Originally Posted by memepool
Shame Niro has moved away from his late fathers legacy to produce "lifestyle" systems under the once gilt-edged Nakamichi marque.
Alas... all too true. When I first got converted to the audiophile "faith," in the early 90s, Nakamichi was a top notch brand. When you say, cassette deck, the benchmark was Nakamichi. Their CD players had some recognition too... if I recall correctly, the Musicbank series.
But, after that came the lifestyle series.
I suppose it seemed a sound business judgement at the time, but Nakamichi has all but faded from the audiophile scene, and in terms of design conscious audio systems, they don't seem to catch up with B&O.
When I was considering an audio system for my bedroom, I pondered Nakamichi. But, after hearing the Soundspace 5(?), I was disappointed. The price tag is way too high for the sound coming out from the speakers (paper cones and spring clips - urgh!).
However, I did note that the build and operation of the Soundspace's CD changer / controller unit is top notch. A legacy of Nakamichi's talents in the producing components.