Digital Piano

Redesigned Keyboard and Stunning Piano Sound

  • Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard
  • USB
  • XGlite
  • GS
  • GM2
  • ism


The successor to the HP203 is now available.
Click here for info on the new HP305 !

Redesigned Keyboard and Stunning Piano Sound

The new HP203 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.

Color Variation >> Rosewood / Maple : Sold exclusively in Europe HP203_ERW
Color Variation >> Satin Black : Will not be distributed in Europe HP203-SB

  • - 88-key multi-sampled piano sound with piano resonance
  • - PHA II keyboard with wider dynamic range of touch response
  • - Escapement reproduces the feel of acoustic-piano keys
  • - Newly designed cabinet with front legs for a stable and stylish piano look
  • - Continuous pedal for wider expression
  • - SMF and WAV file playback via USB Host port
  • - Audio CD playback, key control, and Center Cancel with optional USB-CD drive
  • - Holder (for External CD drive) DH-01: DH-01 is an optional mounting bracket for attaching a commercial CD drives (sold separately).
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Grand Piano Sound

The HP203 features Roland’s finest 88-key piano sound, featuring true-to-life piano resonance and individual multisamples for every key. It’s touch responsive to the subtlest pressure and nuance — from the deepest, most powerful bass to the most delicate highs.

PHA II (Progressive Hammer Action) Keyboard

For the most authentic acoustic grand piano feel, the HP203 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 HP203 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.

Elegant Cabinet

The HP203 is built into an attractive, elegant cabinet with front legs. Adding to the appeal are Roland’s gorgeous finishes: choices include classic Mahogany and a new high-gloss Satin Black (Will not be distributed in Europe) or traditional Rosewood and Maple (Sold exclusively in Europe).

File Playback via USB

The HP203 can play songs by itself* — an ideal for parties and gatherings. Simply import a Standard MIDI File via USB and enjoy as the HP203 plays the music automatically.
*Note: The HP203 does not have Roland’s player-piano-type “moving keys” feature.

Play and Sing Along

More than just a great piano, the HP203 can play back WAV files via USB, and also play back audio CDs from an optional USB-CD drive (commercially available in market) 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.

HP203 Front Panel

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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 / XGlite)

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 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

Regarding the CD Drive compatibility, please click here to see the list titled "Compatible CD Drives".

Size and Weight (With Music Rest)

Width (W)
1,387 mm54-5/8 inches
Depth (D)
422 mm16-5/8 inches
Height (H)
1,036 mm40-13/16 inches
56 kg123 lbs. 8 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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