This pack includes both the Origin microphone and the Halo reflection filter.
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 Aston HALO is a huge leap forward in reflection filter technology.
There are several key areas on which Aston focussed on improving currently available technology, most notably for Isolation, absorption, mounting hardware and the general performance as a studio tool for achieving portable room control.
Hi Tech construction with patented PET felt Patented design, enhanced performance Radically improved Isolation Filtering top and bottom (not just horizontally) Much bigger surface area and depth of acoustic treatment More linear absorption and diffusion Incredibly Lightweight Proprietary ‘easy-mount’ hardware
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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.
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.
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’
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 ID AST-ORIGIN-HALO-PACK