1.888.955.6000
crutchfield.com
Crutchfield

Nakamichi NA780

CD receiver

Zoom
  • Nakamichi NA780

    This double-DIN radio includes a detachable faceplate

  • Nakamichi NA780

    Back

  • Nakamichi NA780

    Back

  • Nakamichi NA780

    Remote

  • Nakamichi NA780

    Right

 

Our take on the Nakamichi NA780

by Dave Delamere
Nakamichi

Why replace your factory radio?

Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

A car jukebox

Nakamichi's NA780 CD receiver combines easily accessible controls with a bevy of ways to enjoy your music, including AM/FM radio, a CD player, a USB port, SD card slot, and an auxiliary input. The NA780 also offers a detachable faceplate for theft-deterrence, a rarity for double-DIN (4" tall) CD receivers. Its sleek design lets it look as good in your dash as it sounds.

How do you like your music?

Whether you plug your thumb drive or compatible Android™ smartphone into the front USB port, load a CD, or connect a portable audio player, you can choose from a variety of easily accessible musical options. An SD card slot is tucked behind the detachable faceplate, so you can groove to WMA and MP3 files on recordable CDs, USB drives, or on SD cards. The NA780 also includes an aux input for portables and a second front USB port designed just for charging a USB device that needs some juice.

Read more

The NA780's AM/FM tuner includes the Radio Data System (RDS), so you can check out the station info on the receiver's big 2-line display.

Sound quality to rock your ride

This Nakamichi's strong amp will impress you with its clean power, so turn it up if you want. You can use the 3-band equalizer for precise adjustment of the highs, mids, and lows, while eight EQ presets allow quick shifts to a tone curve that matches your music. The Listening Position function tailors the speaker balance for the best output for your location in the vehicle.

Android phone note: If you're going to use your smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM RDS tuner
    • built-in amplifier (22 watts RMS/40 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA
    • detachable faceplate with white 2-line display
    • double-DIN (4" tall) chassis
    • front 1A USB port for charging devices
    • wireless remote control
    Audio Features:
    • 3-band equalizer with 8 preset curves
    • low-pass filter and level control (sub preamp output)
    • Listening Position control
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary, SD card slot, and two USB inputs (no iPod/iPhone controls, second USB for charging only)
    • outputs: 3-channel preamp outputs (3-volt rear, mono subwoofer)
    Other Info:

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant No
    RMS Power Output 22 watts
    Peak Output 40 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 3-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color Bluish white
    Key Button Color Red
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot USB, SD/SDHC
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    Mini ---
    iPhone N/A
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 15 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    Product Research
    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • CD receiver (15A)
    • Face (attached)
    • Trim-ring
    • Power/ground harness
    • Speaker harness
    • Remote control
    • CR2025 3V battery
    • Four M5 x 6mm screws
    • Rear-support stud
    • Rubber boot
    • Instruction Manual

    Our Product Research Team

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    Multimedia Playback
    Audio & Tuner Section
    Display + Remote Features

    Multimedia Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Nakamichi NA780 CD receiver features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.

    SD Card Slot: The NA780 CD receiver features an SD-card slot located behind its detachable front-panel. The SD-card slot supports SD and SDHC memory cards with MP3/WMA music files. The unit's face-plate must be detached to insert or eject an SD/SDHC memory card.

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Nakamichi NA780 features a front panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The unit supports playback & control of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto a compatible USB MSC device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On. The head unit's USB port does not support the Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

    Note: In addition, there is a second front-panel USB port, labeled "Quick Charge", which provides 1A of charging power to charge the battery in your smartphone or other USB-enabled device more quickly. This USB port is for charging purposes only; it does not support audio playback.

    MP3/WMA Playback: The Nakamichi CD receiver supports the following types of MP3 and WMA music files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc: CD-R/RW Flash: USB MSC, SD/SDHC
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 32-320 kbps; sampling frequencies of 8-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 32-320 kbps; sampling frequencies of 32, 44.1, and 48kHz
    Tags ID3 tag (v1.0 or later), WMA tag

    Playback & Search Functions: You are able to search the music tracks of music folders stored on a disc, SD-card, or USB device. You can also fast forward or rewind through a track, and skip to the next or previous track. In addition, you can activate repeat (file/folder/all) and random (folder/all) playback functions.

    Off Insert/Eject + Auto Reload: A disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback. If the ejected disc is not removed within 10 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust.

    Aux Input: A front-panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of almost any portable audio source with a 3.5mm headphone output (great for those non-Apple devices). Simply connect your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    22W x 4Ch Amplifier:  The Nakamichi NA780 CD receiver is equipped with a 22 watt RMS x 4 channel amplifier (40 watts Peak x 4 channels).

