It has been 60 years since the Yamaha HiFi Player, the world’s first audio component bearing the “HiFi" name, was released. As a comprehensive musical instrument maker, as a materials and semiconductor manufacturer, and as experts in architectural acoustics and music promotion, Yamaha has always applied its accumulated technology base and experience to the task of producing ever improving audio equipment. In this section we will present the representative products and technologies that formed the sound of each era of Yamaha’s history of innovation from the birth of the Yamaha HiFi player in 1954 to the present.