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        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony Smart Piano ExDem

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        The Yamaha CSP-170 is a brand new concept for digital Pianos... it is a Smart piano! - We have an ex demonstration model that our customer had for 2 weeks in perfect condition

        Firstly it's a quality Yamaha Clavinova digital piano built by the largest musical instrument manufacturer in the world. Turn it on and play it.. it sounds fabulous. It is a very smart piano encompassing all the technologies the modern world has to offer to make your piano playing experience even better

        The Yamaha CSP-170 utilises hundreds of years of experience in teaching students to play and improve with a huge library of tuition books, technique pieces, classic and classical pieces. Whatever your standard there is a wealth of ideas, features and music to keep you improving. The CSP-170 hasn't been created just to impress us with technology it's brings together everything the Piano world has to offer to help us enjoy our music and inspire us

        At A&C Hamilton we are totally behind this new concept. We've been running a music school for over 30 years. Our sales staff have sold keyboard instruments from the early days of organs and the very first digital pianos to the present day amazing keyboard instruments. It has always been our policy to provide a first rate after sales service to help our customers achieve everything they desire from their piano

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - Innovation for effortless performance

        Clavinova is an innovative lineup of digital pianos that have continued to evolve while seeking to provide the touch and tone of a concert grand piano-the ultimate symbol of piano excellence. This authentic grand piano experience is the product of the knowledge and expertise that Yamaha has accumulated over more than 100 years of crafting acoustic pianos. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology to achieve grand piano quality, Clavinova digital pianos offer an inviting playing experience that is perfect for players of all levels. They emulate the touch and tone of a grand piano to make the transition from digital to acoustic piano a seamless and enjoyable one.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - The sound of some of the finest concert grand pianos in the world

        With two world-renowned concert grand pianos available at the touch of a button, the CSP Series lets you choose the perfect piano tone for the music you want to play. Offering far more than just sampled sounds, the CSP Series reproduces the Yamaha CFX concert grand and the legendary Bӧsendorfer Imperial in meticulous detail.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - A fully immersive concert grand experience-even with headphones

        Yamaha's advanced binaural sampling technology is now available on the Clavinova. The 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.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - Variety is the spice of life

        The CSP-170 Polished Ebony features hundreds of high-quality instrument Voices including "Natural!", "Sweet!" and "Cool!" Voices sampled specially to compliment the instrument types. Yamaha's Super Articulation Voices (SA) add genuine performance attributes of the real musical instruments as though they were being naturally performed by a virtuoso of that instrument instead of from the keys of a piano keyboard. Examples include "fret noise" or "body knocks" from a guitar or the "inhales", "exhales" and glissandos from wind instruments. By simply varying your touch and playing techniques or using the pedals, SA voices will add significant authenticity to your sound.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - When you want to play more than just piano

        One of the defining features of a CSP Clavinova is the multitude of different Styles that can be controlled in real-time by playing chords on the keyboard. Accompaniment Styles introduce ensembles of virtual musicians to your performances in a variety of musical genres. From small jazz ensembles to full orchestras, you control what chords or harmony they play by what you play, plus you control the dynamic of the ensemble. Developed by professional session musicians from around the world, Styles add authentic, studio-quality backing players to your performances - even when you play by yourself.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - Innovation for effortless performance

        Clavinova is an innovative lineup of digital pianos that have continued to evolve while seeking to provide the touch and tone of a concert grand piano-the ultimate symbol of piano excellence. This authentic grand piano experience is the product of the knowledge and expertise that Yamaha has accumulated over more than 100 years of crafting acoustic pianos. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology to achieve grand piano quality, Clavinova digital pianos offer an inviting playing experience that is perfect for players of all levels. They emulate the touch and tone of a grand piano to make the transition from digital to acoustic piano a seamless and enjoyable one.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - The sound of some of the finest concert grand pianos in the world

        With two world-renowned concert grand pianos available at the touch of a button, the CSP Series lets you choose the perfect piano tone for the music you want to play. Offering far more than just sampled sounds, the CSP Series reproduces the Yamaha CFX concert grand and the legendary Bӧsendorfer Imperial in meticulous detail.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - Natural Wood X keyboard-the feel of an acoustic grand

        Natural Wood X (NWX) keyboards are created using unrivaled expertise that Yamaha has acquired through more than a century of crafting fine pianos.

        Just as with grand pianos, the material used for Natural Wood X keyboards is cut from wood that has been carefully dried specifically for use in making musical instruments. Only the best wood from the finest part of each tree is selected, resulting in a keyboard that is more resistant to buckling and warping than common laminated wood keyboards.

        The Yamaha Natural Wood X keyboard features the same action and three-sensor configuration as Graded Hammer 3X keyboards, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard for a response that feels very similar to that of a grand piano. This allows you to vividly perform smooth, flowing passages or light trills, techniques used in many pieces such as Für Elise.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - Escapement mechanism of Clavinova Keyboards

        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.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - Synthetic ivory and ebony keytops-a pleasure to play even after hours of performance

        Our fingers are more sensitive than we think, and for pianists, the texture of the piano keys is extremely important. The NWX 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.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - Keyboard Stabilizers-unique Yamaha 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.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - For a sound that truly resonates with the listener

        In a grand piano, strings and sounds resonate throughout the entire body of the instrument producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. Not only are the strings you are playing vibrating, but other strings ring as a reaction to ones you play. This is one reason the piano's sound is so complex and rich.

