The Nady TCM 1150 is actually a pretty good tube condenser microphone for the money. Before buying, you should definitely know that this is the same as the Apex 460 (and other out there), so do some research in order to insure you're getting the best price on this mic, although the 460 and TCM 1150 seem to be sold at pretty much the same rate. I've used the TCM 1150 specfically for vocals, but have used the 460 for acoustic piano, room mics, and a variety of other applications. It is definitely a cool sounding microphone and it's nice that you can choose between different pick up patterns. I wouldn't use it as my go to mic, but in a home studio setting it's definitely a lot of value for your money as it can be used for a variety of purposes. Check out the Nady TCM 1150 if you're after a quality but cheap tube condenser, but don't forgot to look it up under the Apex 460 and others as well!