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One take on it is it's an attempt to add value to used K's, using as it's cue the higher value of EAK's.I have a couple of EAK's and they are very, very nice.The K's were originally made a different company located in Turkey, and Avedis Zildjian was their competitor making his cymbals in the US . Before that time, many jazzers gravitated towards the darker, dryer K's.I think they still want to try to maintain that distinction between the "style" of cymbal that each represents, but I don't know how religiously they have stuck to the formulas and manufacturing differences.The new ones still sound pretty good, just different.
If I find a good sounding but overpriced K in a shop, I can't order a similar cymbal and know it will sound as good.I'm getting a k bonus at my day job and instead of buying more recording trinkets, I'm thinking of upgrading my cymbals.Right now, I have: 14" Zildjian (non-custom) Mastersound hats (late 2000s) 14" New Beats (late 2000s) 16" Zildjian Avedis dark thin crash 16" 70s-era Zildjian crash 20" 70s-era Zildjian ride 24" 70s-era Zildjian ride (with rivets, now removed).As a result, I have starting gravitating toward Paiste, because their cymbals are more consistent.
So if I find a cymbal I like I can just order one online and have a good idea of what it'll sound like.
The other has some frequencies that you want to make them go away. In fact the perfect sounding crash was damaged and we had to make a little cut on the edge, and still beats the hell out of the other. Good in that there is a Zildjian cymbal to suit every taste. In answer to your first question, I don't think K's are a 'major' upgrade on A's. Good in that there is a Zildjian cymbal to suit every taste. In answer to your first question, I don't think K's are a 'major' upgrade on A's.