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In this article, Bonners' piano expert Tony White takes a closer look at the Yamaha NU1XA hybrid piano – a top-of-the-line instrument blending the best of traditional and modern music technology. We'll cover its features, sound quality, and overall performance, and you can dip into some examples from our in-depth video to hear the NU1XA in action.

Unveiling the Sound

First things first, check out the video section below to hear the beautiful sound of the Yamaha CFX concert grand piano. It's the initial impression you'll get when you fire up the NU1XA.

What is a Hybrid Piano?

Hybrid pianos like the NU1XA mix the mechanics of a classic acoustic piano with digital technology to give you an authentic playing experience. They also come with nifty features like headphone support, recording capabilities, and wireless connectivity.

One great thing about hybrid pianos is that they don't need tuning like traditional ones do. Since the sound is electronic, you won't have to worry about tuning it regularly. Plus, it's lighter and easier to move around your home.

The NU1XA is the latest model in Yamaha's line of hybrid upright pianos, following the NU1 (2013) and NU1X (2017). It's got improvements all around while keeping that classic upright piano look we all love.

In addition to the CFX piano sound, the NU1XA also offers the softer tones of the Bosendorfer Imperial piano. This gives you a wide range of musical options to explore, whether you're into jazz, classical, or pop music. Check it out in the video clip below.

One of the things that really sets the NU1XA apart is its responsiveness. It's super-sensitive to your touch, thanks to special sensors that capture every little detail of your playing. This means you can really let your emotions shine through when you're playing.

And let's not forget about the pedals! They feel just like the ones on a grand piano, giving you full control over your performance. Whether you're gently pressing or going all out, the NU1XA's got you covered.

Loaded with Features

Beyond its amazing sound and feel, the NU1XA comes packed with great features. There's a touch panel for easy settings adjustments, a variety of instrument voices to play around with, and even a built-in metronome and recorder for practicing or recording your music.

You can control everything right from your smartphone using Yamaha's SmartPianist app, thanks to the NU1XA's wireless Bluetooth connectivity. Just remember, though, using wireless headphones isn't recommended due to some technical issues.

And to top it all off, the NU1XA comes in two stylish finishes – polished ebony and polished white – so you can choose the one that suits your home decor best.

Final thoughts

In short, the Yamaha NU1XA is a fantastic alternative to traditional acoustic pianos. With its amazing sound quality, responsive touch, and modern features, it's perfect for musicians of all levels.

Try the NU1XA at Bonners Piano Centres

If you're interested in trying out the NU1XA for yourself, head over to Bonners Piano Centres. We've got showrooms in Eastbourne, Reigate and Milton Keynes where you can test this piano out, compare it with others, and see if it's the right fit for you.

And if you need any help or advice, our expert team is there to lend a hand. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, we'll help you find the perfect piano for your needs.

Watch our Buyers' Guide video in full