There were back then, as indeed now, the Japanese "A-List" as determined by the editors - many who should have known better!
These were Yamaha / Technics / Pioneer / Luxman / Accuphase. They all made - in many cases, great sounding gear. However, the "B-List" by which I mean Hitachi / Mitsubishi / Toshiba / Onkyo / Nikko et al were marginalised. Time to do something about it we feel. So, to make a start, we have raided our archives. After that, we'll look farther a field. The following images might incline you to join us on this journey.
Thank you - the team