Aston

Spirit

The Aston SPIRIT is a high-performance, switchable pattern, microphone utilising 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 hand-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.

“The Spirit is virtually a must-have.”

MusicTech Magazine UK

“…uncompromising quality”

Studio Magazine Sweden

“The Spirit’s figure-of-eight pattern is beautifully symmetrical”

Bonedo

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Wave-form mesh head

The Aston Spirit 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.
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3 - End Caps

End Caps

Yet another unique design element of the Aston Spirit, 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.

Chassis

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 audio’
chassi

PCB

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

Eco-friendly packaging

We have put our hearts and minds into creating the most beautiful performance pieces possible with each Aston product. When it comes to packaging we believe simplicity is king. Protective, re-useable, environmentally sensible packaging that doesn’t cost the earth.

Spirit Specs

    • Transducer Type: Condenser
    • Acoustic Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz (+/-3dB)
    • Equivalent Noise Level: 14dB A-Weighted
    • Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1kohm: 23.7mV/Pa
    • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 138dB
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (rel. 94dB SPL): 80dB A-Weighted
    • Polar pattern: Omni/Cardioid/Figure-of-Eight
    • Pad Switches: -20dB/-10dB/0dB
    • Low-Cut Filter: 80Hz

48 Volt Phantom power (+/- 4 Volts) is required for operation

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Spirit

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“The Spirit is virtually a must-have.”

“The Spirit performed well at just about everything we threw it on, matching and even outperforming some much more expensive microphones in the process.”

Mike Hillier

Music Tech

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bonedo

“What a sound!”

“The Spirit’s figure-of-eight pattern is beautifully symmetrical”

“Aston has managed to raise the bar of sound performance even further upwards…Thoroughly recommended!” .”

Nick Mavridis

Bonedo

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naz

“The Spirit proved to be an excellent sounding mic, high quality, high performance on a range of applications.”

“…everything is properly balanced”

“very fresh, unconventional and attractive appearance”

Tomasz Wroblewski

Estrada

naz
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“…uncompromising quality”

“Stylish, robust and unique design”

“There are many microphones to choose from in the mid-market… but this English creation gives my absolute favourites an honest match.”

Jon Rinneby

Studio Magazine

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sos-logo

“The Spirit sounds clean, solid, and smooth with just a hint of flattery. Built and tested in the UK using high-quality parts, the construction looks designed to last and the price is undeniably attractive.”

“The Spirit stands up well against more costly US‑made boutique mics…”

“The Spirit should look just as good in 20 years as it looks today.”

Paul White

Sound on Sound

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“The Spirit possesses a solid build that seems like it will survive the kind of beating that work-a-day mics can receive.”

“The Spirit immediately displayed the same ‘smooth’ mid-range and high top as Origin (FM Platinum Award)”

“The Spirit treads into C414 all-rounder territory, thanks to switchable polar patterns, and a good balance of smooth low end and detailed upper regions, with just enough twinkle to stand out before reaching for the EQ.”

Robbie Stamp

Future Music

kr-france

“The Spirit is outstanding… a tour de force!”

“The singer immediately preferred the Spirit to the Telefunken AR70”

“There is absolutely no doubt for us that the Spirit will very quickly become the darling of the studios of any size.”

Keyboard Recording (France)

Aston Microphones Owner’s handbook

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+ Features
feature 1

Wave-form mesh head

The Aston Spirit 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.
2 - Popfilter
3 - End Caps

End Caps

Yet another unique design element of the Aston Spirit, 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.

Chassis

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 audio’
chassi

PCB

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

Eco-friendly packaging

We have put our hearts and minds into creating the most beautiful performance pieces possible with each Aston product. When it comes to packaging we believe simplicity is king. Protective, re-useable, environmentally sensible packaging that doesn’t cost the earth.
+ Specifications

Spirit Specs

    • Transducer Type: Condenser
    • Acoustic Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz (+/-3dB)
    • Equivalent Noise Level: 14dB A-Weighted
    • Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1kohm: 23.7mV/Pa
    • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 138dB
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (rel. 94dB SPL): 80dB A-Weighted
    • Polar pattern: Omni/Cardioid/Figure-of-Eight
    • Pad Switches: -20dB/-10dB/0dB
    • Low-Cut Filter: 80Hz

48 Volt Phantom power (+/- 4 Volts) is required for operation

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B&W-Aston-Spirit-Polar-omni
+ Photo Gallery

Spirit

+ Reviews
music-tech
spirit_mt_9_10

“The Spirit is virtually a must-have.”

“The Spirit performed well at just about everything we threw it on, matching and even outperforming some much more expensive microphones in the process.”

Mike Hillier

Music Tech

spirit_mt_9_10
bonedo_logo
bonedo

“What a sound!”

“The Spirit’s figure-of-eight pattern is beautifully symmetrical”

“Aston has managed to raise the bar of sound performance even further upwards…Thoroughly recommended!” .”

Nick Mavridis

Bonedo

bonedo
estrada_logo
naz

“The Spirit proved to be an excellent sounding mic, high quality, high performance on a range of applications.”

“…everything is properly balanced”

“very fresh, unconventional and attractive appearance”

Tomasz Wroblewski

Estrada

naz
studio-logo
spirit_studio_9_

“…uncompromising quality”

“Stylish, robust and unique design”

“There are many microphones to choose from in the mid-market… but this English creation gives my absolute favourites an honest match.”

Jon Rinneby

Studio Magazine

spirit_studio_9_
sos-logo

“The Spirit sounds clean, solid, and smooth with just a hint of flattery. Built and tested in the UK using high-quality parts, the construction looks designed to last and the price is undeniably attractive.”

“The Spirit stands up well against more costly US‑made boutique mics…”

“The Spirit should look just as good in 20 years as it looks today.”

Paul White

Sound on Sound

futuremusiclogo

“The Spirit possesses a solid build that seems like it will survive the kind of beating that work-a-day mics can receive.”

“The Spirit immediately displayed the same ‘smooth’ mid-range and high top as Origin (FM Platinum Award)”

“The Spirit treads into C414 all-rounder territory, thanks to switchable polar patterns, and a good balance of smooth low end and detailed upper regions, with just enough twinkle to stand out before reaching for the EQ.”

Robbie Stamp

Future Music

kr-france

“The Spirit is outstanding… a tour de force!”

“The singer immediately preferred the Spirit to the Telefunken AR70”

“There is absolutely no doubt for us that the Spirit will very quickly become the darling of the studios of any size.”

Keyboard Recording (France)

+ Downloads

Aston Microphones Owner’s handbook

Looking for help setting up your microphone?

Download (PDF, 1.85MB)

close
Vous recherchez la mise en place de l’aide de votre micro?

Download (PDF, 3.55MB)

close
Looking for help setting up your microphone?

Download (PDF, 3.55MB)

close