Roland may be the top dog when it comes to beautifully playable, intensely fun, awesome sounding electronic drums, but they sure are terrible at naming things.
The TD25 series is a really exciting addition to the range of Roland V-Drums, so let’s blast away all that confusion about Ks and Vs and +Ps and actually just talk about the difference between the kits and why you might want one:
(TL/DR: The more expensive TD25KV has bigger, better toms and a 2nd crash cymbal.)
What they BOTH haveThe TD25K is the basic kit, with smaller toms and only 1 crash cymbal.
They both use the Roland TD25 module, with advanced SuperNATURAL sound engine based on the flagship TD-30, so have sound quality and expressiveness equivalent to the top-of-the-line V-Drums.
- Simple, logical interface for easily swapping and customizing each drum and cymbal in a kit.
- PDX-100 10″ mesh-head snare pad with support for positional sensing and rim shot/cross stick playing.
- VH-11 V-Hi-Hat mounts on a standard acoustic hi-hat stand and offers realistic motion and a natural acoustic feel.
- KD-9 kick pad with cloth head for great feel and solid playability.
- One CY-13R 13″ ride cymbal with natural swinging motion and edge/bow/bell triggering.
- Play along with WAV/MP3 songs and capture drum performances as audio tracks to a USB memory stick. The TD25KV is the premium kit with bigger, better toms and 2 crash cymbals rather than just 1
What the TD25K+P has
- Three mesh-head tom pads: two PDX-6 6.5″ pads for rack toms and one PDX-8 8″ pad for floor tom.
- One CY-12C 12″ crash cymbal with natural swinging motion, edge/bow sensors, and choke control.
What the TD25KV has
- Three mesh-head tom pads: two PD-85BK 8″ pads for rack toms and one PDX-100 10″ pad for floor tom.
- Two CY-12C 12″ crash cymbal with natural swinging motion, edge/bow sensors, and choke control.