but to finally be at the end is exciting.
Posted by: spanishbuddha

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 07/13/13 12:45 PM

Ooh congrats. I hope it gets delivered professionally. Have you actually played one? ... and what is your ability and experience?

It will be nice to see a photo in its home.
Posted by: gvfarns

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 07/13/13 01:46 PM

That is one faaaaiiiiine lookin' piano. I hope it plays as well as it looks. Congrats!
Posted by: Kawai James

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 07/13/13 09:10 PM

Great piano - congrats!
Posted by: Allan W.

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 07/14/13 12:50 AM

Originally Posted By: 36251
by the time July rolls around, you'll probably wished you never asked that question here. smile


So what was this about?

And congrats on the piano and thanks for the update.
Posted by: Dave Horne

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 07/14/13 04:31 AM

Jonathon, congratulations on your new piano! I will most likely buy an NU1 within a year to compliment my N3.

The N1 and NU1 are really the best deals from Yamaha.
Posted by: peterws

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 07/14/13 05:11 AM

The one in our piano shop had a perspex front panel; you could see and hear the action working. But I`m told it was a demonstration model and not for sale. If it was, I might`ve bit . . .
Posted by: Jonathan.

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 07/14/13 04:21 PM

Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
Ooh congrats. I hope it gets delivered professionally. Have you actually played one? ... and what is your ability and experience?

It will be nice to see a photo in its home.


Want to say thank you to everyone for the congrats, I am extremely excited.

A little about my playing experience. I never started young, I actually hated music and wanted nothing to do with it when I Was a kid. My parents wanted to get me involved with an instrument, in band at school, anything to just try it out -- but I wasn't going to bite on any of it -- and I didn't. It wasn't until I was about 17 or 18 that the bell went off in my head. I heard a few songs that had a piano in it, and I fell in love with the beautiful sound the piano makes -- it's so different, crisp and lovely. I told my parents that I wanted to try it out, so I got myself a cheap-o keyboard and began looking at different music and playing small, easy pieces and I absolutely fell in love. As it stands now, I am not traditionally trained. I've kind of meandered around but I plan to start taking proper lessons shortly, however I am not upset at how I've gone about it so far. I've learned so much on my own just from getting used to playing and understanding the piano as a whole a lot more. I also have improved my ear and hear things much better than I used to. That being said, I am still most definitely a student of the piano and likely will always be -- but I appreciate my development and I can't wait to get even better. I played the NU1 a little bit and I absolutely loved the idea of a hybrid piano. I play an acoustic upright right now, and the action of the NU1 feels better than my acoustic (My acoustic was just an old used piano). The NU1 gives the best of both worlds with a great grand piano sound with the action of an upright which I am used to playing. Compact and looks good as well. Absolutely can't wait to progress with it.

Thanks again all. Look forward to becoming a part of this community as well. Will post a few more pictures once it gets in the home Tuesday.
Posted by: Mta88

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 07/15/13 08:20 PM

post picturess... post Recordings of songs maybe? I'm very curious as to how this plays and sounds.

It is priced very competitively.
Posted by: Mta88

Re: Question About Yamaha NU1 - 07/16/13 01:14 AM

Congratulations on the NU1 dude.