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#2299924 - 07/08/14 04:35 PM About to buy, which one between Roland RD-90 / F-130R ?
kris duff Offline
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Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 2
Hello all,

I am glad to have been authorized to the forum.

This week I will buy my new Roland electronic piano. My budget is ~1500$CDN.

At first I was looking for Yamaha P-255 or Roland F-130R. I chose F-130R, better sound, better feeling,more advanced options / features same price.

Then, the salesperson showed me RD-90 and RP-301R ... The RP-301R seems to be older (not even on the roland website in their current products) so I removed this one from my list.

The RP-90 is in rebate, they reduced the price of 400$. This reduction brings the price of the RP-90 near the price of the F-130R. The fact the F-130R is brand new and the DP-90 is 2 year old. The difference between F-130R and DP-90 is not a big one. The only difference seems to be in the keyboard PHA-IV and other minor improvement.

I have seen on this forum that there was few things needed to be improved on the DP-90 (which are corrected in DP-90e) (but did not find any information on this regard)... Does the DP-90 would be a good purchase or should chose the F-130R ?

I played with a casio ctk-611 ( casio CTK-611 ) for the last 5 years ... So anyone of the electronic piano will be a great improvement. I learned on acoustic piano, so I would appreciate to find an equivalence in sound and on the keyboard.

Thank you


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#2299930 - 07/08/14 04:55 PM Re: About to buy, which one between Roland RD-90 / F-130R ? [Re: kris duff]
Jay Roland Offline
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Registered: 12/08/13
Posts: 697
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Salut Christian,

I just sent you a reply back to your inquiry you sent to Roland Canada today.

Alberta/BC North Factory Sales Rep for Roland Canada.

Yes....the New Roland HP/LX Pianos ARE in fact completely modelled.

#2300044 - 07/08/14 10:59 PM Re: About to buy, which one between Roland RD-90 / F-130R ? [Re: kris duff]
kris duff Offline
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Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 2
Thank you :-)

#2300171 - 07/09/14 09:22 AM Re: About to buy, which one between Roland RD-90 / F-130R ? [Re: kris duff]
lolatu Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 865
Loc: UK
I haven't tried the F-130R, but on paper the DP90 is higher spec in the useful ways (better key action, more buttons, bigger display, bigger speakers, higher quality finish, etc) so you should go for that if they're similar price. The difference between the F120 and the DP90 was certainly very significant.
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#2300213 - 07/09/14 11:13 AM Re: About to buy, which one between Roland RD-90 / F-130R ? [Re: kris duff]
peterws Offline
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Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 4696
Loc: Northern England.
The DP 90 is a quality instrument which is beautiful to look at. It`ll surely do everything the 130 would do only better . . .the keyboard is particularly good. Nearly went for one meself . . . . .
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