Nakamichi CD 400
Released January, 2002
The Pros:Pure audiophile quality sound from CDs, nothing over-processed or distorted. Can make the most of any speaker setup, including basic OEM speakers. Display is easy to read in any lighting conditions.
The Cons:Disc handling is problematic, may tend to skip when hitting bumps or occasionally lock up. Lacks features beyond basic CD or MP3 playback - no expansion options.
The Nakamichi CD 400 is a member of the Nakamichi line of Mobile Sound Systems. In 2003 it received the Design and Engineering Showcase award at the International Consumer Electronics Show. This show, fully titled Innovations 2003 Design and Engineering Awards program, is the Consumer Electronics Associations's (CEA) competition which rewords product excellence.
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The program was judged by a panel of 30 industry experts who used a weighted criteria to perform their product evaluations. The criteria includes value to user, aesthetics, contributions to the quality of life, and innovative qualities. The Nakamichi CD-400 is state of the art for 2003, with 24 bit digital-to-analog converters, a high-resolution preamplifier circuit topology, and triple-band tone controls.
- Winner of the 2003 Innovations Design and Engineering Award
- 24 bit-to-analog converters
- High-resolution preamplifier circuit topology
- Triple-band tone controls
- Linear signal transmission
- Green and amber LCD display options for display and buttons
- 4 different color combinations
- Black base color
User Reviews (3)
pure audiophile quality sound from CDs, nothing over-processed or distorted
can make the most of any speaker setup, including basic OEM speakers
display is easy to read in any lighting conditions
controls are well labeled and easy to work out without a manual
backlight can be switched to match most dashboard light colors
disc handling is problematic, may tend to skip when hitting bumps or occasionally lock up
lacks features beyond basic CD or MP3 playback - no expansion options
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