Greg writes to tell me about the Sonopak: "I checked this out at the AES convention. It's a pair of electret condensers hidden in a leather fannypack[That's a bum bag, English readers]. Okay, it's mighty lame looking, (who's going to a concert wearing a leather fannypack and expecting that they might get laid?) but it seems to work nicely from the demos I heard and no cables to tangle with." It's $89. There are various recordings on the site. The 'Mozart Mass in C min', apparently recorded with the Sonopak dangling from the railings of the choir loft, is incredible.