Scan code: LN69478 Manufacturer code: AST-ORIGIN

Aston Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Aston Origin large diaphragm condenser microphone

Scan code: LN69478 Manufacturer code: AST-ORIGIN
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Award Winning Condenser Microphone
Aston - 'Origin'

Aston Origin Condenser Mic

10/10 - Aston’s ‘Origin’ is a high-performance, large diaphragm condenser microphone with a 1” gold-evaporated capsule and striking aesthetic design. The Origin’s cardioid polar pattern, 10dB pad and 80Hz HP filter ensure that the Origin has all the requirements to be considered a fantastic all-round workhorse, for both in the studio and also the live environment. Aston’s Origin features a well-rounded, open sound with shimmering harmonics, and is overall, a superbly precise and versatile condenser mic which excels in the majority of applications, primarily on vocals and acoustic guitar.

Aston have deservedly so, earned themselves a serious reputation for the solid build quality of their microphones, the build-quality across Aston’s complete range is nothing short of outstanding. Aston hand picked the capsule and matched it with transformerless, balance circuitry using only the best components. The Origin delivers a natural, organic-sounding rendition of the source audio, and captures higher frequencies without a hint of harshness.

If you’re in the market for a serious condenser microphone, but on a constrained budget, you really must give serious consideration to this Aston’s multi-award winning microphone, the ‘Origin’.

76dBSignal to Noise Ratio

127dBMax SPL

20Hz-20kHzFrequency Response






How Does the Origin Sound?


...just like you doThe Origin is the cornerstone of the Aston brand, the company's first mic, and a global best seller. Simple, but incredibly well engineered, and perfect for everyone from budding singer-songwriters to seasoned industry pros. The Origin’s sound can be best described as ‘forgiving’… it doesn’t flatter to deceive but its ultra-smooth and pure sound, while rich with detail, will not overload with harmonics and leave you reaching for the EQ. It sounds, well, just like you do.

There is a lot of subjective talk about ‘this mic for this application… the perfect vocal mic, the perfect instrument mic etc’ … yes, sometimes that can be the case, but mostly this is just manufacturers trying to make the easy sale. Tell someone, ‘this is ideal for guitar recording’ and they’ll migrate to that product.

A Natural, True and Organic Voice


choose your originThe truth is somewhat different from the marketing hype. Most good condenser microphones will be equally at home on vocals and various instruments. This is especially true of both the Origin and Spirit, which find themselves on everything from vocals for the likes of Noel Gallagher and Kylie Minogue, to drums for Arcade Fire and Geoff Dugmore (Elton John, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen) and live guitar cab mics for Radiohead's Thom Yorke.

So more important is to go for a mic which gives you the sound that you want. If you’re looking for a really, REALLY good all-rounder, which will make your playing, or your singing, sound incredibly natural and true and easy to manage in the mix, then the Origin is the mic for you.


Why Choose the Aston Origin?

'Great sounding microphone' 10/10
The Origin was Aston's first design, the start of it all, and represents the fundamental essence of the Aston brand.

Beautiful, superb engineering, a sound to rival some of the very best mics in the world… the Origin is the first mic ever made which brings this level of technical excellence and performance to the project studio market.


Wave-Form Spring HeadUnique design provides shock absorption to protect capsule, with elastic memory.


Direct to stand mountingProprietary end cap design and ultimate capsule-chassis isolation means the Origin can be direct-to-stand mounted.


The Aston SoundAston’s mics are developed by a panel of industry professionals…Producers, Engineers and Artists.


Chassis2mm solid stainless steel laser cut and etched body.


Built-in pop filterThe spirit uses the latest stainless steel mesh-knit technology to dramatically reduce vocal plosives.


Eco-friendly PackagingNo unnecessary frills, just well-designed, re-usable and recyclable packaging.

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Microphone Type Condenser
Mono/Stereo Mono
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Diaphragm Size 1" gold evaporated
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz (+/-3dB)
Max SPL 127dB SPL
Signal to Noise Ratio 76dB (A weighted)
Low Cut Filter 80Hz/td>
Pads -10dB
Connector XLR
Power Source 48V phantom power
Dimensions 4.9" x 2.1"
Weight 0.99 lbs
Type Condenser
Polar Pattern (Direction) Cardioid
Wired / Wireless Wired
Connectors 1 x 3 Pin XLR
Weight 439 g
Including Shock Mount No
Including Pop Shield No
Including Mic Clip No
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Additional Information
Scan Code LN69478
Model Number AST-ORIGIN
GTIN 5060458750006

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Aston Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Aston Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone