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#694680 - 04/13/04 12:25 PM Any Roland KR owners here?  
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Hi gang...

I'm the new kid on the block and this is my first post. I was wondering if anyone here owns a Roland Digital Piano (KR series). I've owned a KR-7 for a year and I love it. Curious to hear how you like (or dislike) yours.


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#694681 - 04/13/04 11:41 PM Re: Any Roland KR owners here?  
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Welcome Tim.

I have had my KR577 for about a year and a half. It has brought a great deal of enjoyment to me. I hadn't played much piano for about 25 years and it felt great to take it up again.

I don't have much to compare the KR577 with but I like the sound and the feel of the action suits me. I mostly use the grand piano sound but occassionally use some of the other features as well. I use the head phones maybe 20% of the time and put a high value on being able to play when I want without disturbing the whole house. I find the cabinet attractive and more importantly so does my wife which means we can keep it in the living room.

I havn't found anything that I don't like about the KR577. I have developed a desire to try some accoustic pianos. So far I haven't found any accoustic or digitals that I like better than my Roland. Having said that I have not tryed any what may be considered "good" accoustic pianos as the choices are rather limited here where I live.

Glad to hear that you like your KR7.


Craig

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#694682 - 04/15/04 03:52 PM Re: Any Roland KR owners here?  
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I own a KR577 as well. No regrets at all, except that it isn't a KR7! I've been selling pianos for well over a decade, and was never as excited about a digital until the KR577 came out. Bought mine the same day it was demonstrated in my store. I just wish it had the ability to put the score on disc as a BMP so that I could print my score like the KR7. What finish did you guys get? Mine's Polished Fruitwood.


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#694683 - 04/20/04 12:58 PM Re: Any Roland KR owners here?  
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Hi Craig S. and Luke's Dad...

I had a KR577 before I traded it in for a KR7. There is quite an improvement, as you know. I love mine. I special ordered it in oak...really beautiful. I actually wanted the KR15, but just could not justify the payments. These pianos are magnificent, but way too expensive! I never even realized one could print out scores from the KR7! Really??? I guess I'd better go back and read the manual! As good as the KR7 sounds, it sounds even better in headphones - especially the Grand Piano. That was a surprise to me.

I recently moved the piano from the living room to a smaller spare bedroom which I am turning into a studio. It sounds fabulous in a small room! I put my Yamaha Tyros right next to it and they are getting along just fine!


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#694684 - 04/24/04 12:20 PM Re: Any Roland KR owners here?  
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When I was shopping for my KR577 I had a choice between the oak and the polished ebony finish. The oak had a beautiful look to it but I took the polished ebony. We have oak floors and a pine ceiling with some pine walls and decided to go with something to contrast with all of the natural wood finish already in the house. My wife and I are both happy with the look.


Craig

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#694685 - 04/24/04 02:52 PM Re: Any Roland KR owners here?  
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Tim, when using the digiscore, press the options button on the bottom left of the screen. On the first page at the bottom will be a button marked EXPORT. Press that, it will then give you a copyright message, press continue and it will save the score as a BMP to floppy. Put the disc in your computer, open Word or an equivalent WP program and left click on insert, then left click on From File, then click on A Drive. Then you're all ready to go.


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#694686 - 04/27/04 11:32 AM Re: Any Roland KR owners here?  
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Luke's Dad,

VERY cool. I've had my piano for over a year and did not now it could do this! Amazing...I wonder what other features I have yet to discover. Thanks for the tip.


Tim

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