20 Most Recent Yamaha DTXplorer 5 Electronic Drum Set Questions & Answers

Get a voltmeter and check the power to see if it is working at the plug. the voltage should be 12vdc. If you don't have a meter, just take the power adaptor to radio shack, or any electronics supply house.
They'll check it for you. below is a copy of the manual. Good Luck!

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Yamaha DTXplorer... | Answered on Sep 01, 2011

Usually there is a sensitivity parameter. Reduce the trigger sensitivity in the module. Refger to your user manual under "sensitivity".

Yamaha DTXplorer... | Answered on Jun 01, 2011

As long as you have a power source it should work.

Yamaha DTXplorer... | Answered on Apr 24, 2011

Yes, the adapter takes 120 volts... Best way might be to get a 220 to 110 trnasformer converter then you can run other stuff as well... Get one of the step down transformers in first column... the 100 watt one would be more than adequate, but for future things you might want higher rating.


Yamaha DTXplorer... | Answered on Apr 06, 2011

Actually, ONLY TWO pins are used in the MIDI cable. The data is sent serially at a 31.25KBit rate.
You probably need to "map" the ones that aren't working into the appropriate codes to trigger the SR-18 sounds.

You need to COMPARE the codes sent from the DTX to those needed by the SR-18.

There also may be options in the DTX for type of drum kit such as "Latin" and selecting one of those may have the mapping already done.

In the literature of each device will be a list of the MIDI codes the DTX generates and those required by the SR-18.

essentially the percussion codes are NOT standardized completely between devices... but there is usually a way to "map" them to make it work.

Yamaha DTXplorer... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011

Did you PUSH the ON/OFF button and turn the volume up some?

Yamaha DTXplorer... | Answered on Jan 10, 2011

Test the amplifier with another sound source to make sure the amp is good. Use a guitar or anything to test.

Yamaha DTXplorer... | Answered on Dec 18, 2010

First thing to check is if the vibrations of the bass drum amplified MIGHT be triggering the cymbal pickup. Damp the cymbal pad with your hand and see if it still does it. If not, then shield the drumset from the amplified output.

If this does not prevent the problem look for a grounding problem of the triggers.

Yamaha DTXplorer... | Answered on Sep 20, 2010

Yes, what can be done is to get a headphone socket( you will get to buy the inline type fully covered) Make sure that the female socket if wired with the pins across the channels connected in series with a 10 ohm/1watt resistor and connected together to the wire to the heaphone male socket which must go to your drums kit.
Now the headphone you have if this is a one side type, you must get a regular stereo type and plug into the female socket.
You will now hear both the channesl equally.The reason why a sincel side is preferred is to listed to the music through one and hear your playing on the other. but I would also have preferred to hear both lightly than one side to make our perception oriented.
I am also a drummer by hobby but I prefer the accoustic types.
Happy drumming. Please dont forget to rate my advice.

Yamaha DTXplorer... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010

Do the lights come on?
Have you tried the headphone output as well as the line output(s)?
Is the volume turned up?
Do you have it plugged in with the original Yamaha AC adaptor?
Owners manual in the link.

Yamaha Music | Answered on Nov 04, 2019

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