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1950

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1951

Dec
Builds the second plant (two-storied, a total floor space of 330 m2 in an area of 2,000 m2) in Sekiguchidai-machi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, which adjoins the first plant, to meet growing demand for speakers triggered by start of commercial radio broadcasting.
The Second Plant

The Second Plant

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1952

Nov
Adds the third and fourth plants as well as large-capacity plating plant in Sekiguchidai-machi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, to meet growing demand for speakers.
Dec
Acquires confectionery factory in Shimoochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, and converts it into a phono pickup plant.

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1953

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1954

Nov
Adds the fifth plant in Sekiguchidai-machi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.

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1955

May
Starts production of television sets in Shimoochiai Plant when an increasing number of TV programs become available.
Sep
Becomes industry's first JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard)-certified plant.

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1956

Feb
Builds an audio laboratory of steel-block structure with 390 m2 floor space in Sekiguchidai-machi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, as a separate R&D division, in which the first anechoic chamber is built by a private company.
Apr
Nippon Audio Kogyo established, to produce cabinets specially designed for audio equipment and, later, speaker systems.
Audio Laboratory

Audio Laboratory

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1957

Sep
Builds Sugamo Plant in Sengoku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.

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1958

Jan
Demolishes the first plant in Otowa 7-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, and builds in the space a four-storied plant of reinforced concrete structure with 1,300 m2 floor space.
Aug
Builds Ohmori Plant in Ota-ku, Tokyo.
Dec
Adds the sixth plant in Otowa 7-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.
Otowa Plant

Otowa Plant

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1959

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1960

Mar
Builds the three-storied third facility of reinforced concrete structure with 1,000 m2 floor space on the premises of Ohmori Plant to step up production of amplifiers.
Aug
Builds Tokorozawa Plant in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture.
Ohmori Plant

Ohmori Plant

Tokorozawa Plant

Tokorozawa Plant

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1961

Jun
Changes trade name to Pioneer Electronic Corporation.
Oct
Becomes listed on Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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1962

Mar
Adds two-storied second plant of reinforced concrete structure with 3,100 m2 floor space on the premises of Tokorozawa Plant to meet growing demand for speakers.
Tokorozawa Plant

Tokorozawa Plant

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1963

Feb
Two-storied fourth facility of light-gauge steel structure with 2,800 m2 floor space completed on the premises of Ohmori Plant.
Jun
Adds the two-storied fifth facility of light-gauge steel structure with 3,300 m2 floor space on the premises of Ohmori Plant to step up mass production of amplifiers.

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1964

Jul
Pioneer International Corporation established to engage in sales of audio products to Europe and Latin America.
Aug
Adds the four-storied sixth facility of reinforced concrete structure with 15,700 m2 floor space on the premises of Ohmori Plant to establish mass-production lines for stereos and other audio products.
Relocates head office to newly built facility in Ohmori, Ota-ku, Tokyo, and changes the name of Ohmori Plant to Headquarters Plant.
Dec
Acquires equity in Daiwa Denki Corporation and changes its trade name to Pioneer Denki Corporation, which starts production and sales of speaker cones.
Ohmori Head Office

Ohmori Head Office

Pioneer Denki Corporation

Pioneer Denki Corporation

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1965

Oct
Closes Otowa Plant when construction of Metropolitan Expressway Route 5 begins.
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Otowa Plant

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1966

Mar
Pioneer Electronics U.S.A. Corporation established in New York, the United States.
May
Adds the third plant on the premises of Tokorozawa Plant.
Aug
Tohoku Pioneer Corporation established in Tendo, Yamagata Prefecture.
Sep
Opens a showroom in Kokusai Building in Marunouchi, Tokyo.
Oct
Pioneer Electronics (Europe) A.G. established in Switzerland.
Nov
Builds Audio Technical Center on the premises of Tokorozawa Plant.
Pioneer Electronics U.S.A. Corporation

Pioneer Electronics U.S.A. Corporation

Tohoku Pioneer Corporation

Tohoku Pioneer Corporation

Showroom

Showroom

Pioneer Electronic (Europe) A.G.

Pioneer Electronic (Europe) A.G.

Audio Technical Center

Audio Technical Center

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1967

Oct
Towada Denki Corporation established as subsidiary of Tohoku Pioneer.
Dec
Established the Pioneer Foundation for the Advancement of Music Appreciation to commemorate Pioneer's 30th anniversary.

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1950

May
Releases the field type 12 inch luxury loudspeaker (fully dynamic speaker)
Works with NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories to develop a permanent-magnet dynamic speaker using the MK-5 magnet, which provides the basis for the subsequent PE-8 speaker.

