Got my AEA R84 in today from the good fellas at DSP Doctor and I love it!!! You can get quite a bit closer to it without as much proximity effect on the low end as the AEA R44 has. Beautiful sounding mic and great looking. Smooth smooth smooth. I love the detail and craftsmanship that AEA puts into their microphones. I will buy more R84s, probably the best mic for a grand IMO.