Audio-Technica Deutschland GmbH

Audio-Technica Deutschland GmbH
Matthias Exner
Hanno Kramer
Peter-Sander-Straße 43 C
55252 Mainz-Kastel

E-Mail: info[at]

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Highest Quality Sound for Everyone

The Story of Audio-Technica

In the early 1960s at Tokyo’s Bridgestone Museum of Art, curator Hideo Matsushita hosted LP listening concerts, where people would experience vinyl records played on high-quality audio equipment. Matsushita was moved by the positive reactions guests had to the music, but was frustrated that the expense of high-fidelity listening prevented many people from experiencing it.

Founded in 1962

In 1962, Matsushita founded Audio-Technica with the vision of producing high-quality audio for everyone. And following this vision, he soon created the first truly affordable phono cartridge, the AT-1, in the company’s small flat in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

A passion for listening

Building on our passion for listening we have grown to design critically acclaimed headphones, turntables and microphones, remaining a family business and retaining the belief that high-quality audio should be accessible to all.