Yamaha SV150S Manualul proprietarului

Manualul proprietarului
Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha SILENT Violin
. In order to obtain the
maximum performance and enjoyment from your SILENT Violin
, we urge
you to read this Owner’s Manual thoroughly before using the instrument.
Please keep this Owner’s Manual in a safe place for later reference.
Precautions ................................................................... 3
Main Body/Accessories ............................................... 4
Nomenclature ................................................................ 5
Setup .............................................................................. 8
Tuning and Changing the Strings ................................................ 8
The Shoulder Rest ................................................................... 10
The Bow (supplied with the SV150S) ........................................ 10
About the Soft Case (SV150S Accessory) ................................ 10
Usage ............................................................................ 11
Sound Output Basics ................................................................ 11
Using the Built-In Tuner ............................................................. 11
Using the Built-In Metronome .................................................... 12
Using the Built-In Effects ........................................................... 12
Using the Music Player .............................................................. 14
Messages .................................................................................. 16
Power Supply .............................................................. 17
Using Batteries ......................................................................... 17
Supplying AC Power ................................................................. 17
Specifications ............................................................. 18
Owner’s Manual
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This product utilizes batteries or an external power supply (adaptor). DO NOT
connect this product to any power supply or adaptor other than one described
in the manual, on the name plate, or specifically recommended by Yamaha.
This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a cart,
rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please
observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the accessory
The information contained
in this manual is believed to be correct at the time of printing. However, Yama-
ha reserves the right to change or modify any of the specifications without
notice or obligation to update existing units.
Do not attempt to service this product beyond that described in the user-
maintenance instructions. All other servicing should be referred to qualified
service personnel.
This product, either alone or in combination with an amplifier and headphones
or speaker/s, may be capable of producing sound levels that could cause
permanent hearing loss. DO NOT operate for long periods of time at a high
volume level or at a level that is uncomfortable. If you experience any hearing
loss or ringing in the ears, you should consult an audiologist.
The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before dam-
age occurs.
Service charges incurred due to a lack of knowledge relating to
how a function or effect works (when the unit is operating as designed) are
not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, and are therefore the owner’s re-
sponsibility. Please study this manual carefully and consult your dealer before
requesting service.
Yamaha strives to produce products that are
both user safe and environmentally friendly. We sincerely believe that our
products and the production methods used to produce them meet these goals.
In keeping with both the letter and the spirit of the law, we want you to be
aware of the following:
Battery Notice:
This product MAY contain a small non-rechargeable battery
which (if applicable) is soldered in place. The average life span of this type
of battery is approximately five years. When replacement becomes necessary,
contact a qualified service representative to perform the replacement.
This product may also use “household” type batteries. Some of these may be
rechargeable. Make sure that the battery being charged is a rechargeable type
and that the charger is intended for the battery being charged.
When installing batteries, do not mix old batteries with new, or with batteries of
a different type. Batteries MUST be installed correctly. Mismatches or incorrect
installation may result in overheating and battery case rupture.
Do not attempt to disassemble or incinerate any battery. Keep all
batteries away from children. Dispose of used batteries promptly and as regu-
lated by the laws in your area. Note: Check with any retailer of household type
batteries in your area for battery disposal information.
Disposal Notice:
Should this product become damaged beyond repair, or
for some reason its useful life is considered to be at an end, please observe all
local, state, and federal regulations that relate to the disposal of products that
contain lead, batteries, plastics, etc. If your dealer is unable to assist you, please
contact Yamaha directly.
The nameplate is located on the bottom of the
product. The model number, serial number, power requirements, etc., are
located on this plate. You should record the model number, serial number, and
the date of purchase in the spaces provided below and retain this manual as a
permanent record of your purchase.
Model Serial No.
Purchase Date
tronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee
that interference will not occur in all installations. If this product is
found to be the source of interference, which can be determined by
turning the unit “OFF” and “ON”, please try to eliminate the problem
by using one of the following measures:
Relocate either this product or the device that is being affected by the
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit breaker or
fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the antenna.
