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  • Simmons DA200S

    Hi Gang,

    I'm new to the forum. I have the first of what will surely be many questions.

    I just brought home a Simmons DA200s Monitor/Amp. Just plugged in the higher that Master Volume is turned up the more hiss I have. It hisses quite a bit, especially if the High EQ is turned up. Is this normal or did I get a bad unit? Anyone with experience with these? Should it be quiet or is the hiss just something to expect and live with?

    Thanks in advance


  • #2
    That's what you get when you buy cheap gear.

    You don't have to live with it, ask for your money back or exchange for something better.. and it'l not be difficult -- to find something better that is


    • #3
      Go back to where you bought it and get a refund. Take that cash and save
      up some more and buy a better unit. Do more research and ask to check
      out other monitors when you get the funds together. As with all gear you
      get what you pay for. Good luck on the hunt !!! E
      Eric G: Pearl,Paiste,Remo,Vic Firth,Gibraltar,Roc-n-Soc,Roland TD-6V, Lots of Vex and mesh all around.


      • #4
        I own a 200s and do not experience the issue you described.

        I DO get a hiss if I plug an auxiliary audio input into my TD3 from a laptop that is plugged into a power supply. This is due to a ground loop problem with the laptop power supply if I understand it correctly. Unplugging the power supply from the laptop gets rid of the hiss.

        Overall I am very happy with the DA200s.
        TD9 Frankenkit


        • #5
          Unlike most Simmons brand gear, that drum monitor has actually received a lot of positive comments from people here who have been using it. Take some time to check out all of the possiblities before jumping to conclusions. You can get hissing out of any monitor, no matter brand or price, depending on a number of factors. Once you've walked through everthing, if you're still not happy, sure, return it.
          >>>See my E-kit here<<<

          >>>See my A-kit here<<<


          • #6
            Thanks guys. I actually did do a search for amps/monitors prior to buying this unit, and the overwhelming percentage of posts for the Simmons D200s were very positive. So, I'm a little surprised that the first two posts were so negative. Guess I wasn't looking in the right places.

            Would a Peavey KB3 be a better option? If not, what would be a good alternative. Remember, this is for practice and also a stage monitor. I need an XLR pass-through to the board. I need to stay in the $300 range.




            • #7
              Sent you a private message, Cram.
              >>>See my E-kit here<<<

              >>>See my A-kit here<<<


              • #8
                There's always a reason for a negative post: