Topic: Roland "Ivory Feel-G with escapement" keybeds : What else differs ?
I'm trying to establish if there are any Roland keyboards out there that share EXACTLY the same keybed as the one used in their Juno DS-88.
For having tried out in the same store yesterday half a dozen 88 note weighted keyboards, including the Roland A-88 and Juno DS-88, I reached the conclusion that the latter was the one I felt the most comfortable with. Yet, when I read the specifications of both products on Roland's website it appears that they share exactly the same keybed technology, namely "Ivory Feel G with escapement" ... And the difference between the action of the A-88 and the Juno DS-88 isn't exactly subtle either. It's night and day ... That's what I find so confusing / misleading about reading "Ivory feel-G with escapement" in their respective product specs, but nothing more to explain such a huge difference between both keybeds.
I could of course settle for the Juno as the price tag is relatively attractive, but I simply don't like the idea of purchasing a synth for which the internal sound synthesis has no use or appeal to me. I would have preferred to find this keyboard in the A-88 or in a piano-oriented instrument. Unfortunately I couldn't get my hands on a Roland RD 300-NX, which - at least on paper - would appear to match my requirements, only once again the brochure simply states "Ivory Feel G", so it could potentially be like the Juno, the A-88 … or neither !
If anyone could give me some guidance or insight on the subject it would be very much appreciated.