Used Yamaha CVP505 Digital Piano In Polished Mahogany (Stock ID: #7287)

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Used Yamaha Clavinova CVP505 In Polished Mahogany


The Yamaha CVP505 Digital Piano, with its beautifully finished new horizontal design, makes an elegant addition to any home

88-key GH3 keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops, AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling voices, and USB Audio Recorder.


  • Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops
  • New Pure CF Sampling
  • 4-level Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
  • Super Articulation and MegaVoice technology
  • USB Audio Recorder with WAV & MP3 playback

The Yamaha CVP505 Digital Piano has superb tonal response and faithfulness to the original sound created from Pure CF Sampling. The GH3 keyboard gives you the same kind of touch, weight and feel of a real grand piano. The CVP-505 is packed with hundreds of dynamic voices, including the ultra-realistic, expressive Super Articulation Voices and Mega Voices, as well as accompaniment styles. It also has a USB Audio Recorder for recording your own performances, complete with singing into a microphone connected to the Clavinova or even an ensemble with a guitar plugged in. Enjoy in a variety of ways!!

Features of the Yamaha CVP505 Digital Piano

Pure CF Sampling for superb tonality

Yamaha technicians selected a CFIIIS full concert grand with the highest sound quality, and tuned it to the finest possible condition. They then used our unique Pure CF Sampling technique to sample all of its sounds, in order to create the CLP/CVP sound. As a result, you enjoy the same natural tonal response as a top-quality piano.

TFT LCD 5.7 inch Display

High-resolution, 320 x 240 dots, colour TFT (Thin Film Transistor) LCD screen. Big and bright, the 5.7 inch display shows scores, lyrics, all important settings and parameters with crystal clear clarity, even under extreme lighting conditions.

Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops

Just as on an actual grand piano, the lower keys are heavy in touch and the higher keys are light, with all the natural gradations in between. This technology also provides performance functions and expressive power found only on grand pianos, such as having repeated plays of the same note perfectly articulated, even when playing at high speed or with partial key release.

Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling

The AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) is a sampling system which creates sound close to that of an acoustic instrument by using digital technology to record the instrument sound and applying high-quality digital filter technology to the recorded audio samples. The waveform of the sound created by playing the key of an acoustic piano differs depending on the playing strength from pianissimo to fortissimo. The AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling can produce such dynamic nuances by recording samples of various playing strengths. The greater the number of samples used, the higher the expressive quality and potential becomes.

Super Articulation on the Yamaha CVP505

Introducing a completely new level of sonic realism and musical expressiveness. The remarkably authentic Super Articulation voices feature the unique performance characteristics of each instrument, the expressive finger-slides on the guitar, or the breathy, legato phrasing of a saxophone. Never before have such string, wind and brass instruments, played live with a keyboard, sounded so convincing or so real!

MegaVoice Technology on the Yamaha CVP505 Digital Piano

It features multiple samples across the keyboard with sophisticated velocity switching – for incredibly authentic instrument sounds. It contains not only the basic samples of the instrument but also the performance techniques used with it. On a guitar for instance, players will hear open and mute string sounds, dead notes, hammering effects, slide effects, harmonics and a wide range of strum and body noises. In technical terms, MegaVoice duplicates an instrument’s behaviour. In sonic terms, this gives the keyboard stunningly realistic sounds.

USB Audio Recorder & MP3 Playback

You can record your performance as audio data to a USB storage device. Connect a microphone or guitar to the instrument and enjoy recording a guitar and keyboard performance together, or record your singing along with song playback. Also it features playback of audio files in the “MP3 (.mp)” format commonly used by personal computers and portable music players.

Guide Lamps

The key guide lamps indicate the notes you should play, when you should play them, and how long you should hold them down. You can also practice at your own pace – since the accompaniment waits for you to play the notes correctly. Here, mute the right- or heft-hand part and try practicing the part using the guide lamps.

Auto Accompaniment on the Yamaha CVP505

The auto accompaniment features let you produce automatic accompaniment playback simply by playing “chords” with your left hand. This lets you automatically recreate the sound of a full band or orchestra – even if you’re playing by yourself. The auto accompaniment sound is made up of the rhythm patterns of the styles. The styles of the instrument cover a wide range of different musical genres including pop, jazz, and many others. Using these accompaniment styles lets everybody, even beginners, give accomplished solo performances.

Music Finder on the Yamaha CVP505 Digital Piano

When you want to play in a certain genre of music but don’t know which settings to choose, what can you do? Music Finder has the answer. It offers an extensive range of music styles with pre-programmed voices and effects setups. Search for suitable styles. It instantly call up the best-suited voices, tempo and accompaniment style to match the song name or music style you wish to play. Simply call up a song title and start playing.


Insert a USB flash memory in the USB TO DEVICE terminal on the instrument to save or load the registered settings and user songs created on the instrument, as well as read data from the connected device.

