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Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor

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Delivers the volume you need.

The Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor is designed to project the best sound quality possible for your electronic drum set. It is equipped with a 100-watt low frequency amp and 2 50-watt mid and high frequency amps. The high frequency amp ensures that even the highest cymbal crashes sound clear. The low-frequency amp has a 12 down-firing sub-woofer speaker and a slot port for bottom end projection. A ground lift eliminates the hum or buzz that can occur at certain locations. There are even soft touch knobs that can be quickly and easily adjusted with a drum stick. This monitor is protected by a durable carpet covering and a ribbed handle permits easy transportation from gig to gig. The Simmons DA200S has the large sound field needed to play your drums under the best sound conditions for you and for your audience.

FEATURES
General features
Soft touch knobs (adjustable with your drum stick)
Ribbed handle for easy transport
Protective, long-lasting carpet covering
High-frequency tweeters for cymbal clarity
Heavy-duty midrange speakers for punchy mid-frequency response
Heavy-Duty 12" Down-firing sub-woofer for enhanced bass response (internal)
Heavyweight steel grille
Slot-port for enhanced cabinet with efficiency and bottom-end projection

Front panel features
Drum Inputs: 1/4" input jacks (left and right)
Aux Input: 1/4" stereo jack used for connecting any pre-EQ source such as a click track, additional digital instruments, devices, drum pad MPC machines, etc.
Drum Volume to control the volume level of the Drum Inputs to the power amplifier
Aux Volume to control the volume level of the Aux Input
Equalization section with low, mid, and high knobs to control the overall tone
Sub controls the volume of the low frequency sub-woofer
Master: This controls the overall volume of the amplifier
Line In: 1/8" stereo line input which bypasses the EQ tone controls and feeds straight into the power amplifier, perfect for using CD or MP3 players to play along with
Headphone Jack: 1/8" stereo output jack which combines all inputs from your drums, Aux Input, and Line In for monitoring your drums during live performances

Back panel features:
Left and Right Line Outs: balanced XLR Line Outs provide quiet, noise-free signal flow through a standard mic cable or snake to a recording or live console
Volume Control for Line Outs: completely independent from the Master volume on the front panel, allowing you to set your feed level to a mixing console
Ground Lift: to eliminate hum or buzz that may exist if there is a ground loop created between any stage gear and the PA system
Extension Speakers Jacks: deliver the full 200 watts of power to the internal speakers. In addition, you may use these jacks with un-powered speakers to widen your stereo field for the midrange and high frequencies
SPECIFICATIONS
Output power (RMS 1%)
50 Watts @ 8 Ohms (x2) Tweeter Internal Speakers (Stereo)
50 Watts @ 4 Ohms (x2) Midrange Internal Speakers (Stereo)
100 Watts @ 8 Ohms (x1) Subwoofer Internal Speaker (Mono)
500 mWatts @ 32 Ohms (x2) output to Headphones (Stereo)

Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, tailored for accurate acoustic response for electronic drums
Hum and Noise: -60 dBV with all controls turned down, -55 dBV with all controls turned halfway
Input Impedance: 10K Ohms through all inputs

Input Levels
-16 dBV Drum Inputs to achieve full output
- 20 dBV Aux to achieve full output
-10 dBV Line In to achieve full output

External Outputs
Max external speaker output: 30 Watts (x2) extension speaker jacks are wired in series with internal midrange speakers.
XLR-Balanced line outputs adjustable from off (CCW) to 0 dBV (CW). Wiring follows IEC268 standard (pin1 shield, 2 +, and 3 ”).
(All measurements made at 1 kHz, EQ controls flat and volumes Max.)

Tone controls (EQ centers): 50 Hz, 800 Hz, 10 kHz, 3 band, +/”12 dB

AC power requirements: 400 watts at full output, 14 watts at idle

Speakers
12" (305 mm) woofer special design, 8 Ohms rated 150 Watts RMS
2 x 6.5" (165 mm) midrange special design, 4 Ohms rated 65 Watts RMS
2 x 2.5" (64 mm) tweeter special design, 8 Ohms bullet horn rated 50 Watts RMS

Dimensions (English) 16 1/2" deep, 17 3/4" wide, 20" tall, including feet (420 cm Deep, 450 cm Wide, 508 cm Tall)
Weight: 57 lbs./25.8 kg
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SimmonsDA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor
 
4.7

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (57)
  • Easy to use (53)
  • Functional (43)
  • Improves sound (41)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (48)
  • Concerts (30)
  • Back-up (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (36), Professional musician (16), Novice (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's not just for drums...

