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1968

Feb
Pioneer stock reassigned from Second Section to First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Apr
Adds the eighth facility on the premises of Ohmori Head Office.
Dec
Adds the ninth facility on the premises of Ohmori Head Office.
Ohmori Head Office

Ohmori Head Office

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1969

Apr
Builds Shizuoka Plant in Fukuroi, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Jun
Pioneer Ansafone Corporation established as sales company for telephone answering machines.
Sep
Revises design of the company emblem and the main typeface used for the company name as well as refreshes English typefaces used for company business.
Shizuoka Plant

Shizuoka Plant

Company Emblem

Company Emblem

Main Typeface

Main Typeface

Main Typeface

Main Typeface

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1970

Jan
Closes Pioneer Electronics (Europe) A.G. in Switzerland and establishes Pioneer Electronic (Europe) N.V. in Belgium.
Adds the second and third facilities on the premises of Shizuoka Plant, which becomes integrated production plant for stereo sets with the start of amplifier production.
Monetec Electronic established in Taiwan as speaker manufacturer, in which Pioneer holds 50% equity and which becomes operational in August.
Apr
Pioneer neon sign installed at the side of scoreboard at Korakuen Stadium.
Jul
Builds Kawagoe Plant in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture.
Oct
Pioneer Electronics U.S.A. Corporation changes its trade name to U.S. Pioneer Electronics Corporation.
Nov
Pioneer, Warner Brothers Japan, and Watanabe Production jointly establish Warner Brothers Pioneer Corporation.
Pioneer Electronic (Europe) N.V.

Pioneer Electronic (Europe) N.V.

Shizuoka Plant

Shizuoka Plant

Monetec Electronic

Monetec Electronic

Korakuen Stadium

Korakuen Stadium

Kawagoe Plant

Kawagoe Plant

U.S. Pioneer Electronics Corp.

U.S. Pioneer Electronics Corp.

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1971

Nov
A new senior management team appointed, comprising: Nozomu Matsumoto, Chairman; Yozo Ishizuka, President; and Seiya Matsumoto, Executive Vice President.
Signs licensing agreement with U.S.-based Dolby Laboratories, Inc. for noise-reduction technology for tape recorders.
Yozo Ishizuka

Yozo Ishizuka

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1972

Feb
Pioneer Electronics of America established as sales subsidiary for car stereo business in the United States.
Apr
The Pioneer Foundation for the Advancement of Music Appreciation becomes an incorporated foundation.
Sep
Adds the fourth facility on the premises of Shizuoka Plant.
Nov
Mogami Denki Corporation established in Mamurogawa-machi, Mogami-gun, Yamagata Prefecture, as manufacturing and sales company for speaker cones.
Pioneer Electronics of America

Pioneer Electronics of America

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1973

Feb
Closes Pioneer showroom in Marunouchi, Tokyo.
Jun
Builds the new Facility Number 1 on the premises of Tokorozawa Plant.
Oct
Pioneer Communications of America, Inc. established as sales subsidiary for cable TV business in the United States, which becomes operational in June 1975.
Nov
Pioneer Electronics Australia Pty. Ltd. established as sales subsidiary in Australia.
Korea Lotte Pioneer established as manufacturing subsidiary in South Korea.
Korea Lotte Pioneer

Korea Lotte Pioneer

Pioneer Electronics Australia Pty. Ltd.

Pioneer Electronics Australia Pty. Ltd.

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1974

Jan
Relocates head office to Meguro-ku, Tokyo.
Adds the fifth facility on the premises of Shizuoka Plant.
Feb
Builds in Audio Laboratory a new anechoic chamber of reinforced concrete structure with 1,400 m2 floor space.
Apr
Hiwada Electronic Corporation established in Kooriyama, Fukushima Prefecture to engage in assembly of audio products.
Issues U.S. dollar-denominated convertible bonds to the amount of 10 million dollars in the Netherlands and becomes listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
Meguro Head Office

Meguro Head Office

Shizuoka Plant

Shizuoka Plant

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1975

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1976

Sep
Pioneer Electronics Manufacturing N.V., a manufacturing subsidiary established in Belgium, begins production of receivers when its production lines become operational.
Oct
Adds the second facility on the premises of Kawagoe Plant.
Nov
Builds a service parts center in Fukuroi, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Dec
Builds the new Facility Number 2 on the premises of Tokorozawa Plant.
Becomes listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
PIONEER ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING N.V.

Pioneer Electronics Manufacturing N.V.

Service Parts Center

Service Parts Center

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1977

Oct
Pioneer Precision Technology builds Tsurugashima Plant in Tsurugashima, Saitama Prefecture, which produces phono motors and tonearms.
Dec
Pioneer Melchers GmbH established in West Germany.
Tsurugashima Plant

Tsurugashima Plant

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1978

May
Adds the third facility on the premises of Kawagoe Plant.
Pioneer Electronics Technology, Inc. established as manufacturing subsidiary in the United States, which becomes operational in July.
Pioneer North America, Inc. established as regional headquarters to manage subsidiaries in the United States.
Aug
Semiconductor Laboratory established in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture.
Sep
Pioneer Electronics Denmark A/S established as sales subsidiary in Denmark.
Dec
Acquires Cheryl U.K. and changes its name to Pioneer High Fidelity (G.B.) Ltd.
Kawagoe Plant

Kawagoe Plant

PIONEER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Pioneer Electronics Technology, Inc.

