I have the same microphone I bought in 2006. Then it was called sound deluxe. Three albums now. None better in the world. I paid over $4,500 at the time. If you want to reach heaven with this mic. Pair it with an Avalon VT-737sp pre amp. And never look back. Because no other mic and mic preamp will ever ever catch you. End of your search for the best in the world or universe.