The L1 is designed with a curved acrylic frame while the Quartzophone H2 has a straight frame made with Canadian Birdseye maple. The decision on wood or acrylic is completely personal to your preferences. Both instruments play and create the same outstanding harmonics.
Created by Gaudry Normand of Mine Cristal in Canada, the new 3-D, arced design is ergonomic and makes it easy and comfortable to hold and play. It rests comfortably on your arm or can be played on a table. It is slim, has smooth curves and is extremely easy to play.
Playing the Quartzophone L1
No, you do not need to be a musician. Most of those who purchase a Quartzophone L1 are not musicians. The L1 can be played on its own or with other musical instruments including singing bowls, tuning forks or any orchestral or native instruments. Use the L1 for group meditations, at yoga studios, meditation centers, alternative healing sessions and spiritual gatherings. Many will play at solo concerts or with other musicians.
For those with a musical background, the Quartzophone L1 has the eight notes in the octave of the C major scale tuned to 432 Hz. Each tube is perfect pitch (within +- 5 cents), true tone for those familiar with singing bowls. If you are working with alternative health, the L1 works directly with the major chakra centers, root to crown.
Included with Each Quartzophone L1
- A padded carrier with handles and a shoulder strap.
- A specially designed reusable transport box
- An acrylic display stand
- Two felt-covered round ended strikers
About the Mallets
The Quartzophone L1 comes with two felt-covered round ended strikers. This special design creates a pure and powerful tone and prevents unwanted noises like you might get with singing bowls. By simply tapping lightly on the tubes and by gliding the striker over several tubes, the player can easily create a sustained synergy of sound, a “crystal symphony!”
Displaying the Quartzophone L1
Each instrument comes with a clear, sturdy acrylic stand. The stand has two metal pegs which fit in to small holes at the base of the instrument to ensure that it does not slide off.
The Quartzophone L1 has eight pure quartz tubes (99.9% quartz crystal), tuned to eight pure tones, similar to the white keys on a piano. It is permanently in tune, regardless of the ambient climatic conditions. Guitar keys, guitar strings and special metal pins firmly hold and suspend the pure crystal tubes. This unique structure gives optimal vibration space to the tubes and creates a unique, divine sound!
- Weight: Slightly less than 4 lbs
- Dimensions: Height 20" / Width 22.4" / Depth 3.5"
- Frame: Polished acrylic
- Tuned to 432 Hz
- Eight crystal tubes permanently and perfectly tuned to a diatonic scale in C-major
- Made in Canada
Traveling with the Quartzophone
The L1 comes with a thick padded carrier with foam fittings to secure and protect each tube in transit. The color of the carrier may vary. It is delivered inside a sturdy shipping box with a carry handle which can be reused. If you plan to travel with your Quartzophone L1 on a plane or baggage handler, we strongly recommend that you travel with the shipping box. The L1 will not fit in the overhead bin on airplanes or trains. The shipping box is about 29" x 9" x 26" or 73cm x 22cm x 66cm.
Patented Design & Authenticity
The Quartzophone L1 is a new and unique instrument, protected by utility patents in the USA and many other countries. There are knock offs so to ensure that you order a L1 with the highest quality, be sure the manufacturer is Mine Cristal and the instrument you receive has a design notice similar to the one below.