Semiconductor Laboratory

Semiconductor Laboratory

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1979

Jan
Opens Middle Eastern regional office in Kuwait.

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1968

Sep
Releases the TS-20 and TS10 rear-mount box speakers.
Nov
Release the TP-F85 car stereo with built-in FM tuner.
Dec
Releases the TP-85 car stereo.
Releases the P-16Land P-10L flush mount speakers.
TS-20

TS-20

TS-10

TS-10

TP-F85

TP-F85

TP-85

TP-85

P-16L

P-16L

P-10L

P-10L

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1969

Jun
Releases the TS-31, TS-21 and TS-11 car speakers.
Jul
Release the TP-F84 car stereo with built-in FM tuner.
Aug
Releases the TP-83W car stereo.
TS-21

TS-21

TS-11

TS-11

TP-F84

TP-F84

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1970

Apr
Releases the TP-90 console-type car stereo.
Jul
Releases the TP-88 car stereo.
Aug
Release the TP-F90 car stereo with built-in FM tuner.
TP-90

TP-90

TP-88

TP-88

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1971

Jan
Releases the TP-90A car stereo.
Feb
Releases the TP-72 car stereo.
Apr
Releases the TP-40 four & eight-track compatible car stereo.
May
Releases the TP-32 car stereo and the TP-F87 car stereo with built-in FM tuner.
Sep
Releases the TS-M1 tune-up speaker for ultimate in-cabin acoustic.
Releases the GP-100 High-pack tape playback car stereo.
Oct
Toyo Kogyo (currently Mazda) authorizes Pioneer TP-40 four-channel car stereo and speakers as a recommended optional car audio system.
Dec
Releases the TP-73S speaker-included car stereo, the TS-52 tweeter-direction adjustable two-way speaker and the TS-3 shallow-size speaker.
TP-72

TP-72

TP-40

TP-40

TP-32

TP-32

GP-100

GP-100

TP-73S

TP-73S

TS-52

TS-52

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1972

Mar
Releases the TP-72A car stereo.
Jun
Releases the GP-555 High-pack car stereo, the GP-505 and GP-106 portable High-pack car stereos and the TS-32 and TS-22 car speakers.
Sep
Releases the TS-25 and TS-5 car speakers.
Oct
Releases the GP-500 High-pack car stereo.
Dec
Releases the KP-333 cassette tape car stereo and the TP-700 eight-track car stereo.
TS-32

TP-32

TS-22

TP-22

TS-5

TS-5

GP-500

GP-500

KP-333

KP-333

TP-700

TP-700

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1973

Jan
Releases the TP-777 car stereo.
Feb
Releases the TP-222 eight-track car stereo.
Mar
Releases the TP-73A compact light weight eight-track car stereo.
Apr
Releases the QP-444 four-channel car stereo.
May
Releases the TP-222S car stereo.
Jun
Releases the KP-300 car stereo with built-in FM tuner.
Jul
Releases the TS-162 double-cone speaker in Japan and the TS-160 in the United States.
Sep
Toyo Kogyo (currently MAZDA) authorizes the KP-333 as a recommend option for FAMILIA.
Oct
Releases the TS-43 car speaker, which allows to adjust sound-direction 90 degree.
QP-444

QP-444

TS-162

TS-162

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1974

Apr
Releases the TP-252S eight-track car stereo.
Honda Motor authorizes Pioneer eight-track car stereo as a recommend option for CIVIC.
Sep
Releases the TP-242, KP-212 and QP-434 car stereos and the TS-100 car speaker.
Nov
Releases the TS-691 and TS692 oval shape speakers in the United States.
TP-252S

TP-252S

TP-242

TP-242

KP-212

KP-212

QP-434

QP-434

TS-100

TS-100

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1975

Feb
Releases the KP-200 cassette tape car stereo and the TP-252 eight-track car stereo.
Releases the TS-580, TS-6, TS-6H and TS-013M car speakers.
Apr
Releases the TS-581 rear- tray mount speaker.
Sep
Rolls Royse authorizes the QP-444ER as the standard car stereo for Camargue.
Nov
Introduces the KP-55G world's first component car stereo and the GM-30 and GM-10 amplifiers.
KP-200

