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Topic: Nakamichi is done

Posted By: dwarren
Subject: Nakamichi is done
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 2:28 AM

heard from an authorized dealer that Nakamichi is done, again. They were not present at CES. I guess paying over a grand for a deck and not having it function is a little unnerving,   

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Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 8:38 AM
After its latest bankruptcy, Nakamichi was taken over by the Grande Group in Hong Kong.  Grande owns the Nakamichi, Akai, Kawa and Sansui brands.  Akai is planning a major push back into the US market with some interesting new higher-end tube amplifier based home products, and a promissed line of "high end" car audio.  Nakamichi is focussing their efforts in home theatre in the US and may pull out of the car audio market completely.  Look for some of the Nak technology to show up in the new Akai-branded gear when it hits the street.  They'll be imported through ESI in Woodland Hills Ca. (for any of you retailers out there who might be interested.)

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Posted By: kfr01
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 12:55 PM
I hope uthinkuknow doesn't have some sort of breakdown.

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Posted By: Steven Kephart
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 1:16 PM

DYohn] wrote:

Akai is planning a major push back into the US market with some interesting new higher-end tube amplifier based home products, and a promissed line of "high end" car audio. 

As an adition to this, they are also going to be releasing some planar speakers as well.

Steven Kephart

Adire Audio



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Posted By: forbidden
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 2:45 PM
We best send a support group to uthinkuknowaudio asap.  <Dr. Evil voice> He might need a hug.

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Posted By: uthinkuknoaudio
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 5:19 PM
OMG YOUR KIDDING ME! I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT! send me a link before i go into cardiac arrest! WTF, I AM .... WHAT THE F#$k, THE GREATEST HEAD UNIT MAKER OF ALL TIME LEAVING THE CAR AUDIO INDUSTRY FOR SOME JAPANESE  BULLCRAP THAT WILL TRY TO REPLACE IT? I won't have it. I'm booking a ticket to japan in the morning, as well as my 10mm and a ski mask. NEVER WILL I ALLOW IT! NEVER!!!! (Calling a psychiatrist and psycho ward)... you seriously are joking right. That is a sick joke.

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"I don't play games. I play Nakamichi and that for real yo" - Probably some japanese kid said this in the early 80's trying to sell stereo out of his trunk lol.




Posted By: gumbi_12
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 5:31 PM
uthink Im sorry for your loss. 




Posted By: forbidden
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 5:39 PM
Turn them over, they are done on this side.

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Posted By: auex
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 5:46 PM
Don't ever forget to take your meds again.

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Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 6:00 PM
Wow, last time I saw that kind of reaction was when my brother found out the Monkees were not a real band...

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Posted By: Steven Kephart
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 6:05 PM

DYohn] wrote:

ow, last time I saw that kind of reaction was when my brother found out the Monkees were not a real band...

Who are the Monkeys? posted_image  (this forum needs a good rasperies smilie)

Steven Kephart

Adire Audio



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Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 6:11 PM
No, not the Rasberries, the Monkees.  I believe the Monkee-mobile used a state of the art Jensen audio system.  Too bad they didn't have whack chrome spiinners in the 70's.

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Posted By: stevdart
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 6:18 PM

uthinkukno............can I interest you in the new Akai?  We need someone who is uh, ahem, singularly-minded to promote the line.





Posted By: uthinkuknoaudio
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 6:18 PM
THIS ISN'T FUNNY! I ALREADY SENT 11 EMAILS AND COUNTING TO THE NAKAMICHI HEADQUARTERS OFF OF THE WEBSITE! I'VE LEFT 3 VOICE MAILS AT ALL MY LOCAL DEALERS! .... I WILL KILL SOMEONE I SWEAR TO GOD IF THEY STOP MAKING CAR AUDIO. Who cares about home audio, isn't that what Harmon's for? NAKAMICHI IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...........You guys are lying. please tell me its a joke, because you guys are sick sick people.

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"I don't play games. I play Nakamichi and that for real yo" - Probably some japanese kid said this in the early 80's trying to sell stereo out of his trunk lol.




Posted By: stevdart
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 6:21 PM
You're hired.




Posted By: gumbi_12
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 6:23 PM
Dy there is something about you describing things as whack that makes me laugh




Posted By: customsuburb
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 6:50 PM

I saw it coming... McIntosh can take their place in the high end CD player world (along with Eclipse) and it will all be good. Nak decks seemed to have had a high failure rate anyway.

Uthink it's not like the dealers will automatically run out of Nak decks. To commemorate the loss go out and by a CD 700II or something...



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Posted By: Ravendarat
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 7:20 PM
This is kinda funny. I am kinda concernd though that we havent seen a "lol" or "just kidding" from uthink yet. Do you think that uthink could commit harry carry over this little tibit of information. And when was the last time someone besides me used the term Harry Carry

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Posted By: uthinkuknoaudio
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 8:18 PM
i'm going to take all my anger out on my wrists with a razor. I HATE YOU ALL FOR THIS!!! This lie has gone far enough! Nakamichi will remain is biznaz in car audio, making the finest head units in the world!  NAKAMICHI, NAKAMICHI, NAKAMICHI, NAKAMICHI...... you guys are full of $hit and its making me sick to know you guys do this to me for fun. I hope you feel real great. McIntosh will never replace them, as long as i have a bullet in my 10mm. I don't have the cheese for a CD700ii, so hah! maybe i'll steal one and then pull a harry carry out the window with a knife in my trachea....

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"I don't play games. I play Nakamichi and that for real yo" - Probably some japanese kid said this in the early 80's trying to sell stereo out of his trunk lol.




