How do I hear sound from my Nitro drum kit?

I purchased the nitro kit for my grandson. We can not get volume on drums to come on. Do we need speakers for this set before there is sound from the set? i thought it was a self contained set.
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  • Hi Nora,

    Thanks for posting. 

    Keep in mind that there are no built-in speakers on the Nitro Kit. In order to hear sound from your drum set, you will need to connect headphones or speakers to the rear of the module. 

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions. 
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    Hey Nora,

    To get up and "running" quickly, you can use plain-old smart-phone earbuds (into the 1/8" mic jack on the left side of the module). At least to verify that you are getting sounds from all drums/cymbals.

    Better headphones will sound better - if the headphones use a quarter-inch jack, then you will need a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter plug.

    Hooking one or two speakers up presents a few more variables, in terms of connectors, powered versus passive speakers, going through an amp, etc.

    In my case, I had an inexpensive Fender guitar amp gathering dust, and just plugged the left/mono speaker output of the Nitro into the input jack of the amp. I keep the guitar amp in its "clean" setting, and the sound is pretty good, and capable of being made quite loud.... Probably more full-range speakers would be better for the cymbals.

    As a side comment, it would be interesting to hear what others are using for headphones, and speakers.
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  • Thank you , Robert. Bought an amp and drums sound great... LOL... I should have lashed someone before I bought the set and I could have had amp when set up the drums. Thank you again for replying... sure helps to have folks who know what they are doing to respond to my crazy questions.
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  • I bought a Nitro drum kit as well and hooked up an amp as described above. I cannot hear my drums through the amp. Is there a setting I am missing?

    Thanks!
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