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The CVP-609 digital piano is quite simply the finest Clavinova Yamaha has ever built. It's the perfect combination of piano touch, piano tone and its

The CVP-609 digital piano is quite simply the finest Clavinova Yamaha has ever built. It's the perfect combination of piano touch, piano... Read More »

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The CVP-609 digital piano is quite simply the finest Clavinova Yamaha has ever built. It's the perfect combination of piano touch, piano tone and its musical feature set that make it so remarkable. In addition to the NW(Natural Wood) keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops, the 88-key Linear Graded Hammers reproduces the unique weight of each piano key over the entire action. A GP Response Damper Pedal gives you the same sense of control and resistance as a grand piano. The RGE Sound Engine provides exquisite playing response and tremendous expressive power letting you to play however you want. The audio design has been reworked from previous models including an additional subwoofer so that during ensemble performance, the low tones of basses and kick drums are reproduced with even greater intensity. From professional piano performance to simply discovering the joy of music for the first time, the CVP-609 can fulfill anyone's piano playing dreams.


Real Grand Expression - sound, touch and pedals -perfectly integrated to give you the sensation of playing a grand piano.

By harmonizing the three key elements of sound, touch and pedals in a single piano, the CVP-600 Series gives you the feeling that you are playing a grand piano.

Achieves grand piano performance…and more.

The RGE Sound Engine delivers the ultimate expressive capability.

The Clavinova uses the Real Grand Expression (RGE) Sound Engine,Yamaha's next-generation digital piano sound source. This lets you enjoy the playing response and expressive capability of a concert grand piano. It features a new Smooth Release function which uses a key-off velocity sensor to express note decay with great clarity, and clearly enunciates staccato notes with the resonance heard when lifting your fingers from the keys. RGE succeeds in capturing the essence of a piano performance to create grand piano-like, richly expressive experiences.

Subtly reproduces resonance with the depth you hear from an acoustic grand piano.

The Clavinova subtly reproduces even the unique elements of an acoustic piano. The String Resonance feature expresses the overtone series of strings above and beyond the actual notes you're playing. Key-Off samples actually deliver the delicate change in sound acoustic pianos make the instant the damper falls back to the string. The addition of these sounds results in a tonal experience that is not only beautiful, but also natural and rich.

Experience real piano touch with Yamaha's Natural Wood keyboard.

The Clavinova NW (Natural Wood) keyboard could only be made by Yamaha, with woodworking techniques perfected from over a century of building fine acoustic pianos. Like a grand piano, the keys are made of solid wood that has undergone the long drying process required for use in a musical instrument. By selecting only the highest quality sections of each piece of wood, keys that are more resistant to warping and deforming than those of laminated wooden keyboards are created. The keys have three sensors, like the GH3 keyboard, that amplify sensitivity to the pianist playing them. Combined with the solid texture of wood, this provides an outstanding playing experience and performance.

Synthetic ivory keytops remain tactile during long performances.

Pianists enjoy a touch that clings firmly to their fingers, just like the ivory keyboards historically used in top-class pianos. Synthetic ivory keytops feature a soft, slightly porous surface that gives all keys added grip and natural friction for improved ease in playing, especially during long performances or practice sessions. The keys' smooth, refined texture imparts a feeling of luxury and is easy to clean.

88-key Linear Graded Hammers reproduce a unique weight for each key, a first for digital pianos.

Each key in the Clavinova keyboard has a unique weight. On a traditional acoustic piano, the strings are short and narrow in the treble section and get progressively thicker and longer in the bass section. To produce an even sound, the hammers hitting the keys become larger from low to high. Thanks to the 88-key Linear Graded Hammers, this is the first digital piano to precisely recreate the keyboard touch of a grand piano where the weight, touch and return of every key is different. Since the experience is extremely close to that of a grand piano, you can achieve better playing technique.

The Hammers of all 88 keys have different weights.

The GP Response Damper Pedal provides an authentic grand piano pedal feel.

The damper pedal is an important piano-playing element because it continuously varies the sound as you press it down. The Clavinova provides acoustic piano behavior by constantly detecting the amount of pedal travel and finely adjusting the amount of note elongation and reverberation. Additionally, the GP Response Damper Pedal reproduces the typical grand piano feeling, for example less resistance when starting to press and a heavy feeling when the pedal begins to take effect. As a result, players achieve greater control when operating the damper pedal.

Personal Piano Room: your choice of piano and venue.

The CVP-600 Series offers a great new feature called Piano Room that you can use when you really want to concentrate on piano performance and savor your piano sound. You can select from four styles of acoustic pianos - Grand, Pop-Grand, Upright and Honky-Tonk - then you can select a performance location, such as concert hall, cathedral or stage. Instantly, the tone quality and acoustics change to match that piano and venue, giving your performance a totally different experience. When you're playing the Grand or Pop-Grand pianos, the tone changes even as you adjust the height of the virtual piano lid between fully opened or closed.

