Casio PX870 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Casio PX870 came up with better sound quality and tune (4 new layer stereo grand piano) , new slender design with concentrated control buttons. Here is an introduction video of PX870 made by Casio. With 19 voices, multiple features, and powerful 256 polyphony, PX870 has the core things that most players will ever need for a compact home-style digital piano. You can use duet piano function for teacher and student lesson or a fun gig. Casio PX870 offers 2 headphone jack ports for such purpose. Casio PX870 can store the songs that you play in a flash drive. Casio PX870 is definitely one of the best budget home-style digital piano.

Casio PX870 & PX860 Comparison

PX870 PX860
# of tones 19 18
Weight 34.6kg 35.5kg
Dimension 1,393 x 299 x 801mm 1,367 x 299 x 837 mm

Casio PX870 Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II

Casio PX870 action

Casio PX870’s unique action has the same size and feel like an acoustic piano and with lower keys heavier and becomes lighter as notes get higher.
Casio PX870  does not have a spring action that is similar to upright piano action, instead, the graded hammer action of PX870 simulates grand piano.
Casio PX870 has 3 sensors that allow users to feel even the small strength changes in responsiveness.
Casio PX870 has key off simulator that expresses key release effect naturally.
Also, Casio PX870 has ivory and ebony feeling key tops that can be effective for moisture absorbent of sweat from fingers when played for an elongated hour.

Casio PX870 virtual grand piano lid

Casio PX870 lid resonance Casio PX870 Players can adjust resonance of the piano voice by open and closing the virtual piano lid just like an actual grand piano.

Casio PX870 New Control Design for Easier Alteration

Casio PX870 controls

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Casio PX870 Basic Functions

  1. Layer | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key with Casio PX870. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.
  2. Casio PX870 layeredSplit | You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound.
  3. Casio PX870 splitDuet mode You can divide the keyboard into two separate pianos with the same chromatic scale. This is will become playing two of 44-keys pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher. Transpose Function | You can easily harmonize with different instruments.duetmode

Recording| Casio PX870 can save about 5,000 notes total for MIDI, and has audio recorder/playback function with max 99 songs.

Other Functions|

-metronome

-octave shift

-10 built in songs

-Lesson function

Color| Casio PX870 is available in black, white, and brown color.

Warranty| Casio provides 3 years of factory warranty for brand new PX870 buyers.

Casio PX870 manual can be downloaded from here

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Specifications (Casio Official Website)

PX870
Keyboard
88 keys, Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard Ⅱ, Simulated ebony and ivory keys, 3 sensitivity levels,
Tones
Sound Source : Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR
Polyphony (maximum) : 256
19 Instrument Tones
Simulator
Hammer Response – (4 levels), String Resonance – (4 levels), Damper Resonance – (4 levels), Lid Simulator – (4 levels), Key Action Noise – (ON / OFF), Damper Noise – (ON / OFF)
Digital Effects
Hall Simulator / Reverb – 4 (Hall Simulator), Chorus – 4, Brilliance – (-3 ~ 0 ~ 3), DSP – (Preset for some tones)
Songs
Concert Play – 10 songs, Controller – Start / Stop, Mode – Listen / Lesson / Play, Music Library – 60 Songs, Song Expansion (User Songs) – 10 songs (max.) Up to approximately 90 KB / song
Additional Features
Sound Projection System, Headphone Mode, Volume Sync EQ, Connection to App, Lesson Function – Part ON / OFF, Lesson Part Select – Right hand, Left hand, MIDI Recorder – 2 tracks, 1 song, Approximate Data Capacity – Approximately 5,000 notes total, Audio Recorder / Playback – Max. 99 songs, approximately 25 min/song (44.1 kHz WAV format), Duet Mode, Octave Shift, Metronome – 0 to 9 beats; tempo range : 20 to 255, Pedals – 3 built-in pedals (damper, soft, sostenuto)
Key Transpose
2 octaves (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
Tuning Control
A4 = 415.5 Hz ~ 440.0 Hz ~ 465.9 Hz
Number of Preset Temperaments
17
Others
・GRAND PIANO button ・ELEC PIANO button ・Slide-type keyboard cover ・Auto Power Off: Off after approx. 4 idle hours (default setting)
Connectivity and Storage
PHONES/OUTPUT, Connector for 3-Pedal Unit, LINE OUT, USB TO HOST, USB TO DEVICE
Speakers Size
12cm x 2 + 4cm x 2
Speakers System
2-Way, 4-Speaker
Amplifiers
20 W + 20 W
Dimensions
1,393mm×299mm×801mm
Weight
34.6Kg
Included Accessories
AC Adaptor, Music Stand

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Roland RP102 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Roland RP102 is a suitable piano for those who are looking for a digital piano that has a reasonable price, sophisticated design, something that only focused on basics. But that does not mean RP102 has inferior sound and key action. It has SuperNATURAL Sound engine with 128 polyphony, PHA-4 key action with 5 levels or touch sensitivy, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.

Roland RP102 Bluetooth and Piano Partner 2 App

Roland RP102 came up with Bluetooth 4.0. When you access digital sheet music using Piano Partner 2 via bluetooth, the device will automatically turn the page for you. Also there are other Android and IOS apps available for RP102. Roland RP102 is an ideal homestyle piano for anyone who wants to start learning piano or even for advanced players.