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1951

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1952

Dec
Releases the PAX-12A coaxial hi-fi speaker.
Releases PIE-1000 Series crystal pickups and PIE-2000 Series magnetic pickups.
Releases permanent-magnet speakers that come with a universal transformer.
Starts production of radio.
PAX-12A

PAX-12A

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1953

Dec
Releases the PE-8 hi-fi permanent-magnet speaker.
Starts production of wood enclosures for speakers.
PE-8

PE-8

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1954

Dec
Releases the PAX-12B 12-inch coaxial hi-fi speaker.
Releases the CT-A-12 and CT-A-8 speaker enclosures.
Releases the PT-1 cone tweeter.
PAX-12B PW-15A

PAX-12B PW-15A

CS-A-8

CS-A-8

PT-1

PT-1

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1955

Apr
Releases the PLA-1 record turntable.
May
Releases the PE-6 6.5-inch hi-fi speaker.
Jun
Releases the HF-10A integrated amplifier.
Oct
Releases the PT-3 rectangular horn tweeter.
Dec
Releases the PT-2 round-shape horn tweeter housed in cast-iron enclosure.
Creates a prototype of large omnidirectional speaker system.
PLA-1

PLA-1

HF-10A

HF-10A

PT-3

PT-3

PT-2

PT-2

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1956

Nov
Releases the PIM-8 and PIM-6 mechanical 2-way speaker systems.
PIM-8

PIM-8

PIM-6

PIM-6

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1957

May
Releases the CS-82 and CS-81 speaker systems with the PT-3 tweeter and the PW-8 woofer.
Sep
Releases the PW-8 8-inch woofer, the PAX-12C 12-inch 2-way horn speaker system, and the PT-1C cone tweeter.
Releases the AM-V50 and AM-R60 AM/SW hi-fi receivers.
Releases the PT-01 omnidirectional horn tweeter.
CS-82

CS-82

PT-1C

PT-1C

AM-V50

AM-V50

PT-01

PT-01

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1958

May
Releases the FT-10 FM tuner, and the FM-P300 and FM-R301 amplifiers with built-in FM tuner.
Aug
Releases the PAX-8A coaxial speaker.
Dec
Releases the CS-283, CS-280, and CS-282 2-way speaker systems with built-in tweeter and woofer, designed for serious users.
Releases the SM-R150 Stereo Master, Pioneer's first integrated stereo amplifier, in time for releases of first stereo LP records.
FT-10

FT-10

FM-P300

FM-P300

FM-R301

FM-R301

CS-283

CS-283

CS-280

CS-280

SM-R150

SM-R150

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1959

Jan
Releases the CS-201L and CS-201R mirror-image speaker systems.
Aug
Releases the SM-C800 high-power integrated amplifier with output of 45 watts per channel.
Oct
Releases the PAX-30E coaxial speaker and the PT-5 large tweeter. Develops the PT-R1 omnidirectional ribbon tweeter.
Releases the SM-Q140 stereophonic amplifier equipped with two AM tuners.
CS-201L CS-201R

CS-201L CS-201R

SM-C800

SM-C800

PT-5

PT-5

SM-Q140

SM-Q140

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1960

Apr
Releases the SM-B200 receiver.
May
Releases the SE-1 stereo headphones.
Releases the CS-12A bookshelf speaker system.
Jul
Releases the SM-B160 receiver with two built-in AM tuners.
Sep
Releases the SM-W203 output-transformerless stereo amplifier.
Releases the SM-B180 phonograph amplifier for crystal pickup.
Nov
Releases the PSC-1 limited-edition high-grade stereo system.
SM-B200

SM-B200

SE-1

SE-1

SM-B180

SM-B180

PSC-1

PSC-1

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1961

Feb
Releases the FM-B302 receiver with AM/FM tuner.
Releases the CS-250L and CS-250R 25 cm 3-way speaker systems.
Aug
Releases the PAT-30X 30 cm triaxial speaker unit designed for serious users.
Sep
Releases the SM-Q300 receiver with mode-blending control.
PAT-30X

PAT-30X

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1962

Jun
Introduces the PSC-5A, world's first separate stereo system with detached speaker systems.
Nov
Releases the S-51 and S-41 separate stereo systems.
Releases the PL-4, PL-5, and PL-6 high-end turntables.
Releases the FMX-1A and FMR-2 FM/AM tuners and the FMR-1 FM tuner.
PSC-5A

PSC-5A

S-51

S-51

S-41

S-41

PL-3 PL-4 PL-6 PL-7

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FMX-1A

FMX-1A

FMR-2

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1963

Mar
Announces the TC-501 transistor tape recorder for business use.
May
Releases the FM-B100 monaural receiver and the SX-304 stereo receiver.
Jun
Announces the EM-301, industry's first endless cartridge tape player.
Releases the SM-B201 stereophonic amplifier equipped with two AM tuners.
Releases the SH-P1 stereo-phone player.
TC-501

TC-501

SM-B201

SM-B201

SH-P1

SH-P1

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1964

Mar
Releases the S-71X separate stereo system.
Apr
Releases the SX-802 FM multiplex receiver.
Oct
Releases the S-52X stereo system.
S-71X

