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Duo Outdoor Xylophone

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Product Code: MES10161

The Duo is a distinctive instrument with an ergonomic curved design.
  • Different note material options
  • Designed to benefit people living on the autistic spectrum
  • Offset design means no direct eye contact required
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£3,000.00 ex VAT £ 3,600.00 inc VAT

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Duo Outdoor Xylophone

The Duo is a distinctive instrument with an ergonomic curved design.

Accessible from both sides, this instrument can be enjoyed by up to four players. Tuned to the pentatonic scale, the left and right-hand side are mirrored and the scale is C-major spanning 2 octaves from C4 to C6. Ground install.

The Duo is built as standard with half aluminium notes and half GRP notes in the colour of purple-heart wood. Each of these materials gives a distinct sound when played: the aluminium will produce a bright, clear tone when struck, while the GRP is fast and punchy. The notes of the Duo have no wires or strings and are individually and securely attached to a high-density polyethylene backboard below which sits black anodized aluminum resonators offering maximum vibration with incredible resonance and durability. Each resonator is individually capped with a polyurethane rain baffle. Finally, stainless steel security fixings deter vandalism and prevent the theft or removal of the instrument. The curvaceous design is not just about looking stylish. The wave makes it easier for individuals with limited range of movement, or players in wheelchairs, to reach all of the notes. Eye contact can present difficulty for some people living on the autistic spectrum, with many only able to process one sensory system at a time. The Duo was designed to allow two people to interact and make music together without the need to look directly at each other; allowing them to concentrate entirely on the auditory process, comfortably and in their own space.

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