Roland TD-1KV V-Drum Compact Electronic Drum Set (Discontinued)
The TD-1KV is part of Roland's entry-level line which showcases their build quality in a more space saving form factor.
It is a step-up from the TD-1K, with the main difference being the PDX-8 dual trigger snare with mesh pad, something that's normally only available with more expensive kits.
The snare is complemented by a complete set of toms, ride, crash cymbal and hi-hat, albeit smaller, to allow for full drum kit functionality without the bulk.
While it doesn't feature Roland's SuperNATURAL sound engine, the drum module lets you choose between 15 drum kits, which should be enough for popular music genres.
It also has essential student-friendly features like Coach mode, Metronome and Recording.
Finally, the entire kit rests on a compact stand that does not require much space, and weighs significantly lighter than other electronic drum sets.
- Snare: PDX-8 (2-trigger 8" Mesh Pad)
- Toms: 3 x Toms (Rubber)
- Cymbals: 1 x Crash, 1 x Ride (Rubber with Choke)
- Hi-Hat: 1 x Hi-Hat (Rubber with Choke) with Pedal
- Kick Pad: Beater-less kick pedal
- Drum Stand: Compact TD-1 Stand
- Drum Module: TD-1 with 10 Trigger Inputs
- Module Sounds: 15 Drum Kits, 15 Songs
- Extra Features: Coach, Metronome, Recording
- Module Inputs: 1/8" Stereo
- Module Outputs: 1/8" Stereo
- USB: MIDI
- Power Supply: AC adaptor
- Dimensions: 39.375" x 47.25" x 49.25"
- Weight: 26.063 lbs.
Market sentiment can be summed as the Roland TD-1KV being "just what the doctor ordered", providing just the right playing feel and sound quality at just the right price. While this kit is aimed at students, it continues to impress drummers with years of experience. It's compact size is prominently mentioned, along with its quiet operation. Both students and teachers report being satisfied with its performance.
Some experienced users find the positioning of the stand to be limited, while others wished for more sound options.
Although this is a good kit, it is difficult to find in stores these days. For alternatives take a look at our guide to The Highest Rated Electronic Drum Sets Under $1000.