I just bought a 22 inch Prototype ride and got a 20 inch China for free. The ride was priced at $348 but I got GC to drop that to $313, so I paid about $155 for each ( a real bargain for Paiste quality in my opinion). The ride is awesome, it's very heavy and has a huge bell that's brown & unfinished, the rest of the ride is brilliant finished. I love the sound of this ride! It's very bright, and because it's so heavy the stick definition is very pronounced. It has an extremely long decay with a very pleasant ringing tone. And the large bell is *extremely* loud and piercing, very high pitch and also has excellent tone. I've never heard of Paiste prototypes before. The guy at GC said it's cymbals that Paiste don't have in a regular line for some reason, which makes each one of them almost a one-of-a-kind, which I find very appealing. I wasn't even looking for a ride but was killing time while my girlfriend shopped for clothes next door, hehehee. Played it a little and was immediately hooked. Can't wait to play it out at a club date with my band. Oh yeah, the free 20inch China I got is also fabulous. I've never had a China before even though I've been playing for over 40 years, can u believe it hahaha. I read some other posters here who said GC regards these cymbals almost as trash, hard to believe. Of course I may have just gotten lucky with these 2, they were the only Prototypes in the store.