Pioneer was founded in 1938 in Tokyo, Japan by Nozomu Matsumoto - a man with a passion for music that he hoped to share with the world through high quality audio speakers.

Today Pioneer is a world leader in electronics products for the home, car and business markets, respected for their role in introducing such innovations as consumer laser disc (1979), DVD-Video player (1996), high definition plasma display (1997). To this day, Pioneer still develops and manufactures innovative and high-tech entertainment and electronic products.