A wide variety of Voices for amazingly realistic instrumental sounds.

The CVP-600 Series provides many instrument Voices that go far beyond the traditional piano. Give songs you've played the same way for years a completely different character with the touch of a button.

Super Articulation 2 Voices reproduce performance effects, as if you are playing that actual musical instrument.

Yamaha's Super Articulation Voices that provide genuine performance attributes of non-keyboard instruments are now supplemented by an even more extensive set of enhanced Super Articulation 2 Voices. SA2 Voices automatically add the nuances unique to each instrument. For example, legato, glissando and vibrato in wind instruments and the new SA2 Violin. Moving smoothly from Voice to Voice, you'll achieve performances that sound like they're naturally performed by a virtuoso of that instrument, instead of from the keys of a piano.

Play along with any number of virtual backing bands where you're the band leader.

Accompaniment Styles let you play along with virtual bands in numerous genres ranging from rock to country, pop and jazz. Change from hundreds of Styles and you can perform the same piece with a completely different feel.

All you need to know is the song. The Clavinova does the rest.

Given the vast palette of Voices and Styles to choose from in a CVP, Music Finder is useful when you just can't seem to find the right ones for a particular song you'd like to perform. Simply choose from a list of song titles, and Music Finder calls up a virtual backing band, sets the tempo and gives you four ideal right-hand Voices called One Touch Settings. Play the first Chord with your left hand and the Style automatically starts. Music Finder lets you spend more time playing keys and less time pushing buttons.

Don't have a particular song in mind? Just play the rhythm!

Style Recommender quickly finds suitable accompaniments based on what you play on the keyboard. You can play the piano, pound out a drum beat or just tap a simple rhythm pattern on one key. The Clavinova narrows hundreds of Styles down to the 8 best matches so you can start making music fast.

Guide mode lets recordings play along with YOU.

On-screen score display shows you what to play and when.

Follow along with the bouncing ball shown on the score as you play to be sure you never lose your place.

Quickly enjoy playing the piano− even if you've never had a lesson.

Guide lamps above each key show you the correct notes to play and waits until you play them, so you can learn and practice at your own pace.

Enjoy Karaoke and self-accompaniment.

For the up-and-coming star in your home.

Plug in an optional microphone and you can sing along while you play, while someone else plays, or while the Clavinova plays itself. You'll be the life of the party with karaoke-style vocal effects like reverb, chorus and echo.

Make any party a karaoke party.

Sing along with the karaoke song file library stored inside your Clavinova or download more from the internet. Song lyrics are shown on the display* and the words are highlighted to the beat so you know exactly when to come in. Connect the CVP to your TV screen for lyric display at your party and everyone can sing along!
* Lyric data must be included within the song file.

VH2 professional-quality Vocal Harmony Engine

Pro-quality background singers put you center stage at your in-home Karaoke party. Vocal Harmony 2 (VH2) offers advanced sounding harmonies and also provides matching stereo effects like Delay or EQ. There's even a pitch correction mode where regardless of the note you sing, the correct note comes out of the Clavinova's speakers!

Discover new ways to enjoy music.


If you use an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, Yamaha apps will make playing more convenient and enjoyable. Play a song and easily set the ideal Voice and accompaniment Style. Record your own performance and share it with a friend. Check out the apps and find the ones that meet your needs. Note: Some apps require a connection to your instrument. To use apps connectivity, a wireless* or wired connection (with Yamaha i-MX1) are necessary. *Wireless connection requires a wireless router and the bundled USB wireless LAN adapter. The USB wireless LAN adapter may not be included depending on locale due to local regulations.

Keyboard Apps

Online Services

Visit our Yamaha MusicSoft online store to browse thousands of play-along songs designed to help you play your favorite songs by your favorite artists, following the notes and chords you play on your keyboard. A diverse collection of accompaniment Styles put a professional band at your fingertips. Styles are great for practice or performances, and are a handy songwriting tool as well!

Yamaha Music Soft

Other Features

The color touch panel: getting to the features you want is easier than ever.

The easy-to-understand user interface has a touch panel that makes it simple to operate. Other buttons are laid out in easy-to-see and -reach locations on the control panel. The CVP-609 is simply unrivaled for ease of use.

Customize the panel for a more personal touch.

- Bookmarks give quick access to your favorite Voices and Styles
- Shortcuts bring your favorite features to the Home display and hide the features you use least
- Regardless of what screen is called up, save your favorite features to the ASSIGNABLE panel buttons

USB Audio for recording your own performance.

Use the USB Audio Recorder* to record your performances on a USB flash drive for storage on your computer. This lets you compare two different performances to gauge your progress, or listen to them on a portable media player.
* Stored in WAV, MP3 format.

[Other Functions]
- Pitch Shift : Change the key without changing the tempo.
- Time Stretch : Slow down or speed up the tempo without changing the pitch.
- Vocal Cancel :Cancel or suppress signals like vocals and solos that exist in the center of an audio file.

