If you value detail, clarity across all frequencies (20Hz to 20kHz and beyond), and fidelity of the highest order, you need a large-diaphragm condenser. Other types of mics can accomplish great things, but nothing beats an LDC for the most pristine, "larger-than-life" capture of a sound source.
 

RNT

A flagship multi-pattern tube mic designed with Mr. Rupert Neve.

GEMINI II

sE's dual-tube condenser mic, for truly massive vocals.

Z5600a II

Nine polar patterns, with serious tube  and transformer tone.

 

T2

A titanium capsule for punch, detail, and superb transient response.

sE4400a

Vintage versatility at its finest, with a dead-quiet FET circuit.

sE2200

The latest version of sE's best-seller. Also avail. as sE2300 (multi-pattern)

 
 

X1 Series

From vocals to percussion, a mic for any budget and application.