Yamaha CLP 685 Digital Piano, Satin Black

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  • Individual Key Counterweights Allow for Subtle, Expressive Playing
  • Speaker Cones Made From the Same Spruce as a Piano Soundboard
  • Piano Sounds Sampled from 2 World Famous Acoustic Grands
  • Traditional Cabinet Design with Folding Lid
  • Includes Yamaha 5 Year Warranty

Yamaha CLP 685 Digital Piano, Satin Black


The Yamaha CLP 685 Digital Piano offers a premium feel and sound to the advanced musician. The CLP 685's samples are taken from Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos for a choice of two world-famous piano voices. This model features a Grandtouch keyboard with wooden keys for the most expressive response available. The recording functions allow you to instantly create 16-track pieces with full WAV 16-bit quality. The CLP 685 benefits from an extensive library of high resolution voices to suit all music genres. The CLP 685 has a satin black finish and can perform with equal class at home, in the studio and live environments.

Special Offer: 3 months free Flowkey Premium available on any Yamaha digital piano or keyboard purchased between 15th July 2016 and 31st March 2019.

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3 Month flowkey Premium Offer

Yamaha and the piano tutorial app flowkey have collaborated for a limited time offer to give you 3 months of premium learning. Simply download the flowkey app on to your smartphone or tablet, register your instrument and begin your subscription. The user friendly interface allows you to learn each song in both a sheet music format as well as a play-along video. Thanks to the adjustable difficulty settings, flowkey can be used by complete novices and developed musicians alike. Premium flowkey members have access to over 500 songs covering major hits from pop, classical, rock and more. This intuitive app can even track your playing and offer instant feedback to help improve your skills. Any Yamaha digital piano purchased between 15th July 2016 and 31st March 2019 is now eligible for three months of premium flowkey access.

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Grandtouch Feel

The CLP685’s keyboard features the highly regarded Grandtouch system. These keys have a specially dried wooden core which has the classic feel of an acoustic piano. The keytops feature a synthetic material which has a similar feel to ivory and ebony, making it suitable for traditional acoustic players who want each key to have a robust feel. The weighted hammer action has a smooth and consistent feel, allowing musicians to have an expressive response. This playability and likeness to an acoustic piano is ideal for advanced musicians wanting their performance to feature all of their subtle playing nuances.


The Yamaha Clavinova benefits from Bluetooth technology, opening your development to a variety of apps. The Bluetooth connects to your smartphone or tablet and interacts wirelessly for a quick, easy setup. You can use the Bluetooth compatibility for bespoke apps such as Chord Tracker, which analyses your favourite songs before displaying the chords directly for you. The Sound Controller offers parameter editing functions to tweak your piano’s playability and response to your exact preference. You can also record songs, track your progress and access sheet music all from your phone. This feature is ideal for developing musicians wanting to stay inspired, and advanced musicians needing to tweak the performance to their exact preference.

VRM Physical Modelling

The Virtual Resonance Modelling technology optimises your piano’s resonance. In an acoustic piano each note blends with the next for natural swell and decay of sound. The VRM uses an advanced register to measure the strings’ distance and interaction with each other. It can also calculate the intensity of your performance and add an appropriate decay of each note. This gives the CLP685 a more acoustic feel with textured tones, removing any unnatural breaks in sound.

Binaural Sampling Technology

Yamaha’s advanced binaural sampling technology gives the player a fully immersive concert grand experience - even with headphones. The technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialised microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural that you’ll forget you’re even wearing headphones. 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 you can fully enjoy the concert grand experience at home, with or without headphones.

3 Speaker System

The 3 speaker design on this Yamaha Clavinova reproduces your notes with exceptional clarity and balance. The first speaker runs along the top bar of the piano, directing sound straight towards the performer for an immersive experience. The lower speaker pushes bass frequencies with a realistic resonance. The middle speaker adds warmth and mid frequency power to your mix. By having this speaker under the cabinet, the performer will notice a more accurate sound. The even tone and volume capabilities are ideal for musicians in a home, studio, or teaching environment.



  • Height: 1029mm
  • Width: 1467mm
  • Depth: 477mm
  • Weight: 89KG


  • Number of Keys: 88
  • Keyboard Type: Grandtouch
  • Keytops: Synthetic Ebony and Ivory
  • Click Mechanism: Escapement
  • Weight: Counter Weighted
  • Touch Response: Hard2, Hard1, Medium, Soft1, Soft2, Fixed


  • Sound System: IAC, Acoustic Optimiser, Stereophonic Optimiser
  • Piano Sound: Yamaha CFX, Bosendorfer Imperial
  • Number of Voices
    • Panel: 49
    • XG: 480
    • Drums: 14
  • Maximum Polyphony: 256
  • Piano Effects: Key-Off, Smooth Release, VRM


  • Reverb: 6
  • Chorus: 3
  • Brilliance: 7
  • Other Effects: 11


  • Voice Demo Preset Songs: 21
  • Piano Preset Songs: 50
  • Lesson Songs: 303
  • Rhythms: 20
  • Dual Keyboard: Integrated
  • Duo Keyboard: Integrated
  • Number of Recording Songs: 250
  • Number of Recording Tracks: 16
  • USB Playback: WAV 44.1kHz, 16 Bit, Stereo
  • USB Recording: WAV 44.1kHz, 16 Bit, Stereo
  • Other Functions: Transpose, Tuning


  • Colour: Satin Black
  • Internal Memory: 1.5MB
  • LCD Screen: Full Dots LCD, 128 x 64 Dots
  • Headphones Hanger: Yes
  • Amplifiers: 2 x (50W + 50W + 50W)
  • Speakers: 2 x (16cm + 8cm + 2.5cm)
  • Speaker Material: Spruce Cone
  • Pedals: 3
  • Power Supply: N/A
  • Connectivity
    • Phones: 2
    • MIDI: In/Out/Thru
    • Aux Pedal: 1
    • Aux In: Stereo Mini
    • Aux Out: L/L+R/R

Yamaha CLP685 Delivery Times

The Yamaha CLP685 piano needs to be delivered and installed by a specialist courier which can take up to 1-2 weeks.

For a more accurate delivery time on these pianos, please contact our team on 0330 365 4444 or email info@gear4music.com as some finishes may be built to order.

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