Roland LX705 Digital Piano, Polished Ebony
Here’s What Roland Say:
"The Roland LX-705 builds on the features from the Roland HP-704. Our engineers have ensured that the LX-705 offers an amazing playing experience, from sound, look, feel and built in technology.
The LX-705 introduces PureAcoustic Sound Modelling, featuring two distinct Piano Models, American and European, each with two variations and endless editing capabilities. The Speaker System embodies all the resonant characteristics of an acoustic piano, creating a immersive exerience for anyone that plays it.
The Cabinet of the Roland LX-705 is taller than the HP Models and more closely resembles an acoustic upright. It is a beautiful statement in your home, the sound/feel of which, is something to make you think twice about buying an acoustic piano.
The action features hybrid wooden keys, graduation, escapement, ebony/ivory feel and stablising pins to prevent sideways movement, just like the LX-706. The LX-706 features an extended key length and the pivot-point sits further back on the key, making more like the action of a high-end acoustic grand piano.
Owners of the Roland LX-705 can benefit from Bluetooth connectivity, enabling you to stream audio to the speakers and interact with numerous Apps via MIDI, wirelessly.
Overview By GAK
Playing an acoustic piano is an immersive experience that most pianists would say is a two-way communication between player and instrument. The LX-705 is a Digital Piano that gives you the same feeling because the piano lives and breathes like the acoustic equivalent. Roland’s unique advanced features, such as PureAcoustic Modelling, PureAcoustic Ambience and Acoustic Projection deliver on that promise.
Pure Acoustic modelling is Roland’s most advanced modelling engine ever. This is Roland’s 4th generation of piano modelling, a technology invented to consign to history the limitations and static nature of sample-only sound. Roland’s engineers realise that samples could only ever playback a captured sound, much like a photograph can only convey a scene captured at the time of shooting. It can never evolve beyond the captured image. Acoustic pianos evolve the sound as various elements of the pianos cabinet and frame influence the sound. Complex engineering has lead Roland to recreate the way the piano sound evolves, including all the idiosyncrasies that make the experience of playing an acoustic piano special and unique.
In order to hear the detail of the PureAcoustic Modelling, Roland have installed a Four-speaker Acoustic Projection System. Two individual pairs of speakers have been specifically assigned to project dedicated elements of the piano sound, creating a sound-field that perfectly replicates the drama of sitting at an acoustic piano. As many pianists are looking for a silent solution to the loudness of an acoustic piano, the LX-705 can be used with two pairs of headphones. The premium three-dimensional Headphone Preamp allows the player to experience the same piano-like field of sound the speakers create. The secondary headphone output allows you to duet, play along to a tutor or teach your students in silence.
The PHA-50 hybrid wood action features stabilising pins for no lateral movement, individually weighted wooden keys, ebony and ivory feel as well as key escapement for the most authentic acoustic piano feel.
The LX-705 is the perfect centrepiece for your home. The sophisticated and traditional looking cabinet has the elegance and beauty of an acoustic upright. Some of the speakers are housed within an ingenious C-Shaped Speaker Enclosure, allowing the sound to emanate in a similar way to a Grand Piano.
Bluetooth Technology enables you to stream your favourite music wirelessly to the piano, meaning you can play along or simply enjoy listening. You can utilise the Bluetooth technology to interact with the free Piano Everyday App (and other third apps). The Piano Everyday App is a dedicated app for the Roland Digital Piano Range, allowing you to control the settings of the piano with the larger screen and touch interface on your Smart Device. You can view the sheet music of either the internal songs (Over 300) or from the integrated Sheet Music Direct library. You can also add rhythmic/melodic accompaniment styles, use Pianist Matching to suggest the next song for you to learn specifically based on your playing style and use the Flash Card game to refine your relative pitch and reading skills. You can even use the Piano Everyday App to keep an interactive diary that will automatically alert you to practise, records your previous sessions so you never lose any moments of inspired improvisation again, and encourages you to learn a song every week.
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Overview By Roland
LX705 - Superior piano tone with four-speaker system in the LX700 series’ most affordable model
It needn’t cost the earth to enjoy the thrilling performance of an acoustic grand piano at home. Introducing the Roland LX705. While the most demanding pianists investigate the flagship LX708 and mid-priced LX706 models, budget-conscious musicians will be impressed by the LX705, which retains many of the same standout features in a highly competitive package. Inside the LX700 series’ most compact cabinet, you’ll find a choice of authentic piano tones and onboard ambience effects, plus tutorial features, Bluetooth connectivity and the responsive PHA-50 keyboard that lets your fingers fly. And with a four-speaker system bringing your music into the world, the entry-level to the LX700 series still punches well above its weight.
