This is the list of the best makers of audio equipment. Respond if you disagree

Receiver: Sansui, or Marantz, or maybe Yamaha
Turntable/RP: Bang and Olufsen or Technics
Cassette deck: Nakamichi. No one comes close.

Funny no one has mentioned vintage Pioneer receivers. Listening to my SX-1050 right now. Really awesome.

Professor Peabody, set the Way-Back machine to 1978!  Audio Research, Linn, Nakamichi, Yamaha, Quad, KLH 9s, Ampzilla, and Buck bleepin’ Dent...
Lloyd’s has always been a favorite.

Noise to signal is off the charts, signal is almost discernible.

THD? Yes, very much so! 
Frequency response is a solid 200hz - 2000hz

Comes with a tuner dial and everything!