Delivers powerful bass for greater enjoyment of ensemble performances.

The acoustic design has been reworked from previous models including an additional subwoofer so that during ensemble performance, the low tones of bases and bass drum are reproduced with even greater intensity. From professional piano performance to simply discovering the joy of music for the first time, the CVP-609 can fulfill anyone's piano playing dreams.

Intelligent Acoustic Control provides a full, balanced sound with rich lows and clear highs, even at low volumes.

Volume adjustment is convenient for playing at home, where sometimes others may prefer you to play softly. You've probably experienced the fact that when the volume is low, it is difficult to hear treble and bass. On a Clavinova, however, the Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) automatically adjusts the sound, so you enjoy proper sound balance even at low volumes. Additionally, the volume dial automatically makes fine adjustments to the overall sound of the speaker system (EQ) at low volumes. This ability to adjust volume without losing the rich and balanced sound is an exclusive Yamaha benefit, ensuring you always play with the utmost sound quality.

Yamaha's latest sound engineering technology, Acoustic Optimizer.

The Acoustic Optimizer system has been created to enrich and control resonance by physically adjusting the flow of sound waves, thanks to its design and positioning within the instrument. The combination of Acoustic Optimizer and digital technologies gives the CVP-600 Series an incredible expressive capability.

A piano appearance with the benefit of many advanced features.

When the key cover is closed, your CVP has the calm ambience of a piano. When it is open, you see an efficiently laid out control panel. CVP-609 features the traditional strong points of the CVP Series that let you explore new ways to enjoy music, along with the genuine expressiveness of a piano.



Dimensions Width 1,426 mm (56-1/8") | polished finish: 1,429 mm (56-1/4")
Height 868 mm (34-3/16") | polished finish: 872 mm (34-5/16")
Depth 612 mm (24-1/8") | 612 mm (24-1/8")
Weight Weight 81 kg (178 lbs., 9 oz.) | polished finish: 84 kg (185 lbs., 3 oz)

Control Interface

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Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Natural Wood (NW) Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops (with real-wood white keys)
Touch Sensitivity Hard2/Hard1/Medium/Soft1/Soft2
88-key Linear Graded Hammers Yes
Pedal Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Song Play/Pause, Style Start/Stop, Volume, etc.
GP Response Damper Pedal Yes
Display Type TFT Color Wide LCD
Size 8.5 inch (800 x 480 dots WVGA )
Touch Screen Yes
Color Color
Score Display Function Yes
Lyrics Display Function Yes
Text Viewer Function Yes
Language English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Panel Language English


Key Cover Key Cover Style Folding
Music Rest Yes
Music Clips Yes


Tone Generation Piano Sound RGE (Real Grand Expression)
Stereo Sustain Samples Yes
Key-off Samples Yes
String Resonance Yes
Smooth Release Yes
Damper Resonance Yes
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128 + 128
Preset Number of Voices 1,140 Voices + 35 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices + GM2 + GS (for GS Song Playback)
Featured Voices 164 Super Articulation Voices, 30 Super Articulation 2 Voices, 43 MegaVoices, 96 Natural! Voices, 31 Sweet! Voices, 80 Cool! Voices, 102 Live! Voices, 30 Organ Flutes! Voices
Custom Voice Edit Yes
Compatibility XG, XF, GS (for Song Playback), GM, GM2


Types Reverb 44 Preset + 3 User
Chorus 106 Preset + 3User
Master Compressor 5 Preset + 5 User
Master EQ 5 Preset + 2 User
Part EQ 27 Parts
Insertion Effect 310 Preset + 10 User
Variation Effect 308 Preset + 3 User
Vocal Harmony VH2: 44 Preset + 60 User

Accompaniment Styles

Preset Number of Preset Styles 566
Featured Styles 468 Pro Styles, 55 Session Styles, 7 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), ESEQ, XF
Recording SMF (Format 0)


Demo Yes
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 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)
Recording .wav, .mp3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)
USB Audio Time Stretch Yes
Pitch Shift Yes
Vocal Cancel Yes
Miscellaneous Dual/Layers Yes
Split Yes
Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 - 500, Tap Tempo
Transpose -12 — 0 — +12
Tuning 414.8 — 440 — 466.8 Hz
Scale Type 9
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory approx. 6.7 MB
External Drives Optional USB Flash Memory (via USB to DEVICE)
Connectivity Headphones x 2
Microphone Input Volume, Mic./Line In
MIDI In/Out/Thru
AUX IN Stereo Mini
AUX OUT (R, L/L + R)
AUX Pedal Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers (30 W + 30 W) x 2 + 80 W
Speakers 20 cm x 1 + 16 cm x 2 + 5 cm x 2 + 3 cm (dome) x 2
Acoustic Optimizer Yes

Power Supply

Power Consumption 60 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.)


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