In terms of sound quality, expressiveness and playability, the CLP-280 is without peer. It features 4-level Dynamic Stereo Sampling, for the most authentic grand piano sound possible. The instrument also has a full-range 3-way speaker system to reproduce that sound with all its dynamic power and subtle nuances, Add the sophisticated iAFC technology, and you have a sound that is unmatched in its spaciousness and acoustic realism. A built-in 16-track song recorder gives you easy-to-use tools for creating, recording and arranging complex, multi-part compositions, and the USB terminals let you seamlessly interface with your computer music system.
The Beauty of the Grand
The sound is unmistakable. At the same time both beautifully simple and gorgeously complex, the sound of an acoustic grand piano is immediately recognizable. The new CLP Series Clavinovas elegantly capture the sound of the piano in all of its natural gra...
The Beauty of the Grand
The sound is unmistakable. At the same time both beautifully simple and gorgeously complex, the sound of an acoustic grand piano is immediately recognizable. The new CLP Series Clavinovas elegantly capture the sound of the piano in all of its natural grandeur and beauty. Featuring both improved piano voices and newly revamped built-in speaker systems for authentic reproduction, these new instruments deliver the rich grand piano sound everyone knows and loves. Two different keyboard technologies – Natural Wood (CLP-280) and GH3 (CLP-270/240/230) – give these instruments exceptional playability and expressiveness, while the stylish design and attractive exterior reflect the true sonic beauty within.
Highest Level of Performance and Expressiveness
- Polished ebony (CLP-280PE), Polished Mahogany (CLP-280PM), Dark Rosewood (CLP-280), Mahogany (CLP-280M), Cherry (CLP-280C)
- New Natural Wood Keyboard
- New 4-level Dynamic Stereo Sampling AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation
- Stereo Sustain Samples, Key-Off Samples and String Resonance
- 50 Sampling Banks
- New iAFC (Instrumental Active Field Control) System
- 38 + 480 XG voices
- 128-note polyphony (Max.)
- PC interface (USB To HOST)
- Split, Dual
- Digital Reverb, Chorus, Brilliance
- 16-track song recorder
- Internal Flash ROM for song memory
- USB TO DEVICE for data storage
- 7 temperaments
- 60W x 2 + 20W x 2 amplifier
- Metronome with 5 language counts
- 3 foot pedals – Damper with half pedal effect, Sostenuto and Soft
- MIDI IN/OUT/THRU
- Sliding key cover
- Folding music rest with music clips
- Dual headphone jacks and headphone hanger
- 50 built-in demonstration piano songs with sheet music
Natural Wood Keyboard for an authentic grand piano feel
The new CLP-280 utilizes the exclusive Natural Wood Keyboard feature, with real-wood white keys and sophisticated technology that faithfully reproduces the experience of playing an actual acoustic grand piano. From the natural, balanced weight and key mass to the authentic wood touch and feel – including rounded key tips and other genuine key shape features – this new keyboard has a playability and expressiveness that goes beyond anything ever available in an electronic instrument. The sound response varies according to velocity, and the characteristic weight gradations of the keys – heavy in the lower end, light in the upper keys – make you feel as if you're playing a real grand piano.
Inner Beauty that Shines Through
The beauty is in the performance. Significant enhancements such as the advanced Natural Wood Keyboard technology and the new built-in three-way speaker system for rich, authentic sound reproduction make this an instrument you'll be proud to own – and even prouder to play. Experience the true elegance and sonic beauty of a wonderfully expressive musical instrument – the CLP-280.
iAFC (Instrumental Active Field Control)
Yamaha developed this advanced technology to bring you even more performance enjoyment. It outputs sound picked up by built-in microphones together with the Clavinova's internal sound through rear speakers, making automatic adjustments to create a richer sound that best matches the acoustic characteristics of the room you're playing in. It also uses signal processing to reproduce an authentic damper effect.
You'll notice the difference the two types of iAFC make as soon as you start playing.
Spatial Effect (SE)
Spatial Effect creates a sense of spaciousness and enhances the acoustic realism by picking up the external sound using built-in microphones and outputting the sound from the rear speaker of the instrument.
Dynamic Damper Effect (DDE)
DDE recreates the subtle resonances that occur when you press the damper pedal down on a grand piano. Instead of using the microphone, it does this by sending a discrete set of samples out the rear speakers to create a clear sense of depth.
