Yamaha CVP509 Reviews
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“The following reviews are from owners of the Yamaha CVP509. The most
recent review is at the bottom of this page”, Graham Howard, Piano
1) “As yet there is nothing to say I dislike”
I bought a Yamaha CVP509 and find this instrument offers all the concepts of both
the piano and organ and much more apart from the organ pedals, I still have quite
a bit more to learn about the different features.
I find the the sounds of the instrument and the key touch really excellent.
As yet there is nothing to say i dislike.
With being close to retirement I was hoping for my own satisfaction to expand my
skill in playing, so at the moment i am focussing on the piano section of the
instrument trying to acheive more dexterity in the physical aspect of playing
as well as trying to improve if possible at the grade 7 level.
Reviewed by: Albert, Preston, UK (17/05/2011)
2) “The sound of the grand piano fills the room as though it were a
I was looking for a traditional baby-grand to start with, then, when I realised how authentic the sound and
touch could be on a Clavinova, and also how much additional fun I could have with all the additional voices and
features, I started to explore further. My brother has had a Clavinova for about 10 years and loves it, and put me
onto your site to get a balanced view through the digital piano buyer’s guide.
I was inspired by the range of Yamaha digital pianos and settled on a CVP-505 (I had set a price cap of £5000).
With the benefit of your reviews and guide I went to my local supplier who did not have a CVP-505 but offered me a
CVP-509 at the best price I had found for the 505. I was drooling over the 509 initially based on how good you said
the sound was and just how functional these digital pianos are, so with this offer I went ahead.
I am delighted with the CVP-509. The sound of the grand piano fills the room as though it were a concert hall,
and plays exactly like the real thing (touch, resonance, responsiveness etc etc). The additional voices are also
superb and realistic. Being a woodwind player, I would particularly single out the saxophone for mention – it
slides from note to note like the best jazz pro! It is easy to use in all its modes, and, with my rusty keyboard
skills, the play-along facility and note guide lights are getting me back in the swing very quickly.
I haven’t connected it to the internet yet to use the Yamaha online services, but the bank of music already in
memory is providing a lot of fun. My husband likes the fact that it plays by itself and (second favourite feature)
that I can practice silently with the headphones on – hmm! I would strongly recommend this instrument to anyone who
wants to enjoy playing or learning the piano.
It’s a real family instrument as well as something that holds its own in a recording / mixing studio and in
stage performances. What is there not to like? Nothing! Oh, it’s very heavy to move and we are still trying to
decide at which end of our lounge the lovely dark rosewood cabinet looks best, but we will make a decision soon and
leave it in place to look and sound amazing!
Review by Viki Crocker, Hampshire, UK (30/10/2012)
2) “Great piano. Awesome sound.
As it turned out, because the price was right, I ended up buying a CVP509PE because it was on offer cheaper than
Great piano. Awesome sound. Excellent features. Polished ebony is a pain to keep dust-free – just as Graham
mentions. I do owe it to Graham’s review that we purchased the ideal piano and understood what we NEEDED.
Although our purchase was unfortunately not through Graham (and we did not feel pressured) I certainly recommend
firstly a read of his review and if you can, try to give your purchase to him.
Review by James (22/03/2013)
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