I found this about the CLP-370 on the Yamaha USA website.
OR it's a mistake, OR the USA version is different from the European:
60W x 2 + 20W x 2 (USA?) versus 40W x 2 (Europe)
50 sampling banks (USA?) versus 30 (Europe)
The rest seems to be the same. ( same speakers, no IAFC, no String resonance)
So if this is true, the "USA CLP-370" is a bit closer to the CLP-380 than the European versions in amplification and sampling banks?
I think it's an error: maybe they announce the amplication system and amount of sampling banks from the previous CLP-270.
Even on the Yamaha CANADA website
they announce the "Europe" version.
Nevertheless i think is a mistake that they didn't add String Resonance to at least the CLP-340 and CLP-370 like Roland does in this class.
For me the CLP-370 should have had:
- String Resonance (like the previous CLP-270)
- 60W x 2 amplification in stead of the 40W x 2 from the CLP-240/340.
- The 50 sampling banks the CLP-270 had in stead of the 30 from the CLP-240/340.
- The 5 dynamic Sampling steps from the CLP-380 in stead of the 4 of the CLP-340/370.
For the more expensive flagschip CLP-380: the new 3-amp (35W + 20W + 20W) x 2 + 12W x 2 ampliciation with the extra 4 midrange speakers and the IAFC system like it is now.
In this case the CLP-370 would have sounded at least as good through it's speakers like it does now and terrific like a CLP-380 if you use it with
good headphones[/b] and those who prefer a terrific realistic speaker sound to can spend some extra money for the extra sound hardware of the CLP-380.
With this features the CLP-370 would have been more expensive, but a perfect competitor to the Roland HP-207 in price and qualities and there wouldn't be such a huge pricegap between the CLP-370 and 380.