Yamaha, beautiful sound
I am an amateur player and have always played acoustic drums. I decided to purchase an electronic drum set and began reviewing and analyzing all the different products. Easily and without question, Yamaha rose to the surface. The DTX562K was my choice, especially for the price. I certainly was not going to buy a top end professional set because I am a beginner, and I certainly did not want to spend money on a set that I knew I would outgrow.
This set of drums plays beautifully. The 3 zoned cymbals add more flexibility than lower end sets. The toms and snare also have more available zones. I was a little skeptical about what an "electronic" hi-hat would sound like compared to a "real" hi-hat. A few minutes playing the Yamaha hi-hat and I was stunned. It's fantastic. The kick drum actually is better than my acoustic.
The brains of this drum set is the 502 series. You can read all the specifics about its qualities, so I don't need to go into great detail. But the most important info that the drummer needs to know is that it is easy to use. I can scroll through the 50 pre-sets and play along with all music styles. With just a click of a few buttons I can change the tones and/or pitch of any individual drum in any individual set. That's pretty handy. The module also has many training excercises that help with timing.
Simply put, this drum set is extremely cool and has an excellent sound.
It is important to know that the manner in which you amplify the set is crucial. Mine runs through a Yamaha EMX512 with Club V speakers and it can handle all the frequencies produced by drums. When you purchase this set you will have a drum set that will handle all your needs, but the best electronic set will sound horrible without proper amplification.
I would recommend this set to anybody, but you MUST remember that if you purchase this set, or any set for that matter, and do not have a good amplifier designed for these types of instruments, you will be disappointed. Do not blame the DTX562 for bad sound, blame the guitar amp you're trying to run it through.