Audio-Technica to exhibit ultra-High-End Narukami series headphone amplifier/preamplifier and high-performance headphones at Axpona 2024

11.04.2024

Press release | At Axpona 2024 Audio-Technica will demonstrate the finest products in the company’s history: the new Narukami Series HPA-KG Naru Tube Headphone Amplifier/Preamplifier and ATH-AWKG Closed-Back Dynamic Wooden Headphones. These extraordinary works of audio art are handcrafted in Tokyo, Japan from the finest components and materials to deliver a remarkable listening experience.
 
The amp/preamp and headphones will be available for private audition in Audio-Technica’s Axpona 2024 suites in the Adventure rooms, located on the first floor. Appointments are limited and first come, first served.
 
The Narukami Series HPA-KG Naru tube amplifier/preamplifier, 108,000 USD, is as striking in appearance as it is in sound quality. It’s styled to reflect the appearance of a karesansui, or dry landscape garden, representing water flows. The front and side panels are made from rare kurogaki wood. The amplifier/preamp employs ultimate-quality components throughout, including four Takatsuki 300B power tubes. The HPA-KG is the culmination of 10 years of painstaking development.

 

Audio-Technica Narukami HPA-KG NARU
 
Like the HPA-KG Naru, the Narukami Series ATH-AWKG headphones, 4,200 USD, are made from exotic kurogaki wood. The headphones feature purpose-designed 53 mm drivers with Permendur magnetic circuitry and 6N-OFC high-purity oxygen-free voice coils, among other refinements. The Narukami components will be demonstrated with digital and analog front ends, the latter featuring Audio-Technica’s AT-ART20 moving-coil cartridge, 2,900 USD.


In addition, Audio-Technica will be exhibiting a variety of its high-end phono cartridges, turntables, and headphones. Highlights include the VM Series and VM95 Series moving magnet cartridges, which deliver superb performance at affordable prices thanks to Audio-Technica’s exclusive Dual Moving Magnet design. The acclaimed OC9x Series moving coil cartridges, which have become audiophile classics, will also be on hand.
 
Audio-Technica will be exhibiting a number of its audiophile headphones such as the ATH-ADX5000 dynamic headphones, 1,999 USD. This open-air design features patent-pending Core Mount Technology - CMT, which symmetrically positions the driver within an Integrated Driver Unit for exceptional clarity, resolution and spaciousness. The ATH-AWKT and ATH-AWAS over-ear and ATH-WP900 portable headphones - 1,899, 1,399 and 650 USD. These combine beautiful Japanese craftsmanship with superb sound quality. The top-of-the-line AT-LP7 audiophile turntable, 849 USD, and AT-LPW50BT-RW wireless turntable with Bluetooth, 499 USD, will also be on exhibit.
 
These and other products will be demonstrated at Axpona 2024 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173, April 12 – 14, 2024.

 

For further info: to Audio-Technica website

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