Aston: Free Rycote Shockmount With Every Spirit Microphone

20th Jul 2017

Aston: Free Rycote Shockmount With Every Spirit Microphone

Free Rycote Shockmount With Every Aston Spirit

Just recently titled as the “Best All-rounder microphone” (MTM Issue 170) and with several awards in its pocket, the Aston Spirit is a perfect addition to every mic locker. Now we make the decision to get your hands on this great mic even easier: With every Spirit purchase you get a free* Aston Rycote CUSTOM shock mount on top (T&C’s apply).

Aston Spirit

Terms & Conditions

  • The Promotion starts on 1st June 2017 and expires 31st August 2017 and involves purchases of the Aston SPIRIT microphone only.
  • The Aston Spirit microphone must be purchased from an authorised and participating Aston Microphones dealer in the United Kingdom in the promotion period.
  • The Aston Microphones dealer is responsible for the claim handling. The free Aston Rycote CUSTOM Shock Mount should be supplied / delivered at time of purchase either in store or via the dealers website.
  • Offer is not transferable.
  • We kindly ask you to register the Aston Spirit on the Aston Owner’s Clubto benefit from our 3 year free replacement warranty.

Aston Spirit

Wave-form mesh head

The Aston Spirit has our signature wave-form mesh head. This unique design not only looks great, but delivers an unprecedented degree of protection for the heart of your microphone, the capsule. The shock resistant wave-form design allows the head of the mic to distort if given a heavy knock, and then return to its normal position, without any damage at all. It also offers a degree of off-axis rejection, helping to eliminate unwanted artefacts from your recordings.

Built in Pop filter

Aston’s vocal condenser microphones have an exclusive mesh-knit pop filter built into the wave-form head. The random weave allows sound to pass while virtually eliminating unwanted plosives at source. It also shields against multiple wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation making our microphones ideal in critically sensitive electronic applications. This completely encapsulating, single piece, mesh cage is formed in stainless steel, so won’t rust with use, and can even be removed and washed.

End Caps

Yet another unique design element of the Aston Spirit, is the use of custom moulded end caps with integrated XLR and stand adaptor. No other mic has this. Because the internal shock absorption system is so good, you can mount the microphone directly to a stand via this built in, and interchangeable thread adapter. The design also makes Aston microphones extremely easy to repair and maintain.


Part of the beauty of our microphones is the custom finish of each chassis. There are no mass-produced paint job finishes here… instead, each chassis is individually tumbled for up to 4 hours to give it a very hard-wearing, and extremely beautiful, finish. To perfect the look, each microphone is separately engraved with its legends, and our brand mantra… ‘The art of performance’.

Aston Custom Rycote Shockmount

The Aston Rycote Custom is an InVision™ product which makes use of Rycote’s patented vibration-resistant Lyre mount. The W-shaped Lyres are placed around a central mounting ring with a single fixing point specifically designed for the Aston Spirit and Origin mics, allowing for incredibly quick and easy mounting.

Key Features

  • Custom Designed Rycote for Aston Origin and Spirit means even quicker and easier mounting
  • Offers up to twice the isolation from cable and stand-borne noise of traditional ’cat’s cradle’ elasticated microphone mounts.
  • Radically improved Isolation
  • Virtually indestructible
  • No elasticated parts – never sags or needs rethreading
  • Made in the UK