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Which saxophone you like the most?

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Hi,
I was recently working on several altos at the same time so I decided to record audio clips with these saxophones for making easy to compare between them. I was impressed about how similar they sounded, even keeping in mind the most expensive of the bunch costs 4 times the price of the cheapest saxophone tested. I thought it could be useful for curious SOTW fellows so I decided to share the clips with you. The tested saxophones are 4 Yamahas (YAS-23, YAS-61, YAS-62S and YAS-62III) and 2 Jupiters (JAS-769 and JAS-869).

I used exactly the same equipment in every clip:
  • Beechler Diamond Inlay (Refaced by me) S6M
  • 2 years old early G-REED #2.5 Model 1
  • Vandoren Optimum ligature
  • Shure KSM27 Microphone
  • Presonus 22VSL audio interface

Also I recorded all the clips in the same recording session for avoiding the influence of my mood changes.
Sax 1: View attachment 233852
Sax 2: View attachment 233854
Sax 3: View attachment 233856
Sax 4: View attachment 233858
Sax 5: View attachment 233860
Sax 6: View attachment 233862

I can attach only 8 files in a post, I'll attach the remaining files below.
 

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I preferred sax 3.
- Sax 1 and sax 6 have (in my ears) a more wonky intonation than 2-5.
- Sax 3 seems most even in tone quality.
 
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