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Aston Microphones Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone



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 Aston Origin – Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone 

  • High-performance cardioid condenser mic 
  • Direct, smooth and intimate sound 
  • High-end transformerless circuitry 
  • Direct to stand mounting 
  • Unique wave-form spring head 
  • Built-in pop filter 
  • Beautiful and tough tumbled chassis 

The Aston Origin is a high-performance cardioid condenser microphone utilising a one inch (1”) gold evaporated capsule. It’s versatile enough to use with any instrument and, for singer-songwriters, excels on acoustic guitar and vocals. Its hand-selected capsule is paired with high-end transformerless circuitry using only the finest components. 

The Origin is designed to deliver direct, smooth and intimate sound for supremely natural and transparent recording. 

Wave-Form Spring Head 

The Aston Origin has Aston’s 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 reducing unwanted plosives at source. It also shields against multiple wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation making Aston’s 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. 

Direct to stand mounting 

Yet another unique design element of the Aston Origin is the use of custom moulded 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 this built-in thread and interchangeable thread adapter with outstandingly low handling noise. The design also makes Aston microphones extremely easy to repair and maintain. 

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


A superbly balanced mix of discrete and integrated electronic circuitry 

Harmonised 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 

Eco-Friendly Packaging 

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

The Aston Sound

Right from the start of ‘project Aston’, some of the top audio professionals in the industry were engaged to create a development panel to be the ears of the brand, while Aston’s designers and engineers focussed on perfecting every tiny detail in the mics, to finally produce the very best products in their class.


  • 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 length: 125 mm / 4.92 in
  • Product width: 54 mm / 2.13 in
  • Product weight: 450 g / 0.99 lb

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