Just a bit more follow up info on our session:
I know I have explained this many times in many threads on this site, but the idea behind our mic tests was mine, and the focus I feel needs to be on repeatable scenarios that can continue on (this was our 16th session!). I have heard some AWESOME "shootouts" on the web that trump the performances and our presentation of mics, but outside of those shootouts there is no context. Therefore, sometimes a round peg won't fit in our square hole.
For example with these mics, as Mike stated they can handle drums from more of a distance and are very HOT output mics. But since every single drum recording we do is marked and reproduced as closely as possible, the Blackspade line needs more distance than that so our placement / position for us did not work. To record the mics from another area or height would not have been a comparison within our Clipalator. This is not to say you can't use them from a distance on drums as others are doing, but we stuck with our repeatable scenario. You can hear them all on all other sources.
You can hear the M7 capsule's very big, focused and smooth sound, just keeping everything up by the surface sooooooo nicely on the UM17R. What a forgiving top too! To me it qualifies as a WOW all purpose vocal mic, as well as other sources.
You can hear the CT12 with that super low end reach, gently pulled back lower mids for a very clean midrange delivery, and that rich presence and air that brings life to the top end. For acoustic sources it has an exciting and "finished" sound, and for background vocals (by contrast to something like the UM17R) it seems a WOW go-to mic as well as a go-to mic on acoustic sources. Like all mics it can be the perfect fit for the perfect voice.
Those are very general, initial impressions of both as we spent 2 days with them with our one guy tracking these sources. I think the stock versions sound nice compared to others in their range. I think if you're looking for that 47 sound or 251 sound, reaching for the upgrade versions is what I would suggest.