I think the 8Dio violins work just fine. There are better options but I personally weigh that with how well they fit together sound wise and the Adagio violins gel nicely with the rest of the Adagio series, better than anything else I have. I think a lot of the issues people are having is from using the room mics, which can jump around in the stereo field. I use the close mics, pan to position, and use an external reverb to put them into a space. So I don't have much of that going on.Can one of 8DIO Violins work at an acceptable level ? If not, can you advise a couple alternatives you feel I can use comfortably ??