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#1644731 - 03/20/11 02:10 PM Re: To Roland FP-7F owners [Re: Rimmer]  
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#1645086 - 03/21/11 06:56 AM Re: To Roland FP-7F owners [Re: theJourney]  
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The fact that the owner's manual for the RD700NX warns you that the board will sometimes have its processor overloaded and will not be able to keep up is a pretty good indication that Roland has not put enough processor in to do the work the board is promising. When problems actually crop up, there should be no surprise. Buyer beware.


You make it sound like it's more acceptable for these ridiculous issues to occur, just because they 'warn' us! eek

#1645240 - 03/21/11 12:23 PM Re: To Roland FP-7F owners [Re: RolandRD2000]  
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Originally Posted by theJourney
The fact that the owner's manual for the RD700NX warns you that the board will sometimes have its processor overloaded and will not be able to keep up is a pretty good indication that Roland has not put enough processor in to do the work the board is promising. When problems actually crop up, there should be no surprise. Buyer beware.


You make it sound like it's more acceptable for these ridiculous issues to occur, just because they 'warn' us! eek


Not at all. If I were planning on using the RD700NX in a way which it is advertised to be able to handle but the user manual warns that it probably won't be able to handle, I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. The problem is that their advertising seems to be in conflict with their caveats in the user manual. Not good.

#1645491 - 03/21/11 08:20 PM Re: To Roland FP-7F owners [Re: Dave Ferris]  
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Originally Posted by Dave Ferris
I haven't spent extended time on either but my initial impressions were the Roland had the superior sound while the Kawai had the better action.


I wish I could find an fp7f. The only thing I have to go off is comparing it to the hp307. I just don't get it, it's like piano places seem to think that keyboards are a bane.

And when you walk into a place that says keyboard world, well dang it they should have keyboards lol.

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#1645636 - 03/22/11 03:07 AM Re: To Roland FP-7F owners [Re: dewar]  
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Originally Posted by Dave Ferris
I haven't spent extended time on either but my initial impressions were the Roland had the superior sound while the Kawai had the better action.


I wish I could find an fp7f. The only thing I have to go off is comparing it to the hp307. I just don't get it, it's like piano places seem to think that keyboards are a bane.

And when you walk into a place that says keyboard world, well dang it they should have keyboards lol.


I bought the FP-7f blind on the basis that I was reliably informed that it would be an HP307 in a portable (albeit heavy) black plastic box. They were right. The keys are whiter on the FP but through headphones they are as close as dammit. Even the menu is almost identical. The speakers in the HP307 sound more advanced and therefore it sounds and it feels more like sitting at an acoustic piano but other than that, they are almost identical.

Regards. Rimmer

#1645663 - 03/22/11 05:02 AM Re: To Roland FP-7F owners [Re: VivatRudolphus]  
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I agree, having owned both, HP307 and FP-7F are essentially the same piano but in different boxes.

Steve

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