Got this for my Roland TS-6S V-Tour kit a few years ago and its still running solid. It is built like a tank and weighs about as much. The sound is loud and...Read complete review

Got this for my Roland TS-6S V-Tour kit a few years ago and its still running solid. It is built like a tank and weighs about as much. The sound is loud and clear - no rattle, nominal hiss at highest volume (all knobs at 11) - which is to be expected from any amp. The subwoofer really does shake the house. I transitioned this over to my acoustic kit a while ago. My Yamaha kit is mic'd into a mixer with leads running out to this amp. I was going to get a dedicated sub for my kit then figured I try this before spending a lot on just a sub. It's perfect as it offers the widest frequency response for any amp in this category -- or frankly any amp even close to this price range. It sounds good as a small PA too - I have run vocals through this, as well as my bass guitar. Yeah, it's not advertised for such use, but in the end, it's an amp with speakers and it sounds amazing no matter what you pump through it.
Solid build - really really solid.
Great price for the quality and diversity offered in this unit.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good... Not Amazing

I am using this as a drum amp for a set of electronic drums for practice. Nice sub-woofer for a good kick drum sound. I am also very pleased with the cymbal sound...Read complete review

I am using this as a drum amp for a set of electronic drums for practice. Nice sub-woofer for a good kick drum sound. I am also very pleased with the cymbal sound reproduction. However, there is a little tinny-ness to the other sounds. It has some nice features. Ability to adjust knobs with a drumstick is nice, and it's easy to add a music source for practice with a track or just having fun. It is VERY heavy, and the wedge shape makes it difficult to carry and move around. I have not used it as a monitor for stage performances, and I'm not sure I would. It certainly has enough volume to use in our practice/rehearsal room and be able to hold its own with other amplified instruments. I bought it as a SDOTD. I wouldn't recommend it at full price.

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great sound good bass very versatile.

By DRUMMERDUDE

from Buffalo n.y.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • This Amp Can Really Crank

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

    Built like a tank, It is heavy at 60 lbs. Great for playing the drums through, very impressed with the kick, Also great for playing music at a party.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's not just for drums...

    By Qoncussion ~Mad Queen~

    from Nevada City, CA

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    Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

    Got this for my Roland TS-6S V-Tour kit a few years ago and its still running solid. It is built like a tank and weighs about as much. The sound is loud and clear - no rattle, nominal hiss at highest volume (all knobs at 11) - which is to be expected from any amp. The subwoofer really does shake the house. I transitioned this over to my acoustic kit a while ago. My Yamaha kit is mic'd into a mixer with leads running out to this amp. I was going to get a dedicated sub for my kit then figured I try this before spending a lot on just a sub. It's perfect as it offers the widest frequency response for any amp in this category -- or frankly any amp even close to this price range. It sounds good as a small PA too - I have run vocals through this, as well as my bass guitar. Yeah, it's not advertised for such use, but in the end, it's an amp with speakers and it sounds amazing no matter what you pump through it.
    Solid build - really really solid.
    Great price for the quality and diversity offered in this unit.

    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    thundering bass

    By SurplusApe

    from Nevada City, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clean Loud Heavy Bass
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

    New to electric drums, old to real ones, the weak link is now my kit, not this amp. It's only going to be used for practice but has to fill a biggish (30'x20') room and keep up with a git and bass. It more than keeps up.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great for e drums

    By IrishDrummer1995

    from Shreveport, LA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Small Gigs

      Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

      I'm rather new to electronic drums, but I recently got a yamaha dtx532k drum set and it sounds great with this amp. I love separate adjustment for the sub. I plan on using the amp for jamming and I could easily see using it for small restaurant type gigs. It would definitely handle smaller venues. While I always use an acoustic kit for gigs, this amp would easily allow the use of an e kit. The only thing that is bad about it is the weight; it's heavy. That just means it's sturdy and of high quality though.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Butt Kickin' Drum Amp

      By steviestix

      from China Grove, NC

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

        Have had this beast nearly three years now. LOVE IT!!! Great for practice or live shows. Butt Kickin' bottom end.Playing Yamaha electronic drums thru it. Great tones.Good for powered monitor while using at live shows.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        One Killer Drum Amp!

