If you decide you would like to return your order, simply inform us via phone or email within 14 days of your purchase. Full Terms here.
Can I Part exchange/sell?
Yes, we deal in an extensive range of used instruments including digital pianos from Yamaha, Technics, Roland and many others. We also offer excellent prices for instruments in part-exchange. If you'd like to part exchange, use the form here.
When will I get my order?
If your order is placed before 2pm on a weekday, it will be shipped to arrive with you between 8am and 6pm the next working day unless you have requested a specific date during the checkout process. For more info, read on here.
Why a Digital Piano?
Are digital pianos as good as “real” pianos?
Most people cannot tell the difference between traditional pianos and digital pianos today. This is because modern technology is so advanced that digital pianos can replicate the touch and feel of ‘real’ pianos so accurately.
Do the keys feel real?
Yes. The keys on digital pianos are usually ‘weighted’ so the way they feel to play and react to your input is just like the real thing. Don’t think that digital pianos feel and sound like that old Casio keyboard you got for Christmas in 1986.
Do they need tuning?
No. Digital pianos never go out of tune, so never need tuning.
Do they have the right amount of keys?
Yes. Most digital pianos have the standard 88 keys.
Can I wear headphones to practice?
Yes. When you plug headphones into a digital piano the speakers are disabled so only you can hear the sound. This is ideal for practicing late at night or when you don’t want to disturb anyone. Note: The standard jack socket for headphones is 6.35mm. iPhone headphone plugs are 3.5mm so you would need an adaptor.
Why do digital piano prices vary so much?
The price of a digital piano depends on a number of factors, for example whether the keys are plastic or wooden, whether the speakers are big or small, the amount of extra features it has like rhythms and backings or multi track recordings. The cabinet design and finish is a factor too. Small portable pianos tend to be cheaper than the more traditional looking non-portable ones.
Can I connect my iPhone/iPad?
Many of the Yamaha digital pianos and keyboards allow connection to an iPad/tablet now for various purposes. Yamaha have developed a lot of apps for their instruments, you can read more about them on the App Store.
What about other manufacturers of digital piano?
We are an independent shop but choose Yamaha digital pianos exclusively because they are regarded as the best in the world. You will find Yamaha digital pianos in most music schools, colleges and universities, and teachers nearly always recommend Yamaha because of how authentic the touch and sound is.
You’ll feel the difference from the very first notes you play. Realistic touch and response, paired with the unmistakable tone of the finest concert grand pianos ever made, the Clavinova CVP-809 delivers expressive capabilities and a dynamic range that redefines the standard for digital pianos today.
• Linear GrandTouch Keyboard with Counterweights. Wooden white keys with synthetic ebony and ivory • The piano sounds from both the Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grands further enhanced with unique Virtual Resonance Modelling (VRM) technology • The finest selection of instrument sounds available including Super Articulation 2 Voices • 675 interactive backing bands incorporating Revo Drums technology for ultimate realism • Advanced pedal control with a GP Response Damper Pedal • Incredibly easy to use thanks to a large 8” color touch screen • Gorgeous cabinet with chrome trim – available in black, polished ebony or polished white • Advanced 7 speaker audio system with spruce cone speakers and twisted flare bass port
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Piano Performance & Feel
CVP-809 features a broad array of piano sounds including those of two of the world’s finest concert grand pianos: The Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial.
Yamaha’s flagship 9’ concert grand piano, the CFX, offers sparkling highs and a powerful resonant bass with a sound that projects to the furthest reaches of any concert hall. The CFX was played by the winner of the prestigious International Chopin Competition in 2010, and has since gained recognition as one of the greatest concert grands of modern times.
Originally founded in 1828, Bösendorfer holds a unique position amongst piano makers as the only manufacturer in the world still utilises the Viennese tradition of hand-crafted design that produces the uniquely warm bass, singing treble and rich tonal colours known as the “Viennese Sound”. The development of Bösendorfer pianos has been influenced by such famed composers as Brahms and Johann Strauss, resulting in an instrument lauded as the only piano capable of withstanding the frenetic playing of Franz Liszt.
