Roland LX-705-Charcoal Black
Immerse yourself in the ultimate piano-playing experience
Also available in finishes - Dark Rosewood, Light Oak, Satin White
piano tone with four-speaker system in the LX700 series’ most
needn’t cost a fortune to enjoy the thrilling performance of an
acoustic grand piano at home. Introducing the Roland LX705. While the
most demanding pianists investigate the flagship LX708 and mid-priced
LX706 models, budget-conscious musicians will be impressed by the
LX705, which retains many of the same standout features in a highly
competitive package. Inside the LX700 series’ most compact cabinet,
you’ll find a choice of authentic piano tones and onboard ambience
effects, plus tutorial features, Bluetooth
connectivity and the responsive PHA-50 keyboard that lets your
fingers fly. And with a four-speaker system bringing your music into
the world, the entry-level to the LX700 series still punches well
above its weight.
cabinet design with a compact footprint.
the most compact cabinet in the range, this model fits snugly into
your living room or apartment, complementing your décor with its
clean lines and natural finish. Traditional and timeless – but with
a twist – the LX705 is an instrument that makes a stylish statement
without dominating your room. Available in polished ebony, dark
rosewood, charcoal and light oak.
yourself fully with PHA-50 keyboard & Progressive Damper Action
it comes to the wish-list for your new piano, feel should be a
priority. From building basic skills to expressing yourself in a
demanding piece, the LX705 always keeps you inspired with its PHA-50
keyboard. Whether you’re hammering or tickling the keys, you’re
in control of a responsive keyboard that reacts to your touch and
technique. Plus, in the longer-term, you’ll appreciate construction
that combines artisan tradition and cutting-edge technology, with
sleek wooden sides giving each white key a familiar feel, while the
durable inner frame ensures maintenance-free reliability. Pull up a
stool at the LX705, meanwhile, and you’ll find Progressive Damper
Action pedals with a response to rival the best acoustic pianos out
sound from powerful four-speaker system.
it has fewer speakers than the LX708 and LX706, the LX705’s
Acoustic Projection System still offers ample power and punch for
most musical scenarios, thanks to a two-way, four-speaker layout
where each section has a specific role in delivering superior tone.
The four speakers are split into two pairs, with each pair optimised
to deliver superior sound reproduction across the piano’s dynamic
range. Whether you’re playing or streaming music, you’ll hear
every note in immersive, crystal-clear sound.
technology across the range.
model in the LX700 series offers a different combination of cabinet
design, keyboard, pedals and the number of onboard speakers. But
regardless of which LX700 model you choose, many of the headline
features are standard across the range. For example, Roland’s
technology is available on all three instruments, along with the
European and American piano models and the additional sounds
including electric pianos, organs and orchestral. You also get
convenient features like Bluetooth audio, Twin Piano mode, metronome
and the option to use headphones to play in private, along with the
unique C-shape aperture on the front panel that enables natural sound
- Express yourself with PHA-50 Keyboard and Progressive Damper Action
- Authentic acoustic tone from Roland’s PureAcoustic Piano Modeling
- Choice of two world-class piano models – European grand and
the atmosphere of the world’s greatest stages and studios
Stage’ allows you to select the best combination of piano sound and
ambience to emulate specific playing venues
- Acoustic Projection System, with 2-way/4-speaker that work together
to recreate the deep, rich sound field of an acoustic piano
Acoustic Projection for immersive and realistic playing experience
when practicing on headphones
- Includes a large and versatile collection of non-piano sounds such as
electric piano, strings, organ, and many others
and modern luxury cabinet design featuring elegant front legs and
sophisticated curves, invites you to play everyday
your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth®
and practice piano with audio from apps routed through the piano’s
app which encourages you to play the piano more often
Playing an expressive piano at a great-sounding venue feels incredible. The purity of the piano tone. The responsiveness of the keyboard. And the ambience of the room that further enhances the sound. But instead of just imagining how it would feel, why not find out for yourself? Roland’s new LX700 piano series recreates this immersive playing experience with superior sound and peerless expression, housed within refined, elegant cabinet designs that invite you to perform. But while the sound and action are worthy of a high-end traditional instrument, Roland’s digital expertise lets you go much further. Maybe you’ll discover the unique atmosphere of a world-class concert hall or studio (even when using headphones). You could explore the distinctive tonal qualities of European or American-style grand pianos, relayed through our powerful Acoustic Projection multi-speaker systems. Or you may be inspired to play more often with Roland’s unique Piano Every Day app. Play a piano in the LX700 series and you’ll quickly find there’s a lot to love; getting started is easy stopping is much harder.
