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The Yamaha CLP585B Digital Piano in polished ebony finish offers superb sound and playability with a classic upright design - it's quite simply the best CLP Clavinova. Ever.
- 48 voices plus 480 XG voices, including piano voicing sampled from Yamaha CFX and BÖsendorfer Imperial grand pianos
- NWX (Natural Wood X) keyboard with 88-key Linear Graded Hammer action, Key counterweights, synthetic ivory keytops and escapement
- Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)
- GP Response Damper Pedal
- Stereophonic and Acoustic Optimisers
- 3-way speaker system
- Polished ebony finish
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The CLP585 is the flagship of the new Clavinova CLP500 series and features 'Real Grand Expression', a phrase that defines the expressive capability of Clavinova. It is the key components of the sound, the touch and the pedals, together with the application of technology developed through a history of acoustic piano manufacturing. With Real Grand Expression, these elements are combined perfectly into a single instrument, creating the exact sound you want through the touch of the keys and the feel of the pedals. When you play a Clavinova, you can imagine that you are playing a grand piano.
The outstanding piano sound from the CLP585 actually originates from two of the world's finest grand pianos. The CFX, Yamaha's finest concert grand selected and played by the winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition and the Imperial from BÖsendorfer, a brand held in high esteem by pianists throughout its long history. These renowned pianos are characterised by distinctive traits such as power, versatility, subtlety, lightness and mellowness. Both of these superb pianos' Voices are featured in the Clavinova. Tuned to perfection by a highly experienced piano technician with the sound from each key sampled individually, Clavinova truly captures the unique tonal character of each of these outstanding instruments. With Clavinova, you can enjoy the exquisite beauty of the sought-after tone that the CFX and BÖsendorfer Imperial deliver.
In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. This phenomena is reproduced perfectly in the Clavinova through Virtual Resonance Modelling (VRM), which calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard from one instant to the next, allowing vivid, richly-varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in playing the piano such as the which keys are pressed, the strength with which the keys are played and pedal timing.
A pianist changes the volume and dynamics of the sound by varying the pressure applied to the keys. A Clavinova responds perfectly to give the player an outstanding level of performance control. By using long, carefully-sampled recordings of notes on a piano and unique Yamaha technologies to achieve smooth tonal transitions, rich sonic detail is delivered in response to the touch of the player. Featuring Yamaha's Smooth Release technology, Clavinova recreates the crisp tone heard when playing staccato as well as the lingering sound produced by releasing the keys slowly.
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 the sound. Key-off samples feature actual recordings of these changes, offering a faithful reproduction of the most subtle nuances in the piano's tone, creating a more realistic overall sound.
Natural Wood X (NWX) keyboards are created using Yamaha's unrivalled expertise of wood acquired through more than a century of crafting fine pianos. Just as with grand pianos, the material used for NWX keyboards is cut from wood that has been carefully dried specifically for use in making musical instruments. Utilising the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism as a grand piano, NWX keyboard action reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano from the heavy feel in the lower register to the lighter touch in the upper octaves. And the three-sensor configuration accurately senses and interprets the behaviour of the keyboard for a response and feels very similar to that of a grand piano. The NWX keyboards also feature an escapement mechanism that reproduces a slight clicking sensation near the bottom of the key travel, and 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.
Synthetic Ivory key tops reproduce the tactile surface of the Ivory keyboards once used in acoustic pianos. It features highly absorbent material that prevents fingers from slipping even after hours of performing, while retaining the ideal texture and feel. The CLP585 features 88-key Linear Graded Hammer action which faithfully reproduces the subtle differences in the weight and return of every key. No two keys are exactly alike which gives the player the best possible feel and response from the instrument.
Counterweights are embedded in the keys of a grand piano to balance the weight of the hammers and offer more precise control when playing delicately at low volumes. The Clavinova features carefully-adjusted counterweights for improved playability when playing pianissimo and better key return in rapid passages. The keyboard of the Clavinova has been fine-tuned to offer optimal balance, emphasising its superb playability and grand piano response.
The GP Response Damper Pedal offers a grand piano-style resistance curve, starting out light to the touch and growing heavier as the pedal is depressed further. This allows players to become accustomed to the nuances of delicate pedalling.