If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead, change the lead-in to
co-axial type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please
contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type of product.
If you cannot locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha
Corporation of America, Electronic Service Division, 6600 Orangeth-
orpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620
The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by
Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries.
This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained
in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly
approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to
use the product.
When connecting this product to accessories
and/or another product use only high-quality shielded cables. Cable/
s supplied with this product MUST be used. Follow all installation
instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void your FCC
authorization to use this product in the USA.
3. NOTE:
This product has been tested and found to comply with the
requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for Class “B” digital
devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a reasonable
level of assurance that your use of this product in a residential envi-
ronment will not result in harmful interference with other electronic
devices. This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not
installed and used according to the instructions found in the users
manual, may cause interference harmful to the operation of other elec-
This applies only to products distributed by Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.
Ceci ne sapplique quaux produits distribués par Yamaha Canada Musique Ltée.
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Your SILENT Violin™ will give you years of reliable service if you follow the simple
rules given below:
Do not expose it to the following conditions to avoid
deformation, discoloration, or more serious damage.
Direct sunlight (e.g. near a window).
High temperatures (e.g. near a heat source,
outside, or in a car during the daytime).
Excessive humidity.
Excessive dust.
Strong vibration.
Power Supply
Turn the power switch OFF when not in use.
If you use an AC power adaptor, unplug the adap-
tor from the AC outlet if not to be used for an
extended period of time.
Unplug the AC power adaptor during electric
Avoid plugging the AC power adaptor into the
same AC outlet as appliances with high power
consumption, such as electric heaters or ovens.
Also avoid using multi-plug adaptors since these
can result in reduced sound quality and possibly
Turn Power OFF When Making Connections
To avoid damage to the SILENT Violin™ and
other devices to which it is connected (a sound
system, for example), turn the power switches
of all related devices OFF prior to connecting or
disconnecting audio cables.
Handling and Transport
Never apply excessive force to the controls, con-
nectors or other parts.
Always unplug cables by gripping the plug firmly,
not by pulling on the cable.
Disconnect all cables before moving the unit.
Physical shocks caused by dropping, bumping,
or placing heavy objects on the unit can result in
scratches and more serious damage.
Clean the cabinet and panel with a dry soft cloth.
A slightly damp cloth may be used to remove
stubborn grime and dirt.
Never use cleaners such as alcohol or thinner.
Avoid placing vinyl objects on top of the unit (vinyl
can stick to and discolor the surface).
Electrical Interference
This unit contains electric circuitry and may
cause interference if placed too close to radio or
television receivers. If this occurs, move it further
away from the affected equipment.
YAMAHA is not responsible for damage
caused by improper handling or operation.
Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used Batteries
These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that used
electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them
to applicable collection points, in accordance with your national legislation and the Directives
2002/96/EC and 2006/66/EC.
By disposing of these products and batteries correctly, you will help to save valuable resources and
prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the environment which could otherwise
arise from inappropriate waste handling.
For more information about collection and recycling of old products and batteries, please contact
your local municipality, your waste disposal service or the point of sale where you purchased the
[For business users in the European Union]
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact your dealer or supplier for
further information.
[Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union]
These symbols are only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard these items, please
contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
Note for the battery symbol (bottom two symbol examples):
This symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. In this case it complies with the
requirement set by the Directive for the chemical involved.
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Main Body/Accessories
After opening the packaging, please check that all the parts listed below are included.
The following items are in addition to the SV150 package.
• Main Unit x 1
(The instrument is shipped from the factory with
its bridge removed.)
• Cable x 1
(Connects the instrument to the
Control Box.)
• Stereo earphones x 1
• Bow : 4/4 size x 1
• Bridge x 1
• Rosin : PIRASTRO Schwarz 9005 x 1
• Control Box x 1
* AC adaptor is optional, please purchase the optional power adaptor PA-D05K.
* To play SV150/SV150S, you will need 2 SUM-3 (AA) size batteries.
