Is it really that good? Would you describe it?...
You have to define "that" good.
It's brightish...slight down low, but with a warm proximity boost when you get up on it...distinct mid bump that doesn't seem to get harsh or boxy at all--but, tracks sit nicely foward. They said they were trying to combine the C12
...I would say this leans more in the C12
Mostly, though...I don't know how to describe it. I have never really hear a multipattern LDC under $3k I was as impressed with. FWIW. If you're in the market for a multipattern LDC in that range, I'd check it out. I'm undecided on the role it would play in my little self gratification studio...but, if I had a commercial studio, I'd grab a pair without too much thought. I mean, a pair of nice sounding tube multipatter LDCs for $1200? You might find a pair of used 414s for that ballpark--these have more character than straight 414s...now, i suppose whether you like their character or not--whole different story.
I will say, on the down side...compared with the $3-4k mics, it does have that "eshy" quality on my voice. It's not awful...but, it is noteworthy. That's a lot of dough to make the occassional vowel cleaner.