I'm trying to figure this out: When you guys buy mics, when do you buy a pair, matched or otherwise, and when do you buy only a single mic. From what I've read, I understand it's great to have a pair of mics for overheads, but is it better to make sure you have two of a mic to begin with just incase? Are there times where it is better to just buy a single mic? (Other than financial reasons, obviously) Are there certain mics that you only need one of? For example, if I were to buy a U47 or another expensive LDC, why would I want/need a pair? I'm trying to figure out if I need to buy two of every mic I ever get, or if it's just a waste of time and money. When do I need to buy two and when do I only need to get one? Thanks for the help - I hope this makes sense, too. I tried searching for this in the archives, but trying to figure out what to ask the computer isn't always the easiest. Jean-Pierre p.s. - I really don't need to start a whole flame war on whether you need a matched pair, et. al. I just mean two of the same mic - plain and simple. Thanks again.