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Yamaha Clavinova CVP-805PE Digital Home Piano - Polished Ebony

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88-key Arranger Console Digital Piano with GrandTouch Action, Genos Sound Engine, Onboard Digital Effects, Color Touch Panel, Accompaniment Styles, Follow Lights Library, and Stereo Speaker System - Polished Ebony
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The Clavinova CVP-805 digital piano nurtures your inner musician. Run your fingers over the grand-piano touch of Yamaha's GrandTouch keyboard with Linear Graded Hammers, escapement, and synthetic ebony and ivory keytops. Your Clavinova is first and foremost a piano, with Yamaha's flagship Genos sound engine and Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) delivering the rich, vivid expression to re-create the endless variables that shape the sound of a concert grand piano. The CVP-805 features the sumptuous sounds of two legendary concert grands: Yamaha's own flagship CFX and the inimitable Bösendorfer Imperial, plus over a thousand ultra-realistic instrument voices. But the CVP-805 is also a sophisticated arranger console with 525 Styles that turn your raw inspiration into polished arrangements. This is but one of an irresistible suite of interactive music entertainment, education, and performance features that makes your Yamaha CVP-805 Clavinova supremely enjoyable and rewarding, whether you're a beginner or an advanced pianist.

          New, exciting features make playing a sheer delight

          The CVP-805 brings a bevy of new, exciting features to Yamaha's Clavinova CVP digital piano range. Chord Looper records your chord progressions so that the Style engine can loop them for you, freeing you to engage in two-hand playing or soloing without having to deal with playing changes. Playing through headphones becomes a thrilling experience with Binaural CFX sampling, which re-creates the 3D perspective of instrument positioning right in your 'phones. Bluetooth audio has been added, letting you stream your favorite music from your devices and play along through your Clavinova's speaker system. The CVP-805 adds a USB-to-Host audio/MIDI interface for connectivity with music software on your computer. Playlists let you attach settings such as Style, MIDI/audio song, or Registration Memories to any song you create for instant recall. Lastly, Smart Pianist compatibility lets you access many features of your Clavinova such as Audio to Score via a smartphone or tablet.

            Two world-class concert grands in one digital piano

            Yamaha's Clavinova CVP-805 has two world-class concert grands onboard: Yamaha's own flagship CFX — selected and played by the winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition — and the legendary Bösendorfer Imperial — the eight-octave beast from one of the world's oldest and most esteemed piano makers. Characterized by distinctive traits, including power, versatility, subtlety, and mellowness, both of these superb pianos are featured (by name) in the Clavinova. Tuned to perfection by experienced technicians and with each key recorded individually, the Clavinova truly captures the unique tonal character of each of these peerless instruments.

            Piano Room with Session Mode: your dream piano studio

            The CVP-805's enhanced Piano Room with Session Mode not only includes world-class Yamaha and Bösendorfer pianos; you also get a satisfying selection of vintage electric pianos. Enter Session Mode, select a piano, choose a room — or a concert hall — and invite backing musicians to jam as you practice and perform in one of 525 available Accompaniment Styles. These virtual session cats automatically follow your harmonies and your volume expression using Clavinova's innovative Dynamics Control. You can activate and deactivate each one depending on your accompaniment requirements. In the Piano Room, you can even record your sessions with a single button press!

            More than just a piano

            One of the key features of a CVP Clavinova is the multitude of different styles that you can control in real-time just by playing chords. Accompaniment Styles enhance your performances with ensembles of virtual musicians in a variety of musical genres. From small jazz groupings to a full symphony orchestra, what you play determines what chords or harmony they play, along with their dynamics. Yamaha developed these Styles with professional session musicians from around the world to give you authentic, studio-grade backing for your performances. You can also use Styles to arrange your compositions in real time and easily embellish them with Intros, Endings, and Fill-Ins.

            Packed with premium content

            Pre-loaded with Yamaha's premium Voice and Style content from their flagship Genos workstation, the Clavinova CVP-805 comes packed with a huge library of great sounds (1,315 Voices, 49 Drum/SFX Kits, and 480 XG Voices) to suit any musical genre. The Clavinova CVP-805 also features a guitar/mic input and USB-to-Device for convenient audio recording and playback to and from Flash drive. And the built-in Lyrics Display function lets you display lyrics from MP3 song files on the keyboard’s sharp, bright, color LCD — perfect for karaoke! The Clavinova CVP-805 can even connect to an external display via an optional USB display adapter for the ultimate in audience participation.

