SABIAN 16” AA Suspended Cymbals are crafted from SABIAN B20 bronze. They work well in band and orchestral compositions that do not require a great deal of volume, and are ideal when brighter tone with the presence to cut through an ensemble is desired. As a series, AA suspended cymbals have moderate pitch spread and take slightly longer for the sound to blossom than AAX, HH, HHX and Artisan cymbals. AA suspended cymbals are very popular with all sizes of band and orchestral programs. The main difference between a suspended cymbal and a crash cymbal is the longer sustain in a suspended cymbal. Therefore, 15" through 18" suspended cymbals are an economical choice because they have the versatility for use as crash cymbals.