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. CVP-809 and CVP-809GP also feature counterweights for a superb touch very similar to that of a grand piano, with the subtle delicacy required for pianissimo performance.
Instruments 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. The flagship model CVP-809 / 809GP in particular features all-new samples for instruments such as electric piano, strings, guitar, bass, and drums, delivering sound quality that has to be heard to be believed.
Dive into the band experience
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. 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.
Subtle Variations for enhanced authenticity
Distorted guitars, rotary speaker organs, ethereal strings… this CVP delivers on all fronts, with unprecedented levels of realism. It reproduces the subtle variations that occur when even the most skilled drummer plays, so that you feel just like you’re performing with a human drummer in a live band.
Sing 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.
* Lyric display is only available when the audio contains the lyric data
If you want it to, the Clavinova will even talk to you! When Voice Guide* is active, the Clavinova will “speak” the information on the current display or what buttons are pressed. This allows those who have visual impairments to enjoy playing and using the instrument.
*When using Voice Guide, make sure that the USB flash memory containing the Voice Guide files is connected to the instrument. The audible information of the functions/screen supported by the Voice Guide is limited.
Built-in Bluetooth Audio
Play along with your favourite music using the built-in Bluetooth interface, or just enjoy listening through the CVP high-quality speakers.
Bluetooth (May not have this functionality depending on the country in which you purchased the product.)
Bluetooth class 2
Maximum communication distance
Approx. 10 m
Range of transmit frequency
2,402 – 2,480MHz
Maximum output power (EIRP)
Type of modulation
GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Display output to an external monitor
Yes (by using a commercially available USB display adaptor*) * For a list of compatible devices, access the “Yamaha Downloads” website.
Yes (display/button lamps)
USB audio interface
44.1 kHz, 24 bit, stereo
Storage and Connectivity
approx. 2 GB
USB flash drive
Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)
Mic/Line in (standard mono phone jack), Input volume
IN, OUT, THRU
Stereo mini jack
USB TO DEVICE
Yes (x 2)
USB TO HOST
(40W + 30W + 20W) × 2 + 80W
(45 W + 20 W) × 2
(16 cm + 5 cm + 2.5 cm (dome)) × 2 + 20 cm, Spruce Cone Speaker, Twisted Flare Port
(16 cm + 2.5 cm (dome)) x 2
Auto Power Off
Owner’s Manual, Music Book, Guarantee*, Online Member Product Registration, Power cord, Bench* * May not be included depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.
Separately Sold Accessories (May not be available depending on your area.)
Headphones (HPH-150/HPH-100/HPH-50), Footswitches (FC4A/FC5), Foot controller (FC7), USB wireless LAN adaptor (UD-WL01), Wireless MIDI adaptor (MD-BT01/UD-BT01)
includes 3 months of YAMAHA FLOWKEY
Have you always dreamt of playing piano or keyboard? Alongside online courses, private lessons with a piano teacher or classes in a music school, there are also other options: Start learning how to play your favourite songs on your Yamaha piano or keyboard right now, at your own pace and whenever you have time – with Yamaha and flowkey.
Flowkey is one of the world's most popular apps for learning to play the piano. Even beginners can learn to play a wide array of songs on their acoustic piano, digital piano or keyboard in next to no time. The flowkey piano app is the ideal companion for those starting to learn the piano. Choose your favourites from a wide range of songs and start playing right away or learn in the traditional way with one of the many tutorials available.
All you need to do is:
• register your new acoustic piano, digital piano or keyboard on the Yamaha Music Member Europe (YMME) portal
• obtain your individual code from the members' portal
• enter your code when registering on the flowkey website.
You will then have premium access to the app free of charge for three months.