This Sonic Boom Is Made In America

Remember the glory days of American hi-fi, when names such as Marantz and Scott were synonymous with good sound and top quality? Along with the rest of this nation's consumer electronics, most of the once-great brands in U.S. stereo have long since been bought up or driven out of business by the Japanese and Europeans. But in one segment of consumer electronics--high-end stereo gear, where state-of-the-art systems fetch up to $100,000--U.S. companies increasingly dominate the $400 million world market.

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