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#2308707 - Yesterday at 08:00 PM Opinions on Roland F130R
Laerai Online   content
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Registered: 07/25/14
Posts: 2
Has anyone tried one of these yet? I can't find a single one to try out in any local store. I'm thinking about buying one, but even YouTube videos are sparse because of how new this DP is.

I would really, really appreciate if anyone has any first hand comments on how realistic the action is, the quality of the sound, etc. in comparison to competing brands like the Yamaha P255 or even to the old F120.


Do you guys think it's the best you can get at 1300 overall?

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#2308965 - Today at 02:26 PM Re: Opinions on Roland F130R [Re: Laerai]
Jay Roland Offline
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Registered: 12/08/13
Posts: 197
Loc: Vancouver, BC.
Hi Laerai.

As you can see from my signature, I'm a Roland guy.

A few things to know about the F130R.

The Action is new. It's called PHA-4 Standard. It replaces the previous Ivory Feel G action. Definitely a more positive feeling action that has a nice initial throw and bottoms more positively than the previous version. It also includes the separated keybed scanning processor that was first introduced in the V-Piano. So the response is very good as well.

The speaker system is much improved on the previous model, the F-120, and this piano also allows you to connect a USB stick with WAV and SMF format files for song playback AND recording in both formats. You can also use the Wireless Adapter to connect to an iOS device and use some of our free apps with the piano.

Anecdotally, the Canadian retailers who have received their shipments of F-130R have told me that it is head and shoulders above its predecessor, and they really like it a lot.

Jay
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I'm sure that Jay (along with every other product manager in recorded history) is quite accustomed to hearing different customers assert "X" and "not-X" with equal conviction. - slowtraveler

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#2308979 - 36 minutes 18 seconds ago Re: Opinions on Roland F130R [Re: Laerai]
Laerai Online   content
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Registered: 07/25/14
Posts: 2
Thanks for the response.

Looks like there's no getting around the fact that new technology is hard to find in stores. I thought that Ivory Feel G was pretty solid though, so if this is better then I might as well give it a shot.

I'm going to order it after I post this, so thanks for the information Jay.

Now to figure out how to close this thread...

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#2308984 - 24 minutes 41 seconds ago Re: Opinions on Roland F130R [Re: Laerai]
toddy Online   content
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/30/11
Posts: 1593
Loc: Portugal
You could close the thread by giving a good review of the F130(R) when it arrives. It would be interesting to know as they are not yet too common.
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Mics: SP B1 & MXL V67g/ Alesis MicTube Preamp/ Xenyx302/ Yamaha HS7s .

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#2308991 - 10 minutes 41 seconds ago Re: Opinions on Roland F130R [Re: Laerai]
Jay Roland Offline
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Registered: 12/08/13
Posts: 197
Loc: Vancouver, BC.
Here's a demo by an Australian retailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gizo1QMEkUM
_________________________
National Piano Sales Manager for Roland Canada.
www.roland.ca
t: RCMPianoGuy

I'm sure that Jay (along with every other product manager in recorded history) is quite accustomed to hearing different customers assert "X" and "not-X" with equal conviction. - slowtraveler

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