Zultan 16" Aja Crash

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Great all around crash if you're on a budget
Konstantinos A., 28.09.2017
I've tried the 16" and 17" crashes and the 10" splash from the Zultan Aja series and I must say that I've got close to no complaints considering their price.

The sound is not as refined as the expensive series from the reknown brands like Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste etc, but you can get these at a fraction of the price.
The price might make you think otherwise, but they can hold their own in a live or recording setting since they sound like actual cymbals and nothing like the cheap brass entry series and probably better than most of the cheap bronze series as well.

Now in particular about this 16" crash, I would call it a great all-rounder since it can marginally handle heavy music, but since it's a 16", it isn't overwhelming in softer settings as well. It makes a great starter cymbal if you can only afford one crash (or go for the 17" if you're going to be playing heavy stuff).
Sound-wise, It doesn't sound as bright as a 2002 or an A custom, but I'd say it leans towards the brighter side of the spectrum (I wouldn't call it dark).

If you plan to pair it with another crash, I would suggest the 18", since I also own the 17" and it sounds kinda close to this 16". The 16-17 work together, but I would prefer a more distinguishable difference. For softer stuff my guess is that it would also work well with the 14" crash.

Finally, durability-wise, it seems to be holding up quite well after 1,5 years and keep in mind that its main use is in live settings and rehearsals by many different drummers. It doesn't get a daily beating, but it has seen some heavy use for certain and it's made more money than it cost.

All in all, I'm very happy about this purchase and I would probably get another one if this eventually breaks.
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The best basic cymbals
GuitarPlayerFromMinsk, 29.04.2019
Test them with another cymbals from the same basic line as Paiste (502, 303), Meinl (MCS). This is way better, brighter, clearer. Sound like cymbals and not like pan.

Well let's see how long they love. Update soon.
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Tseway, 05.11.2018
Like it's big brother (the 18'' crash) I like the sound, and prefer it over triple the price crashes ! I hit it hard and is seems (and till now it really is) durable ! Great value for me to have this crash to my set ! I still don't believe the (great) sound it produces ! My search for an all around crash is over ! Hit it hard :)
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Amazing high quality crash
dabrorius, 14.02.2019
I play this crash and it's 17 inch version exclusively for the last two years. Both for rehearsals and gigs, in a bit heavier setting (hard rock/metal music). They sound amazing and are holding up great, definitely a much better value for money then cymbals from bigger brands in similar price range.
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Value for money
Stru, 06.12.2018
I use this cymbal in a rehearsal room.
The sound is really nice and it cuts through the mix of a rock - metal band.
The most important thing is that it lasts for a long long time.
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Excellent sound for the price
20.01.2016
Very surprised for the value. This cymbal gives out a nice crisp crash and well worth it for the money. It sounds just as good as my zildjian set. I am now going to be ordering more of this brand. Both great for use rehearsing and gigging. Get yourself a bargain with a great sound.
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great sound excellent price
terry80, 27.12.2017
i totally recommend these cymbals to drummers from begginers to pros. similar but better that cymbals from top trends in cymbals at the same budget range but with better quality.
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fantastic
27.06.2016
quality without the big name,this cymble as a sweet sound
and when hit, it resonates throughout and the cost doesn't brake the bank
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Great crash
Reeceq96, 09.09.2017
Music to my ears! Coupled with the zultan Q 16" crash is a perfect blend. Nice, dark time with a quick decay. Superior to my old zildjians
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Best buy
14.09.2016
If you look for cheap, sturdy crash cymbal, don't look any further. This one is gonna last. Unbrekable. And as professional hard rock drummer I wasted many, many...
Sound is warm, dark, little on the dark side. Used them in studio also. Little EQ will get the job done
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amazing
09.03.2016
Amazing sound for this price.
It beats any crash that costs the double.
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Zultan 16" Aja Crash

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