No, we don’t see it that way, although we know some customers that ended up selling some of their mics. But we primarily see it as a way to augment your existing collection. We’ll be quite happy if every studio in the world buys just one of these mics to add to their collection. Some Sphere owners have a precious vintage mic and they use Sphere to make it a pair. Others use Sphere in situations where they would never dare using their expensive, delicate mics - be it on tour, in live applications, or in front of a kick drum, or where the noise floor of the originals is too much of a problem.
We here at Townsend Labs are microphone geeks and we absolutely love and value all mics. Right now we’re just focused on making the best and most valuable product we can.