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Yamaha Clavinova CSP170 digital piano

Yamaha Clavinova CSP170 digital piano


  • 2 x (45 W + 45 W) watt amplification with a speaker box for unprecedented tonal quality
  • 88 note NWX graded hammer action keyboard with wooden naturals, ivory feel and escapement
  • A simple acoustic upright piano style design with sliding keyboard cover and 3 pedals
  • Available in satin black, satin white or polished ebony finish
  • Learn to play the piano with Guitar Hero style streaming lights above each key
  • The app will analyse your iTunes library to produce a music score for your favourite songs
What we think of the Yamaha CSP170 digital piano

The Yamaha Clavinova CSP range is a completely new concept in learning to play the piano, combining the piano quality and playability of the high end CLP675 with an intuitive iOS app. The piano sounds come from Yamaha's fabulous range of acoustic instruments, the flagship CFX concert grand, Bosendorfer Imperial concert grand, Yamaha C7X studio grand piano and the SU7 upright. These sounds feature Yamaha's unique Virtual Resonance Modelling system (VRM) resulting in unprecedented realism. The CSP170 features the NWX key action with wooden naturals, synthetic ebony and ivory keytops and escapement resulting in a natural and responsive playing experience very much like that of a real acoustic grand piano.

From here things start to get very interesting!

Yamaha's totally unique new Smart Pianist app gives you complete control over the instrument, with a full Piano Room menu as found on the high end CLP and CVP models so that you can customise and create your own piano sound. In addition, it will analyse your iTunes library and produce a music score on the screen for you to play along. This means that you can learn to play your favourite songs, and the lights at the back of the keys will show you which notes to play now and which ones to play next, and it will even wait for you! Having analysed the chord structure of the song you can then re-arrange the song using one of the 470 built in rhythm accompaniment styles which using the built in 16 track sequencer you can then record and even add your own vocals to. You can also play your piano and have one of the hundreds of backing bands play along with you - it will even switch variation automatically when you get to a chorus and follow your speed.

Owing to the fact that it is completely app based, the possibilities are endless and it is likely that more incredible innovations and features will be introduced over time. This is totally unique and has never been seen before, and is setting a new standard by which all other digital pianos will soon be measured!

In addition, the instrument itself is very simple and only has two buttons, making it the ideal choice for the school classroom or practice room, or indeed for those who would rather purchase and instrument that looks somewhat more traditional.

The only differences between the CSP150 and CSP170 are the action and speaker system, and because the pianos are completely app based the content is exactly the same! The CSP150 has Yamaha's GH3X all plastic key action which feels very realistic and natural, whereas the CSP170 offers the NWX natural wooden action which feels even more realistic, with the natural flex of the wooden keys enabling a more controlled touch. The larger and more powerful speakers of the CSP170 and the speaker box combine to create a considerably richer and more resonant tone too.

The CSP170 is now on display and ready to try in our Haslemere showroom so why not pop in for a demo?


