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Aston Microphones Stealth Active/Passive Dynamic Microphone

The Aston Microphones Stealth is a revolutionary, broadcast-quality microphone for both the studio and the stage.

 
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With 4 switchable voices delivering unparalleled performance in almost any situation, a Class-A built-in mic preamp with auto-detect 48v Phantom Power and featuring a unique Sorbothane internal shock mount system and Aston's legendary build quality, we reckon Stealth is the world's most versatile microphone.

Four Settings, Four Different Voices
Think of Stealth as four professional microphones in one. Each setting has been voiced by a panel of more than 90 top flight audio engineers and producers on the Aston 33 panel through a series of double-blind listening tests, beating not only every mic in its class, but some far more expensive 'industry standard' mics. There are 2 vocal settings, optimized for different vocal tones, a guitar setting which is equally suited to Spanish guitar, electric guitar cab and steel string acoustic, and a dark, vintage setting, reminiscent of classic ribbon mics. Mics which apply 'flattering' - but destructive - pre-EQ make professional post-processing almost impossible. Stealth, however, provides a choice of four pure, high-quality signal paths. The voice settings are not EQ filters, they are contour networks, meaning the bulk of the signal does not pass through any sort of filter circuitry. The whole signal is slightly attenuated, with some frequencies being added back in at a higher level. This results in much lower phase distortion than conventional filter designs.

Active and Passive Modes with 48v Auto-Detect Function
Stealth works with or without 48v Phantom Power. In passive mode (unpowered) the active circuit is completely bypassed and Stealth operates with the simplest possible signal chain to give a beautifully clean sound. A unique (world's first!) built-in auto-detect function senses the presence of 48v Phantom Power and will automatically switch the mic to active mode to utilize the onboard Class-A Mic Pre.

Built-in Class-A Mic Preamp
When in active mode Stealth features a high-quality built-in Class-A Mic Pre, dispensing with the need for an expensive external gain lifting device. Stealth features a fully balanced signal path from capsule to output, yielding a superior reduction of 'Common Mode' noise compared with single-ended (unbalanced) designs.

Unique Sorbothane Internal Shockmount
Aston Stealth includes a proprietary internal shockmount design with the capsule suspended in mid-air, completely isolated from the mic chassis, and supported at 3 points by Sorbothane polymer hemi-spheres. Sorbothane is a synthetic viscoelastic urethane polymer used as a vibration damper and acoustic shield used in computing, hi-fi, and many industrial applications.

Exceptional Side Rejection
Stealth's acoustically tuned headstock provides a highly focused cardioid polar-pattern with enhanced off-axis rejection.

Excellent Rejection of Electromagnetic Hum
Stealth's capsule is fully enclosed in a Stainless-Steel Faraday cage - an enclosure used to block electromagnetic fields. A Faraday cage operates because an external electrical field causes the electric charges within the cage's conducting material to be distributed such that they cancel the field's effect in the cage's interior. This phenomenon is used to protect sensitive electronic equipment from external radio frequency interference (RFI).

Features:
  • Active/Passive microphone with four different voices
  • Active and Passive modes with 48v auto-detect function
  • Built-in Class-A Mic Preamp
  • Unique Sorbothane internal shockmount
  • Exceptional side rejection
  • Excellent rejection of electromagnetic hum
  • Includes custom stand mount

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Things You Will Get:

  • Active/Passive Microphone
  • Mic Stand Mount

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Microphone Type Active/Passive
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Self Noise 10dB
Dynamic Range (SPL) 140dB
Pad No
Low Cut Filter No
Capsule Material Metal
Body Material Metal
Body Color Black
Connector Type XLR
Power Requirements +48v Phantom Power for Class-A Mic Pre
Weight 1.52 lbs
Dimensions 7.72" x 2.28" inches (LxW)
Model AST-STEALTH
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