AWM Tone Generation and New Piano Samples
Like previous models, these new Yamaha Clavinovas boast AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation for the ultimate in instrument realism. And to assure a warmer, more natural, even more captivating sound, the CLP-280/270/240 also feature new DSS (Dynamic Stereo Sampling) piano samples. Taken at different levels from loud to soft, these new samples provide subtle differences in volume and timbre depending on how you play the keys ... resulting in the ultimate in responsiveness. In addition, the CLP-280/270/240 offer Stereo Sustain and Key-Off samples. Stereo Sustain samples recreate the resonances of the strings and soundboard when the damper pedal is pressed that contribute to the unique sound of a grand piano. Key-Off samples provide the delicate sound keys make when they are released for another touch of realism.
To take you even closer to authentic grand piano performance pleasure, the CLP-280/270 come with String Resonance samples to provide the complex resonances that make an acoustic grand piano sound so rich and full.
Newly Designed Built-in Speaker Systems
The true sound of the Clavinova is only as good as the sound that reaches your ears. That's why we've invested an extra amount of time and effort into enhancing the speaker systems of these instruments. The CLP-280/270 features a new three-way system for a richer, better-defined midrange – so important in the reproduction of the acoustic grand piano.
Selection of Voices, Choice of Finishes
Besides new piano samples, you get a choice of other stereo-sampled musical instrument sounds to perform with. And thanks to enlarged memory, these sounds are better than ever, providing added realism for more music playing enjoyment. But Yamaha Clavinovas aren't designed just for sound – they also feature an attractive, elegant finish to complement the room you place it in.
The CLP-280 offers a choice of five different finishes.
Stay connected! The CLP-280/270/240 are the first Clavinovas to feature both USB TO HOST and TO DEVICE terminals, conveniently located on the front panel for easy access. This means that you can connect to a computer (TO HOST), and take advantage of the vast possibilities in computer music, and hook up to your favorite USB storage device (TO DEVICE) for storing your valuable song data – all at the same time.
Handy Music Rest
All the new Clavinovas come with a folding music rest and a headphone hanger. For extra convenience, some Clavinovas also feature music clips for securing music books and scores (Music Clips available on CLP-295GP/265GP/280/270/240).
Sheet music for the built-in demonstration songs is included with all the new Clavinova 200 Series.
Get online and tap into a new universe of music!
Visit the Yamaha MusicSoft website ( www.yamahamusicsoft.com ) and discover just how many ways you can enhance your musical experience. Whether you want to play along, sing along, or just listen – we've got a huge and growing variety of special software and tools that help you get the most out of your Clavinova. Download your favorite songs to your computer and save them to a USB storage device for uploading to the Clavinova. Or, use the included MusicSoft Downloader software to directly transfer data from your computer to the Clavinova via a simple USB connection.
Audio & Video
|Weight||Weight||91kg (200lbs., 5/8oz.)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||Natural Wood (NW) Keyboard|
|Pedal||Number of Pedals||3|
|Functions||Damper, Sostenuto, Soft|
|Display||Type||Full Dot LCD|
|Size||24 character x 2-line|
|Key Cover||Key Cover Style||Sliding|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling|
|Number of Dynamic Levels||4|
|Stereo Sustain Samples||Yes|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||128|
|Preset||Number of Voices||38 + 480 XG + 12 Drum Kits (+ GM2/GS Voices for GM2/GS Song playback)|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||50|
|Recording||Number of Songs||250|
|Number of Tracks||16|
|Data Capacity||1.7MB (ca. 170,000 notes)|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF (Format 0 & 1), ESEQ|
|Recording||SMF (Format 0)|
|Tempo Range||5 - 500|
|Transpose||-12 to 0, 0 to +12|
|Scale Type||7 types|
Storage and Connectivity
|Storage||Floppy Disk Drive||Option|
|Internal Memory||1.7MB (ca. 170,000 notes)|
|USB TO DEVICE||x 2 (selectable)|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||60W x 2 + 20W x 2|
|Speakers||16cm x 2, 2.5cm (DOME) x 2, 8cm x 4|
|Included Accessories||Headphones Hanger||Yes|
|Song Book||"50 greats for the Piano"|