The Quartzophone Titanium Crystal Tubes with a Blue Ash frame is a limited edition harp from Mine Cristal.
Only a few were ever made
The iridescent tubes of the titanium crystal lyre are mesmorizing as you play a move the lyre at angles to the light. The frame is made of blue ash wood which is commonly found in the mid United States. The combination of titanium crystal tubes and blue ash wood make this unique lyre a joy to play, watch and listen to.
The Quartzopone Blue Ash Harp (model H2) is a unique instrument which creates an unparalleled harmonic that you will find to be soothing, relaxing and meditative. Tuned to 432hz, the H2's dynamic tones resonate with all who experience it.
Created by Gaudry Normand of Mine Cristal in Canada, the 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 and light weight frame makes it extremely easy to play.
Playing the Quartzophone H2
No, you do not need to be a musician. Most of those who purchase a Quartzophone H2 are not musicians. The H2 can be played on its own or with other musical instruments including singing bowls, tuning forks or any orchestral or native instruments. Use the H2 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 H2 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 H2 works directly with the major chakra centers, root to crown.
Included with Each Quartzophone H2
- 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 H2 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 H2
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.
Service & Support
Once in awhile a tube may break. Sometimes the cat knocks it over, very often though it is the husband. The Quartzophone is designed so that you can easily replace a tube in about 15 minutes. Replacement tubes come directly from Mine Cristal in Quebec usually in 7-10 days. This is important because knockoffs from China and now from Europe require you to send their instrument back for repairs at your expense or, in many cases cannot be repaired at all. Replacing a Quartzophone tube may seem daunting but it is very easy. We encourage you to contact us if you would like us to step you through the process via FaceTime or Zoom.
The Quartzophone H2 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: less than 3.5lbs
- Dimensions: Height 19" / Width 22.4" / Depth 3.5"
- Frame: Blue Ash
- 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 H2
The Quartzophone H2 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 H2 on a plane or baggage handler, we strongly recommend that you travel with the shipping box. The H2 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 H2 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 H2 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.