Previous LX15e review: Roland is well known around the world for high quality professional music products and has a top of the line LX15e upright digital grand piano in polished ebony and polished white. The LX15e ($7299US retail store price) replaces the previous LX15 and although they look the same on the outside, they are definitely not the same on the inside. Until now Roland has had an impressive array of home digital pianos that were competitive with other brands. But they, like all other major digital piano brands I have played in the past, fell short in the piano's ability to really play and sound like a high quality acoustic piano. The previous digital piano models got close but ultimately it was not close enough in my opinion to satisfy a more advanced and demanding piano player, and you would have needed to pay a lot more money to get to that level of authenticity in a digital piano. However, in my opinion the new Roland LX15e has changed all of that with its ability to come much closer to the grand piano playing experience in an upright digital piano using brand new technology. In the US this model is not available on the internet and only available at local Roland authorized piano stores. It would be my best guess that store discounts on this model will be somewhere between 10%-20% off based on my previous experiences with these pianos, but it just depends on the store you go to, product availability, and overall consumer demand. Based on my evaluation of this model, I believe demand will be high and so discounts will likely be minimal. It's the supply/demand scenario that generates the type of discounts you get: if the demand is big and supply from the Roland factory is low, that situation will raise the price instead of lowering it, so it just depends on how that all goes.
along with an additional key scanning processor dedicated to processing key velocity information. This new 4-part electronics system (PHAIV) is in all of the new DP, HP, & LX models and makes a huge difference in my opinion in overall touch sensitivity, expressiveness, dynamic range, and piano tone subtitles and is especially noticeable if you are a more advanced player. If you are a more skilled player I believe you will notice the difference between the expressiveness of the LX15e as compared with previous Roland pianos as well as with other brands.
|Roland sound selection iPad app|
General MIDI and Playing Piano. Roland has a number of other ways its pianos can record music and playback songs for music education & learning that are quite useful and can be important when trying to learn music whether you are a beginner or professional. But this comes as no surprise because for years Roland has built professional recording & music learning devices for musicians, teachers, and students who use them in their home or studio for more effective practice sessions. If you want to know more about this you are welcome to contact me.
The best way I can sum up and identify the major changes from the previous LX15 model to this new one are as follows:
1. New PHA-4 Concert Keyboard with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel features Roland’s latest high-resolution touch-detection technology
2. Fortissimo (dynamically very loud) playing styles are fully expressed with the new Dynamic Harmonic feature, which provides both a unique tonal character and powerful sound
3. New Individual Note Voicing to customize the sound to your taste by adjusting the pitch (tuning), volume, and character of each note independently including Stretched Tuning: -50.0 – +50.0 cent, Note Volume: -50 – 0, Note Character: -5 – +5
4. Headphones 3D Ambience effect sound experience while using headphones for private practice
5. Display music scores and selected LX15e tones & songs with Piano Partner app for iPad
6. Independent volume control for headphones & volume limit function
7. Better connectivity with mini stereo input and output jacks as opposed to just standard 1/4 jacks
|LX15e key cover & top lid closed|
|Roland HP508 polished ebony|
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*Check out these videos below demonstrating various things about the new Roland pianos
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