Friday, May 11, 2018

Graduate to Great Sound with Audio-Technica’s Best-In-Class Turntable, Wireless Sonic Sport® and Wireless Noise-Cancelling Solid Bass® Headphones

Graduate to Great Sound with Audio-Technica’s Best-In-Class Turntable,
Wireless Sonic Sport
® and Wireless Noise-Cancelling Solid Bass® Headphones

STOW, OH, May 10, 2018 - The Class of 2018 graduates have worked hard and deserve to be rewarded with a gift that lets them hear their favorite music at its best. Audio-Technica's AT-LP1240-USB XP professional-quality DJ turntable, SonicSport ATH-SPORT70BT wireless in-ear headphones and Solid Bass ATH-WS990BT wireless noise-cancelling headphones make ideal gifts for grads who wants to enjoy great sound as they go on to college or start their careers.

The new AT-LP1240-USB XP (US$499.00) is a pro-quality turntable that’s rugged enough for DJ use, making it a dependable performer for home listening. Its sleek matte-black and silver design fits into any music system, and it comes with a pre-mounted AT-XP5 phono cartridge and a switchable phono pre-amp so it's ready to use with a wide variety of powered speakers and A/V components. The AT-LP1240-USB XP also offers a USB output for converting LPs into digital music files.

The AT-LP1240-USB XP is designed to deliver exceptional music reproduction with features including 33-1/3, 45 or 78 RPM operation, a direct-drive motor for unwavering speed stability, a tonearm with adjustable tracking force and anti-skating, a cast aluminum platter and much more. It comes with a dust cover, cables and accessories.

Fitness-conscious grads can enjoy outstanding sound while exercising - or anywhere, with Audio-Technica's new ATH-SPORT70BT Bluetooth® wireless in-ear headphones.Available in black and rose gold, the ATH-SPORT70BT (SRP: US$129.00) features a comfortable, secure ear hook design that fits perfectly and stays in place even during active use.

The headphones' in-line mic and controls let wearers answer calls and control music playback, and the switchable ambient noise hear-through function gives users the choice of hearing the sounds around them for safer use outdoors. The headphones are IPX5 waterproof certified and washable and come with Comply™ foam eartips with SweatGuard™ technology (size M), and standard XS, S, M and L-sized eartips and a hard carrying case. The ATH-SPORT70BT's battery provides six hours of continuous use and can be recharged using the supplied 1-foot USB cable.

Audio-Technica's Solid Bass ATH-WS990BT wireless noise-cancelling over-ear headphones feature large-diameter 53 mm Deep Motion Drivers, aluminum enclosures and other refinements to dynamic, immersive music reproduction with powerful low frequencies and detailed midrange and treble. The ATH-WS990BT (US$249.00) utilizes aptX®technology for the best-possible audio performance over Bluetooth transmission. In addition, the headphones can reproduce Hi-Res Audio when used with the included audio cable.

The ATH-WS990BT offers a moderate level of active noise cancellation (ANC) that provides a quieter sonic background. The ANC circuitry also includes a hear-through function lets listeners more easily hear important announcements (at train stations, airports and so on) and conversations. The headphones provide up to 30 hours of operation and can be recharged using the included USB cable. The ATH-WS990BT’s rotate-flat design and carrying pouch allow easy storage.
Click here for Audio-Technica’s AT-LP1240-USB XPATH-SPORT70BT and ATH-WS990BT product profiles and downloadable high-res photos.

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Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of high-quality personal and professional audio equipment. Founded in Japan in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, the company made its name by manufacturing state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges and tonearms. Today, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to creating high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers, turntables, phono cartridges and other electronic products.

A reputation for quality, durability, performance and value has made Audio-Technica products the first choice for many of today's top musical artists and audio engineers, and for discerning listeners everywhere. Drawing from its audiophile heritage, Audio-Technica remains dedicated to providing music enthusiasts with great-sounding, innovative audio gear, including the award-winning QuietPoint active noise-cancelling headphones, popular ATH-M50x monitor headphones, versatile USB microphones, and new Hi-Res Audio headphones and high-fidelity gaming headsets. Learn more at