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The Roland DP603 combines a sleek contemporary design for modern living spaces with the authentic sound and feel of Roland’s flagship SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling sound engine and PHA-50 keyboard with ivory feel
You prefer the traditional sound of an acoustic piano, but you have modern décor and sensibilities that dictate a different approach to selecting a piano for your home. To accommodate all of your needs, Roland offers the DP603—a new digital piano whose stylish cabinet and streamlined minimalist design are the perfect match for your contemporary living space. However, the real appeal of the DP603 lies not in its sleek lines, but rather its rich, authentic sound and realistic piano feel, thanks to Roland’s latest SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling and PHA-50 keyboard that provides the most expressive performance, enabling you to bring out the subtlest nuance as you play or practice. Speaking of practice, the Roland DP603 sports a selection of practice-friendly features, backed by wireless connectivity to a tablet or smartphone, allowing audio playback and connectivity with the latest apps. Blending classic sounds with current design, the Roland DP603 is perfect for the modern piano player.
The Roland DP603 stands apart from other models on the market. Slim and stylish, the linear cabinet design keeps curves and embellishments to a minimum. An integrated keyboard lid opens to provide an elegant music rest and closes discreetly with a safety-conscious soft-fall motion. Despite its compact 35 cm (13-1/2inch) depth, the DP603 offers the same acclaimed durability that the DP series has been famous for since 2003.
No stranger to innovation, starting with the world’s first touch-sensitive electronic piano in 1974, and the first to offer the ability to bend audio with VariPhrase technology in 2,000, Roland has been racking up the firsts ever since. The latest being their SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling technology, which offers unlimited polyphony and supremely realistic piano sound brought to life by the expressive touch of the PHA-50 keyboard. The combination of these advances provides a playing experience that will satisfy all, from beginner to accomplished pianist.
There’s no doubt that a great sound makes you play better. That’s why Roland engineers chose to refine modeling technology oversampling. The DP603’s SuperNATURAL technology captures the essence of an acoustic piano in every note. Unlike sample-based digital pianos, Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling technology replicates the entire sound creation process of an acoustic piano—including the combination of notes played, their resonance, and the interaction between myriad elements—for a rich, complex sound that responds to your touch.
Tantamount to tone is the weight and feel of the keys and how they respond to touch. For example, George Gershwin’s fingers were like heavy little hammers themselves, so Steinway built the keyboard on his white grand piano with a much stiffer action that would exhaust the average player. Rather than try to deal with the “one feel fits all” approach of standard digital keyboards, the DP603 has 100 steps of graded key touch that you can set to suit your physicality, plus you can adjust hammer response.
The keys themselves, recreate the look and feel of real ebony and ivory, complete with moisture-absorbing properties that ensure your fingers won’t slide off. But while each key has sophisticated wooden sides, the internal frame is made from modern molded materials, connected to high-resolution sensors that will endure for years to come. The benefit is not only authentic playability, but also a consistent feel during temperature and humidity changes, saving you the maintenance costs associated with a traditional keyboard.
When we say that a digital keyboard can satisfy both amateur and professional, we’re not just talking about sound quality. As any classical pianist will tell you, escapement, s an essential feature that without it, would disqualify a digital piano as an option.
Escapement, also known as “let-off,” is what allows the hammer to be released (escape) after it strikes the string, even if the key is still depressed. Without this “single escapement,” the hammer would be held against the string (muting its vibrations) for as long as the key was depressed. What’s unique about the escapement is the feel it has when you press a key. It has a specific “clicking” feel when a key is depressed about halfway down, which is an integral characteristic of acoustic piano action.
The escapement action and clicking feel, typically found only on high-end digital pianos, is a feature found all Roland digital pianos, regardless of price point, which makes the DP603 that much more of an incredible value—and enables experienced pianists to seamlessly transition from acoustic to Roland digital pianos, and conversely, students who learned on digital pianos to play acoustic pianos without having to alter their technique.
The DP603’s onboard speaker system projects warm, enveloping sound, with controllable volume that lets you play loudly or quietly to suit the scenario. This new piano goes even further to double as a wireless speaker system, so you won’t need to clutter your home with an additional hi-fi or stereo. Using Bluetooth wireless technology, simply connect the Roland DP603 with your smartphone or tablet, and then play back your favorite songs through the internal speakers. Or better still, jam along with them.
*The Bluetooth feature may not be available depending on the country where you purchased this product.
Learning the piano can be a solitary experience, but the Roland DP603 is with you every step of the way. With 300 onboard songs ready for you to play along to, you’ll be improving in no time. A built-in metronome tightens up your timing before the onboard recorder assesses your development. USB playback/save functions enhance your practice sessions and let you archive performances, while Twin Piano mode enables a student and teacher to sit side-by-side and play in the same key range. And don’t forget the teaching power of apps—by connecting with your iPad or Android tablet via Bluetooth MIDI or a USB cable, you can access a world of popular apps and online practice videos. A great first step is Roland’s Piano Partner 2, which displays the sheet music of the DP603’s internal songs on your tablet’s screen.
Roland DP603 Specifications:
Rated Power Output
Volume Level (SPL)
*The Bluetooth feature may not be available, depending on the country where the product is purchased.
*1 Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
Size And Weight (Including Piano Stand, With Lid Closed)
Size And Weight (Including Piano Stand, With Lid Open)
* Measurements include stabilizer components attached
Weight (including Piano stand)