Just wondering what you folks with good ears would suggest. Back in the 60's I worked a Beyer birdcage ribbon (I don't know the model) that was pretty good with my voice (lousy radio studio). In the mid-80's I worked a U87 in a spectacular room and my voice never sounded so good, Unfortunately, the U87 I bought never sounded close to the U87 in that room (learned an expensive lesson). So I bought a TLM170 and promptly sold it. I've worked quite an array of mics over the years and have a NT1 Rode, RE20, Sennheiser 441 and a half dozen lesser microphones. Frankly, I cannot hear the difference between mics unless I splice the takes together (tin ears compared to most people I've found behind the boards). I never got that U87 sound I remember vividly out of my U87 and would really like to capture that. The sound of that U87 was the only mic I've ever worked where I could hear the difference in the phones and from the speakers. I know that U87 was hanging in a spectacular room and was plugged into a spectacular sound chain but this is the age of electronic magic. Correct? Is there a way to cheat? Is there a mic - magic black box combo that can provide the crystal clear, open sound I heard in all of the recordings I did in that studio? Are there any other mics worth trying? Or do I already have one of the best mics for my voice type in the U87 and need to put my money into a room?