About Black Hole 1s: "Having used the old "stand by" Neumann u87 on strings, brass and woodwinds for so many years it was a surprise to find that it could be improved upon. With the 87 I had become used to removing some offensive mid frequencies and warming up the sound, it was just a part of my job. The Black Hole mic needed none of this, I found the sound to be exactly what I was looking for and without adding or subtracting anything. A little reverb and my string section was perfect! I look forward to adding more JZ microphones to my collection soon."