KENWOOD USA is a leading developer and manufacturer of consumer electronics and communications equipment. Founded in the United States in 1961, KENWOOD USA is the largest sales subsidiary of KENWOOD Corporation of Japan and is recognized by consumers and industry professionals for providing products known for quality, performance, and value. KENWOOD USA has a reputation for bringing important new products to the consumer electronics market. The company built the first audio/video amplifier for home theater back in 1981. KENWOOD also created the first anti-theft car cassette deck that could be slid out of the dash; the first with an automatic broadcast sensor system and automatic noise reduction; the first with 24 presets; and the first polypropylene speaker cones. Over the years, KENWOOD engineers have invented dozens of new technologies later copied by others.