How could Yamaha improve the design of the ultimate Clavinova CVP-709 digital piano? Put it in a polished ebony grand piano cabinet.
With its large cover, beautiful curves and other styling accents, the CVP-709GP has a grand piano-like presence that will take your breath away. The NWX (Natural Wood X) keyboard with escapement is finished with synthetic ivory keytops for an outstanding tactile touch response.
Its sound is impressive, thanks to an exclusive acoustic design that achieves grand piano-like tonal resonance and a powerful subwoofer. And of course it includes all of the features that can only be found in CVP Clavinovas.
Over a century of piano building experience culminates in a truly modern instrument.
Experience a purely digital piano with the heart of a true grand. You’ll feel the difference from the very first notes you play. Realistic touch and response, paired with the unmistakeable tone of the finest concert grand pianos ever made, the Clavinova delivers expressive capabilities and a dynamic range that redefines the standard for digital pianos today.
Your dream piano studio awaits.
The enhanced Piano Room now includes the world-class Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial grand pianos, plus vintage electric pianos. In Session Mode, you can invite three virtual musicians into the room to “jam” with you as you practice and perform in one of 40 different musical styles. These session musicians will automatically follow your harmonies and your volume expression using the new Dynamics Control feature. You can selectively activate and deactivate each one depending on your musical needs at the time. Within this special room, you can even record your sessions with the touch of a single button.
Virtually every instrument Yamaha builds can be found inside.
Yamaha is the World’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments, and CVP Clavinovas contain high-resolution, high-definition recordings only possible from a company with this rich herritage. Super Articulation (SA) and Super Articulation 2 (SA2) Voices are both highly advanced and easy to use, making you sound like a pro. With them you’ll hear the most realistic reproductions of legato and staccato performance techniques that are so essential to playing bowed and wind instruments. By simply varying your touch and playing techniques or using the pedals, SA and SA2 Voices will add significant authenticity to your sound.
When you want to play more than just piano.
One of the defining features of a CVP Clavinova is the multitude of different Styles that can be controlled in real-time by playing chords on the keyboard. Accompaniment Styles introduce ensembles of virtual musicians to your performances in a variety of musical genres. From small jazz ensembles to full orchestras, you control what chords or harmony they play by what YOU play, plus you control the dynamic of the ensemble. Developed by professional session musicians from around the world, Styles add authentic, studio-quality backing players to your performances – even when you play by yourself. You can use Styles to add embellishing Intros, Endings & Fill-Ins and even arrange songs in real-time.
Now anyone can play a hit song, one light at a time.
CVP Clavinovas are very patient: if you don’t play the right notes, they wait until you do! This is made possible with the CVP’s unique Guide feature. As the easiest way to play a song, the Follow Lights library teaches you popular melodies in a way only possible on a CVP Clavinova. Just follow the lights one note at a time, and fully-arranged orchestrations and arpeggios embellish your playing. Here, you don’t play along with a recording, the recording literally plays along with YOU. Visit www.yamahamusicsoft.com/followlights to browse the entire library today.
Get connected and start singing.
You can connect a microphone to enjoy singing along with your keyboard performance or using Karaoke song files from YamahaMusicSoft.com. All input jacks are conveniently located at the front of the instrument, under the keybed for easy access. Only Yamaha could build an instrument with studio-quality effects like reverb, echo and even Vocal Harmony. Alternatively, you can connect a portable music device such as an MP3 player or smart phone to enjoy listening through the Clavinova’s high-definition speaker system.
Dimensions Width 1,435 mm (56-1/2″)
Height 913 mm (35-15/16″)
Depth 1,150 mm (45-1/4″)
Weight 110 kg (242 lbs., 8 oz)
Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type 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 Yes
Pedal Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Functions Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Song Play / Pause, Style Start / Stop, Volume, etc.
GP Response Damper Pedal Yes
Display Type TFT Color LCD
Size 8.5 inch (800 x 480 dots WVGA )
LCD Brightness Yes
Touch Screen Yes
Score Display Function Yes
Lyrics Display Function Yes
Text Viewer Function Yes
Language English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Panel Language English only
Key Cover Key Cover Style Folding
Music Rest Yes
Music Clips Yes
Tone Generation Piano Sound Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Key-off Samples Yes
Smooth Release Yes
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 256
Preset Number of Voices 1,270 Voices 37 Drum / SFX Kits 480 XG Voices
Featured 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
Custom Voice Edit Yes
Compatibility XG, GS (for Song playback), GM, GM2
Types 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) Yes
Stereophonic Optimizer Yes
Insertion Effect 322 Preset 10 User
Variation Effect 322 Preset 3 User
Vocal Harmony VH2: 44 Preset 60 User
Functions Dual/Layers Yes
Preset Number of Preset Styles 600
Featured Styles 30 Audio Styles, 473 Pro Styles, 52 Session Styles, 9 Free Play Styles, 36 Pianist 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
Custom Style Creator Yes
Other Features Music Finder 2,500 Records
One Touch Setting (OTS) 4 for each Style
Style Recommender Yes
File Format Style File Format GE (Guitar Edition)
Preset Number of Preset Songs 124
Recording Number of Tracks 16
Data Capacity approx. 300 KB / Song
Recording Function Yes
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF
Recording SMF (Format 0)
Registration Number of Buttons 8
Control Registration Sequence, Freeze
Lesson/Guide Lesson/Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo
Guide Lamp Yes
Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Yes
Piano Room Yes
USB Audio Recorder Playback WAV, MP3
Recording WAV, MP3
USB Audio Time Stretch Yes
Pitch Shift Yes
Vocal Cancel Yes
Miscellaneous Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 500, Tap Tempo
Scale Type 9
Storage and Connectivity
Storage Internal Memory approx. 6.3 MB
External Drives USB Flash Drive
Connectivity Headphones x 2
Microphone Input Volume, Mic / Line In
MIDI IN / OUT / THRU
AUX IN Stereo mini
AUX OUT L / L R, R
AUX Pedal Yes
RGB OUT Yes
USB TO DEVICE Yes (x 2)
USB TO HOST Yes
Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers (30 W 30 W 20 W) x 2 40 W
Speakers (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
Acoustic Optimizer Yes
Power Consumption 55 W
Accessories Owner’s Manual, Data List, “50 Greats for the Piano” Music Book, My Yamaha Product User Registration, AC Power Cord, Bench (included or optional), USB Wireless LAN Adapter (may be included depending on your locale.)