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Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor

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The perfect drum monitor for everyday use with your e-kit.

The Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor is the perfect amp for band practice or small venues. With 50 watts, this monitor has a high-frequency tweeter for those high cymbal sounds and a heavy-duty 10 woofer. It features 5 soft-touch knobs and independent volume control. Practice without disturbing others by plugging headphones into the headphone jack. An MP3 input and an aux input allow you to mix in backing tracks. The Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor is prepared to project the best quality sound for your electronic drum set.

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
1" x 2" Tweeter

The perfect companion for your electronic drums. Own it today.

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
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Good quality (17)
  • Functional (15)
  • Improves sound (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (21)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Loud Enough

Just got it a month ago and was wanting to try it out with some different scenarios with my band before critiquing. I'm in a two piece electronic rock band with keys and drums...Read complete review

Just got it a month ago and was wanting to try it out with some different scenarios with my band before critiquing. I'm in a two piece electronic rock band with keys and drums and was wanting something to run my Roland drum pad through. We sometimes have bass and guitar sit ins, so after using it with every possible scenario I would ever play in, I decided its a nice solid amp for practice and small clubs or bars. The bass doesn't quite boom like I would want it to but with 50watts what are you going to do, right? Other than that the highs cut through well, though I do have to crank it to even out with the volume of other amped instruments. All in all its a solid amp that should last and its easy to transport. When you have the rest of the kit to deal with that could be crucial.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, but vulnerable to noise.

I bought the Simmons DA-50 to use with a Roland TD-4S. I was pleased with the sound quality and sufficient volume for practice. I also liked the auxiliary input and tone...Read complete review

I bought the Simmons DA-50 to use with a Roland TD-4S. I was pleased with the sound quality and sufficient volume for practice. I also liked the auxiliary input and tone controls. However, I found the unit unusually susceptible to noise, specifically AM radio signal. Regardless of which cables I used or where i plugged it in, I could here radio signal easily. I took that unit back and tried another with the same results. I have five other amps in that same location that have no such problems. I took the second unit back and bought the Roland PM-10. I am happy with the PM-10, it sounds better and does not pick up noise.

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(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good, but vulnerable to noise.

By CougarBlue

from Portland, OR

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Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

I bought the Simmons DA-50 to use with a Roland TD-4S. I was pleased with the sound quality and sufficient volume for practice. I also liked the auxiliary input and tone controls. However, I found the unit unusually susceptible to noise, specifically AM radio signal. Regardless of which cables I used or where i plugged it in, I could here radio signal easily. I took that unit back and tried another with the same results. I have five other amps in that same location that have no such problems. I took the second unit back and bought the Roland PM-10. I am happy with the PM-10, it sounds better and does not pick up noise.

(9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

jury still out

By missing my da200

from fletcher NC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

    my only disappointment with this product is the poor quality of mp3 result..... regardless of adjustments.... still sounds like a bad A M radio...so now I use separate system for play-along...works for me ... might not for others..

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Fine Drum Amp

    By Coop

    from WV

    Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

    I was in the market for a personal Drum Monitor to for my TD8 based system. I looked at the roland choices and then I was turned on to the Simmons DA50 by the salesman at my local music store. I tried it out and I was blown away! This amp sounds great and can be quite LOUD if you need it. This is a great personal Drum Monitor. You might even get away with using this at a smaller gigs. The DA50 is built really well and you can't beat the price point. 20 watts higher than the roland PM-10, but cheaper. Simmons is comming out with the DA200S which I will be purchasing based on the quality of the DA50.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Loud Enough

    By Dark Candy

    from Asheville

    Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

    Just got it a month ago and was wanting to try it out with some different scenarios with my band before critiquing. I'm in a two piece electronic rock band with keys and drums and was wanting something to run my Roland drum pad through. We sometimes have bass and guitar sit ins, so after using it with every possible scenario I would ever play in, I decided its a nice solid amp for practice and small clubs or bars. The bass doesn't quite boom like I would want it to but with 50watts what are you going to do, right? Other than that the highs cut through well, though I do have to crank it to even out with the volume of other amped instruments. All in all its a solid amp that should last and its easy to transport. When you have the rest of the kit to deal with that could be crucial.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best deal for your dollar

    By drummer of band

    from New Jersey

    Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

    Got it a month ago and very happy. Used it for a drum sampler spds, I was surprised how loud this little sucker can go. Definatly can do clubs and bars without being drowned out. Only issue is when I put the input for MP3 I get a fuzz that I just cant get rid of... but if your just playing with your band they have no issues. Like I said, best deal for your money.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again!

