Yamaha has extended its range of Disklavier E3 digital pianos with the DGB1KE3Classic.
While it’s zero marks for the appalling product name, we should look beyond to the specs themselves.
Yamaha has developed a new “Damper Drive System” which makes the E3 Classic more affordable. Yamaha states that, “During playback, direct driving of the dampers provides the same damper effect as the conventional Disklavier,” whilst, “during recording, the damper pedal sensing system records your pedalling precisely.”
The E3 Classic comes with a CD containing over 400 songs so it’s ready to listen to as soon as it arrives.
The built-in amplification system creates a spacious sound that’s ideal for the acoustic sounds the instrument is recreating.
It’s easy to record on the Disklavier and it has enough built-in storage for hundreds of hours of music. It’s even possible to record a MIDI file synchronised perfectly to an audio CD or file on USB memory stick, such as a track from a favourite band.
151cm (5" or 60")
Number of Keys
Key Surfaces – White
Key Surfaces – Black
Non-contact optical fiber/grayscale shutter sensing system for 88 keys(senses the key position, key velocity, and key release velocity)
Damper pedal: Non-contact optical position-sensing system
DSP servo drive system (servo-controlled solenoids)
Prop Safety Stop
Tone Generating Technology
Advanced Wave Memory 2 (AWM2)
Number of Polyphony (Max.)
Normal Voices: 676 Drum Voices: 21 kits total
Set at A=440, tunable ±50 cents in 1-cent increments
Storage and Connectivity
Audio CD (ISO 9600-compliant), Data CD (ISO 9600-Level1-compliant)
USB Flash Memory
Yamaha does not assure the operation of the commercially available USB flash memories. For a list of compatible products, please visit: www.yamaha.com/disklavier
USB Hard Disk
FAT32 format (Yamaha does not assure the operation of the commercially available USB hard disks)
Floppy Disk Drive
3.5" 2DD (720 KB) or 2HD (1.44 MB) floppy disk (Optional)
Local AC current, 120V, 60Hz
Control Unit (1), control unit suspension bracket (1), monitor speaker (1), monitor speaker installation kit (1), speaker cord (1), remote control (1), battery for remote control (2), sample Pianosoft CD software (2), operation manual (1)