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. The thrust and goal of the Harman Kardon brand is to give music fans the finest sound with the greatest of ease. In the 2000s, Harman Kardon was the first to simplify audio/video setup by fully color-coding an A/V receiver's rear-panel connections. The company has pioneered everything from stereo sound to cassette decks to a remote control that automatically calibrates a home theater's sound system. Whatever you want your sound system to do, Harman Kardon wants to make it easy - and to make it sound great.