Section 1: Piano sound
A piano that communicates at the highest level.
If you’ve got high expectations of piano tone, the LX700 series is designed to satisfy. Even at the most basic level – the way the sound is created – the LX range stands apart. There’s the choice of two world-class pianos in one, each with remarkable tonal character that you won’t find anywhere else, and a powerful speaker system that’ll give you goosebumps. If you prefer the finer things when it comes to playing music, every model in the LX700 series is a sound investment.
Great performances start with great sound.
Tone is a priority for any serious pianist. The rich sound of a grand piano is created by a multitude of physical interactions; keys are pressed, hammers strike, strings resonate, and sound emanates. These and many other elements all contribute to the final sound that reaches the player. Roland’s entirely new PureAcoustic Piano Modeling uses advanced technology to reproduce the interactions within each of these stages, resulting in a beautifully rich sound that, until now, could only come from a grand piano.
The power to create – at your fingertips.
Roland’s PureAcoustic Piano Modelling technology digitally recreates the way acoustic pianos create sound; the key is pressed, the hammer strikes the string, the string resonates within the cabinet – before many other elements shape the final sound. These elements interact to produce complex tonal characters, while the resonance alters in response to the number of notes being played, their register, and how the damper pedal is being pressed. In the hands of the right player, an unlimited level of expression can be achieved, and the LX-700 series puts all of this, and more, right at your fingertips.
Why modelling is better than sampling.
Most digital pianos use ‘sampling’ technology, which records the individual notes from an acoustic piano and combines them to deliver the final sound. This approach results in a limited range of expression, similar to when animation is composed by still images. Roland takes a different approach, producing the sound using advanced digital modeling technology that recreates the process of piano-tone-generation in real-time. It’s so accurate that your expression and touch is captured as you perform, and reflected onto the tone, resulting in a beautifully rich sound that compels you to play.
Two piano models inside (European Piano & American Piano)
The best of both worlds – in one instrument
Even experienced pianists need fresh inspiration. The LX700 series includes two completely different piano models; a classic European grand with a rich, deep tonal character, and an American grand that emphasizes clarity and brightness. This approach goes far beyond the typical sound variations found on conventional digital pianos. Think of it as owning two world-class pianos, representing two distinct-but-complementary sides of the piano’s tonal spectrum. You can even customize the sound so it’s exactly how you like it.
Sensational sound that surrounds you.
Each LX700 model includes an Acoustic Projection System, reproducing the rich, room-filling sound of a grand piano in a great venue – without needing the floorspace. The flagship LX708 houses a four-way, eight-speaker system, driven by a powerful amplifier, with each speaker fulfilling a specific role in delivering superior piano tone. The powerful cabinet speakers produce the all-enveloping main sound, while the top-mounted spatial speakers reproduce the resonance of the piano’s frame, projecting through the front C-shape wide aperture. Finally, the nearfield speakers and tweeters project the sounds you’re most likely to notice, including dramatic, dynamic overtones and even the noise of the hammers hitting the strings through the keyboard section. The sound can be made even clearer by opening the top lid.
4-way / 8-speaker (LX708)
Eight-speaker Acoustic Projection System, comprising four independent pairs of speakers, each pair optimized to recreate specific elements of a piano’s sound (for example, cabinet and body resonance, or the sound of the hammers striking the strings).
