Originally Posted by Foldedpath
There is also the service and parts consideration. What happens in 5 or 10 years if you need it repaired? Will the company still be around?
Yet the multipattern capsule in Schoeps 221B is one of few things in history of audio that is impossible to fix and the company still exist. My friend have a pair of them and both stuck in fig. of 8 pattern - you just can`t fix it. I know it`s 50 years old but still...