What a great forum! Where else could otherwise clueless folks like myself have access to such a collection of expert opinions! (No sarcasm, I'm serious!) Anyway, I've long been curious about the Gefell phantom powered Tube mic (UM900) but have yet to run into one in the flesh.Sure looks cool - but can anyone tell me how it sounds? Also, any opinions on Gene Lawson's version of the ELAM? It would appear to be substantially less money than the Soundelux ELUX, and I think he did a real nice job with the L47, especially at that price.