Always wanting to own a K Con I finally bought one that I thought would be the perfect cymbal for my jazz trio. First seeing this instrument I was surprised how nice it looked with the newer hammering. Playing for the first time the sound just drifted off and blended into the room. Harder hits created an nice controlled crash. This cymbal like any instrument will take practice to learn it but the payoff is great. The band also like the tone. Buying sight unseen had me concerned for such an expensive item. But is was worth it.