$2,699.99 – $3,199.99
The CLP-535 is a great piano for a committed student or a piano player not looking to break the bank but wants more features than the CLP-525. This is the first model to feature the new CFX and Bosendorfer piano samples, along with the other 32 voices, an interactive LCD display screen, on board metronome and USB audio recording.
The piano action is the foundation of any good digital piano this model features a upgraded GH3 Graded Yamaha piano action with escapement which is meant to emulate the feel of an acoustic piano. In order to enhance the sound Yamaha beefed up the sound system to a Bi-Amped, 2 way system featuring 2 X 30 watt amplifiers and 4 speakers (speakers 16cm x 2 [6-5/16″ x 2]).
Two of the world’s finest grands….
The CFX, Yamaha’s finest 9-foot concert grand selected and played by the winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition and the Imperial from Bösendorfer, a brand held in high esteem by pianists throughout its long history. These renowned pianos are characterized by distinctive traits such as power, versatility, subtlety, lightness and mellowness.
Both of these superb pianos’ Voices are featured in the Clavinova. Tuned to perfection by a highly-experienced piano technician with the sound from each key sampled individually, Clavinova truly captures the unique tonal character of each of these outstanding instruments.
With Clavinova, you can enjoy the exquisite beauty of the sought-after tone that the CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial deliver.
Real Grand Expression
Real Grand Expression. This phrase defines the expressive capability of Clavinova. It is not only the full realization of the sound, the touch and the pedals, but the application of technologies nurtured by crafting acoustic pianos to perfectly integrate these three elements into a single piano. This piano produces that exact sound you want through the touch of the keys and the feel of the pedals. As you play, you will truly feel as though you are playing a grand piano.
The sound is heard just as it was played.
The grand piano voices of the Clavinova CLP 525 were obtained by recording the sounds of a Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano. A single piano best suited for recording was selected and then tuned to the finest possible condition by a veteran piano tuner. All the sounds were recorded with meticulous detail resulting a beautiful, harmonious piano Voice.
Smooth tonal transformations perfectly matched to key pressure
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.
From staccato to legato – superbly expressive sound that responds to the player’s touch
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.
The moment your 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 the sound. Key-off samples feature actual recordings of these changes, offering a faithful reproduction of the most subtle nuances in the piano’s tone, creating a more realistic overall sound.
Play many notes simultaneously without any unwanted dropped notes.
Superb playability and feel
Graded Hammer 3X (GH3X) keyboard
The newly developed GH3X keyboard features an escapement mechanism that reproduces the feel of an acoustic piano as it goes through the let-off of the jack and the fall of the hammer when a key is played very softly.
Utilizing the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism as a grand piano, the Graded Hammer Mk III (GH3) keyboard action reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano from the heavy feel in the lower register to the lighter touch in the upper octaves. It also features the three-sensor configuration, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard for a response and feel very similar to that of a grand piano.
Synthetic ivory keytops – a pleasure to play even after hours of performance
Reproduces the gentle, tactile surface of the ivory keyboards once used in only the finest pianos. It features highly-absorbent material that prevents fingers from slipping even after hours of performing, while retaining the ideal texture and feel.
Keyboard Stabilizers – Yamaha-unique mechanisms for improved keyboard stability and durability
Keyboards fulfill the vital role of transforming emotion from your fingertips into sound and therefore, must be smooth to play in order to maintain superb touch for prolonged performances. That is why Yamaha has fitted Keyboard Stabilizers to all 88 keys, offering players a natural touch and improving the stability and durability of the keyboard.
Natural feel, even on the back-end of the keys
Clavinova key tips are far from the fulcrum, so the keys sink smoothly when played near the base
The keys on the Clavinova are constructed so that the support point hidden inside the instrument body is as far from the key tip as possible, improving playability and comfort, even deep on the back of the key.
This construction provides good key travel, even when performing pieces played mainly on the black keys and the backs of the white keys, allowing nuanced variations in touch and broadening your expressive range.
THE MECHANICS OF SUPERIOR SOUND
Full-body resonance, just like an acoustic piano
Similar to an acoustic piano, the Clavinova is calibrated carefully, with speaker positioning and body materials checked to ensure that the entire instrument resonates optimally. For a sound image that is very close to the grand piano, these instruments feature Tone Escapement in several locations throughout the body that allow the sound from the speakers to be projected to the listener’s ears without being trapped inside the instrument.
