Nakamichi – About Us
Nakamichi Corporation is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of high quality, high performance audio/video and multimedia equipment. Long renowned for the sophistication of its home video and mobile sound systems, the company continues to introduce leading edge products that are widely available throughout the United States and Canada, as well as throughout the world.
The Nakamichi name represents a long, proud tradition of quality and innovation in acoustics and electronics. Today’s Nakamichi had its origin in the founding of a small research institute in 1948. Nakamichi Research, as it was then called, got its start in basic research and development in electromagnetism, magnetic recording, acoustics, and communications.
Research services are provided to many institutes operated by governments, universities, and private industries. Nakamichi’s early consumer products were open-reel tape-recorders that they manufactured for major brand name companies. When the compact cassette was developed, Nakamichi became heavily involved in cassette recorder manufacturing, making high quality products under other brand names.
The new millennium sees Nakamichi as the pre-eminent leader in the “design-driven” category of audio and home theatre systems. A new and exciting range of Sound Space products were introduced in 1999/2000. Among them, seven Sound Space systems; the 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, and 21 have received the coveted and prestigious Consumer Electronics Association Innovation Award in 2000, 2001, and 2002 juried by the Industrial Designers Association of America.