Hi, I´m out looking for a pair of omnis, and the budget is one of my problems. Was offered a pair of KM183-s at a decent price, have heard them in a small room and liked them. Not much of a test for my usage though. Intended application chamber music and symphony orchestra. Intend to try on a piano concerto februari 20 (Beethoven third) either as A/B main pair or spot mics (I´ll try both and see what comes out). I record on an amateur level, mostly the orchestras where I play, but my hobby is slowly evolving into something deeper. Are they usable for this ? There seems to be a bit of Neumann bashing going on here and there -- and just perhaps I should be aware of why. Could someone elaborate on all the bad things with them, I´ll want to listen carefully before finally committing my cash. Gunnar Hellquist amateur musician and recordist My equipment otherwise includes a pair of KM184, a pair of Sennheiser KMH406, a pair of Shure SM57, a pair of Studio Projects C4, a pair of Behringer ECM8000 and a pair of no-name chinese SDC-s. Goes to a Motu 828mkII through a decent 8ch mic pre (Line Audio Design OMP-8).