Stylish cabinet design with a compact footprint
Boasting the most compact cabinet in the range, this model fits snugly into your living room or apartment, complementing your décor with its clean lines and natural finish. Traditional and timeless – but with a twist – the LX705 is an instrument that makes a stylish statement without dominating your room. Available in polished ebony, dark rosewood, charcoal and light oak.
Punchy sound from powerful four-speaker system
While it has fewer speakers than the LX708 and LX706, the LX705’s Acoustic Projection System still offers ample power and punch for most musical scenarios, thanks to a two-way, four-speaker layout where each section has a specific role in delivering superior tone. The four speakers are split into two pairs, with each pair optimised to deliver superior sound reproduction across the piano’s dynamic range. Whether you’re playing or streaming music, you’ll hear every note in immersive, crystal-clear sound.
Express yourself fully with PHA-50 keyboard & Progressive Damper Action pedals
When it comes to the wish-list for your new piano, feel should be a priority. From building basic skills to expressing yourself in a demanding piece, the LX705 always keeps you inspired with its PHA-50 keyboard. Whether you’re hammering or tickling the keys, you’re in control of a responsive keyboard that reacts to your touch and technique. Plus, in the longer-term, you’ll appreciate construction that combines artisan tradition and cutting-edge technology, with sleek wooden sides giving each white key a familiar feel, while the durable inner frame ensures maintenance-free reliability. Pull up a stool at the LX705, meanwhile, and you’ll find Progressive Damper Action pedals with a response to rival the best acoustic pianos out there.
Cutting-edge technology across the range
Each model in the LX700 series offers a different combination of cabinet design, keyboard, pedals and the number of onboard speakers. But regardless of which LX700 model you choose, many of the headline features are standard across the range. For example, Roland’s PureAcoustic Piano Modeling and PureAcoustic Ambience technology is available on all three instruments, along with the European and American piano models and the additional sounds including electric pianos, organs and orchestral. You also get convenient features like Bluetooth audio, Twin Piano mode, metronome and the option to use headphones to play in private, along with the unique C-shape aperture on the front panel that enables natural sound projection.
LX708 | LX706 | LX705
Immerse yourself in the ultimate piano-playing experience
Playing an expressive piano at a great-sounding venue feels incredible. The purity of the piano tone. The responsiveness of the keyboard. And the ambience of the room that further enhances the sound. But instead of just imagining how it would feel, why not find out for yourself? Roland’s new LX700 piano series recreates this immersive playing experience with superior sound and peerless expression, housed within refined, elegant cabinet designs that invite you to perform. But while the sound and action are worthy of a high-end traditional instrument, Roland’s digital expertise lets you go much further. Maybe you’ll discover the unique atmosphere of a world-class concert hall or studio (even when using headphones). You could explore the distinctive tonal qualities of European or American-style grand pianos, relayed through our powerful Acoustic Projection multi-speaker systems. Or you may be inspired to play more often with Roland’s unique Piano Every Day app. Play a piano in the LX700 series and you’ll quickly find there’s a lot to love; getting started is easy - stopping is much harder.
Winner of Prestigious Design Awards
With its attractive and innovative design, Roland’s LX700 series has been internationally recognized by the largest and most respected design competitions in the world. The overall lineup received both the 2019 iF Design Award and Red Dot Product Design Award 2019, while the flagship LX708 model was honored with a Good Design Award 2018.
A piano that communicates at the highest level
If you’ve got high expectations of piano tone, the LX700 series is designed to satisfy. Even at the most basic level – the way the sound is created – the LX range stands apart. There’s the choice of two world-class pianos in one, each with a remarkable tonal character that you won’t find anywhere else, and a powerful speaker system that’ll give you goosebumps. If you prefer the finer things when it comes to playing music, every model in the LX700 series is a sound investment.
Great performances start with great sound
Tone is a priority for any serious pianist. The rich sound of a grand piano is created by a multitude of physical interactions; keys are pressed, hammers strike, strings resonate, and sound emanates. These and many other elements all contribute to the final sound that reaches the player. Roland’s entirely new PureAcoustic Piano Modeling uses advanced technology to reproduce the interactions within each of these stages, resulting in a beautifully rich sound that, until now, could only come from a grand piano.
The power to create – at your fingertips
Roland’s PureAcoustic Piano Modeling technology digitally recreates the way acoustic pianos create sound; the key is pressed, the hammer strikes the string, the string resonates within the cabinet – before many other elements shape the final sound. These elements interact to produce complex tonal characters, while the resonance alters in response to the number of notes being played, their register, and how the damper pedal is being pressed. In the hands of the right player, an unlimited level of expression can be achieved, and the LX-700 series puts all of this, and more, right at your fingertips.