Roland RP102 Piano Partner

Roland made a user-friendly video instruction so new players can easily connect their RP102 to their smart device.

ROLAND RP102 PHA-4 ACTION

– Roland RP102 has impressive 88 keys, PHA-4 graded weight hammer action which has escapement feeling that replicates grand piano touch. Roland RP102 also has ivory key surface, it absorbs moisture from fingers, thus improves playability. 5 levels of sensors within the action enable players to express subtlety.

*Escapement –the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate (TheFreeDictionary).

Hammers of grand piano positioned horizontally, therefore get affected by gravity directly, which enables faster key recovery. Hammers of upright piano are positioned vertically with springs (jack).

Roland FP 60 Escapement

Roland RP102 Outputs/Ports

On the front side of Roland RP102, therea are one 1/4″ output and one 1/8″ output for headphones. On the back, there are 2 types of USB ports, 3 pedal jack, and power jack.

Roland RP102 Function List (From official website)

Roland RP102 has a simple design to change its settings. Using only the function button on the left of the piano and piano keys will set the piano in corresponding setting.

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Roland RP102 and RP101 Comparison

RP102 RP101
Action PHA-4 PHA Alpha II
Touch Sensitivity 5 3
Polyphony 128 64
Voices 15 17
Bluetooth Yes No
Songs 213 65
Power Consumption 10W 47W
Size 54-5/16 x 16-5/16 x 38-1/2 in 54-5/8 x 15-3/4 x 37-1/4 in
Weight 83 lbs 6 oz (37.8 kg) 101 lbs 7 oz (46kg)

Sound Engine| Roland RP102 has SuperNATURAL Piano Sound with 128 polyphony which is enough to play even complicated classical pieces.

Voices| Roland RP102 has 4 piano tones and 11 other tones such as

-Concert, Ballad, Mellow, and Bright Piano.

-Temolo, Pop E-Piano

-Harpsichord

-Celesta

-Vibraphone

Speaker| 6W x 2 with 99 dB

Color| Roland RP102 comes with black

Warranty| 2 years of labor, 5 years of parts

Accessories|

-Manual, leaflet, AC adaptor, Power Cord, and Music Rest

Manual|Roland RP102 manual

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SPEC (Roland official site)

Keyboard: 88 keys (PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel)

Touch Sensitivity

Key Touch: 5 types, fixed touch

Keyboard Mode

-Whole
-Dual
-Twin

PianoPedals

-Damper (Pedal switch, capable of half pedal detection)
-Soft (Pedal switch)
-Sostenuto (Pedal switch)

SOUND GENERATOR

Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano Sound

Max. Polyphony: 128 voices

TonesPiano: 4 tones
Other: 11 tones

Stretched Tuning: 1 types (Always On)

Master Tuning: 415.3–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)

Transpose: -6–+5 (in semitones)

EffectsAmbience (Off, 10 levels)

Brilliance (21 levels)

Only for Piano Tones:
Damper Resonance (Always On)
String Resonance (Always On)
Key Off Resonance (Always On)METRONOMETempoQuarter note = 10–500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20–250)Beat2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8Volume100 levelsINTERNAL MEMORYInternal SongsListening: 9 songs

METRONOME TempoQuarter note = 10–500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20–250)Beat2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8Volume100 levelsINTERNAL MEMORYInternal SongsListening: 9 songs

Volume: 100 levels

INTERNAL MEMORY

Internal SongsListening: 9 songs
Piano Masterpieces: 40 songs
Easy Piano: 8 songs
Czerny: 100 songs
Hanon: 20 songs
Scale: 36 songsBLUETOOTHMIDI, Turning music sheetBluetooth Ver 4.0OTHERKeyboard LidSlide

BLUETOOTH

MIDI, Turning music sheetBluetooth Ver 4.0OTHERKeyboard LidSlide

OTHER

Keyboard LidSlide type

Other Functions

Auto Off

ConnectorsDC In jack
USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B
Update port: USB Type A
Phones jacks (usable as output jack) x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone typeAccessoriesOwner’s manual
Leaflet “Stand Assembly”
AC Adaptor
Power Cord (for AC Adaptor)
Music restOptions (sold separately)HeadphonesRATED POWER OUTPUTRated Power Output6 W x 2Volume Level (SPL)99 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.)Speakers12 cm (4-3/4 inches) x 2

POWER SUPPLY

Power SupplyAC adaptorPower Consumption4 W (3–10 W)
4 W: Average power consumption while piano is played with volume at center position
3 W: Power consumption immediately after power-up; nothing being played
10 W: Rated power consumption

SIZE (INCLUDING PIANO STAND, WITH MUSIC REST)

Width: 1,379 mm54-5/16 inches

Depth: 413 mm16-5/16 inches

Height:977 mm 38-1/2 inches

SIZE (INCLUDING PIANO STAND, WITHOUT MUSIC REST)

Width: 1,379 mm 54-5/16 inches

Depth: 423 mm 16-11/16 inches

Height: 817 mm 32-3/16 inches

WEIGHT (INCLUDING PIANO STAND)

Weight: 37.8 kg, 83 lbs 6 oz
* Actual weight can vary slightly from that indicated due to the fact that wooden parts are involved.