KP-200

TP-252

TP-252

TS-580

TS-580

TS-581

TS-581

KP-55G GM-30 TS-162

KP-55G GM-30 TS-162

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1976

Feb
Toyo Kogyo (currently MAZDA) authorizes the KP-212 as a recommend option for FAMILIA and CAPELLA.
Apr
Releases the TS-164 and TS165 16cm 2-way speakers.
May
Releases the TS-166, TS-581 and TS-35 car speakers.
Jun
Honda Motor authorizes Pioneer car stereo as the standard car stereo for ACCORD.
Jul
Releases the GX-7 FM /TV tuner.
Oct
Releases the KP-292 cassette tape car stereo.
Nov
Releases the KP-171 cassette tape car stereo and the TS-167 car speaker.
TS-166

TS-166

TS-35

TS-35

GX-7

GX-7

KP-292

KP-292

KP-171

KP-171

TS-167

TS-167

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1977

Feb
Releases the KP-450 car stereo.
Releases the KP-8005 and KP-8000 SUPERTUNER built-in cassette tape car stereos in the United States.
Mar
Releases the TS-M2 mid to high range tune-up speaker.
Pioneer component car stereo authorized by Honda Motor and Toyo Kogyo as a recommended option.
Apr
Releases the KP-150 car stereo.
Jul
Releases the TS-120 flush mount speaker.
Aug
Releases the KP-88G and KP-66G cassette tape decks, the GX-5 FM tuner, and the TS-106 flush mount speaker.
Nov
Launches the Lonesome Car-boy brand for consumer in-car audio in Japan.
Releases the TS-X9 and TS-X6 surface mount speakers and the GM-40 and GM-12 amplifiers.
Mitsubishi Motor authorizes Pioneer cassette tape car stereo as the standard for CELESTE.
KP-450

KP-450

KP-8000

KP-8000

TS-M2

TS-M2

KP-88G

KP-88G

KP-66G

KP-66G

TS-X9

TS-X9

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1978

Apr
Releases the TS-168 and TS-121 flush mount speakers.
May
Releases the KP-373 car stereo.
Mercedes authorizes Pioneer component car stereo as the standard for 203, 230, 250 and 280S assembled in Singapore.
Mitsubishi Motor authorizes Pioneer component car stereo as a recommended option for MIRAGE.
Aug
Ford Japan authorizes the KP-8005FF as the standard for all 1979 years' vehicles assembled in Japan, such as MUSTANG and LINCOLN.
Ford Japan authorizes the SUPERTUNER built-in cassette tape car stereo as the standard for all vehicle-lineup sold in Japan.
Sep
Mitsubishi Motor authorizes Pioneer component car stereo as a recommended option for all vehicles.
Oct
Releases the TS-162DX and TS-107 double cone speakers.
TS-168

TS-168

TS-121

TS-121

KP-373

KP-373

TS-162DX

TS-162DX

TS-107

TS-107

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1979

Apr
Rolls Roys authorizes the KP-292 cassette tape car stereo and the TS-106 car speaker as the standard for all vehicles except for PHANTOM VI.
May
Releases the KP-707G and KP-77G auto-reverse cassette tape decks, the GEX-8 tuner, and the TS-T3 and TS-202 flush mount speakers.
Jun
Releases the CD-5 graphic equalizer as a lineup of the component car stereo system.
Dec
Releases the TS-585 and TS-583 flush mount speakers.
Nitsu Shoji authorizes Pioneer car stereo as a recommended option for GM CITATION imported from the United States to Japan.
KP-707G

KP-707G

KP-77G

KP-77G

GEX-8

GEX-8

TS-202

TS-202

CD-5

CD-5

TS-583

TS-583

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1968

Jan
Releases the S-65X separate stereo system.
Feb
Releases the S-100X upscale separate stereo system.
Jun
Releases the CS-5 bookshelf speaker system.
Jul
Releases the S-65A separate stereo system and the C-250A stylish compact stereo system.
Releases the SS Series upscale stereo systems.
Aug
Releases the IS-8031, IS-7031, and IS-7032 integrated stereo systems.
Releases the C-350A stylish compact stereo system and the PU-41A turntable unit.
Nov
Releases the SC-70 and SM-70 solid-state amplifiers, the CS-A77 speaker system, and the S-95X and S-56X separate stereo systems.
Dec
Releases the SA-90 and SA-70 integrated amplifiers, the TX-90 and TX-70 AM/FM tuners, and the SX-100TD and SX-30TA stereo receivers.
S-65A

