From the outstanding grand piano touch of the GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) keyboard with escapement and Synthetic Ivory keytops to the intuitive design and integration with iPad, the Clavinova CVP-701 digital piano puts you in touch with your inner musician. At their heart, all Clavinovas are first and foremost a piano, and this has never been more true now that the CVP-701 includes Yamaha's Real Grand Expression technology. A variety of interactive music entertainment, education and performance features make these digital pianos just as enjoyable for beginners as they are for advanced pianists. A color screen makes operation easy and intuitive. Guide lamps show which keys to play for the novice, while on-screen notation puts music in front of more experienced players.
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.
Two world class concert grands in one digital piano.
Two world class pianos are contained within the CVP Clavinova. The CFX, Yamaha's finest concert grand, selected and played by the winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition, and the Imperial from Bösendorfer, one of the oldest piano manufacturers in the world and a brand held in high esteem by pianists throughout its long history. These renowned pianos are characterized by distinctive traits such as power, versatility, subtlety, lightness and mellowness.
Both of these superb pianos' Voices are featured by name in the Clavinova. Tuned to perfection by a highly experienced piano technician and having the sound from each key recorded individually, Clavinova truly captures the unique tonal character of each of these outstanding instruments.
With Clavinova, you can choose from and enjoy the amazing digital reproductions of the exquisite beauty tone that only the Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial can deliver.
True piano tone deserves true piano touch.
By using a similar hammer mechanism (with no springs) as is found in a grand piano, the GH3X keyboard action reproduces the touch of an acoustic instrument, from the heavier feel in the lower register to the lighter touch in the upper octaves. It also features a three-sensor configuration which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard to create a response and feel very much like that of a grand piano.
The newly developed GH3X keyboard features an escapement mechanism that reproduces the feel of an acoustic piano as it goes through the let-off of the jack and the fall of the hammer when a key is played very softly.
Synthetic ivory keytops reproduce the tactile surface of the ivory keyboards once used in acoustic pianos. It features highly absorbent material that prevents fingers from slipping even after hours of performing, while retaining the ideal texture and feel.
For a sound that truly resonates with the listener.
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 phenomena 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.
A new kind of headphone experience.
Unique to Yamaha, the Stereophonic Optimizer adjusts the spacing of the sound and the separation from the piano when listening via the headphones, resulting in a spacious sound image that will inspire you to play for hours at a time. Using this private listening environment, the sound of the Clavinova appears to come from the body of the instrument rather than from the headphones, providing a more realistic and naturally comfortable experience.
The Clavinova is ready for your Session.
The Piano Room features the world-class Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos and has been expanded to include additional keyboard instruments including vintage electric pianos. In Session Mode, you can invite three additional session musicians into the room to accompany you as you practice and perform in 40 different musical styles. These session musicians will automatically follow your harmonies in either full-keyboard mode or split mode, and will also follow your volume expression using Dynamics Control. These session musicians can selectively be activated and deactivated depending upon your musical needs at the time. Within this special room you can even record your sessions with the touch of one button.
1,352 mm (53-1/4") (Polished finish: 1,355 mm (53-3/8"))
918 mm (36-1/8") (Polished finish: 921 mm (36-1/4"))
595 mm (23-7/16") (Polished finish: 596 mm (23-7/16"))
59.0 kg (130 lbs., 1 oz) (Polished finish: 61.5 kg (135 lbs., 9 oz))
Number of Keys
GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops, escapement
Hard2, Hard1, Medium, Soft1, Soft2, Fixed
Number of Pedals
Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Song Play / Pause, Style Start / Stop, Volume, etc.
TFT Color LCD
4.3 inch (480 x 272 dots)
Score Display Function
Lyrics Display Function
English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Key Cover Style
Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Number of Polyphony (Max.)
Number of Voices
777 Voices + 29 Drum / SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices
10 VRM Voices, 49 Super Articulation Voices, 23 Mega Voices, 13 Natural! Voices, 26 Sweet! Voices, 58 Cool! Voices, 70 Live! Voices, 20 Organ Flutes! Voices
XG, GS (for Song playback), GM, GM2
58 Preset + 3 User
106 Preset + 3 User
295 Preset + 3 User
5 Preset + 5 User
5 Preset + 2 User
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)
Number of Preset Styles
253 Pro Styles, 21 Session Styles, 36 Pianist Styles
Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard
INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, BREAK, ENDING x 3
One Touch Setting (OTS)
4 for each Style
Style File Format GE (Guitar Edition)
Number of Preset Songs
Number of Tracks
approx. 300 KB / Song
Compatible Data Format
SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF
SMF (Format 0)
Number of Buttons
Registration Sequence, Freeze
Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo
Performance Assistant Technology (PAT)
USB Audio Recorder
5 - 500, Tap Tempo
Storage and Connectivity
approx. 2.8 MB
USB Flash Drive
Input Volume, Mic / Line In
IN / OUT / THRU
L / L + R, R
USB TO DEVICE
USB TO HOST
Amplifiers and Speakers
25 W x 2
16 cm x 2 [6 - 5/16" x 2]
Owner's Manual, Data List, "50 Greats for the Piano" Music Book, My Yamaha Product User Registration, AC Power Cord, Bench (included or optional), Holder Set