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The CLP models in the Clavinova range have all been updated and the 500 series has now been superseded by the brand new CLP 600 series
The range consists of
CLP625, CLP635, CLP645, CLP665 (baby grand), CLP675 and CLP685
Big noticeable changes include
Bluetooth 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 open on all models
Bösendorfer Imperial and Yamaha CFX grand piano samples on all models
New Dark Walnut finish option all all models from CLP635 upwards
New 'binaural sampling' and 'stereophonic optimiser' giving you a more acoustic sound even when playing through headphones, including directing music to the speaker position you would expect the sounds you are playing to be coming from on a real strung piano.
And we were treated to a launch event to see them put though their paces by European demonstrators Sarah and Susan
The new CLP range offer some great improvements, keep an eye on our blog to learn about the changes in all the new models
See all the latest models on our epianos website
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