S-65A

C-250A

C-250A

IS-8031

IS-8031

CS-A77

CS-A77

TX-90 SA-90

TX-90 SA-90

SX-30TA

SX-30TA

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1969

Jan
Releases the C-550/IS stylish compact stereo system, the TX-50 AM/FM tuner, and the T-6000 reel-to-reel tape deck.
Feb
Releases the C-660/IS compact stereo system with each speaker powered by its own amplifier.
Mar
Releases the Wide Selection (WS) Series component stereo systems, comprising the S-90/IS and S-80/IS compact stereo systems with each speaker powered by its own amplifier, the SX-45 stereo receiver, the PL-31D, PL-A25, and PL-11 turntables, the CS-A88 and CS-5 speaker systems, and the T-4000 reel-to-reel tape deck.
May
Releases the SX-85 and SX-65 stereo receivers.
Jul
Releases the S-65B separate stereo system, the PU-25D turntable unit, and the H-801 home stereo system.
Sep
Releases the S-85/IS, S-70/IS, S-60/IS, and S-50/IS Clear Sound IS Series stereo systems.
Oct
Releases the S-46D separate stereo system, the CS-700 speaker system, and the TX-70 AM/FM tuner.
Dec
Releases the S-95/IS Clear Sound IS Series stereo system.
Releases the PW-A38, PW-A30, PW-A25, PW-A20, PAX-A30, PAX-A25, PAX-A20, and PAX-A16 speaker units.
Releases the CS-05 omnidirectional speaker system.
C-550/IS

C-550/IS

T-4000

T-4000

S-70/IS

S-70/IS

PW-A38

PW-A38

PAX-A30

PAX-A30

PAX-A16

PAX-A16

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1970

Jan
Releases the CS-300 speaker system.
Mar
Releases the PDX-1001, first record of the Pioneer Audio Lab Series.
Releases the SX-100S and SX-90 receivers.
Apr
Releases the PL-12 turntable, and the LD-30 and LE-25 speaker enclo
May
Releases the E-1000 modular stereo system, dubbed as "24-Hour Stereo."
Jun
Releases the AR-51 auto-stereo amplifier.
Releases the CS-770 speaker system, and the PL-A30 and PL-A20 fully automatic turntables.
Jul
Releases the TVX-90 AM/FM/TV tuner.
Jul
Releases the S-6 and S-5 stereo systems with upscale contemporary look.
Sep
Releases the T-8800, T-6600, and T-6100 reel-to-reel tape decks.
Releases the S-99, S-88, S-77, and S-66 Double Number Series high-performance, furniture-look separate stereo systems, and the Yours S-55 system.
Dec
Releases the CS-E350 speaker system and the SC-100 audio-measurement device.
E-1000

E-1000

TVX-90

TVX-90

S-6

S-6

T-8800

T-8800

S-88

S-88

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1971

Jan
Releases the T-3300 cassette tape deck.
Releases the CS-E400 speaker system, and the SA-80 and SA-60 integrated amplifiers.
Mar
Releases the QA-80, QM-80, and QC-80 quadraphonic stereo amplifiers, and the E-5000, E-3000, and E-1000DX 24-Hour Stereo Series stereo systems.
Mar
Releases the PL-41D and MU-41D turntables.
Apr
Releases the S-66M and S-55M Double Number Series stereo systems.
May
Releases the PL-41W turntable coming with two interchangeable tonearms and the F-600 quadraphonic stereo system based on matrix phase-shift format.
Releases the SE-100 electret headphones and the JB-100 adapter for the SE-100.
Jul
Announces the QT-2100 8-track-cartridge tape deck, and the R-300, R-200, and R-100 high-end radio sets with detached speaker systems.
Releases the PL-31E and PL-25E turntables; the QT-6600 reel-to-reel quadraphonic stereo tape deck; and the PW-63S, PM-20S, and PT-200 Super Sound Series speaker systems.
Oct
Releases the E-3000M and E-1000M 24-Hour Stereo Series stereo systems, and the SX-616 and SX-515 receivers.
Dec
Releases the PL-61 turntable driven by a brushless hall motor and the H-R88 8-track recording and playback deck.
T-3300

T-3300

QA-80

QA-80

E-5000

E-5000

SE-100 JB-100

SE-100 JB-100

R-200

R-200

PL-61

PL-61

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1972

Jan
Releases the 3000 Series top-of-the-line components, including the CS-3000 speaker system, the SM-3000 power amplifier, and the MU-3000 phono motor.
Feb
Releases the SX-717 and SX-414 receivers.
Apr
Releases the F-7000 and F-6000 quadraphonic separate stereo systems, the PL-A200 fully automatic turntable, and the CS-E45 and CS-X1 speaker systems.
May
Releases the F-8000 and F-5000 quadraphonic separate stereo systems, the F-200A quadraphonic compact stereo system, the QX-801 quadraphonic receiver, the QA-80A quadraphonic preamplifier, the QM-80A quadraphonic power amplifier, and the W-55 HIPAC cartridge tape player.
Jun
Releases the S-990 and S-550 2-channel separate stereo systems, the F-9000 quadraphonic separate stereo system, the QX-401 quadraphonic receiver, the CT-3030 cassette tape deck, and the CS-R70 and CS-R50 R Series speaker systems.
Jul
Releases the RT-71 and RT-61 reel-to-reel tape decks.
Sep
Releases the SA-710 UA Series integrated amplifier and the E-3000A 4-unit modular stereo system of the 24-Hour Stereo Series.
Oct
Releases the SA-910 and SA-810 UA Series integrated amplifiers; the TX-910, TX-810, and TX-710 AM/FM tuners; the F-4000 quadraphonic stereo system; the F-100 quadraphonic modular stereo system; and the PIM-16KT speaker kit.
Develops beryllium diaphragms and magnetic circuits featuring directional magnetic material?both to be incorporated into top-of-the-line hi-fi speakers.
Nov
Releases the F-300 24-Hour Stereo Series stereo system, the SA-620 UA Series integrated amplifier, the TX-620 UA Series AM/FM tuner, and the RT-1020 top-of-the-line 3-motor, 10-inch reel-to-reel tape deck.
Dec
Releases the FD-7700 and FD-6600 quadraphonic separate stereo systems based on three quadraphonic formats, and the PL-1200 high-performance direct-drive turntable.
CS-X1

