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Roland LX-705 or older LX-7
#2871571 07/22/19 05:19 PM
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Hello, I was almost certain that I am going to buy the Roland LX-705 next month, because it is currently on sale for 1990€. However i was browsing the online shop of the showroom in my city and found out that they are offering last piece of the older LX-7 model for 1870€. I was already certain, that I am going for the LX705 which I really liked when I played it, but with the LX-7 I am not certain anymore. I know the LX-7 is older brother of the LX706, but I will not be available to go to the showroom in the next few days to test the LX-7. I don't want to miss a good deal therefore I am asking for opinions. Do you think the LX-7 (better speaker system, older modeling technology) is worth the buy comparing to the newer but a tier lower LX705. Thank you for your opinions.

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This really depends on your ears. Does the 705's new modeling sound better even though the speakers are worse? Does the LX-7 sound better even with older tech? seems simple, IMO. Not everyone needs speakers that good

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There are very limited choices of Roland DPs in the showroom, so I didn't had the oportunity to try out the super natural piano modeling engine. Also mostly I will be on headphones, since I live in apartment building, so the speaker do not matter that much I guess. I will have to go to the showroom to try it out myself.


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I have an LX7 and occasionally play the 705 in a local store. When the new LX700 range came out I was very interested in the possibility of 'upgrading' to something like the 706 with the apparently better key action and possibly better sounds. Since then whenever I have played a 708 (once) and the 705 I have always come back reasonably happy with the sound of the LX7 - maybe I am just used to it.

The LX7 is an excellent practice piano but I almost always play with headphones as the LX7 speakers do not sound good. This is almost certainly due to the poor acoustics in my bedroom where I play. The action of both is the same so the only differences are the sounds and the speakers - and the 705 has brass music holders. I had to have them made from an old piano for my LX7.

If I were in your situation knowing what I do now and because I play with headphones I would go for the 705 but I agree with Kougeru - it really depends on your ears - and your instincts!


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You should also listen to this review.
Roland LX700 Series Digital Pianos | Better Music - YouTube


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Actually I agree with Colin that bigger Roland pianos tend to need more space so that the sound has enough space to envelop the room. I own the LX708 and even though my current living room is a medium sized chamber, I can feel a difference when I open my balcony door and keep the doors open, it just sounds better.

I can't wait to move this Year and move the piano to a room doubled in size, I'm sure it will sound better. For this reason, if you live in apartment and you might have a similar room, LX705 should suffice and you may enjoy it better than a piano with bigger speaker, but no space to unleash them smile I think it's always better if they are so close in price to get the latest model, since that one will get updates, and you also have the benefit of using apps if Roland releases even more. Maybe you can buy online and return it if you don't like it ?


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Thank you for your opinions. I saw already almost all the reviews available on youtube in english for the LX700 series and I have tried the 705 myself and really liked it, I have compared it to yamaha clp645 and liked the LX better. However the shop didn't had at that time the older models with the super natural modeling.

I also considered the HP704 model, but again didn't had the possibility to try it out, since there is none available in my location, The muziker shop in my city has only selection of Yamaha, Roland and Kurzweil pianos. They also have a Kawai KDP110, but no higher end model. I am interested in pianos in the range of 2000 Euros, so I have narrowed my options down to LX705 or now the older LX-7. Guess I will have to try it out myself as I mentioned previously.

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Originally Posted by pengi
Thank you for your opinions. I saw already almost all the reviews available on youtube in english for the LX700 series and I have tried the 705 myself and really liked it, I have compared it to yamaha clp645 and liked the LX better. However the shop didn't had at that time the older models with the super natural modeling.
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For what it is worth I spent 3/4 hr yesterday playing a 645 and I thought that in some respects the sounds were better than my LX7. I think the early part of the better music review about the differences in the sounds between new and older models is very much correct.


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