Roland adds monitors

Friday, 12 January 2018 9:11 am

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 e-drums.

The PM-100 features 80 W of power, a custom 10” speaker and a tweeter, while the PM-200 features 180 W of power, a custom 12“ 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 drums input, plus ¼” and 1/8” 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 equalizer 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.