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As the flagship model in the series, the CLP-685 boasts a GrandTouch Keyboard action that features the individual key counter weights found... Read More »

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As the flagship model in the series, the CLP-685 boasts a GrandTouch Keyboard action that features the individual key counter weights found in a grand piano for unrivaled realism in the resistance and return of each key. CFX and Bösendorfer samples absolutely sing through the powerful 300W sound system with Spruce Cone speakers. Spruce wood is used in the sound boards of Yamaha acoustic pianos because of its superior tone quality, and that same wood is used in the CLP-685 speaker cones. You will lose yourself in the sound of the binaurally-sampled CFX which is a totally immersive headphone experience. Selecting Voices and adjusting settings is easy using the intuitive user LCD interface.

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.

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 phenomena 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.

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 more. 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.

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. Since Real Grand Expression offers players superb sound, touch and pedaling, we decided to create an escapement that delivers outstanding playability, repetition, and response without impeding performance. 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.

Key counterweights

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 with a light touch, and better key return in rapid passages. The keyboard of the Clavinova has been fine-tuned to offer optimal balance, emphasizing its superb playability and grand piano response.

88-key Linear Graded Hammers—the first digital piano keyboard ever to feature alistic weighting on every key

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 register. The 88-key Linear Graded Hammers of the Clavinova 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 of a more authentic touch.

Keyboard Stabilizers—unique Yamaha mechanisms for improved keyboard stability and durability

Keyboards fulfill the vital role of transforming emotion from your fingertips into sound and therefore, must be smooth to play in order to maintain superb touch for prolonged performances. That is why Yamaha has fitted Keyboard Stabilizers to all 88 keys, offering players a natural touch and improving the stability and durability of the keyboard.

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 halfpedaling, which lets players make minute adjustments to pedal depression and return, changing the depth and character of their piano sound.

High-end models feature the GP Response Damper Pedal, which 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.

Full-body resonance, just like an acoustic piano

Similar to an acoustic piano, the Clavinova is calibrated carefully, with speaker positioning and body materials checked to ensure that the entire instrument resonates optimally. For a sound image that is very close to the grand piano, these instruments feature Tone Escapement in several locations throughout the body that allow the sound from the speakers to be projected to the listener’s ears without being trapped inside the instrument. The higher-end models in the CLP-600 Series feature dedicated DSPs, amplifiers and speakers. This vastly improves sound production, ensuring that the volume and quality of sound heard by the performer is flawless, with the output from each speaker arriving at the performer’s ears in perfect synchrony.

Acoustic Optimizer

The speakers attached to the body exhibit a phenomenon in which, if nothing is done, the volume of the sound will increase due to the resonant frequency of the body. Conversely, installing pipes with the same resonant frequency within the body suppresses this resonance. Acoustic optimizers utilize this phenomenon.

This improvement of the sound is something that has only been possible thanks to Yamaha's thorough knowledge of the internal acoustic characteristics of musical instruments.

Speaker innovations

Drawing from our experience in building both acoustic pianos and high-end speakers, Yamaha uses the same spruce pulp to make the speaker cones they use to make piano sound boards. This helps to reduce wood waste, and is part of our commitment to environmental responsiblity. The result is a more natural, piano-like sound. Learn more about our corporate social responsibility initiatives by visiting the link below.

A fully immersive concert grand experience—even with headphones

Yamaha’s advanced binaural sampling technology is now available on the Clavinova for the first time. The technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed 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.

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. You can enjoy playing along with any songs on your smart device, and you can even share your Clavinova performances.

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 16 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 Audio Recorder

Record performances to USB flash memory and create audio files* you can save and play back on a computer, share with friends or create a CD.

* Data is saved in WAV format

USB Connectivity

Connect the Clavinova to a computer or a USB memory device to manage your library.

