Originally posted by Yeagy:
<STRONG>I found this great web siteand they seem to have god prices on things...i was wandering if you could tell me if nakamichi has good speakers as well as amps???
Let me give everyone a brief history of Nakamichi products.
In the beginning, they were sold at high end specialty retailers only. (Both car audio and home audio gear)
They were "helped out of financial trouble" by Sony.
They then went to the specialty retailers ,who had supported them since day one, and told them they were no longer authorized to sell Nakamichi products. They were now going to sell their stuff exclusively at Best Buy. GENIUSES!!
Basically, Nakamichi told us to "F**k off!!
Best Buy had their stuff for a few years and had SERIOUS problems with their products. Major product failures. Many pissed off customers. I can't say I wasn't laughing the entire time...
It became so bad that Best Buy then told Nakamichi to "F**k off!"
Nakamichi then said this... "Now what are we gonna do? We already "burned our bridges" with the specialists! Now who is gonna sell our stuff?
Some genius at Nakamichi said,"Internet and anyone who we didn't piss off in the past!" (Not many retailers will touch it with a 10 foot pole!)
Bottom line is this....that company has been up and down like a $10 hooker. Their stuff USED to be good and of reputable quality.
Now all they have left is a "shred" of a name.
That is it.
San Antonio, Texas
[ June 12, 2001: Message edited by: Thomas Kenyon ]