Why modelling is better than sampling
Most digital pianos use ‘sampling’ technology, which records the individual notes from an acoustic piano and combines them to deliver the final sound. This approach results in a limited range of expression, similar to when animation is composed by still images. Roland takes a different approach, producing the sound using advanced digital modelling technology that recreates the process of piano-tone-generation in real-time. It’s so accurate that your expression and touch is captured as you perform, and reflected onto the tone, resulting in a beautifully rich sound that compels you to play.
The best of both worlds – in one instrument
Even experienced pianists need fresh inspiration. The LX700 series includes two completely different piano models; a classic European grand with a rich, deep tonal character, and an American grand that emphasizes clarity and brightness. This approach goes far beyond the typical sound variations found on conventional digital pianos. Think of it as owning two world-class pianos, representing two distinct-but-complementary sides of the piano’s tonal spectrum. You can even customize the sound so it’s exactly how you like it.
Sensational sound that surrounds you
Each LX700 model includes an Acoustic Projection System, reproducing the rich, room-filling sound of a grand piano in a great venue – without needing the floorspace. The flagship LX708 houses a four-way, eight-speaker system, driven by a powerful amplifier, with each speaker fulfilling a specific role in delivering superior piano tone. The powerful cabinet speakers produce the all-enveloping main sound, while the top-mounted spatial speakers reproduce the resonance of the piano’s frame, projecting through the front C-shape wide aperture. Finally, the nearfield speakers and tweeters project the sounds you’re most likely to notice, including dramatic, dynamic overtones and even the noise of the hammers hitting the strings through the keyboard section. The sound can be made even clearer by opening the top lid.
LX708 | 4-way / 8-speaker
Eight-speaker Acoustic Projection System, comprising four independent pairs of speakers, each pair optimized to recreate specific elements of a piano’s sound (for example, cabinet and body resonance, or the sound of the hammers striking the strings).
LX706 | 3-way/6-speaker
Six-speaker Acoustic Projection System, comprising three independent pairs of speakers, each pair optimized to recreate specific elements of a piano’s sound (for example, cabinet and body resonance, or the sound of the hammers striking the strings).
LX705 | 2-way/4-speaker
Four -speaker Acoustic Projection System, comprising two independent pairs of speakers, each pair optimized to recreate specific elements of a piano’s sound (for example, cabinet and body resonance, or the sound of the hammers striking the strings).
LX708 | Opening top lid
Opening the top lid provides a natural but noticeable variation in tone, just like opening the lid on an acoustic grand piano.
C-shape with wide aperture
The front C-shape wide aperture projects the resonance of the piano frame from the top-mounted special speakers.
Touch that brings your music to life
You’ll spend a lot of time touching the keys and pedals of your piano. And if you’re an experienced player, you should feel confident that your technique won’t be compromised. The keyboard and pedals on the LX700 series respond faithfully to your playing, with a level of expression limited only by your imagination.
Heavy or light, fast or slow - however you play, these keyboards and pedals have the accuracy and expression to support you.
Tone meets control
The way you strike the keys – from the pressure to the speed and velocity – is critical to capturing the feel of a piece, from pianissimo to fortissimo. Your piano’s keyboard must respond faithfully to all the elements of your touch, and the Hybrid Grand Keyboard on the LX708 and LX706 is our solution. Each keyboard supports the most advanced technique, so even highly accomplished pianists won’t need to adapt their playing or compromise their expression.
A keyboard that keeps up
Each keyboard in the LX700 range feels natural and expressive to play, thanks to a number of innovations. The white keys combine beautiful wooden sides with a durable inner frame, ensuring years of reliable service without ongoing maintenance. The pivot point on the black keys is 2cm further back than on the white keys, so they’re easier to press which avoids fatigue when you’ve been performing for a while. And both the black and white keys are longer than you’d normally find on a digital piano, with the extra length reducing the weight difference between the key’s edge and its end. Plus, all the keys include a stabilizing pin to ensure smooth and precise vertical travel, avoiding the sideways key movement and noise of playing glissandos on some pianos. The result is a series of keyboards with the optimum balance of resistance, momentum and return movement, capable of anything – and everything – you ask of them.
The authentic feel of a grand piano keyboard
An acoustic grand’s keyboard transmits the subtle vibrations from the piano’s body, and the player feels these through each key, adding to the physical pleasure of playing. The LX708 reproduces – and lets you adjust – the physical vibrations that resonate through the keyboard, even when using headphones. It’s especially noticeable on the lower keys where piano body reverberation naturally occurs, further complementing the authentic grand piano experience.
