When occupying Perlazza Studio (based in Poznań, Poland) under the sonic supervision of renowned musician, (Acid Drinkers, Guess Why), sound engineer, award-winning producer and, first and foremost, an utter drum maniac, Przemysław Wejmann, we tested a number of snare drums and whole lot of hardware and drum accessories from Dixon Drums. To be more precise, it was drummer Tomasz Mądzielewski, who tested all the gear while the beatit.tv team played the role of camera operators and the sound engineer took care of the sonic side of things. We have already posted a number of results of that session, i. e. tests of the following snare drums: Dixon Gregg Bissonette Signature (see HERE), Dixon PDS7554CPH-DN (see HERE) and Dixon PDS7554EB-DN (see HERE), but we have also taken a closer look at the Dixon PAMF 1621 snare drum muffler, the PAKE-IVBR-BP drum key and the Dixon PX-AH-HP stick holder. Now, it is time for the Dixon PSH-K902 hi hat stand. We have received the snare drums and all the other equipment courtesy of the official Polish Dixon distributor – the SoundTrade company.
Tomasz Mądzielewski, as an offical Dixon endorser in Poland, a great drummer, who has collaborated with a host of popular acts in Poland, such as Grażyna Łobaszewska, Pilichowski Band, Mrozu, Anna Karwan, Lion Shepherd, Mela Koteluk, Monika Borzym, Honorata “Honey” Skarbek, Kasia Klich, Sidney Polak, Filip Sojka, Marek Raduli, Leszek Cichoński, Donatan i Cleo, the Sound’n‘Grace choir, was perfect for the role of ’lab tester’. Needless to say, he was more than eager and happy to do the job.
We are testing the Dixon PSH-K902 hi hat stand
1. The design
The Dixon PSH-K902 hi hat stand belongs to the same hardware family as the PP-K900 bass drum pedal. It looks just as good and modern. Already at first glance, one can see it is a sturdy peace of hardware.
2. The product
Dixon PSH-K902 is a heavy hi hat stand. Its thick legs and heavy tubes make it perfect for metal players and all the heavy-footed drummers. Three double braced legs and a pedal supported by a stabilizer platform (not a very common solution) guarantee perfect stability. The pedal can be folded for transport regardless of the platform’s existence. The manufacturer calls this solution a ‘draw bridge’. The tension adjustment mechanism has five steps, which provides a wide range of possibilities from light through to that requiring strong pressure. As for the pedal, it is worth mentioning that Dixon have equipped it with a solution that has recently become increasingly popular (and practical), i. e. it is rotatable, which means its angle can be adjusted horizontally. This should make setting up easier for all those drummers who use a larger number of pedals on their kits. Changing hi hat stand position from right-handed to lefty ought to be simpler, too. The hi hat stand is equipped with the PSHK-K patented clutch (two patents!).
3. Basic product specs
- Brand: Dixon
- Model: PSH-K902
- Colour: silver
- Multi step tension adjustment
- 3 double braced legs
- Stabilizer platform (draw bridge)
- Foldable pedal
- PSHK-K clutch
Every drummer who doesn’t mind the weight that needs to be carried in transport will be satisfied with this stand. Its stability is very good, while the tension adjustment is comfortable. The height can also be easily adjusted, regardless of how tall the player is. The clutch gave us no problems whatsoever, both when mounting the cymbals and as far as their stability while playing goes. The price (the equivalent of about USD 170, Euro 140, £130) is not particularly high taking into account everything the manufacturer offers for the money.
The gear used for the purposes of making the test:
- Bass drum: Dixon Artisan Maple Bubinga 18” x 22”
- Snare drum: Dixon PDS7554CPH-DN
- Foot pedal: Dixon PP-K900
- Snare stand: PSS K900
- Boom stand: Dixon PSY K9001
Microphones used for the purposes of making the test:
- Bass drum: Beyerdynamic M99
- Snare drum: Shure 545SD (batter head), Audix i5 (resonance head)
- Overheads: Earthworks TC30
- Ambience: Prodipe
Distributor in Poland: http://soundtrade.pl
OUR VERDICT: (4.5/5)
- Well crafted
- Nice design and look
- Foldable stabilizer platform
- Reasonable price
Drummers and Drummerettes! Here is the Dixon PSH-K902 hi hat stand!Share