[evaluation and comparison] the difference between Roland td-25k and td-25kv

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.

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