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SOUND GENERATORPiano SoundPiano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano ModelingMax. PolyphonyPiano: Limitless (solo playing using "Concert Piano, Ballad Piano, Mellow Piano, and Bright Piano" tones) Other: 384TonesPiano: 15 tones E.Piano: 16 tones Strings: 11 tones Organ: 15 tones Pad: 15 tones Other: 278 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set) KEYBOARD Keyboard PHA-50 Keyboard: Wood and Plastic Hybrid Structure, with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel (88 keys)Touch SensitivityKey Touch: 100 types, fixed touch Hammer ResponseKeyboard ModesWhole Dual Split (split point adjustable)SPEAKER SYSTEMSpeakersSpeakers: 8 x 12 cm (3-3/16 x 4-3/4 inches) x 2 (with speaker box) Dome Tweeters: 2.5 cm (1 inches) x 2HEADPHONESHeadphonescapable of Headphones 3D AmbienceTUNING, VOICINGMaster Tuning415.3â€“466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)Temperament10 types (Equal, Just Major, Just Minor, Pythagorean, Kirnberger I, Kirnberger II, Kirnberger III, Meantone, Werckmeister, Arabic), selectable temperament keyEffectsAmbience Equalizer (3-band digital equalizer) Only for organ tones: Rotary Speaker Effect Only for E.Piano tones: Modulation SpeedPiano Designer (Only for "Concert Piano, Ballad Piano, Mellow Piano, and Bright Piano" tones)Lid Key Off Noise Hammer Noise Duplex Scale Full Scale String Resonance Damper Resonance Key Off Resonance Cabinet Resonance Soundboard Type Damper Noise Single Note Tuning Single Note Volume Single Note CharacterRated Power Output25 W x 2 5 W x 2Volume Level (SPL)107 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland's technical standard.)BLUETOOTHBluetoothAudio: Bluetooth Ver. 3.0 (Supports SCMS-T content protection) MIDI, Turning music sheet: Bluetooth Ver. 4.0MICEffectsCompressor Doubling EchoControlsMic Gain knob Mic Volume sliderDATA PLAYBACKPlayable SoftwareStandard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1) Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, MP3, 44.1kHz, 64kbpsâ€“320kbps, require USB Flash Memory)Internal SongsTotal 10 songsRECORDERRecordable SoftwareStandard MIDI Files (Format 0, Approx. 70,000 notes memory) Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, require USB Flash Memory)CONVENIENT FUNCTIONSConvenient Functions Metronome (adjustable Tempo/Beat/Down beat/Pattern/Volume/Tone) Transpose (Keyboard/Song: in semitones) Registration (30 registrations, capable of pedal shift) Registration Set Tone Demo Auto Off OTHER Display Graphic LCD 132 x 32 dots Controls Volume slider Equalizer sliders (Low/Mid/High) Part sliders (Lower/Upper) Song Vol. slider Speaker switch Connectors DC In jack Pedal (Damper/R, Sostenuto/C *1, Soft/L *1) jacks: TRS 1/4-inch phone type Input jacks: Stereo miniature phone type Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type Mic Input jack: 1/4-inch phone type MIDI (Out/In) connectors USB Computer port: USB B type USB Memory port: USB A type Phones jack x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type *1: Assignable Power Supply AC adaptor Power Consumption 12 W Accessories Owner's Manual Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY" AC adaptor Power cord Music rest Damper pedal (DP-10; capable of continuous detection) Option (sold separately) Dedicated stand: KSC-90 Dedicated pedal board: KPD-90 Keyboard stand: KS-G8B, KS-18Z, KS-12 Pedal unit: RPU-3 Damper pedal: DP series Pedal switch: DP-2 (*2) Expression pedal: EV-5 USB Flash Memory
*2 Cannot use for Damper/R. SIZE (DETACHED MUSIC REST) Width 1,340 mm 52-13/16 inches Depth 390 mm 15-3/8 inches Height 136 mm 5-3/8 inches SIZE (FP-90 WITH KSC-90 AND MUSIC REST) Width 1,340 mm 52-13/16 inches Depth 418 mm 16-1/2 inches Height 932 mm 36-3/4 inches WEIGHT (FP-90 WITH MUSIC REST) Weight 23.6 kg 52 lbs. 1 oz. WEIGHT (FP-90 WITH KSC-90, KPD-90, AND MUSIC REST) Weight 37.8 kg 83 lbs. 6 oz.[color:#3333FF][/color]
I'm just going with the marketing nomenclature. I think Jay mentioned that the lx17 and lx7 are fully modeled with no samples, and they are the only ones that say limitless polyphony (which makes sense). But now the fp90 and new gp also have limitless piano polyphony. But they are limitless at stacking samples (but only for piano tones)? That doesn't sound quite right (but what do I know).
Jack says the attacks of the FP90 are sampled - I thought Roland had moved to full modelling for SN now. I'm confused.
Yeah, I got confused there for a minute too. Then I looked up the website again and it is quite clear that they are using the new, fully modeled sound engine, because there is unlimited polyphony. And then if you go to bettermusic in Australia, they have a video and also explain that its the new PHA-50 action and the new, fully modeled supernatural.
Whoever from Roland supported Jack did a crap job. He explains the previous generation sound engine (samples + modeling) for minutes and calls it new. They need to record that one more time...
I assume that someone in Roland marketing now wishes very much they could fully model piano review people, too :-)
I'm just going with the marketing nomenclature. I think Jay mentioned that the lx17 and lx7 are fully modeled with no samples, and they are the only ones that say limitless polyphony (which makes sense).
So are the HP 603 and 605. Those pianos are identical to the lx models in action and sound engine, the price differential is for more/better speakers and amps and prettier cabinets.
And in all of these the limitless polyphony only applies to the SN piano sounds, the extras are 384.
The fp 90 appears to be identical to those pianos just in a portable form.