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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The CLP models in the Clavinova range have all been updated and the 500 series has now been superseded by the brand new CLP 600 series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 

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If you'd like to try the pianos or know more why not come and visit our specialist showroom in Banbury, Oxfordshire. We are just off junction 11 of the M40 motorway and have the entire Clavinova range to test out. And if you're especially lucky you might even get a cup of tea.

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So the Yamaha CLP635 and the CLP645 are two very good pianos and Yamaha continue to produce truly realistic digital instruments.

Hopefully this video will help you decide which one is best for you. But if you have any questions then please feel free to get in touch with us here at ePianos. You can even speak with Chris who features in the videos if like.

email: sales@epianos.co.uk
phone: 01295 266788

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Bye for now!