Nakamichi to Debut Ultra Small Subwoofer at KnowledgeFest

LAS VEGAS, NV (02.03.23) – Nakamichi is pleased to introduce its latest mini active subwoofer, the NBF17.0A, at KnowledgeFest. The diminutive enclosure uses a unique 6.5” square driver with die cast basket that is integrated into the black crinkle finish aluminum enclosure. The unit boasts a built-in 100W RMS Mosfet amplifier with a full complement of preamp controls that allow you to dial in the sound. A heavy duty protective metal mesh grill completes the compact package. Frequency response is listed at 30Hz-180Hz

NBF17.0A Features Include:

6.5-inch Square Subwoofer
Active Mosfet Amplifier N-Power Rated 100W RMS
Die Cast Aluminum Enclosure
High or Low Level Input (High Level Auto Turn-on Circuit)
0-12 dB Variable Bass Boost
50Hz – 180Hz Variable Low Pass Filter
Selectable 0/180 Phase Switch

A wired remote bass controller is included so the sub’s volume can be adjusted from the driver’s set. This smallest in class subwoofer footprint measures just 9-5/8”L x 7-1/8”W x 2-7/8”H and can be placed under most seats or just about anywhere.

The NBF17.0A amplified enclosure will be shipping later this month and carries a MSRP of $309.95.

For more information visit www.nakamichicaraudo.com or booth 617 at KnowledgeFest inside the Paris Las Vegas convention hall February 3-6.

Nakamichi Readies for KnowledgeFest Sin City

MIAMI, FL (01.23.23) – Nakamichi will once again be exhibiting at KnowledgeFest this time at the Las Vegas show to be held February 3-5, 2023 at MGM’s Paris Hotel and Casino.  New items on display will be two new  wireless CarPlay/Android Auto NA3625-Series receivers with the new Susumo Platform providing faster response and more intuitive menus for an improved user experience.  The two models are the companies first wireless units.  The NA3625-WUX is the company’s first floating face multimedia receiver release in North America.  It boasts a 4-way adjustable 10.1-inch glass HD touch screen. MSRP is $659.95.

Jason Proios holds an improved NDSK4085AU DSP.

Jason Proios, Product Development and Technical Services Manager, will be in the booth giving demos during the show.  “This new platform has been completely revised and is superior to any operating system we have released thus far”, stated Proios. “This took some time but as you will see it was definitely worth the wait”.

In addition to the wireless receivers Nakamichi will showcase several other new items during the show including an improved NDSK4085AU 8-channel DSP with built in amplifier.  “This DSP is so small and versatile it has limitless applications”, stated Proios.

Diplomat Trading is the exclusive agent for Nakamichi Mobile Audio in the U.S.A.   For more information visit www.nakamichicaraudio.com

Nakamichi Wraps Up Successful SEMA Showing

LAS VEGAS, NV (11.10.22) – The SEMA week kicked off Monday, October 31 for Nakamichi with a National Sales Meeting attended by over 30 people at Gordon Biersch restaurant and brewery just down the road from the Convention Center.

Sheamson Yeo, Sales Director for Nakamichi Car Audio, kicked off the National Sales Meeting with a product overview before the busy week started.
The new Nakamichi NA-3625-WUX was showcased at SEMA and is Nakamichi‘s first floating face receiver.

A brewery tour, dinner and a 2023 product overview were part of the festivities. The product overview as presented by Sheamson Yeo, Sales Director for Nakamichi Car Audio who flew in from Singapore for the event. A significant amount of time was devoted to company’s new NA3625 Series wireless CarPlay/Android Auto models. The new receivers were a major focus of the meeting; the NA3625-W6 (6.8-inch double DIN) and NA3625-WUX (10.1-inch floating screen) both scheduled for delivery in late Q4 feature a MAP of $359.95 and $529.95 respectively.

Alan Wojtas Associates received the Nakamichi Sales Rep of the Year Award.
The new Nakamichi NA3625-W6 wireless CarPlay/Android Auto double DIN receiver as seen in the New Product Showcase at SEMA 2022.

Also during the meeting, Alan Wojtas was awarded the Sales Rep of the Year for achieving the best overall sales in 2022.

On the Convention Center floor the Nakamichi booth in the North Hall was busy for all four days, beginning Tuesday through the shows conclusion on Friday. New receivers and DSP categories created the most excitement among dealers.

For more information on the new Nakamichi product introductions contact Robin McNeal: robin@usa-nakamichi.com

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Nakamichi to Introduce Three New CarPlay Receivers and HD Back Up Camera at SEMA

MIAMI,FL (10.17.22) – Nakamichi will use the global stage of SEMA to launch three new wireless CarPlay / Android Auto receivers. Based off the same UI platform, these new 2023 models will also be compatible with the company’s new HD (Hi Def) back up camera.

