Hi Friends, I bought one of these from the good people at my local Sam Ash in Margate, FL. It wasn't in stock locally so they had it shipped to me from the warehouse. I ordered it on a Fri and received it on Monday Fed-EX. I did a ton of research before buying it. I considered getting a mechanical foot pedal with a PD-7 or PD-8 or some other type of beater set up for the "realistic feel" but saving space was a real consideration for me. This unit requires no beater pad because it has a "weighted" beater built in. The weighted built-in beater hits back at my foot pedal with a light thud and feels like I am striking something but I feel it more than I hear it because it is very quiet- and fast. Maybe not exactly like a real drum feel but I feel something positive and alive thumping back at me. The best part is that it takes up so little room. It plugs in with included stereo cable right out of the box and I was making Bass perfectly in seconds. It came with directions but I was happy with it the way it worked out of the box so I didn't read them. lol Also, I was very surprised with the weight because it is very sturdy. I thought it was too expensive until I felt the quality. I couldn't be happier. One more thing- it has an extra port to hook up a 2nd KT-10 for a double bass pedal action- you bet I will be doing it when I have the extra money. Thank You.