In the early 1960s at Tokyo’s Bridgestone Museum of Art, curator Hideo Matsushita hosted LP listening concerts, where people would experience vinyl records played on high-quality audio equipment. Matsushita was moved by the positive reactions guests had to the music, but was frustrated that the expense of high-fidelity listening prevented many people from experiencing it. In 1962, Matsushita founded Audio-Technica with the vision of producing high-quality audio for everyone. And following this vision, he soon created the first truly affordable phono cartridge, the AT-1, in the company’s small flat in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Premium in quality, amazing price-to-performance technology that any audio enthusiast would add to their collection in a heartbeat.
For those who demand analog audio of the highest quality, Audio-Technica offers these sleekly designed belt-drive turntables that draw upon our rich analog heritage.
Starting in Tokyo in 1962, designing and manufacturing high-performance phono cartridges. You can expect nothing better than perfection.
Wired Headphones give you phenomenal Hi-Res Audio with the added convenience of a removable boom microphone.
Fully manual, belt-drive turntable designed to give you optimal high-fidelity audio reproduction from vinyl.