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        Roland HP508
        This instrument is discontinued

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        The ultimate home piano with a six-speaker sound system

        Roland HP-508 Rosewood Digital Piano - Features

        The flagship HP-508 digital piano offers the ultimate blend of style, feel and sound. Like the other two models in the range, the HP-508 is based on the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, but earns its place at the top of the table thanks to it's glorious cabinet design and six-speaker Acoustic Projection system. If you appreciate the finer things in life - be it design, craftsmanship or performance - the HP-508 will make you happy every time you play it.

        So what's better than a four-speaker system that envelops the player in warm, rich sound? How about six speakers? The HP-508's premium six-speaker Acoustic Projection system is the jewel in the crown, producing a sound so pure that if you closed your eyes, you'd swear you were playing an acoustic piano. The piano's low, mid and high timbres are intelligently blended and projected into the air around you, accurately recreating the sound field of an acoustic grand piano. And for the player this is great news; you get the emotion and character found in acoustic pianos, with all the advantages of a digital piano.

        You also get the same highly-sensitive PHA-4 Concert-class keyboard found on the HP506, and as you play the keys, hear the SuperNATURAL Piano sound, and feel the Acoustic Projection speakers all working together, you'll realise that the HP-508 is a digital piano quite unlike any other.

        Available in three finishes, contemporary black, rosewood and polished ebony, the HP-508 is also the largest piano in the range. With a more imposing design compared to the other models, this is the piano for those who like to make a statement, with bold, confident lines, sturdy front legs and an overall feeling of strength, prestige and stateliness. And you still get everything that makes the other HP pianos so enjoyable to play, including the Piano Designer, 3D Headphones sound, built-in recorder, USB connectivity, free Roland piano apps and no need for tuning - ever.

        Available in contemporary black, rosewood or polished ebony finishes.


        • Enjoy superior sound with SuperNATURAL Piano, which delivers the rich, complex tone of an authentic acoustic grand
        • New PHA-4 Concert Keyboard with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel features Roland's latest high-resolution touch-detection technology
        • Fortissimo playing styles are fully expressed with the new Dynamic Harmonic feature, which provides both a unique tonal character and powerful sound
        • Use new Individual Note Voicing to customize the sound to your taste by adjusting the pitch, volume, and character of each note independently
        • Headphones 3D Ambience effect offers a rich, immersive sound experience while using headphones for private practice
        • Six-channel Acoustic Projection audio system provides the organic, multi-dimensional sound field of an acoustic piano
        • Display music scores and select HP-508 tones and songs with the free Piano Partner app for iPad
        • Play along with favorite songs in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using the free Air Performer app
        • Built-in recorder lets you capture your performances as MIDI or audio files (optional USB flash memory is required for audio recording)
        • Convenient features for daily playing, such as independent volume for headphones, Volume Limit function, and an adjustable music rest
        • Bold and elegant design; available in Polished Ebony, Simulated Rosewood, or Contemporary Black finishes

        More Info

        Roland HP-508 Rosewood Digital Piano - A digital piano that sounds like an acoustic

        Why should you settle for a digital piano that falls to measure up to its acoustic counterpart? A piano should sound like a piano - a wide dynamic range, full of colour and character, a natural, organic decay, and the power to summon an emotional performance from the player. It all sounds obvious, until you realise that most digital pianos fall well short. Roland's SuperNATURAL Piano technology brings the piano sound to life and it's what makes our pianos special.

        Roland HP-508 Rosewood Digital Piano - A piano sound that you can feel as well as hear

        Acoustic and digital pianos make sounds in different ways. With an acoustic, it's all about physical reactions - hammers hit strings, which reverberate through the cabinet to produce the sound. Digital pianos usually have a simple speaker configuration, so the sound is less enveloping. The HP-508 uses a six-speaker Acoustic Projection system, each speaker discretely placed to project the pianos various sound elements from their natural positions. These elements are naturally blended in the air space surrounding you, reproducing the sound field of an acoustic piano with stunning accuracy. It's rather difficult for a digital piano to sound this realistic. But we've cracked it.

