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Aston Origin Condenser Mic

Product Code: 316000

The Aston Origin is a high-performing cardioid condenser microphone versatile enough to use with most instruments although it excels on acoustic guitar and vocals.

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Aston Origin Condenser Microphone

The Aston Origin condenser microphone showcases the start to a promising brand of microphones from Aston Microphones. Launched in December 2015, the Aston Origin is one of the three original designs, along with the Aston Spirit Condenser Microphone, and Aston Halo Reflection Filter. The company boasts a great deal of expertise and craftsmanship, being one of the few companies that have successfully designed and built hand crafted and affordable microphones from here in the UK. It comes as no surprise then, that each one of these microphones will not only offer you great sound, but they will be with you for life.

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

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.

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.


  • Superbly balanced mix of discrete and integrated electronic circuitry.
  • Harmonised 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.


Microphone Capsule: Condenser
Microphone Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (±3 dB)
Microphone Maximum SPL: 127dB
Microphone Signal-to-Noise: 76 dB A-Weighted
Microphone Sensitivity: 23mV/Pa
Microphone Self Noise: 18dB A-Weighted
Microphone Pad Switches: -10 dB/0 dB
Microphone Powering: +48 Volts (Phantom Power)
Physical Height: 124.5mm x 54mm
Physical Weight: 439g
Magazine Reviews
Sound On Sound, Jan 2016 "If the name of this new company evokes an iconic British brand, that’s perhaps appropriate — for Aston design and build all their mics in the UK!" http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan16/articles/aston-origin.htm Music Tech, Nov 2015 "This British manufacturer has entered a very busy section of the mic market. Mike Hillier tests its debut, the Origin…" http://www.musictech.net/2015/11/aston-microphones-origin-review/ Pro Audio Blog, 2016 "When conceiving these microphones, Aston engineers did away with many of the preconceptions of what a microphone should look like, and have come up with clever modifications to the basic shapes that are emulated by most brands today – most visibly in the grille." http://proaudioblog.co.uk/2016/06/aston-origin-spirit-mics-review/
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