You got that right, Mark7! I do indeed own one, and I like it a lot. Not only is it a very good stage mic. It actually replaced a lead vocal track done with a B.L.U.E. Kiwi on the current project. I would post it up, except for the fact that it is a George Gershwin cover.
I think AKG built that series to go head to head with the mid level kickass dynamics, especially Sennheiser MD421. You should take what I say with a grain of salt though. I use AKG dynamics because I invariably sound like shit through SM57's and SM 58's, including Betas.
Yes, it does sound better (on me) than a SM58, but so does a D770
, D790, D880, D690, or any other AKG dynamic.
In any event, D320B
is a lovely dynamic- good on cabs, good on snare, good on vocalists who like that sound.-Richie
P.S- approximate value- about the same as a new SM58. They were close to $300 new, but are very little known, and therefore get no respect. I stole an auction on ebay and got mine for $65. That's a very good price. $80-$85 would be middle of the road, if the mic is in good condition