Pioneer Electronics — A Brief History

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Pioneer Electronics — A Brief History

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At ED Electronics, we’re proud to offer a broad range of Pioneer products. When it comes to audio equipment and other electronics, no one does it better. This blog post is written to celebrate the company’s history, from its humble beginnings in 1938, to its trailblazer status in 2021. 

Read on to learn more. 

A Small Garage in Japan

Pioneer hasn’t always been the industry leader we know today. The company began as a small venture of businessman and inventor Nozomu Matsumoto. He began by building and tinkering with electronic equipment from his garage in 1938. Throughout the following decades, the company went from strength to strength. 

Key Contributions 

Throughout its history, Pioneer has made several key contributions to the world of audio equipment and electronics. We list some of the highlights below. 

1979 — Consumer LaserDiscs 

A home video and audio format that helped to revolutionise how consumers store and enjoy media, the LaserDisc first became available in 1979 thanks to efforts from both Pioneer and Phillips. 

1984 — Car CD Players 

Pioneer was responsible for introducing the CDX-1, the world’s first car compact disc player. It featured anti-skip technology and superior sonic performance.

The 21st Century 

Pioneer continues to develop exciting innovations in the world of audio and electronics. In fact, the company is so dedicated to discovering new technologies that up to 7% of their revenue is reinvested back into R&D.

Shop Our Range of Pioneer Products 

As we’re sure this post has demonstrated, Pioneer remains one of the names in electronics in 2021. Shop our wide range of Pioneer products today and enjoy their phenomenal sonic performance, durability, and value. 

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