|Size (L x W x H)||459 mm x 1 mm x 927 mm|
Newly sampled voices of the CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial grand pianos, featuring binaural sound from these two world renowned pianos. Also enjoy playing along with a variety of rhythms, as well as two new fortepiano voices.
- New Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial piano samples, new Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer binaural sampling
- 38 voices, including 2 fortepiano voices (Mozart Piano/Chopin Piano)
- Improved VRM (Virtual Resonance Modeling)
- Grand Expression Modeling
- GrandTouch-S™ keyboard with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops
- 30 W x 2 amplifiers
- 16 cm x 2 speaker system
- USB Audio Recorder (Playback/Recording: WAV)
- 20 rhythms
- Smart Pianist App integration
Grand Expression Modeling
The interaction and interplay of the hammers, dampers, and strings inside a grand piano respond to the subtlest nuances of the pianist’s touch, creating a limitless range of tonal expression. Touch refers to the pianist’s control, not only of intensity (softness/loudness) in playing and releasing the keys, but also of the speed and depth with which the keys are pressed. The Grand Expression Modeling introduced in the CLP-700 Series translates the widely varied input from the pianist’s fingers into the same limitless tonal variation of a grand piano.
This makes it possible to vary the output by playing the keys to different depths and with different speeds, even when using techniques such as trills or legato or emphasizing the melody over the accompaniment. Grand Expression Modeling excels at faithfully reproducing the output expected of these techniques in many well-known songs. In Debussy’s “Clair de Lune,” a loose touch creates the faint tone that makes the melody stand out more crisply. In Liszt’s “Un Sospiro,” the accompanying arpeggios accent the melody without overwhelming it, and varied expression of the melody gives it the same quality as vocals. In the last of the Chopin nocturnes, trills, legato, and other delicate techniques where fingers seem to float over the keys deliver the airy, smooth tonal expression required. Playing such pieces on a highly expressive piano helps the pianist learn various techniques and experience the same joy of expression as a painter, but through sound.
Newly sampled Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial voices
Clavinova grand piano sounds are recorded from several world-renowned concert grand pianos. One of them is the CFX, Yamaha’s top-flight concert grand piano. Pianists around the world are enamored with the impressive, dazzling, richly expressive sound of the CFX in concert halls. Another sampled concert grand is the Imperial, the flagship model of Bösendorfer, a time-honored Viennese piano brand with an ardent following. The Imperial is known for its abundance of color and natural, warm feeling. Yamaha faithfully reproduces the idiosyncrasies of these concert grand pianos by carefully recording the entire tonal range of each of the 88 keys, making minute adjustments to capture the most harmonious tones each piano has to offer.
Virtual Resonance Modeling
One of the allures of the grand piano is the sympathetic resonance created by the vibration of the entire instrument. Clavinova pianos elaborately reproduce this rich sympathetic resonance through a groundbreaking technology called Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). VRM creates a richly varied sound by simulating the complex sympathetic tones created when the vibrations of the strings are propagated to the soundboard and other strings, corresponding to the timing and intensity of key playing and pedaling. CLP-700 Series pianos even replicate the sounds the dampers make when they are raised off the strings, in addition to the resonance of the duplex scaling, strings, soundboard, and case. Clavinova pianos allow you to enjoy the same momentary dynamics and deep sympathetic sounds that are produced by the entire body of a grand piano.
A fully immersive concert grand experience—even with headphones
Binaural sampling is a method of sampling in which special microphones are placed on a mannequin’s head in the same positions as the pianist’s ears to capture piano sounds the way that they sound in reality.
We chose this method to create the ambience and full, natural resonance of acoustic pianos in Clavinova pianos. This makes pianists feel as though they are sitting at a grand piano even when they play with headphones on. The experience is so pleasant that they forget they are wearing headphones, no matter how long they continue to play.
On CLP-700 Series pianos, binaural sampling was used for the Bösendorfer Imperial as well as the Yamaha CFX. Yamaha achieves higher-definition binaural sound with a specially developed mannequin head and model ears used for the recording.
We also developed the Stereophonic Optimizer function to achieve the same effect for the piano effects. Stereophonic Optimizer technology replicates the natural diffusion of sound in headphones nearly as closely as binaural sampling for the piano voices other than the CFX and Imperial.
|Dimensions||Width||1,461 mm (57-1/2") [Polished finish: 1,466 mm (57-11/16")]|
|Height||927 mm (36-1/2") [Polished finish: 930 mm (36-5/8")]|
|Depth||459 mm (18-1/16") [Polished finish: 459 mm (18-1/16")]|
|Weight||Weight||57 kg (125 lb, 11 oz) [Polished finish: 60 kg (132 lb, 4 oz)]|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||GrandTouch-S™ keyboard: synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, escapement|
|88-key Linear Graded Hammers||-||-|
|Pedal||Number of Pedals||3: Damper (with half-pedal function), Sostenuto, Soft|
|Functions||Sustain (Switch), Sustain Continuously, Sostenuto, Soft, Pitch Bend Up, Pitch Bend Down, Rotary Speed, Vibe Rotor, Song Play/Pause|
|GP Response Damper Pedal||-|
|Display||Type||Full Dots LCD|
|Size||128 x 64 dots|
|Key Cover||Key Cover Style||Sliding|
|Tone Generation||Piano Sound||Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial|
|Binaural Sampling||Yes (CFX Grand and Bösendorfer voices only)|
|Grand Expression Modeling||Yes|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||256|
|Preset||Number of Voices||38|
|Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)||Yes|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||21 voice demo songs + 50 classics + 303 lesson songs|
|Recording||Number of Songs||250|
|Number of Tracks||16|
|Data Capacity||approx. 500 KB/Song|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF (Format 0, Format 1)|
|Recording||SMF (Format 0)|
|USB Audio Recorder||Playback||.||.wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)|
|Recording||.||.wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)|
|Tempo Range||5 - 500|
|Transpose||-12 - 0 - +12|
|Tuning||414.8 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)|
|Scale Type||7 types|
|Storage||Internal Memory||Total maximum size approx. 1.4 MB|
|External Drives||USB flash drive|
|Connectivity||Headphones||Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)|
|MIDI||[IN] [OUT] [THRU]|
|AUX IN||Stereo Mini|
|AUX OUT||[L/L+R] [R]|
|USB TO DEVICE||Yes|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
|DC IN||16 V|
|Amplifiers||30 W x 2|
|Speakers||16 cm x 2|
|Power Consumption||18 W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)|
|Auto Power Off||Yes|
|Accessories||Owner’s Manual, “50 Classical Music Masterpieces” Music Book, Online Member Product Registration, Warranty*, Bench*, Power cord*/AC adaptor* PA-300C *varies by area|