I had read some things about these and just happened across one when I wasnt really looking so I bought it. Its a Peavey mic. PVM 520LN. I guess theres another model also in this family. This one I've already used side by side with my ancient Unidyne 57 and its very similar with a bit more and tighter low end. Not much in the way of proximity effect. I think you could use this mic in the same way you would an SM7b. It has a lot of detail and it seems to like different preamps. So far its gotten some work through the old ART MPA and the ISA. Next its going to record a mic'd bass amp through an API setup. At $100 this one seems like a keeper. Comments? Experiences?