ROLAND1500 - 2000 euros | 2100 - 2600 dollars

A great-feeling PHA II "Ivory Feel" keyboard is built into a stylish, space-saving cabinet with a unique lid that can be used as a music rest when open and as a flat surface when closed. It’s a high class breed of musical sophistication and functional style. The DP990RF has a high-gloss Polished Ebony exterior.

PHA II (Progressive Hammer Action II) Keyboard

For the most authentic keyboard feel,
the DP990RF and DP990F feature
Roland’s acclaimed PHA II keyboard
with Escapement, which yields a heavier
touch in the lower range and lighter
touch in the upper. It also provides lighter
resistance for pianissimo passages and
stronger resistance for fortissimo.

On the DP990RF/990F, users can choose between different touch
sensitivity – from light to standard and heavy. You can adjust the
touch response of your keyboard depending on how strong your
fingers are or for particular practice objectives.

Innovative Ivory Feel keyboard

The DP990RF’s Ivory Feel keys are made of moisture-absorbent material
that offer the natural look and tactile feel of real ivory and ebony.

The characteristic “click feel”
of a grand piano

The DP990RF/990F’s Escapement
mechanism recreates the characteristic
click feel of grand-piano keys.
Combined with its authentic hammer
response, this action provides an
Depth of pressing the key
amazing recreation of the real thing.

When the keys are pressed slowly, the
resistance increases and then suddenly relaxes, just like playing a grand piano.

The length of the hidden portion of the
keys has been lengthened as much as
possible so the fulcrum is located farther
back on the keys. This reduces the
difference in touch response from the
front to the rear of the keys, replicating
the longer keys and superior response
of a grand piano.

SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine provides the power and
expression of an acoustic grand

The DP990RF and DP990F are equipped with our newly developed
SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, which was born by bringing together
V-Piano technology and 88-key stereo multisampling. This new sound
engine is the product of Roland’s deep research of the characteristics of
acoustic pianos, with the goal of faithfully reproducing the rich tone and true
expression of a concert grand piano. 128-voice polyphony ensures seamless
performance, even during the most dense and complex pieces.

Perfect touch and response in every key

Each note of a grand piano has its own character, due to the fact that the
strings are different sizes and lengths, use different materials, and are struck
by hammers of different sizes. These differences create variations in the
tonal color and resonance of each note. For the new SuperNATURAL Piano
sound engine, we sampled all 88 notes of a variety of world-class pianos
and used our unique digital technology to accurately reproduce the full, rich
tone and unique personality of these fine acoustic instruments.

True to the player’s touch
Pianos produce myriad differences not only in volume, but also in tone
based on how forcefully the key is struck. Our latest technology, the
SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine,
delivers natural and seamless
changes in tonal color in response
to the player’s touch. The expanded
dynamic range supports the most
advanced and subtle techniques,
just as one would expect from an acoustic grand piano.

Seamless note decay

The natural decay of notes
Variation in tone color produced by the
SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine as the
and beautiful lingering tones
are essential elements of a
piano’s sound. The decaying
sound of an acoustic piano
not only decreases in volume,
but also gradually changes in color to a softer tone. The SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine replicates this natural decay, just like an acoustic grand.

Inspiring creativity with Roland’s powerful

The DP990RF and DP990F feature “Piano Resonance”, which faithfully
reproduces the sympathetic vibrations*1 between strings, as well as
other subtle nuances such as variations in lingering tones based on key-
release speed*2. It even replicates the resonance one hears while the
damper pedal is depressed and the dampers move off the strings.

Continuous detection pedals respond to
the player’s sensitivities

The damper and soft pedals continuously detect the slightest differences
in the amount they are depressed, thus supporting a full range of pedal
expression. For example, there are subtle changes in tone where the
damper is barely touching the
string. There are also variations
in the sustain of a sound when
you depress the pedal gradually.
The pedals even support the
most subtle expression, such as
depressing the pedal again after
releasing it for an instant.

