RP501R

COMPACT AND AFFORDABLE FAMILY PIANO WITH PRACTICE-FRIENDLY FEATURES ON BOARD

A great piano can be the heart of a family home. But it’s vital to choose a model that suits your lifestyle, budget, and aspirations. The new Roland RP501R is your ideal first piano—and yet it’s ready to support you as you get more serious. This digital piano offers a wealth of practice-friendly features to suit developing players, with onboard rhythm accompaniment and Bluetooth® connectivity to iPad/Android piano apps. Better still, while other entry-level pianos are quickly outgrown, the Roland RP501R satisfies discerning players with its dynamic keyboard feel and authentic, responsive sounds. Combining premium features, a competitive price, and a compact-yet-robust cabinet, the Roland RP501R is ready to join your family.

Description

FEATURE

  • Roland’s acclaimed digital technology in an attractive and affordable piano designed for the family home
  • SuperNATURAL Piano delivers the authentic tone of an acoustic grand piano
  • PHA-4 Standard keyboard features high-resolution touch sensing for expressive and responsive play
  • Progressive Damper Action pedal offers continuous response for half-pedaling and other traditional acoustic piano techniques
  • Headphones 3D Ambience effect provides a multi-dimensional sound experience when using headphones
  • Connect to a world of exciting apps such as Roland’s Piano Partner 2, which encourages daily piano learning and makes practicing fun
  • Extensive onboard song library including scale-learning songs, plus metronome and recording functions to boost practice and learning
  • Sophisticated onboard Rhythm feature with intelligent accompaniment (72 different rhythm styles, including 6 pianist styles)
  • Space-saving cabinet with a choice of Contemporary Black, Contemporary Rosewood, or White finish

Stay Inspired with Authentic Piano Sound and Expressive Feel

With onboard technology derived from our flagship digital pianos, the Roland RP501R will keep you inspired—whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced pianist. A sound engine powered by Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology delivers the rich, expressive tone you’d expect from a premium acoustic grand piano, while a dynamic array of built-in speakers ensures the sound fills the room (even if the compact cabinet doesn’t). As your style develops, the Ivory Feel PHA-4 keyboard responds to the nuances of your touch, while the Progressive Damper Action pedal lets you perform traditional techniques with all the feel of an acoustic pianist. When your piano sounds this good, you’ll want to play it all the time!

Sound Better and Learn Faster with 305 Tones, 72 Backing Styles, and Educational Features

Traditional pianos offer just one tone, which can be frustrating when you’re still finding your voice. While the RP501R captures the authentic sound of a traditional acoustic piano, it also offers over 300 additional sounds to help you get creative. Practice sessions are even more appealing when you factor in the onboard Rhythm feature, which lets you play along with your choice of 72 ensemble backing styles (pop, jazz, Latin, etc.) as the band follow your changes. Plus, Bluetooth MIDI and USB connectivity to your tablet or smartphone gives access to a world of great piano apps such as Roland’s Piano Partner 2, which displays internal songs as sheet music and gets your notation reading up to speed.

Travels Light, Avoids Costly Maintenance, and Allows Practice When It Suits You

Acoustic pianos can be heavy and costly to maintain, and if you want to play at night, you may be bothering other people close by. The Roland RP501R is the solution to all these problems. Weighing just 41 kg/90 lbs., it’s easily shifted by two adults, while a space-saving cabinet depth of just 432 mm/17 in. won’t swamp your home. The advanced digital sound engine will never need tuning either, saving you time and money. And if inspiration strikes at midnight, controllable volume and a headphones option will keep the neighbors happy as you lose yourself in the rich, immersive sound of the Headphones 3D Ambience effect.

Kick-Start Your Piano Journey with Practice-Friendly Features

It can be hard to stay engaged when you’re learning piano, but the Roland RP501R is full of additional features that make practice a pleasure. An onboard metronome improves your sense of timing before you assess your progress with the onboard recorder. Audio and MIDI playback (from USB memory) lets you jam along with your favorite songs as they play through the piano’s speakers, while Twin Piano mode avoids the grind of solitary practice, allowing you to play in the same key range side-by-side with a duet partner or teacher. If there’s a song you want to learn, download it to your tablet from Sheet Music Direct, or install the piaScore app for free access to 70,000+ classical music scores. By pressing the piano’s pedal, you can even turn the pages of the score on your tablet’s screen.

