I just got offered a good deal on a Sony ECM-999, (MS mic) and was wondering what, if any, opinions are out there on this mic. Always on the lookout for a good stereo mic system, I like to keep my eyes open for deals, new products, etc. ... (Someday I'll buy another AKG 422 or 424!) Also, anyone yet tried out the 'new' L2D2 from Studio Projects? The Rhode NT-4 also comes to mind, which I own & like a lot, then there's the AT 825, which I don't own. I don't have the owners manual that comes with the ECM-999, but it's pretty clear this is an MS-specific microphone package, and the price is right; for $100, seems like a mimimal risk.