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…
I recently had the pleasure of trying out the new Yamaha DGX-660. We're getting LOADS of people asking what the difference is between this and it's predecessor the DGX-650, so I made a video to try and clear things up.
As you will see in the video Yamaha have made a real effort to make this instrument more suitable for singer-songwriters, the DGX-650 was already very good if you wanted to write music, but it lacked a microphone input, that has been added in the DGX-660 along with a few more things that will be so useful for the singer-songwriters out there.
We have made a special DGX-660 bundle for singer-songwriters which you can see on our website below. If you're buying for yourself or as a gift for someone else it will include all you need to get writing and get performing. (Click image below).