• SD Card x 1
• Soft Case x 1
• Owners Manual
(this booklet)
x 1
• “Let’s Enjoy Yamaha SILENT
Violin™” x 1
(booklet with practice pieces)
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Chin rest
[Main Unit]
Tuning peg
4th string (G)
Bridge seat
3rd string (D)
2nd string (A)
1st string (E)
Rest Holder
Control Box Instru-
ment Jack
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[Control Box]
* For use with the SV150. Not compatible with other instruments.
Volume (VOL/MUTE)
Instrument Jack
To the AUX IN jack, etc.
Mute Cancel
Main Volume
Main Unit
Stereo Earphones
External Audio Device
Audio Amp Speaker
P.A, Mixer, Recording Mixer
Hold Switch (HOLD)
SD Card Slot
SD Card
Select Buttons
Cue Buttons
(–, ENTER, +)
Power Button
LCD Panel
Power Adaptor Jack
(DC 5V 500 mA)
* A Y-cable (sold separately)
that splits the stereo mini
plug into two monaural lines
is required to send the
stereo output to a mixer, etc.
Power Adaptor
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[Explanation of Input/Output Section]
<On the Instrument>
Control Box Instrument Jack
This jack is used to receive power from
the Control Box and transmit the audio
signal from the instrument to the Control
Box. Use the supplied cable to connect
the instrument to the “Instrument Jack” on
the Control Box.
* A commercially available audio cable with
stereo mini plugs on both ends can also be
used. (Cables with resistors are not com-
* The system will not operate properly if a
monaural cable is used.
* The system will not operate properly if the
cable is attached to anything other than the
Control Box.
<On the Control Box>
Instrument Jack
This jack supplies power to the SV150
instrument and receives the audio signal
from the SV150. Use the supplied cable to
connect the instrument to the “Instrument
Jack” on the Control Box.
For connecting the supplied inner ear-
phones. Any commercially available head-
phones or inner earphones can be used.
Connecting one end of a commercially
available audio cable with a stereo mini
plug (sold separately) here, sends the ste-
reo audio output of the SILENT Violin™,
complete with effects and functions, to an
external audio device such as an amp, etc.
The violin and the click tone are heard in
the center, while the effects, depending
upon the effect type, are heard in stereo.
The audio signal from the SD card is out-
put according to the original file recording.
SD Memory Card Slot
Inserting the supplied SD memory card
into the slot here allows playback the fol-
lowing music les. (Refer to page 14 for
more information.)
• Compatible Music Files
Extension File Type
.aac AAC file compression
.m4a MPEG4 file compression
.mp3 MPEG1 Audio-Layer-3 file
.wav Windows standard
(no file compression)
.mid MIDI File
Do not listen for extended periods of time at loud volume levels using the inner earphones or head-
phones. Doing so can result in damage to your hearing.
If the sound is distorted, use the volume control on the instrument or on the Control Box and lower the
volume until the sound is no longer distorted.
Connect or disconnect the cable between the SILENT Violin™ and the Control Box only after the Control
Box power is switched OFF.
When connecting the SILENT Violin™'s Control Box to an external device, make sure that the power is
switched OFF on all devices, or that the volume on all devices is set to the minimum level. Loud volume
levels can damage your hearing, and damage equipment.
Disconnecting the cable while the power is ON may result in damage to the equipment. The sudden
shock to your ears may be severe, so please use caution.
When making connections to external devices, make sure that the proper plugs are used and securely
Never connect any devices (in-
cluding other SILENT Violins
with different model numbers)
other than the SV150 SILENT
Violin that is included in the
bundled set.
Doing so may result in damage to
the other device.
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Set up
Tuning and Changing the Strings
The SILENT Violin™ is shipped from the factory with
the bridge unfitted. First, set up the bridge and then
proceed with tuning. As the strings get old, sound qual-
ity will gradually decrease, and it will become difficult to
tune the instrument. Change the strings as soon as you
think they are getting old.
The end of the strings are sharp and can cut fingers. Use
caution when changing strings.
When changing or adjusting strings, do not put your face
close to the instrument. The string may suddenly break re-
sulting in eye or other unexpected injuries.