    3Ch/3V Pre-Outs + Sub Control: The Nakamichi NA780 features a pair of fading rear-channel preamp outputs, as well as a mono-subwoofer preamp output (all rated at 3V). When the subwoofer pre-out is used, you are able to adjust its low pass crossover (80/120/160Hz) and gain level (0-12)

    3-Band EQ w/ Presets:  There are eight sound presets (Pop, Techno, Rock, Classic, Jazz, Vocal, User, and Off/Flat) that allow you to easily recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. For further adjustment, the in-dash CD receiver features a built-in 3-Band EQ for manual adjustment of Treble, Midrange, and Bass.

    Bass Boost: The head unit employs DBSS and XBass to dynamically boost bass sound safely at any volume level.

    Listening Position:  This innovative "Listening Positioning" technology enables the driver or passengers to enjoy music with the best speaker balance and experience a more vivid spatial effect. Choose from Front All, Front Left, Front Right, or Zone Off.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Nakamichi NA780 is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner offering manual, seek, & preset tuning. The built-in tuner provides 3 FM banks and 2 AM banks. You can store 6 radio stations in each bank, giving you 18 FM and 12 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically. To receive more radio stations or only stations with strong signals, you can adjust the radio sensitivity (Local Seek feature).

    Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.

    Display & Remote Features

    Detachable Face Plate: The Nakamichi NA780 CD receiver features a detachable face to deter theft (no face case is included).

    2-Line Display: The head unit's two-line display allows the clock to be seen with song/artist, station, and track information. The in-dash head unit offers a switchable 12- or 24-hour clock display. You can adjust the brightness of the head unit's display between High or Low.

    2-DIN Chassis: The NA780 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. There is no mounting sleeve to Euro-mount the head unit. As always, please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    IR Remote: The Nakamichi NA780 comes supplied with an 8-button IR remote control for wireless operation of the CD receiver. The remote provides Power, Volume, Mute, Source, Audio, and Playback controls. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 Lithium cell 3V battery.

     
    Review this product
    Great Gear Giveaway rewards card

    Submit a review and then enter to win a $500 rewards card

    Nakamichi NA780 Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    1 people say:

    Review this product:

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

    Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
    (e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
    (e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

    Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
    Rate the following specific attributes
      Value
     Sound Quality
     Ease of Use
     "Coolness Factor"
     Build Quality
    1500 characters left
    Attach a YouTube Review
    Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
    • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
    • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
    • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
    500 characters left
    500 characters left
    Filter by rating:
    4 out of 5

    Clean Power Great Replacement Unit

    Written By Boss Installer, San Francisco on Tuesday, September 09, 2014
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    Jeep 2014 Patriot. If you need the security of a removable face look no further. I wish I would have spent a bit more and got the next unit up with Bluetooth but this still makes sense. The install was easy but keep in mind this is a 2DIN unit and weights a good bit. The Crutchfield supplied plastic mounts are junk. First bump in the road the brackets snapped, get steel brackets if possible. I will scour the web to find better ones. The install is otherwise basic 5 wires. I'm using it to drive four 6x9s and it has plenty of power to thump. Also have a Kenwood ksc-11 powered sub connected to the low lvl outs. Provides sufficient buttons where using one button to duplicate several functions is not necessary. Nothing worse than than scrolling through the entire menu to adjust bass. Naka clearly spent time developing the user interface. It's intuitive and logical. The double loudness feature is interesting. Choose double bass, or Xtra bass or if that's not loud enough both! SD card and USB inputs work displaying song/artist info. USB 1.0 or 2.0 or 3.0 of course. I like the 2x din format. I love the sub-out feature as well as the level and cutoff accoutrement. The SW setting delivers smooth expansive bass below even the human hearing threshold. They didn't try to do too much with this unit. It's not packed with every feature in the world but makes good use of what is offered. If you want the security of a removable face plate go 4 it.
    Pros:
    Removable face Powerful bass Clean fully customizable sound
    Cons:
    Install brackets are a real bummer. El Cheapo brackets that won't last a day.
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
    "Coolness Factor"
    Build Quality
    Ease of Use
    Sound Quality
    Value
     

    Add accessories for the Nakamichi NA780

    Save money by doing the installation yourself. The right tools will help. See all categories & accessories

