About the undeniable reputation of the company "Chandler Limited" wich I do not speak here, those who read this know at least partially the history and tradition of this name.
The product itself is spectacular, as it offers certain features that are different from the usual studio microphones in this price range. The first thing to mention here is the separate power supply, very inspired and very well built, hard to find at this price.
Beyond the standard filter and the two polar features and the 10 dB pad, we find the System A - B button very useful for normal or slightly louder sound sources.
By far, the "Tape Equalization" switch on the back of the microphone is one of the most interesting and complex microphone settings. Beyond the "Flat" setting, there are still 4 specific features of the famous EMI mixers at Abbey Road in London from the '70, which make this microphone a sensational one. It is up to you to test and choose, depending on the situation, which setting you choose.
In general, it is built flawlessly, the elastic suspension is superb, and the connection between the microphone and the power box is made with a Mogami cable (7 meters) that you receive in the box.
Basically, you get a piece of EMI history, packaged in a wonderful and versatile product.
Don't stress for just the two polar features, in 99% of cases I used the cardioid feature, and when I recorded ambiental instruments and backing vocals, I used the omnidirectional characteristic.
Note 10 of 10!