I no that a spaced pair of cardiod mics is not what you want for your mains but it you had to do it that way where would be the best placement for mics for a small string orchestra maybe 40 members. I would normally place my mains about 10-12 feet up, two feet in back of conductor. Mics at 35 degree angle down and out. This is very bad sounding to bright and harsh. I was thinking would it help smooth out the sound if I lowered the mains to about 8 feet high maybe 6 feet in back of conductor and much less of an angle, more straight with the mics. Trying to get less high end and a more natural room sound with what I have. Should I pull the mics further back. I know buy new mics, I have one AT4050 but the other will not be here for a couple months, money reasons.