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Roland RP501R Digital Piano

"The Roland RP-501R takes all the features from the F-140R, and houses them in a more traditional and classic upright piano style cabinet. It has the same individually weighted keybed, meaning that each key gradually gets lighter from left to right, just like an acoustic piano. If you are wanting the feel, look and sound of an acoustic piano, as well as a more slimline footprint to better fit your home, the RP-501R is perfect for you. It takes up less space than most of our other traditional Upright Cabinet style Digital Pianos, making it incredibly popular with students, kids and working professionals due to the balance between compactness and elegant styling. The RP-501R shares all the technology from the even more slimine F-140R, which includes: Bluetooth MIDI, an Audio Input and the ability to play audio files from a USB Flashdrive. Both the F-140R and RP-501R have the ability to provide rhythms and backing due to the inbuilt interactive accompaniment system. It also has the renowned SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, which is the most dynamic and expressive piano engine on the market, and is easily controllable with onboard buttons and an LED screen. Connect it to the free to download Piano Partner 2 App, which unlocks more features, more rhythms and a remote control that easily operates the piano. Available in Contemporary Black, Contemporary Rosewood and White. For a piano that has upgraded features, a modelled piano engine, higher quality speakers, compatibilty with Bluetooth Audio and a grander upright cabinet, check out the HP-702.The RP-501R comes with a 3 year warranty and lifetime tech support with myself". GAK's Roland/Boss Product Specialist, James Purvis.

Product Overview by GAK

At GAK we like the Roland RP-501R Digital Piano due to it's compact and traditional design. It has one of the smallest footprints of Roland's Upright Digital Pianos, meaning it can fit in almost any home, making it incredibly popular with students, kids and working professionals.

With 316 inbuilt sounds, 128 note polyphony, 72 accompaniments (with intros, 2 verses, endings and fills) and Bluetooth connectivity, the RP-501R is jam packed with technology.

Thanks to Roland's SuperNATURAL sound engine, the piano lives and breathes just like an acoustic, allowing you to play expressively and dynamically. Partner this with the ivory feel, individually weighted piano action, with escapement, the RP-501R is enough to convince you that you're sitting at an acoustic piano.

There are 3 main acoustic pianos built into the RP-501R, which resemble the characteristics of an American, European or Japanese Grand Piano. There is also a wide variety of classical, orchestral and electronic instruments to choose from, giving you the ability to play in almost any musical genre.

You can access more rhythms, control and edit the settings of the RP-501R and display sheet music for the inbuilt songs by wirelessly connecting to the free Piano Partner 2 App. You can also use the Bluetooth technology to turn the pages of digital manuscript with the triple pedal unit that comes with the piano, whilst keeping their classic functions simultaneously (Soft, Sostenuto and Damper).

The RP-501R seemlessly integrates with your home studio setup, as it has an inbuilt USB MIDI interface, allowing you to control soft synths and alternative instruments you may have on your DAW.

Pair it with the optional RPB-220 Adjustable Piano Bench in Black to match your piano.

Also available in Available in Contemporary Black, Contemporary Rosewood and White.

For a piano that has all the same features and a modern slimline cabinet, check out the F-140R.

For a piano that has upgraded features, a modelled piano engine, higher quality speakers, compatibilty with Bluetooth Audio and a grander upright cabinet, check out the HP-702.

To make sure you have everything you need to get the most from your RP-501R, check out our bundle deals.

Roland Product Overview

A great piano can be the heart of a family home. But it's vital to choose a model that suits your lifestyle, budget, and aspirations. The new Roland RP501R is your ideal first piano—and yet it’s ready to support you as you get more serious. This digital piano offers a wealth of practice-friendly features to suit developing players, with onboard rhythm accompaniment and Bluetooth® connectivity to iPad/Android piano apps. Better still, while other entry-level pianos are quickly outgrown, the Roland RP501R satisfies discerning players with its dynamic keyboard feel and authentic, responsive sounds. Combining premium features, a competitive price, and a compact-yet-robust cabinet, the Roland RP501R is ready to join your family.

