So here's my quandary: I'm feeding a MOTU Traveller (haha, yes, MOTU is something funny these days, but it serves my needs well) with a twinpack of Eurekas and an ISA220, but since my best mic is a C4000b, I think it's time to add a nice mic to the closet. I need it to excel on vocals (male and female) as well as acoustic guitar. I've been kicking around some mics in the $1k range, and since I don't really want my flagship mic to be a ribbon, the Royers are out... Blueberry, C414xls/XLII, tlm103, U195, maybe a lower-end Gefell... and those are just some of the "mainstay" mics that I've been looking into. I'm still interested in some of the other boutique mics out there... Violet, for instance. I've heard that the 414XLS aren't that great on vocals, and that that is why they released the XLII... if this is true, I don't see why I would want to spend the bread on a mic that is "awesome" on guitar but "good" on vocals. Ugh, a grand to spend, what would you do?