November 1, 2022 Audio-Technica today announces its 60th anniversary by introducing the AT-LP2022 manual belt-drive turntable, a limited-edition record player celebrating AT-T’s 60 years of excellence in high-performance Analog Audio. Limited numbers of AT-LP2022 turntables will be offered worldwide, each with a unique serial number.
Audio-Technica was founded in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita with the intention of allowing listeners to experience high-fidelity music,” said Kurt Van Schoeck, Audio-Technica US Executive Director of Product Development. On the occasion of our 60th anniversary, A-T looks forward to carrying forward their legacy and celebrating 60 years of Audio-Technica AT-LP2022 continuous focus on analog listening. To reflect this commitment, we present the best turntables ever made.
The AT-2022 combines exceptional record-playback performance with a new, sleek 60th anniversary design. The turntable is built on a 30mm thick, high-density clear acrylic platter, which dampens unwanted resonance while giving it a distinctive look. The Chatroulette mounted block is completed with the transparent anti-resonant acrylic platter with AT-VM95E cartridge and also carries the clear AT-VMN95SH Shibata stylus.
The turntable’s sensor-monitored belt-drive motor system provides quiet, accurate, and stable playback of 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records. It features a carbon-fibre tonearm mounted on a metal base with adjustable VTA (tracking angle), tracking force and anti-skating.
The AT-LP2022 offers users a unique opportunity to evaluate different diamond profiles, since it has two different styli with different geometries. Also included are the special-edition Shibata styluses with clear housings, the elliptical AT-VM95E and AT-VMN95SH preloaded on the AT-HS4-SV headshell. The VM95 cartridge platform also offers additional stylus sizes to suit the listener’s vinyl playback preferences. The AT-LP2022 features newly designed height-adjustable isolation feet. The turntable’s external power supply prevents unwanted electronic noise from intruding on the sonic purity of the signal. The AT-LP2022 comes with a removable dust cover, a detachable RCA cable, and a 45 RPM adapter.
About Audio-Technica AT-LP2022 60th Anniversary
Inspired by the depth of emotion from vinyl listening sessions during his tenure at the Bridgestone Museum of Arts in Tokyo, company founder Hideo Matsushita decided to let more people experience the warmth of analog listening. In a small Shinjuku apartment, he established Audio-Technica and began developing pellets. Their first two products, the AT-1 and AT-3, were successful and allowed Hidio to expand their business. They opened a large head office in Machida, the company still operates today.
60 years after Hidio created its first cartridge, Audio-Technica marks the occasion by reaffirming its commitment to analog. Focusing on a human-centered approach to the sound production process, the company sees analog as a way to enjoy and appreciate dynamic audio despite rapid changes throughout history.
Since 2018, Audio-Technica is a proud sponsor of Playing for Change, a global movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born out of the shared belief that music transcends borders. It has the power to break through barriers and reduce the gap between people. As the exclusive microphone and headphone sponsor of Playing for Change, Audio-Technica is providing global support and equipment for PFC and PFC bands, as well as advocating for PFC at the year-long event. To commemorate the anniversary this year, Audio-Technica in the U.S., Canada, UK and Europe will donate a percentage of their 60th anniversary product sales through March 2023 to the Playing for Change Foundation.
Today the Audio-Technica is integral to the audio industry, with its products used at global events, on screens, in studios and in homes – upholding the “audio for all” philosophy and allowing the next Generation of analogies to experience the joys of analog .