The CLP-625 is an ideal first piano for beginners or experienced players. This entry-level Clavinova features Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial samples and Graded Hammer 3X (GH3X) keyboard action with escapement feel. New to CLP-625 is a Binaural CFX sample that makes playing with headphones a truly immersive experience. Now with Key-Off samples as well as Damper and String Resonance samples, the entry-level CLP has never sounded better. Connect to your iOS device or your computer using the USB port to experience a wealth of entertainment and educational apps.
The sound of two of the finest concert grand pianos in the world
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.
The powerful tone of the acclaimed CFX
The flagship Yamaha 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.
CFX sound on the CLP Series
Artists who play the CFX
The legendary sound of the Bösendorfer Imperial
Originally founded in 1828, Bösendorfer holds a unique position amongst piano makers as the only manufacturer in the world still utilizing the Viennese tradition of hand-crafted design that produces the uniquely warm bass, singing treble and rich tonal colors known as the "Viennese Sound". The development of Bösendorfer pianos has been influenced by such famed composers as Brahms and Johann Strauss, resulting in an instrument lauded as the only piano capable of withstanding the frenetic playing of Franz Liszt.
Remaining true to this legacy of meticulous design and implementation, each Bösendorfer instrument is painstakingly crafted over many hours at the hands of highly-experienced craftsmen. In 2008, Bösendorfer became part of the Yamaha Group and in 2014, the revered tone of the Bösendorfer Imperial was featured in the Clavinova CLP Series.
Bösendorfer sound on the CLP Series
Artists who play Bösendorfer
A fully immersive concert grand experience—even with headphones
Yamaha advanced binaural sampling technology is now available on the Clavinova for the first time. The technology uses samples from the Yamaha CFX 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.
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.
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 gradually. This provides finely-nuanced response to the pianist’s playing.
Smooth tonal transformations perfectly matched to key pressure
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.
The Graded Hammer 3X Keyboard (GH3X)
The touch of the Clavinova keyboard has been praised by pianists for a performance feel that makes you forget you’re playing a digital piano, offering authentic response to the force of your touch and a natural key return. Utilizing the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism as a grand piano, GH3X actions accurately reproduce the touch of an acoustic piano from the heavy feel in the lower register to the lighter touch in the upper octaves.
Escapement mechanism of Clavinova Keyboards
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.
We didn't let any detail slide
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.
Keyboard Stabilizers—unique Yamaha mechanisms for improved keyboard stability and durability
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.
Full-body resonance, just like an acoustic piano
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.
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.
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 two 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
Connect the Clavinova to a computer or portable device to interact with a variety of educational, entertainment or creative applications.
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Audio & Video
|Requirements:||iOS 5.1 or later|
|Languages:||English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish|
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My Music Recorder
|Works with:||iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch|
|Requirements:||iOS 7.1 or later|
|Languages:||English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese|
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|Works with:||iPhone 3GS/4/4S & later, iPod touch (3rd/4th Generation & later), iPad (1st/3rd generation), iPad2 (2nd generation)|
|Requirements:||Requires iOS 5.1 or later|
|Languages:||English and Japanese|
***requires optional IMX1 MIDI to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector or IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector
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|Works with:||iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone 4 / iPhone 3GS / iPod touch (4th generation, 3rd generation)|
|Requirements:||iOS 4.2 or later|
|Supported instruments:||You can use Piano Diary with any MIDI- or USB-equipped piano, digital piano or keyboard. For instruments that have USB, you will need an iPad or iPad 2 with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.|
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|Dimensions||Width||1,350 mm (53-1/8") (Polished finish: 1,353 mm (53-1/4"))|
|Height||831 mm (32-11/26") (Polished finish: 832 mm (32-3/4"))|
|Depth||414 mm (16-5/16") (Polished finish: 415 mm (16-5/16"))|
|Weight||Weight||43.0 kg (94 lb, 13 oz) (Polished finish: 45.0 kg (99 lb, 3 oz)]|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) keyboard: synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, escapement|
|Pedal||Number of Pedals||3|
|Functions||Damper, Sostenuto, Soft|
|Key Cover||Key Cover Style||Sliding|
|Tone Generation||Piano Sound||Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial, CFX Binaural Sampling|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||256|
|Preset||Number of Voices||10|
|Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)||Yes|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||50 Piano Preset Songs, 10 Voice Demo Songs|
|Recording||Number of Songs||1|
|Number of Tracks||2|
|Data Capacity||100 KB/Song (Approx. 11,000 notes)|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF (Format 0, Format 1)|
|Recording||SMF (Format 0)|
|Tempo Range||5 ‒ 280|
|Transpose||-6 ‒ 0 ‒ +6|
|Tuning||414.8 ‒ 440.0 - 466.8 Hz|
Storage and Connectivity
|Storage||Internal Memory||Total maximum size approx. 900 KB (User song: One song approx. 100 KB, Loading song data from a computer: Up to 10 Songs)|
|Connectivity||Headphones||Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||20 W x 2|
|Speakers||10 cm x 2|
|Power Consumption||12 W (When using AC adapter PA-300C)|
|Auto Power Off||Yes|
|Power Supply||Adapters||PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha|
|Accessories||Owner’s Manual, “50 Classical Music Masterpieces” (music book), Quick Operation Guide, Bench (included or optional depending on locale), Online Member Product Registration, AC adapter PA-300C or an equivalent, Power cord (included or optional depending on locale)|
- Musicsoft Downloader V5.7.3 for Win (Win7 32-bit, 64-bit / Win8 32-bit, 64-bit / Win8.1 32-bit, 64-bit / Win10 32-bit, 64-bit)
- iPhone/iPad Connection Manual [English / 4.2MB]
- CLP-625 MIDI Reference [English / 1.1MB]
- CLP-625 Owner's Manual [English / 5MB]
- CLP-625 Quick Operation Guide [English / 164KB]
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