Should I buy a digital or acoustic piano?
This is the number one question asked by parents starting their children in lessons. Cosmo Music is fortunate to be one of the few stores selling many brands of both digital and acoustic pianos so here is the unbiased answer.
The better piano teachers all recommend that if you take piano lessons on a real acoustic piano then your everyday practice is best on a real acoustic piano. The price range of digitals overlaps many acoustic pianos. The best way to tell the difference is to listen to similar priced instruments, a digital piano [...] Read more
Quick OverviewPiano Upright Young Chang Y131BP-Black Pol
Spruce soundboards with the highest sound-transmission coefficient
For soundboards, Young Chang uses A-class northern spruce, which provides an excellent sound-transmission coefficient. Young Changs ingenious soundboard design includes a low-note portion shaped like a round speaker with creases, optimizing the efficiency of vibration and effect of resonance and creating a deep, rich tone.
Precise action that expresses the pianist's emotion more delicately
The three factors of beautiful sound in a piano volume, tone and quality depend on the precise action of the sound-producing mechanism of a piano. The action of a Young Chang piano, consists of 4,500 parts, each manufactured with an error tolerance of 5/100mm, and made of hard maple to resist deformation from excessive use.
A keyboard that conveys the soul of the pianist
Young Chang keyboards are made of wood with lower specific gravity but higher elasticity, giving the pianist a softer yet firm sense of touch.
Hammers conveying the dynamic expression of the pianist
Hammers are adjusted to strike the strings in less than 1/250 of a second. They are constructed with maple, walnut or mahogany and elastic hammer felt, providing a sensitive, dynamic response to the expression of the pianist.
Pin blocks made of 17-layer laminated panel to raise bearing power
The continuity of tone is emphasized when a piano is located in a concert hall or school auditorium. To ensure the bearing stress of tuning pins and maintain tuning stability, Young Chang pin blocks are made of 17-layer hard-maple laminated panel with layers glued at right angles.
Frames cast through the V-Process construction method
According to acoustic theory, piano frames must bear up to 20 tons of string tension. The frame, which also plays a crucial role in the alignment of strings, is produced through the V-Process, an electrical vacuum-casting method, in the Young Chang foundry.
Rims optimizing soundboard resonance
Round rims at the low-note portions prevent sound diffusion and optimize the resonance of the soundboard.
Partnering with Delwin D Fandrich, Consulting for the highest craftsmanship in piano design
Delwin D. Fandrich was the Director of Piano Research & Development for the Baldwin Piano & Organ Co., the largest piano maker in the U.S. He has worked as a Steinway service manager in Portland, Oregon, and is now consulting and lecturing for piano makers in the USA, Europe, Australia and China. Since 2008, he has worked with Young Chang as technical consultant. Fandrich Consulting has helped Young Chang to evolve into the premium piano maker that it is today.
The Soft-glide System
A soft-glide piano features a system that closes the keyboard flap slowly, gently.
Style: Professional Upright
Finish: Ebony Polished
Posted on February 8, 2011 by Cosmo Music
Should I buy a digital or acoustic piano?
Posted on July 22, 2010 by John Ebata
Everyone has their own reasons for choosing a piano for their family but we thought we'd outline the top ten reasons why you should purchase a New piano.
Sound – Piano is full of many shades of tone color and is expressive.
Touch is responsive, quick, balanced and can trill and repeat notes with ease.
Warranty – Financially strong companies can back their warranties. Best warranties are transferrable to all owners of the piano during the piano warranty period.
Investment – The finer the piano, the longer it will play as a musical instrument. One may spend twice as much but if the piano [...] Read more
Posted on January 26, 2010 by Cosmo Music
Young Chang Pianos
The strength of the company showed through as they showed the newly re-engineered line up of pianos. Piano engineer guru Del Fandrich presented the technical design improvements of greater expression and power starting with the entry level Young Chang Y-series upright pianos all the way up to the 9 foot Young Chang Platinum concert grand.
In 2009 Germany based company renowned for its best of the best piano performance became the largest piano manufacturer in Europe. C.Bechstein Europe purchased the Bohemia factory in the Czech Republic and now manufacture their own William Hoffman uprights and grands there. Being only [...] Read more
Posted on June 20, 2012 by John Ebata
Today we are going to take a closer look at what goes into a high quality Young Chang Upright Piano.
The best upright pianos in the world do not have any plastic action parts, only the best woods like this piano. As a result, it is a much finer musical instrument but still remains affordable.
Used Pianos have no manufacturer's backing with a warranty. Young Chang offers 10 years parts and labour warranty on this series of pianos and makes it transferrable to every owner, so when you want to upgrade, the resale price can be higher with a real valid warranty.
Parent [...] Read more