        This phenomenon is reproduced perfectly in the Clavinova through Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) which calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard from one instant to the next. As a result, the Clavinova reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in playing an acoustic piano such as which keys are pressed, the strength with which the keys are played and pedal timing.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - Acoustic Optimizer

        The speakers attached to the body exhibit a phenomenon in which, if nothing is done, the volume of the sound will increase due to the resonant frequency of the body. Conversely, installing pipes with the same resonant frequency within the body suppresses this resonance. Acoustic optimizers utilize this phenomenon.

        This improvement of the sound is something that has only been possible thanks to Yamaha‘s thorough knowledge of the internal acoustic characteristics of musical instruments.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - Sing in perfect Harmony… with yourself!

        You can enjoy karaoke backing with songs stored in your Clavinova or downloaded from YamahaMusicsoft.com. The lyrics are shown on the Smart Pianist app and the words change color as the song advances, so you know exactly when to come in.

        Plug in a microphone, and you can sing along with your playing. The Vocal Harmony engine creates advanced sounding harmonies, enriching your voice and is even capable of correcting your pitch!

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - 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 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.

        *Recordings are made in MIDI format, and can also be recorded to Smart Pianist App

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - Audio Recorder

        Record performances to Smart Pianist App and create audio files* you can save and play back on a Smart device.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - Play your favorite songs right away with the "Audio To Score" function

        Smart Pianist features an "Audio To Score" function that automatically creates a piano accompaniment score from songs on your smart device, allowing you to enjoy playing along with your favorite tunes.

        Yamaha CSP-170 Polished Ebony digital Piano - Backing band accompaniment that you can sing along with

        Enjoy accompaniment from a dynamic backing band, even when you're playing by yourself. The accompaniment provides a wide variety of patterns across a range of genres to match your performance. You can also connect a microphone and sing along with harmony functions that allow you to automatically create a chorus backup for your performances, even when you're singing alone.

        CSP-170 Digital Piano Specification
        Size/Weight
        Dimensions Width 1,418 mm (55-13/16")
        Height 1,040 mm (40-15/16")
        Depth 466 mm (18-6/16")
        Weight Weight 69.0 kg (152 lb, 2 oz)
        Control Interface
        Keyboard Number of Keys 88
        Type NWX (Natural Wood X) keyboard with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, escapement
        Touch Sensitivity Hard2, Hard1, Medium, Soft1, Soft2, Fixed
        88-key Linear Graded Hammers -
        Counterweight No
        Pedal Number of Pedals 3
        Half Pedal Yes
        Functions Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Style Start/Stop, Volume, etc.
        GP Response Damper Pedal -
        Display Type depending on the Smart Device
        Size depending on the Smart Device
        LCD Brightness
        Touch Screen depending on the Smart Device
        Color depending on the Smart Device
        Score Display Function Yes*
        Lyrics Display Function Yes*
        Text Viewer Function Yes*
        Language 26 Languages (English, Japanese, Germany, French, Spanish, etc.)
        Panel Language English
        Cabinet
        Key Cover Key Cover Style Sliding
        Music Rest Yes
        Music Clips Yes
        Voices
        Tone Generation Piano Sound Yamaha CFX, Bsendorfer Imperial
        Binaural Sampling Yes (Yamaha CFX Voice only)
        Key-off Samples Yes
        Smooth Release Yes
        VRM Yes
        Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 256
        Preset Number of Voices 692 Voices + 29 Drum/SFX Kits
        Featured Voices 14 VRM Voices, 113 Super Articulation Voices, 27 Natural! Voices, 27 Sweet! Voices, 63 Cool! Voices, 69 Live! Voices, 30 Organ Flutes! Voices
        Compatibility (for song playback) XG, GS , GM, GM2
        Effects
        Types Reverb 58 Preset
        Chorus -
        Master Compressor -
        Master EQ 5 Preset + User
        Part EQ -
        Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes
        Stereophonic Optimizer Yes
        Insertion Effect -
        Variation Effect -
        Vocal Harmony VH (44 Preset)
        Functions Dual/Layers Yes
        Split Yes
        Accompaniment Styles
        Preset Number of Preset Styles 470
        Featured Styles 396 Pro Styles, 34 Session Styles, 4 Free Play Styles, 36 Pianist Styles
        Fingering Chord Detection Area Full, Chord Detection Area Lower
        Style Control INTRO x 1, ENDING x 1, MAIN x 4, FILL IN x 4
        Songs
        Preset Number of Preset Songs 403
        Recording Number of Tracks 16
        Data Capacity depending on the Smart Device
        Recording Function Yes
        Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF
        Recording SMF (Format 0)
        Functions
        Lesson/Guide Lesson/Guide Correct Key, Any Key, Your Tempo*
        Guide Lamp Stream Lights (4 steps)
        Piano Room Yes
        USB Audio Recorder Playback Supported format by the Smart Device
        Recording WAV/AAC
        USB Audio Time Stretch Yes
        Pitch Shift Yes
        Vocal Cancel Melody Suppressor
        Miscellaneous Metronome Yes
        Tempo Range 5 - 500, Tap Tempo
        Transpose -12 - 0 - +12
        Tuning 414.8 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz
        Scale Type 9
        Audio Recorder/Player Recording Time (max.) depending on the Smart Device
        Audio to Score Yes
        Registration Memory Yes
        Storage and Connectivity
        Storage Internal Memory depending on the Smart Device
        External Drives depending on the Smart Device
        Connectivity Headphones Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)
        Microphone Input Volume, Mic/Line In
        MIDI IN/OUT/THRU
        AUX IN Stereo mini
        AUX OUT L/L+R, R
        AUX Pedal Yes
        RGB OUT -
        USB TO DEVICE USB TO DEVICE, iPad
        USB TO HOST Yes
        Amplifiers and Speakers
        Amplifiers (45 W + 45 W) 2
        Speakers (16 cm + 8 cm) 2
        Acoustic Optimizer Yes
        Accessories
        Accessories Owner's Manual, Warranty*, Online Member Product Registration, Bench*, Power cord, USB Wireless LAN adaptor*, Owner's Manual of USB wireless LAN adaptor*, USB cable (USB Type A - USB Type B)*, USB conversion cable (USB Type B - USB Micro B / USB Type B - USB Type C)* *May not be included depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.




