iPhone/Android Integration (optional)
Audio & Tuner Section
6.2" Touchscreen Monitor: The Nakamichi multimedia receiver
features a fixed 6.2" widescreen touchscreen LCD monitor. The screen has a
resolution of 800 x RGB (x3) x 480 with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has
touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation
- Adjustable Brightness: You can adjust the brightness of the
display from High, Low, or Off.
- Clock/Calendar: The multimedia receiver offers a 12-/24-hour clock and
month/date/year display. You can view the clock from any source screen, but
not Menu screen. Or, you can select to view both the clock and
month/date/year at the same time without any source information. The unit
must be turned on to view clock and/or calendar.
Note: In addition to the unit's LCD touchscreen controls, the
NA1550 also features two 3-way rotary knobs and three push-buttons for Power,
Menu, Source, Volume, and Eject functions.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the pink wire (attached to rear-chassis) must be
connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view
video unless your vehicle's parking brake is fully engaged. If you attempt to
view video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will
simply display this message - "Video Blocked! Engage Parking Brake To Enjoy
Video!". While your vehicle is in motion (parking brake
off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu screens/settings, source
information, and song/artist info.
Modified Fit: The Nakamichi NA1550's front-panel design
causes it to interfere with standard Double-DIN dash kits. You will have to
modify the kit's opening and sometimes your vehicle's dash opening to
accommodate this head unit. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Bluetooth Technology: The Nakamichi NA1550 multimedia receiver is
equipped with built-in Bluetooth (2.0+EDR) allowing you to make and receive
phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly
from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use
Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and
be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the
following Bluetooth Profiles:
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile)
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
Note: All Bluetooth features are functional with or without the
vehicle's parking brake engaged.
Initially, you will need to pair your
Bluetooth-enabled device with the Nakamichi NA1550 multimedia receiver. Only one device
can be paired at a time.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Nakamichi NA1550.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated Mic): The Nakamichi
NA1550 allows for wireless communication between the head unit and your
Bluetooth-enabled iPhone, Android smartphone, or other Bluetooth compatible
mobile phone. You'll be able to answer incoming calls, as well as dial outgoing
calls. You can transfer the voice from your vehicle speakers to your mobile
phone during a call for more privacy.
- Answer/End Incoming Call: When there is an incoming
call, the current audio source is muted and a ring tone is played via the
loudspeakers of the car sound system. The head unit's display will indicate
the phone number or display "Phone In" if there is no phone number. You can
answer the incoming call from the head unit's front-panel controls or set
the unit to automatically answer an incoming call. You'll
be able to speak into the head unit's integrated front-panel mic during your
phone conversation, while the other party is heard through your vehicle's
- Dialing Outgoing Call: You can make a call using the
Nakamichi multimedia receiver's touchscreen controls. Outgoing calls can be made be
entering telephone numbers (0-9, *, #) directly via the head unit's
touchscreen. All other dialing functions (like phone number, phone book,
voice, etc) will have to be done from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone
first and then transferred to the head unit.
Note: The Nakamichi multimedia receiver also features a
3.5mm microphone input for adding an external mic (291BTMIC1, sold
separately) with better clarity.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Nakamichi NA1550 allows you to
wirelessly play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled
Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled
devices using a Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP connection. You can control basic playback
functions of your music on your Bluetooth-enabled device from the NA1550's
front-panel. Playback functions include Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track.
Note: This unit does not display song/artist
information from Bluetooth audio devices, instead it will display your
Bluetooth device's "nickname".
Disc Compatibility: The Nakamichi NA1550 has a front-loading
disc-slot to make loading your disc easier. The NA1550 supports playback of DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs. The unit supports
MPEG1/MPEG2 video files and MP3/WMA music files recorded on DVD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW,
and CD-R/RW discs.
Note: This unit will not playback store bought movies on DVD. It only
plays back recordable DVD discs of home movies.
SD Card Slot: The NA1550 multimedia receiver features a front-panel
SD-card slot located behind flip-out cover. The SD-card slot supports SD and
SDHC memory cards (up to 32GB) with MP3/WMA music files and MPEG1/MPEG2 video
Front-Panel USB Port: The Nakamichi NA1550 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 and MPEG1/MPEG2 video files loaded onto a compatible USB MSC device. USB portable
devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the multimedia receiver's USB port (max. 0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC
Note: The multimedia receiver's USB port does not support the Apple iPod,
iPhone, or iPad.
File Compatibility: The Nakamichi 1550 supports the
following types of audio and video files recorded onto a disc, SD/SDHC memory
card, or a USB mass storage class device.
| Media Type || Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) || Flash (USB MSC, SD/SDHC) |
| File System ||ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet ||FAT 16/32 |
| Playable File Types || Audio ||MP3:
bit rate of 32-320 kbps; sampling frequencies of 8-48kHz |
rate of 32-320 kbps; sampling frequencies of 32, 44.1, and 48kHz
| Video ||MPEG1, MPEG2 |
| Tags ||ID3 tag (v1.0 or
later), WMA tag |
Playback & Search Functions: You are able to search the
audio and video tracks of music and movie 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.
iPhone/Android Integration (optional)
Optional Mirror Phone Box: Nakamichi's Mirror Phone Box (MB1, sold
separately) can be used to connect select Android (4.0+) and Apple iOS (6.0+)
devices for mirroring and audio/video playback through the NA1550 multimedia receiver.
