Founded in 1953 by Dr. Sidney Harman and Bernard Kardon – two men with a deep interest in music and the arts – the company helped create the high-fidelity audio industry. Their first product was an FM tuner. One year after its founding, Harman Kardon introduced the world's first true high-fidelity receiver. Harman Kardon, a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, designs and builds audio equipment for consumers and the automotive industry. Harman Kardon focuses tightly on the needs of listeners. It applies the stratospheric standards of the most finicky audiophile to DVD players, audio/video receivers and other sound systems that anyone can use easily.