S-71X

SX-802

SX-802

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1965

Feb
Releases the SMT-804 all-transistor integrated amplifier.
Mar
Releases the CS-51 high-performance mini speaker system.
Apr
Releases the S-44X affordably prices separate stereo system.
Jun
Releases the SX-42 and SX-41 easy-to-use FM multiplex receivers.
Oct
Releases the PL-41 high-end belt-drive stereo turntable, the SX-100T high-end solid-state stereo receiver, and the C-200 modular stereo system.
SMT-804

SMT-804

CS-51

CS-51

PL-41

PL-41

SX-100T

SX-100T

C-200

C-200

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1966

Jan
Releases S Series standard speakers exclusively sold to other manufacturers.
May
Releases the S-71A and S-53X separate stereo systems.
Jul
Releases the CS-100, CS-61, CS-62 high-end speaker systems.
Oct
Releases the S-73X separate stereo system.
Releases the SX-100TA high-end solid-state receiver.
Announces the C-600 stylish compact stereo system.
Releases the SA-81 stereo integrated amplifier.
Dec
Releases the C-300 stylish compact stereo system, the S-83X high-end separate stereo system, and the SX-30T solid-state stereo receiver.
CS-61

CS-61

S-73X

S-73X

SX-100TA

SX-100TA

C-600

C-600

SA-81

SA-81

S-83X

S-83X

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1967

Mar
Develops the IS-31 and IS-32 speaker systems driven by multiple amplifiers.
May
Releases the C-500 stylish compact stereo system and the S-75X separate stereo system.
Jun
Releases the SE-30 stereo headphones, the PAX-20X 20 cm 3-way speaker system, and the PL-25 turntable.
Releases the S-55X high-performance solid-state stereo system.
Sep
Develops world's first stereo system, in which all transistors are replaced by integrated circuits.
Releases the CS-10 high-end 3-way bookshelf speaker system, the SC-100 high-end preamplifier, and the SM-100 power amplifier.
Releases the T-5000 reel-to-reel tape deck.
Nov
Releases the S-93X and S-46X separate stereo systems, the C-350 and C-250 stylish compact stereo systems, the SX-70T stereo receiver, the CS-8 bookshelf speaker system, and the H-600 cartridge player.
Releases the CS-7 bookshelf speaker system.
Dec
Introduces the IS-80 and IS-100, world's first compact stereo systems with each speaker powered by its own amplifier.
C-500

C-500

S-75X

S-75X

SE-30

SE-30

T-5000

T-5000

CS-10

CS-10

SC-100 SM-100

SC-100 SM-100

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1950

May
Releases the 16inch reflex trumpet speaker for outdoor usage.
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1951

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1952

The JSCR-539 explosion-proof water-resistant speaker is approved by National Police Reserve.
JSCR-539

JSCR-539

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1953

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1954

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1955

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1956

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1957

Aug
UL-2 underwater speakers serve a key role at friendly Japan-United States swimming competition.
Sep
Releases the PVK-14A and PVK-14B television kits.
UL-2

UL-2

PVK-14B

PVK-14B

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1958

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1959

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1960

May
Begins prototyping of the Ansafone.
Oct
Enters to the broadcasting studio business by releasing the AS-203A monitor speaker for broadcasting studios.
AS-203A

AS-203A

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1961

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1962

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1963

Jan
Releases the RT-11, Japan's first direct-coupled-type Ansafone, after individual product certification by Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Public Corporation.
Mar
The HS-10A railway crossing warning trumpet speaker is adopted by Seibu Railway.
Dec
Starts the production of fidelipack-type car stereo and exports to Claig Panolama Inc. in the United States.
Releases the RPS-501 four-track car stereo in the United States.
RT-11

RT-11

HS-10A

HS-10A

RPS-501

RPS-501

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1964

Aug
Delivers sets of speaker equipment for electronic music and amplifier equipment for race starts to the National Stadium ahead of the 18th Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Delivers sets of speaker equipment for electronic music and amplifier equipment for race starts to the National Stadium ahead of the 18th Olympic Games in Tokyo.

18th Olympic Games in Tokyo

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1965

Releases the RPS-503 four-track car stereo in the United States.
RPS-503

RPS-503

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1966

Mar
Delivers set of speaker equipment to the Imperial Theatre.
May
Delivers set of hall audio equipment for Hong Kong City Hall.
Jun
Releases the RPS-503J four-track car stereo.
RPS-503J

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1967

Sep
Releases the TP-60 four & eight-track compatible car stereo and the RPS-505 four-track car stereo.
Nov
Releases the TP-80 car stereo and the CS-25B car speaker.
Dec
Releases the TP-60E car stereo in worldwide.
Releases the P-16K water-resistant door-mount speaker.
TP-60

TP-60

P-16K

P-16K

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