Yamaha DTX532K Electronic Drum Set (Discontinued)
As the price of electronic drum sets go up, their design and playbality more closely resemble that of acoustic drum kits.
And this is true with the Yamaha DTX532K, with its true to form hi-hat complete with mechanical style stand and foot controller.
But it's not just about looks because this kit comes with fancy features, including having a three-zone snare and cymbals, which allow for more expression.
And the snare comes with Yamaha's TCS (textured cellular silicone) material, which they designed to improve trigger sensitivity while reducing acoustic noise.
At this price, you can expect quite a lot of sound samples from the module, and the DTX532K delivers nicely in this regard with 50 kits and over 100 percussion sounds to choose from.
It even has a training feature which keeps track of your learning progress.
- Snare: XP80 (Three-Zone 8" Textured Cellular Silicone)
- Toms: 3 x TP70 (7.5" Single-Zone Rubber Pad)
- Cymbals: 2 x PCY135 (13" Three-Zone with Choke)
- Hi-Hat: RHH135 (13" Two-Zone) with HS650A Pedal Stand
- Kick Pad: KP65 (Kick Pedal Not Included)
- Drum Stand: RS502 Rack
- Drum Module: DTX502 with 12 Trigger Inputs
- Module Sounds: 50 Drum Kits, 128 Instruments, Effects (Reverb, Master EQ)
- Extra Features: Groove Tools, Practice Score Generation, Metronome
- Module Inputs: 1 x 1/8" stereo
- Module Outputs: 2 x TS, 1 x 1/4" headphone
- USB: Import Drum Sound Samples
- Power Supply: Power adaptor (PA-130)
- Dimensions: 48" x 17" x 12"
- Weight: 41.7 lbs.
In this price range, users expect more than just a practice kit, and the Yamaha DTX532K does not disappoint, with reports of it working well on stage or for recording. Experienced drummers are all over its playing feel and features, while teachers and students love its built-in training features. Many describe the sound as really close to a miked acoustic set, while others commend its overall solid build.
The main downside of this kit is its single zone toms, some are expecting that at this price point, they should at least be least dual zone. There are a few who report mis-trigerring issues, but they were able to fix them by simply restarting the drum module.
With its big brand backing, great overall quality, and high market ratings, the Yamaha DTX532K is easily good buy in this price range.
This is part of Yamaha's DTX502 Series which has been discontinued. To see our current recommendations go to our guide: The Best Electronic Drum Sets Under $1000.