CS-X1

F-100

F-100

PIM-16KT

PIM-16KT

SA-620

SA-620

TX-620

TX-620

PL-1200

PL-1200

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1973

Jan
Releases the PC-550E high-end phono cartridge.
Feb
Releases the SA-520 integrated amplifier and the PLC-1700 direct-drive turntable.
Mar
Releases the ED-770 and ED-110 quadraphonic stereo systems, the EX-700 and EX-500 stereo systems featuring coaxial speakers with dome tweeter and FB-cone woofer, the SE-505 headphones for recording and monitoring, and the PT-50 dome tweeter with excellent directivity.
Apr
Releases the ED-330 quadraphonic stereo system; the PL-A205 fully automatic turntable; and the CS-880, CS-810, CS-410, and CS-R10 speaker systems.
May
Releases the QX-604 quadraphonic stereo receiver and the CS-3000A speaker system.
Jun
Releases the SX-818 stereo receiver and the SC-3000 preamplifier.
Jul
Releases the FD-9900 quadraphonic separate stereo system, the SX-300 receiver, and the CS-550 speaker system.
Aug
Releases the ES-2000 stereo system.
Sep
Releases the FD-2 quadraphonic separate stereo system based on three quadraphonic formats, the ES-3000 stereo system, the RS-33 rear-channel speaker system for quadraphonic system, and the QX-704 quadraphonic receiver.
Develops speaker cones made of carbon fiber.
Oct
Releases the FD-4 quadraphonic separate stereo system, the ED-660 quadraphonic stereo system, the SC-850 preamplifier, the SM-850 power amplifier, the MA-62 mixing amplifier, and the CT-4040A cassette tape deck.
Nov
Releases the FD-6 and FD-5 quadraphonic separate stereo systems, the SX-434 receiver, the RT-1050 and RT-1020HA reel-to-reel tape decks, the CT-3030A cassette tape deck, the CS-610 speaker system equipped with carbon-fiber cone woofer, and the PT-20 soft dome tweeter.
Dec
Releases the PL-1400 and PL-1400C high-end direct-drive turntables, the PP-225 digital timer, and the PP-204T 4-track head unit for the RT-1050.
ED-770

ED-770

EX-700

EX-700

SE-505

SE-505

SX-300

SX-300

ES-3000

ES-3000

RT-1050

RT-1050

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1974

Jan
Releases the Exclusive C3 preamplifier and M3 power amplifier, the CT-7 front-loading cassette tape deck, and the PW-A31 30 cm woofer.
Feb
Introduces the SE-700, world's first headphones featuring high-polymer elements.
Releases the FD-3 quadraphonic stereo system.
Mar
Releases the PROJECT 5, Pioneer's first Project Series rack stereo system comprising the SA-620D integrated amplifier, the TX-620D AM/FM tuner, the PL-12ED turntable, CS-330D speaker system, and the CB-500D audio rack; the FS-3 high-performance 2-channel separate stereo system; the RS-36 quadraphonic rear speaker system; the PL-1100 direct-drive turntable; and the SE-Q404 quadraphonic headphones.
Apr
Releases the SX-737, SX-636, and SX-535 receivers, and the SE-L401 and SE-L201 open-air headphones.
May
Releases the FS-1 2-channel separate stereo system, the FD-1 quadraphonic separate stereo system, the Layout ES-3500 and ES-1000W modular stereo systems, the FN050W and FN-200 furniture for modular stereo systems, the PL-M25 and PL-1200A turntables, the SA-6200 integrated amplifier, the TX-6300 AM/FM tuner, and the CS-T8 and CS-W5 speaker systems.
Jun
Releases the AS-252 speaker system kit, and the AE-300, AE-250, and AE-200 speaker enclosures.
Jul
Releases the Exclusive M4 power amplifier, the PT-R7 high-performance ribbon tweeter, and the PROJECT 4 rack stereo system.
Aug
Releases the PROJECT 6 rack stereo system, the SA-9900 high-end integrated amplifier, and the CT-5 front-loading cassette tape deck.
Sep
Releases the SA-8800 integrated amplifier, the TX-8800 AM/FM tuner, and the PL-M10 turntable.
Oct
Releases the Centrate S-8 stereo system and the SA-9800 integrated amplifier and the TX-8900 AM/FM tuner.
Nov
Releases the Centrate S-8F stereo system, the PROJECT 10 rack stereo system, and the SE-500 high-polymer headphones.
EXCLUSIVE C3

