GP609

Overview

Commercial Use

Specs

The Grand Piano That Fuses Tech with Tradition

The GP609 is a grand piano without compromise. You can experience the performance of a traditional acoustic grand, whose sound has been at the heart of music for over 300 years. And you also get to explore the endless creative possibilities offered by the latest digital technology. Since creating the world’s first touch-sensitive electronic piano in 1974, Roland has become a leader in digital piano innovation – and the new GP609 embodies our belief that advanced technology and know-how can take your music further.

SuperNATURAL Modeling for Performance That Feels Real

If you’ve played acoustic pianos for years, you might conclude that nothing can recreate that evocative tone and feel. Press a key on the GP609 and reconsider. This latest digital instrument features Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling, replicating the entire sound creation process of an acoustic piano, for a rich, complex tone. You’ll be inspired by a unique keyboard that blends wood and molded materials for great feel and durability, while even the most demanding players using advanced techniques will be satisfied by the expressive Progressive Damper Action pedal.

SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling Sound

Tone is a priority for any serious pianist, but it’s also where many digital pianos fall flat. The sound of an acoustic piano is the result of endless physical interactions. The key is pressed, the hammer strikes the string, the string resonates within the cabinet – before a thousand further elements shape the final sound. Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling technology recreates all these factors, so for the first time, a digital piano truly sounds and behaves like an acoustic instrument.

PHA-50 Keyboard

Traditionalists will immediately feel at home with the GP609’s keyboard. The keys 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.

Progressive Damper Pedal

Featuring Roland’s Progressive Damper Action pedal mechanism, which closely replicates the pedal response of an acoustic piano, the GP609 can support the most expressive and nuanced techniques. Just as you’d expect from an acoustic piano, when you start to depress the damper pedal, it offers lighter resistance, but as you depress it further, the resistance increases. Meanwhile, when a musical piece demands a lighter touch, you’ll also benefit from the more accurate ‘half-pedaling’ response, with the depth of the damper pedal allowing subtle control of tone decay.

Commercial Use

The grand piano is a refined and majestic instrument with a powerful and expressive tonal character. Its graceful appearance brings an air of classic elegance to any interior – whether at home or at a venue. And yet, although undeniably beautiful, owning an acoustic grand piano is not without challenges. Consider regular tuning and keyboard maintenance costs, as well as the considerable weight which makes it difficult to move around. The GP609 avoids these issues thanks to a variety of digital advantages that make it easy to enjoy a grand piano at a venue – or at home – without the cost or hassle.

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Standard Features

  • Classic 4.9’/150 cm depth grand digital piano, and light weight 325 lbs./148 kg
  • Built-in 6.1-channel multi-speaker system (six speakers/one woofer) powerful enough for sound projection in a small hall
  • SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling technology for a rich, living sound
  • Authentic grand piano touch from the new PHA-50 Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard with Escapement, which combines the look and feel of wood with the durability of modern materials
  • Music playback from a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth wireless connectivity
  • MIDI over Bluetooth for connecting to a world of exciting apps such as Roland’s Piano Partner 2, which encourages daily piano learning and makes practice fun
  • Headphones 3D Ambience technology for natural, realistic sound when practicing privately
  • Variable lid height with two prop sticks
  • Movable with casters and maintenance-free
  • Two elegant finishes to complement your living room: polished ebony or polished white