Since 1962, Audio-Technica has been designing and building audio equipment aimed at solving problems for live sound, broadcast and studio applications. First established in Tokyo as a manufacturer of phono cartridges, within a decade they had used their expertise in transducer design to add headphones and microphones to their range of products. A-T microphones were adopted eagerly by many broadcasters and studios for their combination of ruggedness and great sound at very attractive prices. Adopted as the mics of the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, they have been a standard of Olympic coverage ever since.
Audio-Technica has continued to grow into new markets with the addition of wireless systems, innovative multi-pattern and tube condenser mics and new headphone designs as well as new products aimed at the growing DJ market, with manufacturing plants around the world. Developments like their Uniguard RFI-resistant technology that keep mics free of interference from WiFi, Bluetooth and other modern sources of radio interference show their commitment to providing musicians and engineers with the high-quality sound to which they've become accustomed.