Over time, I've seen a lot of microphone companies tout their wares as "Just like a M49 only better!!!" or "A U87 you can actually afford..." but rarely these companies actually have a true hit on their hands. (The Studio Project line being one notable exception.) I've recently come across a relatively obscure brand of microphone known as Peluso. It's a line manufactured by a gentleman (with the last name Peluso, hence the name... :wink: ) located here in Virginia who has done custom work and repairs for several years. His small diaphragm mic, the CEMC6 is apparently patterned after the venerable Schoeps line of mics, particularly the CMC6/MKx. I recently spoke with Mr. Peluso and learned that, even the built in filters and pads are designed to be similar to the Schoeps in every way. The only difference is, you can get a pair of Peluso's with every capsule (Cardioid, Omni, Wide-Cardioid, and Hyper-Cardioid) for less than you'd pay for 1 schoeps mic/capsule. Roughly $1200 to be specific -- Yep, per pair!! While I'm usually one of the first people on the block to rush out and buy a pair if for nothing else other than to say I've used it, I'm not in the position to blow $1200 right now. (Having spent over $20,000 since Jan 1, my wife is one step from justifiable homocide right now.) I'm curious, has anyone out there tried these mics? If so, what's your opinion. Saying that your mic is real similar to a Schoeps is a pretty big claim; I'm just real curious to know if these can stack up. Thanks! J.