This is where I'd put mics like the Neumann U87 or the B&K 4000 series, for example. The choice was easily made that the Tlm 170 reproduced the sound of the Trumpet, Trombone and the Saxophone as they sounded in the room without coloration. No, the U89, TLM 170 and TLM 193 share the same KK89 capsule. The technical demands of producing such mics generally make them pretty expensive. The Tlm 170 was pitted against a NeumannM149, an AKG 414, a Neumann KM184, A Blue, Baby Bottle, and a Sure SM 81. But a u87 … It is smaller than the KK87 capsule and a totally different design. I will try to take a picture of mine and post. edit: here's is … The thing about mics in this …