Roland monitors get personal
Roland has introduced the PM-100 and PM-200 Personal Monitors, two new amplification systems designed for use with V-Drums electronic percussion products. These compact all-in-one monitors are specially optimised for the expressive sound and response of Roland’s V-Drums, providing a full-range monitoring experience for playing and practising at home with any V-Drums set.
The PM-100 features 80 Watts, a custom 10-inch speaker, and a tweeter, while the PM-200 features 180 Watts, a custom 12-inch speaker, and a horn tweeter. Each monitor is designed to be placed on the floor, and the front face is angled to provide ideal sound coverage for a seated player. A full-width bar handle on top offers a convenient way to carry the monitor and adjust its floor position.
Each monitor includes an integrated mixer with a dedicated V-Drums input, plus 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch line inputs for connecting additional devices like electronic percussion pads, smartphones, and music players. Independent volume controls are provided for the V-Drums and line input sections, and there’s a two-band equaliser for shaping the overall sound.
The PM-200 is also equipped with two XLR direct outputs that allow the user to pass sounds to a mixer or recording device, providing additional flexibility for using the monitor in stage, rehearsal, and studio applications. Via a panel switch, the outputs can be configured for either dual mono or stereo operation.
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