I think Dan's suggestions are probably the ones I would suggest also. They are in the $300 to $400 price range, and believe me, you can go way up from there. But I don't know of any that cost less that are as good. However, there are a lot of cheep mikes flooding the market now. I will be doing a podcast next week on 3 Behrenger mikes that are supposed to be nearly as good as the Neumann TLM103 which Dan and I have. But, instead of costing $850, the one closest to the Neumann in design is $99. So, it makes sense that someone is probably making some good single point stereo mikes at this point as well. I need to go research this for a project I am working on, so I'll make it a priority. You might search for Behrenger mikes and single point stereo to see if them make one. Or, you could simply do a google search on single point stereo mikes and see what you come up with. Neal -----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stephen Clower Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 8:17 AM To: Ray Foret Jr. Subject: [bct] stereo microphone recommendation I am also wondering if there are any high quality single-point stero mic solutions available? Right now, when I record live music, I take my set of stereo mics and clip each to the top left and right corners of a music stand with the stand facing away from me at a 70 degree angle. This works, but in such situations it would be much quicker to whip out a single microphone to do the job. The imaging on the Sony mics is ok, but the frequency response and dynamic range just aren't designed for loud music but for voice recording. I love the imaging on my Audiotechnica ATR25, but again the frequency response and handling noise are real problems. This particular microphone is rated at 100 to 18,000 HZ, which again is great for recording human speech but not so good for music.