Sound through piano speakers - yay or nay?

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Sound through piano speakers - yay or nay?

Post by david » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:00 pm

I'm thinking of buying a yamaha digital piano (clp625), but I read conflicting reports whether I can get the sound of both the piano and playground to come through the pianos speakers. Some say it isnt possible (including playground support, unless you start running aux out of the laptop/ipad), and some on here say they have it working perfectly via usb. So, which is it? Is anyone running a digital piano connected to a laptop or tablet, and getting the sound from playground to come through their piano speakers?

Oh, it'd be helpful if you stated whether you're using a pc or apple products, and what model of piano you're using. Cheers :)

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Re: Sound through piano speakers - yay or nay?

Post by sw1tch73ch » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:41 am

I don't have a CLP-625, so I am not an experienced user of it. Based on what I see in the owner's manual and the online specifications, the CLP-625 does not have an AUX IN port, which is how I get the audio into my digital piano (Yamaha P-515). I did not find, though it might actually still be possible, a way for audio to play on the CLP-625. Others in the line do have an AUX IN capability and will do the job.

The CLP-635 and up do have an AUX IN.

My P-515 does have AUX IN, but it isn't a Clavinova. Clavinovas do have benefits over the other Yamaha "brands", like in-home service, they look much nicer (not that the P-515 looks bad, just that the Clavinovas look very good).

If you're up for it, you might look at the console style digital pianos from Casio and Kawai too. But again, you'll probably need to carefully check for AUX IN style abilities on them too.
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Re: Sound through piano speakers - yay or nay?

Post by ccarrick » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:27 pm

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CVP and have my PC and at times my IPad connected through the aux ports of both devices. Works great! Sounds are spectacular!

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