Yamaha CLP685B Digital Piano-Traditional

Yamaha CLP685B Digital Piano-Traditional

Brand: Yamaha Pianos
Product Code: ae00-14969

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Price: $5,799.99

The sound of two of the finest concert grand pianos in the world

With two world-renowned concert grand pianos available at the touch of a button, the CLP Series 
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

The flagship Yamaha 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.

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 a detailed grand piano feel that allows for uniform tone 
control, precise rhythm and smooth melodic expression - fundamental to an exceptional musical 

A fully immersive concert grand experience—even with headphones

Yamaha advanced binaural sampling technology is now available on the Clavinova for the first time. 
The technology uses samples from the Yamaha CFX concert grand piano, recorded with specialized
 microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. 
The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing 
headphones at all. 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 with or 
without headphones, you can fully enjoy the concert grand experience at home.

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 phenomenon 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.

Innovation for effortless performance

Clavinova is an innovative lineup of digital pianos that have continued to evolve while seeking to 
provide the touch and tone of a concert grand piano—the ultimate symbol of piano excellence. 
This authentic grand piano experience is the product of the knowledge and expertise that Yamaha 
has accumulated over more than 125 years of crafting acoustic pianos. Utilizing state-of-the-art 
technology to achieve grand piano quality, Clavinova digital pianos offer an inviting playing 
experience that is perfect for players of all levels. They emulate the touch and tone of a grand 
piano to make the transition from digital to acoustic piano a seamless and enjoyable one.

From staccato to legato—superbly expressive sound that responds to the player’s touch

Featuring Yamaha Smooth Release technology, Clavinova offers the crisp tone heard when playing 
staccato as well as the lingering sound produced by releasing the keys gradually. This provides 
finely-nuanced response to the pianist’s playing.

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 utilizes 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.

Key-Off samples
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 its sound. Key-Off samples 
features actual recordings of these changes, offering a faithful reproduction of the most subtle 
changes in the piano’s sound, allowing for a more realistic performance.

88-key Linear Graded Hammers

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 r
egister. The 88-key Linear Graded Hammer keyboard 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 for 
a more authentic touch.

The GP Response Damper Pedal provides an authentic grand piano pedal feel

Using the damper pedal subtly alters the nature of a piano’s sound and is essential to providing the 
pianist with all the necessary expressive tools to convey their musical vision. Clavinova digital pianos 
feature a damper pedal that continually detects depression depth and allows half-pedaling, which lets 
players make minute adjustments to pedal depression and return, changing the depth and character 
of their piano sound.

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 pedaling.

The Stereophonic Optimizer—a new kind of headphone experience

When using headphones, the Stereophonic Optimizer lets players enjoy the dispersed sound 
heard when sitting in front of an acoustic piano. With the Stereophonic Optimizer, Voices sampled 
from acoustic pianos* appear to come from the body of the instrument. This provides a 
comfortable, natural experience that removes the drawbacks of performing with headphones.

* The CFX Voice utilizes binaural sampling technology.

Connect wirelessly for Bluetooth® audio

You can play music through the audio system on the Clavinova by using a Bluetooth-enabled smart 
device. You can stream audio data such as mp3 files, as well as audio from apps. You can enjoy 
playing along with any of the songs from the music library on your smart device.

Multi-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 two tracks for simultaneous playback, so different hands can be recorded 
separately or overdub parts with different Voices.

* Recordings are made in MIDI format, and can also be recorded to USB flash memory. Compatible 
software is required for playback of recorded data on a computer
USB Connectivity

Connect the Clavinova to a computer or portable device to interact with a variety of educational, 
entertainment or creative applications.

Model: CLP685B
Manufacturer: Yamaha Pianos