The sound characteristics of Paiste's Planetary Gongs is comparable to that of its Symphonic Gongs. In fact, all of the Planetary Gongs begin their lives as Symphonic Gongs. They are then tuned precisely to frequencies in conformity with the natural harmonic series. The calculations for each frequency are based on the orbital properties of the planets, moons, and Sun based on the work of Hans Cousto. Their sound color is often mysterious.
Like all gongs, every individual gong is unique. We personally love our 38" Sun Gong and consider it the center of our Gong Universe.