KR-Intelligent Grand

The first thing you’ll notice about this piano is its beauty

  • Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard
  • External VGA Output
  • USB
  • XGlite
  • GS
  • GM2
  • ism
  • DigiScore

The first thing you’ll notice about this piano is its beauty

The KR117M is a feast for the eyes, with its elegant styling, refined finish, and graceful grand-piano profile. And then you’ll discover its sound and feel — a stunningly realistic stereo-sampled grand piano sound that’s driven by a Solid Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard with Escapement. The KR117M’s advanced player-piano engine reproduces songs down to the smallest detail. It will be the life of your party!

  • - 88-note Solid Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard with Escapement
  • - 320 x 240 color touchscreen display with VGA output for external display
  • - 88-note multi-sampled piano Tones, 780 instrument sounds
  • - 128-voice polyphony
  • - 310 internal Music Styles, Visual Arranger
  • - Over 550 Music Assistants, plus Visual Music Assistant
  • - Visual Lesson and Wonderland interactive music games
  • - DigiScore music, lyric, chord, and fingering in LCD display
  • - 2 USB host ports, USB-MIDI, XLR out, microphone input
  • - 280W full-range sound system with resonating soundboard and Advanced 3D Surround
  • - CD drive, Player-Piano Moving Keys
  • - Full-size grand cabinet in polished ebony
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Superior Sounds

The KR117M boasts the most realistic stereo-sampled grand piano sounds on the digital-piano market — with “all 88 keys multi-level sampling.” It’s a piano worthy of a master musician, with the ability to deliver the power, stunning clarity, and nuance demanded by a true virtuoso. Moreover, as amazing as these sounds already are, they can be further adjusted to your taste; you can customize them with the friendly-yet-powerful Piano Designer feature.

Superior Keyboard

The KR117M features Roland’s new Solid Progressive Hammer- Action Keyboard with Escapement — which perfectly matches the feel of an acoustic grand. It provides a heavier touch in the lower range and a lighter touch in the upper registers. In this new version the touch is more delicate than before, and the keys are more solid and balanced for a genuine piano key feel. It also produces less fingernail noise. In addition, these new solid keys feature attractive natural wood-tone sides to enhance the visual moving-key motion.

Automatic Keyboard Movement

The KR117M comes with an automatic keyboard-movement mechanism that will entertain and impress. Insert any Standard MIDI File (SMF) or other music file, and the keys will start “playing” the music, perfectly reproducing the songs down to the smallest detail. All eyes will be drawn to the magical moving keys, which have been enhanced visually on the sides for an attractive “wood” look. Using the large selection of preset songs or commercially available SMF data, you can create automatic keyboard performances in any genre. You can also record your own performances — not just with the piano tone but with other onboard tones too. And when you play those performances back, watch those keys move just the way you played them!

Handy Remote Control

The KR117M can be operated from a distance by a remote control device, with which you can start/stop the music, change the volume, mute the sound, and control effects and other functions. Also, for the first time, there is an option for remotely accessing and controlling the piano with a PDA or a wireless PC. The Intelligent Grand has now joined the Wireless Age.

Eye-catching External Display

If you connect your own external monitor or television set to the KR117M, you can view icons and menus from a distance, and display color scores, the lyrics of songs, your own favorite bitmap or JPEG photos, to complete slideshows.

Versatile CD Drive & USB Memory Port

The versatile CD drive built into the KR117M not only plays MIDI music data but also standard audio CDs. Player-piano CDs can give you hours and hours of enjoyment on your Intelligent Grand. And whenever you wish, you can insert an audio CD and listen to your favorite songs. Also, by inserting Roland’s optional USB flash memory device into the USB memory port, you can play SMF data and WAV data.

Record Your Performance

The KR117M comes with a new A/V Sync function that allows you to record and play back your entire performance. You can even add your voice to the piano sound, for example, as well as video images. To save your performance data, simply attach a recorder, and replay your recordings on your KR117M using the automatic keyboard-movement function if you desire. If you want to add video images of your performance, attach a video camera and a DVD recorder. You can make your own music videos!


View scores of preset songs, Standard MIDI files, or songs you record yourself on the onboard recorder. One of the most exciting features of DigiScore is the Touch the Notes feature, which enables you to touch a note on the screen and instantly hear it played on the piano. You can also drag your finger across a series of notes and hear a whole phrase.

Music Assistant

Music Assistant is an intuitive, easy-to-use auto-accompaniment feature. Play simple chords with your left hand, and Music Assistant will automatically follow and “fill in” your performance while you play. Depending on the settings you choose, it can play in a number of different genres, styles, tones, and tempos.