Compare CLP Features

CLP-685 CLP-675 CLP-645 CLP-635 CLP-625 CLP-665GP
Dimensions Width 1,461 mm (57-1/2") (Polished finish: 1,467 mm (57-3/4")) 1,461 mm (57-1/2") (Polished finish: 1,466 mm (57-11/16")) 1,461 mm (57-1/2") (Polished finish: 1,466 mm (57-11/16")) 1,461 mm (57-1/2") (Polished finish: 1,466 mm (57-11/16")) 1,350 mm (53-1/8") (Polished finish: 1,353 mm (53-1/4")) 1,430 mm (56-5/16")
Height 1,027 mm (40-7/16") (Polished finish: 1,029 mm (40-1/2")) 967 mm (38-1/16") (Polished finish: 970 mm (38-3/16")) 927 mm (36-1/2") (Polished finish: 930 mm (36-5/8")) 927 mm (36-1/2") (Polished finish: 930 mm (36-5/8")) 831 mm (32-11/26") (Polished finish: 832 mm (32-3/4")) 932 mm (36-11/16")
Depth 477 mm (18-3/4") (Polished finish: 477 mm (18-3/4")) 465 mm (18-5/16") (Polished finish: 465 mm (18-5/16")) 459 mm (18-1/16") (Polished finish: 459 mm (18-1/16")) 459 mm (18-1/16") (Polished finish: 459 mm (18-1/16")) 414 mm (16-5/16") (Polished finish: 415 mm (16-5/16")) 1,147 mm (45-3/16")
Weight Weight 83.0 kg (183 lb, 0 oz) (Polished finish: 89.0 kg (196 lb, 3 oz)] 69.0 kg (152 lb, 2 oz) (Polished finish: 71.0 kg (156 lb, 8 oz)] 60.0 kg (132 lb, 4 oz) (Polished finish: 66.0 kg (145 lb, 8 oz)] 56.0 kg (123 lb, 7 oz) (Polished finish: 62.0 kg (136 lb, 11 oz)] 43.0 kg (94 lb, 13 oz) (Polished finish: 45.0 kg (99 lb, 3 oz)] 103 kg (227 lb, 1 oz)
Keyboard Number of Keys 88 88 88 88 88 88
Type GrandTouch Keyboard: wooden keys (white only), synthetic ebony and ivory key tops, escapement GrandTouch Keyboard: wooden keys (white only), synthetic ebony and ivory key tops, escapement NWX (Natural Wood X) keyboard: wooden keys (white only), synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, escapement GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) keyboard: synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, escapement GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) keyboard: synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, escapement GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) keyboard: synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, escapement
Touch Sensitivity Hard2/Hard1/Medium/Soft1/Soft2/Fixed Hard2/Hard1/Medium/Soft1/Soft2/Fixed Hard2/Hard1/Medium/Soft1/Soft2/Fixed Hard2/Hard1/Medium/Soft1/Soft2/Fixed Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed Hard2/Hard1/Medium/Soft1/Soft2/Fixed
88-key Linear Graded Hammers Yes Yes - - - -
Counterweight Yes - - - - -
Pedal Number of Pedals 3 3 3 3 3 3
Half Pedal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Functions Sustain (Switch), Sustain Contin uously, Sostenuto, Soft, Expression, Pitch Bend Up, Pitch Bend Down, Rotary Speed, Vibe Rotor, Song Play/Pause Sustain (Switch), Sustain Contin uously, Sostenuto, Soft, Expression, Pitch Bend Up, Pitch Bend Down, Rotary Speed, Vibe Rotor, Song Play/Pause Sustain (Switch), Sustain Contin uously, Sostenuto, Soft, Expression, Pitch Bend Up, Pitch Bend Down, Rotary Speed, Vibe Rotor, Song Play/Pause Sustain (Switch), Sustain Contin uously, Sostenuto, Soft, Expression, Pitch Bend Up, Pitch Bend Down, Rotary Speed, Vibe Rotor, Song Play/Pause Damper, Sostenuto, Soft Sustain (Switch), Sustain Contin uously, Sostenuto, Soft, Expression, Pitch Bend Up, Pitch Bend Down, Rotary Speed, Vibe Rotor, Song Play/Pause
GP Response Damper Pedal Yes Yes - - - -
Display Type Full Dots LCD Full Dots LCD Full Dots LCD Full Dots LCD - Full Dots LCD
Size 128 x 64 dots 128 x 64 dots 128 x 64 dots 128 x 64 dots - 128 x 64 dots
Language English, Japanese English, Japanese English, Japanese English, Japanese - English, Japanese
Panel Language English English English English English English
Key Cover Key Cover Style Folding Sliding Sliding Sliding Sliding Sliding
Music Rest Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Music Braces Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tone Generation Piano Sound Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial, CFX Binaural Sampling Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial, CFX Binaural Sampling Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial, CFX Binaural Sampling Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial, CFX Binaural Sampling Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial, CFX Binaural Sampling Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial, CFX Binaural Sampling
Binaural Sampling Yes (CFX Grand Voice only) Yes (CFX Grand Voice only) Yes (CFX Grand Voice only) Yes (CFX Grand Voice only) Yes Yes (CFX Grand Voice only)
Key-off Samples Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smooth Release Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes
VRM Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes
String Resonance - - - - Yes -
Damper Resonance - - - - Yes -
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 256 256 256 256 256 256
Preset Number of Voices 49 Voices + 14 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices 36 36 36 10 36
Compatibility XG (GM), GS (for Song playback), GM2 (for Song playback) - - - - -
Types Reverb 6 6 6 6 4 6
Chorus 3 3 3 3 - 3
Brilliance 7 7 7 7 - 7
Master Effect 11 11 11 11 - 11
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stereophonic Optimizer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Functions Dual/Layers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Split Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes
Duo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Preset Number of Preset Songs 21 Voice Demo Songs + 50 Classics + 303 Lesson Songs 19 Voice Demo Songs + 50 Classics + 303 Lesson Songs 19 Voice Demo Songs + 50 Classics + 303 Lesson Songs 19 Voice Demo Songs + 50 Classics + 303 Lesson Songs 50 Piano Preset Songs, 10 Voice Demo Songs 19 Voice Demo Songs + 50 Classics + 303 Lesson Songs
