Red Dog Music | Oct 9, 2018 | 0
Roland introduce LX700 Piano Series
Meet the Roland LX700 Series
Roland, the world’s digital piano innovators and pioneers haven’t stopped moving forward since developing the first touch-sensitive electronic piano back in the ’70s. Today, Roland have announced their next leap ahead with a new line of digital pianos, the LX700 Series.
Roland’s new LX700 pianos are designed to recreate the experience of playing a traditional grand piano in a great live venue. The pianos in the LX700 series feature new innovations in sound generation, keyboard action, ambience modelling, build, and design.
The series features three models: the LX708, which is the flagship, the mid-range piano is the LX706, and entry-level LX705.
Instead of sampling their sound, Roland has developed a new modelling technology called ‘PureAcoustic Modeling‘, which is able to emulate the way that acoustic pianos produce sound, including the hammers striking the strings and the sound resonating through the piano’s body. With this technology, you’re offered a choice of completely realistic and tonally distinct grand piano models: one for ‘European tastes’ and the other with an ‘American feel’, which gives you two customisable pianos in one. Roland’s PureAcoustic Ambience technology then recreates the sound space around the piano by convincingly emulating the acoustic properties of world-class concert halls, studios, and even cathedrals, which also works when using headphones!
The LX708 and LX706 models feature a new Hybrid Grand keyboard, which has longer key actions than those on typical digital pianos, so the player doesn’t need to press harder the further up the key they play. The LX708’s keyboard even reproduces the vibration from the cabinet resonance when playing a grand piano. The LX708 also comes equipped with a newly designed Responsive Damper Action, which promises the most authentic pedal expressions you can get.
Apart from the differences in keyboards and pedals, the above technology is standard across the range. Features like Bluetooth audio, Twin Piano mode, a metronome, and the option to use headphones for private practice are also standard, along with a unique C-shape aperture on the piano’s front that enables natural sound projection.
Each model offers a different combination of cabinet designs, keyboards, pedals, and Acoustic Projection speaker systems, and we’ll have all of these on offer here at Red Dog Music. The flagship LX708 has a tall cabinet and a lid that opens for sound projection, as well as a powerful eight-speaker sound system. The midrange LX706 offers a shorter cabinet, closed-lid design, and six-speaker system, matching its pro-level performance with a budget-conscious price. The entry-level LX705 has the most compact cabinet, a four-speaker system, and Roland’s expressive PHA-50 keyboard. Depending on the model, finishes include polished ebony, polished white, charcoal, dark rosewood, and light oak.