Audio-Technica Demonstrates New Headphones, Turntables, Phono Cartridges, Wireless Headphones and More at CES 2017
Audio-Technica joins CES 2017 and demonstrates new products including groundbreaking pure digital drive headphones, new wireless headphones, turntables, phono cartridges and more. Audio-Technica products are on exhibit at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth 20918, South Hall Lower Level and at The Venetian, Suite 29-236 (January 5 – 8, 2017).
Winner of a CES 2017 Innovation Honoree award, the ATH-DSR9BT, and the new AT-LP3 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable combines outstanding sound quality with advanced features. The AT-LP3 (US$279.00, available in spring 2017 in black or white finish) plays 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records and comes with a pre-mounted AT91R Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge. The tonearm’s removable universal headshell also gives listeners the option of installing a moving magnet or moving coil phono cartridge of their choosing. Adding to its versatility, the AT-LP3’s built-in phono preamp is switchable to accommodate either moving magnet or moving coil cartridges, a unique feature not found on most turntables with built-in phono preamps.
Next-Generation SonicFuel Headphones
Audio-Technica is further expanding its lineup of wireless headphones with its high-performance/high-value SonicFuel ATH-AR3BT on-ear model and Solid Bass® ATH-CKS990BT and ATH-CKS550BT in-ear headphones. All employ aptX® sound-improvement technology to deliver superior audio performance over Bluetooth transmission and NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality for easy pairing with compatible devices. The SonicFuel ATH-AR3BT uses a new dynamic driver to deliver richly detailed sound in a compact foldable design and sets a new value standard for high-performance on-ear wireless headphones at US$119.00. The Solid Bass ATH-CKS990BT and ATH-CKS550BT in-ear wireless headphones (US$199.00 and US$119.00, respectively) feature new Dual Magnetic Field drivers with Multiple-Transition diaphragms for improved sound and offer better wireless functionality over previous in-ear models, along with easier to reach controls.
The new Sound Reality ATH-CKR100iS, ATH-CKR90iS and ATH-CKR70iS in-ear headphones combine extraordinary Hi-Res Audio sound quality with an attractive design, to appeal to music lovers and audiophiles seeking top-quality reproduction of high resolution audio formats and favorite music. The headphones deliver powerful wide-range audio with extended frequency response to beyond 40,000 Hz thanks to innovations including dual-phase push-pull drivers (ATH-CKR100iS and ATH-CKR90iS), machined metal housings and more. (ATH-CKR100iS, US$389.00; ATH-CKR90iS, US$189.00; ATH-CKR70iS, US$99.00; all models available Spring 2017.)
Audio-Technica Debuts New Sound Reality Hi-Res Audio Headphones
The new over-ear Sound Reality ATH-SR9 headphones (US$449.00, available Spring 2017) are also debuting at CES 2017. The ATH-SR9 incorporates 45 mm True Motion Hi-Res Audio drivers with Diamond-Like Carbon coated diaphragms and high-purity 7N-OFC (oxygen-free copper) voice coils, to provide superlative Hi-Res Audio quality with natural, detailed and spacious reproduction of vocals and instruments and extended frequency response to beyond 40,000 Hz.
Three additional SonicFuel models are making their CES debut. The in-ear ATH-CKR50iS and ATH-CKR30iS incorporate improvements including a newly developed driver and machined brass stabilizer that keeps the drivers under precise control for clearer, more detailed audio quality. The ATH-CKR50iS and ATH-CKR30iS (US$49.00 and US$39.00, available Spring 2017) feature a redesigned, sleeker shape that fits unobtrusively into the ear and a repositioned remote control with easier access. The ATH-AR3iS on-ear model (US $79.00, available Spring 2017) shares the same newly developed dynamic driver and powerful magnetic circuit used in the ATH-AR3BT to deliver impactful bass with extended frequency response. The compact, foldable ATH-AR3iS is available in black and white and is equipped with an in-line mic and controller for handling phone calls and music and video playback on compatible devices.
Audio-Technica Introduces New VM-Type Cartridges
The new VM-Type moving magnet phono cartridges employ the company’s patented V-shaped Dual Magnet design along with a host of modern improvements. The nine models in the VM lineup include three different 700 Series, 600 Series and 500 Series cartridge bodies and three different line contact, elliptical or conical stylus shapes, available in various configurations to deliver optimized playback of all types of stereo, mono and even 78 RPM shellac records. The Dual Magnet design duplicates the “V”-shaped arrangement of the magnets in the cutter head to provide exceptional channel separation, stereo imaging, frequency response and tracking. Pricing ranges from US$109.00 to US$649.00 and all models will be available in February 2017.
In addition, Audio-Technica is demonstrating its recently introduced ultra-high-end AT-ART1000 Direct Power Stereo Moving Coil Cartridge, winner of a CES 2017 Innovation Honoree award (US$4,999.00 available now). The AT-ART1000’s Direct Power System places its dual moving coils directly on top of the stylus tip (rather than at the base of the cantilever as in conventional designs), enabling the cartridge to deliver remarkable fidelity and musical accuracy. CES attendees can experience the extraordinary sound of the AT-ART1000 in Audio-Technica’s demonstration room at The Venetian, Suite 29-236.
ATH-DSR9BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive
ATH-DSR7BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Pure Digital Drive
ATH-SR9 Sound Reality Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones
AT-ART1000 Direct Power Stereo MC Cartridge
ATH-AR3BT SonicFuel® Wireless On-Ear Headphones with Mic & Control
ATH-CKS990BT Solid Bass® Wireless In-ear Headphones with Mic & Control
ATH-CKS550BT Solid Bass® Wireless In-Ear Headphones with Mic & Control
AT-LP3BK Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable
ATH-LS400iS In-Ear Quad Armature Driver Headphones with In-line Mic & Control
ATH-LS300iS In-Ear Triple Armature Driver Headphones with In-line Mic & Control
ATH-LS200iS In-Ear Dual Armature Driver Headphones with In-line Mic & Control
ATH-LS70iS In-Ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control