Re: "THE MARTIN BARITONE" saxes.
" I like the way they play. In fact, In my opinion, Martins play better than Conns, Kings or Bueschers"
True! That is one of the reasons I am playing the Martin Committee Tenor I own more and more. The longer springs used, and the keywork design of these horn make the keywork much more responsive, slicker, and quicker in general.
I have a really cherry, near mint 1947 Martin that is a fantastic sounding/playing horn. I find the tone and power to be very much like the 10M/30M if not a slight bit more centered and smooth. The Conns do roar a bit more, with their own wonderful soul that can't be matched EXACTLY by any other maker.
I'll say one thing regarding the Martin horns as they relate to your experiences: If you don't get a nice, large bore mouthpiece for these models, they can go from sounding big, lush, and bold to downright stuffy. Not getting the right setup with the Conn models can rob you of the horn's full potential, but with the Martins it can make the difference between pure ambrosia and a horn with vastly reduced power, tone and response.
I find the Martin horns to be a good combination of the Vintage American Sound, with a bit of the French refinement of keywork.
I still can't resist picking up one of my Conn Models on a daily basis, however.