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Roland FP 60 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Roland FP 60 is portable piano, yet still has a strong built-in sound system to perform at anywhere. The design of FP 60 is based on the award-winning design of FP 90 which makes the look of FP 60 more sophisticated. FP 60 has 30 user registrations for a quick setting recall, bluetooth for easy connectivity with other devices, and a total of 351 voices to fulfill your need for any kind of music genre.

 

Jazz pianist Tom O’Grady plays ‘Collidoscope’ with Roland FP 60.

ROLAND FP 60 VS FP 50 COMPARISON

Roland FP 60

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Roland FP 50

Roland FP 50

FP 60 FP 50
Polyphony 288 128
Bluetooth Yes No
Temperament 10 Types 8 Types
                          Voices 351 372
Registration 30 20
Power Output 13W x 2 12W x2
Volume Level 103 dB 98 dB
Average Power Consumption 5W 9W
Internal Song 10 songs 30 songs
Note Storage 70,000 notes 30,000 notes
Size 50-7/8 X 15-1/16 X 37-3/16 in 52-7/8 X 16 X 36-1/2 in
Weight 72lbs 2oz (32.7kg) 63lbs 12oz (28.9kg)

 

Roland FP 60 PHA-4 Action

– Roland FP 60 has impressive 88 keys, PHA-4 graded weight hammer action which has escapement feeling that replicates grand piano touch. Roland FP 60 also has ivory key surface, it absorbs moisture from fingers, thus improves playability. 5 levels of sensors within the action enable players to express subtlety.

*Escapement –the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the stringafter striking, so that the stringcan vibrate (TheFreeDictionary).

Hammers of grand piano positioned horizontally, therefore get affected by gravity directly, which enables faster key recovery. Hammers of upright piano are positioned vertically with springs (jack).

Roland FP 60 Escapement

Roland FP 60 APP

Roland FP 60 piano partner

Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for FP 60 (official website) for both IOS and Android now.

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There are other apps that can be used with Roland FP 60 such as Garage Band for IOS.

Roland FP 60 Outputs/Ports

Roland FP 60 back

On the front of Roland FP 60, there is one 1/4″ and one 1/8″ headphones jack port.On the back of the piano, there are 3 ports for pedals, 2 types of USB port, extrea output ports, and speaker on/off switch.

Roland FP 60 portability

Roland FP 60 versatile, it can accommodate both home (cabinet) and portable style depends on your need.

 

Sound Engine| Roland FP 60 has SuperNATURAL with powerful 288 polyphony which is enough for player to express any kind of music.

Key Action| Roland FP 60 has PHA- has ivory feeling key top and has 5 sensors for precise play.

Voices| 

-Piano: 15 tones
-E.Piano: 16 tones
-Strings: 11 tones
-Organ: 15 tones
-Pad: 15 tones
-Other: 279 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)

Bluetooth|Roland FP 60 supports bluetooth 4.0. It can be connected to multiple devices (supports Android, Windows, and IOS) for music applications (ex. GarageBand). And it has bluetooth recognition function, which means, you can connect the piano to apple devices, and have the device to turn the sheet music automatically for you.

Speaker| 8 x 12 cm (3-3/16 x 4-3/4 inches) x 2 (with speaker box)

Color| Roland FP 90 is available in black and white color.

Accessories| Roland FP 60 comes with manual, leaflet, ac adaptor, power cord, music rest, and DP-10 damper pedal

Warranty| Roland provides 3 years of Factory Warranty for FP 60

 

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Tech Specs (Roland)

Sound Generator
Piano Sound
Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano
Max. Polyphony
288
Tones
Piano: 15 tones
E.Piano: 16 tones
Strings: 11 tones
Organ: 15 tones
Pad: 15 tones
Other: 279 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Keyboard
88 keys (PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel)
Touch Sensitivity
Key Touch: 100 types, fixed touch
Keyboard Modes
Whole
Dual
Split (split point adjustable)
Speaker System
Speakers
Speakers: 8 x 12 cm (3-3/16 x 4-3/4 inches) x 2 (with speaker box)
Rated Power Output
13 W x 2
Volume Level (SPL)
103 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.)
Headphones
capable of Headphones 3D Ambience
Tuning, Voicing
Master Tuning
415.3 – 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Temperament
10 types (Equal, Just Major, Just Minor, Pythagorean, Kirnberger I, Kirnberger II, Kirnberger III, Meantone, Werckmeister, Arabic), selectable temperament key
Effects
Ambience
Equalizer (3-band digital equalizer)
Only for organ tones:
Rotary Speaker Effect
Only for E.Piano tones:
Modulation Speed
Piano Designer (Only for “Concert Piano, Ballad Piano, Mellow Piano, and Bright Piano” tones)
Lid
String Resonance
Damper Resonance
Key Off Resonance
Single Note Tuning (Stretch Tuning)
Single Note Volume
Single Note Character
Bluetooth
Audio: Bluetooth Ver. 3.0 (Supports SCMS-T content protection)
MIDI, Turning music sheet: Bluetooth Ver. 4.0
Compatible Android / iOS Apps (Roland)
Piano Partner 2
Piano Designer
Data Playback
Playable Data
SMF (Format 0, 1)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, MP3, 44.1 kHz, 64 kbps – 320 kbps, require USB Flash Memory)
Internal Songs
Total 10 songs
Recorder
Recordable Data
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, Approx. 70,000 notes memory)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, require USB Flash Memory)
Convenient Functions
Metronome (adjustable Tempo/Beat/Down beat/Pattern/Volume/Tone)
Transpose (Keyboard/Song: in semitones)
Registration (30 registrations, capable of pedal shift)
Registration Set
Tone Demo
Auto Off
Other
Display
Graphic LCD 132 x 32 dots
Connectors
DC In jack
Pedal (Damper/R, Sostenuto/C *1, Soft/L *1) jacks: TRS 1/4-inch phone type
Input Stereo jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
USB Computer port: USB B type
USB Memory port: USB A type
Phones jack x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
*1: Assignable
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Power Consumption
5W (4W – 22W)
Accessories
Owner’s Manual
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
AC adaptor
Power cord
Music rest
Damper pedal (DP-10, capable of continuous detection)
Option (sold separately)
Dedicated stand: KSC-72
Dedicated pedal board: KPD-90
Keyboard stand: KS-G8B, KS-12
Pedal unit: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP series
Pedal switch: DP-2 (*1)
Expression pedal: EV-5
Carrying Bag: CB-88RL
USB Flash Memory (*2)*1 Cannot use for Damper/R.
*2 Use a commercially available USB flash drive or a USB flash drive sold by Roland. However, we cannot guarantee that all commercially available USB flash drives will work with this unit.
Size (Detached music rest)
Width
1,291 mm
50-7/8 inches
Depth
344 mm
13-9/16 inches
Height
125 mm
4-5/16 inches
Size (FP-60 with KSC-72 and music rest)
Width
1,291 mm
50-7/8 inches
Depth
382 mm
15-1/16 inches
Height
944 mm
37-3/16 inches
Weight (FP-60 with music rest)
19.0 kg
41 lbs 15 oz
Weight (FP-60 with KSC-72, KPD-90, and music rest)
32.7 kg
72 lbs 2 oz
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All specificattions and appearance are subject to change without notice.

