Yamaha CLP685

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Explore the Yamaha CLP685 Clavinova and see it in action

 

Clavinova Features:

  • CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial piano samples
  • CFX Binaural sampling
  • Smooth Release
  • Key-Off samples
  • String Resonance
  • Damper Resonance
  • 256-note polyphony
  • 49 Preset Voices + 14 Drum Kits & Sound FX + 480 XG Voices
  • GrandTouch Keyboard: wooden keys (white only), synthetic ebony and ivory key tops – Counter weighted
  • Escapement
  • Dual/Duo/Split Layers
  • Digital effect (Reverb & Chorus)
  • 21 Voice Demo Songs + 50 Piano Songs * 303 Lesson Songs (*The Clavinova comes with a book of music scores)
  • 16-track recording
  • USB TO HOST
  • Dual headphone jacks
  • (50 W + 50 W + 50 W) x 2 amplifiers
  • (16 cm + 8 cm + 2.5 cm dome) x 2 Spruce Cone Speaker System
  • Acoustic Optimizer
  • Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)
  • Stereophonic Optimizer
  • Music braces
  • Connect an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch ** (**For wired connection, refer to “iPhone / iPad Connection Manual”.)

 

Everything you could want in your first piano, including two of the world’s finest grand pianos: the Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial.

 

With two world-renowned concert grand pianos available at the touch of a button, the CLP Series lets you choose the perfect piano tone for the music you want to play. Offering far more than just sampled sounds, the CLP-600 Series reproduces the Yamaha CFX concert grand and the legendary Bӧsendorfer Imperial in meticulous detail.

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The powerful tone of the acclaimed CFX

Yamaha’s flagship 9’ concert grand piano, the CFX, offers sparkling highs and a powerful resonant bass with a sound that projects to the furthest reaches of any concert hall. The CFX was played by the winner of the prestigious International Chopin Competition in 2010, and has since gained recognition as one of the greatest concert grands of modern times.

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Clavinova Technology

Innovation for effortless performance

Clavinova is an innovative lineup of digital pianos that have continued to evolve while seeking to provide the touch and tone of a concert grand piano—the ultimate symbol of piano excellence. This authentic grand piano experience is the product of the knowledge and expertise that Yamaha has accumulated over more than 125 years of crafting acoustic pianos. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology to achieve grand piano quality, Clavinova digital pianos offer an inviting playing experience that is perfect for players of all levels. They emulate the touch and tone of a grand piano to make the transition from digital to acoustic piano a seamless and enjoyable one.

Outstanding Piano Sound

Featuring Yamaha Smooth Release technology, Clavinova offers the crisp tone heard when playing staccato as well as the lingering sound produced by releasing the keys more. This provides finely-nuanced response to the pianist’s playing.

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Sound in an acoustic piano attenuates over a long time. Pianists can change the volume of the sound—as well as its dynamics—to achieve both mellow and bright tones by simply changing the pressure they apply to the keys.

The Clavinova features long, carefully-sampled recordings of notes on a piano, reproduces them in rich detail and utilizes unique Yamaha technologies to achieve smooth tonal transitions in response to the touch of the player.

Additionally, the Clavinova has been repeatedly tested and adjusted by numerous pianists in order to attain a performance feel similar to that of a grand piano.

The moment a pianist’s fingers are lifted from the keys of a grand piano, subtle changes occur in the instrument’s tone as the damper is lowered onto the strings to mute its sound. Key-Off samples features actual recordings of these changes, offering a faithful reproduction of the most subtle changes in the piano’s sound, allowing for a more realistic performance.

Superb Playability and Feel

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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.

 

The escapement mechanism in a grand piano moves the hammers away from the strings quickly after they strike them, in order to prevent any interference with string vibration. This mechanism produces a slight clicking sensation when the keys are pressed gently. Since Real Grand Expression offers players superb sound, touch and pedaling, we decided to create an escapement that delivers outstanding playability, repetition, and response without impeding performance. The Clavinova keyboards feature an escapement mechanism that reproduces this sensation near the bottom of the key dip. They have been designed in such a way that the click is discernible only on the lightest keystrokes, similar to the keyboard of a grand piano. These keyboards have been adjusted to provide additional friction that balances key repetition and response without impeding performance.

