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Clavinova CLP 785 - Polished Ebony
What sets the new 2023 CLP 785 flagship piano apart from other CLP models (with the exception of the CLP 795 grand piano) is the caliber of speakers used and the GrandTouch Keyboard action. The GrandTouch action has the individual key counter weights found in a grand piano for unrivaled realism in the resistance and return of each key. The all new CFX and Bösendorfer samples absolutely sing through the powerful 300W sound system with Spruce Cone speakers. Spruce wood is used in the sound boards of Yamaha acoustic pianos because of its superior tone quality, and that same wood is used in the CLP-685 speaker cones. You will lose yourself in the sound of the updated binaurally-sampled CFX which is a totally immersive headphone experience. Selecting Voices and adjusting settings is easy using the intuitive touch screen user LCD interface.
We are the largest exclusively Clavinova dealership in the country so we tend to get orders filled faster than other retailers. You won't find a better price advertised online, you'll have a worry free warranty for 10 years, and you'll receive excellent customer service, free express shipping, ongoing tech support and a bench.
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Yamaha Clavinova CLP 785 Features
- Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano samples
- Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)
- Real Grand Expression (RGE) sound engine
- Intelligent acoustic control (IAC)
- NWX natural wood key action for authentic touch
- Linear Graded Hammers
- Smooth release keys, key off and damper resonance samples
- Key counterweights
- Synthetic ivory and ebony key surfaces
- Binaural sampling (incredible headphone sound)
- Dual headphone outputs
- LCD Display
- 36 voices
- 16 track - 250 song recorder
- 3 pedals. Soft, sostenuto and damper with half damper effect
- Drum rhythms and metronome for spot on timing
- USB and Midi for computer connectivity
- Upright design with front legs
- 5 year parts & labor warranty
- Compatible with Yamaha apps
Yamaha CFX Concert Grand Piano
The nine-foot CFX is a is a full sized concert grand piano characterized by a wide palette of tonal colors and the ability to create the most subtle expressive nuances. The CFX can project over the sound of a symphony orchestra, even in very large halls. The crowning glory of the Yamaha line, today's CFX concert grand incorporates numerous refinements in performance, elevating this revered instrument to an even higher standard of excellence. The CLP Clavinova puts the majesty of this $180,000 concert grand right at your fingertips.
Bösendorfer Imperial Concert Grand Piano
Bösendorfer has been perfecting the craft of piano creation for over 185 years. The legendary 97-key Imperial Grand has the largest soundboard of any piano and rich history of artist endorsements from Bartók, Debussy, Ravel and Franz Liszt to Tori Amos and Oscar Peterson. This $300,000 masterpiece sounds amazing on the CLP CLavinova.
SAVE $1000’s OVER THE LIFESPAN OF THE PIANO!! Even the best pianos are in jeopardy of warping, squeaking, going out of tune, having sticky keys and becoming less fun to play when those things are happening. If you tune your piano twice a year at $125 a pop, that’s a $1,500 expense over 5 years. It’s extremely rare for a Clavinova to have any issues at all. The touch remains consistent, the sound in perfect tune and the functions in perfect order for decades to come, saving you $1,000’s of dollars over the years.
Silent Practice with headphones!
If the piano is getting played for 20min, 45min, or hours a day, the noise of the piano can be disruptive to the home and the noise of the home can be distracting for the pianist. When you need to practice and the tv is on, the other kids are doing homework and the baby is sleeping, you’ll be grateful for headphones. If you think the Clavinova sounds great through speakers, just wait until you hear it through a nice set of headphones! Yamaha uses Binaural sampling which is a fancy way to describe a sophisticated recording technique using a special combination of microphones to reproduce the sound of an acoustic piano to the human ear through headphones.
Virtual Resonance Modeling
Think of VRM this way, playing digital pianos of the past was like eating a fine meal while you have a cold, it tastes ok but you miss the full aroma and subtle nuances of flavor. VRM adds the richness and tonal quality to the high definition sound of the instrument. VRM calculates the various states of strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next, and timing and depth of the damper pedals pressed. The enhanced VRM now calculates aliquot resonance in the upper octaves, and the full resonance of the soundboard, rim, and frame. This technology allows for vivd, bright, richly-varied expression that reflect the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.
GRAND TOUCH ACTION - Our flagship keyboard
Pianists prefer grand pianos not only because of the way they sound, but also because of the way the keys respond to their touch. When grand piano keys are struck, there is a certain weight or resistance to the touch. Similarly, when keys are released, they return to a resting position based on the balance between the key and the internal mechanics of the keyboard. It is difficult to reproduce the natural return of the keys of a grand piano in a digital piano, due to differences in the mechanics. Yamaha carefully studied these characteristics when developing the GrandTouch keyboard, and has now reproduced this fine balance in the Clavinova digital piano. The result is GrandTouch - detailed grand piano feel that allows for uniform tone control, precise rhythm and smooth melodic expression - fundamental to an exceptional musical performance.
Benefits of smooth release
From staccato to legato—superbly expressive sound that responds to the player’s touch
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.
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.
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’ve added escapement to deliver 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. These keyboards have been adjusted to provide additional friction that balances key repetition and response without impeding performance.
Synthetic ebony and ivory keytops
Our fingers are more sensitive than we think, and for pianists, the texture of the piano keys is extremely important. The Clavinova features highly absorbent material that prevents fingers from slipping even after hours of practice, while retaining the ideal texture and feel.
There are multiple advantages to having Blue Tooth built in to the piano. You can play music through the piano right from your smart device. Whether you are having a party a just playing music through the pianos massive speaker system or you are just playing back a song you are trying to learn in iTunes, wireless playback gives you quick and flawless sound through a bluetooth enabled phone or tablet.
The Piano Guys
Thank you for choosing The Piano Guys official piano store. If you’ve seen our videos, you know that our mission has always been to showcase the piano in as many ways as possible to encourage people everywhere to play it. In “concert” with this mission, we launched this store to give everyone the opportunity to play an instrument that sounds and feels like a world class concert grand piano.
But what if you don’t have the space for it?
The money for it? And the thought of moving it, babying it and constantly tuning it overwhelms you? Our Clavinova pianos are the answer. Just imagine -- combine cutting edge technology, practice-motivating features and the best digital sampling on the market, and you will own the most advanced, most sublime sounding piano money can buy. Call 1-877-710-2528 right now and our expert team will walk you through a no-pressure discovery to help you choose which piano is best for your needs.
We hope you feel we’re a name you can trust -- a name with the experience and passion necessary to pair you with the best piano for your needs. In addition, we include things with your piano that NO OTHER store offers:
- FREE personalized product support from our TPG team of experts
(just in case you can’t remember where the karaoke button is!)
- FREE piano bench (what good is a piano if there’s nowhere to
park your posture?)
- FREE signature TPG bundles (some super cool surprises we’ll
be including with your piano)
- 8 years warranty (we’re confident you won’t need it, but it’s yours
if you do. Pedals to lid. Parts AND labor -- we’ve got you covered.)
- Call 1-877-710-2528 and we'll help you find your dream piano!