Six-speaker Acoustic Projection System, comprising three independent pairs of speakers, each pair optimized to recreate specific elements of a piano’s sound (for example, cabinet and body resonance, or the sound of the hammers striking the strings).
Four -speaker Acoustic Projection System, comprising two independent pairs of speakers, each pair optimized to recreate specific elements of a piano’s sound (for example, cabinet and body resonance, or the sound of the hammers striking the strings).
Opening top lid (LX708)
Opening the top lid provides a natural but noticeable variation in tone, just like opening the lid on an acoustic grand piano.
C-shape with wide aperture
The front C-shape wide aperture projects the resonance of the piano frame from the top-mounted special speakers.
Section 2: Keyboard & Pedal (touch)
Touch that brings your music to life
You’ll spend a lot of time touching the keys and pedals of your piano. And if you’re an experienced player, you should feel confident that your technique won’t be compromised. The keyboard and pedals on the LX700 series respond faithfully to your playing, with a level of expression limited only by your imagination. Heavy or light, fast or slow – however you play, these keyboards and pedals have the accuracy and expression to support you.
Player enjoy the same touch control as a grand piano
Tone meets control
The way you strike the keys – from the pressure to the speed and velocity – is critical to capturing the feel of a piece, from pianissimo to fortissimo. Your piano’s keyboard must respond faithfully to all the elements of your touch, and the Hybrid Grand Keyboard on the LX708 and LX706 is our solution. Each keyboard supports the most advanced technique, so even highly accomplished pianists won’t need to adapt their playing or compromise their expression.
Hybrid Grand Keyboard
A keyboard that keeps up
Each keyboard in the LX700 range feels natural and expressive to play, thanks to a number of innovations. The white keys combine beautiful wooden sides with a durable inner frame, ensuring years of reliable service without ongoing maintenance. The pivot point on the black keys is 2cm further back than on the white keys, so they’re easier to press which avoids fatigue when you’ve been performing for a while. And both the black and white keys are longer than you’d normally find on a digital piano, with the extra length reducing the weight difference between the key’s edge and its end. Plus, all the keys include a stabilizing pin to ensure smooth and precise vertical travel, avoiding the sideways key movement and noise of playing glissandos on some pianos. The result is a series of keyboards with the optimum balance of resistance, momentum and return movement, capable of anything – and everything – you ask of them.
Haptic Key Vibration [LX708]
The authentic feel of a grand piano keyboard
An acoustic grand’s keyboard transmits the subtle vibrations from the piano’s body, and the player feels these through each key, adding to the physical pleasure of playing. The LX708 reproduces – and lets you adjust – the physical vibrations that resonate through the keyboard, even when using headphones. It’s especially noticeable on the lower keys where piano body reverberation naturally occurs, further complementing the authentic grand piano experience.
The keys replicate the look and feel of real ebony and ivory, and their textured, moisture-absorbing properties mean your fingers won’t slide off.
Channeling the power of the pedal
Advanced techniques aren’t limited to the keyboard. Roland’s Responsive Damper mechanism on the LX708 accurately recreates the detailed damper pedal response of a grand piano. This lets you channel the sympathetic resonance of the piano strings for a dramatic and lustrous sound. Lighter at first, the pedal’s resistance increases as you press, before becoming lighter again upon release. Meanwhile, when a piece requires a lighter touch, use a more accurate ‘half-pedaling’ response, with the damper pedal depth allowing subtle control of tone decay.
Section 3: Performance venues (ambience)
Experience a grand piano sound, and the space around it.
The sound produced by a piano is only half the story; the acoustic characteristics of the performance venue also contribute to the final sound. The LX700 series includes newly developed PureAcoustic Ambience technology, recreating not just the piano’s sound but the space all around it. The result is so realistic, you’ll forget that you’re listening through the piano’s speakers or the headphones.
Various Venue Ambiences.
