This is a slightly different take on the impossible question of "which Mic should I buy!" I already have a Rode NTK which I am quite happy with and have got some nice vocal and acoustic guitar recordings with it. I want to do some experimentation with MS recording and thought that the K2 should be a good complement for the the NTK. I would also hope that it should be at least similar in characteristics to the NTK when used in cardoid mode. I know the capsule is different (i.e. dual diaphragm) to the NTK but the valve circuitry is likely to be very similar. Obviously they will never be like a matched pair... So the question is, would this be the best way to go? There are other options for multi polar designs in this price bracket, the AT4050/CM5 and the SE 4400a for instance and a different mic for "normal" recording always adds to your options. Will trying to "match" the Side mic to the Main mic be of any benefit for MS recording? I know you cannot say definitively but any comments on my thoughts or other options in this price bracket would be welcome.