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Roland Announces The HP207E [Musikmesse 2008]

United States
Digital Piano in Polished Ebony

UK, March 12th, 2008 — Experience the true sound and touch of a grand piano with Roland’s flagship HP207e, housed in an exquisite polished-ebony cabinet. The gorgeous polished-ebony finish exudes class, complementing the peerless sound and touch. The excellence of its finish rivals leading European acoustic pianos in both beauty and quality, adding elegance to any setting.

The HP207e features a world-class 88-key concert grand piano sound, with individual multi-samples for every key. It is touch responsive to the subtlest pressure and nuance — from the deepest, most powerful bass to the most delicate high notes.

For the most authentic keyboard feel, the HP207e features Roland’s acclaimed PHA II (Progressive Hammer Action II) keyboard with Escapement and Ivory Feel keys, yielding a heavier touch in the lower range and lighter touch in the upper. It also provides lighter resistance for pianissimo passages and stronger resistance for fortissimo.

The HP207e also contains tools to help the pianist improve, such as a built-in metronome, a digital recorder, and a Twin-Piano mode that’s perfect for side-by-side lessons with a teacher. Songs and audio files (WAV format) can be easily imported from CD and the Centre Cancel feature can be used to minimise the pre-recorded vocals, as well as Pitch Change to transpose the key. Standard MIDI Files and WAV files can be imported via USB memory stick and the HP207e is even equipped with an audio input, allowing the pianist to play along with any MP3 player.

The Piano Designer feature allows customisation of the piano sound to suit the player’s personal taste. Fine adjustments, with visual confirmation from graphic LCD display, deliver extensive control over piano resonance or different lid positioning. Favourite settings can be saved for instant recall.

Finally, the HP207e employs a unique audio system that allows diffused Omni directional sound emission, which is quite unlike traditional direct-emitting loudspeakers. The player and the listener perceive the sound just as they would from a real acoustic grand piano, without a precise localisation of the sound source.

  • Availability: March
  • RRP: £3,199

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