Quartzophone L1 (acrylic)

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Quartzophone L1 Crystal Lyre (acrylic)

The Quartzophone L1 is a unique instrument which creates an unparalleled harmonic that you will find to be soothing, relaxing and meditative. The L1's dynamic tones resonate with all who experience it.

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"The Quartzophone is the most beautiful instrument in my collection, without a doubt. As beautiful and pure as its appearance, the sounds are truly magical and ethereal. The depth, purity and clarity of tone are unmatched and the vibrations are both joyful and serene. This is an essential tool for space clearing and therapeutic work of all genres. Most importantly, it is an invaluable self-healing tool-it induces a meditative state within seconds. It is and remains one of my most treasured possessions."

Maple Wood or Acrylic?

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


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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.


Technical Specs


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.




Your Quartzophone instrument is warranted to be free from any defects in materials and workmanship, for one year from the date of original purchase. This warranty does not cover tubes, strings, accessories, transport damage, accidents, normal wear-and-tear, abrasion, misuse, abuse or neglect, loss of use or other consequential damages. Any alteration voids this warranty. In case of a claim under warranty, Mine Cristal will supply you with parts and instructions. This warranty is limited and does not include any compensation for any loss arising. Our liability will not exceed the purchase price of the instrument.

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  • 5
    Quartzophone L1

    Posted by Guy on Oct 2nd 2021

    I just recently received the Quartzophone L1. I am very happy with my purchase and highly
    recommend it to anyone else. It comes with everything you need to get started. In addition, this is very easy to play
    I had looked at some other cheaper versions of this (from China and Russia, etc.) , but after doing a little research, determined
    this one to be the better quality. This sounds every bit as good as the videos out there, made by Gaudry Normand (inventer).

  • 5
    beautiful sound

    Posted by Dawn on Dec 8th 2020

    I am very pleased with the quartzophone. it sounds like heaven!

  • 5
    Lias magical Lyre

    Posted by Lia on Nov 2nd 2020

    As soon as I heard one played for the first time, I wanted one. I was drawn in by the way I felt it all the way through my body. I thought about it for about a month and took the plunge. I have it set up in my living room. Every time I walk past it, I play it even for just a couple of minutes and I am re-centered. I can't wait to see where this beautiful magical crystal harp will take me next.

  • 5
    Absolutely Beautiful Instrument

    Posted by Vanessa on Oct 9th 2020

    I spent many months comparing different Cyrstal Harp’s online, noticing differences between others, trying to determine the sound/frequency differences, none can match this truly serene & beautiful high quality instrument. This was a very scary purchase for me especially for a beginner, but I knew that I had to have this piece because of the depth’s, clarity, and purity of tones. I was not disappointed whatsoever, this is truly a beautiful instrument, such long lasting harmonious tones that truly resonate beautifully within.

  • 5
    Absolutely wonderful

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 6th 2020

    Very unique instrument. 100% recommended!

  • 5
    Amazing instrument!!!

    Posted by Taylor Brown on Jun 18th 2020

    The Quartzophone L1 not only sounds beautiful and angelic, it looks beautiful and angelic! The price was a HUGE stretch for me, but you get what you pay for. When I first started looking into these instruments (also known as crystal harps) I came across quite a few on amazon, etsy, and other places for around $500-$600 and I almost got one of those, but something didn’t feel right about them. They seemed to be largely made in China and on the few demo videos I saw, they sounded a bit off and the sound didn’t carry like in some other videos I saw (https://youtu.be/AnFlHylUO0w). I’m very happy with my purchase. I’ve really enjoyed playing and getting to know the instrument, and I’m really looking forward to sharing its beauty and healing with more fellow brothers and sisters. I’d really like to get the Maplewood one too at some point!:p

  • 5
    The Crystal Lyre is so Beautiful its sound and vibrations celestial.

    Posted by Gabriela Lima on Oct 15th 2019

    Is a calming instrument and at the same time vigorizing. The body recieves the vibrations with peace and happiness. I am very happy I inverted my money in this.

  • 5
    Quartzophone L1

    Posted by Astaria on Jun 27th 2019

    I'm so excited to have my Crystal lyre! I absolutely love the sound and quality. I received excellent support from Michael before I purchased and I feel he will continue to be there should I need him. I am playing all day long even if it is just a few notes as move through my day. Thanks so much!

  • 5
    Crystal Lyre

    Posted by Vincent & Leslie on Jun 14th 2019

    We played the Crystal Lyre for our sound bath healing meditation event along with our crystal singing bowls and the Lyre was exquisite. The sound is so crisp and loud enough for everyone to hear in a large room with over 60 people. It made the meditation so much more beautiful and calming.

  • 5
    Crystal Lyre

    Posted by Karen P on Apr 30th 2018

    So I totally waffled for about 2 years before finally purchasing this amazing instrument and feel ridiculous for doing so! That’s 2 more years I could have been playing this! The piece just looks spectacular on the stand and then, when you play it, it’s like WOW! The sound is sweet and resonant, just-well-crystal clear. I love that you can play a recognizable melody that will catch people, then you can play the 5ths and other chords! Just so multifaceted, I will use it both therapeutically and in performances! Oh, and the packaging was carefully thought out and substantial. Buy with confidence.