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 is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.