Yamaha DTX562K Electronic Drum Set (Discontinued)
The DTX562K kits standout feature is the use of Yamaha's TCS (Textured Cellular Silicone) pads on the toms. This means that the snare and toms have a more accurate and uniform playing feel.
The cymbal set is quite big at 13", with choke capability and an interesting feature called "pre-choke" which gives you muffled cymbal sounds much like when you're gripping a cymbal as you strike.
Yamaha's DTX502 drum module allows for a wide variety of sounds with 50 drum kits and 128 instruments. It also allows for deep customization, including the ability to use your own samples.
Other features include Groove tutorial, practice scoring and advanced metronome, all of which make the stage and recording ready DTX562K just as viable for learning.
- Snare: XP80 (Three-Zone 8" Textured Cellular Silicone Pad)
- Toms: 3 x XP70 (7" Single-Zone Textured Cellular Silicone 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, 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: 77.3" x 41.3" x 26.8"
- Weight: 41.7 lbs.
The Yamaha DTX562K gets most of its positive reviews from users who find its sound quality to be top notch. Some reviewers even claim that the Yamaha DTX502 Module has the best sounds in this price range, specifically the presets that are based on actual Yamaha acoustic drum kits. In addition, many reviewers credit the perfect rating scores they give to the kit's playability.
There are some who report that the headphone and aux ports are awkwardly positioned. Limited upgradeability is also raised by a few others who plan to add more pads or cymbals in the future.
With Yamaha's reputation for quality and the DTX562K's improved features and good market reputation, this electronic drum kit is easy to recommend.
To see more kits we are currently recommending, take a look at our guide to The Highest Rated Electronic Drum Sets Under $1000.