The lower side of the bridge supports the 1st string (E), the
higher side supports the 4th string (G). Make sure the bridge
is placed properly, then set the bridge in the bridge seat. The
side of the bridge with the logo imprint should face the tail-
Ensure that the bridge stands vertically. If it leans to one side,
use both hands to adjust. Make sure that each string passes
over the corresponding slits in the bridge.
[Bridge is placed vertically]
[Make sure that the strings do not
come out of their grooves]
Protective tube on
the 1st (E) string
Bridge seat
Bridge seat
Bridge feet
[Make sure the bridge feet do not
come in contact with the bridge seat]
1st string
4th string
[Looking from the tailpiece]
Logo imprint
Make sure that the strings are resting in
their appropriate grooves in the bridge when
playing the instrument.
Strings may come out of their grooves when adjusting the bridge
or changing strings. Since the first (E) and fourth (G) strings tend
to come out of their grooves easily, use your fingers to hold the
strings gently in place when tuning the instrument.
Also, the 1st (E) string is fitted with a protective tube. Make sure
that the tube rests on the bridge.
Always make sure that the bridge is standing vertically,
whether the instrument is being played or stored.
Even if the bridge is standing vertically before tuning, it may tilt
during the tuning process. If so, readjust the bridge so it stands
It is very important that the bridge stands vertically. If it leans in
either direction it will impair the sound and risk damaging the
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1st string (E)
4th string (G)
2nd string (A)
3rd string (D)
Winding the Strings
(Please refer to this section when changing the strings)
Before you string the instrument, set the adjuster so that it is in
the middle of its adjustment range. (All adjusters)
Place the ball (on the end of the string) in the notch on the ad-
juster. Make sure the ball is properly inserted in the adjuster’s
Insert the other end of the string into the hole on the tuning peg. Rotate the tuning peg. As shown in
the illustration, wind the string on the side away from the peg handle once around the peg, then return
the string back overlapping that wind so that the remaining slack is wound gradually toward the peg
handle. 1st (E) and 2nd (A) strings are shown on the left, 3rd (D) and 4th (G) strings on the right.
Adjuster’s notch
The adjuster
should be set to
the middle of its
adjustment range.
Rotate the
tuning peg
as shown
Rotate the
tuning peg
as shown
1st string (E)
4th string (G)
2nd string (A)
3rd string (D)
Winding the 1st
and 2nd strings
Winding the 3rd
and 4th strings
If the adjuster is too loose, it could produce
noise while playing.
The strings are tuned to the following pitches. The 1st
string is tuned to E, the 2nd string to A, the 3rd string to
D, and the 4th string to G.
Using the Tuner function on the Control Box (
11), push in on the peg while turning to tune.
Finally, use the adjuster to fine tune the strings.
Don’t loosen
too much.
When the instrument is not going to be used for an extended period of time, loosen the strings until
the pitch drops a whole tone.
Before using the instrument, make sure that the bridge is positioned vertically. Damage to the bridge
and poor sound quality may result if the bridge is not properly positioned.
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Bow hair
Rotate the screw
to adjust the bow
hair tension.
Shoulder rest
The Shoulder Rest
A commercially available violin shoulder rest (4/4 size) can be
attached to the instrument.
The Bow (supplied with the SV150S)
(When the winding is covered with a clear wrap)
This film pre-
vents discoloration and prevents loosening of the winding due to
shrinkage during drying (except on carbon bows).
Do not remove
the clear wrap.
Apply rosin to the bow hairs before using. Before using the bow for
the first time, apply rosin carefully and evenly to the whole bow.
From the 2nd time, apply a small amount of rosin to the bow hairs.
Before using the bow, rotate the screw shown in the illustration so that the bow hairs become taut. The bow
stick should be concave and the bow hairs should have medium tension and be evenly taut. If the bow hairs
and bow stick are parallel, the bow is too tight and this may result in damage or trouble to the bow.
After use, make sure to loosen bow tension. Also, if powdered rosin has accumulated on the bow stick,
wipe the bow stick with a soft cloth to remove the rosin.