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Our fingers are more sensitive than we think, and for pianists, the texture of the piano keys is extremely important. The GH3X keyboard features white keys made from the highest quality synthetic ivory, developed independently by Yamaha. The black keys are finished in synthetic ebony. Synthetic ivory keytops reproduce the tactile surface of the real ivory keyboards once used in older acoustic pianos. It features highly absorbent material that prevents fingers from slipping even after hours of practice, while retaining the ideal texture and feel. Resulting from well over a century of experience in making acoustic pianos, this exclusive Yamaha technology achieves a finish that feels natural and comfortable. In addition to the feel, the appearance and fine texture of these keys is unmatched by any other digital piano, and is sure to inspire pianists from the moment they experience it.

Keyboards fulfill the vital role of transforming emotion from your fingertips into sound and therefore, must be smooth to play in order to maintain superb touch for prolonged performances. That is why Yamaha has fitted Keyboard Stabilizers to all 88 keys, offering players a natural touch and improving the stability and durability of the keyboard.

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The mechanics of superior sound

Similar to an acoustic piano, the Clavinova is calibrated carefully, with speaker positioning and body materials checked to ensure that the entire instrument resonates optimally. For a sound image that is very close to the grand piano, these instruments feature Tone Escapement in several locations throughout the body that allow the sound from the speakers to be projected to the listener’s ears without being trapped inside the instrument. The higher-end models in the CLP-600 Series feature dedicated DSPs, amplifiers and speakers. This vastly improves sound production, ensuring that the volume and quality of sound heard by the performer is flawless, with the output from each speaker arriving at the performer’s ears in perfect synchrony.

The speakers attached to the body exhibit a phenomenon in which, if nothing is done, the volume of the sound will increase due to the resonant frequency of the body. Conversely, installing pipes with the same resonant frequency within the body suppresses this resonance. Acoustic optimizers utilize this phenomenon.

This improvement of the sound is something that has only been possible thanks to Yamaha‘s thorough knowledge of the internal acoustic characteristics of musical instruments.

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Drawing from our experience in building both acoustic pianos and high-end speakers, Yamaha uses the same spruce pulp to make the speaker cones they use to make piano sound boards. This helps to reduce wood waste, and is part of our commitment to environmental responsiblity. The result is a more natural, piano-like sound.

 

Concert hall performance in the comfort of your own home

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Yamaha’s advanced binaural sampling technology is now available on the Clavinova for the first time. The technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all.

Once you choose the Yamaha CFX Grand Voice and put headphones on, the binaural sampled sound is automatically ready and no additional settings are required. Now with or without headphones, you can fully enjoy the concert grand experience at home.

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The Stereophonic Optimizer—a new kind of headphone experience

When using headphones, the Stereophonic Optimizer lets players enjoy the dispersed sound heard when sitting in front of an acoustic piano. With the Stereophonic Optimizer, Voices sampled from acoustic pianos* appear to come from the body of the instrument. This provides a comfortable, natural experience that removes the drawbacks of performing with headphones.

* The CFX Voice utilizes binaural sampling technology

General Features

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

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Connect the Clavinova to a computer or a USB memory device to manage your library.

CLP-685 Specifications
Number of Keys: 88
Type of Keys: Weighted, GrandTouch linear graded keys (wooden white keys) with Escapement and counterweight
Touch Sensitivity: Fixed, Soft1/2, Medium, Hard1/2
Presets: 14 drum/SFX kits, 480 XG voices, 49 voices – Yamaha CFX, CFX Binaural, Bosendorfer Imperial
Polyphony: 256 Notes
Effects Types: 6 x Reverb, 3 x Chorus, Brilliance, Intelligence Acoustic Control, Sterephonic Optimizer
Song Playback: 50 preset songs, 21 voice demo songs, 303 lesson songs (SMF format)
Recording: 16-track, 250 songs (1.5MB total, 500KB per song, SMF format), WAV recording/playback (USB)
Storage: USB Flash Drive
Metronome: Yes
Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/8″ (aux in)
Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4″
USB: 1 x Type B, 1 x Type A
MIDI I/O: In/Out/Thru/USB
Bluetooth: v4.1
Headphones: 2 x 1/4″
Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4″ (optional FC4/5/7 footswitch)
Number of Pedals: 3 (damper, sostenuto, soft, sustain, expression, pitch, rotary, play/pause)
Built-in Speakers: 2 x 6.3″, 2 x 3.1″, 2 x 1″ dome tweeters
Amplifier: 2 x 50W low, 2 x 50W mid, 2 x 20W high
Display: LCD
Bench/Stand Included: Yes
Power Source: IEC C7 AC cable (included)
Height: 40.4″
Width: 57.5″
Depth: 18.75″
Weight: 196 lbs.

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