Clavinova Reviews

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Clavinova CVP 500 Series Review: Article 3 of 4
Yamaha Clavinova CVP-505 Review

Today, we review the CVP-505. The CVP-505 is the next model up from the Clavinova CVP-503. Just like the CVP-503, the CVP-505 features a new and beautiful 4-level CFIIIS grand piano multi-sample with 291 new voices and 4 more drum/sfx over the already wonderful CVP-503 voices. What are some of the added enhancements to CVP-505 compared to the CVP-503 and CVP-405? Here are the comparisons: Read more...

Clavinova CVP 500 Series Review: Article 2 of 4
Yamaha Clavinova CVP-503 Review

Today, we review the CVP-503. The CVP-503 is a descent step up in features when compared to the CVP-501 and CVP-403. First off, and most importantly, the CVP-503 features a new and beautiful 4-level CFIIIS grand piano multi-sample with 58 new sounds and 3 more drum/sfx kits. Plus, it has 128 notes of polyphony—a 33% increase over the Clavinova CVP-403—you can never have too much polyphony. Read more...

Clavinova CVP 500 Series Review: Article 1 of 4
Yamaha Clavinova CVP-501Review

The Clavinova CVP 500 series is here! As amazing as the CVP 400 series have been, it was time to take a great digital piano and make it even better!

One question I'm sure you're asking, "What are some of the new features the CVP 501 have over the CVP 401?" Good question. Here are the main comparisons between the two... Read more...

Clavinova CLP/CVP Buyer's Guide

So you've decided that you want to get a Clavinova. Now what? CVP or CLP? We'll try to clearly explain the fundamental differences between a CVP and a CLP in this article. Here are some prices we dug up from a local Yamaha dealer for different CLP and CVP models. Read more...

Clavinova CLP 300 Series Review: Article 1 of 4
Clavinova CLP-320 Review

Can a Clavinova be even better than it already is? Yes, much better. In July 2008, Yamaha introduced the brand new CLP 300 series to the European, Asian, Canadian, Brazilian, and Oceania markets. This article is the first of a series of four which will review these amazing CLP 300 series digital pianos. Read more...

Clavinova CLP 300 Series Review: Article 2 of 4
Clavinova CLP-330 Review

At YamahaMusician.com, we were excited to review the Clavinova CLP 330. The CLP 330 improves upon the CLP 320 with more voices, a better feeling keyboard, more song memory, and two USB (HOST and DEVICE) ports for exporting your music for storage or to an external music editor. Read more...

Clavinova CLP 300 Series Review: Article 3 of 4
Clavinova CLP-340/370 Review

The Clavinova CLP 340 and CLP 370 take the CLP 300 series to yet higher levels of realism and sophistication with the addition of a 4-level velocity stereo grand piano with stereo sustain and key-off samples. Read more...

Clavinova CLP 300 Series Review: Article 4 of 4
Clavinova CLP 380 Review

Yamaha announced that the Clavinova CLP 380 features a five level velocity grand. Day dreaming about how spectacular this piano must sound, we went to our local Yamaha dealer to hear the CLP 380 for ourselves. Read more...

Which Clavinova should I get?

Deciding on which Clavinova CLP 200 series is right for you can be a bit overwhelming considering all the different features on these instruments. We have created this selection guide for you. Read more...

Clavinova CLP 200 Series Review: Article 1 of 5
Clavinova CLP-220 Review

The CLP 220 is Yamaha's answer to a great sounding, classy looking entry-level digital piano. The CLP 220 is powered by Yamaha's legendary AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) sound engine as are all the current CLP models. It comes. Read more...

Clavinova CLP 200 Series Review: Article 2 of 5
Clavinova CLP-230/240 Review

The CLP-230/240 are the next step up from the CLP-220. They have more voices (14 total), a more sophisticated effects processor, half-damper pedaling, the new Graded Hammer 3 piano keyboard, a more capable recording mode, more song memory, AUX in/out and USB to host connections. This is in addition to having. Read more...

Clavinova CLP 200 Series Review: Article 3 of 5
Clavinova CLP-270/280 Review

The Yamaha Clavinova CLP 270 picks up where the CLP 240 left off. The CLP 270 packs in more polyphony, more voices, a bigger speaker system with iFAC, better effects, an LCD display with an improved user interface, and a 16-track sequencer. The additional feature the CLP 280 adds. Read more...

Clavinova CLP 200 Series Review: Article 4 of 5
Clavinova CLP-265GP Review

Ah the beauty of a grand. There's nothing like the sound and touch of a grand so we demoed the CLP 265GP, a special edition Grand Piano Clavinova CLP. The Clavinova CLP 265GP is essentially the CLP 230 with a twice as powerful sound system (2 x 40W amp systems with 4 speakers) in a grand piano cabinet (just under 4') available in polished ebony only. Read more...

Clavinova CLP 200 Series Review: Article 5 of 5
Clavinova CLP-295GP Review

Today's article concludes our 5-part review series on the Clavinova CLP 200 series. If you love the flagship CLP 280 with its real wood keys, 128 notes of polyphony and impressive piano sounds, then you'll fall in love with the Clavinova CLP 295GP. Read more...

Clavinova CVP-405/403/401 Digital Piano Review

The Yamaha Clavinova CVP 401, CVP 403, and, CVP 405 are from Yamaha's latest line up of Clavinova CVP digital pianos. These are some really impressive instruments that aren't only fun to play but will make you a better musician and are packed with hundreds of sounds from high quality pianos to any other instrument you can possibly imagine! Read more...

Clavinova CVP-407/409 Review

The Yamaha Clavinova. It all began over twenty years ago in 1985 with the Clavinova CVP 3. Since then, Yamaha has improved upon that first Clavinova every single year (except 2006) with well over one-hundred different models. Today, the latest evolution of the finest digital piano in the world is born again—the Clavinova CVP 400 series. Read more...

Clavinova CVP-305 Review

As music enthusiasts at Yamaha Musician.com, it has been our experience of the Yamaha Corporation to design some of the finest digital pianos on the market. It shouldn't be of any surprise that the Yamaha Clavinova is regarded as one of the most popular home digital pianos in the world. From its extensive sound and song libraries, graded hammer (GH3) technology, and, user-friendly interface in an attractive solid-wood cabinet design, it is sure to please even the most demanding of musicians. Read more...

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