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Yamaha CVP709GP Clavinova Digital Grand Piano

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The digital grand version of Yamaha’s Clavinova flagship, the CVP-709GP, wins on all fronts. It has the sound quality and elegant look of the real thing, plus its own set of technologically advanced digital features.


Like its sibling piano, the CVP-709GP packs a full 256-note polyphony giving unlimited possibilities to the pianist. Alongside the main events, two distinct grand piano voices sampled from the Yamaha CFX and the Bösendorfer Imperial, it brings 1500 alternative voices and 37 drum beats.   

Added to this the Virtual Resonance Modelling that Yamaha include, which imitates the way in which strings in the body of a grand piano sound even when it is another string that has been played, and the CVP-709GP achieves a depth that no sampled voice can alone.

In addition to the spruce wood cones and Twisted Flare Ports that form the main speakers on the piano, unique to the GP version is a subwoofer placed in the main body that ensures even the lowest notes can be played without distortion.


The Natural Wood X (NWX) keyboard has keys made out of moisture absorbent synthetic ivory, and are resistant to the warping that can affects keyboards. The NWX also weights the keys in precisely the same way as an acoustic grand piano; including escapement it ensures that the weighting is felt even when playing soft pianissimo. Counterweights included help return the keys to their resting position faster so that keys can be sounded more than once in rapid succession.
Equipped with the standard trio of pedals, the damper pedal on the CVP-709GP becomes more resistant the harder you press, reflecting the actual damping process as it occurs in an acoustic piano ensuring that the same pedalling technique can be used.

Yamaha’s Stereophonic Optimiser conditions the spacing of the sound when played through connected earphones, meaning that private playing can be as rewarding as playing through the speakers.


The control panel is a 7” LED touch screen, through this you can navigate the features of the piano, and display scores and lyrics. The screen is also the access point for many of the CVP-709GP’s unique abilities. The session mode means that the pianist can play along with up to three different band members, dropping each individual member in or out of the mix as they please.

The digital grand piano will even suggest one of 600 styles of accompaniment from only few sounded notes or a rhythm. The screen can also display guide lamps that show learner where to place their fingers, leaving the note unsounded until the correct key is played. Additions for iOS users include the chord finder app through which any song can be played and its chords revealed.

Finally, the excellent recording possibilities on the CVP-709GP can be exploited to the full by using the USB port to connect the piano to external software platforms.

The Yamaha CVP-709GP is a beautiful digital grand piano. It sounds and looks like the real thing, whilst concealing a whole host of electronic and computing features that simply don’t occur on acoustic grand pianos. Yet it retains the simplicity of the best instruments and is welcoming to learners as well as experts. It is one of the best digital grand pianos that money can buy.


Width 1435mm
Height 913mm
Depth 1150mm
Weight 110kg

Control Interface

88 Keys
NWX (Natural Wood X) keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops (wood is used for the white keys), escapement
Touch Sensitivity                                             Hard2, Hard1, Medium, Soft1, Soft2, Fixed
88-key Linear Graded Hammers
3 Pedals
Half Pedal
Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Song Play / Pause, Style Start / Stop, Volume, etc.
GP Response Damper Pedal
8.5 inch (800 x 480 dots WVGA )
LCD Brightness
Touch Screen
Score Display Function
Lyrics Display Function
Text Viewer Function


Folding Key Cover
Music Rest
Music Clips


Piano Sound                                                   Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Key-off Samples
Smooth Release
256 Polyphony
1,270 Voices + 37 Drum / SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices
13 VRM Voices, 22 Super Articulation2 Voices, 225 Super Articulation Voices, 54 Mega Voices, 67 Natural! Voices, 31 Sweet! Voices, 87 Cool! Voices, 131 Live! Voices, 30 Organ Flutes! Voices
Voice Edit
XG, GS (for Song playback), GM, GM2 Compatibility


Reverb : 58 Preset + 3 User
Chorus : 106 Preset + 3 User
Master Compressor : 5 Preset + 5 User
Master EQ : 5 Preset + 2 User
Part EQ : 27 Parts
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)
Stereophonic Optimizer
Insertion Effect : 322 Preset + 10 User
Variation Effect : 322 Preset + 3 User
Vocal Harmony : VH2: 44 Preset + 60 User

Accompaniment Styles

600 Preset Styles
30 Audio Styles, 473 Pro Styles, 52 Session Styles, 9 Free Play Styles, 36 Pianist Styles
Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard
Style Creator
Music Finder                                                      2,500 Records
One Touch Setting (OTS)                                 4 for each Style
Style Recommender
Style File Format GE (Guitar Edition)


124 Preset Songs
16 Tracks
Data Capacity approx. 300 KB / Song
Recording Function
Playback SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF
Recording SMF (Format 0)


8 Buttons
Registration Sequence, Freeze
Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo
Guide Lamp
Performance Assistant Technology (PAT)
Piano Room
USB Audio Recorder WAV, MP3 Playback
Recording WAV, MP3
Time Stretch
Pitch Shift
Vocal Cancel
Tempo Range 5 - 500, Tap Tempo
Scale Types : 9

Storage and Connectivity

Internal Memory approx. 6.3 MB
USB Flash Drive
Headphones 2
Microphone Input Volume, Mic / Line In
AUX IN Stereo mini
AUX OUT L / L + R, R
AUX Pedal

Amplifiers and Speakers

(30 W + 30 W + 20 W) x 2 + 40 W Amplifiers
(16 cm + 5 cm + 3 cm (dome)) x 2 + 20 cm [(6 - 5/16" + 1 - 15/16" + 1 - 3/16") x 2 + 7 - 7/8"] Spruce Cone Speaker, Twisted Flare Port Speakers
Acoustic Optimizer

Power Supply

55W Power Consumption


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