    By Ron M.

    from DeMotte, Indiana

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

      I played the drums for years when I was younger, and have been out of the loop for many years. I recently picked up a set of e-drums to play around the house because I love playing drums, and wanted to get back into it for recreation. I needed a amp for my e-drums, so I decided on the Simmons DA-50. I didn't want to get the bigger DA-200s amp just for practicing in my home. The DA-50 works just great, it's loud, good sound, and makes drumming fun again. If I was still playing public gigs I would probably opt for the DA-200s, but for the average Joe practicing at home this DA-50 meets all of my needs. Now my family and friends can enjoy hearing me play thanks to the Simmons DA-50. Thanks Musicians Friend, for the good deal, and the super fast shipping,

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pretty good buy!

      By rgarber

      from Concord, NC

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Durable and easy to carry
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

        Mostly I use my drum set for exercise if you can imagine that. I have a digital set and a drum set produces good upper body movement and sweat so why not kill two birds at one time, playing drums and exercising? For my usage concert usage, sound quality and road 'tripping' aren't issues. But I do play sax and from what I know about this product is it's easy to use, easy to setup, decent sound, volume is good and the unit is solid as a rock. Sometimes it feels as heavy as a rock when I need to move it. I basically hook up a mp3 player and jam. That's all I do so I can't add much more to what's already written. There's no cons I'm aware of and the only issue I would have is the power switch being in the back of the unit. Not really a con as it's easy enough to get to.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simmons DA50 Rocks!

        By john the drummer named dave :)

        from slc ut

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Overall Jamming Out
        • Practicing
        • Small Clubs

        Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

        Bought the DA50 for my simmons kit. It has amazing depth and range, the bass really punches through.I wondered if 50 watts would be enough, but this thing has such good separation it seems like more. The quality and construction are outstanding! Functionality is an A+. This thing has done well by me. DEFINITELY the most bang for your buck!!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great monitor for my uses

        By shawnkt

        from Fletcher, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Self Contained
        • Excellent value
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

          I have an older set of Roland TD5s and my 7 year old son loves to play on them. He signed up to play his schools talent show and needed something easy and small to play through. The show is held in the school's gym. This little monitor really came through and he sounded incredible. I'm blown away by how good the Simmons sounds. I normally play through a Peavey SP2G system with 800 watts and that's thunderous, but for what my son is doing, this could not be more perfect. Good price and fast shipping.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Satisfaction guaranteed. Very happy.

          By Wheatking

          from Mississauga, ON. Canada.

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

            My son didn't like any of my bass or guitar amps sounds for his electric drums. Hated them all. He asked for the DA50 for Christmas and it is exceeding his expectations.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Amp

            By Gary the Drummer

            from Los Osos, CA

            About Me Novice

            See all my reviews

            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

              The perfect amp for my Roland compact kit. The sound is large. Nice looking piece.

               
              4.0

              All that's needed

              By God' man

              from Elyria Ohio

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                I will be using it at home practice.

                 
                5.0

                Awesome drum amp!

                By Wd

                from Az

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                Thank you

                 
                1.0

                bad out of the box

                By bigdawg

                from Lancaster Ca

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • none

                Cons

                • Not Functional

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                I finally bought a Electric drum kit after buying this amp as the "stupid deal of the day" and it did not work coming out of the box.

                 
                5.0

                Great Amp!

                By Mom of Future Rock Star

                from Fargo, ND

                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:

                  We bought this amp for my daughter to go along with her Simmons SD500 she received for Christmas. We had bought electronic so that she could wear the headphones, but for lessons she needed something loud. This is a great amp, does exactly what its supposed to and sounds amazing.

                   
                  1.0

                  Quality Control on returns NOT being done.

                  By Dan

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Functional

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                      I have returned 2 of these units declared by MF as Mint, and they are NOT. They appear to be returned to MF and simply relabeled and sent back out as open box items in mint condition without being tested or even opened after the first return. Both boxes were damaged, items were not packed properly, and both items were defective. The first had a major hum from the electronics, not speaker, and the second had no sound coming out unless you turned up the volume all the way and applied pressure to the knob.

                      MF REALLY needs to up their game on quality control and truly test returned products before just shipping them out declaring them in "mint" condition. They told me they would now send me a new unit from the OEM. If the next unit is NOT new, I'm returning it and requesting a full refund and will end my business with MF.

                       
                      5.0

                      Superb!

                      By HurricaneRico

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                        Just what I needed for my electronic kit. Great for practice anytime and fills the bill in small clubs!

                         
                        4.0

                        Great for the price

                        By SCK

                        from Canada

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Simmons DA50 Electronic Drum Set Monitor:

                          Great to practice at home. Loud enough for the basement. Wouldn't be good for playing gigs though.

                           
                          5.0

                          Love this amp. Lows really thump and the highs are awesome.

                          By Jboltz

                          from Michigan

                          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:

                            This little amp really packs a punch. My kicks sound great and the cymbals are crisp. Very happy with my purchase.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Love My Drum Set Monitor

                            By Tree

                            from Delaware

                            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:

                              Perfect monitor for my drum kit!!!

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