by Michael Dawson

The California-based TRX offers a full range of Turkish-made cymbals for the contemporary drummer. Earlier this year, the company launched a new collection of lower-cost B20 cymbals, which are made in China. This line, called CRX, comprises three series, Classic, Rock, and Xtreme. As stated in a letter from company president David Levine, “CRX replicates the selection, sound, and look of TRX but is priced for younger drummers and is also a great choice for cost-conscious institutions and schools.”

We were sent a cross-section of the entire CRX line to review, including an 8″ Rock splash ($59.99), a 10″ Xtreme splash ($79.99), 13″ Classic hi-hats ($274.99), 14″ Xtreme hi-hats ($324.99), a 16″ Classic China ($174.99), an 18″ Xtreme China ($224.99), 18″ crashes from all three series ($224.99 each), an 18″ Rock Stacker ($224.99), a 20″ Rock crash/ride ($299.99), a 21″ Xtreme ride ($349.99), and a 22″ Classic ride ($399.99).

(Click here to check out the Classic and Xtreme series hi-hats)

 

(Click here to check out the Classic and Xtreme series rides)

 

(Click here to check out the Classic and Xtreme series Splashes and Chinas)

 

(Click here to check out the Classic and Xtreme series stacker and Crash Ride)

 

(Click here to check out 18″ crashes from all three series)

 

 

Be sure to check out the full review in the January 2014 issue of Modern Drummer.