Nakamichi CD 500
Released January, 2003
The Pros:Pure audiophile quality sound reproduction, very clear. Makes the most of older speakers, they'll sound their best. Controls are easy to work with while driving, good response from the buttons.
The Cons:CDs tend to skip when going over bumps. Discs have been known to get stuck inside. Display is overly basic and simplistic, looks cheap.
The Nakamichi CD 500 is an in-car entertainment system with MP3 capability. It handles CD, CD-R/RW, and MP3s and has 24-bit sound quality. Incorporated into the design is a feature called RDS, a release button whose primary goal is security.
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A Rotary Encoder is included to make the navigation easy, friendly and accessible. Synchronized back lighting helps during night time driving making the text easy to read and easy on the eyes and is aided by precision dimming control. On the downside, it contains is a solid black color with a green/red/orange color scheme for back lighting and button color. It includes a remote control to give the driver more options when deciding who gets to pick the music.
- CD, CD-R/RW, MP3
- Rotary Encoder
- RDS release button
- Back lighting
- Black with green/red/orange illumination color scheme
- AM/FM Tuner
- Remote control
- Dimensions: 46 w x 26 h x 110 D mm
- Mass: 60 g including batteries
- Power: 47 W x 4
User Reviews (1)
pure audiophile quality sound reproduction, very clear
makes the most of older speakers, they'll sound their best
controls are easy to work with while driving, good response from the buttons
CDs tend to skip when going over bumps
discs have been known to get stuck inside
display is overly basic and simplistic, looks cheap
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