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My review on Roland digital piano F-130R (Read 4696 times)

Offline jxw999

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My review on Roland digital piano F-130R
« on: May 27, 2015, 05:17:42 PM »
So here's my experience with my roland F-130R if any of you is looking for advice on buying a digital piano. The sound quality is really good, they keys are lighter than these of an acoustic piano, but very responsive to touch (however I've seen some people complaining about the keys being sluggish). the only complaint I have is the key noise, which prevents me from playing late at night. I haven't tried that many digital pianos to know if it's a typical problem.

I recorded some sound samples on my own Roland F-130R is any of you guys are interested in checking out.


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Re: My review on Roland digital piano F-130R
«Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 12:26:52 AM »
All piano keys make some noise. But Rolands are louder than most others. Quite annoying.

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Re: My review on Roland digital piano F-130R
«Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 06:27:19 AM »
All piano keys make some noise. But Rolands are louder than most others. Quite annoying.

Hi Lhorwinkle,

I have here, in addition to a pre-Soviet Petrof, also a Roland F-110 to avoid disturbing neighbors at odd hours, and I must say it has proven tremendously durable!


Mvh,
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Re: My review on Roland digital piano F-130R
«Reply #3 on: May 28, 2015, 10:26:39 AM »
I've actually just purchased one of the Roland F-130R's but I intend to use it for recording purposes...

I don't care about the noise, especially when I'm going to put it through this:

http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/keys/the-grandeur/

Want to seriously start recording again and resume with my arrangements again.

Offline jimbo320

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Re: My review on Roland digital piano F-130R
«Reply #4 on: June 01, 2015, 06:48:29 PM »
You should check out the Yamaha CP4. I just purchased one to sit over my CP4. Either one would be an excellent choice IMHO...
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Offline x984x

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Re: My review on Roland digital piano F-130R
«Reply #5 on: June 26, 2015, 11:13:10 AM »
I recently purchased an RP401R; which is the same keyboard and electronics; just a different cabinet.

All pianos have keyboard noise, there's some variation from model to model, and even unit to unit, but I really don't think the Roland is particularly loud relative to other digitals (or even acoustics).

You notice it less on acoustics maybe because you never really are confronted with it? After all they are never off, or at low volume, or being pumped through headphones. But the noise is still there.

For what its worth, I've been VERY happy with the RP401R; like you I think the sound is really good; and I've been quite happy with the key action. I think they represent a very good instrument and excellent value.

This review is an interesting read...

http://azpianonews.blogspot.ca/2014/07/Roland-RP401R-Roland-F130R-REVIEW-Digital-Piano-Low-Price-new-model-supernatural-best-price.html

And virtually all reviews for these units have been very positive; both relative to other units in the price range, and its Roland predecessors.

There's no question that you can spend more and get an even better instrument. But I personally think this piano will take the average person pretty far.