Imagine you have a didgeridoo:

  •  that has a very good, comfortable backpressure
  •  that has great toots
  •  with a very solid aircode
  •  amazing for trad like textures
  •  is made from one piece, has never been split and doesn’t have visible or invisible joint
  •  that is made of hardest European wood species that give it richness and loudness of sound
  •  that is loud and you can easily use it for busking
  •  that is precise and you can confidently use it in studio
  •   that is tested and confirmed its value in real life and many concerts, not just having a “concert class” label but has actually never even come close to a concert
  •   who is your friend who helps you to develop
  •  that is created and approved by one of the world’s most renowned and influential didgeridoo players

You don’t have to imagine. You can have it. It is that simple.

The idea behind this didgeridoo is to find a didgeridoo which could be great for learning as many different styles and techniques as possible. It is a real beginner’s didgeridoo as it will allow you to learn (almost) all didgeridoo techniques easily, rather than fighting a bad instrument which is usually called “beginners” just because of the low price. Kairos has a comfortably high backpressure which allows easy learning of breathing but also advanced levels of breathing. Kairos also  has very easy toots which is great to support a player in learning how to play them separately, but also in a groove, in a song.

Next, very importantly, Kairos is designed in such a way that it is good for traditional techniques meaning sounds of high textures, very harmonically saturated. As a matter of fact all tongue movements are well expressed in this didgeridoo, the responsiveness to tongue is one of its strongest assets! It has a very solid AIRCODE. And yes, you can play it well acoustically because it is quite loud and you can play it on streets, you can play the drone and you can play harmonics. But the main idea behind Kairos is not so much to specialize at one certain aspect, but to draw attention to different styles of didgeridoo playing which are easily possible to reach through it.

Fundamental is around E.

Kairos:  Notes, Dimensions and Variations

Because we are not a CNC machine and we don’t want to be, we make Kairos with slight variations to put some fun and diversity into the repetition. But 99% of the sound qualities are the same between them all.

Kairos is tuned to be a dark E -  this means that when it is pushed or when it is hot it will play in E. You could say it is tuned 432Hz E, but I prefer to say it is dark E. My thoughts about tuning didgeridoo can be found here at our site or at William Thoren’s site. Bear in mind that the more didgeridoo is conical the more you can bend the note. I measured Kairos in summer and with my rather strong drone -  in winter and with less pressure you could get half a note less.

With that being said, these are the keys of fundamental and first 10 toots: E// E, B, E, A, C, E, F,F#, G#, A

The size of the mouthpiece is between 28 and 30mm. This is another thing that is not possible to exactly measure as the rim of the mouthpiece is a bit rounded to be more comfortable. But if we say 28-30mm you should get an idea.

The size of the bell inside is  82-87mm. A bit more inside all bells are 80mm. The outer shell of the bell is between 102 and 110mm.

Length is 171.5 cm.

The weight can vary since sometimes we make instruments with thicker or thinner walls. But on average Kairos is 3.25kg.

If you have a wish for a thicker or thinner Kairos with a bit bigger or smaller mouthpiece, you can write that in the comment when you order, but these variations are not big. The idea behind Kairos is to be an affordable didgeridoo and so we do not do it by special wishes. If you have a special wish (tuning, wood, carving…) about Kairos, it is possible, but the price will most likely be somewhat higher. Contact us for more detail.

The three types of wood we use for Kairos are:

  • Hornbeam – very dense, hard and extremely strong wood. Supertight grain and elasticity give a clear and strong sound, in many ways comparable to the one of eucalyptus. Even the original Stinkyroom didgeridoo was made of this wood.
  • Black Locust – also very hard and elastic wood, with somewhat more open grain. It is a choice of ours as it resembles eucalyptus the most! The next generation stinky room didgeridoo (black one) is made from this type of wood and it performed countless concerts.
  • Oak – the mystical wood of Druyds, oak is hard and very beautiful. With most open grain and various colours it offers a bit more of story of its mythical origin and in sound is comparable to the other two types of wood, maybe with slightly less presence.

Here is a bit of testimonial from a customer who bought Kairos model in Airvault Festival 2016 where we have released only a few prototypes of Kairos:

“Namaste Du ! Can’t stop blowing in my Duende didge ! I’m totally in love with it and the sound ! The fact is, it has powerful and very positive effects on my energy…
I don’t know if you gave it a name, but inspiring from those you are giving usually it came to me as “The Dream”. Both because it is the 1st Didge that gave me visions, and because i met it at le Rêve de l’Aborigène….
The call is permanent ! That’s really amazing because i can feel the sound and the vibration of it even out of the didge doing totally something else like cooking or just walking outside… I NEED to play it !
The sound of water flowing is pulsing also and I can hear the subtleties of the harmonics inside
I only play The Dream now, can’t play any other didge anymore, this one is so alive, and i followed your advices very carefully playing at least 3 min a day. Effectively, I can really feel a difference ! The pleasure also is much more intense, and the variety of my playing. I really, really love to have my Dream moment everyday ! That’s awesome ! I’m bringing it everywhere i go ! :-D That’s a kind of magic… ;-)”

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Disclaimer: All Kairos  didgeridoos are made according to our specifications from Oak, Hornbeam and Black Locust.  We don’t post photos of individual didgeridoos here as we’d rather put that time into perfect mouthpiece shaping. However, we will occasionally put photos of the new batch. If you wish for something very specific, you might consider choosing/ordering a Master Class Duende