The sound of the CLP585 is calibrated in fine detail, with speaker positioning and body materials checked to ensure that the entire instrument resonates optimally. To create a sound field that is very close to that of a grand piano, the Clavinova features tone escapements in several locations throughout the body that allow the sound from the speakers to be projected to the listener without being trapped inside the instrument. Dedicated speakers for the bass, mid and treble registers deliver dynamic, inspiring sound. The body of the CLP585 contains Acoustic Optimisers that regulate the flow of sound and control tone. A new technology developed from Yamaha's intimate knowledge of the acoustic properties of musical instruments, Acoustic Optimisers deliver a natural, smooth sound across the entire keyboard.
The multi-track 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 or archive your playing. You can record up to 16 tracks for simultaneous playback, so that each hand can be recorded separately or parts recorded using different sounds. You can also record performances to USB flash memory and create audio files (WAV format) you can save and play back on a computer or portable audio device, share with friends or use to create a CD.
An easy-to-read LCD and intuitive layout enable simple operation of your Clavinova, giving you more time to focus on playing. The CLP585 also features exercises for building piano technique from Hanon, Bayer, Czerny and BurgmÜller, plus you can also enjoy performing with rhythms such as jazz, pop, latin and more.
In addition to pianos, the Clavinova CLP Series boasts an impressive library of additional voices including electric pianos, strings and organs. Enjoy the freedom to choose the ideal voice for the genre of music you want to play.
A new reverb system allows to you experience the sensation of playing in a large concert hall, cathedral or other venue, adding depth and atmosphere to the sound. Now you can experience concert hall ambience and spaciousness in the privacy of your own environment.
The ability to adjust performance volume is extremely useful in environments where players may not always be able to play at high volume levels. However, at low volumes, bass and treble may become difficult to hear. To counter this, the CLP585 is equipped with Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC), which adjusts the sound automatically, allowing players to enjoy balanced sound at any volume level.
Unique to Yamaha, the Stereophonic Optimiser adjusts the spacing of the sound and the separation from the piano when listening via headphones, resulting in a spacious sound image that will inspire you to play for hours at a time.
Yamaha CLP585 Specifications:
Number of Keys:88
Keyboard Type: NWX (Natural Wood X) keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops (wood is used for the white keys), escapement
Touch Sensitivity: Hard 2, Hard 1, Medium, Soft 1, Soft 2, Fixed
88-key Linear Graded Hammers: Yes
Number of Pedals: 3
Half Pedal: Yes
Pedal Functions: Damper with half pedal effect, Sostenuto, Soft
GP Response Damper Pedal: Yes
Display Type: Full Dot LCD
Key Cover Style: Sliding
Music Rest: Yes
Piano Sound: Yamaha CFX, BÖsendorfer Imperial
Key-off Samples: Yes
Smooth Release: Yes
Number of Polyphony (Max.): 256
Number of Preset Voices: 48 Voices + 480 XG Voices + 14 Drum / SFX kits + GM2 + GS (for GS Song Playback)
Effect Types: 6 Reverb, 3 Chorus, 7 Brilliance, 11 Master Effect
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC): Yes
Stereophonic Optimiser: Yes
Dual/Layers Function: Yes
Split Function: Yes
Number of Preset Rhythms: 20
Number of Preset Songs: 20 (Voice Demo), 50 (Piano), 303 (Lesson)
Number of Recordable Songs: 250
Number of Recordable Tracks: 16
USB Audio Recorder format: WAV (recording and playback)
Metronome Tempo Range: 5 - 500 (quarter note)
Transpose Function: Yes
Other Functions: Tuning, Scale Type, etc.
Internal Storage Memory: approx. 1.5MB
External Storage: USB Flash Memory
Headphone sockets: 2
MIDI: In, Out, Thru
Aux In: Stereo mini jack
Aux Out: L / L+R, R
USB To Device: Yes
USB To Host: Yes
Amplifiers: (30W + 30W + 30W) x 2
Speakers: (16cm + 8cm + 2.5cm) x 2 / (6 5/16 inches + 3 1/8 inches + 1 inch) x 2
Speaker Box: Yes
Acoustic Optimiser: Yes
Power Consumption: 60W
Dimensions (HxWxD): 1015 x 1467 x 478mm (39 15/16 x 57 3/4 x 18 13/16 inches)
Weight: 90.5kg (199lbs. 8oz)