I got a chance to play with a FT991 and FT1200 yesterday side by side for about 30 minutes. There was also a FT450 in mix too but my focus was mostly on the other two rigs and menu settings. Used some on 40m but 20m mostly. The 991 has actually gone up a few notches in my opinion and 1200 down. My focus was audio quality on receive, selectivity and noise. T0 my "ear" the 991 had a quieter receiver than 1200 and sounded better when set correctly. 1200 was a bit nasal sounding while 991 was crisper. I was impressed enough with 991 this time that I will schedule some more time with it in future. One thing I did not like abut 1200 was display and particularly the S meter rendering. While attempting to emulate a regular meter, in action was jerky and not fluid and a bit distracting. I liked the bar graph meter function on 991 meter much better as it was smooth. As I have said before the 450 does not sound too bad it does lack selectivity and advanced functions in menu settings too. Of the 3 rigs switching between them to listen to a QSO on 14,199.9 the 991 was best and cleanest and interestingly 450 and 991 were less than 100 hz apart in frequency display but 1200 was a little over 600hz high for some reason and it was not RIT/Clarifier function. 450 was noisiest and 1200 in middle. They had a 857 there too on bench but never turned it on. They also had a 480 and a IC 7410 but they were several feet away and on a different coax switch too and made direct side by side comparison with Yaesu impractical so it was not used either.