the state of the indian distribution of pro audio.. reason why i loath having to purchase locally. Just got this mail : Dear Sir, Thank you for your enquiry. We regert to inform you that the model quoted MD 421 II has been discontinued, please find below our revised quote. Sennheiser Dynamic Microphone Model No. MD 431 MK II Unit Price Rs. 25615.00 + VAT Payment : 50% Advance with purchase order balance against delivery. Delivery : within 4-6 weeks after receipt of confimred order. Request you to please let us know if you require any further information or clarification. Waiting for the precious order soon. Regards Raj Kumar Thats bout 600USD for a mic i did not ask for.... :?