Play in a concert hall, while sat at home
Pull up the stool, close your eyes and imagine playing a concert grand piano in a renowned concert hall. Transformed by the acoustic properties of the hall, the sound becomes even more dramatic and powerful. To recreate this experience at home, the LX700 series not only reproduces the rich, powerful sound of a grand piano, but also the space in which it’s played. Discover how it sounds to play in larger spaces, including concert halls, cathedrals and studios, adding an extra dimension to an already wonderful instrument.
The Studio setting emulates the acoustic ambience of a top recording studio. It’s ideal for daily practice, or for playing jazz standards.
The Lounge setting recreates the acoustic ambience of a small venue with an audience capacity of around 80. It’s perfect for practicing your set before you perform on a club tour.
The Concert Hall setting emulates the acoustic ambience of a larger 2000-capacity concert hall. It’s a great choice for playing classical repertoire.
The Wooden Hall setting recreates the acoustic ambience of a medium-sized 500-capacity hall with wooden walls. It’s ideal when you need a warm sound with immersive ambience.
The Stone Hall setting emulates the acoustic ambience of a medium-sized 600-capacity hall with stone walls. Choose this setting for solid atmospherics that let your playing shine.
This setting recreates the acoustic ambience of a huge cathedral, giving you the depth and ambience to inspire your most epic piano playing.
Headphones Acoustic Projection
Practice in peace without disturbing others.
A key advantage of a digital piano is using headphones, to avoid disturbing others. But the LX700 series takes it a step further, using Headphone Acoustic Projection technology to optimize the sound sent to the headphones. As you play, you’re enveloped in rich, warm sound that seems to emanate from the piano itself. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of the PureAcoustic Ambience feature on the headphones, too – just close your eyes and you could be playing a midnight concerto in a concert hall, from the comfort of your own home.
Find the perfect combination of piano and performance venue
Because it can recreate the acoustic ambience of a venue, each LX700 model lets you explore several inspiring combinations of piano and location. The ‘My Stage’ function offers a choice of tone collections, each perfectly matching the piano to the venue for an incredibly immersive experience. For example, ‘Piano Recital’ lets you hear what it sounds like to play a European grand in a large concert hall, while Jazz Club lets you try an American grand in a smaller lounge with completely different acoustics.
Section 4: Design (appearance, user experience)
piano that invites you to play it.
If you’re moved by superior sound, you may also appreciate form and function. As you approach each piano in the LX700 series you’ll notice a classic, elegant cabinet that makes any room just look better. Come closer and the lustrous premium finish introduces a touch of understated luxury. The curves and edges are subtly sensual. The control layout is precise and logical. And a variety of small-but-thoughtful touches will keep you coming back for more, day after day.
simple. Simply beautiful.
When a piano sounds this good, it should look good too. From the tall, impressive cabinet flanked by one-piece side panels on the LX708, to the elegant front legs and sophisticated curves, every piano in the LX700 series draws you in and compels you to start playing. Across all three models, the finish has been carefully selected and meticulously manufactured, so you can choose a piano that truly looks at home in your living room.
Designed for sound.
Roland’s design philosophy goes beyond appearances. The unique C-shape aperture on the front panel enables natural sound projection, while the top lid can be opened to further enhance the piano’s tonal character.
Greater focus, fewer distractions.
Each LX700 model puts the controls directly in your line of sight, so you can glance down, find what you need and focus on your performance. The thoughtful touches continue with buttons that become backlit when activated, an extra-wide music rest for the thickest music scores, and a rotary volume knob instead of the usual buttons. You don’t even need to press the power button – just open the lid and start playing.
The LX700 series design philosophy.
The LX700 concept was to create a range of instruments that are beautiful and inviting to play. The overall aesthetic is one of elegance and purity, while the general design is loyal to classic piano styling – but if you take a closer look, there are subtle twists. We invested time to create a striking and timeless exterior, while also offering a unique and recognizable silhouette – all achieved with well-balanced lines and a pure form with subtle rounding. The result is an instrument that has a strong presence in the room, without shouting.
