Aston Stealth 4-voice Dynamic Broadcast Studio Mic

Aston Stealth 4-voice Dynamic Broadcast Studio Mic
Manufacturer: AstonSku: Stealth
Price: NZ$699.00
SoundStore Price: NZ$679.00
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Aston Stealth 4-voice Dynamic Broadcast Studio Mic

The Aston Stealth is a revolutionary, broadcast quality, microphone for studio and stage. With 4 switchable voices delivering unparalleled performance in almost any situation, a Class A built in mic preamp with autodetect 48V Phantom power (a world’s first!) and featuring a unique Sorbothane internal shock mount system and Aston’s legendary build quality, we reckon Stealth is the world’s most versatile microphone.

Stealth was developed in partnership with 92 top engineers, producers and artists (the Aston 33 development panel) who participated in a series of blind listening tests designed to create the best possible sound… the resulting four voice settings, Vocal 1, Vocal 2, Guitar and Dark, offer a range of world class sounds to suit almost every application.

Voicings for Different Sounds
You'll find four voicings to aid you in matching the mic with different sound sources. V1 and V2 are designed for vocals. G is designed for guitars and is equally suited to Spanish guitar, electric guitar cabinets, and steel-string acoustics. D stands for dark; it's designed to give you a vintage sound reminiscent of classic ribbon mics.

Contour Networks over AEQ
The Stealth mic does not utilise AEQ filters. Instead, the mic utilises contour networks, meaning the bulk of the signal does not pass through any sort of filter circuitry. The whole signal is slightly attenuated, with some frequencies being added back in at a higher level. This results in lower phase distortion than conventional filter designs.

Active & Passive Modes
The Stealth works with or without 48V phantom power. In passive mode, the active circuit is completely bypassed and the Stealth operates with the simplest possible signal chain. A built-in Autodetect function senses the presence of 48V phantom power and will automatically switch the mic to active mode to make use of a built-in, Class-A mic pre.

Class-A Mic Pre in Active Mode
When in active mode, Stealth offers a high-quality built-in Class-A microphone preamp, dispensing with the need for an external gain-lifting device.

Internal Shockmount
Aston Stealth includes a proprietary internal shockmount design with the capsule suspended in mid-air, isolated from the mic chassis, and supported at three points by Sorbothane polymer hemispheres. Sorbothane itself is a synthetic, visco-elastic urethane polymer used as a vibration damper and acoustic shield used in computing, hi-fi, and industrial applications.

RFI & EMI Rejection
The Stealth's capsule is fully enclosed in a stainless-steel Faraday cage that effectively blocks electromagnetic fields and keeps stray radio frequencies at bay. Indeed, Faraday keeps it all far away.

Included Stand Mount
The Aston Stealth uses custom-moulded end caps with integrated XLR and a special design quick release stand mount. An included stand mount allows you to simply click the mic into place and release it just as quickly for storage, and this mount can angle the mic perfectly for any application.

Tech Specs

Transducer Type - Moving coil
Directional Polar Pattern -Cardioid
Frequency Response - 20Hz – 20kHz (+/-3dB)
Equivalent Self Noise Level - 10dB A-weighted
Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1kohm - passive mode - Average 1 mV/Pa (varies across 4 voices)
Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1kohm - active mode- Average 150 mV/Pa (varies across 4 voices)
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% - 140dB
Product length - 196 mm / 7.72 in
Product width - 58 mm / 2.28 in
Product weight - 692 g / 1.52 lb
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