January is the beginning of the New Year, and a huge time for us at Audio-Technica. The dust has just settled from CES, and we’re already here at the next big event of the year: the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show.
From January 22 to January 25 audio product manufacturers, music industry professionals and artists from far and wide will be in Anaheim, California, to see the latest pro audio technology.
Here’s a peak at what we’re showing off at NAMM 2015.
NAMM 2015 Lineup
Introducing the new flagship model in A-T’s acclaimed M-Series line: the ATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones. Designed specifically to bring out added detail in the mix, the ATH-M70x headphones feature proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers and are tuned to accurately reproduce extreme low and high frequencies (from 5 to 40,000 Hz) while maintaining perfect balance. They are ideal for studio mixing and tracking, FOH, DJing, mastering, post-production, audio forensics and personal listening.
The new System 10 PRO Rack-mount Digital Wireless System delivers interference-free operation in the 2.4 GHz range (i.e., outside TV bands) with many innovative features for ultimate versatility. The durable half-rack chassis houses two receiver units that can be operated locally or released from the chassis and mounted remotely (up to 328 feet away) via Ethernet cable. Up to five chassis (10 receiver units) can be linked using the RJ12 cable included with each system, creating a stable, multichannel system with the simultaneous use of up to 10 channels.
Like all the products in the System 10 wireless family, the System 10 PRO rack-mount features 24-bit/48kHz operation, easy setup, clear, natural sound quality, and three levels of diversity assurance: frequency, time and space.
The ATH-R70x is A-T’s first pair of professional open-back reference headphones. Together with the ATH-M70x, they stand as a flagship model in our professional headphone lineup. Featuring specially designed drivers and acoustically transparent housings fashioned from aluminum honeycomb mesh, these headphones provide an accurate and natural open-back sound. The R70x also incorporates A-T’s popular self-adjusting 3D Wing Support Headband Design for greater comfort during prolonged use.
This year we are offering our most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line, the ATH-M50x, in a stunning, dark green color scheme. The ATH-M50xDG Studio Monitor Headphones feature the exact same coveted sonic signature as the original M50, with the addition of refined earpads and three detachable cables. These are for the critical audio professional who’s seeking the purest sound – and distinctive style. Use them for professional mixing, monitoring and mastering or to hear your favorite songs exactly as intended.
The Lennon Bus at NAMM 2015
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is back at NAMM this year, and you’re not going to want to miss out! Catch the Lennon Bus outside on the Grand Plaza near the NAMM GoPro Stage. The bus is open to the public with studio tours daily through Sunday, January 25.
The Lennon Bus is also hosting a great event, The Imagine Party, featuring George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, on Friday, January 23, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
While visiting the Lennon Bus, pose for a photo with the larger than life Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones and post to Instagram with the hashtag #BigM50 for your chance to win a human-sized pair of our popular ATH-M50x headphones!
We are thrilled to be introducing new gear at NAMM. If you’re attending NAMM 2015, stop by and visit us at booth 6740 in Hall A.
What product are you most looking forward to seeing or using? Let us know in the comments below!