            Powerful production tools onboard

            The Clavinova CVP-805 provides a range of powerful production tools. Vocal Cancel lets you effectively remove the vocal or lead instrument from an audio song file to create minus-one tracks for practice or karaoke-style performances, and even independently change the song's pitch and tempo. The Clavinova CVP-805’s onboard Styles include audio rhythm tracks played by actual musicians, so your Clavinova isn’t emulating the real thing — it's the real deal! And for karaoke, the Clavinova CVP-805's professional-quality background singers put you center stage. Sing the song and Yamaha's state-of-the-art VH2 (Vocal Harmony 2) chip does the rest!

            Play a hit song, one light at a time

            The CVP-805 is packed with cutting-edge features that make music creation a fun, interactive experience. Learn classic songs the easy way with Follow Lights-orchestrated song files that trigger your Clavinova's Guide Lamps to illuminate over the correct keys. Compatibility with Yamaha's You Are the Artist software gives you a real band experience while performing music by top artists such as Coldplay, Adele, and Taylor Swift. Connect a microphone to your CVP-805 Clavinova and sing along with your keyboard performance or Karaoke song files from YamahaMusicSoft.com. The CVP Clavinova even lets you plug in or stream from a portable smart device and enjoy listening — and playing along — through the Clavinova's high-resolution 130-watt stereo speaker system. Clavinovas are really popular at Music Experience — and for good reason. The latest generation incorporates not only everything Yamaha has learned in over three decades of Clavinova development; these fine digital pianos embody the collective wisdom of Yamaha's century-plus of crafting fine acoustic pianos.

            What Yamaha Says...

            Enjoy authentic Voices and backings in an instrument with the same feel as a grand piano. Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to play music from your smart device.

            Explore a wide variety of backing Styles

            CVP Series pianos provide plenty of non-piano Voices as well as band and orchestra accompaniment in a wide array of genres, including jazz and pops… Play your favorite tunes as they are written, or try your hand at arranging—the next catchy arrangement is just waiting to be discovered.

            Sing, compose and explore the limitless possibilities of the CVP Series

            CVP Series pianos are ideal for people who want to sing, compose and satisfy their hunger to enjoy music in new ways. Plug in a microphone and sing—CVP Series pianos provide harmonic backing. Or, use the multitude of convenient functions for composing to create your own original backing. CVP Series pianos inject a whole lot of fun into time with family and friends.

            The finest piano features

            Featuring incredible Voices from the CFX—Yamaha’s finest concert grand piano—and Bösendorfer’s legendary Imperial, CVP Series Clavinova possess a sonic palette that is simply stunning. Every key has been sampled individually, and thanks to binaural sampling techniques, the CVP Series provides a fully immersive concert grand piano experience, even when using headphones. This superb sound has been paired with the GrandTouch keyboard, which allows pianists to play with nuanced dynamics through the entire range of the instrument, and faithfully reproduces the individual differences in the weight and return of each key.

            Each instrument Voice reproduced in perfect detail

            From breathy saxophones to ringing guitars and warm, resonant strings, the CVP Series features an impressive collection of natural instrument Voices. Thanks to acclaimed Super Articulation technology, the distinctive characteristics of each instrument are reproduced in incredible detail as you play.

            Play with Styles

            Featuring a wide array of backing Styles, the CVP Series allows you to enjoy great-sounding performances with polished introductions and endings, delivering authentic accompaniments that will enhance your playing across a diverse range of musical genres. In the CVP-800 Series, these accompaniments come with dramatically improved sounds, enriching your performances.

            Dive into the band experience

            The CVP-800 Series boasts astonishing spatial acoustics and ensemble functionality so realistic that you can almost feel the presence of the other performers around you.

            Sing along with Clavinova

            Connect a microphone to your Clavinova and enjoy fun and inspiring Karaoke features. The CVP Series can mute the vocals of songs from your audio music library, and you can view song lyrics* on the LCD screen and change the tempo and pitch of the songs themselves. The CVP-800 Series will even add natural harmonies to your voice as you sing.

            Built-in Bluetooth® audio

            Play along with your favorite music using the Clavinova’s built-in Bluetooth interface, or just enjoy listening through the CVP’s high-quality speakers.

            Guide lamps and touch panel linked with the on-screen score

            Purchase MIDI data from Yamaha MusicSoft online store for a more intuitive playing experience and practice songs by following the Guide Lamps, which indicate the keys to play while the bouncing ball on the screen follows the score.

            Play your favorite songs right away

            Smart Pianist is a free application for use with Yamaha digital pianos that can analyze any commercially available songs you own. On the CVP series, it features an “Audio To Score” function that creates piano accompaniment scores automatically. This single application will help you enjoy life with your piano a whole lot more.

            If you want it to, the Clavinova will even talk to you!

            When Voice Guide is active, the Clavinova speaks information from the current display or operation being executed. This allows those who have visual impairments to enjoy playing and using the instrument.

