DV NY vs. DV (How are they different?),Both mouthpieces have a full resonant sound due to the secondary window. The DV will have more projection and be brighter due to the raised floor of the chamber while the DV NY will have a more traditional Jazz sound and projection due to the deep full chamber. We often recommend trying both mouthpieces if you are not sure which model would suit you. ,,Photo: (Front: DV | BACK: DV NY),Special Notes on The DV NY Bari Saxophone Mouthpiece,Be prepared to use or at least try harder reeds than you normally do due to the free blowing nature of the DV NY's and the DV's. This may or may not be the case for you. The great benefit of this is that a harder reed lasts longer and a harder reed helps the altissimo range. For this same reason, there is a small possibility that you may want to try a slightly more open tip than normal. For example, Otto Link # 7 players will usually play a DV NY 7*. ,,Also please note that if you are coming from a bright mouthpiece like the Dukoff or Guardala it is very likely that the DV instead of the DV NY will be more to your liking. This is because the DV while having a lot of power and projection still has a lot of bottom in the sound. The DV NY has plenty of bottom in the sound but it does not have as much projection as the DV. In other words if you are playing a lot of gigs where you need a lot of volume you may want to choose the DV. We often recommend trying both mouthpieces if you are not sure which model would suit you.