Aston Microphones Spirit Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

- Mic body diameter: 54 mm
- 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
- Power: 48 Volt Phantom power (+/- 4 Volts) is required for operation
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Stainless Steel
Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AST SPIRIT
Limited-Edition Black, with Pop Filter and Shock Mount Bundle
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Black Spirit Bundle
(3 ratings)
Submitted January 15, 2017 by Michael Snoody in chandler, AZ
"Aston Spirit Review by Michael Snoody"
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I bought the Aston Spirit because I was working on an album with a reggae band and my normal go to vocal mic took a crap on me. I needed a new vocal mic and fast. First I ordered the slate VMS mic because I had heard many good things about it but the problem was it was on back order for weeks and I didn't have time to wait, so I went on zZounds and found the Aston spirit. Now I'm not one to buy before I try but since the mic was only 399 and zZounds has a great return policy I decided what the heck, I mean every review I had read up to that point only had good things to say about the mic. The Aston arrived 2 days later and I had our first vocal session that night so I threw it up and plugged it into my Warm Audio TB12 and WOW! The Aston has a sound of its own but its a very beautiful sound. I have used it on low male vocals, high male vocals and acoustic guitar so far. For Vocals it has a nice bright sound but not overly sibilant. I had to do almost no post processing on my vocals because they sounded good straight though the Warm audio TB12 and a distressor. I did add a de esser but very subtle. I haven't compared this mic with any others yet but I can tell you with certainty that the Aston is a great sounding mic and if some one didn't tell you before that it was only 400 dollars you would think you're holding a 3000$ mic. The mic feels like a quality mic, its got weight to it, not a light plastic feel, and the brushed steel finish with the custom steel read more mesh around the capsule makes it easy on the eyes. Once I get my u87 fixed I am going to do a shoot out between the aston, slate vms, u87. and shure sm7b and see how they compare!

Musical Background:
I am a multi instrumentalist that plays drums, guitar, piano and sing. I also produce, engineer and mix all sorts of music.

Musical Style:
All sorts of music
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