            Two world class concert grands in one digital piano

            The Yamaha CFX, our flagship 9’ concert grand piano, offers sparkling highs and a powerful resonant bass with a sound that projects to the furthest reaches of any concert hall. The Bösendorfer Imperial is a piano known throughout its long history for its classic Viennese sound. Both are outstanding pianos characterized by distinctive traits of power, versatility, subtlety and lightness. Both are found only in a Clavinova digital piano.

            In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. This phenomena is reproduced perfectly in the Clavinova through enhanced Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). It calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next, and timing and depth of damper pedals pressed. This technology allows for vivid, bright, richly-varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.

            Featuring Yamaha Smooth Release technology, Clavinova offers the crisp tone heard when playing staccato as well as the lingering sound produced by releasing the keys more. This provides finely-nuanced response to the pianist’s playing.

            Sound in an acoustic piano attenuates over a long time. Pianists can change the volume of the sound—as well as its dynamics—to achieve both mellow and bright tones by simply changing the pressure they apply to the keys. The Clavinova features long, carefully-sampled recordings of notes on a piano, reproduces them in rich detail and utilizes unique Yamaha technologies to achieve smooth tonal transitions in response to the touch of the player. Additionally, the Clavinova has been repeatedly tested and adjusted by numerous pianists in order to attain a performance feel similar to that of a grand piano.

            The moment a pianist’s fingers are lifted from the keys of a grand piano, subtle changes occur in the instrument’s tone as the damper is lowered onto the strings to mute its sound. Key-Off samples features actual recordings of these changes, offering a faithful reproduction of the most subtle changes in the piano’s sound, allowing for a more realistic performance.

            Yamaha’s advanced binaural sampling technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all. Once you choose the Yamaha CFX Grand Voice and put headphones on, the binaural sampled sound is automatically ready and no additional settings are required. Now with or without headphones, you can fully enjoy the concert grand experience at home.

            When using headphones, the Stereophonic Optimizer lets players enjoy the dispersed sound heard when sitting in front of an acoustic piano. With the Stereophonic Optimizer, Voices sampled from acoustic pianos* appear to come from the body of the instrument. This provides a comfortable, natural experience that removes the drawbacks of performing with headphones.

            Grand Piano keyboards are characterized by a light feel when played gently, and a heavier feel when played with more strength. Conversely, a non-grand piano keyboard has a uniform resistance regardless of whether the player uses a gentle or heavy touch. This has traditionally been one of the most significant differences between the touch of a grand piano and that of a digital piano. However, when developing GrandTouch keyboard action, Yamaha sought to reproduce the true key resistance that is unique to the grand piano, with greater fidelity. The result is an instrument with a more responsive touch, offering a greater dynamic range than ever before. Now you can experience a much more controlled, nuanced sound when playing softly, or powerful, brighter tones when playing with a stronger touch — just like that of a grand piano.

            Pianists prefer grand pianos not only because of the way they sound, but also because of the way the keys respond to their touch. When grand piano keys are struck, there is a certain weight or resistance to the touch. Similarly, when keys are released, they return to a resting position based on the balance between the key and the internal mechanics of the keyboard. It is difficult to reproduce the natural return of the keys of a grand piano in a digital piano, due to differences in the mechanics. Yamaha carefully studied these characteristics when developing the GrandTouch keyboard, and has now reproduced this fine balance in the Clavinova digital piano. The result is GrandTouch - detailed grand piano feel that allows for uniform tone control, precise rhythm and smooth melodic expression - fundamental to an exceptional musical performance.

            When playing a digital piano, the back area of the keys may prove to be a challenge to full musical expression. This is because the back of the key is closest to the fulcrum of the action. The closer to this pivot point that you strike the key, the less leverage you have and the more strength you need to apply. The greater length of GrandTouch keys give the player MORE leverage, allowing for better expressive control, even at the backs of the keys. This is the same support length found on the Yamaha S3X premium grand piano (as of April 2017), and is the longest support length used on any digital piano.

            Our fingers are more sensitive than we think, and for pianists, the texture of the piano keys is extremely important. The GrandTouch keyboard features white keys made from the highest quality synthetic ivory, developed independently by Yamaha. The black keys are finished in synthetic ebony. Synthetic ivory keytops reproduce the tactile surface of the real ivory keyboards once used in older acoustic pianos. It features highly absorbent material that prevents fingers from slipping even after hours of practice, while retaining the ideal texture and feel. Resulting from well over a century of experience in making acoustic pianos, this exclusive Yamaha technology achieves a finish that feels natural and comfortable. In addition to the feel, the appearance and fine texture of these keys is unmatched by any other digital piano, and is sure to inspire pianists from the moment they experience it.

