Thanks for your comments, Rob. You’ve hit on my thinking when considering this mic. The SM27’s flat frequency response makes it a jack-of-all-situations, master-of-none, for sure. That point is how I can justify the expense, since it could also mic my Martin acoustic and a small combo amp and probably do a very good job of both. For those not familiar with the SM27, it is a Large diaphragm mic and Rob’s point about small diaphragm condenser mics favouring higher frequencies is exactly one of the factors that got me considering the SM27. Here’s where it gets crazy, Rob and all. I already have a great dynamic mic for my baritone voice, an EV N/D767a, and wanted to add a more versatile condenser, since presently, the EV N/D767a is the only mic I have. I used a Shure SM57 for my vocals back in the 70s, and it worked well for me back then. But as I’ve aged, my voice has only deepened and I let the salesman talk me into the N/D767a, rather than purchase another SM 57. Turns out, he gave me great advice. That EV is a great mic in every way, except one, it’s too big around for a standard mic holder. When the original one was lost due to my mic stand being stolen on a load out, this limitation was a sore thumb for me, since I need my hands to play a guitar or piano. I’m going to check out those mics you recommend, Rob. Now you’ve got me thinking that a flat response mic might not be my best choice for my vocals. I’m bored of my sound through the EV and looking to see what fresh sound my baritone voice might project through another mic. Lastly, your point about dynamics doesn’t fit me, as I sing what the song requires, and I sing everything from ballads to songs where I’m really belting it out. But your point is a good one to keep in mind when mic shopping. Thanks, Rob! You got me thinking about this mic purchase more from a producer’s view than a singer’s view.