Japanese audio equipment company develops products

Japanese audio equipment company develops products

ECHIZEN, Fukui enjoy the silence. That might be the motto for a set of eerie white rooms at a Japanese audio equipment manufacturer's facility here, designed to eliminate all sound and electromagnetic interference from their walls.

Audio-Technica Fukui Co. s electromagnetic anechoic chambers are designed to measure radio waves emitted by devices such as microphones and wireless earphones at very high precision, so that the company can be sure that they comply with each country's different radio emissions standards. That means that the rooms must block external electromagnetic interference, each 8.6 meters high by 20 m long and 12 wide.

The company was founded 51 years ago as a production subsidiary of Audio-Technica Corp. It mainly produces record player needles, but also has lines of general audio equipment, including microphones, headphones, amplifiers and speakers. Its microphones are used even in the Japanese prime minister's office.

Managing Director Takumi Tanishita, 58, said Audio-Technica Fukui has a range of high-quality technologies that can be used in products ranging from analog to digital. We aim to develop higher quality products as online conferences and teleworking are becoming more common due to the coronaviruses epidemic.