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#1 ouantam leap sounds more like a steinway to me.  ivory  sounds more like a yamaha

the others would not play - hmmm
i think i prefer the quantum leap. it has more nearness and warmth, and more depth in the bass. as dr whack said, the other one sounds more like a yamaha, thin and sharp.
geez i don't know.  none of the samples sound anything like my steinway. then again i never play music anything like those samples.  i like all of those sounds though.  i would be happy to have either of those piano sounds available to me.  they are both good whether they are like a steinway or not.
ivory in #1 sounds more like a real grand piano.
quantum in #1 sounds like an electronically enhanced steinway.  i really liked quantum, but it was a bit surreal.
i prefer quantumn
these guys have some good ones too:

(dan kury is a good friend of mine - does not read music.  does these sequences by ear)
to my ear those sounds from the authorized steinway demo page that the good doctor has linked are far superior to the quantum and ivory.
but then i am not sure how much of it has to do with how good the  
player is demonstrating and or picking sample repertoire and playing it that makes the difference.  who knows how many other production factors could be at play.
more very revealing audio comparisons, a midi of an open sounding jazzy ballad played by a bunch of software pianos such as art vista, galaxy ii, quantum leap, ivory italian, garritan, tru piano... i think bdmo is a real piano:

after listening to them all back and forth i am again drawn to one.  

ps: if you don't have good speakers it's harder to judge.
the quatum leap sounds more brilliant more clear
it's funny - they all sound good - they all beat what we had to use in the 70s:)

it's also been my experience that a sound that works great at home or in the studio doesn't always work on a live gig - sometimes we have to sacrifice quality for clarity
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