Yamaha Clavinova CLP400 Series Pleases The Piano Purist

5/6/2011 [Pianos & Keyboards]

Versatile and Elegant Digital Piano Offers High-Quality Sound and Realistic Piano Action

The Clavinova CLP440M
The Clavinova CLP440M

BUENA PARK, Calif.— The Yamaha Clavinova CLP400 Series digital pianos, featuring enhanced technologies and elegant piano craftsmanship, are now shipping. The new line is perfect for in-home use due to its superior sound and weighted piano-style keys that are perfect for building and maintaining proper finger technique. Sporting completely redesigned cabinetry with front legs and a more powerful sound system, the CLP400 models feature a new Panel Reveal Key Cover that discreetly hides all panel buttons, removing any visible sign of technology, giving the console models a more classic, acoustic upright look.

"In today's piano market, customers are more particular than ever about design and appearance," says Dane Madsen, Yamaha Electronic Keyboard Marketing Manager. "The new CLP line, in addition to its technological enhancements, has raised the bar as to just how close a digital piano can look like an acoustic piano."

Key new features shared by all models in the CLP line include a USB audio recorder, which lets pianists capture performances, document and store piano lesson material or record original compositions on high-quality WAV files. Now, it's easier than ever to share high-quality audio recordings with family and friends.

An Intelligent Acoustic Control function automatically adjusts EQ tone control according to the volume you set, assuring that these instruments maintain a full, rich sound with balanced highs and lows at all volume levels. Each model offers Yamaha's outstanding Graded Hammer 3 action, but the CLP470 and CLP480 debut a new Graded Linear Hammer feature, which replicates the nuance of a traditional piano with 88 levels of gradations from top to bottom. Other models include the CLP430, CLP440 and the CLP465GP, which provides grand piano looks at an upright piano price.

Yamaha's goal to "bring the joy of playing piano to everyone" led to the creation of the Clavinova digital piano in 1983. Over the last quarter century, the Clavinova has evolved into the world's most popular and musically empowering digital piano. The new CLP-400 Series offers a feature set targeted at the piano purist emphasizing piano touch and tone above all else, but still providing simple, practical functions that all pianists can appreciate.

Meticulous craftsmanship has earned Clavinova digital pianos consistent acclaim from Musical Merchandise Review magazine and many other respected music industry leaders. Learn more about Clavinova Series Digital Pianos here.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/press.

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