            The escapement mechanism in a grand piano moves the hammers away from the strings quickly after they strike them, in order to prevent any interference with string vibration. This mechanism produces a slight clicking sensation when the keys are pressed gently. Since Real Grand Expression offers players superb sound, touch and pedaling, we decided to create an escapement that delivers outstanding playability, repetition, and response without impeding performance. The Clavinova keyboards feature an escapement mechanism that reproduces this sensation near the bottom of the key dip. They have been designed in such a way that the click is discernible only on the lightest keystrokes, similar to the keyboard of a grand piano. These keyboards have been adjusted to provide additional friction that balances key repetition and response without impeding performance.

            Every single key on a grand piano keyboard is weighted differently. This is because the strings for each note are slightly thinner and shorter in the treble register, becoming thicker and longer towards the bass register. The 88-key Linear Graded Hammers of the Clavinova is the first-of-its-kind to faithfully duplicate this graded touch with differing weights and key return on each one of its keys. This results in a feel and response that is astonishingly like that of a grand piano, and allows players to gain an appreciation of a more authentic touch.

            You can play music through the audio system on the Clavinova by using a Bluetooth-enabled smart device. Enjoy playing along with any songs on your smart device as you stream audio such as mp3 files.

            The recording function featured in Clavinova digital pianos allows you to record your performances* with a single touch, which is useful when you want to review your playing objectively. Additionally, you can record up to 16 tracks for simultaneous playback, so different hands can be recorded separately or overdub parts with different Voices.

            Record performances to USB flash memory and create audio files* you can save and play back on a computer, share with friends or create a CD.

            Connect the Clavinova to a computer or a USB memory device to manage your library.

            Yamaha CVP-805 Clavinova Digital Piano Features:

            • 1,315 Voices + 49 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices
            • 525 Accompaniment Styles
            • World-class Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial piano samples
            • GrandTouch Keyboard action with Linear Graded Hammers, escapement, and synthetic ebony and ivory keytops
            • Linear Graded Hammers give each key a unique weight
            • 3D Binaural CFX Sampling technology re-creates the perspective of player positioning through headphones
            • Color touchscreen for quick and easy access to Voice and Style assignments, features, and settings
            • Chord Looper records your chord progressions so that the Style engine can loop them for you
            • 130-watt 2-way stereo speaker system
            • USB-to-Host, USB-to-Device for convenient recording/playback to/from Flash drive
            • Playlists let you attach settings such as Style, MIDI/audio song, or Registration Memories to any song you create for instant recall
            • Bluetooth audio lets you wirelessly connect your device to your Clavinova for listening and playing along with your favorite songs
            • Super Articulation Voices reproduce the expressive nuances of non-keyboard instruments, allowing for realistic expression
            • Piano Room with Session Mode lets you select a piano, choose a room, and invite a small ensemble to jam
            • Yamaha's flagship Genos sound engine reproduces your performances with breathtaking responsiveness
            • Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) delivers rich, vivid expression to re-create the endless variables that shape the sound of a concert grand piano
            • Record and play back performances in MP3 format
            • Yamaha's VH2 chip with pro background singers put you center stage at your own Karaoke party
            • Follow Lights-orchestrated song files use Guide Lamps that illuminate over the keys to teach you classic songs
            • You Are the Artist software gives you a band experience while performing music by top artists
            • Vocal Cancel lets you remove the vocal or lead instrument from an audio song file to create minus-one tracks
            • Display lyrics on an external display via optional USB to HDMI adapter
            • Performance Assistant Technology (P.A.T.) lets you focus on rhythms while your Clavinova plays the right notes of MIDI songs
            • 5-year, in-home Clavinova warranty
            • Includes piano bench and user manual

                      Number of Keys 88
                      Type of Keys
                      GrandTouch weighted wooden keys with Escapement
                      Touch Sensitivity
                      Soft 1/2, Medium, Hard 1/2
                      1315 Voices, 49 Drum/SFX kits
                      Polyphony 256
                      Number of Effects 266
                      Effects Types
                      65 x Reverb, 106 x Chorus, 5 x compressor, 90 x User
                      Sequencer 16-track
                      Song Playback
                      50 Classics, 303 Lesson Songs, 50 Popular (SMF)
                      16-track, 3MB/Song (SMF)
                      USB Flash Drive
                      Audio Inputs
                      1 x 1/8", 1 x 1/4" (mic/line)
                      Audio Outputs
                      2 x 1/4" (L/L+R, R)
                      1 x Type B, 2 x Type A
                      MIDI I/O
                      Yes, v4.1 (audio)
                      2 x 1/4"
                      Pedal Inputs 1 x 1/4" Aux pedal
                      Number of Pedals 3 - Sostenuto, Soft, Damper and Play/Stop functions
                      Built-in Speakers
                      2 x 6.2"
                      2 x (45W + 20W)
                      Bench/Stand Included
                      Weight 176 lbs. 3 oz.
                      Manufacturer Part Number CVP805PE