Roland LX5 Premium Digital Piano

LX5

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Description

Overview

Among the new models in the LX Series, the Roland LX5 takes center stage with its compact footprint, making it the smallest cabinet in the series while preserving the elegant aesthetic of an acoustic upright piano. Beyond its striking appearance, the LX5 integrates a high-end stereo system capable of wirelessly streaming music from any smart device via Bluetooth.

Notably, the 4-speaker system of the LX5 optimizes sonic clarity by removing the speaker box from the stand, refining speaker placement, and enhancing the grill design compared to its predecessor, the LX705. For those seeking a digital piano with the aesthetic charm and familiarity of an acoustic instrument, the Roland LX5 stands out as an enticing option worth exploring.

As the pinnacle of excellence within Roland’s lineup of home digital upright pianos, the LX series holds unparalleled significance as a testament to the brand’s full capabilities. For those familiar with Roland and its wide range of high-quality instruments, the LX series stands out as a remarkable showcase of the brand’s prowess. The LX Series boasts several essential features including the newly introduced and cutting-edge Piano Reality Modeling tone engine, limitless polyphony, and the highly respected PHA-50 action with newly added Dynamic Sensor Acceleration, providing pianists with an inspiring and expressive playing experience.

Piano Action

Boasting Roland’s highly esteemed PHA-50 action, a feature prevalent in many of Roland’s professional piano offerings, the LX5 ensures a delightful and responsive playing experience that resonates with long-lasting durability.

Crafted from a combination of plastic and wood, the PHA-50’s textured key tops lend an authentic feel to the pianist’s touch. With graded hammer weights and triple sensors, this action not only delivers responsiveness but also generates precise MIDI information for seamless connectivity to computers.

A noteworthy enhancement in the Roland LX5 is the incorporation of Dynamic Sensor Acceleration, a significant leap beyond traditional sensor designs. This innovative feature consistently captures the nuances and dynamic expressions of your playing with heightened detail, underscoring Roland’s commitment to advancing performance capabilities.

Sound Engine

The Roland LX5 introduces the revolutionary Piano Reality Projection sound system, a pinnacle in audio quality featuring a powerful combination of four 2-way speakers. In a significant overhaul from its predecessor, Roland has meticulously redesigned the speaker system, optimizing speaker placement and completely eliminating the speaker box from the stand location. This strategic improvement results in enhanced sonic clarity and superior sound projection, exemplified by an improved speaker grill design.

The driving force behind this remarkable sound system is Roland’s cutting-edge Piano Reality Modeling tone engine, a noteworthy upgrade with refined modeling for more realistic and intricate tonal expressions. Avoiding the use of traditional sound samples entirely, this tone engine offers musicians unparalleled control, allowing them to customize multiple aspects of the piano tone to their own specific preferences.

Notably, the Roland LX5 stands out with its rare limitless polyphony on piano sounds, enabling greater expression and nuance for an extraordinary level of customization and tone shaping. Beyond the piano tones, the LX5 boasts over 300 high-quality instrument sounds, including exceptional electric piano, organ, string, and various other instrument patches, providing musicians with a versatile sonic palette to work with.

Connectivity

The Roland LX5 offers comprehensive solutions for all your connectivity needs whether it is used as a home digital piano or in an institutional setting, such as a church or music school. With Bluetooth MIDI, users can enjoy wireless connectivity to their tablets or smartphones, facilitating seamless integration with apps like Roland’s Piano app.

The inclusion of Bluetooth Audio further enhances the LX5’s versatility, enabling direct music streaming to leverage its exceptional speaker system. The piano is equipped with dual headphone jacks featuring the newly introduced Piano Reality Headphone Ambience Technology, ensuring unparalleled audio fidelity and a more immersive playing experience. Roland’s appreciation for the fact that many digital piano customers purchase these instruments for the convenience of headphone capabilities is quite evident in the amount of care that has been put into the headphone experience. 

The connectivity suite includes a DC in jack, stereo mini line in, twin ¼” outs, as well as USB type A and B ports, offering a comprehensive array of options for both traditional and modern musical setups.

Notable Features

Following the footsteps of its predecessors, the latest LX models showcase impeccably designed cabinetry that seamlessly marries striking visual appeal with a nostalgic nod to the traditional upright piano. The newly unveiled LX5 goes a step further by introducing silver pedals, adding a touch of contemporary elegance to its aesthetic charm as well as an upgraded music rest for enhanced stability, and a modern Smart Panel adorned with touch controls akin to those found in the GP series. In addition to its refined design elements, the Roland LX5 boasts an extensive repertoire of over 400 built-in internal songs, further enriching the musical possibilities for players.

