Audio-Technica launches new Pro Studio Monitor headphones at NAMM 2015

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Audio-Technica has added two new and one upgraded professional studio monitor headphones at NAMM 2015.

The ATH-R70x is Audio-Technica’s first pair of professional open-back reference headphones. Together with the ATH-M70x, they stand as a flagship model in A-T’s professional headphone line-up.

Featuring specially designed drivers and acoustically transparent housings fashioned from aluminium honeycomb mesh, these headphones provide an accurate and natural open-back sound. They also incorporate a new, improved design of our popular 3D wing support system to provide even greater comfort during the prolonged use often required in professional settings. Robust yet lightweight, and equipped with a unique, dual-sided detachable cable that automatically maintains proper stereo orientation (no matter how it’s attached), the R70x headphones are built for lasting comfort, convenience and audio purity.

Audio Technica ATH R70X

Features:

High-efficiency magnets and pure alloy magnetic circuit design reduce distortion and ensure accurate and extended high-frequency response
Carbon composite resin improves structural rigidity to provide detailed transient response
Acoustically transparent, aluminium honeycomb-mesh housings provide a natural and spacious open-back sound
Breathable fabric ear pads and improved wing support provide excellent long-wearing comfort
Feather-light weight (approx. 210 g w/o cable) and robust construction make headphones perfectly suited for professional use
Unique, dual-sided detachable locking cable is L/R signal independent, always ensuring proper stereo orientation

Specifications:

Driver: 45 mm
Frequency Response: 5 – 40,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power: 1,000 mW at 1 kHz
Sensitivity: 98 dB
Impedance: 470 ohms

The latest addition to the critically acclaimed M-Series line, the ATH-M70x professional monitor headphones feature proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers and are tuned to accurately reproduce extreme low and high frequencies (5 to 40,000 Hz) while maintaining perfect balance. They are ideal for studio mixing and tracking, FOH, DJ’ing, mastering, post-production, audio forensics and personal listening. Crafted for lasting durability with space-saving design, the headphones provide excellent sound isolation and are equipped with 90° swivelling ear cups for easy, one-ear monitoring.

Audio Technica ATH R70X

Features:

M-Series flagship model, tuned for extremely accurate reproduction and carefully crafted using key metal components for lasting durability
Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminium wire voice coils
Extended response accurately reproduces extreme low and high frequencies while maintaining perfect balance
Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
90° swivelling ear cups for easy, one-ear monitoring
Professional-grade ear pads and headband provide excellent durability and comfort, and detach for easy replacement
Detachable cables (includes 1.2 m – 3.0 m coiled cable, 3.0 m straight cable and 1.2 m straight cable)

Specifications:

Driver: 45 mm
Frequency Response: 5 – 40,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power: 2,000 mW at 1 kHz
Sensitivity: 97 dB
Impedance: 38 ohms

The ATH-M50xDG is the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line, praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after year. The ATH-M50xDG features the same coveted sonic signature and has been upgraded with refined ear pads and detachable cables. From large-aperture drivers to sound isolating ear cups and robust construction, the M50x provides an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals.

Audio Technica ATH M50XDG

Features:

Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers
Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response
Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
90° swivelling ear cups for easy, one-ear monitoring
Professional-grade ear pad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort
Detachable cable (3 cables included)

Specifications:

Type: Closed-back dynamic
Magnet: Neodymium
Voice Coil: CCAW (Copper-clad aluminium wire)
Frequency Response: 15 – 28,000 Hz
Max Input Power: 1,600 mW @ 1 KHz
Sensitivity: 99 dB
Impedance: 38 ohms
Folding/collapsible: Yes
Weight: 10 oz. (284 g) without cable/connector
Cable – Detachable: Yes
Cable Includes: 1.2m-3m coiled, 3m straight, 1.2m straight cables
Connector: Gold-plated stereo 1/8” (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief
Accessories included: Screw-on 1/4” adapter, pouch

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