In 1964, Isamu Ikeda established Fidelity Research Company. He worked there for 50 years designing and building Cartridges and Tonearms.

Long a well-known master-craftsman in Japan, Isamu Ikeda started his eponymous brand in 2000 as a place where he is able to do things that had been impossible under mass production at Fidelity Research. At Ikeda, the company's superlative phono Cartridges and Tonearms are hand-made by Mr. Ikeda.

The Ikeda flagship Moving Coil Cartridge was launched in international markets in October, 2012.  Today, Ikeda's Cartridges and Tonearms are designed and developed for audiophiles and sound lovers worldwide.