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Roland Introduces LX Series Digital Pianos

Roland has introduced the LX-9, LX-6, and LX-5, three new models in the company’s long-running LX series of premium digital pianos.

Each model features a classic upright look, authentic grand sound and playability, a streamlined design, and a range of powerful digital features. Roland’s Piano Reality Modelling approach — first introduced with the GP grand piano series — recreates the complex tone-generation process of an acoustic piano at every level.

Each LX model features an 88-note hammer action keyboard with escapement and hybrid wood/moulded key construction. The LX-9 and LX-6 offer the same extended key length as an acoustic grand, allowing for the natural hand position and precise articulation that advanced players require during demanding technical passages. The flagship LX-9 also integrates haptic technology into the keyboard, which replicates the subtle physical vibrations felt when playing an acoustic grand piano.

The keyboard and pedals on the LX series have been designed to work in harmony with the sound engine to deliver an immersive playing experience. Pioneering keyboard sensing advancements and intelligent algorithms accelerate the sensing speed as needed, giving the player access to an unlimited range of tonal colours. Precision-crafted damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals support all traditional techniques, and damper noise and other realistic acoustic elements are replicated by the pedal/modelling sound engine connection.

Each LX model includes a custom multi-channel sound system designed for its unique cabinet. Speakers are carefully positioned to accurately reproduce the rich sound projection characteristics of an acoustic piano, including string and cabinet resonances, subtle hammer noise, and more. Roland’s Piano Reality Ambience lets the user instantly place the piano sound in a variety of virtual environments, from intimate studio spaces to immersive concert halls.

Users can access deeper settings, play along with streamed music, find digital scores, and more when paired with the Roland Piano App and other music apps via Bluetooth. There’s also a Twin Piano mode for same-range duets, an onboard recorder to evaluate progress, and a metronome to hone timing skills. Meanwhile, using the Piano AR tool on the Roland website, a buyer can scan a room with their smartphone and see a visual 3D representation of how the different Roland piano models will appear in their environment.

The new models in the Roland LX series are now available in the US with prices ranging from $3,799.99 to $7,199.99.