Originally Posted by zoney99
Here's a story:
A few weeks ago I took a (1994?) Nakamichi Music Bank CD Player 2 out of storage where it has sat for probably 7 years. Hooked it up to my current system just for fun.
I was absolutely astounded at how good it sounds. I'm NOT any type of fan of multi-disc players because I question the quality of the transport and I have no idea why, 13 or 15 years ago, whenever, I actually bought it. Maybe it was because I had lived in Japan for 6 years in the 70s and remembered that Nakamichi was indeed a big name there. Nonetheless, for the couple of hours I played CDs on it, it was FUN. It made me question my entire current quest to d the latest greatest DAC............................
Regarding the company, they must have peaked when they introduced the Dragon and I have no idea what happened to that fine company after that........
after reading this post im starting to feel bad. yesterday, i literally threw away a nak. 'music bank cd player 2' that i have had for 4 yrs.
some elderly lady gave it to me for cleaning out her garage but she told me it didnt work. so i took it home, tried it, the changer was jammed, so i opened it, 'fixed' changer, and it worked. for about 12 minutes until it jammed again. this went on for the last 4 yrs.
i didnt have it professionally fixed cuz ive got about 12 dvd players and i use 2 of them as cd players and didnt need any more boxes around. i tried giving it away but no takers.i guess they all like their mp3s better. it also skipped.
i still have my vintage 31 yr old nak 600 cassette deck (right now im listening to 'symphonic queen'); the 600 runs thru an aphex 204 'exciter' into various sound systems (one of which uses nakamichi monitors (5-1as)-which im listening to now); it sounds as good as a lot of my cds.
i lived in tokyo in early '70s, the nak 1000 had just come out but i couldnt afford one. even today, id like to get a mr-1.
nakamichi is still around (the last i heard-jr.com (j&r music world)was selling their stuff) but they sold out to some other CE marketing company. if you google the name, you can find out some info on nak.
the stuff they put out now is of questionable quality, imo. they sort of 'boze-ified'.
post edit- i just realized i still have the manual and its not for the mb2. it was really an mb2s, so i dont feel so bad.