I put down some vocals yesterday at a friends studio using a PPA "2ube" (I believe) and was surprised at how good and transparent it sounded. Though, I think he swapped out the tube it was still quite nice. So I went out to do a little research and can't seem to find that one on their site, but I do see the LD-3 which appears to be the same thing (in being a tube condenser mic). Does anyone have any experience with PPA or specifically the LD-3? At $200 it makes me wonder.