SaxOnaut is was a real pleasure to have had you at my place (which has been , nowmuch improved in the new house now, so, please, come back for a visit if you are ever around the Netherlands).
Thanks for the recommendation about my Keilwerth which I can reciprocate about your R&C.
Rampone & Cazzani baritones have to be among the most impressive among the new saxophones out there.
I hope that OP funkysaxo will gain much wisdom from all these comments.
Personally, although I am not really a baritone player, I find that low Bb baritones have a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to sound and perhaps due to the fact that the majority that I have had tend to have a bell flare much wider than the Low A ones, they sound, to my ears, rather more “ powerful” than Low A do.
I understand that reaching that sounding low C could be called for in some rare occasions, but many players have never felt the need for the low A (which can be reached with a couple of stratagems by the way, like having someone to half cover the bell or adding a carton) in years and years when the majority of the baritone saxophones (for sure in the States) were produced without this feature.