Nakamichi is branding this the “Wireless Evolution” and the new receiver models employ the company’s new Susumo (advanced and improved) platform providing faster response and more intuitive menus for an improve user experience. Initially the lineup will include two double DIN 6.8-inch models available in a DVD and mechless version plus a mechless single DIN 10.1-inch floating screen receiver.

Incorporated in this new platform is the ability to integrate a 720p HD back-up camera offering enhanced detail in light and dark conditions. The NC-A100 comes with 20ft of video cable and a universal mounting bracket.

Pricing and availability will be announced during the SEMA Show.

Be sure to stop by SEMA booth #11517 (North Hall) so you can check out first hand Nakamichi’s “Wireless Evolution’” and get the details on the new Car Play receivers and HD back up camera.

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Nakamichi Readies for SEMA Show

MIAMI, FL (09.22.22) – Nakamichi Car Audio has announced plans to exhibit at the 2022 SEMA Show November 1-4 in Las Vegas, NV. This will be the companies third SEMA Show appearance since re-entering the market in 2019.

Nakamichi will use the international backdrop of the SEMA Show to unveil its new Susumu menu featuring a redesigned layout that is more intuitive and more responsive than previous models—further demonstrating Nakamichi’s commitment to Japanese innovation.

The highlight of the new 20’ x 20’ booth will be its release of the NA3625 platform touting Nakamichi’s “wireless evolution”, the companies next step in CarPlay / Android Auto technology. “We are very excited about SEMA and the release of our new wireless CarPlay products”, exclaimed Robin McNeal, National Sales Manager for Nakamichi.

Nakamichi encourages all current and prospective dealers to contact their local sales rep to make an appointment or email Robin McNealrobin@usa-nakamichi.com

Nakamichi Car Audio can be found at booth 11517 North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center duing the SEMA Show.

Visit nakamichi-usa.com and semashow.com for more.

Nakamichi Intros a New Single DIN Multi-Media Receiver with Built-In DSP

MIAMI, FL (07.20.22) – Nakamichi Car Audio is pleased to introduce a new single DIN multi-media receiver with built in DSP.  The NQ723BD features time alignment, 40-band EQ and 3D surround sound all in a compact single DIN chassis.

Additional features include:
• 2.5-line 12 bit VA LCD display (Multi-color custom color choice)
• Optical Output (rear Toslink port)
• Detach face
• AM/FM with RDS
• Built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calls and music streaming (2-phone full time connection)
• Plays MP3, WMA, FLAC, ACC, WAV, APE (Lossless Music) Front USB 2.0 and 2A/5V phone charging
• 3.5mm Front AUX in, Micro SD/TF slot (behind face)
• Maximum Output Power: 50W x 4 (4V Front, Rear and Subwoofer RCA Outputs)
• Downloadable Nak APP Control for IOS and Android phones
• SWI-Steering Wheel Interface compatible (adapter required)
• Includes IR remote control
• Short chassis (182x53x115mm)

“The NQ723BD is in stock now for  immediate shipment”, stated Robin McNeal, National Sales Manager for Nakamichi Car Audio, “The new 2.5 line VCA LCD multi-color display can be configured to match any interior and is extremely easy to read.”  

MSRP: $112.95

For more information visit www.nakamichicaraudio.com or email Robin McNeal at robin@usa-nakamichi.com

Elon Musk Links Nakamichi to Bitcoin Developer

MIAMI, FL (03.17.22) – Last week entrepreneur and business magnate Elon Musk caused a stir online after sending out a tweet regarding the alleged creator of the bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.

Bitcoin is the first and most widely recognized cryptocurrency.

Musk’s Twitter meme shows that the pseudonym ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ is a collection of letters from the names of four consumer electronics companies: Samsung, Toshiba, Nakamichi and Motorola.

The first name Satoshi is derived from Sa-msung + Toshi-ba.

The last name Nakamoto is Naka-michi + Moto-rola.

Nakamichi Research Corporation Ltd was founded in 1948 by Etsuro Nakamichi of Tokyo, Japan. The brand relaunched its full line of car audio in the USA nearly 3 years ago.

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Nakamichi Year-End Wrap Up

MIAMI, FL (01.31.22) – Last month, Diplomat Trading hosted Robin McNeal and Jason Proios at their Miami headquarters for several days of meetings. The meetings were capped by a video conference with the sales and marketing staff from Nakamichi Asia which featured virtually remote representatives from Singapore, Hong Kong and China. 

Pictured left to right are Jason Proios, Robin McNeal and David Bradman in the Nakamichi showroom.

Topics of discussion included new models, market trends, sales projections and of course product availability. Production schedules were finalized for products that would ship before the Lunar New Year. “I feel better now about Q1 inventory,” noted Robin McNeal, National Sales manager for Nakamichi Car Audio. “To date we have introduced five new 2022 head units; two Double DIN (one with CarPlay and Android Auto) and three single DIN models. We should have several new CarPlay-Android Auto units to show at the February KnowlegdeFest in Las Vegas.”

