Nakamichi Car Audio Kicked Off CES with National Sales Meeting

LAS VEGAS, NV (01.13.2020) – In the shadows of the new Las Vegas Raiders football stadium, Nakamichi held a National Sales Meeting on Monday afternoon, January 6 at the Marriott Courtyard Las Vegas South.

The meeting was opened with introductions provided by Robin McNeal, National Sales Manager for Nakamichi Car Audio. A keynote speech was given by current Nakamichi Japan President and former Pioneer USA President Kiyokazu Igarashi. Igarashi-san joined the company in May of last year and said he was humbled to head such a storied brand. He urged the reps to give their input and let him know what type of products were needed to ensure the brand’s success.

David Bradman (in the foreground) Diplomat Trading President, addressing the reps during the national sales meeting.

David Bradman, President of Diplomat Trading—the exclusive agent for Nakamichi Car Audio in the U.S. welcomed all the reps and thanked them for making the trip to Las Vegas. David shared some of his company’s past 40+ year history and his enthusiasm for the Nakamichi brand. From there a new product presentation was hosted by Sheamson Yeo, World Wide Sales Manager for Nakamichi Car Audio.

Sheamson Yeo, World Wide Nakamichi Car Audio Sales Manager, during his presentation to the representatives at the national sales meeting.

Other topics discussed were commission structures, MAP enforcement and product show specials.

McNeal and Bradman would like to recognize the rep groups that were able to make the trip to CES along with the huge investment of time and money required attend the show. Rep firms attending the meeting included

Gemini Advantage Marketing (NY/NJ)
M.C. Marketing (Southeast)
Encore (Mid Atlantic)
Cardoza and Company (No Calif and No NV)
Sound Sales and Marketing (So Calif)
Arrowhead Marketing (Dakotas and MN)
Advanced Marketing (Pac NW)
Discovery On-Mark (Rocky Mtn and AZ/NM)
Mielenz Sales (Illinois)
Foresight Marketing (Hawaii)

During Day 1 of the show Nakamichi had its 2021 CES booth selection and is pleased to announce that the company will return to Vegas next January to exhibit in the new West Hall which is currently under construction.

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Nakamichi Car Audio Readies for CES 2020 in the North Hall

LAS VEGAS, NV (01.02.2019) – Nakamichi Car Audio is in full show mode as it readies for CES 2020 in Las Vegas next week. The numerous CES booth crates have arrived and booth construction is already under way!

Robin McNeal, National Sales Manager, pictured with crates in the North Hall booth as setup is under way.

Kiyokazu Igarashi, President of Nakamichi Japan and Sheamson Yeo, World Wide Sales Manager for Nakamichi Car Audio, are flying in to attend the show and the Nakamichi National Sales meeting taking place on Monday, January 6. The meeting will focus on the new products that Nakamichi will bring to market in 2020.

Nakamichi will be unveiling a host of new products January 7-10 in the North Hall during CES. Among them is a single DIN DSP USB receiver with built-in 25-band EQ that features Nakamichi’s wireless APP Control that allows the radio to be controlled by your smartphone via Bluetooth. APP Control is compatible with Apple and Android phones. Some of the other new products include single DIN 9-inch and 10.1-inch floating screen media receivers. Both models work with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

For CES Nakamichi has partnered with Moke America to provide a couple of unique demo vehicles. The Moke’s are a 21st century green-friendly electric vehicle based on the British classic originally manufactured in the 1960’s.

Be sure to visit the Nakamichi booth #3621 LVCC North Hall for full details and to see all the exciting new products.

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Petra and Nakamichi Partner to Distribute High-End 12-Volt Products

EDMOND, OK (12.09.2019) – Petra Industries has announced their new partnership with the Nakamichi Car Audio line of premium car audio products.

LEFT: Master cartons of Nakamichi Car Audio products on pallets.
RIGHT: Nakamichi Car Audio speakers on shelves in the Petra warehouse ready to ship.

Nakamichi is a Japanese consumer electronics brand that first built its reputation for excellence with its high-quality and innovative audio cassette and reel-to-reel tape decks. In later years, Nakamichi provided OEM car audio components for high-end luxury cars as well as sold top-quality head units for aftermarket sales. After years of absence, Nakamichi Car Audio is now returning to the U.S. market.

