New Yamaha Disklavier E3 System Offers High Value, Low Price
— Entry-Level Model Series Offers Easy Enjoyment with Yamaha Elegance at an Attractive Price —
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Keyboard Division, will reveal the new Disklavier E3 system at Winter NAMM 2009. The E3—which stands for Easy Enjoyment with Yamaha Elegance—is a new series of Disklavier performance reproducing pianos offering streamlined features and powerful functionality at a highly attractive price point.

Disklavier E3
Disklavier E3
"A host of leading-edge capabilities, coupled with a competitive price point, are sure to make the E3 Series a very popular system in the line," says Jim Levesque, Disklavier marketing manager. "The E3 offers the ideal solution for budget-minded customers seeking the performance quality of the Disklavier."

Compatible with a range of Yamaha audio products, the E3 represents a breakthrough not only from a value and performance perspective, but also because of its simpler user interface.

The E3 provides music aficionados with an entry level Disklavier that features many of the instrument's most advanced capabilities, including record and playback (standard recording, CD sync recording and video sync recording), as well as the ability to play whisper soft. The system also includes more than 450 built-in songs, as well as Internet Connectivity.

Like the Disklavier Mark IV Series, the new Disklavier E3 supports Yamaha's groundbreaking DisklavierRadio and DisklavierMusicStore, offering users diverse entertainment options. DisklavierRadio is an innovative subscription service that elevates streaming radio to the level of a live performance.

Each channel includes a MIDI feed, enabling the Yamaha acoustic piano to play live, accompanied by specially recorded ensemble parts, for remarkable realism and accuracy. DisklavierMusicStore also offers songs with both piano and MIDI accompaniment tracks, which users may purchase and download on demand.

The Disklavier E3 Series of performance reproducing pianos is currently shipping.

For more information on the new Disklavier E3 Series, visit Yamaha Corporation of America at Winter NAMM 2009 in the Marquis Ballroom at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Keyboard Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail; or visit