First Impressions - Roland LX706

Roland offers three models in their Premium Upright LX Series. The LX706 is positioned in the middle, providing just the right balance between features and price.

The piano consists of two main components, the stand portion which includes two side panels, a speaker box and pedal board. The top section houses the keys, more speakers and the electronics. While you'll need to put this model together, don't worry because It's not complicated! Watch our unboxing video for further details.

As I walked around the instrument, I noticed the that the back of the piano has a finished appearance including convenient cutouts in the back panel for times when the piano needs to be lifted or moved.

LX706 in a home setting
Closeup of LX706 showing music rest, fallboard, control panel, and keys

This model is offered in three finishes. Charcoal Black and Dark Rosewood sell at the same price while the Polished Ebony costs more due to the extra labor involved with applying the luxurious polyurethane clear finish. Each model includes a matching bench.

Taking a seat, I was impressed with the automatic power on feature incorporated within the slow-fall key cover. Once opened, it revealed an uncluttered control panel with about a dozen backlit buttons. You can even position the key cover to hide these buttons. It's easy to navigate through the features, especially in a low light environment.

The extra wide music rest provides ample room for your music books and tablet. It was a pleasant surprise to find two brass music clips integrated within the tray of the music rest. These will hold your pages in place, keeping your fingers on the keys and not fumbling with scores that don't want to stay open!

Side view of LX706 in a home setting
Front view of LX706 in home setting

With the touch of a button, you have two world-class pianos. The European and American piano models, along with the additional sounds (including electric pianos, organs and orchestral instruments), invite you to explore and play. It's easy and intuitive to navigate through the sounds and features with this piano and I didn't need to refer to the owner's manual!

While the piano sports a powerful three-way, six-speaker system, you may also use headphones for private practice. Once plugged in, advanced technology enhances the sound you hear to provide a fuller, live-performance hall sound!

Bluetooth (audio in) streaming will allow you to use your tablet or phone to play along with teaching pieces from an app or just listen to your music. Roland's Piano Every Day app (iOS/Android) allows you to control the piano using your tablet's touch screen. You can access SheetMusicDirect, the world's largest online store for digital music scores. There are several fun and unique ways to interact with these songs and there are arrangements for all skill levels. The app also displays music notation for the piano's onboard songs, letting you start playing immediately.

All of these ingredients join together to give you a rewarding playing experience. Check out our "All Playing, No Talking" video below and call us today at 800-783-3368, chat, or email.