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roland kf10? #2492483
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Re: roland kf10? [Re: xmatk] #2492487
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Very nice promo video!

Yes, I first read about the 'Kiyola' in this month's Japan Music Trades magazine, so I believe it's a new model.

I rather like it, although this may be because I've lived in Japan for quite a while. Specifications are pretty good: PHA-50 action, modelled sound, Bluetooth.

More info here:
http://www.roland.com/products/kiyola_kf-10/

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Re: roland kf10? [Re: xmatk] #2492501
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I rather like the look of that too. Doesn't really go with my decor, but I would consider such a purchase. It's good that DP's break away from traditional aesthetic designs, where they don't have the constraints imposed by acoustics. Of course 'the market' decides on the success or otherwise, and I wonder how it plays and sounds?

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Well someone fascinated by the craft of making acoustical instruments might find it a little odd to see all this woodwork just for the stand...

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Re: roland kf10? [Re: xmatk] #2492510
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This piano looks great, hats off to Roland for the design. Interesting also is the 4 speaker system. I'm guessing this will sound bigger and better than the F140R. This could be a big seller. I'm intrigued also about the price. Does anyone know how much this will be selling for?

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Re: roland kf10? [Re: xmatk] #2492530
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I really like the look of that.

Im wondering about the midi implementation. The spec mentions midi under Bluetooth but not under the 'Connectors' part. Would it be midi via the USB connector I wonder?

Re: roland kf10? [Re: xmatk] #2492533
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In one of the pictures they showed there is USB MIDI as well as USB slot for a thumb drive.

I really like it! I especially like the top, how the entire thing becomes the music desk. Finally a DP with sufficient room for all my music sheets! smile


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Re: roland kf10? [Re: xmatk] #2492576
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That is a very nice looking piano!


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Re: roland kf10? [Re: xmatk] #2492603
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I like it a lot. A bit Scandinavian looking. Which is okay by me!


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Re: roland kf10? [Re: xmatk] #2492617
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Does this thing have a screen? Or do you have to access everything with an iPhone/iPad?

Btw - I'm guessing VERY expensive!

Re: roland kf10? [Re: xmatk] #2492619
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... funny how Roland positions this model above LX-7 and just below LX-17 on their website.

http://www.roland.com/categories/pianos/premium_upright_pianos/

That's a hint on its pricing, I suppose. A refreshing look, yes, but it's a stripped down model nonetheless. Someone will pay the premium for a few pieces of oak boards - just to look different - that's for sure.



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Re: roland kf10? [Re: xmatk] #2492661
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Well spotted WarrenY, that's a shame as the LX 7 is going for £2500! If this piano was £1500 I would be tempted, however at the LX prices I guess I'll have to just look at the pictures, oh and play it for 5 minutes in the store...or maybe 10.

Re: roland kf10? [Re: xmatk] #2492699
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Pricing typically varies from one region to the next, however one of Japan's major musical instrument retailers has the KF-10 listed at 320,000 JPY. For comparison, the Ebony Polish LX-7 is listed at 309,000 JPY. Both prices excluding tax.

http://www.ikebe-gakki.com/ec/pro/disp/1/434111
http://www.ikebe-gakki.com/ec/pro/disp/1/413925

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Re: roland kf10? [Re: xmatk] #2492731
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Wow, spendy. I wasn't entirely enamored with the sound on the demos (hammer noise was too loud I think), but there's some ability to reconfigure these things.

Still, it's quite nice looking and I can imagine it would fit perfectly in a Japanese home, or a more minimalist decor.


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Yes it is!

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Priced appr. €500 above the LX-7 here in Europe: http://www.leocaerts.be/roland-kf-10-kiyola

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ouch! pretty steep. It is a beautiful looking board though.


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Re: roland kf10? [Re: xmatk] #2493218
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Has anyone managed to try the kf 10 yet?

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Is the KIYOLA KF-10 sold in the US?

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Originally Posted by MaxisAdog
Is the KIYOLA KF-10 sold in the US?


I don't believe so.

My understanding was that it had something to do with US restrictions on importing finished wood products. We have no such restrictions in Canada. But I don't believe that US Customs will allow this instrument to enter the country.

Jay


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