Aiwa, registered as Aiwa Corp., is a consumer electronics company owned by Chicago-based Joe Born since 2015. Aiwa was originally a Japanese company founded in 1951, and was once a globally well-regarded brand known for making quality audio products, such as speakers, boomboxes and stereo systems. It was the market leader in several product categories. Aiwa created the first cassette tape recorder in 1964. The company was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange from October 1961 until September 2002.
The company went into the red in the late 1990s, and was fully bought by Sony in 2002. Aiwa was then rebranded as a new youth-focused division of Sony, but it was unsuccessful and the brand was discontinued by 2006. In 2015, an American audio company known as Hale Devices, Inc. was granted the rights to the iconic brand name, with the company renaming itself to Aiwa Corporation and starting to produce audio equipment.
1 - Electrolytic capacitors are among the most important in an audio equipment and replacing them with high-quality capacitors from the factory will improve the sound quality
2 - Electrolytic capacitors have life of work 1000-2000h then begin to lose their qualities
3 - The use of Audio-Grade Capacitor Nichicon / Elna which are made specifically for audio equipment from high-end will make your machine in good times higher
What is audio grade capacitor?
This is capacitors specifically for audio applications. These are designed to give premium sound quality when compared to general purpose capacitors. Nichicon's MUSE series and Elna SILMIC II, ideally suited for first class audio equipment where qualitative and quantitative characteristics are required.
What you should know when you make replacement
1 Mark all cables when separate circuit boards to avoid confusion in the assembly
2 All capacitors meet on parameters of old, replace them one by one so as not to get confused!