The keys replicate the look and feel of real ebony and ivory, and their textured, moisture-absorbing properties mean your fingers won’t slide off.
Channeling the power of the pedal
Advanced techniques aren’t limited to the keyboard. Roland’s Responsive Damper mechanism on the LX708 accurately recreates the detailed damper pedal response of a grand piano. This lets you channel the sympathetic resonance of the piano strings for a dramatic and lustrous sound. Lighter at first, the pedal’s resistance increases as you press, before becoming lighter again upon release. Meanwhile, when a piece requires a lighter touch, use a more accurate ‘half-pedalling’ response, with the damper pedal depth allowing subtle control of tone decay.
Experience a grand piano sound, and the space around it
The sound produced by a piano is only half the story; the acoustic characteristics of the performance venue also contribute to the final sound. The LX700 series includes newly developed PureAcoustic Ambience technology, recreating not just the piano’s sound but the space all around it. The result is so realistic, you’ll forget that you’re listening through the piano’s speakers or the headphones.
Play in a concert hall, while sat at home
Pull up the stool, close your eyes and imagine playing a concert grand piano in a renowned concert hall. Transformed by the acoustic properties of the hall, the sound becomes even more dramatic and powerful. To recreate this experience at home, the LX700 series not only reproduces the rich, powerful sound of a grand piano, but also the space in which it’s played. Discover how it sounds to play in larger spaces, including concert halls, cathedrals and studios, adding an extra dimension to an already wonderful instrument.
The Studio setting emulates the acoustic ambience of a top recording studio. It’s ideal for daily practice, or for playing jazz standards.
The Lounge setting recreates the acoustic ambience of a small venue with an audience capacity of around 80. It’s perfect for practising your set before you perform on a club tour.
The Concert Hall setting emulates the acoustic ambience of a larger 2000-capacity concert hall. It’s a great choice for playing classical repertoire.
The Wooden Hall setting recreates the acoustic ambience of a medium-sized 500-capacity hall with wooden walls. It’s ideal when you need a warm sound with immersive ambience.
The Stone Hall setting emulates the acoustic ambience of a medium-sized 600-capacity hall with stone walls. Choose this setting for solid atmospherics that let your playing shine.
This setting recreates the acoustic ambience of a huge cathedral, giving you the depth and ambience to inspire your most epic piano playing.
Practice in peace without disturbing others
A key advantage of a digital piano is using headphones, to avoid disturbing others. But the LX700 series takes it a step further, using Headphone Acoustic Projection technology to optimize the sound sent to the headphones. As you play, you’re enveloped in rich, warm sound that seems to emanate from the piano itself. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of the PureAcoustic Ambience feature on the headphones, too – just close your eyes and you could be playing a midnight concerto in a concert hall, from the comfort of your own home.
Find the perfect combination of piano and performance venue
Because it can recreate the acoustic ambience of a venue, each LX700 model lets you explore several inspiring combinations of piano and location. The ‘My Stage’ function offers a choice of tone collections, each perfectly matching the piano to the venue for an incredibly immersive experience. For example, ‘Piano Recital’ lets you hear what it sounds like to play a European grand in a large concert hall, while Jazz Club lets you try an American grand in a smaller lounge with completely different acoustics.
The piano that invites you to play it
If you’re moved by superior sound, you may also appreciate form and function. As you approach each piano in the LX700 series you’ll notice a classic, elegant cabinet that makes any room just look better. Come closer and the lustrous premium finish introduces a touch of understated luxury. The curves and edges are subtly sensual. The control layout is precise and logical. And a variety of small-but-thoughtful touches will keep you coming back for more, day after day.
Beautifully simple. Simply beautiful.
When a piano sounds this good, it should look good too. From the tall, impressive cabinet flanked by one-piece side panels on the LX708, to the elegant front legs and sophisticated curves, every piano in the LX700 series draws you in and compels you to start playing. Across all three models, the finish has been carefully selected and meticulously manufactured, so you can choose a piano that truly looks at home in your living room.
Designed for sound
Roland’s design philosophy goes beyond appearances. The unique C-shape aperture on the front panel enables natural sound projection, while the top lid can be opened to further enhance the piano’s tonal character.
Greater focus, fewer distractions
Each LX700 model puts the controls directly in your line of sight, so you can glance down, find what you need and focus on your performance. The thoughtful touches continue with buttons that become backlit when activated, an extra-wide music rest for the thickest music scores, and a rotary volume knob instead of the usual buttons. You don’t even need to press the power button – just open the lid and start playing.
