The Yamaha Clavinova cvp-501 is an ensemble piano (comes with accompaniments/styles) and features a Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard for natural piano touch and expressive response.
There are many more functions, some of which are worth mentioning here.
Polyphony of 128-note is sufficient to play the most complex arrangements. The cvp-501 also comes with internet connection for easy download of useful stuff from the web.
You get about 191 Accompaniment Styles and 61 preset songs (a Song Book is provided). The cvp-501 also has a guide function where guide lamps help you to master a piece by showing you what keys to play next.
The quality of the piano sound is superb, thanks to the Pure CF Sampling and AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling, which is a result of Yamahas years of experience in making pianos.
The "Dual headphone jacks" is another useful feature which comes in handy when practicing with a partner or your teacher.
If you like creating your songs, you’ll also like the 6-track sequencer. The mixing console lets you do several tweaking such applying one of the 300 presets.
Besides, the several styles and hundreds of other instruments sounds in addition to piano sounds, will also help you for song-writing.
The Clavinova digital pianos come next after the YDP Arius pianos and are their advanced digital pianos.
The Yamaha CVP 501 is ideal for serious piano players and even learners who want a realistic and great looking piano. The lessons have an option where the guide lamps and score and lyrics display makes it quite easy for you to learn to play a song.
Even though it has got several styles and voices, using them is quite easy using the Music finder. You just need to provide the keyword or Song title and the piano will select and set the appropriate style and voice for you.
With 128 note polyphony, wide range of sounds and styles, large LCD screen, an excellent keyboard, direct internet access and a 16-track sequencer, it really is an advanced digital piano.
Overall, the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-501 Digital Piano is an excellent piano packed with good features.