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The DTX532K Electronic Drum Set by Yamaha features the DTX-PAD snare, plus a real hi-hat and 3-zone cymbal pads that allow true drum playing techniques to be developed.The DTX-PAD snare has the proper response for developing your technique, and the real hi-hat trigger and stand lets you position the kit to match your ideal setup. The ride and crash...  Click To Read More About This Product

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The DTX532K Electronic Drum Set by Yamaha features the DTX-PAD snare, plus a real hi-hat and 3-zone cymbal pads that allow true drum playing techniques to be developed.

The DTX-PAD snare has the proper response for developing your technique, and the real hi-hat trigger and stand lets you position the kit to match your ideal setup. The ride and crash feature cup, bow and edge voices and are "mute-able" and "choke-able". The DTX502 module includes 691 high-quality sounds and offers drum training functions, practice songs, and easy MIDI recording. The USB port allows control over VSTi software and lets you import custom wave files.

Using proprietary laser technology to analyze drum strokes, Yamaha precisely tuned the trigger settings on the DTX502 series resulting in a more natural feeling with laser accuracy. You also get advanced features from Yamaha's higher end models like cymbal muting, natural cymbal swells, and smoother snare drumrolls so the kits respond to every nuance of your playing.

The hi-hat system of the DTX532K features a dual-zone trigger pad (for edge and bow sounds) that mounts to the included Yamaha hi-hat stand for realistic pedal action and versatile positioning. Moreover, the hi-hat can express various styles of play such as open/close position, closed pedal and foot splash. You can even play tip and edge voices for adding subtle nuances to the beat!

The DTX532K also features professional 3-zone cymbal pads, which can express a different sound in each of the cup, bow and edge zones. These cymbals have a good stick feel and low acoustic noise, which is essential for electronic drums when used for private practice. In addition to a very natural swaying motion, they also have the "choke" function 360-degrees around the edge. You can even mute the cymbal before striking it - a DTX exclusive feature!

New drum training functions are included to challenge you no matter your current skill level every time you practice. Working with these tools will help you improve the most important skills for drumming from rhythmic timing to pad accuracy and endurance. The system will even generate a score so you can track your progress as you improve.

The DTX502 module is perfect for use in a ˜hybrid' kit with your acoustic drum hardware, and can be expanded with four additional pads or triggers. Pad upgrades let you build your dream kit as your skills improve. USB connectivity lets you connect to a PC.

Kick pedal sold separately.


  • DTX502 module with over 691 high-quality drum sounds
  • XP80 3-zone snare pad for head, rim-shot, side-stick
  • Real hi-hat system for authentic, nuanced feel
  • Includes KP65 Kick Pad
  • Large 10" Ride and Crash cymbals and 10" Hi-Hat cymbal (all 3-zone) with exclusive 360-degree "choke" function
  • HH65 remote hi-hat foot controller, allows half-open, pedal and splash hi-hat sounds
  • 7" Drum Pads newly designed for greater playability and durability
  • Training Functions with Voice Guidance
  • Module: DTX502
  • Snare : XP80
  • Tom: TP70 x 2
  • Floor Tom: TP70
  • Bass Drum : KP65
  • Hi-Hat : RHH135 + HS650A
  • Crash Cymbal: PCY135
  • Ride Cymbal: PCY135
  • Rack: RS502
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Best electronic kit at this price point, hands down!

By Philip

from Bay Area, California

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Where do I begin? In my opinion, this kit is far and away one of the best electronic kits available at this price point. As a semi-professional drummer who plays mostly jazz, the snare and hihat are the most important parts of the kit to me and that?s why I chose this particular model: the snare is their higher-end DTX model and is VERY sensitive?.sensitive enough to keep up with fast stick work and even buzz rolls (it has never once hiccupped and it kept up with everything I could throw at it), and it feels pretty realistic too. What I really like too is that the hihat on this model is mounted on a ?real? hihat stand and the action is extremely close to the real thing ? again, perfect for jazz. The sound samples this kit comes with sound far better than competitive products from Roland, Simmons, etc, at least to my ears. The Yamaha DTX-502 module the kit comes with has sound samples that sound just like tight, tuned Yamaha drums and sound very realistic. I play mostly a Yamaha acoustic kit when gigging and the sounds from this module are unbelieveably close and are very ?in your face.? You can also select from all kinds of Yamaha drums like the Maple Custom, Yamaha?s Oak Custom kit, a Birch Kit, Beech kit, etc. You can even tune the drums themselves (I ?cranked? the snare drum sound on the Yamaha Birch kit and was laughing at how ?ballsy? it sounded). There?s even a sound called ?Drum Corps? and it sounds exactly like a cranked up Yamaha marching snare! A lot of people may not realize all the other functionality and connectivity this kit comes with too?.you can control the entire kit with your iphone, for example (just download the DTX502 app onto your phone), or you can use Yamaha?s Song Beats app (also for iphone) to download free songs into the module as well as more drum sounds. Together with all the practice/training modes, this thing is the ultimate practice tool. But for me, the icing on the cake is that you can also use parts of this kit with your existing acoustic drum set to make a ?hybrid? kit. You can take just the DTX pad, for example, and mount it next to your hihat for effects & loops if you wanted to. To be fair, the other kits at this price point all have their strengths and weaknesses (I did like Roland?s mesh head on the snare, for example), but to me, none them ticked as many boxes as this kit. While I?m not sure I?d actually gig with this one, for everything else it is killer!

