​Aston Origin, High Performance Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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  • Unique design provides shock absorption to protect capsule, with elastic mesh memory
  • Built in Pop filter using the latest stainless steel mesh-knit technology
  • Direct to stand microphone mounting
  • 2mm solid stainless steel laser cut and etched body
  • Developed by professional Artists, Engineers and Producers and manufactured in the United Kingdom
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Aston Origin Condenser Microphone

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.

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

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 audio’

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.

  • Large capsule (1”) with gold-plated membrane
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Internal Rycote® Lyre® based capsule shock mounting system
  • Ultra-low noise transformerless circuitry
  • State-of-the-art surface mount electronics
  • Heavy-duty matte black finish
  • Gold plated output connectors
  • Designed & manufactured in Australia
  • Free 10 year extended warranty on NT1
  • 2 year standard warranty on Ai1
  • Pop shield included
  • Ableton Live Lite included
  • USB Audio Interface w/ Jack or XLR inputs
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

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Spain, Austria, Denmark, Hungary 3-5 Working Days £19.99

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​Aston Origin, High Performance Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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