Roland LX-706 PureAcoustic Piano
Roland’s LX700 series recreates the experience of playing a beautiful grand piano at a world-class venue. These pianos deliver superior performance for the discerning player, with innovations in sound generation, keyboard action, ambience modeling, and design.
Roland’s Piano Every Day is a unique smartphone app that encourages regular playing. Once installed, LX700 owners can browse and purchase from Sheet Music Direct’s online library of over 70,000 music scores, before trying the “Timeline” program to track and display progress when learning a new piece, complete with exercises if required. Piano Every Day is available for free from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).
Unlike typical digital pianos, which create their sound by sampling, the LX700’s PureAcoustic Modeling technology emulates the way that acoustic pianos produce sound, including the hammers striking the strings and the sound resonating through the piano’s body. This approach enables a choice of completely realistic, but tonally distinct, grand piano models—one for European tastes and the other with an American feel—offering the LX700 player two supremely playable-yet-customizable pianos in one. Roland’s PureAcoustic Ambience technology then recreates the sound space around the piano by convincingly emulating the acoustic properties of world-class concert halls, studios, and even cathedrals, which is especially impressive when using headphones.
The LX706’s Hybrid Grand Keyboard has a longer key action compared to most digital pianos. Because the key action is longer, the pivot point of each key is set further back, so you don’t need to press harder the further up the key you play. The white keys combine sleek wooden sides with a durable inner frame for maintenance-free reliability. And when playing, you’ll feel the ideal balance of pressure, momentum and return movement, along with smooth vertical travel, while the addition of pedals that enable a variety of advanced techniques makes this an authentic and thrilling piano experience.
LX706 is powerful and flexible enough for any musical scenario, with a three-way, six-speaker layout. Each of the three pairs of speakers are optimised to deliver superior sound reproduction across the piano’s dynamic range – even down to the noise as the hammers strike the strings, or the resonance of the cabinet as the sound reverberates through the piano’s body. Whether playing or streaming, you’ll hear your music with crystal-clear clarity.
Also included are convenient features like Bluetooth audio and MIDI, Twin Piano mode, metronome and the option to use headphones to play in private, and Roland’s exclusive 10 year in-home warranty.