The bow’s shape can make it a danger to persons and objects close by. When playing the instrument
make sure sufficient space is provided between you and the next person or object, etc. Never treat the
bow in a rough manner, such as swinging or throwing the bow.
About the Soft Case (SV150S Accessory)
The accessory soft case is designed for use with this particular instrument. It is designed to
hold the instrument, Control Box, and your own shoulder rest.
The bow case can also be detached and used. When the bow case is removed, pull out the belt
attached to the back of the bow case, and attach it to the soft case as shown in the diagram.
The case is designed for carrying the instrument. It is not designed to protect the instrument from impacts.
Do not expose the instrument to impact or strong pressure while carrying or storing the instrument.
Remove the shoulder rest before placing the instrument in the soft case.
Stereo Inner Earphones,
Cable, Rosin, etc.
Bow Case
Shoulder rest
Control Box
Make sure that the bow hair is suffi ciently loosened
before placing the bow in the case.
Before storing any bow in the case other than the one
that came with the instrument, make sure its length al-
lows for proper and secure storage in the case.
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Sound Output Basics
First, connect the instrument to the Control Box using the supplied cable.
Connect the supplied stereo inner earphones to the jack with the
To reproduce sound from an external audio device, use a cable that matches the input jack on the audio
device and connect it to the instrument’s LINE OUT jack.
Press and hold the power button on the Control Box for about 1 second to switch the power ON and
light the LCD display.
* The power will not switch ON if the HOLD switch is in the lower position. Slide the HOLD switch
to the upper position and press the POWER button again.
* To switch the power off, hold the POWER button for more than 2 seconds.
The volume is controlled with the volume control on the instrument, and the VOL/MUTE dial on the
Control Box. The volume control on the instrument only adjusts the instrument’s volume, while the
VOL/MUTE dial on the Control Box adjusts the overall volume level (0 to 30) of the violin plus the ef-
* This instrument will not produce any sound if the volume control on the instrument is set to “0”.
* Pressing the VOL/MUTE dial engages the mute function and displays the icon ( ). Press the
VOL/MUTE dial again disengages the mute and the headphones icon (
) reappears.
* When the HOLD switch is set to its lower position, none of the buttons on the Control Box will
Using the Built-In Tuner
Connect the instrument to the Control Box and make the
proper settings as described in the previous “Sound Output
Basics” section.
Press the TUNER button on the Control Box, and call up the
display shown on the right.
Using the + and buttons, set the standard pitch (A=430 to
450 Hz).
Play a string and its note name will appear in the lower cen-
ter of the display. The tuner will indicate whether the note
played on the instrument is flat/lower
, or sharp/higher
. The meter section indicates how far off the pitch is.
When the note is in tune both the
icons appear,
and the meter stops at the “0” position in the center.
Also, pressing the ENTER button plays a tuning note that
corresponds to the set standard pitch (A note). Press the EN-
TER button once again to stop playback of the tuning note.
Standard Pitch
Meter Display
[When the note is in tune: C]
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Using the Built-In Effects
The SV150 SILENT Violin™ features a built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) that can be
used to add any of the processor’s 24 effects including reverb to make playing more enjoy-
Effect name
Parameter: Selected Value
As described in the previous “Sound Output Basics” sec-
tion, connect the instrument to the Control Box and make
the proper settings.
Press the SOUND button on the Control Box to call up
the display shown on the right.
Using the + and – buttons, select an EFFECT (No. 1-25)
* Effect “No. 25 No Effect” switches the effect OFF.
If a parameter appears below the effect name, press the
SOUND button to select the parameter, then use the +/–
buttons to set the parameter value.
* Holding the + or – button changes the value continu-
ously. Also, pressing the + and buttons simultane-
ously reverts the value to its factory default value.
Effect No.
Using the Built-In Metronome
* The built-in metronome operates even if the instrument is not connected to the Control Box, and
can be heard through the stereo inner earphones or through the LINE OUT jack.
Press the METRONOME button on the Control Box to
call up the display shown at the right.