        Staff Review by Alan Hamilton

        I visited Yamaha Music's head Office on the 3rd September 2017 to attend the launch of the new Yamaha CSP series pianos

        It's fair to say I have attended lots of new product launches since I took over A&C Hamilton Musical Instruments in 1989, I have always enjoyed them and I'm always amazed by the improvements I have seen.

        The Yamaha CSP digital piano is a very different idea. Although nothing is truly unique the idea to bring them altogether in 1 package is! Every single objection that I could have to the concept has been dealt with.

        The Yamaha CSP170 is so good I bought one

        I delivered my piano to myself on Saturday so I could have the weekend fiddling with it

        There were several reasons why I decided to buy this piano.

        • I can play keyboard and a little guitar so I understand chords
        • I can read music but slowly and I have to work at it
        • I would like to be able to play in a band one day
        • at 55 things are starting to slow down - playing piano is excellent exercise for the fingers
        • I'm an average player but I want to get better

        The Yamaha CSP170 is a piano and you can access the important sounds by using the function button and pressing notes to get variations. You do not need an Ipad to play it as a piano

        Connecting the Ipad is easy and automatic - Open the Smart Pianist App and it's done

        The App is organised into 4 main groups

        • Piano Room - let's you adjust the Piano to suit your ear, add reverb andjust the lid etc.
        • Voice - Choose from hundreds of sounds, layer and split, change effects
        • Style - I was so impressed with the quality of styles and all can be played piano or keyboard technique and there's hundreds of them
        • Song - This is a huge section and extremely versatile. There's loads of piano excercises, Classical pieces, popular pieces and if that's not enough you can add you own

        I have a simple philosopy - the more I play the better I'm going to get. However this isn't quite true and neither is "practice makes perfect". Perfect practice makes perfect.. a subtle differance.

        With the Yamaha CSP170 I can improve more for the same amount of time playing and here's why

        Yamaha have taken a tried and trusted piano teaching system developed by great piano teachers over decades, they haven't tried to re-invent the wheel here. I don't have masses of books everywhere but I have loads of practice pieces to improve my sight reading, technique and timing. Complicated patterns are easy to understand because I can see and hear them

        Yamaha have included loads of high quality midi files with tunes to suit every one, again I can improve my sight reading and timing. Because I'm practicing technique with the `Lessons` learning my favourite songs will be easier. I'm loving the beautiful arrangements, it inspires me!

        All the built in tunes have lyrics so I can sing the right words

        If I want to accompany myself the chords can also be shown on the lyric display and this demonstrates another area I wish to improve. Playing the melody whilst I'm singing is bad practice, I should accompany the singer not play the same note. The chord information allows me to do this. It also makes me listen for chord changes which improves my ear. I can play arpegios, broken chord or simple harmonies because I have the chord information there

        This leads us onto another amazing facility. The CSP170 can play audio files. What's really clever is that it can work out the chords for you and display them on the screen whilst the tune plays. If your`re not comfortable with the key you can transpose the tune and the chords at the same time and play in a key your`re more comfortable with

        After running a music school for nearly 30 years hearing teachers and students views on how they want to enjoy playing I can honestly say that this instrument does absolutely everything for everybody. For beginners or great players it will inspire!

        As a piano the CSP170 is outstanding with Yamaha's CFXIII grand piano samples and the Bosendorpher grand piano sample. The key action is Yamaha NWX with wooden keys, graded action, escapement and ivory feel. The amplification is rich and full.

        It's impossible to write in words how amazing this instrument is, everyone has their own way of doing things. It's so important to have a really good demonstration to see it's full capabilities and how it can work for you. We have 3 demonstrators in the shop so please come in and see us before you buy any other piano

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