Latest Dnote®-Enabled Headset from Audio-Technica Launched at CES 2018

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The ATH-DSR5BT incorporates built-in Virtual Coil® signal processing to extend the dynamic range and improve audio performance, in addition to employing the latest Dnote® D/D converter IC (the AT1962).

"We are very grateful to Audio-Technica for their continued commitment to Dnote®. The ATH-DSR5-BT is s superb product, and it launch further expands the use of Dnote® in the headset space." said Pete Birch, CEO of Trigence.

Trigence Semiconductor Inc. today announced the launch of its fourth Dnote® Digital-to-Digital (D/D) based audio solution (AT1962) jointly developed with Audio-Technica. Audio-Technica will also be simultaneously announce the release of their latest Bluetooth Headphone ─the ATH-DSR5BT* based on Trigence Semiconductor’s market-leading and proprietary Dnote® multi-bit, audio processing technology. Following the earlier release of Audio Technica’s award winning and highly acclaimed ATH-DSR9BT & ATH-DSR7BT headphone models, the ATH-DSR5BT represents Audio-Technica’s 4th D/D model , Dnote®-based solution. The ATH-DSR5BT incorporates built-in Virtual Coil® signal processing* to extend the dynamic range and improve audio performance, in addition to employing the latest Dnote® D/D converter IC* (the AT1962). Due to its superior resolution, the AT1962 enable the ATDSR5-BT to reproduce astonishingly clear sound.

Dnote® utilizes unique and distinctive processing technique to deliver superior audio quality. Dnote's all-in-one fully-digital transmission technology delivers and experience true to the original audio recording. It does this without introducing distortion and also significantly reduces power consumption to extend playback time. The True Motion Drivers incorporated in the DSR5-BT feature specially designed diaphragms and lightweight, bobbin-wound voice coils to deliver impressive, nuanced, high-resolution sound reproduction.

"We are very grateful to Audio-Technica for their continued commitment to Dnote®. The ATH-DSR5-BT is s superb product, and it launch further expands the use of Dnote® in the headset space," said Pete Birch, CEO of Trigence. "In the foreseeable future, we are anticipate many more manufacturers offering similar Dnote-based features to their customers and providing superlative audio enjoyment."

To experience the Pure Digital Drive Dnote® sound, visit Audio-Technica (LVCC, South Hall 1 - 20854) or the Trigence Semiconductor private suite (suite E59, The Mirage Hotel). To request a private meeting with Trigence, please contact: contact(at)trigence(dot)com.

About Trigence
Trigence Semiconductor, Inc. is a pioneering audio IC design and solution provider, offering revolutionary ‘pure digital’ audio products for the consumer and IT markets. Founded in 2006 as a spin-off from Hosei University and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Trigence received its first investment in 2012 from Intel Capital based on the potential for its unique Dnote® audio technology to transform the PC audio market. Other subsequent investors include NEG (Nittoku Engineering Group) and TDK Corporation.
Website: http://www.trigence.com

  • The release date of ATH-DSR5BT in Japan is not fixed yet.
  • Dnote® and Virtual Coil® is a trademark of Trigence Semiconductor in the United States and other countries.
  • D / D converter IC jointly developed by Trigence Semiconductor and Audio-Technica.

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