I've had this ride for years, and the current sound samples are extremely consistent with the one I own. It is a beautiful cymbal with dark character, great stick definition, and clear but controlled bell. It sounds amazing on recordings. It also looks freakin' amazing, and if I didn't play it I'd probably hang it on the wall.
Great dry sounding ride cymbal that can be crashed...too bad the 13" and 14" K Custom Special Dry hi-hats are discontinued.