Roland RP501R Digital Piano Black

Retail Price: $1,999.99
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Roland RP501R Digital Piano Black

Compact and Affordable Family Piano with Practice-friendly Features On Board
A great piano can be the heart of a family home. But it’s vital to choose a model that suits your lifestyle, budget, and aspirations. The new Roland RP501R is your ideal first piano—and yet it’s ready to support you as you get more serious. This digital piano offers a wealth of practice-friendly features to suit developing players, with onboard rhythm accompaniment and Bluetooth® connectivity to iPad/Android piano apps. Better still, while other entry-level pianos are quickly outgrown, the Roland RP501R satisfies discerning players with its dynamic keyboard feel and authentic, responsive sounds. Combining premium features, a competitive price, and a compact-yet-robust cabinet, the Roland RP501R is ready to join your family.

Stay Inspired with Authentic Piano Sound and Expressive Feel
With onboard technology derived from our flagship digital pianos, the Roland RP501R will keep you inspired—whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced pianist. A sound engine powered by Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology delivers the rich, expressive tone you’d expect from a premium acoustic grand piano, while a dynamic array of built-in speakers ensures the sound fills the room (even if the compact cabinet doesn’t). As your style develops, the Ivory Feel PHA-4 keyboard responds to the nuances of your touch, while the Progressive Damper Action pedal lets you perform traditional techniques with all the feel of an acoustic pianist. When your piano sounds this good, you’ll want to play it all the time!

Sound Better and Learn Faster with 305 Tones, 72 Backing Styles, and Educational Features
Traditional pianos offer just one tone, which can be frustrating when you’re still finding your voice. While the RP501R captures the authentic sound of a traditional acoustic piano, it also offers over 300 additional sounds to help you get creative. Practice sessions are even more appealing when you factor in the onboard Rhythm feature, which lets you play along with your choice of 72 ensemble backing styles (pop, jazz, Latin, etc.) as the band follow your changes. Plus, Bluetooth MIDI and USB connectivity to your tablet or smartphone gives access to a world of great piano apps such as Roland’s Piano Partner 2, which displays internal songs as sheet music and gets your notation reading up to speed.

Travels Light, Avoids Costly Maintenance, and Allows Practice When It Suits You
Acoustic pianos can be heavy and costly to maintain, and if you want to play at night, you may be bothering other people close by. The Roland RP501R is the solution to all these problems. Weighing just 41 kg/90 lbs., it’s easily shifted by two adults, while a space-saving cabinet depth of just 432 mm/17 in. won’t swamp your home. The advanced digital sound engine will never need tuning either, saving you time and money. And if inspiration strikes at midnight, controllable volume and a headphones option will keep the neighbors happy as you lose yourself in the rich, immersive sound of the Headphones 3D Ambience effect.

Kick-Start Your Piano Journey with Practice-Friendly Features
It can be hard to stay engaged when you’re learning piano, but the Roland RP501R is full of additional features that make practice a pleasure. An onboard metronome improves your sense of timing before you assess your progress with the onboard recorder. Audio and MIDI playback (from USB memory) lets you jam along with your favorite songs as they play through the piano’s speakers, while Twin Piano mode avoids the grind of solitary practice, allowing you to play in the same key range side-by-side with a duet partner or teacher. If there’s a song you want to learn, download it to your tablet from Sheet Music Direct, or install the piaScore app for free access to 70,000+ classical music scores. By pressing the piano’s pedal, you can even turn the pages of the score on your tablet’s screen.

Roland RP501R Digital Piano Black 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)
    Twin Piano
  • Pedals: Damper (Progressive Damper Action Pedal, 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: 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
  • Volume: 100 levels
SMF Recorder
  • Parts: 1 part
  • Save Song: Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
  • Songs: Internal memory: Max. 10 songs
    External memory: Max. 99 songs
  • 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
    Leading Bass
    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
  • Internal Songs: Piano Masterpieces: 69 songs
    Easy Piano: 8 songs
    Czerny: 100 songs
    Hanon: 20 songs
    Scale: 36 songs
External Storage
  • External Memory: 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)
  • Songs: Max. 99 songs
Bluetooth
  • MIDI, Turning music sheet: Bluetooth Ver 4.0
Other
  • Display: 7 segments x 3 LED
  • Keyboard Lid: Slide 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 Supply: AC adaptor
  • 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
    Assembly manual
    Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
    AC Adaptor
    Power Cord (for AC Adaptor)
    Headphone hook
    Music rest
  • Options (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 Music Rest)
  • Width: 1,378 mm
    54-1/4 inches
  • Depth: 423 mm
    16-11/16 inches
  • Height: 992 mm
    39-1/16 inches
  • Weight: 40.8 kg
    90 lbs
    * Actual weight can vary slightly from that indicated due to the fact that wooden parts are involved.
Size and Weight (including piano stand, Without Music Rest)
  • Width: 1,378 mm
    54-1/4 inches
  • Depth: 423 mm
    16-11/16 inches
  • Height: 834 mm
    32-7/8 inches
  • Weight: 40.8 kg
    90 lbs
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