Based in Tokyo Japan and founded in 1946, Kenwood is currently sold in dozens of countries worldwide. In 1980, Kenwood (then named Trio) started building mobile audio equipment. As a leading manufacturer of receivers, amplifiers, speakers and subwoofers for both the home and car markets, Kenwood worked to become an innovator with the first integration of the iPod into a mobile receiver, as well as making one of the first truly user-friendly navigation receivers.