Aston Spirit Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone (Demo Deal)

High-performance, switchable pattern condenser microphone utilizing a 1-inch gold evaporated capsule
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Aston Spirit Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone (Demo Deal)
Aston Spirit Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone (Demo Deal) Aston Spirit Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone (Demo Deal) Aston Spirit Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone (Demo Deal) Aston Spirit Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone (Demo Deal) Aston Spirit Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone (Demo Deal) Aston Spirit Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone (Demo Deal)

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Description

Wow. This microphone sounds as good as microphones costing many times its price. We at Vintage King are simply amazed! The Aston Spirit has a switch on the mic body selects from Omni, Cardioid or Figure-of-Eight polar patterns and is versatile enough to use with most instruments and excels on acoustic guitar and vocals. Its hand-selected capsule is teamed with high-end transformer balanced circuitry using only the best components such as WIMA capacitors, the same devices you’ll find in boutique microphones costing far more than the Spirit.

The Spirit is designed to deliver a beautifully open sound with sparkling harmonics. This highly accurate microphone gives a stunningly natural and transparent recording, capturing all the detail in the high range but without adding the harshness that some condenser microphones seem to. This microphone must be heard to be believed!

Wave-form mesh head

The Spirit has Aston's signature wave-form mesh head. This unique design not only looks great, but delivers an unprecedented degree of protection for the heart of your microphone, the capsule. The shock resistant wave-form design allows the head of the mic to distort if given a heavy knock, and then return to its normal position, without any damage at all. It also offers a degree of off-axis rejection, helping to eliminate unwanted artifacts from your recordings.

Built-in Pop filter

Aston’s vocal condenser microphones have an exclusive mesh-knit pop filter built into the wave-form head. The random weave allows sound to pass while virtually eliminating unwanted plosives at source. It also shields against multiple wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation making our microphones ideal in critically sensitive electronic applications. This completely encapsulating, single piece, mesh cage is formed in stainless steel, so won’t rust with use, and can even be removed and washed.

End Caps

Yet another unique design element of the Aston Origin is the use of custom molded end caps with integrated XLR and stand adapter. No other mic has this. Because the internal shock absorption system is so good, you can mount the microphone directly to a stand via this built in, and interchangeable thread adapter. The design also makes Aston microphones extremely easy to repair and maintain.

Chassis

Part of the beauty of Aston microphones is the custom finish of each chassis. There are no mass-produced paint job finishes here. Instead, each chassis is individually tumbled for up to 4 hours to give it a very hard-wearing, and extremely beautiful, finish. To perfect the look, each microphone is separately engraved with its legends, and Aston's brand mantra, ‘The art of performance’.

PCB

  • Superbly balanced mix of discrete and integrated electronic circuitry.
  • Armonised circuit stage arrangement for easy integration from phantom power input circuitry to capsule voltage bias.
  • A novel non-linear voltage/current source rectification to provide controlled amplification and smooth, clear audio.

Eco-friendly packaging

Aston have put their hearts and minds into creating the most beautiful performance pieces possible with each product they make. When it comes to packaging, they believe simplicity is king. Protective, re-useable, environmentally sensible packaging that doesn’t cost the earth.

Specifications

  • Transducer Type: Condenser
  • Acoustic Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz (+/-3dB)
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 14dB A-Weighted
  • Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1kohm: 23.7mV/Pa
  • Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1kohm: 23.7mV/Pa
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (rel. 94dB SPL): 80dB A-Weighted
  • Polar pattern: Omni/Cardioid/Figure-of-Eight
  • Pad Switches: -20dB/-10dB/0dB
  • Low-Cut Filter: 80Hz
  • 48 Volt Phantom power (+/- 4 Volts) is required for operation

 

Aston Microphones are made in the UK.

Specs

Additional Information

Condition Demo / B-Stock
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omni-Directional, Variable-Pattern
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required Yes
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±3dB
input_pad -10 dB; -20 dB
Filters 80 Hz
Sensitivity -32.5 dBV/Pa (23.7 mV)
Max. SPL 138 dB
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