Nakamichi to return to UK with Bluetooth speakers

Nakamichi has announced it will be returning to the UK AV market, after striking a deal with PXS Distribution.

A new range of products, placed within different price categories is expected. These include Bluetooth wireless speakers promising "3D sound" and built-in microphones for hands-free calls.

An iPhone/iPad compatible sound system, called the Nakamichi Infinite Baffle Tower has also been teased.

Nakamichi is perhaps best known as being the world's first company to produce a three-head cassette deck, the Nakamichi 1000 (pictured below) and 700-series decks, launched in the early 70s.

This involved using different heads for playback, recording and erase functions which in-turn, allowed for higher quality sound reproduction.

Nakamichi tape decks now sell on eBay for hundreds of pounds, with a Nakamichi 1000 currently on sale for £1000.

Will the brand's new Bluetooth speakers attain the same level of appeal? We shall see… Keep your eyes peeled on for announcements of the new Nakamichi products as we get them.

by Max Langridge

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Max was a staff writer on What Hi-Fi? and subsequently spent a good few years writing news and features for various technology and hi-fi publications, before jumping on a plane in search of a more fruitful life in Australia. Now based in Byron Bay, he writes about tech, health, fitness and style.