Clavinova CLP Grand Series
The flagship grand piano style model of the Clavinova CLP Series, featuring a counterweighted GrandTouch keyboard, and the finest sound system in the series.
Yamaha’s latest keyboard action offers a wide dynamic range and precise touch response, while the consistent grand piano hammers and synthetic-ivory/ebony keys provide a comfortable, slip-resistant feel. The GrandTouch keyboard showcases Yamaha’s expertise with wooden keys, featuring high-quality solid wood construction that enhances durability and resistance to warping, creating a grand piano-like feel.
Leverage your artistic expression
When playing a digital piano, the back area of the keys may prove to be a challenge to full musical expression. This is because the back of the key is closest to the fulcrum of the action. The closer to this pivot point that you strike the key, the less leverage you have and the more strength you need to apply. The greater length of GrandTouch keys give the player MORE leverage, allowing for better expressive control, even at the backs of the keys. This is the same support length found on the Yamaha S3X premium grand piano (as of July 2020), and is the longest support length used on any digital piano.
88-key Linear Graded Hammers—the first digital piano keyboard ever to feature realistic weighting on every key
Every single key on a grand piano keyboard is weighted differently. This is because the strings for each note are slightly thinner and shorter in the treble register, becoming thicker and longer towards the bass register. The 88-key Linear Graded Hammers of the Clavinova is the first-of-its-kind to faithfully duplicate this graded touch with differing weights and key return on each one of its keys. This results in a feel and response that is astonishingly like that of a grand piano, and allows players to gain an appreciation of a more authentic touch.
Counterweights are embedded in the keys of a grand piano to balance the weight of the hammers and offer more precise control when playing delicately at low volumes. The Clavinova features carefully adjusted counterweights for improved playability when playing pianissimo with a light touch, and better key return in rapid passages. The keyboard of the Clavinova has been fine-tuned to offer optimal balance, emphasizing its superb playability and grand piano response.
Escapement mechanism of Clavinova keyboards
Clavinova keyboards are equipped with an escapement mechanism, emulating the behavior of a grand piano, where the hammers move away from the strings after striking them to avoid interference with string vibration. This mechanism creates a subtle clicking sensation that is perceptible only on the lightest keystrokes, akin to a grand piano’s keyboard. Carefully calibrated to balance key repetition and response, the Clavinova keyboards offer an enhanced playing experience without compromising performance.
The GP Response Damper Pedal
The damper pedal on the CLP-796GP provides essential expressive control, offering continuous detection of depression depth and enabling half-pedaling for subtle adjustments to the piano sound. The GP Response Damper Pedal features a grand piano-style resistance curve, gradually increasing in weight as the pedal is pressed further, allowing players to master delicate pedaling nuances.
Clavinova pianos offer exceptional playability, versatile functions, and a sleek design that seamlessly combines a compact form with modern aesthetics. With a focus on creating a natural and immersive playing experience, unnecessary elements are eliminated from the player’s field of vision, allowing them to feel as if they are sitting in front of an acoustic piano. Yamaha’s consideration for players who transition between Clavinova and grand pianos ensures a comfortable and worry-free performance experience. Moreover, Clavinova pianos effortlessly blend into everyday life, with contemporary accents and color options to complement various interior designs and lifestyles.
Touch sensor control panel
The touch panel only displays text when it is on—when the panel is off, it has the smooth finish of a keyblock.
Grand Expression Modeling
The CLP-700 Series introduces Grand Expression Modeling, enabling pianists to achieve an extensive range of tonal expression similar to that of a grand piano by precisely controlling intensity, speed, and depth of key presses, allowing for techniques like trills, legato, and melody emphasis, enhancing the performance experience and facilitating learning and exploration of various musical techniques with joy and expressive freedom.
Newly sampled Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial voices
Clavinova grand pianos feature meticulously sampled sounds from world-renowned concert grands like Yamaha’s CFX and Bösendorfer’s Imperial, capturing the impressive, expressive qualities of the CFX and the rich warmth of the Imperial. Yamaha’s careful recording of the entire tonal range of all 88 keys faithfully reproduces the unique characteristics of each piano, resulting in harmonious and captivating tones.
Virtual Resonance Modeling
Clavinova pianos feature Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM), an innovative technology that faithfully reproduces the intricate sympathetic resonance found in grand pianos. By simulating the complex interaction of vibrations between strings, soundboard, and other components, Clavinova pianos deliver a richly varied and immersive sound experience, including the subtle nuances of damper movements and the resonance of various piano elements. Enjoy the authentic dynamics and deep sympathetic sounds akin to playing a grand piano with Clavinova.