Stay Inspired with Authentic Piano Sound and Expressive Feel

With onboard technology derived from our flagship digital pianos, the Roland RP501R will keep you inspired—whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced pianist. A sound engine powered by Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology delivers the rich, expressive tone you'd expect from a premium acoustic grand piano, while a dynamic array of built-in speakers ensures the sound fills the room (even if the compact cabinet doesn't). As your style develops, the Ivory Feel PHA-4 keyboard responds to the nuances of your touch, while the Progressive Damper Action pedal lets you perform traditional techniques with all the feel of an acoustic pianist. When your piano sounds this good, you’ll want to play it all the time!

Sound Better and Learn Faster with 305 Tones, 72 Backing Styles, and Educational Features

Traditional pianos offer just one tone, which can be frustrating when you’re still finding your voice. While the RP501R captures the authentic sound of a traditional acoustic piano, it also offers over 300 additional sounds to help you get creative. Practice sessions are even more appealing when you factor in the onboard Rhythm feature, which lets you play along with your choice of 72 ensemble backing styles (pop, jazz, Latin, etc.) as the band follow your changes. Plus, Bluetooth MIDI and USB connectivity to your tablet or smartphone gives access to a world of great piano apps such as Roland’s Piano Partner 2, which displays internal songs as sheet music and gets your notation reading up to speed.

Travels Light, Avoids Costly Maintenance, and Allows Practice When It Suits You

Acoustic pianos can be heavy and costly to maintain, and if you want to play at night, you may be bothering other people close by. The Roland RP501R is the solution to all these problems. Weighing just 41 kg/90 lbs., it’s easily shifted by two adults, while a space-saving cabinet depth of just 432 mm/17 in. won’t swamp your home. The advanced digital sound engine will never need tuning either, saving you time and money. And if inspiration strikes at midnight, controllable volume and a headphones option will keep the neighbors happy as you lose yourself in the rich, immersive sound of the Headphones 3D Ambience effect.

Kick-Start Your Piano Journey with Practice-Friendly Features

It can be hard to stay engaged when you’re learning piano, but the Roland RP501R is full of additional features that make practice a pleasure. An onboard metronome improves your sense of timing before you assess your progress with the onboard recorder. Audio and MIDI playback (from USB memory) lets you jam along with your favorite songs as they play through the piano’s speakers, while Twin Piano mode avoids the grind of solitary practice, allowing you to play in the same key range side-by-side with a duet partner or teacher. If there’s a song you want to learn, download it to your tablet from Sheet Music Direct, or install the piaScore app for free access to 70,000+ classical music scores. By pressing the piano’s pedal, you can even turn the pages of the score on your tablet's screen.

