January is always an exciting month for A-T, because as soon as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) winds down, we’re already hitting the road for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show. The NAMM Show brings together more than 7,000 brands throughout the world to showcase the latest professional audio equipment, and our team will be there to debut several new products. From the newest limited-edition M50x headphones to a line of DJ products, continue reading to see some of the great new pro audio products we’re unveiling at the 2018 NAMM Show. If you’re attending the NAMM Show this year, stop by booth #15311 to see all our new releases in person.
Meet Our Newest Limited-Edition M50x Headphones: The Blue/Black ATH-M50xBB
At the 2018 NAMM Show, we’re unveiling the newest limited-edition color of the critically acclaimed ATH-M50x professional monitor headphones. The ATH-M50xBB headphones come in a sleek blue and black design and are only available for a limited time. Year after year, the ATH-M50x headphones are praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers, and the attractive new color scheme will add a stylish look to your long days spent mixing, producing, and tracking in the studio.
Next-Generation 3000 and 5000 Series Wireless Systems
We are also debuting the next generation of our 3000 and 5000 Series Wireless Systems at the NAMM Show. The new fourth-generation 3000 Series Wireless Systems offer easy setup, versatile operation, and richly detailed high-fidelity sound. Complete with a 60 MHz tuning bandwidth, the new generation 3000 Series Wireless offers twice the MHz tuning range as the previous versions, giving users the power and flexibility to operate within the congested UHF spectrum.
The third-generation 5000 Series Wireless Systems have been designed for use on professional tours, in stadiums, concert halls, festivals, houses of worship and more. Complete with a dual receiver that processes high and low frequencies separately, the new 5000 Series Wireless provides the highest-quality live sound for artists, broadcasters, and presenters worldwide. The receiver has also been updated with a tuning bandwidth of 148 MHz, and users now have the option to select a standard receiver with two XLR outputs or a receiver that also includes a Dante output.
Introducing Our Line of DJ Audio Equipment
At the 2018 NAMM Show, we’ll also be introducing our line of disc jockey audio equipment, including professional DJ headphones, a direct-drive professional turntable, and two new moving magnet DJ cartridges.
The ATH-PRO5X and ATH-PRO7X headphones have been specifically designed for use by professional DJs. Both headphone models offer maximum comfort for long sessions, excellent sound isolation, and detachable locking cables. The ATH-PRO5X headphones are equipped with 40 mm drivers, while the ATH-PRO7X headphones include 45 mm drivers, both of which offer extremely accurate sound reproduction even at high volumes.
Our newest turntable is ideal for pro, mobile, and club DJ use, as it has been built to deliver exceptional music reproduction even under the most demanding conditions. The AT-LP1240-USB XP turntable uses a powerful direct-drive motor for unwavering speed stability, and features a variety of additional DJ-friendly features, such as forward and reverse play and back-cueing.
The AT-LP1240-USB XP also comes complete with one of the newly designed moving magnet cartridges. The pre-mounted AT-XP5 DJ phono cartridge has been specifically designed to meet the needs of DJs, offering an ideal tracking force range of 2.0 to 4.0 grams and a 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical bonded stylus that tracks the record groove with high accuracy for outstanding audio reproduction. Our second cartridge being introduced at the 2018 NAMM Show is the AT-XP7 DJ phono cartridge, which offers the same features as the AT-XP5 cartridge, but with an enhanced damper and suspension and more powerful output level.
Stop by Audio-Technica booth #15311 at the Anaheim Convention Center during the 2018 NAMM Show to get a hands-on look at our new pro audio gear!