Yamaha Clavinova CLP470, Polished Ebony, Includes Yamaha Bench
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Yamaha Clavinova CLP470, Polished Ebony, Includes Yamaha BenchDetails
Clavinova reaches new levels of realism, expression and design with the new CLP-470. Perfect integration of new Yamaha technologies in three key elements - sound, touch and pedals make the CLP-470 a truly outstanding digital piano designed to emulate the look and feel of an authentic grand piano.
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The CLP-470 sees the full realisation of the Yamaha sound, touch and pedals, along with the careful application of Yamaha technologies to perfectly integrate these three elements into a single piano.
The Yamaha Clavinovas boast huge expressive capability due to Real Grand Expression, the next-generation piano sound source. It improves upon the Pure CF Sound Engine and lets you enjoy the playing response of a concert grand piano. The CLP-470 features a new smooth release function which can express sound with great clarity and clearly enunciate staccato notes with the sound of lingering resonance.
To read more about Real Grand Expression please take a look at the PDF below.
The grand piano voices of the CLP-470 were obtained by recording the sounds of a Yamaha concert grand. A single piano best suited for recording was selected and then tuned to the finest possible condition. This attention to detail resulted in a sound that displayed not only the beauty of each note, but the harmonized sound of a single piano.
The speakers, amps and other acoustic systems on the CLP-470 have been optimised so the player hears nothing but stunning sound during a performance. These resonances also give the impression that the Clavinova is more acoustic than digital.
Diverse, Dense Piano Voices
When you play fast phrases or superimpose chords while pressing the damper pedal, you'll want to be able to perform without notes dropping out. The CLP-470 provides 256-note polyphony so you can enjoy complex works. As your playing improves, your CLP-470 will continue to let you make the most of your abilities.
This Clavinova has many additional distinctive piano voices including a piano for ballads that gently resonates the start-up sound, a piano for jazz that adds depth to the sound and a piano for popular music with bright, rich sound. Each time you play, you can immediately enjoy the perfect sound without making any adjustments.
Along with the piano voices, the CLP-470 also offers a wide selection of musical instrument voices, including electric piano, harpsichord, guitar and strings. Dual and Split functions provides interesting ways of using voices.
Natural, Expressive Touch
The CLP-470 produces the exact sound you want through the touch of the keys and the feel of the pedals. As you play, you will truly feel as though you are playing a grand piano.
The touch of the CLP-470 keyboard has been praised by pianists for a performance feel that makes you forget it's a digital piano. The secret behind the superior touch is the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism as a grand piano. Depending on the weight of the hammer, the force of your touch and the natural key return when you release it, the CLP-470 faithfully reproduces the keyboard touch of an acoustic piano from the heavy feel in the lower range to the light feel in the higher range. To produce an even sound, the hammers hitting the keys become larger from low to high. Thanks to the 88-key linear graded hammers, the CLP-470 is the first digital piano to precisely recreate the keyboard touch of a grand piano where the weight, touch and return of every key is different. Since the experience is extremely close to that of a grand piano, it allows you to achieve better playing technique.
All 88 keys on the CLP-470 are equipped with keyboard stabilizers. This not only lets you play with a natural touch, it greatly improves the stability and durability of the keys.
The CLP-470 has a natural wood keyboard made with woodworking techniques perfected by Yamaha over a century of building fine acoustic pianos. Like a grand piano, the keys are made of solid wood that has undergone the long drying process required for use in a musical instrument. By selecting only the highest quality sections of each piece of wood, keys that are more resistant to warping and deforming than those of laminated wooden keyboards are created. The keys have three sensors that amplify sensitivity to the pianist playing them.
The CLP-470's keys have a touch that clings firmly to your fingers, just like the ivory keyboards historically used in top-class pianos. Synthetic ivory keytops feature a soft, slightly porous surface that gives added grip and natural friction for improved ease in playing, especially during long performances or practices.
The keys of the CLP-470 also provide a pleasing touch because the distance from the tip of the key to the fulcrum is extremely long. When playing a piano piece that uses many black keys, even when you press a white key near its base, the key sinks softly, maintaining the delicate nuances of key strokes.
The damper pedal is an important piano-playing element because it continuously varies the sound as you press it down. The CLP-470 behaves the same way as an acoustic piano by constantly detecting the amount of pedal press or return and finely adjusting the amount of note elongation and reverberation. Additionally, this Clavinova's GP response damper pedal reproduces the typical grand piano feeling, for example less resistance when starting to press and a heavy feeling when the pedal begins to take effect. As a result you can achieve greater control when operating the damper pedal and an operating feel just like that of a grand piano.
Stereo sustain samples provide the mellow reverberations created as you depress the damper pedal. Damper resonance similarly produces broad and deep resonances when the pedal on the CLP-470 is used. The result is realistic sound, just as if you were playing an acoustic piano. You will even hear the subtle changes that occur according to whether you begin to press the pedal before or after striking a key. This means you can enjoy playing pieces where half-pedal expression is important.
Core Digital Piano Functions
Volume adjustment is convenient for playing at home, where sometimes others may prefer you play softly. You've probably experienced the fact that when the volume is low, it is difficult to hear treble and bass. On the CLP-470, however, the Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) function automatically adjusts the sound, so you enjoy proper sound balance even at low volumes. The volume dial automatically makes fine adjustments to overall sound of the speaker system (EQ) at low volume.
In addition to volume adjustment, a compact shape and not requiring tuning, the CLP-470 also has two headphone jacks so you can listen to your children practice or enjoy playing duets in private. A metronome and other features can be used to help you improve your piano skills.
Recording on a CLP-470 is simple and speedy and a useful way to evaluate your performances. You can record with the touch of a button and even do two-track recording, which lets you record the parts for your two hands separately, then play them simultaneously. You can also store performances on a USB memory device. You can store recordings on a PC to track and compare your progress or put them on a CD or MP3 player.
The CLP-470 has 50 famous piano pieces stored on it. These pieces are perfect to be used for lessons. You can listen to them as models, reduce their tempo and play along, or play back only the right hand part so you can practice the left hand part.
Stylish, Classical Design
The panel reveal key cover lets you perform with all signs of technology on the control panel discreetly hidden.
The CLP-470 offers the appearance and presence of an acoustic piano. The luxurious polished finish offers a piano-like texture while two colour variations (Polished Ebony or Rosewood) complement any room's decor.
The finish has a deep, brilliant lustre - a feeling of luxury. The scratch-resisitant coating is also resistant to excessive humidity and temperature. The keys' smooth, refined texture also impart a feeling of luxury and are easy to clean.
To view the full specifications for the Yamaha Clavinova CLP-470 please view the PDF below.
Included: Headphones hanger, Yamaha piano bench,
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