Press the METRONOME button to select the item you
want to set in the display, then use the +/– buttons to set
the value.
* Holding the + or – button changes the value continu-
ously. Also, pressing the + and buttons simultane-
ously reverts the value to its factory default value.
= Sets the quarter note tempo (32-280). The
default value is 120.
Beat: Sets the beat (0-7 beats, 8-beat, triplet, 16-
beat). The default value is 4-beat.
Volume: Sets the volume level (0-30). The default
value is 20.
Press the ENTER button to start the metronome. Press
the button again to stop the metronome.
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Effect Name Parameter
1 Studio Natural room reverberation. Basic sound for practicing.
2 Large Hall Large hall reverberation with long decay.
3 Middle Hall Medium-sized hall reverberation.
4 Small Hall Small hall reverberation with short decay.
5 Club Reverberation typical of a small jazz club.
6 Jazz Effect based on a jazz violin recorded with a microphone.
7 Fantasy Feedback 64–127 (116) Reverb and delay are used to create a dreamy atmosphere.
Feedback adjusts the number of delays.
8 Mirror Room Feedback 64–127 (116)
Produces mirror-like sound reflections. Feedback adjusts the
number of delays.
9 Chorus Depth 24–127 (72) Chorus effect adds depth to the sound. Depth adjusts the
intensity of the effect.
10 Strings Effect Level 10–100 (40) Sounds like a string section of 2 or more players playing
simultaneously. Effect Level adjust the thickness of the
11 Vibrato Speed 40–104 (83) Simulates the vibrato typical of a classical performance.
Speed adjusts the vibrato rate.
12 Lazy Depth 32–127 (127) A very lazy feeling. Depth adjusts the intensity of the effect.
13 Under the Sea Speed 0–92 (4) A mysterious underwater or tunnel type effect. Speed
changes the tone.
14 Planet Depth 32–127 (94) Alien worlds come to mind. Depth adjusts the intensity of
the effect.
15 Pan Reverb Reverb Time 6–53 (36) Sound shifts between left and right sides. Reverb Time
adjusts the length of the effect.
16 Pan Chorus Speed 8–84 (55) Auto pan + rich chorus sound shifts quickly from left to right
like a car speeding down the highway. Speed adjusts the
speed of the shifting sound.
17 Auto Wah Speed 5–90 (17) Changes the tone automatically. Speed adjusts the speed
of the tone change.
18 Over Drive Tone 34–58 (46) Light distortion. Tone adjusts brightness and projection.
19 Delay Drive Delay Level 0–92 (24) Distorted sound with delay. Delay level adjusts the amount
of effect.
20 Buzz Drive Tone 34–58 (46) Ring modulation and distortion create a unique effect. Tone
adjusts brightness and projection.
21 Wah Drive Over Drive 2–18 (8) Combines Auto Wah and Overdrive effects. Overdrive
adjusts the amount of distortion.
22 Jet Tone 34–58 (46) Creates a jet sound made popular in 70’s rock music. Tone
adjusts brightness and projection.
23 Chorus Lead Tone 34–52 (46) Chorus and Overdrive effects create a punchy lead solo
tone. Tone adjusts brightness and projection.
24 Tube Drive Tone 34–52 (46) Amp simulation creates a heavily distorted tone. Tone
adjusts brightness and projection.
25 No Effect No effect is produced. Use this setting when external
effectors are being used.
Effect List
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Using the Music Player
The Control Box has a built in music player that can play music files (.aac, .m4a, .mp3,
.wav, .mid) from an SD card.
* Refer to page 7 for more information on each of the music file formats.
* You can listen to music playback through the inner earphones or the LINE OUT jack even if
when the instrument is disconnected.
Preparing Music Files
Copy the music file to the SD card using a computer with an SD card reader.
* The player is compatible with SD cards of up to 2GB (it is not compatible with SDHC cards).
Use a computer running a commercially available or freeware application to convert the song data from
your CD collection, music files you've downloaded from the Internet, etc., to one of these compatible
file formats (.aac, .m4a, .mp3, .wav).
