With Yamaha’s state-of-the-art technology tucked away underneath its impeccable traditional upright cabinet, the Yamaha Clavinova CLP-785 is infused with authoritative realism. Yamaha’s flagship vertical-format Clavinova, the CLP-785 features the company’s highly responsive GrandTouch keyboard with escapement, wooden white keys, and simulated ebony and ivory keytops that wick moisture away from your fingers for optimized playability. The 88-key Linear Graded Hammer action ensures authentic grand piano feel, while elongated keys with counterweights (as found on the Yamaha S3X premium acoustic grand) offer an eminently smooth playing experience with the additional leverage you need when playing at the back of the keys nearest the fulcrum of the action. You’ll be inspired as you hear the CLP-785’s binaurally sampled, world-class Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial through headphones and savor the enveloping, full-bodied resonance of Virtual Resonance Modeling through the onboard multi-amp speaker system. Instantly record your ideas with the built-in USB audio recorder and save your performances to a USB flash memory device as a WAV audio file. If you’re a serious pianist, don’t settle for anything less than Yamaha’s top-of-the-line Clavinova CLP-785.
The Yamaha Clavinova CLP-785 delivers an unbelievable acoustic grand piano experience. GrandTouch keyboard action reproduces the touch, feel, and dynamic range of a concert grand better than ever. Looks can be deceiving. The new Touch Sensor control panel disappears when not in use, hiding the advanced technology beneath its flawless traditional piano cabinetry. The onboard sounds have been expanded from 49 to 53 voices plus 14 drum/SFX kits and 480 XG voices. Updated CFX and Bösendorfer binaural samples sound stunning through headphones, while Yamaha’s latest Virtual Resonance Modeling and Grand Acoustic Imaging simulate the vibrations and reverberation of a real acoustic grand piano through the CLP-785’s cutting-edge multi-amp speaker system, filling the room with thrilling, hyper-realistic sound. Fortepiano voices now allow you to perform and hear classical compositions authentically, just as the original composers did. Real Grand Expression 2 Modeling simulates the mechanics of the hammers, strings, and internal components of the piano. It all adds up to the most advanced Clavinova ever, the culmination of four decades of continual digital piano development by the world’s premier piano maker.
The authentic feel and response of a real acoustic piano — the Clavinova CLP-785 delivers it. Yamaha calls it Real Grand Expression 2 — and they should know. They’ve been perfecting their piano-making craft for over a century, and their grand pianos are standard equipment in top studios and on premier concert stages worldwide. Packed with unique, expertly integrated Yamaha technologies, the Clavinova CLP-785 provides renowned expressive capability as it precisely executes your nuanced musical intent through the responsive touch of its keys and the feel of its pedals. As you play, you’ll revel in the experience of playing an acoustic grand piano.
In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing distinctively rich, room-filling reverberation. Yamaha uses their Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) to re-create this acoustical phenomenon in the Clavinova CLP-785. VRM calculates the various states of the strings from one instant to the next for each of the instrument’s 88 notes. This enables vivid, richly varied expression that reflects the infinite number of factors involved in a live performance, including the velocity with which you strike the keys, which keys are pressed, and your pedal timing. The exhilaratingly lifelike sound that emanates from Yamaha's latest-generation Clavinovas has won over even the most discerning pianists here at Music Experience. You simply must experience it for yourself.
The Clavinova CLP-785 grand piano voices are sourced from premium, hand-selected Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos tuned to perfection by top professional piano tuners. Only then were the sounds meticulously sampled in varying velocities, for a stunningly realistic grand piano sound with smooth tonal transformations perfectly matched to key pressure. From staccato to legato, pianissimo to forte, you hear superbly expressive sound that responds beautifully to your touch. Featuring Yamaha’s Smooth Release technology, CLP-785 gives you realistic crisp staccatos and luxurious legatos for a nuanced response identical to a real grand piano.
