Personally, I think that Fazioli's are far superior no questions asked, but what do you guys think? Just curious, not that I could afford either one...
I own both a Steinway model D and a Fazioli 212. The Fazioli has the most incredible high tone like crystalline bells ringing it's quite extraordinary. The mid range is beautifully presented and the bass is also fantastic. Its volume for its size is on par with a full concert grand of other piano makes.
The Steinway I think has the best bass tone production.
Touch wise the Fazioli is the best. It's so ridiculously sensitive and responsive. Unfortunately this doesn't help with wrong notes :(.
Faziloi no doubt. Used to part time in a piano store where they had the most mundane of collections (nothing but Yamaha and Kawai as far as the eye could see), and a few blocks away, there was another store filled to the brim with Steinways, Baldwins, and a big old F308 as the centerpiece. Breathtaking. Unfortunately I could only afford the Baldwin as it was. Steinways that I've heard were real visceral, and that makes my playing sound even more clumsy than it already is.
Nowadays, I've only got a keyboard for practical purpose. No more expensive pianos for me!