Sabian AAX 16" Medium Crash Cymbal

Sabian AAX 16" Medium Crash Cymbal

The Sabian AAX 16 inch Medium Crash Cymbal delivers brighter, faster and more complex tone thanks to its larger raw bell and new hammering style.
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The Sabian AAX 16 inch Medium Crash Cymbal delivers brighter, faster and more complex tone thanks to its larger raw bell and new hammering style.

Bright, Fast Medium Crash

Unveiled at NAMM 2019 alongside a controversial new logo, the newly revamped Sabian AAX range delivers a new sound palette to the popular cymbal series.

The centre of much discussion the new Sabian Unbound logo was liked by some for its bold departure from tradition, while others disliked the change in direction.

Wherever you stand on the logo debate, the new design is definitely in keeping with the new AAX ethos of being individual.

This transformed AAX range sees the delisting of less popular lines, the persistence of the Aero, X-Plosion, Freq and Omni, and the introduction of new crashes, hats and rides.

Now offering a streamlined and more focus ranged of sounds, the AAX cymbal series also features a new AAX hammering process to deliver smoother more refined highs and increased tonal complexity.

Sabian 21608XC AAX 16 inch Medium Crash Cymbal Key Features:

  • Larger Raw Bell
  • New AAX Hammering Style
  • Slightly Darker Tone
  • Brighter Highs, More Complex Lows
  • Wider Band of Frequency

Larger Raw Bell

The Sabian AAX 16 inch Medium Crash features a larger raw bell than typically found on crashes of this size.

Utilised to provide the crash sound with more weighty projection, the larger bell serves to add more meat to the sound.

Adding a robustness to the crash, the use of the larger bell adds a chunkiness to the tone for a crash with substantial impact.

Ideal for instances when you need some punch and weight behind your projection, this crash delivers a meaty burst of accenting tone.

The New Style

Along with all the new cymbals, this 16 inch AAX Medium Crash features Sabian's completely new AAX hammering style.

Offering a more visibly hammered aesthetic, this new process utilises a larger, rounder peen which serves to provide a cymbal with more complex tone and a slightly darker sound.

The new hammering process also expands the frequency bandwidth of the crash by opening up more top end.

The result is a crash with increased, brighter highs that combine perfectly with the more complex, dark lows to deliver a sound that has strong representation across all frequencies.

Producing the bright, attacking cut needed to puncture the mix to ensure you're heard, this crash also delivers great depth of sound thanks to its weighty projection and complex low tone.

A Sound As Unique As You

Maintaining Sabian's constant quest to use forward-thinking, boundary pushing innovations, the Sabian AAX revamp delivers a new range of modern tone.

Designed to fulfil the demands of diverse music styles of today, the Sabian AAX range incorporates the latest manufacturing technology to achieve its sound.

The whole premise of the new AAX range and accompanying logo redesign is that you should create your own sound rather than following what others do.

Providing drummers with a variety of sound sources that allow them to discover and build their own creative voice, the AAX series was made for the individuals.

For those who don't care what everyone else is doing, but instead prefer to forge their own musical path to achieve their unique sound.

If you're searching for your next musical move, your own future sound. Look no further than Sabian AAX.


Introducing a completely new hammering style and utilising a larger, raw bell, this Sabian 16 inch Medium Crash delivers brighter, faster, complex sound.

Delivering a wider range of tone filled with punchy bright highs and lusciously powerful lows, this medium crash has a beautifully versatile sound.

To start building your own unique sound, buy the Sabian AAX 16 inch Medium Crash today from Professional Music Technology Online!

Sabian AAX 16 inch Medium Crash Cymbal Specifications:

  • Style: Modern
  • Sound: Bright
  • Metal: B20
  • Weight: Medium
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Manufacturer Sabian
SKU 301860
Shipping Weight (kg) 2.000000
MPN 21608XC
Cymbal Series aax series
Cymbal Type crash


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