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The Yamaha CLP525 vs the new CLP625- let's take a look at the changes 

CLP625

So the first model in the range is the CLP625, replacing the CLP525 this model now provides a much bigger jump up from the next model down in the Arius series, the YDP163.




The first thing to talk about is that the sound of the CLP625 compared to its predecessor, the CLP525 is a vast improvement now that the samples of the Bösendorfer Imperial and the Yamaha CFX grand pianos have been included. These offer rich tones to be played, and the brighter Yamaha sample compliments the much mellower Bösendorfer sound giving you a nice choice.

The CLP625 also offers the new GH3X keyboard which Yamaha have been developing, and it now included synthetic ebony black notes as well as the synthetic Ivory white keys.
These include 'escapement' an accuracy usually only found on grand pianos and Yamaha's 'smooth release' giving you a more realistic feel.

You'll find, being the authentic ebony and ivory the keys offer you a more grippy feel, and less sloppy like the textur…

A trip to Frankfurt to see the new Yamaha CLP range of Clavinovas

So I'm here in Frankfurt reflecting on the last couple of days visiting the largest European trade fair for musical instruments. My main aim was to visit the Yamaha stand and attend the launch of the new Yamaha CLP series.The trade fair was smaller than I had remembered for previous years as more companies are reducing their costs- but Yamaha, as usual had pulled out all the stops. A whole building with demo rooms, media suites and products from every department available to see and try.
The CLP models in the Clavinova range have all been updated and the 500 series has now been superseded by the brand new CLP 600 seriesThe range consists of CLP625, CLP635, CLP645, CLP665 (baby grand), CLP675 and CLP685Big noticeable changes includeBluetooth connectivity on all models allowing a mobile phone, tablet or MP3 player to wirelessly play music through the your Clavinova's speaker system allowing you to play along with your favourite track or artist Page holders to hold your music book…