“Nakamichi has a reputation for high-quality products,” said Tate Morgan, Petra President. “We are excited to be partnering with Nakamichi as they return to the United States car audio market, and we are confident Nakamichi will quickly re-establish themselves as a premium brand. Nakamichi is an excellent addition to the Petra lineup of quality 12-volt products, and we are especially pleased to be one of their select distributors.”

“We are pleased to welcome Petra as one of our select regional Nakamichi distributors,” stated Robin McNeal, Nakamichi Car Audio National Sales Manager.

Be sure to see Nakamichi at the CES 2020 booth 3621 North Hall LVCC.

Petra carries over two dozen Nakamichi products, including DVD, CD, and mechless car receivers, subwoofers, amps, car speakers, car cameras, and dash cams. There are also several system packages of single-DIN receivers and speakers.

To learn more about Nakamichi Car Audio products, visit order.petra.com

Nakamichi Announces Successful SEMA Showing

LAS VEGAS, NV (11.15.2019) – Nakamichi Car Audio has announced a successful showing a the recently completed SEMA Show held November 5-8 in Las Vegas, NV.

L to R: Guillermo Mendez, Diplomat Trading; Kiyokazu Igarashi, President Nakamichi Japan; Robin McNeal, National Sales Manager-Nakamichi Car Audio; and Sheamson Yeo, Nakamichi Director of Worldwide Sales.

Earlier this year Nakamichi Car Audio announced a return to the U.S Market through an exclusive agent, Diplomat Trading. More recently, Diplomat appointed Robin McNeal as the National Sales Manager for the U.S. Domestic Market. “Last week’s SEMA Show was the first time many of the reps and potential customers has seen the Nakamichi products in person,” noted McNeal.

Hot items included the Nakamichi NA3605 double DIN multi-media player that contains both Android Auto and Apple Car Play, NDS6120 stand-alone Digital Signal Processor and ND790 car DVR 7-inch rear view mirror monitor.

NA3605 Double DIN Touch Screen
6.8-inch capacitive screen
Android Auto voice control for Google maps
Apple CarPlay with Siri for real time directions
HD DVD media player
High power 4x50W
MSRP: $469.95

NDS6120 Stand-alone Digital Signal Processor
6-in/12-out
31-band parametric EQ
Optional Bluetooth module
Optional wired controller with 2-inch OLED screen
MSRP: $659.95

ND790 Rear View Mirror Monitor
7-inch touch screen with intuitive interface
Front and rear cameras
1080P resolution
Starlight Night Vision
MSRP: $219.95

“We had a very busy booth for 4-days and now we begin with post show follow-up,” McNeal said. “In just over 60 days we will be right back here in the North Hall for CES.”

Visit www.nakamichicaraudio.com for more.

Nakamichi Debuts DSP at SEMA 2019

LAS VEGAS, NV (11.04.2019) – Nakamichi Car Audio will unveil a stand alone DSP unit during next week’s SEMA tradeshow in Las Vegas. The NDS6120 is a 12-channel processor with state-of-the-art DSP technology sure to raise the bar in car audio. The one-piece extruded aluminum chassis houses the Texas Instruments DSP chipset and other premium quality components on a double sided 4-layer PCB.

Robin McNeal, Nakamichi National Sales Manager, is pictured with the new Nakamichi NDS6120 DSP during booth setup at SEMA 2019.

All functions including an individually configurable input and output assignment, high level mix, parametric 31-band EQ, time delay correction and filter settings can be set optimally via personal computer or smartphone with Nakamichi APP.

The NDS6120 also allows you to connect the optional Bluetooth plug-in outboard module for audio streaming. An optional wired remote controller (AC2) may be added to control basic functions once the system has been dialed in using Nakamichi’s proprietary software download.

