What's the difference between the NITRO kit and the DM6 kit?

Please can you advise of the main differences between the nitro kit and DM6 apart from the price? Your website does not seem to work at the moment.
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  • Hello Eduardo,

    Thank you for the post and feedback. I'll let my web team know about what you've experienced. Thanks!. I believe the NITRO kit product page is down at the moment. FYI, the NITRO kit is the newer kit from the two.

    The NITRO kit features the following:

    Features
    * 8-piece electronic drumset with 3 cymbals
    * Dynamic and comfortable pads for great feel, natural response
    * 5” high quality rubber pads (dual zone snare drum, 3 x single zone toms)
    * Kick pad tower with bass drum pedal included
    * 10” cymbals: ride cymbal, hi-hat, crash w/choke
    * 4-post aluminum rack—super solid for stability and flexibility
    * All connection cables, mounting hardware, drum sticks, drum key, and power supply included
    * Feature-packed Nitro electronic drum module
    * 40 ready-to-play classic and modern kits—385 drum and cymbal sounds
    * Built-in sequencer, metronome, and performance recorder add versatility
    * Sharpen your skills with 60 built-in play-along tracks
    * Use the CD/MP3 aux input to play along with your own songs
    * USB/MIDI connection for use with virtual instruments and recording software
    * MIDI in and out ports for connecting directly to stand-alone MIDI gear
    * Stereo line outputs connect to any sound system
    * Headphone output for private practice

    The DM6 kit features the following:

    Features
    * Five-piece electronic drumset with DM6 drum-sound module
    * DM6 module contains 108 top-notch drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds
    * Realistic, natural-feeling playing surfaces
    * 15 programmable drum sets
    * Dual-zone snare pad for rim click and rimshot capability
    * USB-MIDI output for use with drum-module software
    * Connect your iPod or CD player and mix it in with 1/8" input
    * Velocity sensitive for natural, musical response
    * Comes with bass drum pedal and drumsticks
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    • Hey Chris - The DM6 created a new level of quality in a beginner kit when it was introduced 5-ish? years ago, and it seems Alesis's new offering is the Nitro. I would assume that changes were made, that presumably improved upon the DM6. Can you shed more light on the key differences on the main areas of comparison? (i.e. pad/cymbal sizes, modules, sound quality, inputs/outputs, etc...)

      For example: I don't think it makes sense to call the Nitro an "8 piece kit" and then call the DM6 only a "5 piece kit". Both are 5+3 configurations, although the Nitro uses 4 post config and has 10" cymbals, and the DM6 uses a 2 post config and has 12" cymbals. I'm wondering "what else"? Why would I choose the Nitro (currently retailing for $299) over the DM6 (still available for $349)?

      Thanks!
    • Please see my response to your question at this link: http://community.alesis.com/alesis/to...
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  • Hi, Which of both is better? Because Nitro looks better but I'm not sure!! Thank you!!
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  • (Borak, this is sort of a timely answer, but maybe it comes early enough for others:)

    You can find a detailled review of the Nitro and a comparison with the DM6 over at my blog: http://www.kickstartyourdrumming.com/alesis-nitro-review/

    Hope that helps!
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  • Hi - this is also probably too late. But for anyone else looking, I've done out a detailed comparison of these kits (and a bunch of others too): http://www.electronicdrumadvisor.com/

    Good luck!
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