88 keys (Solid Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard with Escapement), Automatic Keyboard Movement, Wood-tone sides
Touch Sensitivity
100 levels
Keyboard Modes
Whole, Split (adjustable split point), Layer, Arranger, Piano Style Arranger, Manual Drums / SFX

Sound Generator (Conforms to GM2 / GS / XGlite)

Max. Polyphony
128 voices
6 groups 780 variations (including 8 tone wheeel Organs, 17 drum sets, SFX set)
8 types, selectable tonic
Key Transpose (-6 to +5 in units of semitone), Playback Transpose (-24 to +24 in units of semitone)
Reverb (12 types, 127 levels), Chorus, Rotary and 60 other types, Surround, Advanced 3D, Dynamic Emphasis (3 types), Equalizer (5 bands, Master level)


Music Styles
6 groups 310 styles x 3 types (Style Orchestrator)
Music Assistant
Over 550 sets x 6 presets, Visual Music Assistant
Programmable Music Styles
Style Converter, Style Composer
Melody Intelligence
24 types
User Programs
Internal: 36, External Memory: max. 99 sets


Quarter note = 10 to 500
2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
10 levels
Metronome Pattern
11 patterns
Metronome Sound
8 types


5 tracks / 16 tracks
Recording Method
Realtime (Replace, Mix, Auto Punch In, Manual Punch In, Loop, Tempo), Step (Chord Sequencer), Beat Map
Copy, Quantize, Delete, Insert, Erase, Transpose, Part Exchange, Note Edit, PC Edit
Other Functions
Touch the Notes, Replay Pedal, Super Tones, Piano Designer, Visual Lesson, Wonderland/Game, Demo, Tone Audition, Panel Lock, User Image Display, BMP Export, V-LINK, IR function, Slide Show, A/V Sync Output/Input

External Storage (USB Flash Memory)

Playable Software
Song: Standard MIDI Files (Format 0/1), Roland Original Format (i-Format), Music Style: MSA, MSD, MSE, Audio File: WAV Format (44.1 kHz 16 bits linear, stereo)
Song: Standard MIDI Files (Format 0), Roland Original Format (i-Format), Music Style: MSE

Internal Memory

Internal Songs
Over 190 songs
User Memory
Max. 200 songs on Favorites, Max. 99 User Styles, Max. 70 User Program Sets, User Image (Internal x 1, External x 1)


DigiScore: Score Display
Grand staff / G Clef staff / F Clef staff, with note name / lyrics / chords / fingering
Bouncing Beat Indicator, Graphical Color LCD 320 x 240 dot (backlit LCD)
Yes (bulit-in, external display, MIDI output)
English / Japanese / German / French / Spanish
Vocal Effects
Echo, Voice Transformer, Vocal Keyboard, Harmonist
One Touch Program
One Touch Piano, One Touch Arranger
Damper Pedal (half-pedal recognition), Soft Pedal (half-pedal recognition, functions assignable), Sostenuto Pedal (functions assignable)
USB memory connector, FDD connector, Main Output jacks (L/Mono, R), Balanced Output jacks (L, R)(XLR, Level Fixed), Aux Output jacks (L/Mono, R), Input jacks (L/Mono, R), Aux Input jacks (L, R), Mic Input jack, Headphones jack (Stereo) x 2, MIDI In connector x 2, MIDI out connector, USB connector, Ext Display connector (15-pin D-Sub type), Video Out jack, Expression Pedal jack, Serial connector
Rated Power Output
70 W x 4
20 cm x 2, 16 cm x 2, 8 cm x 2, 5 cm x 2
Power Consumption
360 W
Quick Start, Owner's Manual, Roland 60 Classical Piano Masterpieces, Remote Control, Dry-cell Batteries, USB Installation Guide, CD-ROM (Roland Digital Piano USB Driver), Power Cord, Anti-theft lock screws, Maintenace Kit, Key Cover, Caster Cup, CD (Music Data Disc with vocals)
USB Flash Memory (M-UF128), Floppy Disk Drive (FD-01A), CF/CD Recorder (CD-2)

Size and Weight (with lid closed)

Width (W)
1,503 mm59-3/16 inches
Depth (D)
1,579 mm62-3/16 inches
Height (H)
1,007 mm39-11/16 inches
240 kg529 lbs. 2 oz.

(including the caster cup)

Size and Weight (with lid open)

Width (W)
1,503 mm59-3/16 inches
Depth (D)
1,579 mm62-3/16 inches
Height (H)
1,741 mm68-9/16 inches
240 kg529 lbs. 2 oz.

(including the caster cup)

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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