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Audio-Technica Has Strong Technical Presence at AES

— A-T staff shares new research at 2012 AES convention —

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Photo caption #1: Jackie Green, Audio-Technica U.S. Vice President of R&D/Engineering

Photo caption #2: Bob Green, Audio-Technica U.S. Director of Digital and Technical Wireless Engineering

Stow, OH 10-04-2012 Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology currently celebrating “50 Years of Passionate Listening,” is out in full force at this year’s AES convention (booth 705). While the company displays new products on the trade show floor, members of Audio-Technica’s management will be sharing research in two key presentations.

On Saturday, October 27, 2012, Audio-Technica will present the paper “On the Study of Ionic Microphones” (Convention Paper 8745) at the juried paper session “Transducers,” taking place from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Composed by Hiroshi Akino of Audio-Technica Corp. in Japan, with Hirofumi Shimokawa of Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Japan, and Jackie Green and Tadashi Kikutani of Audio-Technica U.S., the paper encapsulates the following research:

Diaphragm-less ionic loudspeakers using both low-temperature and high-temperature plasma methods have already been studied and developed for practical use. This study examined using similar methods to create a diaphragm-less ionic microphone. This paper reviews the experimental outcome of two ionic methods, and considerations given to resolve issues revealed by the study.

Also on Saturday, from 4:00-5:30 p.m., Bob Green, Audio-Technica U.S. Director of Digital and Technical Wireless Engineering, will chair the presentation “Wireless Frequency Wrangling at Large Events” as part of the live sound seminars (L5). Panelists will include Dave Bellamy, Henry Cohen, Peter Erskine, Chris Dodds, Steve Caldwell and Larry Estrin. This session will cover the overall approach to RF coordination, preparation and setup for a large event. Topics discussed will include microphones, in-ear monitoring and production communications with specific focus on antenna systems, frequency coordination, RF isolation, monitoring, verifying operation and procedures.

Celebrating 50 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web:

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth 705 during the 133rd AES Convention in San Francisco, CA.