Audio-Technica was established in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita in Tokyo’s Shinjuku-ku. When the company first launched it began to supply phono cartridges to audio equipment manufacturers in Japan. It was only 11 years later in 1973 that the company began shipments of VM phono cartridges to European audio equipment manufacturers. Now they are a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of problem-solving audio equipment.
Audio-Technica creates high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use. The company are devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of audio equipment solutions. Audio-Technica manufacture products that tick all the boxes when it comes to durability, quality, price and performance.
Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica manufactures outstanding products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for live sound tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, house-of-worship venues, and more. Their range includes some of the best phono cartridges and headphones available on the market from excellent budget earphones to high-end quality headphones as well as phono cartridges in the value to premium range.
Audio-Technica products are used everywhere from homes to live sound tours, broadcasting and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, religious venues and more! Most notably, the company has produced microphones to deliver versatile solutions at high-profile sports broadcasts, including the World Cup, the Super Bowl, and the Commonwealth Games, as well as the Summer and Winter Olympic Games from London to Sochi, between 2002 and 2014.