Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Products

Historical Highlights

1960's

'62


Sign and Logo from original Audio-Technica workshop

Sign and logo from original Audio-Technica workshop.

Stereo cartridge production line

Stereo cartridge production line.

Audio-Technica's first products, the AT-1 (left) and the AT-3 (right) stereo cartridges

Audio-Technica's first products, the AT-1 (left) and the AT-3 (right) stereo cartridges.

President Matsushita's car outside original workshop

President Matsushita's car outside original workshop.

'63-'64


Sales of AT-1001 (left) & AT-1501 (right) tone arms begin

Sales of AT-1001 (left) & AT-1501 (right) tone arms begin.

'65-'69


Early advertising earned Audio-Technica a reputation for being a 'company that is just a bit different'

Early advertising earned Audio-Technica a reputation for being a "company that is just a bit different".

1970's

'72


Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. is established

Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. is established.

'74-'75


Audio-Technica develops and launches the AT-700 series of stereo headphones

Audio-Technica develops and launches the AT-700 series of stereo headphones.

'77-'79


The ATH-8 and the ATH-7 condenser headphones win the MITI Good Design Award

The ATH-8 and the ATH-7 condenser headphones win the MITI Good Design Award.

Launch of the 800 series

Launch of the 800 series, Audio-Technica's debut in the professional microphone market. The 800 Series was later re-branded the Artist Series.

1980's

'81


The AT815 and AT835 shotgun microphones are introduced

The AT815 and AT835 shotgun microphones are introduced.

'82


Pro Series is launched feature the PRO4L

Pro Series is launched feature the PRO4L.

'84-'87


Audio-Technica launches UniPoint®

Audio-Technica launches UniPoint®, the industry's first miniature fixed-charge condenser mic line.

'88


The TriPoint microphone is introduced

The TriPoint microphone is introduced. Designed with 3 UniPoint elements for broadcast redundancy and reliability.

1990's

'91


AT4033 is introduced

AT4033 is introduced. Legendary producer Phil Ramone consults on the AT4033 design and is featured in ad campaigns.

'94


The AT4050/CM5 is launched with the endorsement of Alan Parsons

The AT4050/CM5 is launched with the endorsement of Alan Parsons.

'96-'98


The Summer Games in Atlanta used more than 1,500 Audio-Technica microphones / Audio-Technica launches the AT4060 tube microphone

The Summer Games in Atlanta used more than 1,500 Audio-Technica microphones.

Audio-Technica launches the AT4060 tube microphone.

'99


The AT895 adaptive-array microphone, a revolutionary DSP-controlled five-element microphone, is introduced

The AT895 adaptive-array microphone, a revolutionary DSP-controlled five-element microphone, is introduced.

2000's

'02


A-T introduces its Artist Elite® 5000 & 4000 Series advanced wireless systems

A-T introduces its Artist Elite® 5000 & 4000 Series advanced wireless systems.

'05


UniGuard® is introduced

UniGuard® - 13 individual Audio-Technica patents for RFI protection in UniPoint® and Engineered Sound® microphones is introduced.

'07


SpectraPulse® digital wireless is introduced

SpectraPulse® digital wireless is introduced, a completely new application of proven, patented Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology.

Audio-Technica introduces the first of its acclaimed line of QuietPoint® Noise-Cancelling Headphones.

'08-'09


A-T introduces its first ribbon microphones, the AT4080 and the AT4081

A-T introduces its first ribbon microphones, the AT4080 and the AT4081.

The M3 and M2 Wireless In-Ear Monitor Systems are launched.

TODAY

We have blossomed with every decade, working to change the sound of communication, clarifying words, sound effects and music, wherever audiences and artists connect. Because of our core, we believe that listening is so much more than a job requirement. We are inspired to develop products that will become legendary pieces of audio equipment. We hope our quest for perfectly articulate audio inspires people all over the world to create and enjoy wonderful works of communication and art.

Audio-Technica – always listening.

Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Products

Audio-Technica celebrated its 50th anniversary with an array of limited edition introductions offering stunningly clear, high-resolution sound quality and elegant design.


AT4050 URUSHI AT4050 URUSHI

LIMITED EDITION Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone

AT4050/LE AT4050/LE

LIMITED EDITION Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone

AE5400/LE AE5400/LE

LIMITED EDITION Cardioid Condenser Microphone

AE6100/LE AE6100/LE

LIMITED EDITION Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone

AE4100/LE AE4100/LE

LIMITED EDITION Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

ATM25/LE ATM25/LE

LIMITED EDITION Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone

ATH-M50s/LE ATH-M50s/LE

LIMITED EDITION Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

ATH-W3000ANV ATH-W3000ANV

LIMITED EDITION Audiophile Closed-back Dynamic Wooden Headphones

ATH-PRO700MK2ANV ATH-PRO700MK2ANV

LIMITED EDITION Professional DJ Monitor Headphones

ATH-CKW1000ANV ATH-CKW1000ANV

LIMITED EDITION In-Ear Wooden Headphones

AT150ANV AT150ANV

LIMITED EDITION Cartridge

AT50ANV AT50ANV

LIMITED EDITION Cartridge

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