The Neumann microphone is not the problem, as we've told you time and again. We love and respect them. The USA microphone pre-amplifiers overloaded with the Neumann microphones (as they needed padding down to not have this problem especially on brass instruments). And often got overload distortion because of this problem. And brass instruments especially so. Please understand this. Also, the USA studio monitors didn't let engineers hear it until it was over the line into buzzsaw distortion. And many a Blue Note has audible limiter splatter. Facts!! The RCA microphones were a lot better than you give them credit for too. I've used them over many years, they did fine with skilled engineers. The better equipment in use by many here, makes a lot of this very audible.