Audio & Tuner Section
Display + Remote Features
Bluetooth Technology: The Nakamichi NA788 CD 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: 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 NA788.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated Mic): The Nakamichi
NA788 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 redial 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. 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
- Dialing Outgoing Call: You can easily redial the last
number called from the head unit's front-panel controls. 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
Note: The Nakamichi CD receiver also features a 3.5mm
microphone input for adding an external mic (299TMIC1, sold separately) with
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Nakamichi NA788 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 NA788'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 "BT
Disc Compatibility: The Nakamichi NA788 CD receiver features
a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio
SD Card Slot: The NA788 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 NA788 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
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 |
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.
iPod/iPhone Direct Connection: The Nakamichi NA788's
front-panel USB port can be used to connect your iPod/iPhone to the head unit,
via the able which comes with your iPod/iPhone. The NA788 supports audio
playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible
30-pin or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone.
- Music Playback: The Nakamichi head unit supports audio
playback of stored music and music apps on your iPod or iPhone. The USB
connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to
the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's
1-bit D/A converter.
- iPod Control: You can use the head unit's front-panel
controls to search your iPod/iPhone's stored music library by Artist, Album,
Playlist, or Genre. You also playback functions, like Play/Pause and
Previous/Next Track for stored music and music apps. Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked, so you can
access music apps. Other iPod/iPhone device's clickwheel or touchscreen will
be locked during connection.
- Song/Artist Display: The head unit will display your
iPod/iPhone's stored music and music app file information; including Track number, Elapsed
playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album title.
- Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection
provides 0.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when
your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your
iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Nakamichi NA788 is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 7/22/2014):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Artist/Song Text || Track Info || Phone || Audio |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5C || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5S || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 5th || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 2 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 3 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| mini || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| air || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || 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
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
Audio & Tuner Section
22W x 4Ch Amplifier: The Nakamichi NA788 CD receiver is equipped with a
22 watt RMS x 4 channel amplifier (40 watts Peak x 4 channels).
5-Chanel Pre-Outs + Sub Control: The Nakamichi NA788
features a pair of fading front- and rear-channel pre-outs (4V), as well as a
mono-subwoofer pre-out (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 NA788 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 NA788 CD receiver
features a detachable face to deter theft (no face case is included).
Variable Color Illumination: The NA250BTR features a
variable color display & button illumination. You can choose from one of twelve preset
colors, have the unit scan through all preset colors continuously, or customize
your own color. The twelve preset colors include - White, Green 1/2/3, Amber,
Pink 1/2, Purple 1/2, Blue 1/2, and Orange. You can customize your own color by
adjusting Red, Green, and Blue from 0-32. The same color setting is applied to
both the display and buttons.
- Adjustable Dimmer: You can adjust the brightness of the
head unit's display between High or Low.
- 12/24-Hour Clock: The in-dash head unit offers a
switchable 12- or 24-hour clock display. The clock is displayed along with
song/artist, station, and track information.
- Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be
turned On or Off within the menu.
2-DIN Chassis: The NA788 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 NA788 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.