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Nakamichi NA788

CD receiver

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Nakamichi's NA788 CD receiver combines easily accessible controls with lots of music options, including AM/FM radio, a CD player, a USB port, SD card slot, iPod® and iPhone® controls, and an auxiliary input. The NA788 also offers a detachable faceplate for theft-deterrence, an unusual feature for double-DIN (4" tall) CD receivers. And this radio's striking looks will bring a little elegance to your dash.

Jukebox in your dash

Nakamichi's NA788 CD receiver combines easily accessible controls with lots of music options, including AM/FM radio, a CD player, a USB port, SD card slot, iPod® and iPhone® controls, and an auxiliary input. The NA788 also offers a detachable faceplate for theft-deterrence, an unusual feature for double-DIN (4" tall) CD receivers. And this radio's striking looks will bring a little elegance to your dash.

Any way you want it

You can plug in your thumb drive, iPod, or select Android™ smartphone to the front USB port. For even more digital music, an SD card slot is tucked behind the detachable faceplate. The NA788 receiver handles WMA and MP3 files on recordable CDs, USB drives, or on SD cards. This versatile Nakamichi also includes an aux input for portables and a second front USB port designed just for charging a USB device that needs some juice.

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

Hands-free calls, music streaming

Bluetooth provides you hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible smartphone. A sensitive microphone built into the receiver's face picks up your end of the conversation. For convertibles and other noisy vehicles, Nakamichi also offers an external microphone (sold separately) which you can plug into the back of the receiver.

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.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

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

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM RDS tuner
    • built-in amplifier (24 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • detachable faceplate with variable color display
    • double-DIN (4" tall) chassis
    • built-in iPod/iPhone control
    • wireless remote control
    Audio Features:
    • 3-band equalizer with 8 preset curves
    • low-pass filter and level control (sub preamp output)
    • Listening Position control
    • bass boost
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary, SD card slot, and two USB inputs (one 1A USB port is for charging only)
    • outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front and rear, plus 3-volt mono sub)
    Other Info:

    Great price for the many features that it offers. Very cool looking. Fits perfect on my Hyundai Sonata.

    gcreative, New Jersey

    What's in the Box:

    • 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

    Nakamichi NA788 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (21 Reviews)

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    Ronnie from National City, Ca. on 11/14/2016

    Great double din receiver, nice sound, lots of features, variable background light. Powerful sound. Easy to operate.

    Pros: Powerful receiver, nice face plate, lots of features, variable background lights.

    Cons: Blu tooth sometimes disconnect and hard to reconnect, AM frequency very poor even with signal booster attached. Fm sensitivity is good but not great. The clock time keep on changing, need to re adjust always.

    Lasted Just Long Enough for the Warranty to Expire

    Glenn from Snellville, GA on 10/1/2016

    2002 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This slick looking, feature packed car stereo lasted just long enough for the warranty to expire. I'm not surprised that it's no longer available. I would be nice if Crutchfield would somehow make this right. I doubt I'll trust buying anything else here. :-(

    Pros: Cool design. Feature packed.

    Cons: Unreliable. Failed.

    great unit

    Joe from Arizona on 6/8/2015

    2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit and killer sound, easy install and looks great. Having no problem with the tuner at all like some others have posted gets more stations than the factory unit and clearer reception. Only con is the acceptability of the usb ports, hard to open and close, and no contavts to make calls with blue tooth. