Yamaha CLP695 Digital Grand Piano (Polished Ebony)

£5,999.00

The CLP-695GP is Yamaha’s flagship CLP Clavinova. Combining an exquisite grand piano cabinet with state-of-the-art technology, it delivers unprecedented sound quality and luxury. Featuring a GrandTouch keyboard alongside the sound of the world renowned Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grands, the CLP-695GP offers an unrivalled grand piano experience. Lose yourself in the sound of Yamaha’s finest concert grand. The CFX has been captured using binaural sampling for a truely immersive headphone experience. Transform the CLP-695GP into the most luxurious wireless sound system with Bluetooth audio streaming. Enjoy your own music collection through the high-fidelity 300W sound system, featuring Spruce Cone speakers made from the same wood used in Yamaha grand piano soundboards.

The GrandTouch keyboard was developed with a clear awareness of the need to recreate the responsive feel of a grand piano.

For instance, one of the major characteristics of a grand piano is the wide change in key touch, from playing soft to striking the keys hard. Grand pianos respond to different ways of playing with different key touches—the keys move lightly when played softly, and the keys respond firmly when played strongly.

With the GrandTouch keyboard, Yamaha has considered the key mechanism and weight, as well as the key shape and friction that occurs during key travel. In doing so, they have widened the range of differences in key touch between lighter and harder playing. This lets you naturally sense the difference between louder and quieter sounds while playing.

What’s more, Yamaha have included a mechanism that simulates the lifting of hammers on a grand piano, recreating the feeling of escapement at the end of the key stroke. With this, the GrandTouch emulates both the release feeling that is unique to an actual escapement mechanism, and the feeling of stopping that comes afterwards.

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Description

Features

Sound
Two of the worlds finest concert grands
With two world-renowned concert grand pianos available at the touch of a button, the CLP-695GP 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
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.

The legendary sound of a Bösendorfer Imperial
Originally founded in 1828, Bösendorfer holds a unique position amongst piano makers as the only manufacturer in the world still utilising the Viennese tradition of hand-crafted design that produces the uniquely warm bass, singing treble and rich tonal colours 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.

Outstanding Piano Sound
VRM physical modeling – the distinctive reverberation generated by the entire body of a concert grand piano
In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. This is reproduced perfectly in the Clavinova through enhanced Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). The original VRM calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next, and timing and depth of damper pedals pressed. The enhanced VRM now also calculates aliquot resonance in the upper octaves, and the full resonance of the soundboard, rim, and frame. This technology allows for vivid, bright, richly varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.

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 utilises 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.

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.

Touch
Built on a Legacy of Concert Grand Piano Craftsmanship
Grand Piano keyboards are characterised by a light feel when played gently, and a heavier feel when played with more strength. Conversely, a non-grand piano keyboard has a uniform resistance regardless of whether the player uses a gentle or heavy touch. This has traditionally been one of the most significant differences between the touch of a grand piano and that of a digital piano. However, when developing GrandTouch keyboard action, Yamaha sought to reproduce the true key resistance that is unique to the grand piano, with greater fidelity. The result is an instrument with a more responsive touch, offering a greater dynamic range than ever before. Now you can experience a much more controlled, nuanced sound when playing softly, or powerful, brighter tones when playing with a stronger touch — just like that of a grand piano.

Achieve True Balance
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.

Leverage Your Artistic Expression
When playing a digital piano, the back area of the keys may prove to be a challenge to full musical expression. This is because the back of the key is closest to the fulcrum of the action. The closer to this pivot point you strike the key, the less leverage you have and the more strength you need to apply. The greater length of GrandTouch keys give the player more leverage, allowing for better expressive control, even at the backs of the keys. This is the exact same support length found on the Yamaha S3X premium grand piano, and is the longest support length used on any digital piano.

Our fingers are more sensitive than we think, and for pianists, the texture of the piano keys is extremely important. The GrandTouch 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 recreates 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.

88-key Linear Graded Hammers – the first digital piano keyboard ever to feature alistic weighting on every key
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.

Specifications

Sound:
CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial piano samples
CFX Binaural sampling
Improved VRM (Virtual Resonance Modelling)
Smooth Release
Key-Off samples
256-note polyphony
49 + 480 XG Voices + GM2 / GS (Song file playback)

Keyboard Touch
GrandTouch keyboard with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops (wood is used for the white keys)
Escapement
Counterweight
88-key Linear Graded Hammers
GP Response Damper Pedal

Other Features
Width 1,430 mm (56-5/16″)
Height 932 mm (36-11/16″)
Depth 1,237 mm (48-11/16″)
Weight 127 kg (280 lb, 0 oz)
Piano Action Number of Keys 88
Type GrandTouch Keyboard: wooden keys (white only), synthetic ebony and ivory key tops, escapement
Touch Sensitivity Hard2/Hard1/Medium/Soft1/Soft2/Fixed
88-key Linear Graded Hammers Yes
Counterweight Yes
Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Sustain (Switch), Sustain Continuously, Sostenuto, Soft, Expression, Pitch Bend Up, Pitch Bend Down, Rotary Speed, Vibe Rotor, Song Play/Pause
GP Response Damper Pedal Yes
Digital Display Type Size 128 x 64 dots
Cabinet Key Cover Style Sliding
Music Rest Yes
Music Braces Yes
Voices Piano Models: Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial, CFX Binaural Sampling
Binaural Sampling Yes (CFX Grand Voice only)
Key-off Samples Yes
Smooth Release Yes
Virtual Resonance Modelling (VRM) Yes
String Resonance via VRM
Damper Resonance via VRM
Maximum Polyphony 256 notes
Number of Voices 49 Voices + 14 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices
Compatibility XG (GM), GS (for Song playback), GM2 (for Song playback)
Effects types: Reverb 6, Chorus 3, Brilliance 7, Master Effect 11
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes
Stereophonic Optimizer Yes
Piano Room Yes
Dual/Layers Yes
Split Yes
Duo Yes
Number of Preset Songs 21 Voice Demo Songs + 50 Classics + 303 Lesson Songs
Number of Recording Song Spaces 250
Number of Recording Tracks 16
Data Capacity Approx. 500KB/Song
Playback Data Format SMF (Format 0, Format 1)
Recording Data Format SMF (Format 0)
USB Audio Playback Format .wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)
USB Audio Recording Format .wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)
Total Internal Memory maximum size approx. 1.5 MB
USB flash drive
Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 500
Transpose -12 0 +12
Tuning 414.8 440.0 – 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
Scale Type 7 types
Tuning, Scale Type, etc.
Backing Rhythms 20
Headphones 2x Full Size 1/4” Stereo Jack (TRS) Sockets
MIDI: MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, MIDI THRU
AUX IN Stereo Minijack Input
AUX OUT [L/L+R] [R]
AUX Pedal Yes
USB-To-Device Yes, for USB Flash Memory
USB-To-Host Yes, for app and MIDI connectivity
Bluetooth Yes (Audio) Built-in Bluetooth for wireless connection to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android
Amplifiers (50W + 50W + 50W) x2
Speakers (16 cm + 8 cm + 2.5 cm (dome)) x 2, Spruce Cone Speaker, Twisted Flare Port
Acoustic Optimiser Yes

Warranty

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