Enjoy playing your favorite songs along with full
backing tracks

A 3-track recorder lets you easily record, play back, and save your The DP990RF and DP990F come with a wide range of built-in songs, ranging
performances. This offers numerous benefits for both performance and from classical to jazz. In addition, you can play commercially available SMF
practice, including the ability to work with left- and right-hand parts music files or audio files stored on a standard USB flash memory device (sold
separately. The “Twin Piano” function lets you split the keyboard left and separately). With the optional Roland CD-01A CD Drive, you can even play back
right into two regions, each with its own middle “C” and damper pedal. and play along with songs directly from a standard audio CD. During playback
Two players wearing headphones of the built-in songs or SMF music files from a USB memory key, you can alter
can then play completely or mute individual tracks, such as a piano solo, to create an exciting ensemble
independently without hearing one performance. Since you can alter both the key and tempo independently, you
another (Individual Twin-Piano), can slow down playback when learning a new piece or find a more comfortable
a great application for “partner” key for a song with which you want to sing along. During playback of audio files
lessons or piano labs. Of course, the from USB memory, you can also alter
ability to hear yourself privately on key and tempo independently, as well
headphones has always been a major as minimize the lead vocal or instrument
advantage of digital instruments, since via the “Center Cancel” function. Both
it allows you to play anytime, day or models also boast over 300 GM2/GS
night, without disturbing others. tones with layer and split capability to
support almost any musical performance
or study.


RF PE Version


- Keyboard: 88 keys (PHA II with Ivory Feel & Escapement)
- Touch Sensitivity: Touch: 5 levels, Fixed Touch
- Keyboard Mode: Whole, Dual (volume balance adjustable), Split (split point adjustable), Twin Piano

Sound Generator

- Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
- Sound Generator Conforms to GM2/GS/XG Lite
- Max. Polyphony: 128 voices
- Tones: 337 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
- Temperament: 8 types, selectable temperament Key
- Stretched Tuning: On/Off
- Master Tuning: 415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
- Transpose: Key Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones), Playback Transpose (with Audio CD/Audio File): -6 to +5 (in semitones)
- Effects: Reverb (Off, 10 levels), Only for Piano Tones: Damper Resonance (Off, 10 levels), String Resonance (Off, 10 levels), Key Off Resonance (Off, 10 levels), Only for Organ Tones: Rotary Speaker Effect (Slow/Fast)


- Tracks: 3 tracks
- Song Recorder section: 1 song, Internal Memory: Max. 99 songs
- Note Storage: Approx. 30,000 notes
- Control: Song Select, Play/Stop, Rec, Rewinding, Fast-forwarding, Previous song, Next song, Track Mute, Mute Volume, Tempo, Tempo Mute, All Songs Play, Count-in, Song Volume, Center Cancel (only for Audio playback)
- Tempo: Quarter note= 10 to 500, Audio Playback Speed: 75 to 125 %
- Resolution: 120 ticks per quarter note


- Tempo: Quarter note= 10 to 500
- 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: 11 levels

Internal Memory

- Songs: Max. 99 songs
- Save: Song Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)

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), Audio CDs (CD-DA) (when using optional CD drive)
- Save Song Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)


- Internal Songs: 72 songs
- Rated Power Output: 12 W x 2
- Volume Level (SPL): 105 dB *These figures were measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.
- Speakers: 12 cm x 2 (with Speaker box)
- Display: 7-segments, 3 characters (LED)
- Control: Volume
- Pedals: Damper (capable of continuous detection), Soft (capable of continuous detection, function assignable), Sostenuto (function assignable)
- Other Functions: Panel Lock, V-LINK
- Connectors: DC inlet, Input jacks (L/Mono, R), Output jacks (L/Mono, R), MIDI connectors (In, Out), Phones jack (Stereo) x 2, External Memory connector
- Power supply: DC 12 V
- Power Consumption: 24 W
- Dimensions: (with lid closed) 1,398 (W) x 344 (D) x 781 (H) mm/55-1/16 (W) x 13-9/16 (D) x 30-3/4 (H) inches, (with lid open) 1,398 (W) x 339 (D) x 974 (H) mm/55-1/16 (W) x 13-3/8 (D) x 38-3/8 (H) inches *Measurements include stabilizer components attached.
- Weight: (including piano stand) 48.9 kg/107 lbs 13 oz
- Accessories: Owner’s Manual, AC Adaptor, Power Cord (for AC Adaptor), Headphones Hook, Cord Clamps, Stabilizer
- Options: Headphones (RH-A30, RH-300, RH-L20, RH-5), USB Flash Memory (M-UF2G), USB CD Drive (CD-01A)

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