A few days ago I took delivery of a Thomann BariPRO S Baritone Sax. I am a so-so player who plays the saxophone purely for personal enjoyment, but I still like quality instruments. My only other experience with a baritone was a higher-end Japanese instrument that I eventually sold. It always was an effort to play.
I am really surprised how easy the Thomann BariPRO feels under the hand. It is very responsive. Playing softly is no problem at all. In fact, it seems to need very little air, and I find it hard to put it down. And it looks good. Nothing cheap about it.
Where I live it isn't necessarily easy to get hold of a budget-priced baritone. More expensive ones are, however, often on offer. So I conducted a careful on-line process of research, and in the end this baritone seemed to best for me. I wasn't sure how it would travel, but that turned out to be an unnecessary worry.
The ordering process was easy. The people at Thomann are very friendly. From the initial order to taking delivery in Australia it took eleven days. The packing was very good, nothing was damaged and UPS kept me informed about changes in the delivery estimate.