I haven’t played many types of harps, but I do know from talking to other harpists that if you choose a reliable brand than the sound will be beautiful. I have a Lyon and Healy 85 Petite and I absolutely love it! The sound is very, very full. Lyon and Healy, Salvi, Camac, Pilgrim, Ayoyama, and Venus are supposed to be wonderful companies with pedal harps. I hope I didn’t forget a company! I’ve only played on a Lyon and Healy or a Savli Daphne, so I’d find someone with more experience to take advice from. But try finding the websites of harp manufacturers and listen to some sound samples. Most harps are of equal quality just different tone, so it may be a matter of preference. I love the sounds of all the different harps! Sorry I can’t help you more!