Fisher never went out of business - the company as a whole was acquired by Emerson Electronics in 1969, just like Arcam is now being purchased by Harman, which itself is owned by Samsung. Then Emerson later sold it to Sanyo, then it turned into a mere "brand", and then Panasonic later bought and terminated Sanyo (along with Fisher that Sanyo owned). Source: Fisher Electronics - Wikipedia Mr. Scott retired in 1972, sold the company in 1973, and died in 1975, so it never really went out of business, either: "Scott remained independent until 1973, when it was sold to its European distributor, Electro Audio Dynamics. This began the final chapter in a gradual decline that began back in the mid 1960's. The transistor age, and the entry of foreign product into the American audio marketplace was the beginning of the end for Scott, Fisher, and most of the American manufacturers. Rather than aim for the smaller upscale market, as did Macintosh, Scott tried to beat the Japanese at their own game. Scott Lost." Source: The Antique Collector: Focus on H. H. Scott Now, those Japanese brands you may be right about, plus I'm too lazy to check.