        Roland HP-508 Rosewood Digital Piano - A responsive, expressive keyboard with realistic Ivory/ Ebony feel

        Whether you're a beginner or a master pianist, the keyboard is where it all comes together. If you think about how many times you'll be pressing those keys, you better make sure that the keyboard is comfortable and doesn't encourage bad habits. When designing our keyboards, our goal is for you to think you're playing an acoustic piano keyboard. For example, the keys share the look and feel of real ebony and ivory, and their moisture-absorbing properties mean your fingers won't slide off. Sure, there's lots of technology involved underneath, but the end result is refreshingly natural. Play one and you'll agree.

        Roland HP-508 Rosewood Digital Piano - A piano that adapts to you, not the other way round

        Most digital pianos offer a fixed piano sound, and if you don't like it, you're stuck with it. Not this one though, as the onboard Piano Designer lets you create your perfect piano. You even even adjust the pitch, level, and tonal character for each of the 88 notes, so the overall piano sound perfectly suits the acoustic properties of any room . Finally, a piano that adapts to you, instead of the other way around.

        Roland HP-508 Rosewood Digital Piano - 3D Headphones sound brings practise to life

        The beauty of digital pianos is that you can practise in silence without disturbing other people. Great for them, but what about you? You'll probably be using headphones a lot, but many pianos don't take this into account. With the new Headphones 3D Ambience effect, you'll enjoy the sound field of an acoustic piano during these private sessions, making it feel as though the sound is emanating from the instrument itself.

        Roland HP-508 Rosewood Digital Piano - Listen, learn and improve

        The onboard recorder lets you listen to what you just played, highlighting areas for improvement. Instant recording is a real time saver, essential for helping students improve. It comes in handy for experienced pianists too as you can share your audio recording (via USB) with family, friends, or your piano teacher.

        Roland HP-508 Rosewood Digital Piano - Free Roland apps make piano practice fun

        Practise can be boring, but it's essential if you want to improve. So why not make practise fun by hooking up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? With the Piano Partner app you can display the piano's built-in songs via the iPad's screen, identify the different notes by ear or wirelessly stream your favourite tunes from your iPhone through the piano's speaker system.

        *Wireless communication requires the Roland WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adaptor (sold separately) and a wireless LAN access point with an Internet connection.

        Roland HP-508 Rosewood Digital Piano - Authentic damper pedal response

        The Progressive Damper Action pedal accurately replicates the damper pedal on an acoustic piano. It features the continuous tactile response that experienced players expect, with light resistance when the pedal is first pressed and more resistance as the damper function begins to take effect. This allows for more intuitive control while playing, along with "half-pedal" techniques for subtle control over sustain and resonance.

        Roland HP-508 Rosewood Digital Piano - Explore an expanded range of dynamic expression

        The Dynamic Harmonic feature allows you to adjust the unique overtone characteristics created with fortissimo playing. If you're a student, this gives you a new palette of tonal colors to explore as the strength of your key touch improves. More experienced players will welcome the deep expressive control too.

        Convenient features for everyday playing

        This is a Roland digital piano, with many advantages over acoustic pianos. It'll save you money as it doesn't need tuning, and you get a metronome, recording features, silent practice with headphones, USB connectivity and the option to use apps to help you improve. But it's worth remembering that the our pianos are just like acoustic pianos where it really matters: the sound, feel and playing experience. Just the way it should be.

        88 keys (PHA-4 Concert Keyboard: with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel)
        Touch Sensitivity
        Key Touch: 100 types, fixed touch
        Hammer Response: Off, 10 levels
        Keyboard Mode
        Dual (volume balance adjustable)
        Split (split point adjustable)
        Twin Piano
        Damper (Progressive Damper Action Pedal, capable of continuous detection)
        Soft (capable of continuous detection)
        Sostenuto (function assignable)
        Sound Generator
        Piano Sound
        SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
        MIDI Format
        Conforms to GM2, GS, XGlite
        Max. Polyphony
        128 voices
        Grand Piano: 14 Tones
        Upright Piano: 5 Tones
        E.Piano: 10 Tones
        Other: 321 Tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
        8 types, selectable temperament key
        Individual Note Voicing (adjustable in individual notes)
        Stretched Tuning: -50.0 - +50.0 cent
        Note Volume: -50 - 0
        Note Character: -5 - +5
        Master Tuning
        415.3 - 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
        Key Transpose: -6 - +5 (in semitones)
        Playback Transpose: -6 - +5 (in semitones, including audio files)
        Ambience (Off, 10 levels)
        Brilliance (21 levels)