  • Roland’s acclaimed digital technology in an attractive and affordable piano designed for the family home
  • SuperNATURAL Piano delivers the authentic tone of an acoustic grand piano
  • PHA-4 Standard keyboard features high-resolution touch sensing for expressive and responsive play
  • Progressive Damper Action pedal offers continuous response for half-pedaling and other traditional acoustic piano techniques
  • Headphones 3D Ambience effect provides a multi-dimensional sound experience when using headphones
  • Connect to a world of exciting apps such as Roland’s Piano Partner 2, which encourages daily piano learning and makes practicing fun
  • Extensive onboard song library including scale-learning songs, plus metronome and recording functions to boost practice and learning
  • Sophisticated onboard Rhythm feature with intelligent accompaniment (72 different rhythm styles, including 6 pianist styles)
  • - Space-saving cabinet with a choice of Contemporary Black, Contemporary Rosewood, or White finish
  • Keyboard - 88 keys (PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel)
  • Touch Sensitivity - Key Touch: 5 types, fixed touch
  • Keyboard Mode
  • - Whole
  • - Dual (volume balance adjustable)
  • - Split (split point adjustable)
  • - Twin Piano
  • Pedals
  • - Damper (Progressive Damper Action Pedal, capable of continuous detection)
  • - Soft (capable of continuous detection)
  • - Sostenuto (function assignable)
  • Piano Sound - SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
  • MIDI Format - Conforms to GM2, GS, XGlite
  • Max. Polyphony - 128 voices
  • Tones
  • - Piano: 11 tones
  • - Other: 305 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
  • Stretched Tuning
  • - 2 types (Always On)
  • - Master Tuning 415.3–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
  • Transpose - Key Transpose: -6–+5 (in semitones)
  • Effects
  • - Ambience (Off, 10 levels)
  • - Brilliance (21 levels)
  • Only for Piano Tones:
  • - Damper Resonance (Always On)
  • - String Resonance (Always On)
  • - Key Off Resonance (Always On)
  • Tempo
  • - Quarter note = 10--500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20--250)
  • - Beat 2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
  • Volume - 100 levels
  • Parts - 1 part
  • Save Song - Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
  • Songs
  • - Internal memory: Max. 10 songs
  • - External memory: Max. 99 songs
  • Note Storage - Approx. 30,000 notes
  • Control
  • - Song Select
  • - Play/Stop
  • - Rec
  • - Rewinding
  • - Fast-forwarding
  • - Top of song
  • - Part Mute
  • - Tempo
  • - All Songs Play
  • - Count-in
  • - Song Balance
  • Tempo - Quarter note = 10–500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20–250)
  • Resolution - 120 ticks per quarter note
  • Rhythms - 72 types x 2 variations
  • Controls
  • - Rhythm Select
  • - Start/Stop
  • - Sync Start
  • - Intro/Ending
  • - Fill In
  • - Variation
  • - Leading Bass
  • - Auto Fill
  • - Rhythm Part
  • Playback - File Format: Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
  • Control
  • - Song Select
  • - Play/Stop
  • - Rewinding
  • - Fast-forwarding
  • - Top of song
  • - All Songs
  • - Play
  • - Song Balance
  • - Center Cancel
  • Save Song - Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
  • Songs - Max. 10 songs
  • Internal Songs
  • - Piano Masterpieces: 69 songs
  • - Easy Piano: 8 songs
  • - Czerny: 100 songs
  • - Hanon: 20 songs
  • - Scale: 36 songs
  • External Memory
  • USB Flash Memory
  • Playable Software
  • - Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
  • - Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
  • Save Song - Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
  • Songs - Max. 99 songs
  • - MIDI, Turning music sheet
  • - Bluetooth Ver 4.0
  • Display - 7 segments x 3 LED
  • Keyboard Lid - Slide type
  • Other Functions
  • - Panel Lock
  • - Auto Off
  • Connectors
  • - DC In jack
  • - Input jack: Stereo miniature phone type
  • - Output jack: Stereo miniature phone type
  • - USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B
  • - USB MEMORY port: USB Type A
  • - Phones jacks x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
  • Rated Power Output - 12 W x 2
  • Volume Level (SPL) - 103 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.)
  • Speakers - 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) x 2
  • Headphones - Effects: Headphones 3D Ambience
  • Controls
  • - Volume (with the speaker volume and the headphones volume automatically select function, with the volume limit function)
  • Power Supply - AC adaptor
  • Power Consumption
  • - 9 W (3–22 W)
  • - 9 W: Average power consumption while piano is played with volume at center position
  • - 3 W: Power consumption immediately after power-up; nothing being played
  • - 22 W: Rated power consumption
  • Accessories
  • - Owner’s manual
  • - Assembly manual
  • - AC Adaptor
  • - Power Cord (for AC Adaptor)
  • - Headphone hook
  • - Music rest
  • Options (sold separately)
  • - Headphones
  • - USB Flash Memory (*1)
  • *1 Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
  • Width - 1,378 mm, 54-1/4 inches
  • Depth - 423 mm, 16-11/16 inches
  • Height - 992 mm, 39-1/16 inches
  • Weight - 40.8 kg, 90 lbs
  • * Actual weight can vary slightly from that indicated due to the fact that wooden parts are involved.
  • Width - 1,378 mm, 54-1/4 inches
  • Depth - 423 mm, 16-11/16 inches
  • Height - 834 mm, 32-7/8 inches
  • Weight - 40.8 kg, 90 lbs
  • * Actual weight can vary slightly from that indicated due to the fact that wooden parts are involved.



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