One of the most interesting facts about Aiwa stereo systems is that Aiwa is one of the leading manufacturers of audio and visual products. It started as a Japanese local company but expanded to every part of the world. The products include headphones, minidisc players, compact disc players, cassette players, minicomponent stereo systems, car stereo systems, portable stereo systems, televisions, video cassette recorders, digital audio discs and television tuners.
Aiwa is a Japanese based company that was founded in 1951 as a producer of microphones, and it later produced its first Japanese cassette tape recorder in 1964. Initially, the main market of the company was Japan. Later on, it expanded to the international scene, and as of 2014, it has more than 25 principal subsidiaries across the world. In 1980, the company ventured into the production of headphones on top of the microphones and proceeded to manufacture video cassette recorders in the same year. In 1981, the company started producing television sets and computer peripherals. In 2000, its most successful area of production was the minicomponent stereo systems. This made it a global market leader in the same year with a share of 30 percent. As of 2014, Aiwa products were found on almost every continent.