EXCLUSIVE C3

EXCLUSIVE M4

EXCLUSIVE M4

SE-700

SE-700

SE-L401

SE-L401

SA-6300 TX-6300

SA-6300 TX-6300

SA-8800 TX-8800

SA-8800 TX-8800

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1975

Jan
Releases the PC-1000 MM phono cartridge with beryllium-pipe cantilever, the PA-1000 tonearm made of carbon fiber, and the MU-1200 phono motor.
Feb
Releases the MU-1800 direct-drive phono motor equipped with hall motor.
Mar
Releases the Exclusive F3 FM tuner.
Releases the Centrate S-7 stereo system, the ES-2 and ES-1 stereo systems, the PL-A58 and PL-A38 turntables, the CT-9 high-end 2-motor cassette tape deck, and the CS-T66 speaker system.
Releases the SEW-5 wireless headphones and the TM-5 stereo transmitter.
Apr
Releases the ES-3 stereo system, the SA-6700 integrated amplifier, and the TX-6700 AM/FM tuner.
May
Releases the PROJECT 70 rack stereo system and the CS-T88 speaker system.
Jun
Releases the PL-1250 turntable.
Aug
Releases the PROJECT 90 and PROJECT 40 rack stereo systems.
Sep
Releases the Centrate V-1 vertical stereo system, the CT-50T cassette deck with built-in digital timer, and the CS-T5 speaker system.
Oct
Releases the Centrate S-5000 and S-500 stereo systems, MR-1000 modular stereo system, the SX-757 and SX-555 receivers, the C-77 preamplifier, the M-77 power amplifier, the PL-1800 turntable, and the CT-4040E and CT-3030E cassette tape decks.
Nov
Releases the MR-6000, MR-3000, and MR-1000S modular stereo systems, the PL-355 and PL-255 turntables, the Centrate V-3 stereo system, and the MONITOR 10 headphones.
PC-1000

PC-1000

EXCLUSIVE F3

EXCLUSIVE F3

CT-9

CT-9

TM-5 SEW-5

TM-5 SEW-5

SX-757

SX-757

MONITOR 10

MONITOR 10

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1976

Jan
Launches the Centrex brand for home stereo systems and portable radio and cassette recorders in the United States.
Releases the RK-888, RK-666, and RK-111 portable radio and cassette recorders.
Mar
Releases the HPM-100 speaker system; the CT-8 cassette tape deck; and the PC-1000/II, PC-550E/II, and PC-300/II phono cartridges.
Apr
Releases the SA-8800II and SA-6600II integrated amplifiers, the TX-8800II and TX-6600II AM/FM tuners, and the CT-6 cassette tape deck.
May
Releases the PROJECT 900, PROJECT 700, and PROJECT 500 rack stereo systems with pearl-color-themed racks and speakers, the C-21 high-performance preamplifier, the M-22 power amplifier, the CT-2 cassette tape deck with vertical-loading tape compartment, the D-23 crossover network, and the U-24 program selector.
Jun
Releases the PROJECT 8 rack stereo system with mahogany-color-themed rack and speakers, the XL-1550 high-precision turntable with quartz PLL servo control, and the CT-4 cassette tape deck.
Jul
Releases the PROJECT 300 rack stereo system and the CS-616 speaker system.
Sep
Releases the RK-777 portable AM/FM/SW radio and cassette recorder and the TX-6800II AM/FM tuner.
Oct
Releases the PROJECT 7 and PROJECT 6M rack stereo systems, the Base-7 and Base-3 amplifier systems, the CS-655 speaker system, the C-73 preamplifier, the M-73 power amplifier, the F-73 AM/FM tuner, and the RT-701 reel-to-reel tape deck.
Nov
Releases the PROJECT 9 rack stereo system, the XL-A700 quartz PLL turntable, the CS-755 and CS-516 speaker systems, and the CT-55T cassette tape deck with built-in digital timer.
Dec
Releases the XL-1551 turntable and the RK-444 portable radio and cassette recorder.
RK-888