        Only for Piano Tones (Piano Designer):
        Open/close lid (7 levels)
        Hammer Response (Off, 10 levels)
        Hammer Noise (5 levels)
        Damper Noise (Off, 10 levels)
        Damper Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
        String Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
        Key Off Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
        Cabinet Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
        Duplex Scale (Off, 10 levels)
        Dynemic Harmonic (Off, 10 levels)
        Soundboard Behavior (Off, 10 levels)

        Only for Organ Tones:
        Rotary Speaker Effect (Slow/Fast)
        Quarter note = 10 - 500
        2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
        11 levels
        SMF Recorder
        3 parts
        Save Song
        Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
        Note Storage
        Approx. 30,000 notes
        Song Select
        Top of song
        Part Mute
        Mute Volume
        Tempo Mute
        All Songs Play
        Song Balance
        AB Repeat
        Quarter note = 10 - 500
        120 ticks per quarter note
        File Format: Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
        Keyboard, SMF data, Audio from Input jack
        File Format: Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
        Playback Transpose: -6 - +5 (in semitones, including audio from Input jack)
        Playback Speed
        75 - 125%
        Song Select
        Top of song
        Playback Speed
        All Songs Play
        Song Balance
        AB Repeat
        Center Cancel (with Audio from Input jack)
        Internal Memory
        Save Song
        Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
        Max. 99 songs
        External Memory
        External Storage
        USB Flash Memory
        Playable Software
        Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
        Roland Original Format (i-Format)
        Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
        Save Song
        Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
        Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
        Internal Songs
        Piano Masterpieces: 77 songs
        Selection: EU= 10 songs/ US= 18 songs/ Other= 10 songs
        Hanon: 20 songs
        Czerny #100: 100 songs
        Graphic LCD 122 x 32 dots (Contrast 10 levels)
        English, Japanese (only Display)
        Music Rest
        Tilt Adjustment: 4 levels
        Keyboard Lid
        Slide type (with Classic Position)
        Other Functions
        Wireless Connect (when using optional Wireless USB Adapter)
        Panel Lock
        Auto Off
        MIDI Visual Control
        AC inlet
        Input jack: Stereo miniature phone type
        Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
        USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B
        USB MEMORY port: USB Type A
        Phones jacks (Stereo, with Twin Piano Individual Mode) x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
        Rated Power Output
        60 W x 2
        15 W x 2
        Volume Level (SPL)
        112 dB
        * This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland's technical standard.
        Cabinet Speakers: 16 cm (6-5/16 inches) x 2 (with Speaker Box)
        Near-field Speakers: 5 cm (2 inches) x 2
        Spatial Speakers: (12 cm (4-3/4 inches) x 8 cm (3-3/16 inches)) x 2
        Effects: Headphones 3D Ambience
        Volume (with the speaker volume and the headphones volume automatically select function, with the volume limit function)
        Power Consumption
        34 W (31 - 85 W)
        34 W: Average power consumption while piano is played with volume at center position
        31 W: Power consumption immediately after power-up; nothing being played
        85 W: Rated power consumption
        Owner's manual
        Assembly manual (*1)
        Roland 60 Classical Piano Masterpieces
        Power cord
        Headphone hook
        Screw set (*1)

        *1 Supplied with the stand.
        Options (sold separately)
        USB Flash Memory (*2)
        Wireless USB Adapter (*2 WNA1100-RL or ONKYO UWF-1)
        Audio Cable
        USB Cable

        *2 Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland and Wireless USB Adapter specified above. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
        Size and Weight (including piano stand, with music rest)
        1405 mm
        55-6/16 inches
        498 mm
        19-10/16 inches
        1131 mm
        44-9/16 inches
        80 kg
        176 lbs. 6 oz.
        Size and Weight (when folding down the music rest)
        1405 mm
        55-6/16 inches
        498 mm
        19-10/16 inches
        956 mm
        37-11/16 inches
        * HP508-PE (Polished Ebony): 82.0 kg / 180 lbs 13 oz.
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