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Look what just arrived in my inbox!
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Just spoke to my dealer who didn't know anything about these, despite the fact that we are just by the main Roland place in Swansea, and the rep had been in a couple of weeks ago. We will find out more.


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Prices quoted at £2111 for the 705, £2903 for the 706 and £3519 for the 708 - a lot more for the polished versions.


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They feature a kind of PHA-50 action with a longer pivot. And judging from the current LX series, the sound of these new DPs should be exceptionally good. It is a pity that Roland has not to followed the artist's impression (check the section "Greater focus, fewer distractions" on Roland's LX700 page) and decided to put the controls on the fallboard. These new models would look amazing if all those knobs were out of sight.

I found a couple of stores in Europe accepting pre-orders for the LX708 (polished) at 4900 EUR, but it is not yet available on the major stores.

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Looks interesting, especially the new keyboard with longer pivot points on the upper models. They have probably upgraded the modeling engine too although on some of the demos I still hear that typical clank sound.


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Those look nice (and I mean both features and look).

One thing I noticed on the website:
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The LX700 series includes two completely different piano models; a classic European grand [...], and an American grand [...].

And right above this description there are two pictures as backgrounds for the sound samples: One from Hamburg and one from New York. Hmmm, guess what piano association they are trying to imply here?! ...

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Chatting to my dealer and he played me a 20 year model back on the phone and we agreed that if they could reproduce that sound with all the advantages of the dynamic range and action of the LX7/17 models, that would really be a winner. Yes - they now have more that one sound to play with. Knobs can easily be covered by sliding the lid forward. Better than at the side.


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Originally Posted by Colin Miles
Knobs can easily be covered by sliding the lid forward. Better than at the side.

I don't see any evidence of this on the website. Is there a second lid to slide forward, in addition to the fallboard that lifts up in the traditional fashion (as seen in the vids)?

Oh, and they have a new marketing name for their piano engine:

"PureAcoustic Piano Modeling"

(Probably a good thing, as that will remove the ambiguity with the not-fully-modelled older "super natural" engines.)

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- The Power On feature using the lid is pretty cool.
- So is the rotating volume knob.
- Good looking overall design, nice, simple, elegant. But I agree, I wish we could hide the electronics/buttons.
- The new, longer “Hybrid Grand Keyboard” action sounds exciting.
- PureAcoustic what!
- It comes with a headphone hanger under the keyboard! Nice.
- USB port is in the front? Is that good or bad?
- The extra-wide music rest is much appreciated.
- And it can double as a sound system for streaming music.

Honestly I’m feeling a G.A.S. attack coming on.


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I may be wrong but I think lid operates in the same way as on the LX7/17 range. Looked like it in one of the photos. Can't imagine it will be any different.


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New Hybrid Grand Keyboard action with a longer key and pivot point

PureAcoustic Piano Modelling - How that differs from supernatural modelling is anyone's guess but definitely no samples

More sophisticated ambience controls aka PureAcoustic Ambience

https://www.roland.com/uk/products/lx700_series/

Still delighted wiyth my LX17 but will definintely give the 708 a whirl.

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Originally Posted by CyberGene
Looks interesting, especially the new keyboard with longer pivot points on the upper models. They have probably upgraded the modeling engine too although on some of the demos I still hear that typical clank sound.


Yeah, has SuperNatural Piano modelling become PureAcoustic Piano Modeling.
Why can't they be like Pianoteq and give their modelling simple version numbers so we can keep track of the evolution progression,, sigh.

The question is, will this represent an astounding SuperEvolutionary GiantLeap step-forward (TM) that will give my SuperDextrous-ClarityFocused piano technique the ExpressoDynamic Feel it requires and also, will it provide my SurroundSound ears with the the spatial-surround-AmazoAcoustic HarmonoEnvelopment they deserve?

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- interesting that the LX705 uses the PHA-50 while the LX706/708 uses the “Hybrid Grand Keyboard”.


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Pivot point is indeed the new front in the key action war.

Looks like Roland is following Kawai and Yamaha with longer pivots as well as staggered pivot distances for white and black keys.

It's a good time to be in the market for a digital piano.


