Aston Starlights Microphone
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The Aston Starlights Microphone is the first ever laser targeting pencil microphone, allowing for recall of mic position in studio use, and incredibly quick and easy set up in live applications. This truly astonishing microphone also showcases Aston’s unique variable voice switching for sound contouring, a nearly indestructible build quality, our signature sintered head, and Aston’s, now famous, tumbled 100% stainless steel chassis. The Starlight features a 20mm cardioid capsule hand-picked by a panel of more than 50 top producers in double blind listening tests conducted during 2016.
The addition of a Class 2 laser to the Starlight SDC, with an on/off switch, allows the user to recall mic positions in the studio so set up can be easily replicated. It also means, for touring bands, that mic positions can be marked off on drums etc, and set-up becomes a breeze. It’s a world’s first and a big leap in helping to get a consistent sound whatever the situation. In addition the head is virtually indestructible, so like all Aston mics, it can take any amount of studio or even live use and will never let you down.
The Starlight has 3 modes of operation, you can choose between Vintage, Modern and Hybrid settings to get the perfect tone response for your application. Now deeply rooted as part of Aston’s beautiful engineered looks, and rugged un-killable performance, Starlight utilises a 1.5mm solid stainless steel chassis, tumbled for up to 4 hours to achieve the signature finish.
Starlight employs an extremely fine-tuned discrete mic amp circuit with high-spec components, to achieve an extremely sensitive, low noise design with loads of headroom. This allows the Starlight to handle quiet or very loud sources without compromising noise or tonal performance. Crucially, the higher output level of the Starlight’s output stage allows microphone preamps to operate with lower gain, where their distortion performance is at its best. The final result is a beautifully clean and detailed sound.
|Acoustic Operating Principle||Pressure Gradient|
|Directional Polar Pattern||Cardioid|
|Frequency Response||20Hz – 20kHz (+/- 10dB)|
|Equivalent Noise Level||15dB A-Weighted|
|Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1kohm||42.1mV/Pa|
|Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%||130dB/ 140dB/ 150dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (rel. 94dB SPL)||79dB A-Weighted|
|Low-Cut Filters||80Hz, 140Hz|
|Product length||181 mm|
|Product width (with laser)||36 mm|
|Product width (without laser)||26 mm|
|Product weight||251 g|