Acoustic Optimizer – Regulation to ensure a balanced tone
The body of the Clavinova contains Acoustic Optimizers that regulate the flow of sound and control tone. A new technology springing from Yamaha’s intimate knowledge of the acoustic properties of the interiors of musical instruments, Acoustic Optimizers deliver natural, smooth feel and tone across the entire keyboard.
An easy-to-read LCD and intuitive layout enable simple operation of your Clavinova, giving you more time to focus on playing. An intuitive button interface allows you to sit down and play the Clavinova before diving into the owners manual,
Multi-track Song Recorder
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 or archive your playing. You can record up to 16 tracks for simultaneous playback allowing you to create your own songs using different sounds, or record each hand separately.
* Recordings are made in MIDI format, and can also be recorded to USB flash memory. Compatible software is required for playback of recorded data on a computer.
*WAV and recording functions available with optinal flash drive
A comprehensive range of keyboard Voices
The CLP 535 features 34 voices: a CFX Yamaha 9 foot acoustic Concert Grand piano and Imperial from Bösendorfer, and 32 other electric piano voices, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, Pipe Organ, Jazz Organ, and Strings.
New reverb that offers dynamic ambience and spatial effects
A new reverb system allows you to experience the sensation of playing in a large concert hall, cathedral or other venue, adding depth and atmosphere to the sound. Now you can experience concert hall ambience and spaciousness in the privacy of your own home.
IAC (Intelligent Acoustic Control), perfect for playing at home
The ability to adjust performance volume is extremely useful at home where players may not always be able to play at high volume levels. Often at low volumes, both bass and treble may become difficult to hear. To counter this, Clavinova is equipped with Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC), which adjusts the sound automatically, allowing players to enjoy balanced sound at any volume level.
Instrument apps to expand your musical horizons
Clavinova and Apps
If you use an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, Yamaha apps will make playing more convenient and enjoyable!
Conserve energy with convenient auto power off feature
Auto power off shuts down the instrument after a period of inactivity. You can customize how long it will wait before shutting down, or disable it if you prefer. To learn more about other ways that Yamaha conserves energy, visit our Corporate Social Responsibility page at https://www.yamaha.com/en/csr/environment/energy_conserving_products/.
Dimensions Width 1461mm (57-1/2″) (Polished finish: 1466mm (57-11/16″))
Height 927mm (36-1/2″) (Polished finish: 930mm (36-5/8″))
Depth 459mm (18-1/16″) (Polished finish: 459mm (18-1/16″))
Weight Weight 58.0kg (127lbs., 14oz) (Polished finish: 61.5kg (135lbs., 9oz))
Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops, escapement
Touch Sensitivity Hard 2, Hard 1, Medium, Soft 1, Soft 2, Fixed
Pedal Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Functions Damper with half pedal effect, Sostenuto, Soft
Display Type Full Dot LCD
Panel Language English
Key Cover Key Cover Style Sliding
Music Rest Yes
Tone Generation Piano Sound Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Key-off Samples Yes
String Resonance Yes
Smooth Release Yes
Damper Resonance Yes
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 256
Preset Number of Voices 34
Types Reverb 6
Master Effect 12
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes
Functions Dual/Layers Yes
Preset Number of Preset Songs 18 (Voice Demo), 50 (Piano), 303 (Lesson)
Recording Number of Songs 250
Number of Tracks 16
USB Audio Recorder Playback WAV
Metronome Tempo Range 5～500 (quarter note)
Overall Controls Transpose Yes
Other Control Tuning, Scale Type, etc.
Storage and Connectivity
Storage Internal Memory approx. 1.5MB
External Drives USB Flash Memory
Connectivity Headphones 2
MIDI IN, OUT, THRU
AUX IN Stereo Mini
AUX OUT L / L+R, R
USB TO DEVICE Yes
USB TO HOST Yes
Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers 30W x 2
Speakers 16cm x 2 [6-5/16″ x 2] Acoustic Optimizer Yes
Power Consumption 20W
Accessories Headphones Hanger, “50 greats for the Piano”