Audio-Technica recently celebrated 60 years since its founder, Hideo Matsushita, established the business, starting with his AT-1 cartridge.
The company completed 60 years since Hideo Matsushita created his first cartridge and Audio-Technica marked this occasion by ‘reaffirming its commitment to analogue sound’. Alongside cartridges, Audio-Technica began producing headphones in 1974 and microphones in 1978, beginning every process with a transducer. Kazuo Matsushita, son of Hideo, became president in 1993 and the business continued to expand, opening offices throughout the world and developing products such as the modern VM series of cartridges, the ATH-M50x headphones and the AT2020 microphone.
The brand celebrated its 60th anniversary with a series of events across the world, centred on the theme of analogue living. Speaking about the occasion, President Kazuo Matsushita said, “It is an honour to provide a quality audio experience to millions of people throughout the world. What begins as a simple vibration, a subtle movement, results in an emotional connection, whether that be when listening deeply to an album or sharing your voice with the world.”