(Based on) Yamaha CLP635 – read our review here
The Graded Hammer 3X Keyboard (GH3X)
The touch of the Clavinova keyboard has been praised by pianists for a performance feel that makes you forget you’re playing a digital piano, offering authentic response to the force of your touch and a natural key return. Utilizing the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism as a grand piano, GH3X actions accurately reproduce the touch of an acoustic piano from the heavy feel in the lower register to the lighter touch in the upper octaves.
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 GH3X 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.
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.
Full-body resonance, just like an acoustic piano
Similar to an acoustic piano, the Clavinova is calibrated carefully, with speaker positioning and body materials checked to ensure that the entire instrument resonates optimally. For a sound image that is very close to the grand piano, these instruments feature Tone Escapement in several locations throughout the body that allow the sound from the speakers to be projected to the listener’s ears without being trapped inside the instrument. The higher-end models in the CLP-600 Series feature dedicated DSPs, amplifiers and speakers. This vastly improves sound production, ensuring that the volume and quality of sound heard by the performer is flawless, with the output from each speaker arriving at the performer’s ears in perfect synchrony.
- CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial piano samples
- CFX Binaural sampling
- Improved VRM (Virtual Resonance Modeling)
- Smooth Release
- Key-Off samples
- String Resonance
- Damper Resonance
- 256-note polyphony
- 36 Voices
- GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) keyboard with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops
- 128 x 64 full dot LCD
- Digital effects (Reverb/Chorus/Brilliance/Effect)
- 19 Voice Demo Songs + 50 Piano Songs* + 303 Lesson Songs (*The Clavinova comes with a book of music scores)
- 20 rhythms
- 16-track recording
- USB Audio Recorder (Playback/Recording: WAV)
- USB TO HOST and USB TO DEVICE
- Dual headphone jacks
- 30 W x 2 amplifiers
- 16 cm x 2 speaker system
- Acoustic Optimizer
- Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)
- Stereophonic Optimizer
- Music braces
- Optional wireless connection to iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch** (** For wireless connection, optional UD-WL01 is required)