Roland F140R Review & Best Price

Roland F140R is one of the bestselling home-style digital pianos.
Many people are aware of the excellent technology and function of Roland digital pianos.
They are also aware that, Rolands are more expensive due to its high quality compared to other brands.


Roland F140R is made for pianists who search for digital pianos with brilliant functions with lower prices.
Roland’s F series home-style went from Roland F-110 to Roland F-120 to Roland F-130 and finally it upgraded to F-140R.
Roland F-120 had an upgraded keyboard and functions from Roland F-110. However, Roland F-140R has even more functions added from Roland F-130.
Speaker quality and keyboard quality also became upgraded. If your budget is under $1500 and if you have experienced Roland F Series, then you would most likely consider actually purchasing this item.
Roland F Series were always released with upgrades but price always stayed same at $1299… now they even did a special and lowered the cost at $1199. Increase in quality of function and technology and lowered price of Roland F140R.
Roland is the best as a digital instrument. Also, Roland F140R has the best function and technology way more that its price has to offer.
If you have at least used acoustic piano in the past, you will acknowledge Roland F140R out of other digital pianos within the same price range.

Roland F140R is a modern-style home digital piano with prestige and various functions that can provide enjoyment in performance.
Roland F140R is also recognized because Roland F140R have escapement technology with in the keyboard.
You will not be able to find other pianos under $1500 that gives you the “click-feel” of Escapement.
Many in-store shoppers acknowledge the weight of the keyboard and as they play the Roland F140R, they acknowledge it once again.
Nonetheless, Roland F140R is a modern-style home digital piano. Roland F140R does not take up that much space.
If you lack space to keep a piano but still want a digital piano that is same size as an acoustic piano with 88-weighted key, then I strongly recommend the Roland F140R. (If you do not like the modern design, then you will love the RP401R).
Roland F140R is a modern-style WITH great quality speakers, convenient hotkeys and screen.
Just for your information, most modern-style digital pianos do not include benches.
Benches are optional for Roland F140R as well. If you would like to purchase a great piano under $1500, then we strongly recommend Roland F140R.f130r picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sound — Roland F140R also have the technology of “Super Natural Sound” that Roland is very proud of.
Like what the review of Roland F-20 states, Super Natural Sound not only means to have a natural sound but it also means that Roland F140R will express performance realistically, just like an acoustic piano does.
Roland F140R won’t fabricate nor devaluate the expression of the performer but it will realistically express the performance as is.

The sound of Roland is sampled from the sound of Steinway piano.
Thus, Roland F140R has ample sound of clarity and depth. Honestly, not everyone is satisfied with sound of Roland pianos. The criticizers express that Rolands have rough bass that slightly vibrates.
Sound is a personal preference and if they want a clear sound then it is understandable.
However, fans of Roland products say that harmonic connection between lower to higher pitched sounds are well balanced.
Most Roland fans in-store are usually music majors and performers of classical music.

Roland F140R has 11 different types of grand piano sounds and has 305 of other sound styles.
Compared to the number of hotkeys, it has vast amount of different sound types. You can play it comfortably with the 128 Polyphony.
Roland F140R has great sound output speakers although it is a modern-style digital piano with good quality. Roland F140R has output of 12 X 2 = 24 Watts.
Roland F140R also has 72 different rhythms; all with accompany function that can enrich performance.
Roland F140R has realistic sound with great speaker quality that can satisfy what customer wants.

Touch —— As stated above, Roland F140R has weighted keys that have ivory feel which is made to prevent slipping of the finger.
Roland F140R has 88 weighted hammer actions which makes low-pitched keys heavier and makes the weight of the keys lighter as pitch gets higher.
Action of the keys is acknowledged all over the world.
To emulate realistic grand piano it is made with “click-feel” which is called escapement.
Roland has action level of Ivory G < PHA4 Standard < PHA4 Premium < PHA4 Concert. Roland F140R made of PHA4 Standard action.
You will feel like you are playing an acoustic grand piano.
You can control touch-sensitivity to your own preference for performance.
It’s hard to know the pros of Roland keyboard just by pressing on the keys.
Play the actual Roland F140R piano when you have a chance; you might even become a fan of Roland afterwards.
Roland’s keyboard is great for beginner children and also great for practice and performance of experienced pianists.
If you have not experienced advanced Rolands, then I strongly recommend experiencing it.
Roland F140R has the best keyboard action compared to other digital pianos within the same price range and I proudly recommend the Roland F140R.

Function… Roland F140R has many different functions.