You can listen to stored music and music apps (like Pandora/iHeartRadio), watch
stored video and video apps (like Netflix/YouTube), as well as view maps and
listen to navigation commands from navigation apps (like Google/Apple) on your
smartphone through the NA1550.
- Android OS Connectivity: The Mirror Phone Box includes a MHL
11-pin cable and a MHL 5-pin cable for compatible Android (4.0+)
smartphones. The cable gets plugged into your compatible Android smartphone
and the MHL port on the Mirror Phone Box; this connection also requires that
the Android smartphone be paired with the multimedia receiver via Bluetooth. This
one cable provides audio/video playback and charging of your Android device,
while the Bluetooth connection provides control (via CarMirror app).
- Apple iOS Connectivity: If you have an iPhone 5 or newer with the
Lightning connector, you will need Apple's
Lightning Digital AV adapter and
Lightning-to-USB cable; if you have an older 30-pin iPhone 4/4S, you'll
30-pin digital AV adapter and the
30-pin dock cable (all sold separately). In addition, for both types of
iPhones, you will need a a mobile-grade HDMI cable (sold separately). The
HDMI cable plugs into the Mirror Phone Box's HDMI input for audio/video
playback, while the Apple device's USB-connector cable plugs into the head
unit's front-panel USB port for charging.
Note: The parking brake is not required when using the
Mirror Phone Box to "mirror" your iPhone or Android smartphone. " Mirror" is
not always done in full-screen. Click
here for a list of compatible Apple iOS and Android
CarMirror App: By also downloading the free GooglePlay
CarMirror app onto your compatible Android smartphone, you can control your
smartphone by the Nakamichi multimedia receiver's touchscreen monitor (including
pinch-to-zoom and swipe functions). You'll be able to select from stored music
and video files on your smartphone, choose from various downloaded music and
movie applications, and enter destinations from downloaded navigation apps; all
from the NA1550's touchscreen (parking brake not required). You'll also be able
to control all of your Android device's phone functions from the head unit's
touchscreen, including Phonebook and Recent Contacts.
Note: Apple iOS devices
do not support this application and cannot be controlled from the head unit, so
you will have to continue to control your Apple device from its own touchscreen.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Nakamichi NA1550 is compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone/iPad model
features via the MB1 Mirror Phone box (sold separately) or Bluetooth; as of 7/23/2014:
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Connector Type || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
Mirror Phone Box ||
Bluetooth || Audio || Video || Phone || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone ||
Album Art || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || N || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5C || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5S || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N |
| 2 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| mini || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| air || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Audio & Tuner Section
22W x 4Ch Amplifier: The Nakamichi NA1550 multimedia receiver is
equipped with a 22 watt RMS x 4 channel amplifier (40 watts Peak x 4 channels).
2V/5Ch Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Nakamichi is
equipped with five 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/mono-Sub). The front and
rear channels are fading, while the subwoofer output is non-fading with an
adjustable low-pass crossover filter (Off/80/120/160Hz) and separate level
3-Band EQ w/ Presets: There are six sound presets (Pop,
Rock, Classic, Jazz, Vocal, and User) that allow you to easily
recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. For further
adjustment, the in-dash multimedia receiver features a built-in 3-Band EQ for manual
adjustment of Treble, Midrange, and Bass (-15 to +15db).
Bass Boost: The head unit employs DBSS and XBass to
dynamically boost bass sound safely at any volume level.
AM/FM Tuner: The Nakamichi NA1550 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.
Dual Inputs: The Nakamichi NA1550 is equipped with two
input terminals on the front and rear of the unit to enable enjoyment of content
from external connected sources. The rear composite video/stereo RCA inputs are
ideal for permanent audio/video installations, while the front minijack input
will come in handy for quick connection of a portable audio source.
Dual Video Outputs: The NA1550 is equipped with two
composite video outputs for connecting a rear monitor (sold separately). The
same source will be displayed on the rear monitor's screen as displayed on
the head unit's touchscreen monitor.
Rear View Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a
Composite video RCA jack for connecting an optional
rear view camera (sold separately) in order to display the area behind your
vehicle on the head unit's touchscreen. When an optional rearview camera is
connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the screen when your
vehicle is placed in reverse gear (purple wire attached to rear-chassis must be
connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes
approximately 1.0 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing,
while the back-up camera is displayed.
IR Remote: The Nakamichi NA1550 comes supplied with an
22-button IR remote control for wireless operation of the multimedia receiver. The
remote provides Power, Volume, Mute, Source, Audio, and Playback controls. The
remote operates off of a single CR2025 Lithium cell 3V battery (already