With the DTX6 series, Yamaha is releasing a new range of Pro Electronic Drum kits. The three electronic drums in the series all have the newly developed DTX-Pro module, which has some interesting features but differ from each other in terms of pad equipment.
The DTX-Pro module offers over 700 sounds as well as 40 preset and 200 user electronic drum kits. As a special feature, the manufacturer donated potentiometers to the module for changing ambiance, compressor, and effect intensity in real-time (kit modifier). Furthermore, the module can import wav.-samples and offers numerous training functions
The smallest electronic drum kit in the series is the DTX6K-X with the 8-inch XP80 3-zone snare pad with TCS playing surface and three 7-inch TP 70 single zone tompads with rubber playing surfaces. Also included is the tried and tested KP65 bass drum pad, a 10-inch hi-hat with HH65 controller, a 10-inch dual zone crash, and a 13-inch 3-zone PCY135 ride.
The DTX6K2-X is identical to the entry-level model in terms of snare and toms but includes a more flexible rack and the new KP90 bass drum pad with a larger playing surface. The cymbal set consists of three 3-zone PCY135 cymbal pads and a 13-inch RHH135 hi-hat, which is mounted on a tripod-like acoustic drum set.
The top model is the DTX6K3-X equipped with three XP70 TCS tompads, which otherwise corresponds to the DTX6K2-X. The top model can be seen and heard in the following video:
Yamaha DTX6 price and availability
The Yamaha DTX6K-X Electronic Drum kit has been priced at $999.99, Yamaha DTX6K2-X at $1,499, and $1,999 for the Yamaha DTX6K3-X pro drum set, and already listed on Amazon.com for purchase.
Last week, Yamaha has introduced an entry-level 61 Key keyboard instrument called the EZ-300 portable keyboard model, which aims to introduce players to making music with Lighted Keys, priced at $249.99 only.