  1. Sound|Including 11 grand piano sounds, Roland 140R has total of 316 different sounds. From woodwind, brass, string, and electronic sounds, Roland 140R has various sounds that you can enjoy playing.
  2. Layer|With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  1. Transpose|Roland F140R has transpose of -6, +5 which can be useful harmonizing with different instruments.
  2. Rhythm|Accompany function makes the background music match the performance of your hand with over 72 different types of rhythm. Using accompany function, you can let it follow along your performance as a background rhythm in different genres. This will enhance your experience.
  3. Audio|Roland F140R has Playback function with ability for you to play WAV files inside of USB like an audio. You can also balance the volume to play along your WAV file with the digital piano.
  4. Other functions include Recording function, metronome function, and convenient LED screen.

Option — Roland F-140R is a home-style digital piano that comes with cabinet stand and 3-pedal (Soft, Sostenuto, and Damper). Yet, bench is optional.

Apps – Roland provides several helpful apps for F140R (official website) for both IOS and Android now.

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They have very useful apps such as Piano Partner 2, Piano Designer, and Cube Kit

 

Color — Roland F-140R CB (Black), Roland F-140R WH (white)

Warranty — You will receive parts & labor warranty of 2 years and additional 3 years of part warranty.

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SPECS

 ****Trouble seeing the specification table on your gadget? Here is the original specifications page: http://www.roland.com/products/f-140r/specifications/
Keyboard
Keyboard
88 keys (PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel)
Touch Sensitivity
Key Touch: 5 types, fixed touch
Keyboard Mode
Whole
Dual (volume balance adjustable)
Split (split point adjustable, volume balance adjustable)
Twin Piano
Pedals
Damper (capable of continuous detection)
Soft (capable of continuous detection)
Sostenuto (function assignable)
Sound Generator
Piano Sound
SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
MIDI Format
Conforms to GM2, GS, XGlite
Max. Polyphony
128 voices
Tones
Grand Piano: 11 tones
Other: 305 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Stretched Tuning
2 types (Always On)
Master Tuning
415.3 – 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Transpose
Key Transpose: -6 – +5 (in semitones)
Effects
Ambience (Off, 10 levels)
Brilliance (21 levels)Only for Piano Tones:
Damper Resonance (Always On)
String Resonance (Always On)
Key Off Resonance (Always On)
Metronome
Tempo
Quarter note = 10 – 500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20 – 250)
Beat
2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
SMF Recorder
Parts
1 part
Save Song
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Control
Song Select
Play/Stop
Rec
Rewinding
Fast-forwarding
Top of song
Part Mute
Tempo
All Songs Play
Count-in
Song Balance
Tempo
Quarter note = 10 – 500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20 – 250)
Resolution
120 ticks per quarter note
Rhythm
Rhythms
72 types x 2 variations
Controls
Rhythm Select
Start/Stop
Sync Start
Intro/Ending
Fill In
Variation
Bass Inversion
Auto Fill
Rhythm Part
Audio
Playback
File Format: Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
Control
Song Select
Play/Stop
Rewinding
Fast-forwarding
Top of song
All Songs Play
Song Balance
Center Cancel
Internal Memory
Save Song
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Songs
Max. 10 songs
External Memory
External Storage
USB Flash Memory
Playable Software
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
Save Song
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Bluetooth Function
Bluetooth Function
MIDI, Turning music sheet: Bluetooth Ver 4.0
Other
Internal Songs
Piano Masterpieces: 69 songs
Czerny: 100 songs
Hanon: 20 songs
Display
7 segments x 3 LED
Keyboard Lid
Folding type
Other Functions
Panel Lock
Auto Off
Connectors
DC In jack
Input jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Output jack: Stereo miniature phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B
USB MEMORY port: USB Type A
Phones jacks x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
Rated Power Output
12 W x 2
Volume Level (SPL)
103 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.)
Speakers
12 cm (4-3/4 inches) x 2
Headphones
Effects: Headphones 3D Ambience
Controls
Volume (with the speaker volume and the headphones volume automatically select function, with the volume limit function)
Power Consumption
9 W (3 – 22 W)
9 W: Average power consumption while piano is played with volume at center position
3 W: Power consumption immediately after power-up; nothing being played
22 W: Rated power consumption
Accessories
Owner’s manual
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
Assembly manual
AC Adaptor
Power Cord (for AC Adaptor)
Headphone hook
Screw set
Stabilizer
Options (sold separately)
Headphones
USB Flash Memory (*1)
Audio Cable
USB Cable*1 Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
Size and Weight (including piano stand, with lid closed, stabilizers mounted)
Width
1361 mm
53-5/8 inches
Depth
345 mm
13-5/8 inches
Height
778 mm
30-11/16 inches
Weight
34.5 kg
76 lbs. 1 oz.
Size and Weight (including piano stand, with lid open, stabilizers mounted)
Width
1361 mm
53-5/8 inches
Depth
345 mm
13-5/8 inches
Height
910 mm
35-7/8 inches
Weight
34.5 kg
76 lbs. 1 oz.
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The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Roland is under license.
All specificattions and appearance are subject to change without notice.

