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

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

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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

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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.

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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.”

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Nakamichi Adds Full Range Class-D Models to Mini Amplifier Series

MIAMI, FL (07.26.2021) – Nakamichi is pleased to announce the addition of two new models to its Mini Series mobile electronics amplifiers. The NHMD100.4 and NHMD600.1 are 4-channel and 1-channel mono offerings designed using the latest Full Range Class D topography. As a result, these amplifiers offer a small footprint but are still capable of delivering big power output.

The high-density extruded aluminum heat sink measures just under 2-inches tall.

While diminutive in size, these new models don’t sacrifice features or flexibility. Both have high and low level inputs as well as pass-thru low level line outputs. Other features including variable electronic crossovers and selectable filters are located under the top mounted removable cover. Each come packaged with a wired remote gain controller.

NHMD600.1 Mini Series mono amplifier

NHMD600.1 MONO AMPLIFIER (600 Watts)

Rated Power: 600W x 1 into 2-ohms or 400W x 1 into 4-ohms

Size: 7.75L x 4.75W x 1.875H-inches

Suggested Retail $299.95

NHMD600.1 with top cover removed exposing the preamp controls.

Controls under the cover include:

Variable Input Gain (0.32-6.5V)
Selectable Full Range or Sub (30-250hz)
Variable Low Pass (30-250Hz)
Variable Sub Sonic Filter (15-60Hz)
Variable Phase (0-180-degress)
Variable Bass Boost (0-12dB)

NHMD600.1 mono (top) alongside NHMD400.1 four channel Mini Series amplifiers.


Rated Power: 125W x 4 into 2-ohms or 100 x 4 into 4-ohms

Size: 8.75L x 4.75W x 1.875H-inches

Suggested Retail $359.95

Controls under the cover include:

Separate Front and Rear Variable Gain (0.15-8V)
Front Selectable High Pass Filter or Full Range
Front Variable High Pass (50-500Hz or 500-5KHz)
Rear Selectable High Pass Filter, Low Pass Filter or Full Range
Rear Variable High Pass (15-500Hz)
Rear Variable Low Pass (50-500Hz or 500-5KHz)
Rear Variable Bass Boost (0-12dB)

These two models bring a total of four Mini Series amplifiers now offered by Nakamichi. All are in stock for immediate shipment.

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Nakamichi Receives Seven Entries in Annual Car Audio Buyers Guide

MIAMI, FL (03.25.2021) – The 11th Annual PASMAG Car Audio & Technology issue hit the streets earlier this month. The issue includes individual Buyers Guides for five car electronics categories.

In the coveted head unit category, models were featured from Alpine, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Nakamichi, Pioneer and Sony.

“We are very pleased to be included with such good company”, stated Robin McNeal, National Sales Manager, for Nakamichi. Continuing McNeal commented, “Since Nakamichi’s U.S. relaunch in 2019 the brand has been carefully building a network of traditional 12volt retailers and distributors. One of the cornerstones fueling the successful relaunch is the enforcement of the brand’s MAP program.”

PASMAG is the only major consumer magazine that is focused on both mobile electronics and performance products. The print edition is distributed throughout the USA and Canada and publication can be viewed digitally as well.

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Nakamichi received 7 entries in the PASMAG 2021 Car Audio & Technology Buyers Guide

  • NA3605-Double DIN CarPlay Receiver
  • NQ721BE-DIN Digital Media Receiver
  • NQ911B-DIN DVD Receiver
  • N60t-Audiophile Six Channel Tube Amplifier
  • NGXA120.4-Four Channel A/B Amplifier
  • NDS6120-Digital Signal Processor
  • NS6Q3-Audiophile Component System

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Nakamichi Airs in More Head Units to Meet Demand

MIAMI, FL (12.14.2020) – Last Thursday, three more pallets of Nakamichi CarPlay head units arrived at Diplomat Trading in Miami. Several times now Diplomat, the exclusive U.S. agent for Nakamichi, has aired in head units to try and keep up with demand.

“Our two CarPlay/Android Auto pieces continue to sell extremely well”, commented Robin McNeal, National Sales Manager for Nakamichi Car Audio. “We are fortunate that we have a good working relationship with Nakamichi Asia to help offset some of the transportation costs. We are also fortunate that Diplomat has the resources to continue to invest in the brand and allow us to grow our business in the States”.

Nakamichi CarPlay head units arriving by plane.

McNeal and Diplomat have been working closely with the factory to forecast business and future growth. “It has been crazy, just when you think have a handle on product supply something unexpected pops up,” stated McNeal.

Currently, demand still exceeds supply as Nakamichi Car Audio continues to make inroads in the U.S. market resulting in a surge of popular models.

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Nakamichi’s New CarPlay/Android Auto Gets Rave Review from Rock-N-Rev Sales

PAPILLION, NE (10.05.2020) – Nakamichi Car Audio is excited to announce the hiring of its latest rep firm ROCK-N-REV SALES in the Midwest Territory. (MINKS)

RNR owner Jeff (Boody) Budin has been a staple part of the 12-Volt community for over 25 years and his new rep firm has been setting record sales numbers.

Jeff Budin is ready to install the Nakamichi NA6605 in his Rock-N-Rev Tundra. 

When asked his thoughts on the new Nakamichi NA6605 CarPlay / Android Auto piece this was Jeff’s review:

“I couldn’t think of a better way to try the unit out than installing it in my own truck,” stated Budin. “I was impressed that a value product like this was offering Android Auto! It also has 2 USB ports which is kinda cool and you’re even able to retain steering wheel control for its low price point. If the whole line checks out anything like this then dealers got a home run. TWO THUMBS UP!”

The responsiveness of the 6.8-inch screen is impressive.

“We want to welcome Jeff to our rep network,” stated Robin McNeal, National Sales Manager for Nakamichi Car Audio. “He is off to a great start and has hit the ground running.”

ROCK-N-REV SALES & MARKETING covers the states of NE, IA, KS, MO and Southern Illinois

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