Insert the SD card into the computer to copy the converted music files to the SD card.
Playback Speed
Playback Volume
File Name
Playback Icon
Elapsed Time
Folder Mark
Press the PLAYER button to highlight the File Name field, then use the +/– buttons to select the music
file for playback. Music files that can be played are displayed in alphabetical order.
Music data from CDs or downloaded from the net is copyrighted (rights of the songwriter,
composer, producer). Copying the data requires permission from the copyright owner how-
ever, permission is not required when the data is used for personal use. If the data is be-
ing copied for distribution or uploading on the net, permission must be obtained from the
copyright owner beforehand.
Playing Music Files
The Control Box can playback music files in the SD card.
* Multiple music files can be grouped together into folders according to genre, etc. however, we
will first explain how to make/copy files without creating folders in the SD card.
Insert an SD card with music files into the card slot on the Control Box.
Press the PLAYER button on the Control Box, to show the player display shown below.
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Press the ENTER (
) button to start playback. Elapsed playback time and a playback icon (
) are
shown in the upper right of the display. Press ENTER (
) button once again to pause (
n n
) playback.
Adjusting Playback Volume
Press the PLAYER button to highlight the Volume field, then use the +/– buttons to adjust the volume.
The adjustable range is from 0 to 30. The factory default is 20.
* This setting has no effect on the SILENT Violin™’s volume.
Adjusting Playback Speed
Press the PLAYER button to highlight the Speed field, then use the +/– buttons to adjust the playback
speed. The adjustable range is from 75 to 125%. The factory default is 100%.
* With the exception of MIDI files (.mid), noise may be heard when the playback speed is
Using the –(
) and +(
) Button Functions
The –(
) button can be used to rewind and the +(
) button to fast forward playback when the folder
mark (
) or the File Name field is highlighted during playback.
Pressing the –(
) button while playback is paused, moves the playback point to the start of the song
with playback paused. Pressing the –(
) button again selects and displays the previous music file.
Pressing the +(
) button while playback is paused, selects the next music file.
File Name/Subfolder Name
Folder Name
Selecting music files within folders
If files are in folders, first highlight the File Name field, then use the +/– buttons to select the de-
sired folder and press the ENTER button.
Files (and subfolders) inside of the selected folder are displayed in alphabetical order in the File
Name field. Use the +/– buttons to select the desired file (or subfolder).
Highlighting a sub folder in the File Name field then pressing the ENTER button displays the
names of files found in the subfolder.
Press the PLAYER button to highlight the folder mark (
) and then press the ENTER
button to move to the parent folder (higher in the folder hierarchy).
Folder Mark
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Message Contents
Total Volume: n Displays the overall volume (n).
Mute On. The mute function is engaged.
Holding. The hold function is engaged.
Low Battery! Battery power is low. Please change batteries as soon as possible.
Clear Setting! Settings have been cleared.
Format Error! An error was found in file selected for playback.
File Open Error! An error occurred while opening a file from the SD card.
File Read Error! An error occurred while reading a file from the SD card.
Compatible Formats
[AAC (.m4a), .mp3, .wav Compatible Formats]
Sampling Frequency 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 (kHz)
Number of Channels 1 (Monaural), 2 (Stereo)
Bit Rate (kbps) 8 to 320 (with AAC (.m4a), .mp3)
Bit Length 8bit, 16bit (with .wav)
[.mid Compatible Formats]
File Type Standard Midi File Format 0, 1
File Size 100KB
Tone Generator Specifications General Midi Level 1
Number of Channels 16
Maximum Polyphony 32 Notes
Never remove the SD card during playback or while playback is paused. It can damage the files or
Control Box.
* The maximum number of subfolders/files that can be set in a single folder is 100.
* The maximum number of subfolder hierarchies is 5.
* The maximum number of characters for the full path name (from the root folder through all the
tied folders) is 258.
* File names using umlaut, circumflex, Asian multi-byte language, etc. are not compatible.
* Compatible with SD memory cards of up to 2GB (not compatible with SDHC cards).
