Canadian Music Trade - August-September 22 | Page 41
Yamaha 2022 CFX Concert GrandPiano Yamaha has introduced the next generation oftheCFX,a handcrafted concert grand piano designed tomeld tradition and innovation . Compared the original 2010 model , the updated CFX combines minor changes , such as all three legs now having locking castors , and more substantial improvements , such as the reshaped soundboard .
On the CFX , utilizes what it terms the “ Unibody Concept ,” which it says minimizes loss of expressivity tween the piano ’ s keys and listener . The CFXusesYamaha’sbe-
A . R . E . ( Acoustic Resonance Enhancement ) technologyto treat the rims and back posts . This wood-reforming orming process uses moisture control , temperature manipulation ation ,and pressure to enhance the natural tonal characteristicsofthe wood . According to the company , A . R . E . diminishesunwanted damping of vibrations , which can help emulatethewarmrichtimbres found in decades-old instruments .
On the new model , the shape and width oftheCFX’ssoundboardhavebeenmodifiedtoimprovetransmission,whichthecompanysays creates a richer and more resonant mid-bass sound with a wider dynamic range .