Well this reed is a good solid performer especially for a moderate size mouth piece. 2,5 to 3 is a good balance between sound and the ease of use, for beginners and intermediate students as well. The price is good, so make sure to order at least 5 or 10 of them.
Wery well made reeds! I know that great saxophonists like Joshua Redman and Seamus Blake also use Alexander NY reeds. Very bold and clear sound in all registers. Only the altissimo notes are a little harder to play but overall really good reeds!