The 322II features a rich, clear tone and well centered notes. It provides security and comfort in the mid-to-upper range without sacrificing any sound in the lower register. The comfortable weight and balance, as well as accurate intonation and immediate response, make this an ideal horn for young beginners. An A+ stop valve is included to eliminate the need to transpose during stopped passages. The taper of the leadpipe improves response and intonation throughout the instrument. The wrap of this model allows for a more comfortable hand position and smoother air flow. The use of nickel silver inner and outer slides ensures better fit and less chance of corrosion because nickel-silver is harder and more durable than brass. Tapered valves wear for a long time without air leakage. The single Bb horn provides security and comfort in the mid-to-upper range without sacrificing any sound in the lower register. These features increase endurance in younger players. The intonation and response of the single Bb horn enhances technique for players.