Award for an Outstanding Job was presented to Robin McNeal.

During the trip McNeal was presented with a special award For an Outstanding Job in 2021. “I am very honored to receive this recognition and want to thank everyone involved that helped grow the Nakamichi business,” stated McNeal. ”A special thank you goes to David Bradman at Diplomat for giving me this opportunity.”

Since returning to the U.S market in 2020, Nakamichi Car Audio has expanded its dealer network both direct and through select distribution to car audio retailers in all 50 states including Alaska and Hawaii.

For more information about Nakamichi Car Audio visit www.nakamichicaraudio.com

Nakamichi Presents Awards at Annual Rep Meeting

LAS VEGAS, NV(11.11.2021) – Nakamichi used the setting of the 2021 SEMA Show to hold an annual manufactures rep meeting after skipping a year due to travel restrictions.  The meeting consisted of a dinner at Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, a recap of current and new products, sales outlook and the presentation of several rep awards.

Robin McNeal conducting the introductions portion of the rep sales meeting at the Gordon Biersch Brewing Company.

Plaques were presented to the following rep firms:

Rep of the Year: Advanced Marketing

Rookie Rep of the Year: Rock-N-Rev Sales

Trailblazer Award: Alan Wojtas Associates

Rep of the Year, Bruce Gilsdorf-Advanced Marketing (R) and Trailblazer Award winner Alan Wojtas-Alan Wojtas Associates flank Nakamichi National Sales Manager Robin McNeal with their awards.

The meeting was conducted by Nakamichi National Sales Manager, Robin McNeal and Diplomat Trading Sales Manager Orestes Ordaz (Diplomat serves as Nakamichi’s exclusive agent for the USA, Caribbean, Central and Latin America). In all ten rep groups were present including:

Advanced Marketing- Bruce Gilsdorf

Alan Wojtas Associates- Alan Wojtas

Arrowhead Marketing- Doug Hoaglund

Discovery On Mark Group-Kevin Klockner

Following dinner the reps participated in a roundtable discussion about what is needed for 2022.

Encore Sales- Kenny Giba and Tom Scuderi

End Result- Rusty North

Foresight Industries- Edric Taira

MC Marketing – Michael Colundjia

Mielenz Sales- Bill Mielenz

Sound Sales & Marketing -Jerry Zemming

Jeff Budin-Rock-N-Rev Sales & Marketing earned the Rookie Rep of the Year and was also The Top New Sales Producer.

The Monday night meeting kicked off for what turned out to be a very successful showing for Nakamichi during SEMA week.  The company had quality meetings with both existing and prospective customers.

“We were extremely pleased with the show and the number of people we met with,” stated Robin McNeal, National Sales Manager for Nakamichi Car Audio.  “It was great to meet face to face again with so many industry friends.”

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Nakamichi Shipping New 2022 Head Units in Advance of SEMA Show

MIAMI, FL (02.18.2021) – Nakamichi released three new head units this month just weeks ahead of the 2021 SEMA Show. The three models include one Double DIN with CarPlay and Android Auto along with two single DIN units.

Robin McNeal, National Sales Manager for Nakamichi car stated the following, “I am pleased to announce that we are shipping 2022 models ahead of schedule.  With all the delays the CE industry has experienced over the last year-plus it is really great to be able to offer 2022 models in October.”

Robin McNeal

The NAM3510-M7 is a 7” TFT mechless Double DIN receiver with wired CarPlay/Android Auto.

Key features Include:

  • 1080P HD video playback
  • Dual USB ports
  • Front panel Micro SD card port
  • Rear Camera RCA input
  • Two RCA video outputs
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • 16-band EQ
  • Time Alignment
  • SWC (Steering Wheel Control) compatible (adapter required)
  • Short chassis with sleeve
  • Includes IR remote control
  • MSRP: $399.95

The NQ821B is a single DIN CD receiver using Nakamichi’ s popular new 2-line 12 bit VA LCD display.

Key features include:

  • Multi-color (custom choice) readout and buttons
  • Built-in Bluetooth for hands free-calls and music streaming
  • Front panel USB and 3.5mm input ports
  • Detachable front panel
  • Three sets RCA outputs (front, rear and sub)
  • Downloadable APP Control for IOS and Android phones
  • 10-band EQ
  • SWC (Steering Wheel Control) compatible (adapter required)
  • Maximum output power is 50W x 4
  • MSRP: $134.95

The NQ921B is the same as the NQ821B except it can play DVD’s as well as CD’s and has an RCA video output. MSRP is $154.95.

These plus other new models will be on display in the Nakamichi booth 12465 North Hall during the SEMA Show November 2-5, 2021.

“We will be showcasing several other new items at SEMA”, commented McNeal, “be sure to stop by our North Hall booth in the LVCC.”

For more information visit www.nakaichicaraudio.com