    Metra Crimp Tool and Connectors Package contains crimp tool and over 150 pieces
    15 people say
    Your Price: $19.99
    Add to Cart
    Metra Crimp Tool Set Package contains light-duty crimp tool and 20 crimp caps
    27 people say
    Your Price: $9.99
    Add to Cart
    S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool Cuts and strips 12- to 22-gauge wire
    15 people say
    Your Price: $19.99
    Add to Cart
    S&G Tool Aid 87650 Door Trim and Panel Removal Tool
    67 people say
    Your Price: $9.99
    Add to Cart
    Pro.Fit Hook Tool Set Installation tools — pair
    9 people say
    Your Price: $6.49
    Add to Cart
    Pro.Fit Trim Panel Tool Remove your vehicle's trim panels without damage
    87 people say
    Your Price: $5.99
    Add to Cart
    Pro.Fit Wire Worm Installation tool helps route wiring through tight spaces
    31 people say
    Your Price: $12.99
    Add to Cart
    Bojo Trim Panel Tools Set of 6 pry tools — helps remove interior and exterior trim and door panels
    2 people say
    Your Price: $29.99
    Add to Cart
    Bojo Trim Panel Tools Set of 6 pry tools — helps remove interior and exterior trim and door panels
    52 people say
    Your Price: $24.99
    Add to Cart
    Skewdriver Pro SPK4042 Ratcheting straight and offset screwdriver set with 40 bits (Skewdriver Pro with ratchet handle, pictured)
    8 people say
    Your Price: $49.99
    Add to Cart
    Posi-Products™ Car Stereo Connectors 16 connectors for installing a new car stereo
    683 people say
    Your Price: $6.99
    Add to Cart
    Metra Crimp Caps Package contains 100 crimp caps — for 14- to 16-gauge wire
    61 people say
    Your Price: $3.99
    Add to Cart
    DEI Heat Shrink Tubing Black 4-foot length (Assortment)
    6 people say
    Your Price: $24.99
    Add to Cart
    InstallCard: In-dash Stereo Prepaid professional in-dash receiver installation
    81 people say
    Your Price: $59.99
    Add to Cart
    Maxell USB 360° USB flash memory drive (4GB)
    4 people say
    Your Price: $6.99
    Add to Cart
    Monster Digital USB 2.0 Flash Drive Convenient storage for photos, videos, and more (4GB)
    9 people say
    Your Price: $8.99
    Add to Cart
    Monster Digital Advanced On-the-go Flash Drive SuperSpeed USB 3.0 flash drive (16GB)
    1 person says
    Your Price: $14.99
    Add to Cart
    Monster Digital USB 3.0 High Speed 8GB flash memory drive (Light Blue)
    1 person says
    Your Price: $9.99
    Add to Cart
    Monster Digital USB 3.0 High Speed 16GB flash memory drive (Light Blue)
    Your Price: $13.99
    Add to Cart
    Monster Digital USB 3.0 High Speed 32GB flash memory drive (Light Blue)
    1 person says
    Your Price: $24.99
    Add to Cart
    Fujifilm SDHC Memory Card Speed Class 4 (32GB)
    2 people say
    Your Price: $14.99
    Add to Cart
    Maxell SDHC Memory Card Speed Class 10 (4GB)
    13 people say
    Your Price: $8.99
    Add to Cart
    Monster Digital SDHC Memory Card Speed Class 10 (8GB)
    9 people say
    Your Price: $17.99
    Add to Cart
    Monster Digital SDHC Memory Card Speed Class 10, Safari series (8GB)
    16 people say
    Your Price: $11.99
    Add to Cart
    Monster Digital SDHC Memory Card Speed Class 10, Sport series (16GB)
    2 people say
    Your Price: $39.99
    Add to Cart
    Scosche I335 Mini Stereo Cable 3-ft. cable with a male miniplug on each end
    32 people say
    Your Price: $9.99
    Add to Cart
    Scosche flatOUT Mini Stereo Cable Flat cable with a male miniplug on each end (available in two lengths) (3 feet)
    18 people say
    Your Price: $14.99
    Add to Cart
    Metra Mini-to-RCA Cable 6-foot cable — stereo miniplug to dual male RCA plugs
    2 people say
    Your Price: $9.99
    Add to Cart
    T-Spec 2-Channel RCA Patch Cables Available in 7 different lengths (10-foot)
    25 people say
    Your Price: $14.99
    Add to Cart
    54 people say
    Your Price: $9.99
    Add to Cart
    Scosche MAG12V magicMOUNT™ Powered mount for mobile devices
    3 people say
    Your Price: $29.99
    Add to Cart
    Scosche MAGFM magicMOUNT™ Surface mount for mobile devices
    1 person says
    Your Price: $14.99
    Add to Cart
    Scosche MAGWDM magicMOUNT™ Window mount for mobile devices
    2 people say
    Your Price: $24.99
    Add to Cart
    Scosche MAGDM magicMOUNT™ Dash mount for mobile devices
    13 people say
    Your Price: $19.99
    Add to Cart

    Why choose SquareTrade?

    The #1-Rated Protection Plan

    Thousands of people have reviewed SquareTrade Protection Plans — and made us #1.

    5-Day Service Guarantee & Free Shipping

    We'll repair or replace your item in five business days or less after we've received it, or your plan is free. And, as always, we pay for all shipping.

    Protection from Normal, Everyday Use

    Repairing your average mechanical or electrical failure can cost as much as buying a new device. With SquareTrade, you're covered — including parts and labor.

    3 Year Protection Plan
    3 Year Protection Plan
    Your Price: $26.99
    Add to Cart

    For a more in-depth review and enhanced detailed information on the Nakamichi NA780, please visit the Crutchfield website product page (/ISEO-rccbcspd/p_291NA780/Nakamichi-NA780.html ).