RK-888

HPM-100

HPM-100

PROJECT 700

PROJECT 700

C-21

C-21

PROJECT 9

PROJECT 9

CT-55T

CT-55T

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1977

Jan
Releases the CS-955 3-way bookshelf speaker system with 36 cm woofer.
Feb
Releases the RT-707 and RT-701S auto-reverse reel-to-reel tape decks.
Mar
Releases the XLC-1850 turntable, and the PROJECT X9 and PROJECT X7 rack stereo systems.
Apr
Releases the M-25 and M-75 power amplifiers, the CS-X3 compact speaker system, the SE-M1 headphones with microphone for amateur radio operator, and the PE-101 full-range speaker unit.
May
Releases the Base-7II and Base-5II amplifier systems.
Jun
Releases the RK-999 portable radio and cassette recorder with 2-way speakers and the D-70 high-performance electronic crossover network for 2-way multi-amplifier configuration.
Aug
Releases the CT-500 cassette tape deck.
Sep
Releases the PROJECT 770 rack stereo system, the F-26 FM tuner, the MA-10 microphone mixing amplifier, and the PS-1000/II and PS-110/II phono cartridges.
Oct
Releases the PROJECT 990, PROJECT 660, and PROJECT 550 rack stereo systems; the A-008, A-006, and A-004 integrated amplifiers; the F-005 and F-003 FM tuners; the CT-1000 and CT-700 cassette tape decks; the SE-7 headphones; the Centrex 508 and 506 portable component stereo systems; the SK-5 control center; the SM-40 stereo power amplifier; and the PS-5 and PS-3 full-range speaker systems.
Nov
Releases the Exclusive Model 2301 speaker system.
Releases the PROJECT 330 rack stereo system, the A-0012 integrated amplifier, the F-007 FM tuner, the CT-800 cassette tape deck, and the XL-1650 and XL-1350 turntables.
Dec
Releases the PS-800 and PS-600 phono cartridges equipped with cantilever coasted with physical-vapor-deposited beryllium.
CS-955

CS-955

RT-707

RT-707

XLC-1850

XLC-1850

M-25

M-25

PROJECT 990

PROJECT 990

EXCLUSIVE model2301

EXCLUSIVE model2301

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1978

Jan
Releases the PA-5000 tonearm and the PE-201 full-range single-cone speaker unit.
Mar
Releases the Mini 5 slim-line component stereo system.
Releases the A-2050 integrated amplifier, the F-2050 FM tuner, the T-3030 cassette tape deck, and the XL-1300 turntable for the Mini 5 system; the SK-1 portable stereo radio and cassette recorder; and the SM-20A power amplifier for portable component system.
Apr
Releases the CT-600 cassette tape deck with music search function, the KH-520 compact stereo system, the CM-35 FM wireless/corded microphone with echo control, and the RK-303 portable radio and cassette recorder.
May
Releases the XL-A800 electronically fully automatic turntable and the RK-353 portable radio and cassette recorder.
Jun
Releases the CT-400 cassette tape deck with music search function and the CM-R45 wireless microphone with reverberation.
Sep
Releases the PROJECT 7000, PROJECT 6000, and PROJECT 5000 rack stereo systems, the A-8800X integrated amplifier, the F-8800X AM/FM tuner, the S-180 and S-140 speaker systems, the PL-350 turntable, and the SE-525 headphones.
Oct
Releases the Mini 3 slim-line component stereo system; the PROJECT 9000, PROJECT 3000, and PROJECT 1000 rack stereo systems; the A-2030 integrated amplifier; the F-2030 AM/FM tuner; the PL-340 turntable; the S-X2 speaker system; the KH-850 and KH-750 compact stereo system; the CT-910, CT-710, and CT-205 cassette tape decks; the TVX-500, TVX-500V, and TVX-205V TV tuners; the KH-85 compact stereo system; and the CL-70 speaker system for compact stereo system.
Nov
Releases the Exclusive P3 turntable.
PA-5000

PA-5000

Mini 5

Mini 5

A-2050

A-2050

F-2050

F-2050

F-8800X

F-8800X

EXCLUSIVE P3

EXCLUSIVE P3

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1979

Jan
Introduces the PL-L1, world's first turntable equipped with linear-tracking tonearm driven by linear motor.
Feb
Releases the A-8600X integrated amplifier, the F-8700X and F-8600X AM/FM tuners, the S-160 speaker system, the PROJECT X99 and PROJECT X77 rack stereo systems, the CT-600M and CT-300 cassette tape decks, and the SK-7 and SK-6 portable stereo radio and cassette recorders.
Mar
Releases the KH-450 music system, the RK-303A and RK-353A portable radio and cassette recorder, and the CT-400M cassette tape deck with metal-tape position.
Apr
Releases the CT-920 and CT-720 3-head cassette tape decks with metal-tape position.
May
Releases the Exclusive C3a preamplifier and M4a power amplifier.
Releases the PL-70 manual turntable driven by quartz-PLL direct-drive servo motor equipped with SH rotor and oil-damped tonearm; the CT-A1 cassette tape deck with automatic calibration of bias, level, and equalization; the S-933 3-way speaker system with 32 cm woofer; the F-D7 digital synthesizer AM/FM tuner; and the KH-550 stereo music system with feature-loaded cassette tape deck.
Jun
Releases the Exclusive C10 preamplifier, M10 power amplifier, P10 turntable, EM10 phono motor, and EA-10 tonearm.
Jul
Releases the Mini 1 slim-line component stereo system, the SX-2020 receiver, and the SX-20 speaker system.
Aug
Releases the S-955 speaker system.
Sep
Releases the PROJECT A7 and PROJECT A3 rack stereo systems, the A-700 and A-500 integrated amplifiers featuring non-switching circuit design, the F-500 AM/FM tuner, the FT-600 AM/FM/TV tuner, the PT-R5 ribbon tweeter, and the C-Z1 preamplifier and the M-Z1 monaural power amplifier?both featuring non-NFB circuit design.
Develops speaker system equipped with quadradial flat-plane honeycomb diaphragms made of newly developed high-rigidity, high-loss polymer-graphite.
Oct
Releases the PROJECT A9, PROJECT A1, and PROJECT S8 rack stereo systems; the KH-350 stereo music system; the A-900 integrated amplifier featuring non-switching circuit design; the F-700 FM tuner; the PL-L5 fully automatic turntable equipped with linear-tracking tonearm driven by linear motor; the PL-380A and PL-370A quartz PLL direct-drive turntable with SH rotor; the CT-620, industry's first auto-reverse cassette tape deck with metal-tape position; the CT-520, CT-315, CT-215, and CT-115 cassette tape decks; the PT-R7A ribbon tweeter; and the SK-8 portable stereo radio and cassette recorder.
Nov
Releases the SE-1000 high-end electrostatic headphones and the HA-1000 adapter for SE-1000.
PL-L1

