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Roland HP-508PE

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The ultimate home piano with a six-speaker sound system with a beautiful polished ebony finish

The flagship HP508 digital piano offers the ultimate blend of style, feel and sound. Like the other two models in the range, the HP508 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.
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Roland HP-508PE

If you appreciate the finer things in life - be it design, craftsmanship or performance - the HP508 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 HP508’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 HP508 is a digital piano quite unlike any other.

Available in three finishes, contemporary black, rosewood and polished ebony, the HP508 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.

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.

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 HP508 uses a six-speaker Acoustic Projection system, each speaker discretely placed to project the piano's 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Roland

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
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)
Power cord
Headphone hook
Screw set (*1)

*1 Supplied with the stand.
Options (sold separately)
USB Flash Memory (*2)
Wireless USB Adapter (*2)
Audio Cable
USB Cable

*2 Use USB Flash Memory and Wireless USB Adapter sold by Roland. 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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