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In the past people used to buy pretty good upright pianos at the price of a LX17 and those uprights would last for a lifetime. Now with digital pianos it's about only a few years and you have to replace it. Of course, you can keep it for much longer but I would personally feel bad about not having the longer pivot keys, the better modeling, sound system, ambiance simulation. And that makes me wonder if that slow progress is in any way intentional or it's just the way digital piano technology is evolving - excruciatingly slow.


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Originally Posted by Colin Miles
I may be wrong but I think lid operates in the same way as on the LX7/17 range. Looked like it in one of the photos. Can't imagine it will be any different.

I'm genuinely interested in how this works. First of all, the LX17 and the LX700s have a "traditional" fallboard compared to the sliding lid of the LX7 (at least that's how it looks in the pictures), so the two will certainly have to function differently.
So how does this work with the LX17/LX700s fallboard? Is there an additional lid to cover the buttons? Or do you pull the open fallboard forwards a bit (the whole fallboard or only the base? i.e. is it then more slanted)? Any LX17 owners here who know this?

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In a practical sense, USB on front along with headphone hanger are nice. After all, these consoles are based on an upright footprint. As such, it is likely many users will place the rear near or up against a wall. This is how my 508 is set up. Hanger nestled underneath keybed front left near the headphone output and mini audio input jacks, USB ports front right. I can plugNplay both without getting up off bench .....but do not forget to de-install hanger before transport. I did and now have 2 screws firmly holding a hangerless hanger base in place😩

For me this new release confirms that totally modeled V1 may have been positioned as generic GPs & APs based on no particular makes but V2 has transitioned further away from that notion.


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Originally Posted by CyberGene
In the past people used to buy pretty good upright pianos at the price of a LX17 and those uprights would last for a lifetime. Now with digital pianos it's about only a few years and you have to replace it. Of course, you can keep it for much longer but I would personally feel bad about not having the longer pivot keys, the better modeling, sound system, ambiance simulation. And that makes me wonder if that slow progress is in any way intentional or it's just the way digital piano technology is evolving - excruciatingly slow.


Agreed, this is just excruciatingly annoying. For VST they can come up whenever they want, at least the price is ok. But for the digital actions, they can't keep changing it every 6 months. This is incredibly crazy, in this case profit is slowing progress. Real progress means having the chance to use VST in a digital piano without a laptop, having the chance to play with an action as good as a grand piano knowing that is going to stay the same for ever, having a chance to buy piano kits and replace faulty components by yourself, or having the chance to buy a laptop custom made only for VST.

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Originally Posted by CyberGene
...Now with digital pianos it's about only a few years and you have to replace it. Of course, you can keep it for much longer but I would personally feel bad about not having the ........


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Originally Posted by JoBert
Originally Posted by Colin Miles
I may be wrong but I think lid operates in the same way as on the LX7/17 range. Looked like it in one of the photos. Can't imagine it will be any different.

I'm genuinely interested in how this works. First of all, the LX17 and the LX700s have a "traditional" fallboard compared to the sliding lid of the LX7 (at least that's how it looks in the pictures), so the two will certainly have to function differently.
So how does this work with the LX17/LX700s fallboard? Is there an additional lid to cover the buttons? Or do you pull the open fallboard forwards a bit (the whole fallboard or only the base? i.e. is it then more slanted)? Any LX17 owners here who know this?


The LX7 has a sliding lid, similar to the CA97/98 models. If the lid is fully pushed back the controls are exposed. But if the lid is kept on an intermediate position it will indeed conceal the control panel.

The LX17 does not use a sliding lid but a hinged lid. But, AFAIK, there is no way to conceal the control panel. Can any LX17 owner confirm this?

Now, there a couple of animations here
https://www.roland.com/global/products/lx700_series/ showing the lid on the 708 being opened. It uses a hinged lid similar to the LX17. If it is possible to hide the panel then Roland managed to fit some kind of cover below the hinge and above the protruding knobs. Anyway, none of available images or videos shows a concealed panel on the 708, not even on the "fewer distractions" section... the exception is the artist's drawing of the 708 that seems to have the panel hidden. Maybe the 705 and 706 use a sliding lid that can cover the panel. Hopefully, the same feature is somehow available on the 708 as well...

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Interesting, now I'm glad I didn't buy LX-7 yet, gonna save up and take 706 I think. Looks awesome, although it's again PHA-50 only longer, which probably means it will have the same problems as PHA-50.

