The Aston HALO reflection filter is the first of a series of reflection filter products planned by Aston Microphones. In a market awash with differing versions of an ageing design concept, the Aston HALO is a huge leap forward in reflection filter technology.
There are several key areas on which we focussed on improving currently available technology, most notably for Isolation, absorption, mounting hardware and the general performance as a studio tool for achieving portable room control.
HALO Key Features
- Hi Tech construction with patented PET felt
- Patented design, enhanced performance
- Radically improved Isolation
- Filtering top and bottom (not just horizontally)
- Much bigger surface area and depth of acoustic treatment
- More linear absorption and diffusion
- Incredibly Lightweight
- Proprietary ‘easy-mount’ hardware
Hi Tech construction with patented PET felt:
The HALO is made from a patented PET felt which is one of the most lightweight and efficient, technical acoustic products available on the global market today, making it ideal for use in a reflection filter. An additional side benefit is that the acoustic felt which makes up most of the sound absorption field, is made from 70% recycled PET plastic bottle material, so this highly technical product is also very environmentally friendly. The lightweight material design, coupled with beautifully engineered ‘easy-mount’ hardware, means the HALO is quick and easy to set up, stable on mic stands, and sounds and looks fantastic.
Patented design, enhanced performance
HALO’s unique design is also patented… it’s much bigger, wraps around top and bottom to a maximum rear depth of almost 100mm to improve room isolation and abortion without dominating the room sound. Its textured and wave-formed surface also helps diffuse direct sound.
Market research revealed that many people have a hard time with getting a good performance when using other reflection filters because they are not very ‘creative-friendly’ environments. The HALO’s form and colour scheme is designed to create a more ‘organic-feeling’ space for the performer to work with.
The combination of radically improved performance in almost every area of currently available technology, while paying special attention to both the green credentials of our manufacturing (as with our mic packaging which is 100% recyclable and 84% recycled material), and to the creative element that the artist requires in their performance environment to get the best form every take, makes, in our opinion, the very best possible solution for portable room acoustics available today.
Aston HALO reflection filter
HALO is available to test in selected UK and EU stores from March 1st and ships to customers in April 2016 worldwide. It comes with a standard 2 year free replacement limited warranty, which customers can extend to 3 years by registering at the Aston Owners Club on www.astonmics.com
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