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Aston Starlight

Small-diaphragm Capacitor Microphone
Published July 2017
By Paul White

Aston Starlight

British company Aston have impressed us with their large-diaphragm mics, and now they’re tempting us with a laser-guided SDC!

Available both singly and as matched stereo pairs, the Starlight is the latest microphone from UK company Aston. Their previous two models, the Origin and Spirit, were large-diaphragm, side-address mics, so adding an end-fire, small-diaphragm mic to the range was the obvious next step.

Built around a 20mm gold-sputtered capsule feeding into transformerless electronics, the cardioid-pattern Starlight microphone is designed, built and tested in the UK, and we’re told that low noise and ultra-low distortion were made design priorities. As with their previous mics, the final selection of third-party capsule and in-house electronic circuitry was based on a number of blind listening tests involving leading engineers and...

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Published July 2017