Recording Number of Songs 250 250 250 250 1 250
Number of Tracks 16 16 16 16 2 16
Data Capacity Approx. 500KB/Song Approx. 500KB/Song Approx. 500KB/Song Approx. 500KB/Song 100 KB/Song (Approx. 11,000 notes) Approx. 500KB/Song
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (Format 0, Format 1) SMF (Format 0, Format 1) SMF (Format 0, Format 1) SMF (Format 0, Format 1) SMF (Format 0, Format 1) SMF (Format 0, Format 1)
Recording SMF (Format 0) SMF (Format 0) SMF (Format 0) SMF (Format 0) SMF (Format 0) SMF (Format 0)
Piano Room Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes
USB Audio Recorder Playback .wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo) .wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo) .wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo) .wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo) - .wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)
Recording .wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo) .wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo) .wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo) .wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo) - .wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)
Overall Controls Metronome Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tempo Range 5 ‒ 500 5 ‒ 500 5 ‒ 500 5 ‒ 500 5 ‒ 280 5 ‒ 500
Transpose -12 ‒ 0 ‒ +12 -12 ‒ 0 ‒ +12 -12 ‒ 0 ‒ +12 -12 ‒ 0 ‒ +12 -6 ‒ 0 ‒ +6 -12 ‒ 0 ‒ +12
Tuning 414.8 ‒ 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments) 414.8 ‒ 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments) 414.8 ‒ 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments) 414.8 ‒ 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments) 414.8 ‒ 440.0 - 466.8 Hz 414.8 ‒ 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
Scale Type 7 types 7 types 7 types 7 types - 7 types
Other Control Tuning, Scale Type, etc. Tuning, Scale Type, etc. Tuning, Scale Type, etc. Tuning, Scale Type, etc. - Tuning, Scale Type, etc.
Rhythm 20 20 20 20 - 20
Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes - - Yes
Storage Internal Memory Total maximum size approx. 1.5 MB Total maximum size approx. 1.5 MB Total maximum size approx. 1.5 MB Total maximum size approx. 1.5 MB Total maximum size approx. 900 KB (User song: One song approx. 100 KB, Loading song data from a computer: Up to 10 Songs) Total maximum size approx. 1.5 MB
External Drives USB flash drive USB flash drive USB flash drive USB flash drive - USB flash drive
Connectivity Headphones Standard stereo phone jack (x 2) Standard stereo phone jack (x 2) Standard stereo phone jack (x 2) Standard stereo phone jack (x 2) Standard stereo phone jack (x 2) Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)
MIDI [IN] [OUT] [THRU] [IN] [OUT] [THRU] [IN] [OUT] [THRU] [IN] [OUT] [THRU] - [IN] [OUT] [THRU]
AUX IN Stereo Mini Stereo Mini Stereo Mini Stereo Mini - Stereo Mini
AUX OUT [L/L+R] [R] [L/L+R] [R] [L/L+R] [R] [L/L+R] [R] - [L/L+R] [R]
AUX Pedal Yes - - - - -
USB TO DEVICE Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes
USB TO HOST Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DC IN - - - 16V - -
Amplifiers (50 W + 50 W + 50 W) x 2 (35 W + 50 W + 20 W) x 2 (25 W + 25 W) x 2 30 W x 2 20 W x 2 (25 W + 10 W) x 2
Speakers (16 cm + 8 cm + 2.5 cm (dome)) x 2, Spruce Cone Speaker (16 cm + 8 cm + 5 cm) x 2 (16 cm + 8 cm) x 2 16 cm x 2 10 cm x 2 (16 cm + 5 cm) x 2
Acoustic Optimizer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Consumption Power consumption is described on or near the name plate, which is at the bottom of the unit. Power consumption is described on or near the name plate, which is at the bottom of the unit. Power consumption is described on or near the name plate, which is at the bottom of the unit. 20 W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor) 12 W (When using AC adaptor PA-300C) Power consumption is described on or near the name plate, which is at the bottom of the unit.
Auto Power Off Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Supply Adaptors - - - PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha -
Accessories Owner’s Manual, Data List, Warranty*, “50 Classical Music Masterpieces” Music Book, Online Member Product Registration, Bench*, Power cord *May not be included depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer. Owner’s Manual, Warranty*, “50 Classical Music Masterpieces” Music Book, Online Member Product Registration, Bench*, Power cord *May not be included depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer. Owner’s Manual, Warranty*, “50 Classical Music Masterpieces” Music Book, Online Member Product Registration, Bench*, Power cord *May not be included depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer. Owner’s Manual, Warranty*, “50 Classical Music Masterpieces” Music Book, Online Member Product Registration, Bench*, Power cord*/AC power adaptor*: PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha *May not be included depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer. Owner’s Manual, “50 Classical Music Masterpieces” (music book), Quick Operation Guide, Bench (included or optional depending on locale), Online Member Product Registration, AC adaptor PA-300C or an equivalent, Power cord (included or optional depending on locale) Owner’s Manual, Warranty*, “50 Classical Music Masterpieces” Music Book, Online Member Product Registration, Bench*, Power cord *May not be included depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.
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