Aston Spirit Condenser Microphone
Just recently titled as the “Best All-rounder microphone” (MTM Issue 170) and with several awards in its pocket, the Aston Spirit is a perfect addition to every mic locker.
The Aston Spirit Condenser Microphone is a high-performing condenser microphone versatile enough to use with most instruments although it excels on acoustic guitar and vocals. The Spirit is designed to deliver a beautifully open sound with sparkling harmonics for a natural and transparent recording. A switch on the mic body allows you to select from Omni, Cardioid or Figure-of-Eight polar patterns and choose one that best suits your setting. The Aston Spirit utilises a hand-selected 1'' gold evaporated capsule teamed with high-end transformer-less circuitry using only the best components such as WIMA capacitors.
This condenser mic has a mesh knit pop filter built-n to protect against any unwanted plosives. It also shields against multiple wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation making this microphone ideal in critically sensitive electronic applications. This completely encapsulating, single piece, mesh cage is stainless steel, so it won’t rust with use and can even be removed and washed.
The end caps with integrated XLR and stands adaptor is unique to this mic. Use the built-in, interchangeable thread adapter mounts the mic directly to a stand.
Part of the beauty of the Aston Spirit is the custom finish of each chassis, with each one individually tumbled for up to 4 hours to give it a very hard-wearing finish. To perfect the look, each microphone is then separately engraved with Aston's brand mantra 'The art of performance'.
- A 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 no-linear voltage/current source rectification to provide controlled amplification and smooth, clear audio
- Polar pattern switch allows you to select from Omni, Cardioid and Figure-of-Eight patterns