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  • Simmons DA50 = Disappointment

    I bought a Simmons DA50 at the recommendation of the drum guy at Guitar Center, over the Roland PM-10.

    I could not be more dissappointed. It sounds drowned out, and dull. I went back to my $20 headphones (which are awesome btw, blows away the DA50). The amp has been sitting in the corner staring at me since I got the thing.

    Has anyone experienced this amp? How does the Simmons DA200 compare? What about the Roland PM-10?

    $300 is about my limit, what is my best option at this price range?

  • #2
    I have a DA200 and I'm very happy with it. I'd return the DA50 and check out another amp. The guys at GC in my area will deal. I bought mine for around $250.
    TD-12S-BK, CY-15, Simmons SDS-1 pad, Iron Cobra HP900TWL Pedals, Simmons DA200S

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    • #3
      Another DA200S owner here. Very happy with it. Great range. Really low lows and crystal clear highs. Got it for $250 on line with free shipping,
      TD9 Frankenkit

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      • #4
        I purchased a DA200S last week. I like it. It's my first amp so I don't have much to compare it to but like others have said, it does a good job--has some good highs and lows and plenty loud for my personal practicing.

        Guitar Center here said they would let me return it within 30 days if I didn't like it, hopefully you can do the same with your DA50 if you just bought it.

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        • #5
          To the DA200 owners in this thread: Do the drums sound the same coming through the amp as they do in headphones (quality wise)?

          I do not care about loudness, just so it is louder than the acoustic noise of my DIY kit.

          I plugged in my DA50 again today. It definately sound inferior to my yamaha headphones (which cost $19.99 + tax). Sounds like I'm in a cave. Crash cymbals sound like they are about to blow the amp up (even on low volume).

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          • #6
            Hiya

            It's hard to get the same quality sound through any amp or studio monitor as headphones, headphones are very dynamic, i use top quality bi amped nearfield monitors and the headphones are like another world.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by inktrocity View Post
              To the DA200 owners in this thread: Do the drums sound the same coming through the amp as they do in headphones (quality wise)?

              I do not care about loudness, just so it is louder than the acoustic noise of my DIY kit.

              I plugged in my DA50 again today. It definately sound inferior to my yamaha headphones (which cost $19.99 + tax). Sounds like I'm in a cave. Crash cymbals sound like they are about to blow the amp up (even on low volume).
              I use Audio Technica Ath-m50 headphones and the amp seems to sound just as good to me. Keep in mind though that I'm old and the hearing has suffered the years of motorcycles and rock and roll.
              TD9 Frankenkit

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