PL-L1

CT-A1

CT-A1

KH-550

KH-550

EXCLUSIVE M10

EXCLUSIVE M10

Mini 1

Mini 1

PROJECT A7

PROJECT A7

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1968

Dec
Releases the AF-61 and AF-41 new Ansafone models.
AF-61

AF-61

AF-41

AF-41

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1969

Feb
Delivers 14-channel electronic music system to the United States Embassy Cultural Center.
Jul
Delivers set of audio equipment to Tokorozawa Civic Center Hall in Saitama Prefecture.
Oct
Participates in fitting out and operation of the festival plaza in the "Symbol Zone" with a special set of large speaker equipment, at the request of the Expo '70 (Osaka World Exposition) secretariat. Delivers set of audio equipment for seven pavilions including the United States Pavilion.
Osaka World Exposition

Osaka World Exposition

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1970

Sep
Becomes first Japanese company to attain CSA certification, the most prestigious in Canada, for three Ansafone models, the 910A, 510A, and 210A.
Delivers sets of audio equipment and underwater audio equipment to the Ryugujo Hall in Yomiuriland.

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1971

Mar
The ER-100 and ER-200 emergency broadcasting equipment is approved by the Fire and Disaster Management Agency.

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1972

Feb
Delivers set of audio equipment for Imperial Hall in Imperial Hotel.
Mar
Releases the AF-700 interactive Ansafone.
May
Delivers set of audio equipment to Suzumoto Performing Arts Center in Ueno, Tokyo.
AF-700

AF-700

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1973

Mar
Delivers set of broadcasting equipment for Heiwadai Stadium in Fukuoka Prefecture.
May
Launches CATV Business department.

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1974

Jan
The AF-700 Ansafone becomes the first in the industry to gain category approval by Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Public Corporation.
Feb
Delivers set of hall audio equipment for Tendo Civic Center Hall in Yamagata Prefecture.
Jun
Introduces the AF-800 answering phone that allows messages to be directly heard from outside the home, an industry first, upon approval by Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Public Corporation.
Jul
The AF-700 Ansafone is officially approved in the United Kingdom.
Releases the VS-77 and MS-66 speaker systems for indoor and outdoor theaters, and public halls.
AF-700

AF-700

AF-800

AF-800

MS-66 MP-600A

MS-66 MP-600A

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1975

Mar
Participates in the overall sound planning for the Expo '75 (Okinawa International Ocean Exposition) venue, and delivers set of audio equipment to Fuyo Pavilion.

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1976

History about the Corporate Information of 1976 is not posted.

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1977

Jan
Releases the GT-1100 and GT-6600 forty-channel Citizen Band transceivers in the United States.
Mar
Carries out world's first public demonstration of a two-way interactive cable TV system, in Columbus, the United States, and launches mass production of related equipment.
Dec
Opens QUBE, the world's first commercial-use, two-way cable TV station, in Columbus, Ohio. Subsequently opens stations in seven cities.
cable TV system

cable TV system

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1978

Jan
Releases the AF-810 Ansafone, which can be called by pager.
Apr
Releases the AF-400 answering phone dedicated to answering function.
Sep
Releases the Pioneer LD System.
Sep
Releases the TVX-700 stereo TV tuner when stereo TV broadcasts start.
Oct
Releases the TVM-201 color monitor.
AF-810

AF-810

AF-400

AF-400

TVX-700

TVX-700

TVM-201

TVM-201

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1979

Feb
Releases the BSS-7 BODYSONIC system.
Mar
Exports first batch of the PR-7820 DiscoVision commercial-use optical video disc players to General Motors after Universal Pioneer Corp. receives order from Pioneer partner MCA of the United States.
Aug
Presents an optical video disc player to the public at The Laser Exhibition held at the Ginza Mitsukoshi store in Tokyo.
BSS-7

BSS-7

PR-7820

PR-7820

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