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12 thoughts on “Roland F140R Review & Best Price

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  2. Does it really work with piano partner? Roland Germany says that it does surely *not* work.
    I would buy an ipad for piano partner but i can’t even find a hint for this app at Roland’s F140R(!) website.
    At which setup die you use the app? Which ipad, which OS version, how connected (WLAN, Bluetooth or cable)?
    Thanks!

    Kind regards
    Michael

    • This would really depend on your needs, suitability and preference. I certainly love both pianos. To better assist you, can I ask what your most important factors for piano is? What is your most use for the piano? recital? recreation? home use? practice?

  3. Hello from Greece,
    My daughter has just begun piano lessons, and I want to buy the best “value for money” digital piano. After searching on internet, three models are in my mind at the end; YAMAHA S52, ROLAND F140 and CASIO PX 860. Can you help me choosing the best one for a young piano student who her father is willing to overpass the family budget for a piano? I would like to know which one has the natural acoustic piano and my daughter will be practising on it for the most time possible!
    Thank you in advance,
    Gregory

    • Dear Gregory,

      First, We aren’t sure your most important concerns such as your budget… so we will communicate you our opinion.

      The similarity between the 3 products is 1. slim design 2. Bench not included ( at least for USA, not sure about Greece ). The best thing is that they are all popular item with high value per price

      Put considerations on 2 emphasis when purchasing since you want the piano similar to acoustic,

      1. sound
      2. keyboard touch

      Sound is your own preference, we cannot say which one is closer to an acoustic. You must listen to it and judge this on your own based on standard judgement. Most people like Yamaha sound, its clean and pristine. Yamaha samples from acoustic grandpiano. CAsio and Roland samples the Steinway piano. Yamaha is clean and pristine. Steinway has rich sound with thick bass. In other words, Yamaha has light sound and steinways have rough sound.

      We can’t say which one is better. One thing sure is that salesperson of yamaha will recommend yamaha, salesperson of steinway will recommend steinway sound.

      But, we recommend the Casio PX860. Because Roland and Yamaha has 3 Sound option. 1. grand concert 2. upright 3. Bright… But Casio PX860 has 5 different sound option. The Mellow sound option especially gives a very serene sound.

      I Recommend this for the keyboard touch… Roland F140’s PHA action is very close to acoustic. It has Escapement out of the 3. This is the touch that you will feel with acoustic grand piano. The Roland’s Supernatural Sound is referring to the touch system that allows pianists to control the strength. It is wrong when people say heavy action is realistic action… Good touch gives people control over their strength to their keyboard thus, velocity is important.

      Yamaha is the most popular out of the three and is also a product you can resell after using it. In other words, it has the best resale value since it’s most popular. Yamaha is a company that makes instruments. Has history and satisfaction from it’s users. Not as good touch as Roland but it still has good weighted ivory keys. Yamaha made the first home digital piano FYI.

      My Personal Recomendation is…
      Sound 1. yamaha . 2. casio, 3. roland
      touch 1.roland 2. yamaha 3. casio

      This is a very personal ranking for the three products.

      Hope this helps. Think about this and best to do is go and experience it yourself.

      Hope you get the piano that satisfy you in the long run,

  4. Amazing, I was just about to write the same trilemma, what to choose between Casio PX860, Yamaha S52 and Roland F140R. Spent yesterday 2 hours in the shop hoping to figure out the best, and.. really couldnt. Decided to wait couple days more and read more reviews. And what I found? Again, no clear winner! From my side I would only say that sound of Casio I preferred, as I found it really open. With yamaha and roland had a feeling that I want to open the lid, or as I am in tunnel. While the touch i couldnt figure out which i prefer, all three are nice feel, so your comment above helps me to understand my thoughts in right terms. Yes, that was the roland as the best. The sale man suggested Roland, because it is only one that has Bluetooth. Boh.. I think I still have to find out why it might be so important.
    If somebody has still some recommendations, please, help me out. I still have 2 days to pick up the best out of these three.

  5. I bought this piano a few months ago and I absolutely love it! Fits well in my small London apartment and it sounds great! I use headphones as I can practice only late at night. The piano has a Bluetooth function and I’ve been trying to connect wireless headphones… But with no luck… If anyone succeeded, please let me know how to do it!

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