Pioneer’s legacy in audio began in 1937 with the release of the Japan’s first dynamic speaker “A-8”. As a leading audio manufacturer, Pioneer began development of headphones early on. In 1962, kick started what would become the golden age of home audio with the release of the world’s first separate stereo system that changed preconceived notions of a stereo system’s layout with detached speakers, offering greater flexibility in usage. Pioneer also developed a consumer grade vertical twin-type speaker with inline coaxial arrangement.
Developed the world’s first industrial-use LaserDisc player, a format allowing video playback on an optical disc, and the forerunner to new generations of recordable optical discs. Pioneer developed a 40-inch rear-projection monitor with revolutionary high quality video, brightness, and horizontal resolution, and the world’s first 50-inch consumer high-definition plasma display, showcasing its world leading home audio visual innovations.
As the methods of enjoying music and movies change and accommodate diverse lifestyles, Pioneer brand home audio visual products will continue to lead with its pioneering spirit.