Haven't been here in a long while, had to bookmark it......I am sure everyone is still happily recording as am I. I am in position to finally move on a top shelf tube mic, I have everything else I CARE to own at the moment. I would like your experienced views as to which mic I might consider buying opposed to the Brauner. I have heard the Brauner, Wunder, U87 mooded by KH, Manley and Soundelux U9? tube. Thanks in advance for your thoughts on this.