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Los Angeles, CA, January 19, 2012 Roland Corporation U.S. is pleased to announce the newest members of the V-Accordion family, the compact FR-1x. Beginners, professionals and accordionists of all ages can now enjoy the a compact V-Accordion with practically limitless expressions and full compatibility with the whole V-Accordion line. These new models offer user-friendly LED displays, an MP3/WAV player, USB ports, twice as many accordion sets and orchestral sounds.

The FR-1x offer a new professional look and feel for players of all styles and levels, with a compact, lightweight size ideal for the strolling musician. Features include a newly added USB memory port, a USB MIDI port, greater sensitivity and precision, plus advanced bellows pressure sensor circuitry. Thanks to the new onboard amplification system, perfect for small venues, restaurants, etc., and LED display, the FR-1x sets a new powerful standard at a friendly price.

Features include:

  • Onboard speakers

  • Seven-segment, three-character LED display

  • USB memory port for WAV/MP3 files, uploading new sound expansions, and user program loading/saving

  • Standard and Free Bass mode

  • Sixteen accordion sets, 16 orchestral sounds, four virtual tone wheel presets and eight user programs

  • Lightweight body

  • PA/Wireless friendly design

  • Available colors: Black or Red

  • Battery-operated – 8 AA Type Ni-MH

The FR-1x will be available in April 2012. MSRP on the FR-1x is $2,299 and on the FR-1xb is $2,399. For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.

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