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HP-203: Digital Piano

Redesigned Keyboard and Stunning Piano Sound


The new Roland HP-203 digital piano brings new piano sound and a refined realistic touch to a beautiful cabinet design. It boasts a stunning 88-key multi-sampled piano sound, along with the new PHA II keyboard with a dramatically wider dynamic range. Continuous damper pedal for richer expressiveness provides an acoustic feel in a digital piano.

  • 88-key multi-sampled piano sound with piano resonance
  • PHA II keyboard with Escapement and offers enhanced dynamic range of touch response
  • Newly-designed cabinet with front legs for a stable and stylish piano look
  • Continuous pedal for wider expression
  • Twin Piano Mode for education applications
  • SMF and WAV file playback via USB Host port
  • Optional USB CD drive allows for audio CD playback, audio transpose and center cancel

Redesigned Keyboard and Stunning Piano Sound

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Grand Piano Sound

The HP-203 features Roland’s finest 88-key piano sound, featuring true-to-life piano resonance and individual multi-samples for every key. The HP-203 is touch responsive to the subtlest pressure and nuance — from the deepest, most powerful bass to the most delicate highs.

PHA II keyboard with Escapement

For the most authentic acoustic grand piano feel, the HP-203 is equipped with the new PHA II keyboard with Escapement. This amazing new keyboard technology offers the same natural response as a grand piano, with a heavier touch in the lower range and lighter touch in the upper, and with lighter resistance on pianissimo passages and stronger resistance on fortissimo just like a well-maintained acoustic grand. It even faithfully reproduces the escapement “click feel” of a grand-piano action.

Continuous Damper Pedal

The HP-203 offers seamless continuous damper pedal control, allowing you to obtain the perfect amount of damping or attenuation at all times. Experience the most realistic and expressive piano performance possible.

File Playback via USB

The HP-203 can play songs by itself —ideal for parties and gatherings. Simply import a Standard MIDI File via USB and enjoy as the HP-203 plays the music automatically. Whether in a lounge or living room, hotel or concert hall, the HP-203 will bring any environment to life. The USB Host port also supports WAV file types, and you can actually transpose the audio in real time.

*Note: While the HP-203 can play songs automatically, it does not have the player-piano-type “moving keys” feature.

Play and Sing Along

More than just a great piano, the HP-203 can also play back audio CDs from an optional USB CD drive (commercially available) for play-along fun. There’s even a Center Cancel feature for minimizing pre-recorded vocals so you can play and sing along to your favorite CDs.  There are also 65 internal songs.

Elegant Cabinet

The HP-203 is built into an attractive, elegant cabinet with front legs that enhance the HP-203’s authentic look. Adding to the appeal are Roland’s gorgeous finishes: choose between Mahogany and high-gloss Satin Black.

Holder (for External CD drive) DH-01

The DH-01 is an optional mounting bracket for attaching a commercial CD drive (sold separately).

Redesigned Keyboard and Stunning Piano Sound


88 keys (PHA II with Escapement)
Touch Sensitivity
Touch: 5 levels/Fixed Touch, Hammer Response: Off/1–10
Keyboard Modes
Whole, Dual (volume balance adjustable), Split (split point adjustable), Twin piano
Sound Generator (Conforms to GM2 / GS / XG Lite)
Max. Polyphony
128 voices
306 tones (including 8 drum sets, SFX set)
8 types, selectable tonic
Stretched Tuning
Master Tuning
415.3–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Key Transpose: -6–+5 (in semitones), Playback Transpose (with Audio CD/Audio File): -6–+5 (in semitones)
3D (4 Levels), Dynamics (4 types), Reverb (Off/1–10), Key Off Resonance (only for piano tones, Off/1–10), String Resonance (only for piano tones, Off/1–10), Damper Resonance (only for piano tones, Off/1–10),
3 tracks
Recorder Section: 1 song, Internal Memory: Max. 99 songs
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Song Select, Play/Stop, Rec, Previous/Rewinding, Next/Fast-forwarding, Track Mute (Mute Level adjustable), Tempo, Tempo Mute, All Song Play, Count-in, Count-down, Song Volume, Center Cancel (only for audio playback)
Quarter note = 10 to 500
120 ticks per quarter note
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: 0–10, Metronome Sound: 8 types
Internal Memory
Max. 99 songs
Save Song
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
External Memory
External Storage
USB CD Drive (Sold Commercially, Read Only), USB Flash Memory (Sold Separately), USB Floppy Disk Drive (Sold Separately)
Playable Software
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0/1), Roland Original Format (i-Format), Audio File (WAV 44.1kHz / 16-bit Linear Format), Audio CDs (CD-DA)
Internal Songs
65 songs + 7 Tone Demo Songs
Rated Power Output
30 W x 2
12 cm x 2
7 segments, 3 characters LED, Beat LED
Volume, Brilliance (21 steps: -10– -1/Off/1–10)
Damper (half-pedal recognition), Soft (half-pedal recognition, function assignable), Sostenuto (function assignable)
Other Function
Panel Lock, V-LINK
AC inlet, Pedal connector, Input jacks (Front: L/Mono, R Rear: L/Mono, R), Output jacks (L/Mono, R), USB connector, MIDI connectors (IN, OUT), Phones jack (Stereo) x 2, External Memory port
Power Supply
HP203-MH / HP203-SB: AC 115 V, AC 117 V, AC 220 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz);
HP203-ERW / HP203-EMP: AC 230 V, AC 230 VE (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption
70 W
Owner’s Manual, Roland 60 Classical Piano Masterpieces, Power Cord, Headphone Hook, Music Rest, Music Rest attachment screws
USB Flash Memory: M-UF128, Floppy Disk Drive: FD-01A, Holder (for External CD drive): DH-01
Compatible CD Drives
Click here for a list of compatible CD drives
Size and Weight ( With Music Rest )
1,387 mm
54-5/8 inches
422 mm
16-5/8 inches
1,036 mm
40-13/16 inches
56.0 kg
123 lbs. 8 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.



CD/CF Recorder


Whether your goal is to burn CDs, advance your playing skills, preserve and archive important audio, or simply capture unforgettable moments, the CD-2 will do the job quickly and simply.

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SD/CD Recorder


Record with high-quality sound, listen back, and burn straight to CD. This SD/CD Recorder is a great partner for practice and composition.

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Holder For External CD Drive


Optional mounting bracket for attaching a commercial CD drive.

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Stereo Headphones


Professional studio headphones with exceptional low frequency response.

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Stereo Headphones


Offer the clarity, sonic accuracy, and comfort needed for mixing and silent practice.

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Support Documents

DH-01 Compatible CD Drive List
List of compatible external CD-ROM drives for use with Roland Digital Pianos HP-207, HP-203, RG-3, and FP-7.
Compatible Drives for HP-207/-203 and RG-3 Pianos
HP-Series Brochure

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