We have been exploring the cutting edge of sound and image under the name “Pioneer” and have created various experiences of excitement. We introduce the history of Pioneer brand products that opened up the era.
Mr. Nozomu Matsumoto, founder of Pioneer Corporation, succeeded in developing the first domestic dynamic speaker made of original parts. It was named A-8 and marketed in Japan under the Pioneer brand. It later became the origin of the HiFi speaker.
The first to develop headphones in Japan as an audio maker and released Pioneer’s first headphone.
Also aimed reproduce the original sound in headphones.
The world’s first separate stereo overturned the common sense that “stereo set is one-body box including speakers” of the time and made the layout of stereo free.
Monitor headphones for broadcast stations have been released. It gained a high reputation as a professional use headphone, among audio experts and audiophiles.
A consumer LD player was released in the United States after a year the world’s first professional LD player was launched. That optical disc technology became the cornerstone of later DVDs, Blu-ray Disc players.
A variable chamber type open air headphone was released using know-how cultivated to playback original sound.
A planar coaxial 4-way speaker pursuing the ideal sound image localization by aligning the phases. It surprised the world with a revolutionary unit configuration.
A compact size system audio “Private” fitting the desktop and bookshelf was released. It gained the support of the world, especially younger generation.
Component display “SEED” which realized function expansion by CompoPack.
It was a unique proposal beyond the framework of television and display.
The world’s first CD / LD compatible player was released.
It was registered along with PR-7820 and LD-7000 as an Essential Historical Materials for Science and Technology of the National Science Museum in Japan in 2015.
The first 40-inch projection monitor as a high-quality projection system with excellent luminance and horizontal resolution was released.
It was a new challenge of high quality image beauty with a new method.
The world’s first consumer virtual coaxial type “vertical twin” speakers of the same structure as studio speakers materializing a unique and realistic sound.
The world’s first consumer DVD / LD / CD compatible player was released.
The era was around the time the video media changed to DVD.
Optical technology cultivated over many years contributed.
The world’s first high-definition 50-inch plasma display for consumers was released.
It opened the age of the next generation of displays that is thin, wide and high-definition.
The industry’s first “Pure Malt” speaker using whiskey barrels was released aiming further improved sound quality and sounds that enrich our lives.
MD / CD micro system “HAPPY TUNE” of cube design like interior goods was released.
It proposed a unique and fashionable style.
The world’s first DVD-RW format compatible DVD recorder was released.
It became easy to record to DVD instead of videotape.
The world’s first 50-inch full HD plasma monitor was released.
It corresponded to the popularization of high-quality image materials such as digital broadcasting and optical communication services, and realized high-definition image beauty.
Released full high vision plasma TV “KURO” expressing overwhelming black color.
It created more realism by the black expression that tightens the screen and the color reproduction of the dark scene.
“STEEZ”, the audio for the street dancer was released.
It supported the new street culture that was spreading in the world with sounds.
The flagship Blu-ray Disc player that can reproduce all the information of the video and audio contained in the disc generating impressive image and sound expression.
The network audio system equipped with layout free wireless speakers.
It enables creation of a comfortable place as both audio and interior.
Released “RAYZ™ Plus”, the world’s first lightning connector based noise cancelling earphones to allow simultaneous talk and charge on the iPhone.