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Casio Celviano AP460 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Casio AP460

Casio Celviano AP460 is one best digital piano yet not known to the people because Celviano series can only be sold by piano only dealers in  AP460 is the best digital in the United States. But AP460 is very well received in Europe. This is piano is the best piano under $1499 with its unique features and service that other similar-priced pianos do not have.

Why Casio Celviano AP460 is the best digital piano:

1. Casio provides 5 years of HOME SERVICE warranty.

2. Luxurious look with front legs, ivory feel keytops, grand piano lid, and bigger back panel for more resonance

3. Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action II

4. 5 types of grand piano tone and 13 other tones.

5. Comes with quality adjustable bench

First, listen to the amazing tone and resonance of Casio Celviano AP460 played by pianist Evgeniy Rudakov.

5 years of HOME SERVICE warranty

Imagine your digital piano malfunctions and you have. But what if the piano does not fit into your car? What if you are not strong enough to carry the piano? What if the closest service agency is few hundred miles away? Casio provides 5 years of home service warranty for AP460. While other companies usually do not provide home service warranty or only for the expensive products. This is one of the reasons why AP460 is the best choice. It is 5 years of parts and labor warranty, so if anything breaks within 5 years, they will have your piano fixed promptly.

The most Luxurious piano under $1499

Casio Celviano AP460 white

(White Casio Celviano AP460 is not sold in United States)

As you can see, Casio Celviano AP460 has a lid on the back that can be opened and closed which will change sound resonance just like how a real grand piano can change lid’s position.

Casio Celviano AP460 has additional 2 front legs which are unique for a digital piano under $1499, and higher back-panel than other similarly priced digital pianos to make a more sophisticated look.

Ivory-feel key tops will absorb moisture and make your fingers don’t slip while playing.

There is also a hook attached to the front of the AP460 for you to hang your headphones on.

AP460 pedals

Also, the 3 pedals of AP460 are much longer for better leverage and support half-damper operation.

Casio Celviano AP460 comes with a quality adjustable bench that no other companies provide for this price range digital pianos.

Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action II

Casio Celviano AP460 is equipped with Tri-Sensor action which allows players to play more precisely. One main cause of the digital piano malfunction is spring action but AP460 uses hammer action providing natural acoustic piano feeling.

Casio Celviano AP460 has 256 polyphony which is very high again, compared to other similar priced digital pianos and will cover all types of music genres.

Review & Comparison by Professionals

You may doubt if a digital piano can really simulate the tone of a grand piano. But Casio was confident to enough to make a video of comparing the sound of Celviano piano with a grand piano.

Additional Features|

Casio AP460 voices

-As you can see, Casio made changing voices very direct and easy.

-The piano has an output port for the additional audio system for your quiet practice or amplification. And it supports dual outputs (piano + additional sound system simultaneously).

-Casio Celviano AP460 has 4 speakers attached to with 20W x 2 amplifiers.