The LX700 series design philosophy
The LX700 concept was to create a range of instruments that are beautiful and inviting to play. The overall aesthetic is one of elegance and purity, while the general design is loyal to classic piano styling – but if you take a closer look, there are subtle twists. We invested time to create a striking and timeless exterior, while also offering a unique and recognizable silhouette – all achieved with well-balanced lines and a pure form with subtle rounding. The result is an instrument that has a strong presence in the room, without shouting.
More than just a piano
Roland’s digital advantages can endlessly enhance your playing. Slip on headphones to practice in peace or perform late at night. Wirelessly connect your smartphone to the piano’s powerful speakers, then play along with your favourite music. Try an inspiring choice of non-traditional sounds, including electric pianos, organs, harpsichord and strings, plus a library of onboard songs, from modern pop to classical repertoires with full orchestra backing – perfect for a change of pace. There’s even a selection of onboard extras – from onboard metronome to recorder – to make learning easier. You won’t pay for regular maintenance either, as LX700 models never need tuning. For the discerning pianist, a piano should always be a piano. But when you choose an LX700, it can be something more too.
Transforms into an impressive _Bluetooth_® speaker system
Sometimes you want to make music. Sometimes you just want to sit back and enjoy it. Either way, the high-quality speaker systems found in the LX700 series will fill your home or venue with rich, exceptional sound. When you’re entertaining friends, Bluetooth audio functionality allows the piano to replace your hi-fi, wirelessly connecting to your tablet or smartphone and playing your favourite songs and playlists through the speakers.
Connect to your smart device and make piano practice fun
Piano practice is a pleasure, not a chore, when you use the LX700 series’ integrated Bluetooth MIDI functionality. You can wirelessly connect to educational apps like Roland’s Piano Every Day, accessing digital sheet music, song libraries, and more. And when you’re just relaxing, the Piano Every Day app lets you control the piano’s internal song library from the comfort of your sofa.
The piano you’ll want to play every day
If you’re serious about mastering the piano, the LX700 series offers a range of digital extras that put you in control of your learning. Convenient onboard features for daily practice include metronome and recording function – plus songs that cover a variety of genres, helping you with everything from listening and ensemble work to entertainment and basic skill-building. Another key advantage is compatibility with smartphone apps – you’ll be amazed how fast your skills improve with Roland’s Piano Every Day app.
Piano Every Day app
Playing piano makes you feel good – and Piano Every Day is a unique smartphone app that encourages you to play more often. Create your own library of scores or purchase the latest music from Sheet Music Direct. Try the ‘1-week master’ option to track and display your progress as you learn a new piece, complete with exercises if required. If you love playing piano, learn something new and play more often with Piano Every Day.
Onboard educational features improve your piano playing
The LX700 series provides an alternative to conventional book-learning with an array of educational features. Playing alongside the onboard songs prepares you for joining a band or orchestra, while Twin Piano mode lets a learner and teacher play side-by-side in the same key range. The built-in metronome develops accurate timing, while the onboard recorder lets you capture what you’ve just played, then listen back to evaluate your progress. Meanwhile, the unique Do Re Mi Lesson found in the onboard songs lets you learn music basics, by singing solfege along with the songs or practising score-reading.
Find the best LX piano for you
The three models in the LX700 series ensure that every player can find the best match for their musical taste, style and budget. While each model includes the latest piano sound technology, the LX708, LX706 and LX705 each have specific combinations of speaker configurations, cabinet variations and keyboards.
- Express yourself with Hybrid Grand Keyboard and Responsive Damper Action Pedals*
- Authentic acoustic tone from Roland’s PureAcoustic Piano Modelling technology
- Choice of two world-class piano models – European grand and American grand
- Capture the atmosphere of the world’s greatest stages and studios
- My Stage’ allows you to select the best combination of piano sound and ambience to emulate specific playing venues
- Acoustic Projection System, with multiple speakers that work together to recreate the deep, rich sound field of an acoustic piano
- Headphones Acoustic Projection for immersive and realistic playing experience when practicing on headphones
- Includes a large and versatile collection of non-piano sounds such as electric piano, strings, organ, and many others
- Simple and modern luxury cabinet design featuring elegant front legs and sophisticated curves, invites you to play everyday
- Connect your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth® and practice piano with audio from apps routed through the piano’s speaker system
- Compatible with Piano Every Day app which encourages you to play the piano more often
- 2-way/4-speaker (LX705) Four -speaker Acoustic Projection System, comprising two independent pairs of speakers, each pair optimized to recreate specific elements of a piano’s sound (for example, cabinet and body resonance, or the sound of the hammers striking the strings).