What Is The Vario System?
The best place to start when looking at the Vario system is to remember that C.Bechstein are exclusively a manufacturer of the finest acoustic pianos in the world. Unlike many other manufacturers who dabble in both digital and acoustic models, C.Bechstein believe that the pinnacle of sound can only come from acoustic origin. This is why the Vario system is so innovative, as it uses an acoustic base to hybridise the two worlds together, connecting the acoustic instrument with the digital world.
The C.Bechstein Vario system works via mute functionality whereby with the simple pull of a lever, a stop rail rolls out, preventing the hammerheads from hitting the strings and allowing for silent play without reduction in touch. Of course, with this silent functionality too comes the ability to play with headphones so as not to disturb others whilst still allowing yourself to become fully and truly immersed in sound..
How Does The System Work?
To truly uncover the immense level of technology within the Vario system, we would need an entire novel. Instead we have focused on the key framework as to why we believe the C.Bechstein Vario system is simply a silent system from another world.
The simple mechanical lever is all that is needed to activate the mute rail whilst highly sophisticated laser sensors map you play down to the finest nuance. The sound module on the left side of the piano which is then used to generate digital tone and using exceptional sound samples recorded in the C.Bechstein studio from their most prestigious concert grand piano, the D282.
A System That Adapts With The Latest Innovations
C.Bechstein are not the only innovators in silent piano systems, however what does separate them is their constant innovation towards the future of the piano. The Vario currently is within it’s second generation and with it has brought a new wave of thinking and have created a system that evolves alongside the technology of the time.
The new generation of Vario, places an immense level of sensitivity to the pace of smartphones, tablets and connectivity of modern devices and uses an app based approach to their system, meaning that when phone or tablet hardware is updated, so too is the Vario.
All components and controls of the system and then operated via the Vario app for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
As such, C.Bechstein have created an evergreen system that will truly stand the test of time.