Voices|

-5 grand pianos (Concert, Modern, Classic, Mellow, Bright)

-13 others (E-Pianos, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, strings, organs, E-organs, Bass)

Color|

Casio Celviano AP460 comes with 2 colors in the United States:

-Blackwood

-Walnut Finish

Accessories|

-Adjustable bench

-AC adaptor

-Scorebook

-Music stand

-Headphone Hook

Warranty|

Casio provides 5 home service warranty (parts and labor) for Celviano AP460

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Keyboard
88 keys, weighted scaled hammer action, Tri-Sensor keys, Ivory Touch
Touch Response
3 Sensitivity levels / Off
Sound Source
AiR (Acoustic & intelligent Resonator) “Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source”
Acoustic Resonance
Yes
Polyphony (max)
256
Tones
18 new, enhanced tones
Digital Effects
Hall Simulator (4 types), Chorus (4 types), Brilliance (-3 to 0 to 3), DSP (built into some tones)
Reverb
4 types
Chorus
4 types
Brilliance
-3 ~ 0 ~ +3
Layer/Split
Yes
Registration Memory
Yes
Duet Mode
Yes
Preset Songs
10 (Concert play) 60 (Music Library)
Song Expansion
10 Songs (max) up to approximately 90 KB/song
Lesson Function
Part on/off (lesson part: right hand/left hand)
Metronome
Beats: 0 to 9 (Tempo range: quarter note = 20 to 255)
Transpose
2 Octaves(-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
Tuning Control
A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz
Other Functions
Grand piano button x 2 (Concert, modern) ELEC Piano button, duet function, octave shift +/- 2 octaves, panel lock, slide-type keyboard cover
Recorder
2 Tracks / 1 Song approximately 5,000 notes maximum, real time recording/playback. 44.1 kHz WAV format/ up to approx. 25min per song
USB Storage (to PC)
Yes
Speakers
4.7″ x 2 / 2.0″ x 2
Amplifier
20W + 20W
Input/Output Terminals
Headphones (standard stero jack) x 2, Line out (L/MOMO,R) USB: Type A, Type B, External power 24V DC
Terminals
Line Out
Yes
USB
Yes
Pedals
Built-in 3 pedals
Headphone Hook
Yes
AC Adaptor
Yes
Pedals (Half-Damper pedal Operation)
Yes
Bench
Yes (height adjustable)
Music Stand
Yes
Score Book
Yes
Dimensions and Weight
Unit size w/stand
54.2″ x 16.8″ x 33.1″ (w/o score stand)
Unit weight w/stand
89.3 lbs.
Body Color/ Finish
Black wood tone, Walnut Finish
Included Accessories
Adjustable height piano bench, ac adaptor (AD-E24250LW), score book, music stand, headphone hook
Specifications subject to change without notice.

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Kawai ES110 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Kawai has released their newest ES series piano at the NAAM Show of 2017. Several things have changed from the previous model ES100: Bluetooth, new action, lighter weight, and effect control but keeping the unique sound of Kawai. Special thing about Kawai ES110 is that the key sensor is located under the middle of the key instead of under the tip of the key. This system allows Kawai ES110 to response faster than other similar priced digital pianos. They used their Kawai 9′ grand piano and they sampled individual keys.

Kawai ES110 Sound Demo

Kawai ES110 vs ES100 Comparison

ES110 ES100
# of Voices 19 18
Action RHC (better) AHA IV-F
Weight 26 ½ lbs 33 lbs
Bluetooth Yes No
Temperament Key Yes No
Effect On/Off Yes No
    People say that there is one distinct different between ES110 and ES100, which is key action. ES110’s new RHC key action feels more natural and less springy than ES100.
    And Kawai ES110 now has 1/4″ output port when ES100 did not.
  1. Layer | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key with Roland FP 30. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.
  2. Roland FP 30 layeredSplit | You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound.
  3. Duet mode You can divide the keyboard into two separate pianos with the same chromatic scale. This is will become playing two of 44-keys pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher. Transpose Function | You can easily harmonize with different instruments.

Kawai Virtual Technician

Kawai’s IOS app “Virtual Technician” allows players to connect their apple device to their piano and control parameters and settings more conveniently.

Lesson Function| Kawai ES 110 has Alfred’s Basic Piano 1/A, 1/B, and Burgmüller 25(opus 100) lesson.

Bluetooth 4.0 connection| Now players can connect their ES110 to a smart device via bluetooth

Setup Memorization| Save upto 4 sound setups you made and access it easily.

Internal Speaker| Can be turned on and off separately

Rotary Speaker for organs|

Metronome|

Recording| Kawai ES110 has 3 song/1-track recorder

Rhythm section|Kawai ES110 has 100 drum rhythms to support most of the basic plays

Touch| Responsive Hammer Compact (RHC) Weighted-Key Action

Voice| Kawai ES110 has 19 voices including E-Piano, organ, string, bass, and harpsichord

Kawai ES110 voices

Polyphony| 192

Accessories| Music rack, F-10H Damper Pedal (half pedaling supported), Music rest, AC adaptor, Owner’s Manual

Color| Unlike previous model ES100, ES110 is available is white and black. But only black is available in USA

Warranty| Kawai offers 3 years parts and labor for ES110

Specification (Kawai Official Website)

ES110 Primary Specifications
Keyboard 88 Weighted Keys
Action Responsive Hammer Compact (RHC) Weighted-key Action
Sound Source Harmonic Imaging™ (HI), 88-key piano sampling
Internal Sounds 19 Voices
Polyphony 192 Notes
Bluetooth Bluetooth (Ver. 4.0; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
Keyboard Modes Dual, Split (Volume Balance Adjustable)
Internal Recorder 3 Song Recorder, approximately 15,000 notes memory
Speaker System 12 cm x 2, 7 W x 2
Dimensions 51 2/3″ (W) x 11.1/3″ (D) x 5.3/4″ (H)
Weight 26 1/2lbs.
ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS

