Yamaha CLP725 Clavinova Digital Piano
The soul of a Yamaha acoustic piano. The heart of Yamaha innovation. Clavinova CLP blurs the line between acoustic and digital with authentic grand piano touch, tone and power. All with intuitive controls that combine to let you do things and sound like only a Yamaha Digital Piano can.
• New CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial piano samples
• CFX binaural sampling
• 10 voices
• Improved VRM (Virtual Resonance Modeling)
• Real Grand Expression Modeling
• GrandTouch-S™ keyboard with Synthetic Ebony and Ivory Tops and Escapement
• 2 x 20 watt Amplifiers
• Dual 12 cm Speaker system
• Smart Pianist app integration
• Matching Bench
• Five Year Warranty
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-725 – The Allure of the CLP-700 Series
The CLP Series of digital pianos utilizes cutting-edge technology to recreate the experience of performing on a grand piano, allowing the pianist to play the keys with many variations of speed and depth to achieve an unlimited variation in tone and create uniquely personal performances. With expressive capabilities approaching those of a grand piano, the CLP-700 Series is sure to make playing the piano so much more enjoyable than ever before.
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-725 – Convenience Only Digital Pianos Can Deliver
Clavinova pianos are loaded with convenient features only digital pianos can deliver. Use headphones to keep your surroundings quiet, and play along with the preset rhythms for added enjoyment. Also, connect to Yamaha’s app, Smart Pianist, to gain extra help for your piano practice. The simple control panel makes it easy to change piano settings.
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-725 – Enjoy a dialogue with a great piano
The player plays, the piano responds, and the player continues to play. The player conveys the feelings they want to express, and the piano responds, in an ongoing exchange that forges a dialogue between the two. In order for this to be a truly rich exchange, both the player and the piano must possess excellent expressive capabilities; the piano must be easy to play and highly responsive, and it must produce beautiful sounds. CLP-700 Series pianos satisfy all of these conditions, and the inspiration borne from a dialog with it is sure to arouse your desire for expression.
Yamaha Clavinova CLP725 – GrandTouch-S™ keyboard
Yamaha’s latest keyboard action features a broad dynamic range and faithful response to every nuance of touch that puts a wide expanse of tone—from delicate to bold—at the pianist’s fingertips. The highly consistent grand piano hammers replicate the pleasing response felt when the hammers strike the strings, enabling precise control of the tone.
Highly absorbent synthetic-ivory white keys and synthetic-ebony black keys prevent slipping even during extended play and feel just like those of a grand piano.
Yamaha Clavinova CLP725 – 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.
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.
Yamaha Clavinova CLP725 – Design philosophy
Clavinova pianos boast excellent playability and versatile functions, along with a refined, authentic design that blends a compact form with modern aesthetics in a manner befitting the instrument that sets the contemporary standard for pianos. At the heart of the Clavinova design concept is the way the player feels when they take their seat in front of a Clavinova piano. Unnecessary elements are removed from the player’s field of vision to create a convincingly natural space that feels just like sitting at an acoustic piano.
This represents Yamaha’s consideration to players who practice on Clavinova and perform on grand pianos—they are able to take the stage free of tension or worry because everything feels normal, as it should. A Clavinova piano is a part of the player’s everyday life—contemporary accents and color variation are available to mesh with any interior design or lifestyle.
Yamaha Clavinova CLP725 – Grand Expression Modeling
The interaction and interplay of the hammers, dampers and strings inside a grand piano respond to the subtlest nuances of the pianist’s touch, creating a limitless range of tonal expression. Touch refers to the pianist’s control, not only of intensity (softness/loudness) in playing and releasing the keys, but also of the speed and depth with which the keys are pressed. The Grand Expression Modeling introduced in the CLP-700 Series translates the widely varied input from the pianist’s fingers into the same limitless tonal variation of a grand piano.
This makes it possible to vary the output by playing the keys to different depths and with different speeds, even when using techniques such as trills or legato or emphasizing the melody over the accompaniment.
Grand Expression Modeling excels at faithfully reproducing the output expected of these techniques in many well-known songs. In Debussy’s “Clair de Lune,” a loose touch creates the faint tone that makes the melody stand out more crisply. In Liszt’s “Un Sospiro,” the accompanying arpeggios accent the melody without overwhelming it, and varied expression of the melody gives it the same quality as vocals.
In the last of the Chopin nocturnes, trills, legato, and other delicate techniques where fingers seem to float over the keys deliver the airy, smooth tonal expression required. Playing such pieces on a highly expressive piano helps the pianist learn various techniques and experience the same joy of expression as a painter, but through sound.
Yamaha Clavinova CLP725 – the finest concert grand pianos in the world – Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial
Clavinova grand piano sounds are recorded from several world-renowned concert grand pianos. One of them is the CFX, Yamaha’s top-flight concert grand piano, which has been newly sampled for the CLP Series.
Pianists around the world are enamored with the impressive, dazzling, richly expressive sound of the CFX in concert halls. Another sampled concert grand is the Imperial, the flagship model of Bösendorfer, a time-honored Viennese piano brand with an ardent following.