A fully immersive concert grand experience—even with headphones
The CLP-725 features binaural sampling of the Yamaha CFX, capturing the authentic piano sound from the perspective of the pianist’s ears. This method ensures the Clavinova piano reproduces the ambience and natural resonance of acoustic pianos, creating a grand piano experience even when using headphones. Pianists can immerse themselves in the music without feeling the presence of headphones, thanks to the lifelike sound quality. Additionally, the Stereophonic Optimizer function replicates the natural sound diffusion of piano effects, closely resembling binaural sampling for non-CFX piano voices.
Period instrument voices open the door to the world of classical music
The CLP-775/745/735/765GP* are Yamaha’s first instruments to be equipped with the voices of the fortepiano, the predecessor to the modern piano. The sounds emitted by a fortepiano are simpler than those of a modern piano, and decay much more rapidly. Hearing the sounds of the instruments played when the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin were composing their songs should illuminate the original intent behind the notes on the page. Here is a novel opportunity to communicate with historical composers by playing these period instruments.
*These models are equipped with the voices of two fortepianos beloved by Mozart and Chopin.
Grand Acoustic Imaging
The CLP-796GP recreates the immersive sound and reverberation experienced when playing a grand piano through Grand Acoustic Imaging. By utilizing advanced acoustic design and measuring technology, the compact-sized digital pianos achieve the same sound image and field as a grand piano. Carefully balanced and positioned bass, mid, and treble speakers emit tones that replicate the proper placement of an actual grand piano, while a transducer enhances the full reverberation of the soundboard, providing a deep and authentic playing experience.
Speaker innovations by Yamaha include Spruce Cones
Drawing from our experience in building both acoustic pianos and high-end speakers, the Yamaha CLP-796GP speaker cones use pulp from the same spruce wood used to make acoustic piano sound boards. The result is a more natural, piano-like attack to the sound that is more piano-like when you play the keys.
Time-tested practice aids
Train your hands with some of the most widely accepted exercises in the world using proven practice methods from Hanon, Bayer, Czerny and Burgmüller. You can use these built-in songs for practicing with your right and left hands separately, or simply enjoy listening to them.
Playing the piano along with rhythm playback
The CLP-700 Series comes complete with 20 different and simple rhythm patterns (drums and bass accompaniment) that are perfectly suited to many types of music, letting you spice up your performance with some backing musicians, make practice more interesting, or open up your creative flow with inspiring new ideas.
Connect wirelessly for Bluetooth® audio
You can play music through the audio system on the Clavinova* by using a Bluetooth-enabled smart device. You can stream audio data such as mp3 files. You can enjoy playing along with any songs on your smart device.
Get more with the Smart Pianist app
Enjoy the piano more with Smart Pianist, a dedicated app that adds a beautiful graphic interface and a variety of incredible features to your compatible Yamaha digital piano.
The Bluetooth® MIDI function* lets you conncect to Smart Pianist wirelessly.
*Featured on the CLP-785/775/745/795GP/765GP. Availability of Bluetooth MIDI varies by country.
Multi-track Song Recorder
The recording function featured in Clavinova digital pianos allows you to record your performances* with a single touch, which is useful when you want to review your playing objectively. Additionally, you can record up to 16 tracks for simultaneous playback, so different hands can be recorded separately or overdub parts with different voices.
*Recordings are made in MIDI format, and can also be recorded to USB flash memory. Compatible software is required for playback of recorded data on a computer.
USB Audio Recorder
Record performances to USB flash memory and create audio files* you can save and play back on a computer, share with friends or create a CD.
*Data is saved in WAV format.
- New Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial piano samples and binaural sampling
- GrandTouch™ keyboard with counterweights, 88-key Linear Graded Hammers
- Improved VRM (Virtual Resonance Modeling)
- Grand Expression Modeling
- GP Response Damper Pedal
- Grand Acoustic Imaging
- 256-note polyphony
- 53 voices + 14 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG voices, incl. 4 fortepiano voices (Scarlatti Piano/Mozart Piano/Beethoven Piano/Chopin Piano)
- 21 Voice Demo Songs + 50 Classics + 303 Lesson Songs
- 20 rhythms
- Built-in Bluetooth® audio, wireless connection to the Smart Pianist app via Bluetooth® MIDI
- Touch sensor control panel, 128 x 64 full dot LCD
- Dual/Split/Duo modes
- Digital effects (Reverb/Chorus/Brilliance/Effect)
- Multi-track Song Recorder
- USB Audio Recorder (Playback/Recording: WAV)
- USB TO HOST and USB TO DEVICE
- Dual headphone jacks
- MIDI In/Out/Thru
- AUX In/Out
- (50 W + 50 W + 50 W) x 2 amplifiers
- (16 cm + 8 cm + 2.5 cm (dome) + transducer) x 2 speaker system, Spruce Cone speaker
- 5 Year Yamaha Warranty