I just picked up this Se z5600a II tube mic. I was looking at a lot of mics in the 3-400 dollar range like the Roswell mini K47, The Lauten audio 320. The Rode NTK etc. This Se z5600a II is 999.00 new and I heard it in a shoot out. So on a whim, I checked to see if I could find a used one, and voila, found this baby for 450.00 in mint condition. Sounds very smooth, needs very little help processing.