Section 5: Digital advantages
More than just a piano.
Roland’s digital advantages can endlessly enhance your playing. Slip on headphones to practice in peace or perform late at night. Wirelessly connect your smartphone to the piano’s powerful speakers, then play along with your favorite music. Try an inspiring choice of non-traditional sounds, including electric pianos, organs, harpsichord and strings, plus a library of onboard songs, from modern pop to classical repertoires with full orchestra backing – perfect for a change of pace. There’s even a selection of onboard extras – from onboard metronome to recorder – to make learning easier. You won’t pay for regular maintenance either, as LX700 models never need tuning. For the discerning pianist, a piano should always be a piano. But when you choose an LX700, it can be something more too.
Transforms into an impressive Bluetooth® speaker system.
Sometimes you want to make music. Sometimes you just want to sit back and enjoy it. Either way, the high-quality speaker systems found in the LX700 series will fill your home or venue with rich, exceptional sound. When you’re entertaining friends, Bluetooth audio functionality allows the piano to replace your hi-fi, wirelessly connecting to your tablet or smartphone and playing your favorite songs and playlists through the speakers.
Connect to your smart device and make piano practice fun.
Piano practice is a pleasure, not a chore, when you use the LX700 series’ integrated Bluetooth MIDI functionality. You can wirelessly connect to educational apps like Roland’s Piano Every Day, accessing digital sheet music, song libraries, and more. And when you’re just relaxing, the Piano Every Day app lets you control the piano’s internal song library from the comfort of your sofa.
The piano you’ll want to play every day.
If you’re serious about mastering the piano, the LX700 series offers a range of digital extras that put you in control of your learning. Convenient onboard features for daily practice include metronome and recording function – plus songs that cover a variety of genres, helping you with everything from listening and ensemble work to entertainment and basic skill-building. Another key advantage is compatibility with smartphone apps – you’ll be amazed how fast your skills improve with Roland’s Piano Every Day app.
Piano Every Day app.
Playing piano makes you feel good – and Piano Every Day is a unique smartphone app that encourages you to play more often. Create your own library of scores or purchase the latest music from Sheet Music Direct. Try the ‘1-week master’ option to track and display your progress as you learn a new piece, complete with exercises if required. If you love playing piano, learn something new and play more often with Piano Every Day.
Onboard educational features improve your piano playing
The LX700 series provides an alternative to conventional book-learning with an array of educational features. Playing alongside the onboard songs prepares you for joining a band or orchestra, while Twin Piano mode lets a learner and teacher play side-by-side in the same key range. The built-in metronome develops accurate timing, while the onboard recorder lets you capture what you’ve just played, then listen back to evaluate your progress. Meanwhile, the unique Do Re Mi Lesson found in the onboard songs lets you learn music basics, by singing solfege along with the songs or practicing score-reading.
Find the best LX piano for you
The three models in the LX700 series ensure that every player can find the best match for their musical taste, style and budget. While each model includes the latest piano sound technology, the LX708, LX706 and LX705 each have specific combinations of speaker configurations, cabinet variations and keyboards.
The LX708 is the flagship model in the LX range. From the flowing keyboard to the tall upright cabinet housing a 4-way/8-speaker system, this luxurious instrument brings the graceful look of a high-end acoustic piano to your home.
The LX706 is a sophisticated upright piano with expressive touch and head-turning sound, courtesy of a powerful 6-speaker Acoustic Projection system. With its traditional and classic style, it adds a touch of elegance to any room.
The premium LX705 uses the latest PureAcoustic Piano modeling technology to bring world-class piano performance into your home. The 4-speaker system will envelop you with warm, authentic piano tones.
LX705 | Digital Piano Specs.
Piano Sound: PureAcoustic Piano Modeling
Limitless (solo playing using 'Piano' category tones)
Total 324 tones
Roland LX-705-CH $3,499.99
- Brand: Roland
- Product Code: LX-705-CH
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