Always dreamed of learning to play your favourite songs? The Clavinova CSP-Series can make this dream come true.
First and foremost a high quality digital piano, connect the CSP-170 to your tablet and a whole range of features are at your fingertips, from a vast range of sounds and backings, to its amazing ability to scan the songs in your phone or tablet's music library, giving you the chord charts, piano score and instructions on how to play each song using the intuitive Stream Lights feature.
Please note that a compatible tablet it required to access and use the majority of features.
Clavinova is an innovative lineup of digital pianos that have continued to evolve while seeking to provide the touch and tone of a concert grand piano - the ultimate symbol of piano excellence. This authentic grand piano experience is the product of the knowledge and expertise that we've accumulated over more than 100 years of crafting acoustic pianos. Utilising state-of-the-art technology to achieve grand piano quality, Clavinova digital pianos offer an inviting playing experience that is perfect for players of all levels. They emulate the touch and tone of a grand piano to make the transition from digital to acoustic piano a seamless and enjoyable one.
With two world-renowned concert grand pianos available at the touch of a button, the CSP Series lets you choose the perfect piano tone for the music you want to play. Offering far more than just sampled sounds, the CSP Series reproduces our CFX concert grand and the legendary B?sendorfer Imperial in meticulous detail.
Yamaha's advanced binaural sampling technology is now available on the Clavinova. The technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha's acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you'll soon forget you're even wearing headphones at all.
The CSP-170 features hundreds of high-quality instrument Voices including Natural!, Sweet! and Cool! voices sampled specially to compliment the instrument types. Our Super Articulation Voices (SA) add genuine performance attributes of the real musical instruments as though they were being naturally performed by a virtuoso of that instrument instead of from the keys of a piano keyboard. Examples include fret noise and body knocks from a guitar or the inhales, exhales and glissandos from wind instruments. By simply varying your touch and playing techniques or using the pedals, SA voices will add significant authenticity to your sound.
One of the defining features of a CSP 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.
Natural Wood X (NWX) keyboards are created using unrivaled expertise that Yamaha has acquired through more than a century of crafting fine pianos.
Just as with grand pianos, the material used for Natural Wood X keyboards is cut from wood that has been carefully dried specifically for use in making musical instruments. Only the best wood from the finest part of each tree is selected, resulting in a keyboard that is more resistant to buckling and warping than common laminated wood keyboards.
The Yamaha Natural Wood X keyboard features the same action and three-sensor configuration as Graded Hammer 3X keyboards, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard for a response that feels very similar to that of a grand piano. This allows you to vividly perform smooth, flowing passages or light trills, techniques used in many pieces such as Für Elise.
The escapement mechanism in a grand piano moves the hammers away from the strings quickly after they strike them, in order to prevent any interference with string vibration. This mechanism produces a slight clicking sensation when the keys are pressed gently. Since Real Grand Expression offers players superb sound, touch and pedaling, we decided to create an escapement that delivers outstanding playability, repetition, and response without impeding performance. The Clavinova keyboards feature an escapement mechanism that reproduces this sensation near the bottom of the key dip. They have been designed in such a way that the click is discernible only on the lightest keystrokes, similar to the keyboard of a grand piano. These keyboards have been adjusted to provide additional friction that balances key repetition and response without impeding performance.
Our fingers are more sensitive than we think, and for pianists, the texture of the piano keys is extremely important. The NWX 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.
Keyboards fulfill the vital role of transforming emotion from your fingertips into sound and therefore, must be smooth to play in order to maintain superb touch for prolonged performances. That is why we've fitted Keyboard Stabilisers to all 88 keys, offering players a natural touch and improving the stability and durability of the keyboard.
In a grand piano, strings and sounds resonate throughout the entire body of the instrument producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. Not only are the strings you are playing vibrating, but other strings ring as a reaction to ones you play. This is one reason the piano's sound is so complex and rich.
This phenomenon is reproduced perfectly in the Clavinova through Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) which calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard from one instant to the next. As a result, the Clavinova reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in playing an acoustic piano such as which keys are pressed, the strength with which the keys are played and pedal timing.
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 utilise this phenomenon.
This improvement of the sound is something that has only been possible thanks to our thorough knowledge of the internal acoustic characteristics of musical instruments.
You can enjoy karaoke backing with songs stored in your Clavinova or downloaded from YamahaMusicsoft.com. The lyrics are shown on the Smart Pianist app and the words change color as the song advances, so you know exactly when to come in.
Plug in a microphone, and you can sing along with your playing. The Vocal Harmony engine creates advanced sounding harmonies, enriching your voice and is even capable of correcting your pitch!
The recording function featured in Clavinova digital pianos allows you to record your performances* with a single touch, which is useful when you want to review your playing objectively. Additionally, you can record up to 16 tracks for simultaneous playback, so different hands can be recorded separately or overdub parts with different Voices.
*Recordings are made in MIDI format, and can also be recorded to Smart Pianist App
Record performances to Smart Pianist App and create audio files* you can save and play back on a Smart device.
Smart Pianist App supports not only wired connection but also wireless connection via UD-WL01, Wi-Fi USB wireless LAN adaptor.
1,418 mm (55-13/16")
1,040 mm (40-15/16")
466 mm (18-6/16")
69.0 kg (152 lb, 2 oz)
Number of Keys:
NWX (Natural Wood X) keyboard with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, escapement
Touch Sensitivity Settings:
Hard2, Hard1, Medium, Soft1, Soft2, Fixed
Number of Pedals:
Half Pedal Recognition:
Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Style Start/Stop, Volume, etc.
Score Display Function:
Lyrics Display Function
Text Viewer Function
Key Cover Style:
Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Yes (Yamaha CFX Voice only)
Virtual Resonance Modelling (VRM):
Number of Voices:
692 Voices + 29 Drum/SFX Kits
14 VRM Voices, 113 Super Articulation Voices, 27 Natural! Voices, 27 Sweet! Voices, 63 Cool! Voices, 69 Live! Voices, 30 Organ Flutes! Voices
MIDI Playback Compatibility:
(for song playback) XG, GS , GM, GM2
Master EQ Settings:
5 Preset + User
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC):
Vocal Harmony Settings:
VH (44 Preset)
Split Keyboard Mode:
Number of Preset Backing Accompaniment Styles:
396 Pro Styles, 34 Session Styles, 4 Free Play Styles, 36 Pianist Styles
Chord Detection Area Full, Chord Detection Area Lower
Accompaniment Style Controls:
INTRO x 1, ENDING x 1, MAIN x 4, FILL IN x 4
Number of Preset Songs
Number of Recording Tracks
depending on the Smart Device
MIDI Playback Format:
SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF
MIDI Recording Format:
SMF (Format 0)
Correct Key, Any Key, Your Tempo*
Guide Lamp Type:
Stream Lights (4 steps)
Piano Room Mode:
USB Audio Playback Format:
Supported format by the Smart Device
USB Audio Recording Format:
Time Stretch Function:
Pitch Shift Function:
Vocal Cancellation Type:
Metronome Tempo Range:
5 - 500, Tap Tempo
-12 - 0 - +12
Fine Tuning Range:
414.8 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz
Audio to Score Function:
Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)
Input Volume, Mic/Line In
Conventional MIDI Connections:
AUX Pedal Connection:
USB TO DEVICE
USB TO DEVICE, iPad
USB TO HOST
(45 W + 45 W) × 2
(16 cm + 8 cm) ×2
Owner's Manual, Online Member Product Registration, Power cord
If you have any questions about any of our products,or you would like to part exchange an instrument please call our sales team on 01708 737977
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