KEYBOARD

Keyboard

88 keys (PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel)


Touch Sensitivity

Key Touch: 5 types, fixed touch


Keyboard Mode

Whole
Dual (volume balance adjustable)
Split (split point adjustable)
Twin Piano


Pedals

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


Tones

Piano: 11 tones
Other: 305 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)


Stretched Tuning

2 types (Always On)


Master Tuning

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


Transpose

Key Transpose: -6–+5 (in semitones)


Effects

Ambience (Off, 10 levels)
Brilliance (21 levels)

Only for Piano Tones:
Damper Resonance (Always On)
String Resonance (Always On)
Key Off Resonance (Always On)

METRONOME

Tempo

Quarter note = 10–500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20–250)


Beat

2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8


Volume

100 levels

SMF RECORDER

Parts

1 part


Save Song

Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)


Songs

Internal memory: Max. 10 songs
External memory: Max. 99 songs


Note Storage

Approx. 30,000 notes


Control

Song Select
Play/Stop
Rec
Rewinding
Fast-forwarding
Top of song
Part Mute
Tempo
All Songs Play
Count-in
Song Balance


Tempo

Quarter note = 10–500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20–250)


Resolution

120 ticks per quarter note

RHYTHM

Rhythms

72 types x 2 variations


Controls

Rhythm Select
Start/Stop
Sync Start
Intro/Ending
Fill In
Variation
Leading Bass
Auto Fill
Rhythm Part

AUDIO

Playback

File Format: Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)


Control

Song Select
Play/Stop
Rewinding
Fast-forwarding
Top of song
All Songs
Play
Song Balance
Center Cancel

INTERNAL MEMORY

Save Song

Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)


Songs

Max. 10 songs


Internal Songs

Piano Masterpieces: 69 songs
Easy Piano: 8 songs
Czerny: 100 songs
Hanon: 20 songs
Scale: 36 songs

EXTERNAL STORAGE

External Memory

USB Flash Memory


Playable Software

Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)


Save Song

Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)


Songs

Max. 99 songs

BLUETOOTH

MIDI, Turning music sheet

Bluetooth Ver 4.0

OTHER

Display

7 segments x 3 LED


Keyboard Lid

Slide type


Other Functions

Panel Lock
Auto Off


Connectors

DC In jack
Input jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Output jack: Stereo miniature phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B
USB MEMORY port: USB Type A
Phones jacks x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type


Rated Power Output

12 W x 2


Volume Level (SPL)

103 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.)


Speakers

12 cm (4-3/4 inches) x 2


Headphones

Effects: Headphones 3D Ambience


Controls

Volume (with the speaker volume and the headphones volume automatically select function, with the volume limit function)


Power Supply

AC adaptor


Power Consumption

9 W (3–22 W)
9 W: Average power consumption while piano is played with volume at center position
3 W: Power consumption immediately after power-up; nothing being played
22 W: Rated power consumption


Accessories

Owner’s manual
Assembly manual
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
AC Adaptor
Power Cord (for AC Adaptor)
Headphone hook
Music rest


Options (sold separately)

Headphones
USB Flash Memory (*1)

*1 Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

SIZE AND WEIGHT (INCLUDING PIANO STAND, WITH MUSIC REST)

Width

1,378 mm
54-1/4 inches


Depth

423 mm
16-11/16 inches


Height

992 mm
39-1/16 inches


Weight

40.8 kg
90 lbs
* Actual weight can vary slightly from that indicated due to the fact that wooden parts are involved.

SIZE AND WEIGHT (INCLUDING PIANO STAND, WITHOUT MUSIC REST)

Width

1,378 mm
54-1/4 inches


Depth

423 mm
16-11/16 inches


Height

834 mm
32-7/8 inches


Weight

40.8 kg
90 lbs
* Actual weight can vary slightly from that indicated due to the fact that wooden parts are involved.

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