British brand Aston pride themselves on building quality, hand-crafted affordable microphones. The Black Spirit bundle is limited to just 1500 sets worldwide, and includes the renowned condenser mic in a sleek black finish, as well as a best-in-class Aston Swiftshield pop filter and shock mount set.
The Spirit is a high performance condenser microphone using a 1" gold evaporated capsule. It offers a choice of three different polar patterns (omni, cardioid and figure of eight) via a switch on the front. This gives the mic the versatility to record in a variety of environments and add unique dimensions to your sound.
A great choice for most instruments, the Spirit particularly shines when paired with an acoustic guitar and vocals. It's built using components you'd usually find in expensive boutique models. The result is a beautifully open sound with sparkling harmonics. This highly accurate microphone gives a stunningly natural and transparent recording, capturing glorious detail in the high range.
Wave Form Mesh Head
One of the most striking features of the Spirit design is the waveform mesh head. The shock resistant band offers unprecedented protection to your microphone's delicate capsule and components. Mesh heads have always been the first line of defence for your mic, but a heavy knock will at the least leave an unsightly disfiguring to the mesh itself. With the wave-form mesh, the head will distort to take the energy away from a heavy knock, but can be easily returned to it's normal position.
Built-in Pop Filter
Aston Microphones also feature a built-in pop filter that's better than most filters on the market. Its random weave allows your vocals to pass unhindered, whilst stopping plosives dead. It also shields against electromagnetic radiation.
The other great thing about having a filter integrated into your mic is that it offers automatic protection from the outside world. The stainless steel mesh cage protects from unwanted moisture, grime and dust and can even be removed from the mic and washed; ensuring your mic will be clean and fresh and last a very long time!
The Aston Swift shock mount takes microphone mounting to the next level of ease. With 2 quick release spring clips designed to fit a wide range of mics, from 40-60mm diameter, mounting your microphone takes seconds.
- Professional, transformer based cardioid condenser mic
- Detailed, transparent, beautifully open sound with sparkling highs
- Selectable polar patterns; cardioid, omni, figure of eight
- Shock-resistant wave-form spring head
- Direct to stand mounting
- Built-in pop filter
- Beautiful and tough tumbled chassis
- Transducer Type: Condenser
- Acoustic Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
- Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz (+/-3dB)
- Equivalent Input Noise: 18dB A-Weighted
- Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1kohm: 23.7mV/Pa
- Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 138dB
- Directional Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Pad Switch: -10dB
- Low-Cut Filter: 80Hz
- 48 Volt Phantom power (+/- 4 Volts) is required for operation