  • 88 note NWX graded hammer action keyboard with escapement
  • Wooden naturals with synthetic ivory and ebony keytops
  • Virtual Resonance Modelling (VRM) on piano sounds
  • Binaural sampling on Yamaha CFX concert grand
  • Key-off samples, smooth release, string and damper resonances
  • CFX and sendorfer Imperial piano samples
  • 256 note polyphony
  • 692 instrument voices and 29 drum kits
  • 470 rhythm accompaniment styles with 4 variations
  • 58 reverb presets
  • 5 Master EQ presets plus user settings
  • Intelligent Acoustic Controls
  • Stereophonic Optimiser
  • 44 Vocal Harmony presets
  • Dual/Layer and Split keyboard modes
  • Full keyboard and lower keyboard only chord detection modes
  • Three assignable function piano style pedals with half pedaling capability
  • 403 built in songs to learn including technical exercises
  • 16 track record facility, all recorded to your iOS device
  • 4 step stream light learning system with 'correct key, any key and your tempo' modes
  • USB Audio record as a WAV or AAC file
  • USB Audio playback with time stretch, pitch shift and melody suppressor
  • Audio to score analysing to produce a music score from iTunes library
  • Registration memory to pull up your favourite settings
  • 2 x 6.25mm headphone jacks
  • Microphone input jack
  • 3.5mm stereo Aux in port
  • L/L&R,R Aux out ports
  • USB to host, USB to device
  • 2 x (45W + 45W) amplification system
  • 2 x 16cm and 2 x 8cm speakers with speaker box
Width1,412mm (55 3/5")
Width (polished finish)1,418mm (55 13/15")
Height1,040mm (40 15/16")
Height (polished finish)1,040mm (40 15/16")
Depth465mm (18 5/16")
Depth (polished finish)466mm (18 6/16")
Weight67.0kg (147lbs, 12oz)
Weight (polished finish)69.0kg (152lbs, 2oz)
Number of keys88
Keyboard typeNWX (Natural Wood X) keyboard with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, escapement
Touch sensitivityHard2, Hard1, Medium, Soft1, Soft2, Fixed
Number of pedals3
Half pedalYes
Pedal functionsSustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Style Start/Stop, Volume, etc.
Display typedepending on the Smart Device
Display sizedepending on the Smart Device
Touch screendepending on the Smart Device
Display colourdepending on the Smart Device
Score display functionYes
Lyrics display functionYes
Text viewer functionYes
Display language26 Languages (English, Japanese, Germany, French, Spanish, etc.)
Panel languageEnglish
Key cover styleSliding
Music restYes
Music clipsYes
Piano soundYamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Binaural samplingYes
Key-off samplesYes
Smooth releaseYes
Polyphony (max.)256
Preset number of voices692 Voices + 29 Drum/SFX Kits
Preset featured voices14 VRM Voices, 113 Super Articulation Voices, 27 Natural! Voices, 27 Sweet! Voices, 63 Cool! Voices, 69 Live! Voices, 30 Organ Flutes! Voices
Compatibility (for song playback)XG, GS , GM, GM2
Reverb effects58 Preset
Master EQ5 Preset + User
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)Yes
Stereophonic OptimiserYes
Vocal harmonyVH (44 Preset)
Dual/layers functionsYes
Number of preset styles470
Featured styles396 Pro Styles, 34 Session Styles, 4 Free Play Styles, 36 Pianist Styles
Preset fingeringChord Detection Area Full, Chord Detection Area Lower
Preset style controlINTRO x 1, ENDING x 1, MAIN x 4, FILL IN x 4
Number of preset songs403
Recording number of tracks16
Data capacityDepending on the Smart Device
Recording functionYes
Playback compatible data formatSMF (Format 0 & 1), XF
Recording compatible data formatSMF (Format 0)
Lesson/GuideCorrect Key, Any Key, Your Tempo
Guide lampStream Lights (4 steps)
Piano RoomYes
USB audio recorder playbackSupported format by the Smart Device
USB audio recorder recordingWAV.AAC
USB audio time stretchYes
USB audio pitch shiftYes
USB audio vocal cancelMelody suppressor
Tempo range5 – 500, Tap Tempo
Transpose-12 – 0 – +12
Tuning414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz
Scale type9
Recording time (max.)Depending on the Smart Device
Audio to scoreYes
Registration memoryYes
Internal memory storageDepending on the Smart Device
External drivesDepending on the Smart Device
Headphones connectivityStandard stereo phone jack (x2)
Microphone connectivityInput Volume, Mic/Line In
AUX INStereo mini
AUX pedalYes
Amplifiers(45 W + 45 W) × 2
Speakers(16 cm + 8 cm) ×2
Acoustic optimiserYes
AccessoriesOwner’s Manual, Warranty, Online Member Product Registration, Power cord, USB Wireless LAN adaptor, Owner’s Manual of USB wireless LAN adaptor

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