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Sony’s been a household name for decades. For more than 60 years, Sony’s sold quality audio products throughout the world.

An Overview of Sony’s History and Breakthroughs

Realistically, Sony’s history began in 1945 after the war. A Japanese man named Masaru Ibuka opened a radio repair shop in Tokyo and later collaborated with Akio Morita. This company, Tsushin Kogyo K.K. went on and produced the very first Japanese tape recorder.

In the 1950s, after a trip to the United States, Ibuka returned to Japan having gained license to Bell Lab’s patented transistor. Rather than follow the general lead of using transistors for military purposes, Ibuka looked at the use of transistors for communications. This led to the development of transistor radios and Sony’s model, though not first, was the first real success.

Over the years, Sony has played a key role in major developments in the world of electronics.

In 1968, Sony released a line of cathode ray tube televisions known as Trinitrons.

This led to the development of a Trinitron computer monitor.

During the latter part of the 1970s, they developed the Sony Walkman, a portable cassette player, and eventually the Sony Discman that played CDs.

In the 1980s, Sony was behind, the quickly popular but short lived, Betamax VCR.

That same decade, they developed the 3.5-inch floppy disc.

Dolby Digital was overshadowed by Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, a newer format that used eight channels instead of six.

The PlayStation launched in 1994 to rave reviews. Graphics and memory storage allowed home users to play the greatest video games on the market. This was followed by the very successful PS2 and more expensive PS3.

Later in the 1990s, Sony developed the memory stick.

During this century, Sony has been a leader in home theater technology by introducing Blu-ray format. While Toshiba developed the HD DVD, they dropped their efforts in 2008.

Also in 2008, Sony released a “green” television that reduced carbon emissions and uses far less electricity that other televisions.

Best Selling Sony Turntables

You know Sony is a leader in professional and home audio equipment. Sony’s been a huge name in the industry for years. They offer a nice line of turntables that are perfect for audiophiles and DJs.

PS LX250: When you want fully automatic operation, the PS LX250 is a great choice. You can play 33 1/3 or 45s, and a 45 adaptor is included. A built-in preamp and equalizer switch round out the features.

PS LX300USB: Sony’s PS LX300USB looks like a throwback to the past. This classic turntable features the straight tone arm design that comes with an easy replaced record needle cartridge. However, it also has a USB port that allows you to quickly hook it up to your computer. You can transfer your favorite albums and 45s to MP3 files or burn to discs.

PS LX350H: The PS LX350H plays both 33 1/3s and 45s. With a solid dust cover, your record player is protected from dust and other contaminants that can wear down a needle more quickly. The curved tone arm is nicely balanced and features anti-skating technology.

 


 

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