The Aston Origin is a large diaphragm condenser microphone, that was conceived and constructed in the UK! These microphones are boutique and hand-made, yet cost effective in comparison to better-known brands. The Origin is specifically designed to deliver a direct, smooth and intimate sound for transparent recording - it's brilliant on vocals, guitars and acoustic fretted instruments.
The Aston Origin is a high-performance cardioid condenser microphone utilising a one inch (1″) gold evaporated capsule. It 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-less circuitry using only the best components such as WIMA capacitors, the same devices you’ll find in boutique microphones costing far more than the Origin.
Wave-Form Mesh Head The Aston Origin has our 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 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 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 moulded end caps with integrated XLR and stand adaptor. 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 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, and extremely beautiful, finish. To perfect the look, each microphone is separately engraved with its legends, and our brand mantra… ‘The art of performance’ 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.
ASTON ORIGIN TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Transducer Type: Condenser Acoustic Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz (+/-3dB) Equivalent Input Noise: 18dB A-Weighted Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1kohm: 23.7mV/Pa Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 138dB Directional Polar Pattern: Cardioid Pad Switch: -10dB Low-Cut Filter: 80Hz
48 Volt Phantom power (+/- 4 Volts) is required for operation