yo badge, these are amazing mic's for the money
I absolutely love mine! Want another one, ASAP
might need to scoop up a UM17R first though
Definitely a mojo mic that has blissfully bright, clear sound...and its deadly quiet too,
The telefunken 800 series tube is magic in this thing...kind of a different beast...
The sound/tone is sweet, full and flattering. Its got a creamy tone in the midrange, compared to the "etched" out sound I hear on so many other mics. That tube has a higher clipping point compared to others and is chalk full of even order harmonic love.
I don't think this tube has been used in any other mics...
The top end does not "zip", it's much more "liquid" and softer. The patterns all sound great, I am very happy with this mic. FWIW, I have a bunch of clients using these for Overheads. They work great there.