Nitro Module, low volume kick drum?

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Just acquired a Nitro DM7X. Hooray!

Through the headphone jack, the kick drum seems very weak when compared to the rest of the instruments, regardless of the selected kit. I've tried multiple pads/triggers with no difference. Even when pushing the buttons on the module the kick sound is very weak. It has less presence, and way less low end than even the toms. It almost sounds like I'm only hearing the reverb reaction.

I executed a factory reset, but it made no difference. I haven't made any adjustments since the reset, but will try that next. Also, I haven't tested the main outs yet, and will do that this weekend.

Any, suggestions as I dig deeper into this are very much appreciated.
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Alan Pollard

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Rockinmarty

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If you are using headphones with a microphone, that's the problem. Try using regular stereo headphones.
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Alan Pollard

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Solved it! Thanks so much, Rockinmarty. You... RAWK!
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Criss, Employee

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Hello, Alan

Thanks for posting!

It sounds like the cable harness you are using may be faulty but most likely it could be the module since even triggering the kick drum from the onboard button is still faint. I would look into a new harness to make sure it's not that before replacing the module. The good news is, that it seems like your kick pad is still working just fine. Part inquiries cannot be handled through the forum but I can point you in the right direction! 

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Alan Pollard

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Actually, it was the type of headphones I was using. See Rockinmarty's comment above.