Audio-Technica was founded in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita. The
epoch-defining pickup cartridges, which were developed based on
his personal way of living, loving music and the arts, and valuing
quality over quantity offered high-level performance at an affordable
price, spreading appreciation of music throughout Japan.
Since then, our role as a manufacturer that develops and
manufactures transducers that convert vibrations into electrical
signals have grown to include consumer headphones and commercial
microphones. Accordingly, our sales network has expanded to the
United States and many countries across Europe and Asia. Our
production bases started out with hand-crafting in Japan, and later
we built a factory in Fukui, where our founder was originally born,
and expanded with facilities like our Taiwan and China Factories.
Today, our products support numerous events around the world,
including music festivals and sporting events, are loved by many
engineers and artists, and support communication in diverse business
situations. And they continue to help users feel the joy of music.