Another ebay rescue, the 440 makes an excellent upgrade. The original tiny 24mm Capsule is tossed and replaced with a Dachman Audio k47 style 34mm Capsule in my own custom cradle. The MXL circuit board is replaced with my jaSb Schoeps-style circuit. The circuit is configured for cardioid only with no pattern switch. The original MXL box and zipper pouch is included as is the MXL “hard mount” for attaching it to a stand.