12-Channel DSP with PC/APP Control Features

6 x High Level Inputs (switchable to Low Level)
12 x RCA Outputs
1 x Toslink Fiber Optic Input
Dual 32bit, 330 MIPS DSP technology controllable via PC software or APP
External Bluetooth USB-module for audio streaming and smartphone set up (optional NDS10B)
Digital remote control with OLED display for controlling select DP functions (optional AC2)

Be sure to visit Nakamichi at booth #11632 North Hall during the 2019 SEMA Show for this and more premium car audio products.

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Nakamichi Car Audio Adds to Rep Force

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (10.22.2019) – On a recent trip to Southern California, Robin McNeal, Nakamichi Car Audio National Sales Manager, met with newly appointed local rep Jerry Zemming of Sound Sales & Marketing. The two strategized during a breakfast meeting which included talk about the current product and availability, limited distribution philosophy, target accounts and new 2020 models including a foray into Hi Res Audio. Sound Sales & Marketing will service all of Southern California from San Luis Obispo to San Diego and the border.

Robin McNeal (R) and Jerry Zemming strategized during a breakfast meeting which included talk about the current product and availability, limited distribution philosophy, target accounts and new 2020 models including a foray into Hi-Res Audio.

Both McNeal and Zemming are looking forward to the upcoming SEMA Show next month in Las Vegas where the iconic Japanese brand will be on display in the North Hall of the LVCC in booth #11632.

McNeal was also gratified to announce additional representative appointments in these Western territories:

Advanced Marketing—Pacific Northwest (WA, OR and Western ID)
Arrowhead Sales-MINK (MO, IA, NE and KS)
Discovery On Mark Group-Rocky Mountains (AZ, NM, So NV, CO, UT, MT, WY and Eastern ID)

“Nakamichi Car Audio is pleased to welcome Sound Sales & Marketing along with all the other fine representative organizations from coast to coast to our family. It is with great satisfaction that I welcome our freshman rep class as we head into SEMA and CES.”

For additional information about Nakamichi Car Audio you can reach out Robin McNeal directly at (702) 558-4447 or via email at robin@usa-nakamichi.com

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Nakamichi Appoints Robin McNeal National Sales Manager

LONG BEACH, CA (10.03.2019) – After years of absence, Nakamichi Car Audio returns to the U.S. market through an exclusive agent. Nakamichi Car Audio is currently offered globally by dealers throughout Europe, Central and South America, and Asia & Oceania. The United States remains the one last major market for the company to supply. Long time 12-volt veteran Robin McNeal has been named as the brands National Sales Manager and is tasked with changing that.

McNeal brings with him a long history of executive sales positions with car audio companies including L.A. Sound, PowerBass, Retro Sound and Clarion.

Robin McNeal, National Sales Manager

“The first order of business is to put together a top-notch rep force to set up U.S. distribution,” McNeal noted. “Our goal is to offer the dealer reliable, high quality products and great service without sacrificing margin.”

Nakamichi currently has 7 head units available in the States. “I don’t see a need for 10 single DIN CD receivers,” stated McNeal, “Talking to dealers they prefer a short concise line up.”

The NA3605 is the flag ship multimedia model featuring a 6.8-inch capacitive touch screen with a 1080p wide viewing angle LCD with enhanced smart phone connectivity that supports Apple CarPlay™ and wireless connectivity for Android Auto™ at an MSRP of $469.95.

Nakamichi Car Audio will be on display at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show November 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center booth #11632 (North Hall).

The current Nakamichi Car Audio rep roster includes:

Southern California-2

Sound Sales & Marketing-Jerry Zemming

Northern California-3

Cardoza and Company-Mark Cardoza

Dakotas-7

Arrowhead Marketing-Doug Hoaglund

Southwest-9

Alan Wojtas Associates-Alan Wojtas

Chicagoland-10

Mielenz Sales-Bill Mielenz

Michigan-11

Audex Marketing-Bill Barron

Southeast-13

M.C. Marketing-Michael Colundjia

Mid Atlantic-16

Encore Mid Atlantic-Russ DePillis

New York/No New Jersey-17

Gemini Advantage Marketing-Bruce Orr

New England-19

Impact Sales & Marketing-Ira Gold

More rep announcements coming soon.

For additional information visit www.nakamichicaraudio.com or you may contact Robin McNeal directly at robin@usa-nakamichi.com or (702) 558-4447.