In response to the need for cymbals capable of delivering controllable musical power to indoor marching settings, SABIAN has introduced AAX Arena. Available in Medium and Heavy pairings in 18" and 20" sizes, AAX Arena are designed for power and durability. A thicker edge offers increased playing contact area, for more definite responses and increased projection. A large bell boosts volume and makes these cymbals easy to play by minimizing airlock and increasing overall responsiveness. AAX cymbals also feature 'Auto-Focus Response', an innovative feature that ensures cymbal response sensitivity at all dynamics. They can be played softly or extremely loud and the timbre remains consistently accurate, with any potentially conficting overtones being eliminated. This ensures a sound that is richer and more musical than typical band cymbals, and responses that are more fluid from lows to highs.
Commented SABIAN master product specialist Mark Love: "Unlike many marching cymbals, AAX Arena are very musical and pleasing, with a direct, focused attack. AAX Auto-Focus Response feature prompts performance from the cymbals at the lowest volumes and controls it at the highest. AAX hammering combined with pin-point lathing allows this model to project well but still maintain the focused projection needed for this marching style cymbal. Overall the response is solid and explosive with a lot of bite. AAX Arena is ideal for indoor percussion applications, school bands, even outdoor marching."
Available in Natural or Brilliant Finish, AAX Arena cymbals are crafted from highly durable and musical SABIAN B20 bronze. They are quality-protected by SABIAN's One-Year Warranty Program.