The DTX550K features the new 10” DTX-PAD with TCS head for the snare, real-hi-hat trigger and stand, plus three-zone cymbals at an affordable price. Based on the award winning DTXPRESS IV, the new DTX500 Drum Trigger Module has been updated with new sounds and compatibility with the DTX-PAD.
Focusing on Fundamentals
The compact configuration of the DTX550K is centered on the Snare, Hi-Hat and Ride Cymbal, three of the core components of any drum kit. With an amazing feel and a diverse array of functions, the DTX550K comes with an impressive range of sounds that make it an ideal choice, whether practicing at home or performing live on stage.
As the focal point of the drum kit, the DTX550K features a newly-developed DTX-PAD Snare, the “XP100SD”. In developing this drum pad Yamaha set out to do more than just offer a drumhead that plays like an acoustic drum. Yamaha worked with top musicians to find out exactly how the feel of a drum encourages a drummer to keep playing. DTX-PAD is the result of this collaboration, and features a “Textured Cellular Silicone Head” with an air bubble configuration optimized to give it the perfect response for continuous play and subtle stickwork.
A great Hi-Hat is a crucial part of any drum kit, and the DTX550K is no exception. With the “RHH135” moving-type Hi-Hat, you can play the most nuanced of passages with precision and clarity.
Contained within the compact body of the module “DTX500” are 427 carefully-chosen sounds, created by a tone generator that handles both subtly nuanced Snare-work and dynamic, powerful drum strokes with ease.
The module “DTX500” offers a suite of comprehensive training functions to help you improve your drumming. The combination of a realistic Hi-Hat with the DTX-PAD’s natural feel provides an enjoyable practice experience that’s difficult to beat.
August 2010, Malaysia. You can find more about his kits at http://dtxdrums.yamaha.com/
|Snare||XP100SD (TCS Head, 10inch, 3zone, Controller)|
|Ride Cymbal||PCY155 (15inch, 3zone)|
|Crash Cymbal||PCY155 (13inch, 3zone)|
|Hi-Hat||RHH135 (13inch, 2zone) HS650A|
|Number of Inputs||12|
|Drum Kit||Standard Phones|
|Number of Voices||427 drums + 22 melodies|
|Effect||19 Rebarves + MEQ|
|Edit Capability||Tuning, Decay, Filter, Crossfade|
|Function||Play / Rec|
|Number of Songs||62 presets + 20 users|
|Training||Click, Groove Check|
|Display||Backlit 16×2 Character LCD|
|Power Supply||AC Adapter|