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|Industry||Audio equipment manufacturing|
|Founded||Shinjuku, Tokyo 1962|
|Headquarters||Machida, Tokyo, Japan|
Hideo Matsushita (Founder)
Audio-Technica Corporation (株式会社オーディオテクニカ Kabushiki-gaisha Ōdio Tekunika ), established in 1962 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a company that designs and manufactures professional wired and wireless microphones, headphones, phonographic magnetic cartridges, and other audio equipment. One of their most famous products was a battery-operated, portable record player called Mister Disc that was sold in the U.S. in the early 1980s.
Audio-Technica has been supplying all the microphones for the Grammy Awards for the last 10 years, as well as completely kitting out TV shows like the American version of Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, as well as the Olympic and winter Olympic games in 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2004.
In 2005, Audio-Technica developed "Uniguard", a method for making microphones resistant to radio frequency interference from cell phones, Bluetooth devices, wireless computer networks and walkie-talkies. 13 patents were involved in bringing the feature to fruition, as company engineers modified many different elements of microphone construction and operation. Over 50 existing Audio-Technica microphone models have been upgraded with the new RFI-resistant technology.
- Mister Disc - a unique portable vinyl record player
- Audio-Technica AT2020 - a medium- diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone
- Audio-Technica ATH-WS55 - over the ear consumer Solid Bass headphones
- Audio-Technica ATH-M50 - over the ear professional studio recording headphones
Air Dynamic Series - circumaural audiophile open air headphones
- Audio-Technica ATH-AD500 - 40mm drivers
- Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 - 53mm drivers, angled
- Audio-Technica ATH-AD900 - 53mm drivers, reduced bass roll off
- Audio-Technica ATH-CKS55 - consumer Solid Bass in ear buds
- AT-LP1240-USB - USB DJ Turntable
- AT-95e - Turntable cartridge for Hi-Fi setups
Audio-Technica has been in business for 50 years. For their 50th anniversary, Audio-Technica celebrated at Consumer Electronics Show 2012, debuting their AT-LP1240-USB USB DJ Turntable and ATH-CKS55i. Their booth also featured a dubstep dance video, "Audio 911", by dancer Marquese "Nonstop" Scott produced by video production company The DVI Group
Audio-Technica's North American headquarters have been located in Stow, Ohio, since 1972. Audio-Technica's first microphones were manufactured in the late 1970s, and in 1986 A-T's first wireless microphones were introduced. Audio-Technica was one of the earliest manufacturers of headset microphones for stage use, starting in 1990.
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