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Yamaha CLP 785 Polished Ebony
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Yamaha CLP 785 Polished Ebony New/Improved features
- New GTS Keyboard
- New Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial Grand Piano Samples
- New Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial Grand Piano Binaural Samples (for headphones)
- New Forte Piano Samples (instruments from the era of Chopin and Beethoven)
- New Design featuring a curved silhouette
- SmartPianist now works with Bluetooth direct cable or WiFi
- 3 Band Eq
- Rhythms and Bass track added
Benefits of Yamaha CLP 785 Polished Ebony over Yamaha CLP775 Polished Ebony
- Improved Action - counterweights in the keys
- Bigger Amplification
- Better Speakers - Spruce cones
- Better Cabinet with folding keycover instead of sliding keycover
The Yamaha CLP 785 Polished Ebony is the replacement for the Yamaha CLP 685 Polished Ebony
The Yamaha CLP 785 Polished Ebony digital piano 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-785 is sure to make playing the piano so much more enjoyable than ever before.
Yamaha CLP 785 Polished Ebony - Action
Yamaha's latest keyboard action features a broad dynamic range and faithful response to every nuance of touch that puts a wide expanse of tone-from delicate to bold-at the pianist's fingertips. The highly consistent grand piano hammers replicate the pleasing response felt when the hammers strike the strings, enabling precise control of the tone.
Highly absorbent synthetic-ivory white keys and synthetic-ebony black keys prevent slipping even during extended play and feel just like those of a grand piano.
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.
The Yamaha CLP 785 Polished Ebony keyboard feature an escapement mechanism that reproduces this sensation near the bottom of the key dip. It has 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.
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. The Yamaha CLP 785 digital pianos satisfies all of these conditions, and the inspiration born from a dialog with it is sure to arouse your desire for expression.
Featuring the latest GrandTouch 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.
The interaction and interplay of the hammers, dampers, and strings inside a grand piano respond to the subtlest nuances of the pianist's touch, creating a limitless range of tonal expression. Touch refers to the pianist's control, not only of intensity (softness/loudness) in playing and releasing the keys, but also of the speed and depth with which the keys are pressed. The Grand Expression Modeling introduced in the CLP-700 Series translates the widely varied input from the pianist's fingers into the same limitless tonal variation of a grand piano.
This makes it possible to vary the output by playing the keys to different depths and with different speeds, even when using techniques such as trills or legato or emphasizing the melody over the accompaniment. Grand Expression Modeling excels at faithfully reproducing the output expected of these techniques in many well-known songs. In Debussy's "Clair de Lune," a loose touch creates the faint tone that makes the melody stand out more crisply. In Liszt's "Un Sospiro," the accompanying arpeggios accent the melody without overwhelming it, and varied expression of the melody gives it the same quality as vocals. In the last of the Chopin nocturnes, trills, legato, and other delicate techniques where fingers seem to float over the keys deliver the airy, smooth tonal expression required. Playing such pieces on a highly expressive piano helps the pianist learn various techniques and experience the same joy of expression as a painter, but through sound.
Yamaha CLP 785 Polished Ebony - Sound
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.
One of the allures of the grand piano is the sympathetic resonance created by the vibration of the entire instrument. Clavinova pianos elaborately reproduce this rich sympathetic resonance through a groundbreaking technology called Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). VRM creates a richly varied sound by simulating the complex sympathetic tones created when the vibrations of the strings are propagated to the soundboard and other strings, corresponding to the timing and intensity of key playing and pedaling. CLP-700 Series pianos even replicate the sounds the dampers make when they are raised off the strings, in addition to the resonance of the duplex scaling, strings, soundboard, and case. Clavinova pianos allow you to enjoy the same momentary dynamics and deep sympathetic sounds that are produced by the entire body of a grand piano.
Clavinova grand piano sounds are recorded from several world-renowned concert grand pianos. One of them is the CFX, Yamaha's top-flight concert grand piano. Pianists around the world are enamored with the impressive, dazzling, richly expressive sound of the CFX in concert halls. Another sampled concert grand is the Imperial, the flagship model of BÖsendorfer, a time-honored Viennese piano brand with an ardent following. The Imperial is known for its abundance of color and natural, warm feeling. Yamaha faithfully reproduces the idiosyncrasies of these concert grand pianos by carefully recording the entire tonal range of each of the 88 keys, making minute adjustments to capture the most harmonious tones each piano has to offer.Clavinova pianos are loaded with convenient features only digital pianos can deliver. Use headphones to keep your surroundings quiet, and play along with the preset rhythms for added enjoyment. Also, connect to Yamaha's app, Smart Pianist, to gain extra help for your piano practice. The simple control panel makes it easy to change piano settings.
