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Aston Origin

 

The Aston Origin is a high-performance cardioid condenser microphone utilising a one inch (1″) gold evaporated capsule. It’s versatile enough to use with any instrument and, for singer-songwriters, excels on acoustic guitar and vocals. Its hand-selected capsule is paired with high-end transformerless circuitry using only the finest components.

 

The Origin is designed to deliver direct, smooth and intimate sound… for a supremely natural and transparent recording.

 

 

  • High-performance cardioid condenser mic
  • Direct, smooth and intimate sound
  • High-end transformerless circuitry
  • Direct to stand mounting
  • Unique wave-form spring head
  • Built-in pop filter
  • Beautiful and tough tumbled chassis

Wave-Form Spring Head

 

The Aston Origin has our signature wave-form spring 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. It also offers a degree of off-axis rejection, helping to eliminate unwanted artefacts 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 drastically 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.

 

Direct to stand mounting

 

Yet another unique design element of the Aston Origin is the use of custom moulded end caps with integrated XLR and universal stand thread adaptor. Because the internal shock absorption system is so good, you can mount the microphone directly to a stand via this built in thread and interchangeable thread adapter with outstandingly low handling noise. The design also makes Aston microphones extremely easy to repair and maintain.

 

Part of the beauty of our 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, extremely beautiful, finish. To perfect the look, each microphone is separately engraved with its legends, and our brand mantra… ‘The Art of Audio’

 

PCB

 

  • A superbly balanced mix of discrete and integrated electronic circuitry

 

  • Harmonised circuit stage arrangement for easy integration from phantom power input circuitry to the capsule voltage bias

 

  • Novel non-linear voltage/current source rectification to provide controlled amplification and smooth/ clear audio output

 

Eco-Friendly Packaging

 

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

 

The Aston Sound

 

Right from the start of ‘project Aston’, we engaged with some of the top audio professionals in the industry to create a development panel to be our ears, while we focussed on perfecting every tiny detail in our mics, to finally produce what we believe to be the very best products in their class.

 

Specs

 

Transducer Type: Condenser

Acoustic Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient

Directional Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz (+/-3dB)

Equivalent Noise Level: 18dB A-Weighted

Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1kohm: 23.7mV/Pa

Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 127dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (rel. 94dB SPL): 76dB A-Weighted

Pad Switch: -10dB

Low-Cut Filter: 80Hz

Product length: 125 mm / 4.92 in

Product width: 54 mm / 2.13 in

Product weight: 450 g / 0.99 lb

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