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Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor  

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The Simmons DA50 is a 50-watt workhorse that's the ideal drum monitor for practice, rehearsal, and even small clubs. Its 1/8" MP3 input and 1/4 aux input with independent volume control allows you to ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Simmons DA50 is a 50-watt workhorse that's the ideal drum monitor for practice, rehearsal, and even small clubs. Its 1/8" MP3 input and 1/4 aux input with independent volume control allows you to mix in prerecorded backing tracks. Headphone jack for silent practice.

Features
  • 50W
  • High-frequency tweeter
  • Heavy-duty 10" woofer
  • 5 Soft-touch knobs
  • Headphone jack
  • 3-Band EQ
  • Ribbed handle
  • 1/8" MP3 input
  • 1/4" Aux input
  • 10" Woofer
Specifications
  • Output Power: 50W / 8 ohm output to speakers, 500mW / 32 ohm output to headphones
    Frequency response: 20 -20KHz actual response is tailored for accurate acoustic reproduction of individual sounds
    Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.00% at full output, 0.05% nominal
    Hum and noise: -60 dBV all controls down, -55 dBV all controls at 12:00
    Input impedance: 10K ohms all Inputs

    Input levels:
    -10 dBV drum inputs to achieve full output
    -10 dBV AUX to achieve full output
    0 dBV Line In to achieve full output
    (All measurements made at 1 kHz, EQ controls flat and volumes max)

    Tone controls (EQ centers): 60 Hz, 800 Hz, 10 kHz, 3 band, ±12 dBV
    AC power requirements: 80W at full output, 7W at idle
    Dimensions: 15.5" Deep, 15.5" Wide, 16" Tall (including feet) (39.37cm deep, 39.37cm wide, 40.64cm tall)
    Weight: 33 lbs. (15 kg)
    Speakers: 1 x 10" (250mm) woofer, 1 x 2" (51mm) tweeter
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SimmonsDA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (5)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ballsy lil' Sucker

I compared both Simmons amps with the Rolands in the store. The Simmons amps sounded more solid and had a very dynamic range. It's plenty loud enough for practicing and playing along with...Read complete review

I compared both Simmons amps with the Rolands in the store. The Simmons amps sounded more solid and had a very dynamic range. It's plenty loud enough for practicing and playing along with music. I can drive my roomates nuts in a fairly large house and make my ears hurt. This amp will not work (and isn't ment) to play live shows, so dont expect to blow windows out with it. I am happy. Try one in the store and you will quickly see how loude the little amp gets.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Radio pickup defeats usefulness of the DA50.

This amplifier has tremendous pickup of A.M. radio. There is a modest volume of music, advertisements etc that is always present. The signal is there with our without cables plugged into it and...Read complete review

This amplifier has tremendous pickup of A.M. radio. There is a modest volume of music, advertisements etc that is always present. The signal is there with our without cables plugged into it and does not change with amplifier volume, grounding scheme or location (at least within my house). The only way to make it sound good is to turn the volume up to the point at which you no longer hear the radio signal (well above a conversational level). Construction and tonal quality is good but if the amp does the same thing in your house as it does in mine you will be very sorry that you bought it.

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5.0

Great Drum amp *and* multipurpose amp

By LightninBoy

from St. Paul, MN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

    Just adding to the many 5 star reviews. Simmons hit this one out of the park. I've only had this for a few days and already wondering how we got buy without it. It is a sweet drum amp for sure, but its also been used as a keyboard amp and a bass amp with good results. My son spent *hours* on the e-drums after plugging this in and had a huge grin on his face playing along with his favorite songs.

    It has a lot of thoughtful design features - knobs that can be turned with a drum stick, two 1/4 inputs with separate level control. 3.5mm input for mp3, integrated handle for easy carrying, etc, etc.

    Speaking of that handle, this is much heavier than it looks and feels like it is carved out of granite. So the handle is appreciated.

    At 50 watts it is limited to practicing and band rehearsals at relatively polite levels

     
    1.0

    Radio pickup defeats usefulness of the DA50.

    By Arne

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

    This amplifier has tremendous pickup of A.M. radio. There is a modest volume of music, advertisements etc that is always present. The signal is there with our without cables plugged into it and does not change with amplifier volume, grounding scheme or location (at least within my house). The only way to make it sound good is to turn the volume up to the point at which you no longer hear the radio signal (well above a conversational level). Construction and tonal quality is good but if the amp does the same thing in your house as it does in mine you will be very sorry that you bought it.

     
    5.0

    Great amp

    By Jim

    from Vail az

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

      Great amp for the price.

       
      5.0

      It's big.

      By MATT

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

      This product was a free add on to my drum purchase. It is huge. Way bigger than I expected. How am you going to get this on the plane? It sounds great.

       
      5.0

      Great practice drum monitor.

      By Sundar M.

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

        Using it as a drum monitor for the Alesis Forge drum kit. Using it for practice in the living room of my house. Initially purchased a different monitor (Behringer Ultratone KT108), but it was not loud enough and did not have a tweeter so the cymbal sounds did not stand out. When DA50 was hooked up, wow, what a difference. The volume knob is set to 50% on both DA50 and my drum unit. Bit heavy especially compared to the other unit.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great BOOM for the buck

        By m12builder

        from Hockessin, DE

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

          I have a Roland electronic drum kit in my basement. I supplement the drum pads with actual cymbals and high-hat, so I don't really need the high's from the monitor. I run my iPhone into the mix channel of the drum controller. This setup provides great sound from the monitor when at volume settings below about 60%. You start going above that and the lows start to distort badly. Granted at 60% its more than enough to result in my wife pounding on the floor above to "turn it down", which is all any self respecting drummer really wants, to effectively annoy family and loved ones. All in, I am very happy with this monitor. After 2 years I'm ready to move up to "more power" and I'm looking to upgrade to the DA200. I'd buy the DA50 again in a heart beat.

           
          4.0

          I would buy this product again!

          By Danny

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

          I use the DA50 amp in my apt. because I can't have my Pearl drum hit there because of the noise level, and it sounds good, I like it!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          EXCELLENT BANG FOR THE BUCK

          By STEVE

          from LYNNWOOD WASH.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • NO CONS SO FAR

          Best Uses

          • I HAVE A SMALL STUDIO FOR JAMMING AND RECORDING
          • Practicing

          Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

          SOUNDS GREAT, EASY TO USE AND GOOD BUILD QUALITY.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very powerful

          By The small home drummmer

          from Sikeston, MO

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

            THis amp. Oh my god. This amp guys. Look, if you're looking for a first amp, this one is highly recommended. Right out of the box, it delivers exactly what it's supposed to. Maybe not for huge shows, but when you know that you need to stick out, this perfect "pint-sized" amp is the way to go. I already have 4 amps in a small room, and this amp is perfectly sized to go anywhere. The volume speaks volumes. Perfect for any situation if this is your very electronic drum amp.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great drum amp.

            By Carlos

            from Michigan

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

              I use this drum amp with my new Roland TD-11KV-S V-Compact Series Electronic Drum Kit. The sound is awesome for a 50w amp and the price is great. This is a great amp for practicing and jamming in your home.

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