The head cap design provides richer fundamental tone, pitch definitions and longer sustain. It also brings a wider sweet spot, so it is easier to produce optimum tone. The head caps are silver, which contrasts nicely with the gold-colored tubes.
By aligning damper movement with the front-to-back motion of the chime tubes when struck, damping response has been notably improved. It is now easier to stop the extended sustain of the chime tubes at the most musically appropriate time.
A swivel prevention function has been added to the caster locks.