The 12" Heng Gong has a clear, beautiful tone. This gong is in fact a 12" gong, contrary to what Conor says on the video. In the larger sizes, it almost pierces you, not sonically, but with a purity that touches you deeply. This smaller 12" gong is a little more gentle yet still pure and true. This particular gong can hardly be called imperfect but, we're doing it. Heng gongs are usually fully lathed, like a wind gong. This gong had a deep dimple that came out unscathed and unlathed, and for that reason we are selling it as an imperfect instrument. The sound is not effected at all by this dimp. it's real cute.