To start off, I've never played a vintage Link, so I don't know how to compare it to one, but I picked this up on ebay--in short, it's amazing. It seems to have very slight to no baffle. It's an 8 and the chamber is polished to a mirror finish. I don't really understand the terms spread, resistance, blah blah, etc. It just sounds amazing and is effortless to play--I still like my RPC, but this seems to be a step up. Also, consistency of tone from top to bottom is really something. Seems to produce whatever sound I want it to wherever I am on the horn. 2 questions: One, for anyone else who has this model, what reeds have you found to be the best match? I'm using some old boxes of Guardala 2's and 3's; Two, out of curiosity, if you've played both this and the Fla Legacy, what are the similarities and differences? How about a comparison to the Slant Legacy? Really interested in what birdlives1955 is doing over there in his shop.