        By steviestix

        from China Grove,NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Should have come with side handles.

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

        I have owned this amp for 5 years now. It's great for practice and live shows. I run a monitor line to aux input, so I can control my own mix volume. Killer tone and projection. You could knock down the back wall in most rooms with the volume this amp is capable of. I usually play about 1/2 way to keep from killing my bandmates. Line outs give the soundman full control of my house mix volume. Great full range sound. For the money,you won't find a better sounding, more powerful amp. I also own the DA50. It's ok for practice,but lacks the aux in and line out features that make the DA200 so versatile.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Jams

        By CJ

        from Cumming, Georgia

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

          I use the Roland TD-4KP for portable gigs. I've played through others and none can do it justice like this thing can. Also, the 3 band EQ brings out the sound.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beyond expectaiobs!!!

          By The Deemer

          from San Diego, CA.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

            Absoutely the best option for any electric kit player. The thing thumps!!! Can handle big time volume, and.the cymbals sound great. Bass drum sub, with dedicated own 100 watts is just epic. Might be one of the best items ive got in a long time.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Not bad for the price. Good Bass

            By Picks 'n Sticks

            from Michigan

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Lot Of Inputs
            • Lot Of Outputs

            Cons

            • Not Very Loud

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Stage Monitor

            Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

            Very well built amp for the price. It definitely does my Roland electronic drums justice. I was using a 30 watt Peavey Bass Amp, but due to the built in compression circuit, the drums fried it.(expensive lesson learned about Peavey amps) I was expecting this amp to be as loud or louder than my previous amp, but that isn't the case at all. Other reviewers rave about how loud this amp is, but it has to be turned up full volume to equal the level of a real acoustic drumset. I even added two Kustom 35w monitor speakers to get more sound out of it. I don't like running my drum brain and the amp at full volume, it seems like a recipe for premature equipment failure. My Bass amp didn't do well with the highs, but this amp sounds clean, and really brings the full range of the drums and cymbals out, it just doesn't have a lot of punch in my opinion. When I read it had 100 watts for a woofer, and 50 watts for each of the mid and highs, I thought it would be able to shake stuff off the shelves, but everything is still right where I put it! I'm sure I just expected too much for an amp in this price range. I still think it's worth the money I paid for it.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very good!!

            By Danger

            from Dayton, OH

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

              I'm pretty impressed with this amp. Gets VERY loud. More than enough for practice or jamming with friends. I thought I would need 2 for the whole stereo effect but I just put this one behind me, and it's more than enough. Subwoofer puts out decent thump. Overall very good deal for the money!!

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Simmons DA200S

              By jed

              from Cleveland, Oh

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Accurate Sounds
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Bang For The Buck
              • Good For 4pc Band Jams
              • Good Quality
              • Sounds great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                  I got the 200S to use with my old Roland TD-3 kit in my cramped, converted bedroom studio/practice space. Our drummer loves using my edrums and not having to bring his acoustic kit.

                  My impression is that the Simmons accurately reproduces whatever signal it amplifies, so get a good brain. It is so nice to rehearse with drums that don't overwhelm and everybody leaves practice without hearing damage. No volume wars!

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Big Sound - Great Addition To Your Drums

                  By Master Vaulter

                  from Dent, MN

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                    I have been waiting along time to get an amp especially for my electronic drums. Delivers very good sound and is LOUD ! !

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Yes

                    By dimetime

                    from memphis

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Great Range Of Sound
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming with friends
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                    Went from a cheap amp to the da200s and now I can melt faces

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I'd own another one if I needed it!!

                    By Chris

                    from Rochester, NY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                      Currently using for both my Alesis electric set that I use for home practice and as a monitor for the band set up behind my acoustic drums. This thing has big sound and lots of great features!! I'd buy it again!!

