Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
106 registered (36251, Almaviva, AlexRod, 30 invisible), 1448 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2299924 - 07/08/14 04:35 PM About to buy, which one between Roland RD-90 / F-130R ?
kris duff Offline
Junior Member

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



Click Here

#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
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/08/13
Posts: 1085
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Salut Christian,

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

My posts represent no official statement from my employer in any way, shape, or form.
I'm here to help past, present, and future Roland Customers with the best advice I can possibly give.

Yes....the new Roland HP and LX Pianos are STILL in fact 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
Junior Member

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
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 916
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.
Kawai CA95 / Steinberg UR22 / Sony MDR-7506 / Pianoteq Stage / Galaxy Vintage D
In the loft: Roland FP3 / Tannoy Reveal Active / K&M 18810

(ad 800)
Yamaha CP Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP Stage Pianos Simply the Best
#2300213 - 07/09/14 11:13 AM Re: About to buy, which one between Roland RD-90 / F-130R ? [Re: kris duff]
peterws Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 5720
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 . . . . .
"I am not a man. I am a free number"



Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Some New Piano World STATS

Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

Piano Classified Ads
Piano Lamps
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com, beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Does this seem too good to be true?
by Piano90X
Today at 06:00 PM
RIP Grandpianoman
by Mark Fontana
Today at 05:24 PM
My new YT video - 3 Louis Jordan tunes
by indigo_dave
Today at 04:33 PM
Need advice on a small stage organ
by shaouy
Today at 03:19 PM
Yamaha YUS5
by ventolin
Today at 03:16 PM
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,359 Registered Members
44 Forums
175,968 Topics
2,565,792 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |

copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission