Aiwa: The Almost Great Audio CompanyAdrian Covert9/16/11 7:20pm301EditInvite manuallyPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkAiwa. Remember them? They established their name manufacturing hi-fi components in the '70s and '80s. In the '90s they went mainstream. Boomboxes, portable CD players, headphones, speakers, mini-systems. In the '00s they faded away, became property of Sony and died.