Sounds like a $3k mic
This mic sounds fantastic on a variety of instruments. I've used on Vocals, Acoustic guitar, drum OHs.. we are usually happy with the sound of this thing. Definitely can hear those tube characteristics which we certainly like to have in our mostly digital studio.
We bought this b-stock and it just recently started having problems, but it was decided that we got a valid warranty so blue is taking care of it. Same thing happened to our blue dragonfly (also bought b-stock) and was also fixed for free. I can't complain when we get them at less than half price b-stock.