Author: D. Le (Rockville, MD USA..
I am a regular meditator, and my group of fellow meditation practitioners all use this particular chime model. Between the group of us, we probably own 20 of this chime. It works great. Recently, I lost my chime, and ordered a replacement on Amazon. The new chime (identical model and brand), looks different and sound different than the one I used to have. The rod is now strung higher on the string (leaving a large gap between it and the wood base). The mallet is now shorter (making it harder to control the sound), and would not fit snuggly into the space between the metal rod and the wood base. What's worst is now the sound made by hitting the mallet against the metal rod is totally different. The sound quality is nothing like the recording sample that you hear. It looks to me like the same model was manufactured by 2 different practices and design group. It sound so bad, that I returned it. I consider it defective. Unfortunately, because this model is only available on the Internet,...Read more