Things are getting serious. Valve microphones are at the high end of the scale these microphones have long heritages and high specifications that are over 100 years old. The construction itself features the highest quality components that, in some cases, are hand build. This is all reflected in price-tag, as these valve microphones a known to be very expensive. These are usually found in high-end studios for the primary purpose of capturing vocal performances and are aimed at the more of the seasoned user.