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DC6II
DC6II Image6' 11" Disklavier Grand
Features  Specifications  Accessories  
Yamaha designed and manufactured to be a Disklavier piano
Unlike the after-market retrofit systems available for installation into pre-existing pianos, this instrument was designed and manufactured to be a Disklavier piano. The structure and integrity of the piano has not been compromised, in order to incorporate the Disklavier record/playback systems. Rigid quality control standards are maintained by having all work performed by hightly skilled factory craftsmen, using components manufactured by Yamaha.

U/L listed
This Disklavier piano is Underwriters Laboratories (U/L) listed. The customer can rest assured that the product is completely safe, when used in a normal and customary manner, regardless of location.

Touch and sound of a real acoustic piano
Using floppy disks as a recording medium, this digital device plays a high-quality acoustic piano during playback, ensuring that tonal irregularities, noise and distortion typically found in audio recordings of a piano, are completely avoided. The owner enjoys hearing the beauty of "true" sound from a high-quality acoustic piano, instead of a "recording" of one.

Optical sensors
Fast and accurate optical sensors ensure that every nuance of even the most demanding performance is recorded, providing faithful playback - time and time again.

Song playback
Can be repeated, randomized between two specified points, or started from a specified point in the song.

A selection of favorite songs
On a disk can be compiled into a sequence program.

Auto Disk Play
For timer-controlled playback.

Built-in metronome
For practice playing and recording.

Edit Mode
The following note parameters can be changed in Note Edit mode: pitch, velocity, length, and timing. Missed notes can be inserted in a song while in Insert mode. Punch-in/punch out recording.

MIDI functions
This instrument has a wide range of MIDI functions that allow recording and playback with an external MIDI sequencer, and Ensemble song composition using external tone generators, synthesizers, etc.

Seasoned for Destination
Yamaha specifically seasons this piano for the U.S. market. The tuning stability, finish and overall musical integrity are enhanced over the long life expected of a fine piano.

Permanent Crown Solid Soundboard
Yamaha utilizes a process that creates a permanent crown in the soundboard at the same time mimimizes soundboard cracking. The customer can feel confident that not only will the piano last for years, but the beautiful sound of a Yamaha piano will last a lifetime.

Solid Spruce Soundboard
At the Yamaha lumber mill and wood processing facility, the finest spruce is quarter sawn; and less than 10% of the total is selected and reserved for Yamaha piano soundboards. Solid spruce, rather than laminated spruce or poplar, is the choice in all fine pianos for the best amplification of sound, best tone and sustain.

Full Length Ribs
Yamaha reinforces the crown in its soundboards by using ribs that continue to the edge of the soundboard, and are glued into the notched liner (or inner rim on the grand piano). Reinforcing the crown ensures that the tone quality will remain for years and years and improves tuning stability.

V-Pro Plate
Yamaha uses V-PRo (Vacuum Shield Mold Process) in casting iron frame (plate). V-Pro plates are stonger and visually more appealing, Critical dimensions are produced more accurately than before.

Extruded Aluminum Action Rails
Yamaha engineering developed a unique Extruded Aluminum Alloy Action Rail (bearing a Yamaha patent) that is one of the best innovations for improving a piano action in the last 100 years. The usual fluctuations in wood rails that effect touch, caused by periodic weather changes, are eliminated allowing stable, long-lasting action regulation.

Balanced Action
Each key of a Yamaha piano is individually tested and measured for the corrections needed to obtain uniform "down weight" pressure. Yamaha actions play correctly and uniformly. This balancing helps ensure a lifetime of superior touch and control across the keyboard.

Uniform Key Travel
Yamaha designs all grand and vertical pianos to have the same key travel. Regardless of size, type or model of Yamaha piano, the keyboards will always feel the same.

Spruce keys
Yamaha uses Spruce for the keys on all models of pianos. Spruce is very light and possesses a very high ratio of strength to weight. It is ideal for key construction, even though its cost is greater than either sugar pine or bass wood. Yamaha keyboards respond quickly, providing fast repetition for the most intricate piece of music. Yamaha keyboards withstand heavy use over years of fortissimo passages.

Yamaha Servicebond™ Assurance Program
The Yamaha Servicebond Assurance Program is a service that is provided to the customer, without additional charge, 3-8 months after delivery of their piano. This service is a thorough check up and adjustment procedure to "rejuvenate" a piano after initial play-in and acclimation of the piano to its new environment. It takes the form of a "service policy" that assures the piano will start its life in the home correctly, and after six months or so of settling and becoming acclimatized, will receive the benefit of a service visit to return it to the conditions specified by the manufacturer.