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Originally Posted by Nordomus
Interesting, now I'm glad I didn't buy LX-7 yet, gonna save up and take 706 I think. Looks awesome, although it's again PHA-50 only longer, which probably means it will have the same problems as PHA-50.


I found the PHA-50 to be quite nice but I only played it for a very short time on a show room. It is noisy, but, apart from that. what problems have you found? With the longer pivot and if Roland provides proper noise damping and insulation on these new models, this action might become a serious option for a top-end DP....

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Spec for the LX708 says

Key cover: Fallboard type, with Keyboard Lid Switch

The same as the LX7 or the LX17?


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Originally Posted by Colin Miles
Spec for the LX708 says

Key cover: Fallboard type, with Keyboard Lid Switch

The same as the LX7 or the LX17?


Fallboard type means with hinged key cover, based on the videos/images of the 708. Therefore, similar to the LX17. Therefore, no control panel cover. Right?

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Originally Posted by arc7urus
[quote=Nordomus]I found the PHA-50 to be quite nice but I only played it for a very short time on a show room. It is noisy, but, apart from that. what problems have you found? With the longer pivot and if Roland provides proper noise damping and insulation on these new models, this action might become a serious option for a top-end DP....

If you are interested we covered this subject recently again here: http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthre...-rattle-on-roland-hp605.html#Post2761895

PHA-50 is great action overall but it has some stupid flaws in design smile

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Hmm pha50 never struck me as being unacceptably short. Hopefully they haven't sacrificed action feel for stats in the way it could be posited that yamaha did with the grandtouch. (I know it has a few fans but many do not seem to be all that keen on it from what I've read). The new action looks particularly lengthy from the picture.

The LX705 seems to be a slight adjustment of the range, with the successor to the HP605 (?) now being considered an LX 'luxury' piano.

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I just hope the key repetition is faster, as Roland has the worst actions for this technique, it simply cant keep up with a fast repetition, I mean I used to own a RD800, hp307 and 507 and all of them would drop repeated notes here and there, very annoying, meaning pieces like la campanella were too frustrating to attempt. I tried a lx17 in a cambridge piano shop and I am pretty sure it still could not cope with fast repetition, I own a yamaha cp4 and have owned other yamaha models, even their basic GH keyboard has very fast repetition capabilities.

I wonder if Casio are due a new range now too, to their hybrid range.

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I just hope the key repetition is faster, as Roland has the worst actions for this technique, it simply cant keep up with a fast repetition, I mean I used to own a RD800, hp307 and 507 and all of them would drop repeated notes here and there, very annoying, meaning pieces like la campanella were too frustrating to attempt. I tried a lx17 in a cambridge piano shop and I am pretty sure it still could not cope with fast repetition, I own a yamaha cp4 and have owned other yamaha models, even their basic GH keyboard has very fast repetition capabilities.

I wonder if Casio are due a new range now too, to their hybrid range.


The old Rolands you mention couldn't cope with fast repetition, but the LX7/17 are certainly more than capable. Will be interesting to see what difference the extra pivot length makes, if any.


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Guys I've read specs in more details and it seems LX-706 is LX-7 replacement and it also has slide keyboard cover so the function keys and display can be covered by it.

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Originally Posted by pold

Agreed, this is just excruciatingly annoying. For VST they can come up whenever they want, at least the price is ok. But for the digital actions, they can't keep changing it every 6 months. This is incredibly crazy, in this case profit is slowing progress. Real progress means having the chance to use VST in a digital piano without a laptop, having the chance to play with an action as good as a grand piano knowing that is going to stay the same for ever, having a chance to buy piano kits and replace faulty components by yourself, or having the chance to buy a laptop custom made only for VST.


I think this requires a change in perspective/approach. A DP is like a smartphone, PC or car. They get better every year. And they're nowhere near matching a real acoustic grand in terms of tone and presence (touch can mostly be achieved with hybrids, but not with compact actions).

I don't think the answer is to slow the rate of development for the sake of the people who previously purchased. IMO it's more along the lines of understanding what you what and realizing that it's just as good as when you made the decision to buy it. Eventually,you can upgrade, but most people don't get a new PC or car every year, and lots of people are transitioning their smartphone buying habits to upgrade less frequently as well.


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