Reverb Room,Small Hall, Concert Hall
Settings Touch Curve, Voicing, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, Fall-back Noise, Temperament, Temperament Key, Effect On/Off
Metronome 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8 (Volume/Tempo adjustable)
Rhythm 100 Drum Rhythms
Demo Songs 12 Sound Demo Songs
Lesson Function Alfred’s Basic Piano 1A /1B, Burgmüller 25 (Opus 100) lesson songs
Other Functions Transpose, Tuning, Split Balance, Dual Balance, MIDI Channel, Local Control, Transmit PGM#, Multi-timbral Mode, Speaker EQ, Speakers On/Off, Auto Power Off, Bluetooth MIDI, Startup Setting, Factory Reset
MIDI Functions Transmit MIDI Program Change, MIDI Channel, Local Control, Multi-timbral Mode, Bluetooth MIDI
Jacks MIDI (IN/OUT), LINE OUT (L/MONO), Damper (for F-10H), Headphone x 2
Included Acc. Music Rack, F-10H Damper Pedal (with half-pedal support), Music Rest, AC Adaptor, Owner’s Manual
Options ES Bag (soft case w/casters), HML-1 Stand, F-350 Pedals

Kawai Official Website

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Roland RD 2000 Review & Comparison & Best Price

ROLAND RD 2000 / ROLAND RD 2000 REVIEW/ ROLAND RD 2000 COMPARISON/ ROLAND RD 2000 BEST PRICE – DIGITAL PIANO BEST REVIEW..

Roland RD series came back as new RD 2000 with metal chassis that people favored more than the plastic chassis from the previous model RD 800. With Legendary RD 1000 sound players can travel back in time to feel the best authentic sound of that past time. Compatibilty with RD 800 Live Set, new feature, 2 distinct sound engines for both acoustic and electric piano sounds, new action, and USB Audio support gave more power to Roland RD 2000.

Myron McKinley from Earth, Wind & Fire playing Roland RD 2000

Roland RD 2000 PHA-50 Plastic + Wood Hybrid Keys

Roland PHA50 action

PHA-50, which is Roland’s best key action yet, is installed in RD 2000. The combination of plastic and wood makes the RD 2000 look more natural, The escapement feature is integrated in the PHA-50, which will make players feel the action of an actual piano, because the wood parts will vibrate. It also feels natural when sliding the keys.

*Escapement –  the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate (TheFreeDictionary).

The hammers of grand piano are positioned horizontally and therefore get affected by gravity directly, which enables faster key recovery. Hammers of upright pianos are positioned vertically with springs (jack).

Roland FP 90 Escapement

(Picture from Piano-tuners)

Roland RD 2000 Sound Engines: V-Piano and SuperNatural Sound

V-Piano engine is the latest piano technology of Roland that simulates natural sound of acoustic piano which has unlimited polyphony.

And at the other hand, SUPER Natural engine is for electric pianos and other sounds which are compatible with RD 800 Live Set.

History of Roland RD series

roland-rd-1000

RD 1000 was made in 1986, it was the digital piano with the latest technology called “Structured Adaptive” that gave users more authentic sound. RD 1000’s COSM (Component Object Sound Modeling) modeling (Or called V-Piano) which was no full modelling back then. Some players still adhere to use RD 1000 sound. And Roland RD 2000 does have & compatible with all the previous RD-series sounds including legendary RD 1000!

Other features of Roland RD 2000

-high velocity

-vintage analog effect

-100 scene memories

-Foot pedal compatibility as mod wheel

-supports USB MIDI/USB Audio

-Roland RD 2000 has function to change option for individual keys (flat, sharp, percussive)

-Roland RD 2000 can split or layer 8 internal or 8 eternal or 8 combined sounds like a MIDI controller

-Roland RD 2000 has rotary speaker simulator for classic organ sounds.

-Roland RD 2000 has audio interface built inside which can send DAW information with internal routing options.

-Roland RD 2000 has Program Write function which by pressing One-Touch button, user-set setting will start instantly. And you can rearrange the program orders with Program Swap function.

Reaction of People

Piano World Forums RD 2000 Link

One of the most popular piano forum communities, Piano World Forum, went viral when RD-2000 was introduced. With more functions like internal audio system, better action and design, and sophisticated controls, people say RD 2000 feels very much professional, compact and compact.

Roland RD 800 vs RD 2000 Comparison

RD 800 RD 2000
Polyphony SN: 128 VP: Full, SN: 128
Key Action PHA-4 Concert PHA-50 Hybrid
Sound Engine # 1 (SN) 2 (SN, VP)
Tones 1113 Over 1100
Effects Modulation 56 types 62 types
Tremolo/Amp Simulator 5 types 6 types
Controller # Much more
Display 320 x 240 dots 256 x 80 dots
Chassis

(but same weight)

Plastic Aluminum
Power Consumption 12W 23W
USB Audio No Yes

Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for RD 2000 (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

Sound| Over 1100 sounds

Touch| Roland’s latest PHA-50 wood&plastic hybrid action

Polyphony| SUPER Natural engine has 128, V-Piano engine has unlimited (full keys)

Color| Available only in Black

Warranty| 3years of parts and 2 years of labor

Owner’s Manual (not currently available)

Specification (Roland Official Website)

KEYBOARD SECTION

Keyboard PHA-50 Keyboard: Wood and Plastic Hybrid Structure, with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel (88 keys)