USB TO HOST Terminal

Dive in and take advantage of the wide world of computer music software. Connections and setup are exceptionally easy, and you can play back your computer recorded parts with different instrument sounds – all from a single instrument.

LAN Port

LAN Port is for a wired internet connection the same as a LAN terminal you see on a computer. Stay connected and directly access to the Yamaha’s special service “Internet Direct Connection (IDC)” without a computer. Once you’re online with IDC, you can download your favourite contents straight to your instrument. And that’s just the beginning – the fun and excitements start from there!

Online, On-demand Music (IDC)

Bring your instrument online and tap into the worldwide music network! Yamaha has created a new, essential online service for musicians everywhere: Internet Direct Connection (IDC). IDC lets you connect the instrument directly to the Internet, without a computer, letting you delve into thousands of MIDI songs on our custom website, and download your favorite music for playback on the instrument.

Music Finder+

This service gives you the capability, by connecting the instrument to the Internet Direct Connection (IDC), of searching for and adding desired panel settings and song data via the IDC to the instrument. For more details about this service, refer to the following website.

Dimensions and Weight of the Yamaha CVP505 Digital Piano:


Width: 143cm
Height: 87cm
Depth: 61cm


Weight: 78kg


Control Interface
Number of Keys: 88
Type: Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops
Touch Sensitivity: Hard2/Hard1/Normal/Soft1/Soft2

Number of Pedals: 3
Half Pedal: Yes
Functions: Volume, Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Song Play/Pause, Style Start/Stop, etc.

Size: 320 x 240 dots
Color: Color
Score Display Function: Yes
Lyrics Display Function: Yes
Text Viewer Function: Yes
Language: English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Language: English

Key Cover     
Key Cover Style: Folding
Color/Finish: Polished Ebony
Music Rest: Yes
Music Clips: Yes

Tone Generation    
Tone Generating Technology: AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling
Number of Dynamic Levels: 4
Stereo Sustain Samples: Yes
Key-off Samples: Yes

Number of Polyphony (Max.): 128

Number of Voices: 689 + 480 XG + 23 Drum/SFX Kits + GM2 (+ GS Voices for GS Song playback)
Featured Voices: 38 S. Articulation Voices, 22 Natural! Voices, 24 Sweet! Voices, 46 Cool! Voices, 29 Live! Voices, 10 Organ Flutes!, 18 Mega Voices

Sound Creator/Voice Set: Yes

XG: Yes
GS: Yes
GM: Yes
GM2: Yes
XF: Yes

Reverb: 42 Preset + 3 User
Chorus: 71 Preset + 3 User
DSP: DSP 1: 271 Preset + 3 User, DSP2-4: 128 Preset + 10 User
Master EQ: 5 Preset + 2 User
Part EQ: 27 Parts

Dual/Layers: Yes
Split: Yes
Mono/Poly: Yes

Accompany Style Related 
Vocal Harmony: 60 Preset + 10 User

Accompaniment Styles
Number of Preset Styles: 362
Featured Styles: 294 Pro Styles, 30 Session Styles, 36 Pianist Styles, 2 Free Play Styles
Fingering: Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard
Style Control: INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, BREAK, ENDING x 3

User Styles: Yes
Style Creator: Yes

Other Features        
Music Finder: Yes
One Touch Setting (OTS): 4 for each Style
File Format: Style File Format GE

Number of Preset Songs: 120

Number of Songs: Unlimited (depending on the storage media’s capacity)
Number of Tracks: 16
Data Capacity: 300KB
Recording Function: Yes

Compatible Data Format  
Playback: SMF (Format 0 & 1), ESEQ, XF, Style File
Recording: SMF (Format 0)

Number of Buttons: 8
Control: Regist. Sequence/Freeze

Lesson/Guide: Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Vocal CueTIME
Guide Lamp: Yes
Performance Assistant Technology (PAT): Yes

Demonstration: Yes

USB Audio Recorder         
Playback: MP3, WAV
Recording: WAV

Overall Controls     
Metronome: Yes
Tempo Range: 5 – 500, Tap Tempo
Transpose: Yes
Tuning: Yes
Scale Type: 9 types

PIANO Button: Yes
Direct Access: Yes

Storage and Connectivity
Internal Memory: 2.4MB (for all User Data (Song, Voice, Style, Registration))
External Drives: Optional USB Flash Memory, etc. (via USB to DEVICE)

Headphones: x 2
Microphone: Input Volume, Mic./Line In
MIDI: In/Out/Thru
AUX Pedal: Yes
LAN: Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers: 40W x 2
Speakers: (16cm + 5cm) x 2 [(6 5/16″ + 1 15/16″) x 2]

Bundled Software

Internet Direct Connection ( IDC ): Yes


Width: 1,430mm (56-5/16″)
Height: 871mm (34-5/16″)
Depth: 611mm (24-1/16″)

Weight: 78kg (171lbs., 15oz.)

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