Roland HP603-ACB Digital Piano, Contemporary Black
The Roland HP603A Digital Piano offers modern elegance and concert-class sound.
- Uses the latest SuperNATURAL Piano Modelling technology instead of conventional sampling for a far richer, more expressive piano sound
- Headphones 3D Ambience technology for natural, realistic sound when practising with headphones
- Authentic grand piano touch from the new PHA-50 Progressive Hammer Action with Escapement keyboard, which combines the appearance and feel of wood with the durability of modern materials
- Connect your smartphone or tablet via built-in Bluetooth technology to enhance your piano experience with Piano Partner 2, Piano Designer, and other music apps
- Stream music from your mobile device via Bluetooth audio and practice along with songs and instructional content through the piano's speakers (HP603A only)
- Also includes a large, versatile selection of non-piano sounds such as strings, brass, organ, and many others
- 25 registrations for storing favourite sound setups, including layers and splits: registration groups can be backed up to a USB memory stick
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Since 1972, Roland has worked to create the ultimate piano experience, and their current HP pianos are among the most exciting yet. The HP piano philosophy is all about bringing the sound and performance of a concert-class piano into your living, teaching, or recital space, with modern connectivity and cabinet colour choices to suit your lifestyle. The HP603A is powered by the latest version of Roland's acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano Modelling technology, along with a unique keyboard that blends wood and moulded materials for great feel and durability. With its sophisticated elegance, the classically styled HP603A will definitely make a big impact in your home, studio, or venue.
The HP603A features built-in wireless Bluetooth® MIDI support for working with apps like Roland's Piano Partner 2 and Piano Designer on your smartphone or tablet. The HP603A also includes Bluetooth audio support, allowing you to wirelessly stream music from your mobile device through the piano's integrated sound system.
SuperNATURAL Piano Modelling for a Rich, Living Piano Sound
Press a key on most digital pianos and you'll hear a recording of a piano note. But a SuperNATURAL Piano works differently, using the latest modelling technology to recreate, rather than replay, the sound. Roland's unique modelling process spans the entire sound-creation process of a typical piano, including the combination of notes played, their resonances, and the way in which the piano's many elements interact with each other. The result is a rich, complex sound—complete with overtones—that actually changes in response to the way you play, something that's impossible to achieve when a piano uses samples. It's the difference between just listening back to a recording or actually being there yourself.
Grand Piano Sound Through Your Headphones
One of the great advantages of a digital piano is the ability to play quietly with headphones. However, when used with headphones, some digital pianos simply switch the sound from the speakers to your ears. This is a missed opportunity, as good headphones can provide remarkable clarity and detail when you're practising. Roland pianos use Headphones 3D Ambience to optimise the audio so it sounds like it's coming from within the piano itself, not through your headphones. This provides a very natural and immersive experience, and enables you to practice for extended periods of time without fatigue, any time of the day or night.
The Look and Feel of a Wooden Keyboard, Without the Drawbacks
The wooden piano keyboards often found on acoustic pianos are attractive to look at, and they feel solid and substantial under your fingers. But a completely wooden keyboard is not the best approach for a digital piano, as wooden keys need regular maintenance to keep them in the best condition. The HP603A has a new type of keyboard that blends wood and moulded material for the best of both worlds: beautiful wooden sides give each key a familiar, rigid mass that feels just right to play, while the durable inner frame means you can enjoy your Roland piano every day for years to come without worrying about reliability. You can play it every night too, as the piano key construction produces a minimal amount of 'thump' noise when played.
Plays Like an Acoustic Grand Piano
It's not just the feel of the keys—the way they move is also important. Each key on the HP603A has a stabilising pin to ensure the vertical travel is smooth and precise, avoiding the sideways key movement and noise experienced when playing glissandos on some pianos. Since the HP603A has Roland's latest piano engine onboard, they also retuned the key sensing system to match it, so that the sound and keyboard work in complete harmony for the ultimate piano experience. Finally, the keys share the look and feel of real ebony and ivory, and their moisture-absorbing properties mean your fingers won't slide off when playing.
Connect Your Smartphone or Tablet via Bluetooth and Use Apps to Make Learning Easy
Today, people often play and learn the piano with the aid of smartphones and tablets. Using Bluetooth technology, the HP603A wirelessly connects to your mobile device, enabling you to take advantage of popular iOS/Android MIDI music apps. Roland's unique Piano Partner 2 app shows digital notation for the piano's internal songs, and you can even turn pages with the pedals. It also provides a variety of fun backing rhythms to build your timing, plus lots of useful practice tools and more. And with the Piano Designer app, you can access the piano's powerful Piano Designer functions from the convenience of your device's touch display.
The HP603A also supports Bluetooth audio as well. This lets you wirelessly stream audio from a smartphone or tablet directly through the HP603A's integrated sound system. You can play along with songs from your music library or online sites, and have a more connected experience with all the great piano education content that's available on the web. And when you just want to relax, the HP603A's high-quality speaker system delivers rich stereo sound for simple listening enjoyment.
Elegant Design, Classic Lines, Timeless Sound
Although it's packed with advanced technology, the HP603A is reassuringly traditional when it comes to style, combining classic lines with a space-conscious design. Once your piano is home, you don't even need to press the power button to get started—just open the lid and start playing.