SOUND GENERATOR SECTION

Sound Generator 2x Independent Sound Engines
Sound Engine1: V-Piano Technology
Sound Engine2: SuperNATURAL
SuperNATURAL Piano
SuperNATURAL (E.Piano, Clav)
Virtual Tone Wheel Organ
PCM Sound Generator

Max. Polyphony V-Piano Technology Sound Engine: Full Polyphony
SuperNATURAL Sound Engine: 128 voices

Parts 16 parts (Max 8 parts are used in the PROGRAM)

Tones 1,100 tones Over

Program 300

Scene 100

Effects Modulation FX: 4 systems, 62 types
Tremolo/Amp Simulator: 4 systems, 6 types
Reverb: 6 types
Delay: 5 types
Sympathetic Resonance (Only for SuperNATURAL Piano)
3-band Compressor
5-band Digital Equalizer

AUDIO FILE PLAYER

File Format Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)

RECORDER SECTION

File Format Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)

External Storage Device USB flash drive (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed flash memory)

OTHER

Rhythm Pattern 200 patterns

Controllers Slider x 9 (with illumination)
Knobs x 8 (with illumination)
Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
Modulation Wheel x 2

DisplayGraphic LCD 256 x 80 dots

ConnectorsMAIN OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
MAIN OUT (L, R) jacks: XLR type
SUB OUT (L, R) jacks:1/4-inch phone type
NPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Pedal (DAMPER, FC1, FC2, EXT) jacks: TRS phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT1, THRU/OUT2) connectors
USB (COMPUTER) port: USB type B
USB (MEMORY) port: USB type A
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
AC In jack

Number of USB Audio Record/Playback Channels Signal Processing: 24-bit
Sampling Rate: 192 kHz, 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Record: 2 channels
Playback: 2 channels

Power Consumption 23 W

Accessories Owner’s manual
Power cord
Damper pedal (capable of continuous detection)

Options Keyboard stand: KS-G8B
Piano pedal: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP-10
Pedal switch: DP-2
Expression pedal: EV-5
USB Flash Memory

SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width 1,412 mm 55-5/8 inches

Depth 367 mm 14-1/2 inches

Height 140 mm 5-9/16 inches

Weight 21.7 kg 47 lbs 14 oz
* Actual weight can vary slightly from that indicated due to the fact that wooden parts are involved.

Roland RD 2000 manual

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Roland DP603 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Roland DP603 polished ebony

Looking for a  mid-ranged price slim & modern furniture-style piano? Here, we are proud to introduce to you the Roland DP603 with the latest piano technology. This piano is perfect for both beginner and advanced players, and for both home and church. The DP603 has very similar specifications to the Roland HP603, but Roland released it with a much cheaper price. Unlike other companies, Roland has implemented the best and latest features in the mid-price ranged pianos like the DP603. The DP603 has bluetooth 4.0, the latest PHA-50 hybrid action, escapement, strong speakers, 3D ambience, power consumption efficiency, and unlimited polyphony.

Here, listen to the mellow sound of Roland Dp603.

Roland DP603 PHA-50 Plastic + Wood Hybrid Keys

Roland PHA50 action

PHA-50, which is Roland’s best key action yet, is included in DP603. The combination of plastic and wood makes the DP603 look more natural, The escapement feature integrated in the PHA-50 will make players feel the action of an actual piano, because the wood parts will vibrate. It also feels natural when sliding the keys.

*Escapement –  the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate (TheFreeDictionary).

The hammers of grand piano are positioned horizontally and therefore get affected by gravity directly, which enables faster key recovery. Hammers of upright pianos are positioned vertically with springs (jack).

Roland DP603 Escapement

(Picture from Piano-tuners)

Roland DP603 Pedals

Grand pianos have 3 pedals:                                                                                                    -Damper (sustain) – located on the right, takes damper off the keys to make sound to resonate.

-Una Corda (soft) – located on the left, changes the volume of tone and timbre of sound.

-Sostenuto – located on the middle, sustain selected note(s) while other notes are not sustained.

And most upright pianos do not have Una Corda and Sostenuto pedals, they have half blow pedal and practice pedal instead:

-Half blow – This pedal is similar function as Una Corda but it is mechanically different because instead of hammers move aside to hit less string, hammers go closer to the strings.

-practice (muffler, mute) – This is completely different than Sostenuto pedal because this pedal just places a felt-fabric curtain between the hammers and string to make smaller sound.

Roland DP603’s 3 pedals are grand piano’s pedals.

Roland DP603 Physical Modeling vs. Ordinary Sampling

Instead of recording each key with different velocity (sampling), Roland came up with a computerized algorithm to produce the natural sound of piano called “physical-modelling”. This means that players are able to express even intricate details with the DP603. It can simulate the different resonances from different piano voices since they all have different materials and design.

Roland DP603 3D Ambience

When playing alone with headphones, the 3D ambience function will make players feel like the sound of the piano is resonating all around them, as if they are playing piano at a studio or concert hall.

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On board lesson function| Roland DP603 has over 300 songs in the system for players to listen, repeat (loop), and master.

Bluetooth| Roland DP603 supports bluetooth 4.0. It can be connected to multiple devices (supports Android, Windows, and IOS) for music applications (ex. GarageBand). And it has a bluetooth recognition function, which means, you can connect the piano to an apple device, and have the device to turn the sheet music automatically for you.

