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Sonor launches the new AQX series. These sets complement the Sonor catalog with a budget line made entirely of Poplar.

The AQX Series is available in five configurations including the more conventional Stage (22″, 10″, 12″, 16″ and 14″ snare) and Studio (20″, 10″, 12″, 14″ and 14″ snare). Both include Sonor’s new 1000 Series hardware set and a B8 Bronze cymbal set with 14” hi-hat, 16” crash and 18” ride (not available in all markets). Of course, Sonor is no stranger to making kits in a shrunken format either, so the new line-up also comprises three smaller-sized kits: AQX Jazz, AQX Jungle and AQX Micro with 14″ bass drum.

Each of the AQX compact kits is offered as a four-piece set including a 13”x6” snare, and features the same shell construction – 100% poplar to help with cutting weight without losing sound quality or projection.

Other features across the range include pre-muffled bass drum heads, AQ series die-cast lugs with Sonor’s internal TuneSafe system, plus a CTH 4000 cymbal/tom holder which features a second space for either an extra tom holder or cymbal boom. Compact AQX kits feature natural maple bass drum hoops on both sides.

What is more, Sonor has stuck with its approach of standardised finish options across the series with each set available in a choice of Black Midnight Sparkle, Blue Ocean Sparkle or Red Moon Sparkle. So, whichever configuration you go for you’ll be able to make future additions to your kit with ease.