The Imperial is known for its abundance of color and natural, warm feeling. Yamaha faithfully reproduces the idiosyncrasies of these concert grand pianos by carefully recording the entire tonal range of each of the 88 keys, making minute adjustments to capture the most harmonious tones each piano has to offer.
Yamaha Clavinova CLP725 – Virtual Resonance Modeling
One of the allures of the grand piano is the sympathetic resonance created by the vibration of the entire instrument. Clavinova pianos elaborately reproduce this rich sympathetic resonance through a groundbreaking technology called Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM).
VRM creates a richly varied sound by simulating the complex sympathetic tones created when the vibrations of the strings are propagated to the soundboard and other strings, corresponding to the timing and intensity of key playing and pedaling.
CLP-700 Series pianos even replicate the sounds the dampers make when they are raised off the strings, in addition to the resonance of the duplex scaling, strings, soundboard, and case. Clavinova pianos allow you to enjoy the same momentary dynamics and deep sympathetic sounds that are produced by the entire body of a grand piano.
Yamaha Clavinova CLP725 – A fully immersive concert grand experience—even with headphones
The CLP-725 features binaural samples of the Yamaha CFX. Binaural sampling is a method of sampling in which special microphones are placed on a mannequin’s head in the same positions as the pianist’s ears to capture piano sounds the way that they sound in reality.
Yamaha chose this method to create the ambience and full, natural resonance of acoustic pianos in Clavinova pianos. This makes pianists feel as though they are sitting at a grand piano even when they play with headphones on. The experience is so pleasant that they forget they are wearing headphones, no matter how long they continue to play.
Yamaha also developed the Stereophonic Optimizer function to achieve the same effect for the piano effects. Stereophonic Optimizer technology replicates the natural diffusion of sound in headphones nearly as closely as binaural sampling for the piano voices other than the CFX.
Yamaha Clavinova CLP725 – Get more with the Smart Pianist app
Enjoy the piano more with Smart Pianist, a dedicated app that adds a beautiful graphic interface and a variety of incredible features to your compatible Yamaha digital piano.
Yamaha Clavinova CLP725 – 2-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 2 tracks for simultaneous playback, so different hands can be recorded separately or overdub parts with different voices.
*Recordings are made in MIDI format. Compatible software is required for playback of recorded data on a computer.
Yamaha CLP725 Clavinova Specifications:
• Cabinet Finish: Rosewood
• Matching Bench: Yes
• Dimensions: Width 1.350 mm x Height 849 mm x Depth 414 mm
• Weight: 43 kg
• Number of Keys: 88
• Keyboard Type: GrandTouch-S™ keyboard
• Key Material: Synthetic Ebony and Ivory keytops
• Escapement: Yes
• Touch Sensitivity: Adjustable – Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
• Number of Pedals: 3 – Damper (with half-pedal function), Sostenuto, Soft
• Pedal Functions: Sustain (Switch), Sustain Continuously, Sostenuto, Soft, Pitch Bend Up, Pitch Bend Down, Rotary Speed, Vibe Rotor, • Display: 128 x 64 Full Dots LCD
• Display Language: English
• Key Cover: Yes
• Key Cover Style: Sliding
• Music / Tablet / Smartphone Rest: Yes
• Music Braces: Yes
• Tone Generation
• Piano Sound: Yamaha CFX Grand, Bösendorfer Imperial Grand
• Binaural Sampling: Yes (CFX Grand voice only)
• Key-off Samples: Yes
• Smooth Release: Yes
• VRM: Yes
• Grand Expression Modelling: Yes
• Polyphony: 256 notes (maximum)
• Number of Preset Voices: 10
• Digital Reverb Effects: Yes – 4 types
• Intelligent Acoustic Control: (IAC) Yes
• Stereophonic Optimizer: Yes
• Dual/Layer Functions: Yes
• Duo Function: Yes
• Built-in Song Recorder: Yes
• Number of Songs: 1
• Number of Tracks: 2
• Data Capacity: Approximately 250 KB/Song
• Playback Format: SMF (Format 0, Format 1)
• Recording Format: SMF (Format 0)
• Metronome: Yes
• Metronome Tempo Range: 5 – 280
• Transpose Function: Yes
• Transpose Range: -6 to +6
• Tuning: 414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
• Internal Memory Total maximum size approx. 960 KB (User song: One song approx. 250 KB, Loading song data from a computer: up to 10 songs)
• Built-in Songs: Yes – 50 Classical Music Masterpieces
• Music Score: Yes 50 Classical Music Masterpieces Music Book included
• Headphone Outputs: Yes – 2 x Standard 6.35mm stereo phone jacks
• USB TO HOST: Yes
• Amplifiers: 20 W x 2
• Speakers: 12 cm x 2
• Power Consumption: 12 W
• Auto Power Off: Yes
• Warranty: Five Years
• Owner’s Manual, Quick Operation Guide, Online Member Product Registration, PA-300C Power Supply