Posted By: auex
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 8:51 PM
Call the pharmacy and have them refill your lithium.

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Posted By: stevdart
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 8:52 PM

"commit harry carry"............what's it been, 35 years since I've heard that?  Back then, it was such a common thing to say I never wondered where the hell it came from.  But now...........that's just too whack, Ravendarat.  (...I know, DYohn says it so much better.......sighs)

Oh yeah!  Now I remember.  The phrase was put to rest after the Monkees committed it....yeah, that's it.  When they found out they weren't a real band.





Posted By: dwarren
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 9:53 PM
I am sorry I ever mentioned anything, I thought about uthink and realized HE should have thought. haha 

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Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 10:03 PM
Ravendarat wrote:

This is kinda funny. I am kinda concernd though that we havent seen a "lol" or "just kidding" from uthink yet. Do you think that uthink could commit harry carry over this little tibit of information. And when was the last time someone besides me used the term Harry Carry


BTW, it's harikari posted_image or Harry Carey posted_image. I think you mean the former...









(This is just Dave bein' a smart-ass!)

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Posted By: Ravendarat
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 10:40 PM
I cant believe you actually took the time outta your day to not only correct my wording, but find definitions for it :) WOW and I guess, going by those two choices I ment harikari. But since I have no hope of ever remembering how to spell that, from this day forth I will use Harry Carry and only Harry Carry and I'll just let you all figure it out posted_image

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Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 10:54 PM
LOL   Just keepin' it real... Pay no attention to the mind behind the curtain!

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Posted By: Ravendarat
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 10:56 PM
ooooo, pulled out the wizard of Oz reference. Its retro night here on The 12 Volt. We got the Monkies, Harry Carry and the Wizard Of Oz. The fun just keeps on comming

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Posted By: Stripes26051
Date Posted: February 01, 2005 at 11:15 PM
the monkee wernt a real band all of you can go to hell u just ruined my night

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Posted By: thapimpfromchi
Date Posted: February 02, 2005 at 7:33 AM

haha, u guys are all nuckin futs man. but i think someone should go check on uthink.



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Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: February 02, 2005 at 8:22 AM

uthinkuknoaudio wrote:

You guys are lying. please tell me its a joke, because you guys are sick sick people.

For your dining and dancing pleasure: https://www.worldeyereports.com/Reports/hk2/power.htm



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Posted By: thapimpfromchi
Date Posted: February 02, 2005 at 8:36 AM
posted_image doesnt bother me much. i couldnt afford that stuff anyways.

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Posted By: 04MDX4SQ
Date Posted: February 03, 2005 at 7:14 PM
I think you are overlooking the most disturbing part of the fact that Nak is going away....UTHINK HAS A GUN....I am personally going to avoid being in the vacinity of any clock towers for a long while....

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Posted By: uthinkuknoaudio
Date Posted: February 03, 2005 at 8:38 PM
6 dead and counting, no joke. I will not rest and my barrel will not cool off until my work is finished and the new line of Nakamichi Car Audio is promised. The body count will rise, as well as the bounty on my head.

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"I don't play games. I play Nakamichi and that for real yo" - Probably some japanese kid said this in the early 80's trying to sell stereo out of his trunk lol.




Posted By: stevdart
Date Posted: February 03, 2005 at 9:36 PM

hmmm.....well, you have been missing for the last 48 hours.....

(shudders to think of the carnage.....)



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Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: February 03, 2005 at 9:57 PM

uthinkuknoaudio wrote:

6 dead and counting, no joke. I will not rest and my barrel will not cool off until my work is finished and the new line of Nakamichi Car Audio is promised. The body count will rise, as well as the bounty on my head.

Not very funny.  And not very mature.



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Posted By: supradude
Date Posted: February 03, 2005 at 10:38 PM
What is the world coming to? And they just won't stop making audiobahn. Somebody out there hates us all.

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Posted By: uthinkuknoaudio
Date Posted: February 04, 2005 at 6:16 PM
supradude has got it down DYohn, you need to relax. lol. I'm seriously pissed about nak, but i read the article. They still will be doing nak car audio, but they are going to focus in on home audio. But seriously, audiobahn should be made illegal. Its worse than pyle in my opinion lol. pyle doesn't advertise chrome and flames or PHAT surround. lol.

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"I don't play games. I play Nakamichi and that for real yo" - Probably some japanese kid said this in the early 80's trying to sell stereo out of his trunk lol.




Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: February 04, 2005 at 6:47 PM

Well, I know you position yourself as the #1 Nakamichi groupie on this forum, but don't think jokes about killing people are funny especially not when it's due to a company shutting down.

Some hard facts.  NakamichiUSA is dead.  Chapter 7.  Nakamichi R&D in Tokyo is also dead, shop closed and business dissolved and turned over to the Japanese government.  Nakamichi Electronics, the independent division that produces gear with the Nakamichi name on it, is owned by Grande Holdings Ltd.  Audio and video equipment produced by them will now be distributed in North America through ESI and a new company called Nak, Incorporated.  There are no planned new product introductions for car audio from Nakamichi (there have not been any since 2003.)  Grande announced they intend to focus their car audio product development with the Akai brand, since Akai is perceived as having a better brand image than Nakamichi after years of Nakamichi quality issues.  Grande also announced (at the 2005 CES) that they intend to use the Nakamichi brand mainly for high-end home audio and video offerings, specifically plasma screens and sound systems like their Sound Space line.

If you want to complain, here's the contact information:

Grande Holdings Ltd.
398 Kwun Tong Road
Kowloon, HONG KONG

+852 2342 9666



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