* Please use the special software provided by the card maker when formatting the SD card.
* Not compatible with copyright protection functions such as SD-Audio.
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Power Supply
The SILENT Violin™ SV150 can be operated with either battery or AC power.
Power is supplied to the instrument when the POWER button is depressed for approximate-
ly 1 second and batteries are installed or a power adaptor (sold separately) is attached. To
switch the power OFF, hold the POWER button down for more than 2 seconds.
* Settings are saved in memory even when the power is switched off and batteries are installed or
the power adaptor is connected.
Using Batteries
Turn the Control Box over and remove the bat-
tery compartment cover.
Insert the two batteries (SUM-3 (AA) size).
Take careful note of the polarity markings as
shown in the illustration above, and insert the
Replace the battery compartment cover.
A “Low Battery” message is displayed in the Control Box’s LCD when battery power becomes low. The
low battery icon (
) appears in the upper portion of the display. In this case, replace the batteries as
soon as possible, taking note of the following.
Always follow the +/– signs when inserting the batteries. Improper insertion may result in fire.
Always replace worn batteries with a complete set of new batteries. Never mix new and old batteries.
Do not mix different types of batteries (alkaline and manganese, or batteries from different manufactur-
ers, or different types by the same manufacturer). Doing so may result in fire.
To prevent possible damage to the unit due to battery leakage and unnecessary power drain, remove
the batteries from the unit when it is not going to be used for an extended period of time.
Supplying AC Power
AC adaptor is optional, please purchase the optional power adaptor PA-D05K.
Securely connect the power adaptor’s DC connector to the DC IN jack on the side of the Control Box.
Plug the AC adaptor into a convenient wall AC power socket.
Battery power is automatically disconnected when the AC adaptor is connected.
When using an AC adaptor, make sure you use only the appointed compatible adaptor. The use of an
incompatible adaptor may result in damage to the instrument or cause fire, etc. Please use with cau-
Bij dit produkt zijn batterijen geleverd.
Wanneer deze leeg zijn, moet u ze niet
weggooien maar inleveren als KCA.
SUM-3 (AA)
size battery x2
Battery compart-
ment cover
* For customers in the Netherlands
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Fingerboard/Tuning Pegs
Maple (Aubert)
Synthetic Resin
Adjuster : 4 pieces (Wittner)
Ball-end type violin strings (Helicore)
Piezo pick-up (underneath the bridge)
Supplied via the Control Box connection
String Length
328 mm (12-15/16”)
589 (L) x 206 (W) x 116 (H) mm
23-3/16” (L) x 8-1/8” (W) x 4-9/16” (H)
Weight (instrument only)
approximately 490 g (1 lbs. 1 oz.)
Control Box
Synthetic Resin
Data Enter Buttons (–, ENTER, +)
Mode Select Buttons (PLAYER, SOUND, TUNER,
POWER Button (ON/Hold to switch OFF)
VOLUME/MUTE Rotary Switch
HOLD Switch
Instrument Jack (Input/Output)
PHONES Jack (Output)
LINE OUT Jack (Output)
SD Card Slot
Power Adaptor Jack (DC5V 500mA)
SUM-3 (AA) size battery x2 or AC Adaptor
Battery Life (Continuous Use)
Using Manganese batteries : approximately 2 hours
Using Alkaline batteries : approximately 10.5 hours
111 (L) x 66 (W) x 19 (H) mm
(excluding the buttons)
4-3/8” (L) x 2-5/8” (W) x 3/4” (H)
approximately 85 g (3 oz.)
Cable, SD Card, Stereo earphones, SUM-3 (AA) size Manganese battery
x2, Owner’s Manual (this booklet), “Let’s Enjoy Yamaha SILENT Violin™”
(booklet with practice pieces)
Bow (4/4 size), Rosin, Soft Case, Cable, SD Card, Stereo earphones,
SUM-3 (AA) size Manganese battery x2, Owner’s Manual (this booklet),
“Let’s Enjoy Yamaha SILENT Violin™” (booklet with practice pieces)
* Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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