Raw & untamed
Dream’s Energy series is an effort to respond to the need of the modern drummer to have an expressive cymbal capable of the raw energy required for amplified music and high-tech recording environments.
These hats are for anyone looking to make a statement, and what could make a better impression on an audience than a gigantic set of 16” rough-hewn Energy Series Hi Hats? Not much. With all the snap and projection of their smaller cousins, these hats drop the pitch of the Hi Hat down to a hearty pulse and give the player a depth of tone and expression not found on a smaller set. Powerful yet versatile these hats would suit an experimentalist drummer well or sit right at home in a heady, heavy rock or metal mix.
Here's what Dream Cymbals have to say about the Energy Series
The ENERGY series offers a modern sound palette in a hand hammered cymbal. This bright, hard-hitting line meets the needs of anyone playing primarily in an amplified setting who is looking for a loud, bright, and penetrating quality that will cut through the sound of the rest of the band and deliver the energy of the drummer right to the audience.
Unique to the ENERGY line, the bell is left un-lathed focusing the weight of the cymbal in and around its center. This results in a cymbal that has a slightly exotic timbre with all the sound qualities that a rock or metal drummer is listening for combined with a raw, unrefined look. ENERGY cymbals are also excellent recording cymbals that will have you sounding great in the studio.
Surface: top hat micro lathed, bottom hat unlathed
Bow: medium taper, gradual bridge
Bell: broad, loud, unlathed
Weight: medium to heavy
Hammering: deep hammered hot and cold
Stick: very clear, cutting projection
Wash: extreme power, broad dynamic range, full bodied.