This digital piano has passed my expectations so far. It is light and small enough for the user to pick up and store in the closet after practice, which in my case is a big plus.
The key covering is really nice to the touch, much better than the plastic coverings on other keyboards and even on concert pianos.
Although the "action feel" is not 100% exactly like on a real piano, it has enough realistic weight and resistance one needs to develop strength and dexterity, so the transition to a real piano only will need small adaptations. The "Heaviness" of the keys can be adjusted! The default is the "Medium" weight; I recommend the "Heavy" setting as this comes closest to a real Grand Piano. To find out how to do that you'll need to download the REFERENCE MANUAL.
With broad dynamic range headphones the sound is really good; with the built-in speakers however it is somewhat "nasal". Furthermore, the sound "dulls" when adjusting the key weight to "heavy" and especially to "extra heavy" (therefore the 4 stars for sound quality), so I would not recommend to get this piano for serious recording or concert use i.e., although the "voicing' of this piano (brightness, reverb) can be custom adjusted, independent of the 4 general piano sound settings it has.
UPDATE: Both piano sound complexity and realism (not speaker sound quality) and action feel are good enough for using the Roland FP10 as a practice instrument for piano players. This has been my experience in recent months and is also corroborated by reviews on YouTube.
Tuning pitch (but not temperament!) and key transposition are adjustable as well, and all custom adjustments can be saved. Again, it is important to have the reference manual for doing that; the user's manual that comes with the instrument does not explain how to do custom adjustments! Those functions however are the ones that take this digital piano beyond "entry level".
It is NOT necessary to connect the piano to the Bluetooth to make it work, or for any of the mentioned custom adjustments, and I haven't ventured so far at this point. I will update once I have.
The cons I found is that 1) there is no jack outlet for headphones in the FRONT of the instrument, 2) the Metronome does not have a graded slider, knob, or display with the standard numbers of beats per minute we find on a traditional metronome. UPDATE: The DEFAULT beat rate is 120 BPM. Pressing the +10 or -10 and +1 or -1 keys changes the beating rate; it takes some math to set the desired rate. 3) The FP10 has no on board recording feature; if you need one better get the FP30.
Also, I recommend to get a better quality sustain pedal right away when ordering this piano, as the provided pedal switch is a real pain to work with because it is too light, and slides away under the foot.
Other than that I haven't found any problems. I will keep this review updated if anything else comes up.
I am a retired classical concert organist who recently decided to take up piano playing again; but have no space even for a small acoustical or standalone digital piano. I am happy to have this portable practice instrument at home, and consider that the price is right for what this piano is. Very satisfied so far!
|商品尺寸||49.1 x 281.1 x 757 cm; 12.25 公斤|