                      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      LOVE this amp!

                      By jbrian

                      from Greeneville, TN

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound
                      • Line Outs
                      • Sounds great

                      Cons

                      • Could Have More Low End
                      • Really Freakin Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                      This amp sounds great! The size and sound clarity are just right for practice and recording with my Zendrum rig. It would be great for live performance if you use the line outs through a PA or powered speakers. It probably doesn't have enough oomph by itself if you need to be really loud. It is more than loud enough for practice situations. The line outs have a separate control knob and this is a real plus. I've made some great recordings through it. I play through it when I record our band practices and then play back the entire mix through the stereo input. The stereo separation is excellent considering the compactness of the unit. It also works great as an amp for my iPod and laptop. The only drawback is that it is really freakin' heavy. Recessed handles on the sides so two people can carry it would be a nice product update. You won't find any better amp for electronic drums in this price range.

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      This Amp is Sick

                      By Bobbycam

                      from Scotch Plains, NJ

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                      Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                      If you got this far, you have to buy this amp. It is built like a safe, it is dead silent at rest, and it can shake the foundation of your house. My kick drum sounds like a battering ram with the sub volume at 25%. My neighbors think that there is a rave at my house when I plug my synth into it. Guitar and bass sound great through it. This amp reproduces the full frequency range of any instument you want to plug into it and is a killer deal considering it is the swiss army knife of amps.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Sounds Nice Price

                      By Kev-dspGq

                      from Missouri

                      See all my reviews

                      Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                      I read these reviews and became concerned about noise. I do not know what to say about that. Mine makes no noise unless I want it to. I did purchase the maximum protection plan for peace of mind. This monitor is made specifically for electronic drums. It does exactly what is intended, and that is reproduce drum sounds you can feel. My drums (Yamaha DTXtreme III XL) sound great! This monitor really delivers clean punchy drum sounds, while producing clean crisp highs from the cymbals. I am very pleased with mine so far. I do wish there were more control in the 1/8? line-in input. The volume here has limited control. I get mediocre playback from my MP3 player and also from a portable CD player, using the headphone out. The monitor is heavy enough that I will get caster wheels from Harbor Freight for 6-8 bucks to ease mobility. I would not say this is a strike against the monitor. I also own a Roland KC-550. That thing is a monster! It can blow the roof off with more head banging volume, but does not generate the deep thundering lows like this Simmons drum monitor. I do not understand why more amp manufacturers have not delivered more sub-enclosed monitors of this design. I also like the one unit configuration verses the sub and satellites. If you have electronic drums, you need this monitor.

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The Right Tool For The Right Job!!!

                      By NDNplanner

                      from Albuquerque, NM

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                      Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                      After years of playing my Alesis Performance Pad Pro through various bass amps, i figured it was time to man up and buy an Electric Bass Drum Amp because i was never completely happy with the tones i was getting from the bass amps. I couldn't be happier with the choice i made to get the DA200S, its really the right tool for the right job. It has amazing tone control that will really make your drum pad or electric drum set sound like its supposed to. I play my Performance Pad Pro by incorporating it into my live acoustic kit. It sits just above my floor tom on a stand, so when i need to add in those electric drum breaks for intro's and such its right where i need it. The DA200S is so loud that it has no problem mixing right into my acoustic drums at 1/2 volume. If your looking for the right tool for the right electric drum job, i highly recommend this one.

                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Simmons drum amp

                      By Bill

                      from Upstate NY

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                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                      • Sound quality not as good as heard through heads

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                      ok for practice. not as good sound quality as expected.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      POWER HOUSE

                      By Francois

                      from Fayette County, PA.

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                      Pros

                      • Awesome Sound
                      • Built Like A Tank
                      • Powerhouse

                      Cons

                      • Heavy For Some

                      Best Uses

                      • Playing Out Anywhere
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Simmons DA200S Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                      Do your research & you won't find a better more powerful electronic drum amp around. It's very versatile with it's many adjustments and line outs. Complements my Simmons SD1500 kit beautifully. You can fill it in your chest, It's a Mother Thumper. Two great companies, Simmons & MusiciansFriend!

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