Important Sizing Note: Each gong comes to us from the manufacturer labeled in cm, separated by 5 cm increments. We list gongs in inches because we are based in the US. Because of the conversion and the man-made nature of these gongs, there may be up to a 1" variation in size. Read more about our gong sizes and see a conversion chart here.
Paiste Symphonic Gongs are works of sonic mastery. The lightweight metal, the unique shape, and the scraped face all combine to create an overall sound that is very clean and meditative, with rich, beautiful harmonics that expand over the deep fundamental tone. They are not tuned to a specific note.
"Symphonic" doesn't refer strictly to the orchestral use of the word "symphony," but goes to the root of the word, to the unity of harmonic sounds and the experience of sound in its entirety.