Is it just me or has anybody ever wondered where Aiwa has disappeared to. I remember being a kid in the 80s and my friends brother who arrived home from Germany circa 1987 had a personal cassette player which I was truly blown away by. A tiny silver masterpiece. Sporting an aluminium finish will a graphic eq On the front it was quite simply a stunning piece of kit in its day. Ever before lossless formats or specialised brands like I Basso ,Astell & Kern, Hifiman, Aiwa was the audiophiles brand of choice. I can recall lots of different models including a gold anniversary edition that retailed at well over £300. I finally received one in 1990. I remember it cost over £250 pounds serious money for its day and not bad for a 13 year old either when other posh kids had Sony sportsmans I was clutching a top spec Aiwa, most didn't know what it was. I knew it was owned by Sony who still have the name under their umbrella but I think its now a non entity.
So if someone from Sony reads this you need to get the finger out. All you old audiophile's who shake if they hear words like BBE, DSL and Amorphous Head will be queuing up for a portable resurrection.
Aiwa should come back to challenge the big guns from I river, Hifiman ,I Basso..
Edited by rdsreference - 8/5/13 at 4:37pm