Yamaha CLP 785 Polished Ebony Headphones
Binaural sampling is a method of sampling in which special microphones are placed on a mannequin's head in the same positions as the pianist's ears to capture piano sounds the way that they sound in reality.
Yamaha chose this method to create the ambience and full, natural resonance of acoustic pianos in Clavinova pianos. This makes pianists feel as though they are sitting at a grand piano even when they play with headphones on. The experience is so pleasant that they forget they are wearing headphones, no matter how long they continue to play.
On CLP-700 Series pianos, binaural sampling was used for the BÖsendorfer Imperial as well as the Yamaha CFX. Yamaha achieves higher-definition binaural sound with a specially developed mannequin head and model ears used for the recording.
Yamaha also developed the Stereophonic Optimizer function to achieve the same effect for the piano effects. Stereophonic Optimizer technology replicates the natural diffusion of sound in headphones nearly as closely as binaural sampling for the piano voices other than the CFX and Imperial.
Yamaha CLP 785 Polished Ebony Forte Pianos
Yamaha's first instruments to be equipped with the voices of the fortepiano, the predecessor to the modern piano. The sounds emitted by a fortepiano are simpler than those of a modern piano, and decay much more rapidly. Hearing the sounds of the instruments played when the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin were composing their songs should illuminate the original intent behind the notes on the page. Here is a novel opportunity to communicate with historical composers by playing these period instruments.
*These models are equipped with the voices of two fortepianos beloved by Mozart and Chopin.
Yamaha CLP785 Polished Ebony Specifications
|Dimensions||Width||1,461 mm (57-1/2") [Polished finish: 1,467 mm (57-3/4")]|
|Height||1,027 mm (40-7/16") [Polished finish: 1,029 mm (40-1/2")]|
|Depth||476 mm (18-3/4") [Polished finish: 477 mm (18-3/4")]|
|Weight||Weight||84 kg (185 lb, 3 oz) [Polished finish: 87 kg (191 lb, 13 oz)]|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||GrandTouch keyboard: wooden keys (white only), synthetic ebony and ivory key tops, escapement|
|88-key Linear Graded Hammers||Yes|
|Pedal||Number of Pedals||3: Damper (with half-pedal function), Sostenuto, Soft|
|Functions||Sustain (Switch), Sustain Continuously, Sostenuto, Soft, Pitch Bend Up, Pitch Bend Down, Rotary Speed, Vibe Rotor, Song Play/Pause|
|GP Response Damper Pedal||Yes|
|Display||Type||Full Dots LCD|
|Size||128 x 64 dots|
|Key Cover||Key Cover Style||Folding|
|Tone Generation||Piano Sound||Yamaha CFX, Bsendorfer Imperial|
|Binaural Sampling||Yes (CFX Grand and Bsendorfer voices only)|
|Grand Expression Modeling||Yes|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||256|
|Preset||Number of Voices||53 voices + 14 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG voices|
|Compatibility||XG (GM), GS (for Song playback), GM2 (for Song playback)|
|Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)||Yes|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||25 voice demo songs + 50 classics + 303 lesson songs|
|Recording||Number of Songs||250|
|Number of Tracks||16|
|Data Capacity||approx. 500 KB/Song|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF (Format 0, Format 1)|
|Recording||SMF (Format 0)|
|USB Audio Recorder||Playback||.wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)|
|Recording||.wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)|
|Tempo Range||5 - 500|
|Transpose||-12 - 0 - +12|
|Tuning||414.8 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)|
|Scale Type||7 types|
|Bluetooth||Audio/MIDI (varies by country)|
|Storage and Connectivity|
|Storage||Internal Memory||Total maximum size approx. 1.4 MB|
|External Drives||USB flash drive|
|Connectivity||Headphones||Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)|
|MIDI||[IN] [OUT] [THRU]|
|AUX IN||Stereo Mini|
|AUX OUT||[L/L+R] [R]|
|USB TO DEVICE||Yes|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
|DC IN||24 V|
|Amplifiers and Speakers|
|Amplifiers||(50 W + 50 W + 50 W) x 2|
|Speakers||(16 cm + 8 cm + 2.5 cm (dome) + transducer) x 2, Spruce Cone Speaker|
|Power Consumption||60 W (When using PA-500 AC adaptor)|
|Auto Power Off||Yes|
|Accessories||Owner's Manual, "50 Classical Music Masterpieces" Music Book, Online Member Product Registration, Warranty*, Power cord*/AC adaptor* PA-500 *varies by area|