-GM2 (Roland’s General Midi 2 Sound Library) which supports hundredths of different midi generated instrument sounds (source from SinclairDesign).

roland-gm2

Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for the DP603 (official website)

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

Metronome|

Recording|  The internal memory of the Roland DP603 can record about 70,000 notes

MIDI| The Roland DP603 can play back MIDI files that have maximum of 16 instruments in 1 song file.

Sound| The Roland DP603 has 307 voices. The main piano sound is a modelling of the Steinway grand piano.

-4 pianos, 10 E-Pianos, 12 organs, 17 Strings, 10 Others (harpsichord)

And players can adjust tone, reverb, transpose, etcetera. Plus, players can save their current custom to one of 1/25 custom setting memories.

Touch| The Roland DP603 has PHA-50 hybrid action. It can control the key touch sensitivity.

Output/Input| The Roland DP603 has strong 30W x 2 speakers + unlimited polyphony for piano sound, and 384 polyphony for others.

Roland DP603 input_output

On the front side of the Roland DP603, there are:

  1. 2 of 1/8″ audio-out jacks
  2. 2 of 1/4″ audio-out jacks
  3. stereo mini input jack for using the piano as speakers for mp3 files
  4. USB output & flash drive input

At the back, there are:

  1. Computer USB, Memory port
  2. 1/8″ input
  3. L/Mono & R outputs
  4. 1/8″ phone, 1/4″ phone port

Price|

  1. satin black: $1999
  2. polished black or white: $2799

Color| The Roland DP603 is available in black, polished ebony, and polished white.

Warranty| Roland offers 5 years of parts + 2 years of labor warranty for DP603.

Owner’s Manual

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Specifications (Roland Official Website)

SOUND GENERATOR

Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling

Max. Polyphony Piano: Limitless (solo playing using ‘Piano’ category tones)
Other: 384

Tones 307 Tones

KEYBOARD

Keyboard PHA-50 Keyboard: Wood and Plastic Hybrid Structure, with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel (88 keys)

PEDALS

Pedals:

Damper (capable of continuous detection)
Soft (capable of continuous detection)
Sostenuto (function assignable)

SPEAKER SYSTEM

Speakers 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) x 2

Rated Power Output 30 W x 2

Volume Level (SPL)108 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.)

HEADPHONES

Headphones Effect: Headphones 3D Ambience

TUNING, VOICING
Touch Sensitivity Key Touch: 100 types, fixed touch

Master Tuning 415.3–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)

Temperament 10 types (Equal, Just Major, Just Minor, Pythagorean, Kirnberger I, Kirnberger II, Kirnberger III, Meantone, Werckmeister, Arabic), selectable temperament keyEffectsAmbience, BrilliancePiano DesignerLid
Key Off Noise
Hammer Noise
Duplex Scale
Full Scale String Resonance
Damper Resonance
Key Off Resonance
Cabinet Resonance
Soundboard Type
Damper Noise
Single Note Tuning
Single Note Volume
Single Note Character

INTERNAL SONGS

US: Total 363 songs

Other: Total 353 songs

DATA PLAYBACK

Playback Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, require USB Flash Memory)

RECORDER

Recording Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 3 parts, Approx. 70,000 notes memory)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, require USB Flash Memory)

BLUETOOTH

Audio Bluetooth Ver 3.0 (Supports SCMS-T content protection)
MIDI, Turning music sheet: Bluetooth Ver 4.0

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Other Functions:

Metronome (adjustable Tempo/Beat/Down beat/Pattern/Volume/Tone)
Registration
TwinPiano (with Individual Mode)
Transpose (in semitones)
Speaker volume and Headphones volume automatically select function
Volume limit function
Panel Lock
Auto Off

OTHER

Display Graphic LCD 132 x 32 dots

Connectors DC In jack
Input jacks: Stereo miniature phone type
Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
USB Computer port: USB B type
USB Memory port: USB A type
Phones jack x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type

Power Supply AC Adaptor

Power Consumption: 9 W

Accessories:

Owner’s Manual
Leaflet “Stand Assembly”
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
Roland Classical Piano Masterpieces
Roland Piano Arrange Collections “Let’s Enjoy Piano”
AC Adaptor
Power Cord
Stabilizer
Headphone Hook
Cord Clamps

Option (sold separately)Headphones
USB Flash Memory (*1)
*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 CLOSE)

Width 1,398 mm 55-1/16 inches

Depth 311 mm 12-1/4 inches

Height 783 mm 30-13/16 inches

Weight (including Piano stand):

DP603-CB: 45.9 kg, 101 lbs 7 oz
DP603-PE: 47.0 kg, 103 lbs 22 oz
DP603-PW: 47.8 kg, 105 lbs 13 oz

SIZE AND WEIGHT (INCLUDING PIANO STAND, WITH LID OPEN)

Width 1,398 mm 55-1/16 inches

Depth 377 mm 14-13/16 inches

Height 975 mm 38-3/8 inches
* Measurements include stabilizer components attached.Weight (including Piano stand)

DP603-CB: 45.9 kg, 101 lbs 7 oz
DP603-PE: 47.0 kg, 103 lbs 22 oz
DP603-PW: 47.8 kg, 105 lbs 13 oz

Roland Official Website

Roland DP603

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