Hi everybody, first post here! I posted this thread in the Opeth forum initially, but so far people haven't responded or paid attention to it, so might as well try it here! I'm in need of a new condenser microphone to record mainly acoustic guitars and some vocals. I would like some advice on what microphone is the one I want. It's just for homerecording but I do want decent quality. The price range I'm thinking of is about €100-€400 ($150-$500). I don't have great knowledge about condenser mics, I've heard good things about Rode mics though. A store near hear has the NT2000, NT1000, NT1A and NT2A, among others. What exactly are the differences between these mics, sound and quality-wise? Does anyone have other mics to recommend for this job in this pricerange? Of course I'll also need a pre-amp that isn't too expensive, about €50-€100 ($60-$140) max. I was thinking about a cheap small mixer, but I heard the cheap pre-amps defeat the purpose of a quality mic. So, any advice on this, or tips on good, cheap pre-amps (if they exist)? Big thanks in advance!