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#698056 - 02/08/05 09:52 AM Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
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Registered: 04/23/04
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It's a toss up for me between the P120 and a new Roland 300SX.
Just wondering what the action on the 300SX is like and how the grand piano sounds compare.
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#698057 - 02/08/05 11:38 AM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
Leb Offline
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Loc: WI
I second this inquiry. Having shied away from the P90, I'm now considering the P120 and the RD-300SX. Speak up, good people of this fine Internet forum!

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#698058 - 02/08/05 01:34 PM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
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Between the two, I'd prefer the RD300SX. Better sound -- better feel. But if it were me, I'd hold out for the RD700SX. A significant jump in quality for not a lot more money.
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#698059 - 02/08/05 03:38 PM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
Xenon Offline
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Registered: 11/19/04
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The specs say they the new Rolands use a compact hammer action. Is it better?

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#698060 - 02/08/05 04:55 PM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
SteveY Offline
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I guess it depends what you mean by "better". Is it better than the RD150? I think so. Better than the RD700? No way. But then again, it's all very subjective. I think they're shipping very soon if not already. You should all have a chance to play one soon.
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#698061 - 02/09/05 02:06 AM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
ycul Offline
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Registered: 04/23/04
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 Quote:
Originally posted by SteveY:
Between the two, I'd prefer the RD300SX. Better sound -- better feel. But if it were me, I'd hold out for the RD700SX. A significant jump in quality for not a lot more money. [/b]
I'm considering the 300SX as opposed to the 700 because of the weight. I'm looking for something I can haul around on my own to and from gigs.
Unfortunately although there are a few over here now I'm miles away from any of the stockists :rolleyes: .
What I was wondering was how the action compares to the P120 if the sounds are as good.
Cheers chaps!
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#698062 - 02/09/05 07:17 AM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
SteveY Offline
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To me, the RD300SX and the P120 are both "pro-sumer" or "semi-pro" keyboards -- that is, they have both pro and consumer features. You've got to get what works for you and your situation. If that means that having a lighter keyboard is more important to you than sound/feel, then go for it. For me, I'll take the higher quality keyboard with an SKB case with wheels!!!
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#698063 - 02/11/05 07:48 PM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
rintincop Offline
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Registered: 05/11/04
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I much prefer the RD-300SX over the P120. I think it sounds better and the action is faster and easier to play.
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#698064 - 02/22/05 08:01 AM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
palley Offline
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Registered: 01/12/05
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Loc: Binghamton, New York
Nudging this back..
Is there a real compromise with the RD300SX "Compact" Progressive Hammer Action versus others (such as RD700SX, P120, P250 etc)?
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#698065 - 02/22/05 08:46 AM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
ProPianoGuyBC Offline
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Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 388
Besides keeping the weight of the overall instrument down, IMO there is no compromise in feeling having played the both the 300SX and 700SX but that depends on you. But, like SteveY I would try to ante up for the 700SX and get the full Progressive Hammer Action and the additional sounds.

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#698066 - 02/22/05 08:51 AM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
SteveY Offline
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I think the RD300SX is great for what it is. But personally, I feel a huge difference in the action when moving up to the RD700SX. For me, it's well worth the difference in price. To others, it might not be...
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#698067 - 02/22/05 08:55 PM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
Xenon Offline
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Registered: 11/19/04
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I agree. I tried them both the other day and IMHO the 700sx feels noticably better.

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#698068 - 02/23/05 03:26 AM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
Leb Offline
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Registered: 01/26/05
Posts: 10
Loc: WI
I have been eager to give these models a try for some time now, but I am having difficulty locating a dealer in my area. When one hops on the http://www.rolandus.com product page for the RD-x00SX, the user is greeted with a 'Notify me when this product ships' instead of a 'Find a dealer (enter your zip code)' prompt.

Have these models not entered widespread circulation yet?

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#698069 - 02/23/05 05:47 AM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
SteveY Offline
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Registered: 11/06/01
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Loc: NJ
Sounds like the web site is lagging behind a bit. Do you have a Guitar Center or Sam Ash in your area?
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#698070 - 03/09/05 05:06 AM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
palley Offline
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Registered: 01/12/05
Posts: 708
Loc: Binghamton, New York
Anybody else get the chance to compare the RD-300SX with the RD-700SX?
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#698071 - 03/09/05 05:23 AM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
lantisf Offline
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Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 50
Loc: Australia
P120's action is heavier than RD300sx. RD300 sx is like FP2 exactly, because they are made with the same keypad. If you like light action get Roland, otherwise, go for Yamaha...

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#698072 - 03/17/05 11:39 PM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
rintincop Offline
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Registered: 05/11/04
Posts: 1520
No it's not exactly the same, I have both. They modified the action for the RD-300SX. The FP2 action is lighter.
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#698073 - 03/20/05 08:42 AM Re: Anyone tried the new RD300SX yet?
lantisf Offline
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Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 50
Loc: Australia
Rintincop, thank you for this info:) What about RD 700 and 700sx? Do theyhave the same action and keypad? Do you know anything about this? I think they are exactly the same, but recently, I have heard sth different from someone to remember...

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