January is here, which only means one thing for us here at A-T: it’s time for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to return to Las Vegas! The annual event introduces the world’s latest technology, and A-T is excited to debut several new products, including new wireless headphones, turntables, and more.
Check out the new products we have on exhibit at CES 2019 below. If you’re attending the event, be sure to visit us in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth 20860, South Hall Lower Level to experience these products for yourself!
Expanding Our Headphone Collection
Making their debut at CES are three new pairs of A-T’s signature QuietPoint® wireless, active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones. Featuring our new digital hybrid active noise cancellation technology, the ATH-ANC900BT over-ear headphones deliver the highest degree of ambient noise reduction of any QuietPoint model yet. In addition to delivering incredible audio quality and extremely effective noise cancellation, the ATH-ANC900BT headphones also feature a battery life of up to 35 hours, plus an easy-to-use touch and swipe control system to regulate volume and control media playback.
Also being introduced at CES 2019 are the over-ear ATH-ANC500BT and the in-ear ATH-ANC100BT headphones. The ATH-ANC500BT feature powerful 40 mm drivers for clear, impactful audio, with a fold-flat design ideal for travel. On a single charge, users can enjoy up to 20 hours of continuous Bluetooth®, noise-cancelling listening. The ATH-ANC100BT headphones come equipped with 12 mm drivers that pack a punch, plus a convenient pendant-type design with mic and controls. The ATH-ANC100BT headphones’ compact housings ensure that they fit comfortably in the listener’s ears.
Also on display at CES 2019 is A-T’s highly anticipated true wireless headphones. The ATH-CKR7TW in-ear headphones fuse the elements of two of our most popular headphones into one new innovative product. Reflecting the design aspect of true wireless and the audio capabilities of Sound Reality, these in-ear headphones deliver extraordinary sound without any wires. Featuring a sleek and secure design, the ATH-CKR7TW headphones also offer a high-quality D/A converter and amplifier and are compatible with aptX™, AAC and SBC codecs for the best-possible wireless audio reproduction. Complete with the latest Bluetooth 5 wireless technology, the ATH-CKR7TW headphones give users up to six hours of listening on a single charge, with an additional nine hours provided by the included portable charging case.
Designed with the fitness-oriented listener in mind, the ATH-SPORT7TW delivers exceptional audio quality with the convenience of a wireless, stay-in-place fit. These SonicSport® true wireless in-ear headphones feature a compact earpiece with ergonomic Freebit® ear fins for maximum stability and comfort during the most intense workouts. With an IPX5 sweat-resistant rating, the ATH-SPORT7TW can even be rinsed under running water following a good sweat. These headphones provide more than three hours of listening on a single charge, aided by a carry case that can supply a further 14 hours of charge if needed.
CES 2019 booth visitors also have a chance to check out the ATH-M50xBT wireless headphones, the new Bluetooth-enabled version of the critically acclaimed ATH-M50x headphones. The innovative wireless design of the signature M50x allows for the freedom of on-the-go listening with an incredible battery life of 40 hours. The ATH-M50xBT headphones also come equipped with the same 45 mm large-aperture drivers as the original ATH-M50x headphones, but utilize Bluetooth technology for an amazing wireless experience.
Two new Sound Reality premium wireless headphones will also be on display in the A-T booth during CES 2019. The new ATH-SR50BT and ATH-SR30BT Bluetooth wireless headphones offer the freedom of cord-free listening and powerful rechargeable battery technology for hours of enjoyment. The ATH-SR50BT features a noise-reduction mode that allows less outside noise to interfere with music listening. A separate quick hear-through button can be pressed to hear external noises, a feature that’s useful for things like engaging in brief conversations and hearing public transportation announcements. The ATH-SR30BT is the perfect companion for the on-the-go listener with a remarkable 70 hours of continuous use on a full charge.
As part of the Sound Reality collection, the new ATH-SR50 over-ear, high-resolution wired headphones will also be available for in-booth viewing at CES 2019. Thanks to the exclusively designed 45 mm True Motion Drivers and Multi-Layer Air Damping Technology, these headphones are capable of delivering superlative Hi-Res Audio reproduction for listeners.
At CES 2019, we are also introducing three new premium audiophile headphones. The ATH-AP2000Ti, ATH-CK2000Ti, and ATH-CM2000Ti were designed for the perceptive music listener, employing driver diaphragms with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating and a Permendur magnetic circuit to deliver exquisite sound.
Aside from its integration of A-T’s Core Mount Technology, which creates highly transparent midrange and high-frequency reproduction, the ATH-AP2000Ti over-ear headphones offer long-wearing comfort. As one of the finest in-ear models ever offered by A-T, the ATH-CK2000Ti utilizes dual-phase, push-pull DLC drivers of different diameters. This configuration allows for lower harmonic distortion and improved damping and bass frequency control. Finally, the ATH-CM2000Ti features a compact, in-ear design that is also capable of reproducing Hi-Res Audio.
New Turntable Lineup
A-T is setting the bar for turntables at CES 2019 with one of the most significant product rollouts in our company’s history. With models that serve everyone from professionals to entry-level vinyl enthusiasts, we’re excited to offer a variety of new releases, including A-T’s first-ever turntable/headphone bundle. The full selection making their debut at CES 2019 includes:
- AT-LPW40WN manual belt-drive turntable with wood base
- AT-LPW30TK manual belt-drive turntable with wood base
- AT-LP140XP direct-drive turntable for professional DJ/home use
- AT-LP120XUSB direct-drive turntable with USB
- AT-LP60XHP fully automatic turntable/headphones bundle
- AT-LP60XBT fully automatic wireless belt-drive turntable with Bluetooth technology
- AT-LP60XUSB fully automatic belt-drive turntable with USB
- AT-LP60X fully automatic belt-drive turntable
Expanding upon more than 50 years of phono cartridge design expertise, A-T is also exhibiting the VM95 Series Phono Cartridges at CES 2019. The six VM95 Series models all feature our patented Dual Moving Magnet design, which duplicates the “V”-shaped arrangement of the magnets in the cutter head and precisely positions the magnets to match the positions of the left and right channels in the groove walls.
All models have removable styli and the same body design, enabling vinyl enthusiasts to interchange and upgrade any VM95 cartridge with any VM95 stylus type. The six models of the new VM95 Series include the AT-VM95C with conical stylus, AT-VM95E with elliptical stylus, AT-VM95EN with nude elliptical stylus, AT-VM95ML with Microlinear stylus, AT-VM95SH with Shibata stylus, and AT-VM95SP with conical stylus for 78 RPM records. The VM95 Series offers vinyl enthusiasts an affordable option to enjoy high-quality record playback.
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