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Satisfied with First Electronic Set

By Andrew Lynch

from Vestal, NY

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I can't compare this set's quality to others, as this is my first electronic set. But playing around with many others in the store and then spending a couple weeks with this set at home, I am very pleased. It is very responsive, and the yamaha sound samples are top notch. Since I've only had the set for a couple weeks, I can't say too much more. But I'll try to update the review when I have put more time on it.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Good Practice Kit


from Santa Monica, CA

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This is a good practice kit for my apartment but on it's own is not a serious performance kit by any means, but I'm not disappointed (even though Yamaha has erroneously marketed it as a mid level kit) because the price point was cheap enough for me to get into electronics. It's great having access to all the different kits but there is no comparison to a real live acoustic kit. Especially the cymbals. They are lot less than hoped for although sufficient for my purposes at this point. They may even prove useful for small venues (dinner clubs) where volume is an issue (the jazz kit sounds really good). I also believe they may come in quite handy for recording. However, this kit is a much better tool for practicing if like me you don't have a space where you can practice with live acoustic drums. Muted acoustic drums are boring and uninspiring to practice on and the ability to call up different kits and hear yourself with headphones on while simultaneously playing along with an mp3 is far superior to practicing with my acoustic kit muted. It's a lot more fun, inspiring and informative to actually hear the drums while I'm playing them. The plastic rack is flimsy and moves around so I had to adapt another stand for the snare pad. It works fine now but I'm sure the setup will work much better when I mount all the pads on a couple of double tom stands. I think it will also work well when I integrate some of the pads with my acoustic kit for live performance in a hybrid kit (I need to access percussion sounds for some gigs). And I believe it will make a good springboard for building a much more sophisticated electronic kit by integrating other sound modules and pads. If you have the money, buy the top line models of either Yamaha or Roland. They are far superior. But if like me and $6,000+ is way beyond your price point, these will temporarily suffice to get you started.

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Great Kit

By K

from Salt Lake City, Utah

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      Comments about Yamaha DTX532K Electronic Drum Set:

      This is a great kit. I had to sell the my acoustic set since I live in a townhouse, and was worried about an electric kit to begin with, but I'm pleasantly surprised. We all know an electric will never replace or sound just like an acoustic, but this is pretty darn close. Plus, there's hardly any noise other than the sound of hitting the head. The kit was SUPER easy to set up, with amazing step-by-step instructions. It sounds great and I can't wait to practice on it. You can plug an mp3 player or phone in and play along, customize kits, really fun stuff. Great product!


      Great mid-level electronic kit

      By BlueRiff

      from Cedar Lake, IN

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        • Accompaniment
        • Home Practice
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha DTX532K Electronic Drum Set:

        We tried the entry level DTX-450k but it felt like a toy even for my beginner 9 year old. We decided to get something he'll not outgrow anytime soon. This looks more professional and serious, it's a good buy! Sounds way better, real pedal feel on both HHat and BDrum. My boy learned the settings in no time and he can change drum attributes better than I can without using a touchscreen app.


        you get what you pay for

        By Jeremy

        from union co. ohio

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          Comments about Yamaha DTX532K Electronic Drum Set:

          having played a v stage set since the arrive in the early 2000s ive realized how pampered I was when I went and played on this set. our church recently bought this and it is the set I have to play for worship and while its not a bad kit its also not great. the sounds are pretty good but no dual zone sensing makes everything sound flat. you can tell all sounds are derived off of one sample on this head unit. the rack is very flimsy and have a lot of trouble making minor adjustments without feal of the thing toppling forward. the menu on this thing is equally horrendous to adjust triggers you have to go some 4 5 pages deep to even get to the settings. the snare is responsive but once again is flat with no dual trigger in head. snare cant tess the difference between a rimshot and a rim click . roland you hit the head and rim the same time to get a rimshot on this kit 75% of the rim is the "rimshot zone" and the last 25% is left for x sticking. the high hat settings are very finicky to where if the top pad even brushes the bottom pad it mostly prematurely mutes the high hat when you need to play an off beat open. so this means you have to always have the 3+ inches of travel on the hat always to be able to use both open and closed sounds. surprisingly there aren't many ghost tones coming from the unit like sometimes if I hit the roland too hard I may register a couple very faint drum tones so that's good. if this is your first kit and its for someone who may not know if they want to keep playing then this kit will work for you. if youre a first dabbler in electronics but want to expand your playing styles pay more for a better set up kit or you will bottleneck yourself with bad habits. you get what you pay for and if you want as close to acoustic as possible without the noise practicing then go more towards a roland. my v stage is going 14 years and 2 basement flooddings strong no issues and still feels light years ahead of this yami kit.

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