No mystery - you heard a piece of resonating bronze. As an ex-drummer, I can tell you that a drum kit sounds dry and dead without (bronze) cymbals placed around it, which add a shimmering ambience to the kit. I even went as far as to purchase a cheap gong from gongs.com and tried placing it on the coffee table in front of my speakers and it definitely made an audible difference. No different than any other room treatment. Anything placed in the soundfield will have some degree of effect on the sound. If you put a resonating piece of bronze there, it adds its overtones to the sound. Is it better? That's up to you.
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