In a process analogous to that of an acoustic piano, the Clavinova’s body materials and speaker positioning are meticulously calibrated to ensure that the instrument resonates optimally. To achieve a sonic image uncannily close to a grand piano’s, the CLP-785 employs tone escape ports in multiple locations throughout the cabinet; this allows the sound from the speakers to be projected naturally to the listener’s ears without getting trapped inside the instrument. The body of the CLP-785 has Acoustic Optimizers that control tone and regulate the flow of sound, for natural, smooth sonic richness across the entire keyboard range.
The CLP Series of digital pianos utilizes cutting-edge technology to recreate the experience of performing on a grand piano, allowing the pianist to play the keys with many variations of speed and depth to achieve an unlimited variation in tone and create uniquely personal performances. With expressive capabilities approaching those of a grand piano, the CLP-700 Series is sure to make playing the piano so much more enjoyable than ever before.
Clavinova pianos are loaded with convenient features only digital pianos can deliver. You can use headphones to keep your surroundings quiet, or connect a Bluetooth® device to your Clavinova for playback through its speakers. Also, connect to Yamaha’s app, Smart Pianist, to gain extra help for your piano practice. The touch-sensitive control panel only displays text when it is on—when the panel is off, it has the smooth finish of a keyblock just like an acoustic piano.
The player plays, the piano responds, and the player continues to play. The player conveys the feelings they want to express, and the piano responds, in an ongoing exchange that forges a dialogue between the two. In order for this to be a truly rich exchange, both the player and the piano must possess excellent expressive capabilities; the piano must be easy to play and highly responsive, and it must produce beautiful sounds. CLP-700 Series pianos satisfy all of these conditions, and the inspiration borne from a dialog with it is sure to arouse your desire for expression.
Featuring the latest GrandTouch/GrandTouch-S keyboards with a broad dynamic range of touch and response on the level of a grand piano. Excellent consistency and nuanced expression give the pianist the utmost control over touch.
Grand Expression Modeling is a groundbreaking new technology that enables the pianist to use their techniques to produce the limitless tonal variation unique to grand pianos. The ability to vary the intensity and speed of touch to produce different tones adds another dimension to the joy of musical expression.
Virtual Resonance Modeling performs real-time modeling of the sympathetic resonance created by the behavior of the strings and body of the instrument—the foundation of the beautiful sound of a genuine grand piano. Also, the latest acoustic design technology delivers lifelike concert grand piano tone and resonance to your home for you to enjoy.
Clavinova pianos feature a wealth of preset lesson songs to aid practice and rhythms to add color to your playing, and can also connect to the Smart Pianist app. Also, Bluetooth® audio makes it easy to play your music files through your Clavinova piano. Clavinova pianos are loaded with fun-enhancing features only digital pianos can deliver.
The flagship upright piano style model of the Clavinova CLP Series, featuring a counterweighted GrandTouch keyboard and the finest sound system in the series.
Grace your home with the superb Yamaha CLP-785 Clavinova!
|Number of Keys
|Type of Keys
|GrandTouch Keyboard with Escapement
|Fixed, Soft 1/2, Medium, Hard 1/2
|53 Voices, 14 Drum Kits, 480 XG Voices
|6 x Reverb, 3 x Chorus, 7 x Brilliance
|16-track (MIDI sequencing info)
|25 Demo, 50 Classics, 303 Lesson Songs
|80 minutes/song, SMF, WAV 24-bit/44.1kHz
|1.4MB internal memory, USB Flash Drive
|1 x 1/8" (aux in)
|2 x 1/4" (main out)
|1 x Type B, 2 x Type A
|2 x 1/4"
|Number of Pedals
|3-pedal unit (damper, sostenuto, soft)
|Built In Speakers
(16 cm + 8 cm + 2.5 cm (dome) + transducer) x 2, Spruce Cone Speaker
2 x 50W+50W+50W
|LCD with touch sensors
|24V DC power supply (included)
|Manufacturer Part Number