Hello, am new to the forum with a SA80-2 black lacquer tenor I bought in 2015. I tried lots of saxes at the shop in Paris and this one had the sound I was looking for. I think the series is underrated, because none of the Ref 54 or 36 I tried had that "little more" (apart from cosmetics and metal rests)and if I wanted a Mk6 or an SBA I would get one. I think it's all in the mind and ears of the player. I tested every sax I played against a digital tuner and the S2s were no better, no worse than all the others. Except for the D flat which was 20" off the rest but I've learned to modulate my sound. Sure the S2 needs to be setup right (action is stiff when new so adjusted screws and needles, G sharp pads stuck so cleaned up a bit, and palm keys needed bending) and that takes a few visits to the tech. After 3 visits it was right on. I also have an alto 'The Martin' 1959 which sounds (to me) better than any other alto I've played from that era but the ergos need getting used to, but not very difficult. I won't buy more vintage to play because the amount of maintenance I spend on the Martin is ten times the time I spend on the S2. I would love to get a Martin tenor but ergos are way off what I'm used to. Anyway, here's me rattling on. Nice to be here.