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Aston Microphones Spirit Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

Spirit Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone with Built-In Pop Filter, Signature Wave-Form Spring Head, and Switchable Polar Patterns.

 
5.0

(6 reviews)

SKU: ASSPIRITX-P

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MSRP: Old Price $629.00 Discounted Price $449.99 Save : $179.01 (28%)
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The Aston Spirit is a high-performance switchable pattern microphone utilizing a 1" gold evaporated capsule. A switch on the mic body selects from Omni, Cardioid or Figure-of-Eight polar patterns. It is versatile enough to use with most instruments and excels on acoustic guitar and vocals. Its Aston 33 panel selected capsule is teamed with high-end transformer balanced circuitry using only the best components. The Spirit is designed to deliver a beautifully open sound with sparkling harmonics. This highly accurate microphone gives a stunningly natural and transparent recording, capturing all the detail in the high range but without adding the harshness that some condenser microphones seem to.

Wave-Form Spring Head
The Aston Spirit has a signature wave-form spring 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. 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 drastically eliminating unwanted plosives at source. 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 formed in stainless steel, so it won't rust with use, and can even be removed and washed.

Direct to Stand Mounting
Yet another unique design element of the Aston Spirit is the use of custom molded end caps with integrated XLR and universal stand thread adaptor. Because, the internal shock absorption system is so good, you can mount the microphone directly to a stand via the built-in thread and interchangeable thread adapter with outstandingly low handling noise. This design also makes Aston microphones extremely easy to repair and maintain.

Chassis
Part of the beauty of this microphone is the custom finish of the 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, extremely beautiful, finish. To perfect the look, each microphone is separately engraved with its legends, and Aston's brand mantra… 'The Art of Audio'


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  • A superbly balanced mix of discrete and integrated electronic circuitry
  • Harmonized circuit stage arrangement for easy integration from phantom power input circuitry to the capsule voltage bias
  • Novel non-linear voltage/current source rectification to provide controlled amplification and smooth/ clear audio output

Features:

  • Signature wave-form spring head
  • Switchable Polar Patterns: Omni, Cardioid or Figure-of-Eight polar patterns
  • Exclusive mesh-knit pop filter built into the wave-form head
  • Custom molded end caps with integrated XLR and universal stand thread adaptor
  • Each chassis is individually tumbled for up to 4 hours to give it a very hard-wearing, extremely beautiful, finish

Get your Aston Microphones Spirit Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Best bang for your buck

5

This microphone has been an amazing investment. Compared to my recordings with my previous microphone I was using (Rode NT1-A) my vocals sound way more present without sounding shrill or harsh and fit in the mix way better. This microphone has a magic quality nothing else in the price range seems to have. This was the perfect tool I needed to finish my children's album! My only gripe is that the store was out of stock of the shockmount and I couldn't get one. The mic doesn't necessarily need one, but it's a little difficult to get the right positioning sometimes with the way the microphone mounts directly to the stand. You are kind of forced to use a straight stand for vocals which some people may find difficult or they will need to buy a straight stand specifically for this mic like I did. It would be useful if the microphone was on a mount similar to the Shure Sm7b where the mic could be on a boom mount but still be positioned so it is perpendicular to the vocalist. Overall though, great craftsmanship, built like a tank, looks unique, sounds amazing, what more could you ask for?

JAYCE

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Amazing Mic! Amazing Value!

5

I was looking for a vocal mic that was under 500$ and this one was perfect. I love the build quality and the sound I can get from this mic! There's another mic the Aston Origin that's a little bit cheaper, but after watching and reading reviews on this product I couldn't compromise! The depth of sound is just amazing, especially for male vocals, It captures the lows without distorting it and the highs sound clear and bright! A little disclaimer, the mic is heavy and bigger than usual so if you plan to use it with a shock mount make sure you do your research!

ARNIE

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very happy with mic.

5

every thing was perfact

roland

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Lift your spirit with this mic

5

One of the best microphone purchases I have invested in. I recommend it to anyone looking for a great quality mic at a great price

ISA

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Great mic !!!!

5

Great mic

JESSICA

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Awesome

5

Such good value for money - and super versatile. It also looks amazing and gets a lot of compliments in the studio. No one can believe it was less than $400!!

Jack

NY, NY

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Spirit Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

5.0 6

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Microphone Type Large Diaphragm Condenser
Polar Pattern Multi-Pattern
Capsule/Diaphragm Size 1"
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Self Noise 14dB
Dynamic Range (SPL) 138dB
Pad Yes
Low Cut Filter Yes
Capsule Material Metal
Body Material Metal
Body Color Silver
Connector Type XLR
Power Requirements +48v Phantom Power
Weight 1.38 lbs
Dimensions 6.89 x 2.13 inches (LxW)
Model AST-SPIRIT

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