Roland BK-5 review: specs & price

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Backing Keyboard

The Roland BK-5 is a Backing Keyboard with a 61 Velocity sensitive keys, 1,172 Sounds, 60 Drum sets, 128 Voice polyphony, Transposer, Graphic LCD with 160 x...

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Description KeytarKeytarYamaha PSR-A350Yamaha PSR-A350Casio CT-X3000KeyboardYamaha PSR-A3000Yamaha PSR-E360 MapleYamaha PSR-E360 Dark WalnutCasio CT-X700Yamaha PSR-E360 MapleRoland BK-5KeyboardYamaha PSR-SX900Casio CT-X5000KeyboardOriental KeyboardYamaha PSR-EW300Casio CT-X5000Keyboard
Dimensions (W x D x H)733 x 125 x 56 mm733 x 125 x 56 mm945 x 369 x 122 mm945 x 369 x 122 mm948 x 384 x 116 mm946 x 307 x 92 mm1002 x 437 x 148 mm940 x 316 x 100 mm940 x 316 x 100 mm948 x 350 x 109 mm940 x 316 x 100 mm-940 x 316 x 100 mm1017 x 431 x 139 mm948 x 384 x 116 mm-945 x 369 x 122 mm-948 x 384 x 116 mm940 x 316 x 100 mm
Weight1.2 kg1.2 kg4.6 kg4.6 kg6.9 kg3.3 kg11.2 kg3.91 kg3.91 kg4.3 kg3.91 kg-3.91 kg11.5 kg7 kg1.2 kg4.6 kg6.2 kg7 kg3.91 kg
ColourWhiteBlue----Black/dark metallic grey-------------
Keys37376161616161--61-61-616137617661-
Illuminated Push-Button-----
Aftertouch-----
Storage MediumNoneNoneNoneNoneUSB to Device, USB to HostNoneUSB to Device--USB to Device-USB to Device-USB to Device, USB to HostUSB to DeviceNoneNoneNoneUSB to Device-
Lyrics Function-----
Score Function-----
Vocal Harmony-----
USB Audiorecorder-----
MIDI interfaceNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone1x In, 1x Out--None-1x In, 1x Out-1x In, 1x OutNoneNoneNoneNoneNone-
Microphone input-----
USB-----
Connections--Headphone / line outputHeadphone / line output------------Headphone / line output---
Speaker--2x 2.5 W2x 2.5 W-2x 2 W-----2 x 12 W--2x 15 watts-2x 2.5 W-2x 15 watts-
Touch-Sensitve-------
Effects----Reverb, chorusHall, Dance Music, Virtual Hall-Reverb, Chorus, Master EQ, Ultra-Wide StereoReverb, Chorus, Master EQ, Ultra-Wide StereoReverb, chorus, harmonyReverb, Chorus, Master EQ, Ultra-Wide Stereo-Reverb, Chorus, Master EQ, Ultra-Wide Stereo-Reverb, chorus---Reverb, chorusReverb, Chorus, Master EQ, Ultra-Wide Stereo
Speakers----2x 6 W----2 x 2.5 W-------2x 2.5 W--
Loudspeaker system-------2 x 2.5 Watt2 x 2.5 Watt-2 x 2.5 Watt-2 x 2.5 Watt------2 x 2.5 Watt
Design-------MapleDark Walnut-Maple-Maple------Dark Walnut

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Description

The Roland BK-5 is a Backing Keyboard with a 61 Velocity sensitive keys, 1,172 Sounds, 60 Drum sets, 128 Voice polyphony, Transposer, Graphic LCD with 160 x 160 pixels, 305 Styles, Performance memory with max 999 entries per list, 954 Music assistants (internal), USB recorder for wave files, video, real-time player SMF (Format 0/1), KAR, MP3, WAV, Headphone connector & Including power adapter. The retail price is 637.61 £.

Specifications

Audio inputsIn L/ mono, R jack
USBYes
MIDIMIDI in, MIDI out (V- link)
Video outputComposite (PAL or NTSC, selectable)
Audio outputsOut L/ mono, R jack
Pedals and footswitchesSwitch/ expression (programmable)
Speaker2 x 12 W
Dimensions without music stand (W x D x H)1044 x 317 x 129 mm
Weight (without power adapter)7.5 kg
Keys61
Illuminated Push-ButtonNo
Touch-SensitveYes
AftertouchNo
Storage MediumUSB to Device
Lyrics FunctionYes
Score FunctionYes
Vocal HarmonyNo
USB AudiorecorderYes
MIDI interface1x In, 1x Out
Microphone inputNo

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