I am looking at getting another affordable tube mic, I have the MXL v77... it's been making a lot of noise as of late. Anyhow, i figure there is something else out there i would like better, something with a little more color would be nice. In Seattle we have a company called Pacific Pro Audio that sells a PPA 2ube, everyone in town seems to have them, and loves them... but I don't know if its had any hype outside of Seattle. Anyone hear of them? Then for the same price i could order a Cad M9 online, people seem to give them a lot of praise online, but there are no models in any stores in Seattle to test them. Seems like it could be perfect for vocal/acoustic guitar demo recording at home. I am nearly sold on them from the reviews, I just wish i had some pop vocals or acoustic guitar MP3 samples to listen to before i buy. Any thoughts? Anyone have either mic? happy with them?