Conclusion

Setting itself apart in the digital piano landscape, the Roland LX5 is a truly distinctive addition to its instrument category. Delivering an unparalleled blend of high-quality performance and aesthetic finesse, this piano presents itself as an ideal choice for those seeking top-notch digital piano technology in a space-conscious design that effortlessly conceals its digital nature. While introducing some impressive new innovations and improvements from its predecessor, the LX5 remains steadfast in upholding the exceptional quality synonymous with Roland’s LX product line. If you prioritize both functionality and a discreet, non-digital appearance without compromising on excellence, the LX5 deserves some serious consideration.

Product Specifications

SOUND GENERATOR

Piano Sound

Piano Reality Modeling

Max. Polyphony

Piano: Limitless (solo playing using ‘Piano’ category tones)
Other: 256

Tones

Total 324 Tones
Grand: 4 Tones
Upright: 5 Tones
Classical: 5 Tones
E.Piano: 12 Tones
Organ: 12 Tones
Other: 286 Tones

AMBIENCE

Piano Reality Ambience
Type: Studio, Lounge, Concert Hall, Cathedral
Depth: 11 steps

KEYBOARD

Keyboard

PHA-50 Hybrid Keyboard (88 keys Hammer Action Keyboard)
with Escapement, Ebony/Ivory Feel and High Precision Sensing

PEDAL

Pedal

Damper (Progressive Damper Action Pedal, capable of continuous detection, Damper Modeling)
Soft (capable of continuous detection, function assignable)
Sostenuto (function assignable, with muffler pedal function)

SOUND SYSTEM

Piano Reality Projection

Speakers

Cabinet + Spatial Speakers: 12 + 2.5 cm (5 + 1 inches) x 2 (Coaxial Speaker)
Near-field Speakers: 8 cm (3-3/16 inches) x 2

Rated Power Output

24 W x 2
21 W x 2

HEADPHONES

Piano Reality Headphones Ambience

CABINET

Music rest: with Music holders
Key cover: Slide type, with Keyboard Lid Switch

TUNING, VOICING

Touch Sensitivity

Key Touch: 100 steps, fixed touch
Hammer Response: Off, 10 steps

Master Tuning

415.3–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)

Temperament

10 types (Equal, Just Major, Just Minor, Pythagorean, Kirnberger I, Kirnberger II, Kirnberger III, Meantone, Werckmeister, Arabic), selectable temperament key

Effects

Brilliance

Piano Designer

Lid
Key Off Noise
Hammer Noise
Duplex Scale
Full Scale String Resonance
Damper Resonance
Key Off Resonance
Cabinet Resonance
Soundboard Type
Damper Modeling
Single Note Tuning
Single Note Volume
Single Note Character

INTERNAL SONGS

Total 394 songs
Listening: 27 songs
Ensemble: 30 songs
Entertainment: 20 songs
Do Re Mi Lesson: 30 songs
Lesson: 287 songs (Scale, Hanon, Beyer, Burgmuller, Czerny 100)

DATA PLAYBACK

Playable Software

Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
Audio File (WAV: 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, MP3: 44.1 kHz, 64 kbps–320 kbps, requires USB flash drive)

RECORDER

Recordable Software

Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 3 parts, Approx. 70,000 notes memory)
Audio File (WAV: 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, requires USB flash drive)

BLUETOOTH

Bluetooth Ver 5.0
Profile: A2DP (Audio), GATT (MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy)
CODEC: SBC (Supports SCMS-T content protection)

COMPATIBLE ANDROID/IOS APPS (ROLAND)

Compatible Android/iOS Apps (Roland)
Roland Piano App

CONVENIENT FUNCTIONS

Metronome (adjustable Tempo/Beat/Downbeat/Pattern/Volume/Tone, with Rhythm Pattern: 80 patterns)
Dual
Split
Twin Piano (with Individual Mode)
Transpose (in semitones)
Speaker volume and Headphones volume automatically select function
Speaker Auto Mute
Volume limit function
Panel Lock
Panel Off
Auto Off

OTHER

Display

Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots

Connectors

DC In jack
Input jacks: Stereo miniature phone type
Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
USB Computer port: USB B (compatible with USB MIDI/Audio)
USB Memory port: USB A
Phones jack x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type

Power Supply

AC adaptor

Power Consumption

Power Consumption: 31 W (when using the included AC adaptor)
* Approximate power consumption when playing the piano at the center value of the volume: 17 W
* Power consumption when sound has not been played after power-on: 16 W
* Power consumption when in OFF mode (when the power automatically turns off): 0.2 W

Accessories

Owner’s Manual
“Roland Piano Masterpieces”
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
AC adaptor
Power cord
Headphone hook

SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width

1,383 mm
54-1/2 inches

Depth

468 mm
18-7/16 inches

Height

1,039 mm
40-15/16 inches

Weight

LX-5-PE: 75.5 kg/167 lbs
LX-5-CH, LX-5-DR, LX-5-LA: 74.0 kg/164 lbs

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