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, the Dixon PX-AH-HP stick holder and the Dixon PSH-K902 hi hat stand, Now, it is time for the Dixon PSY K900I boom 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 PSY K900I boom stand
1. The design
The Dixon PSY K900I boom stand belongs to the same hardware family as the Dixon PSH-K902 hi hat stand the PP-K900 bass drum pedal. It looks just as good and modern. Already at first glance (just as it was in the case of the hi hat stand), one can see it is a sturdy peace of hardware.
2. The product
Dixon PSY K900I is a heavy boom stand. Its thick legs and heavy tubes (lower tube: 1 ¼” in diameter, mid tube: 1”, upper tube: 7/8”) make it perfect for metal players and all the hard-hitting drummers. Each of the stand’s tubes is equipped with a memory lock. Three double braced legs guarantee perfect stability while the arm (which is a hide-away) has an optional boom weight attachment. This means we are dealing with a solid piece of metal. All the elements are double chrome plated and you can be sure it will look great on stage.
All the wing nuts work smoothly and hold firmly, while the tubes in each section move nicely inside the tubes of larger diameter. The uni-lock type of tilter rotates in smooth wide angles to adjust cymbal position as the user sees fit.
3. Basic product specs
- Brand: Dixon
- Model: PSY K900I
- Colour: Chrome
- Hide-away arm
- Tilter rotates in smooth angles
- 3 tubes plus a boom arm
- 3 x memory lock
- 3 double braced legs
- Optional boom weight attachment
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 adjustment of each element is comfortable. The height can also be easily adjusted, regardless of how tall the player is. The price (the equivalent of less than 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
- Hi-hat stand: Dixon PSH-K902
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
OUR VERDICT: 5/5
Distributor in Poland: http://soundtrade.pl
- Well crafted
- Nice design and look
- Unilock type of tilter
- Optional boom weight attachment
- Reasonable price
Drummers and Drummerettes! Here is the Dixon PSY K900I boom stand!Share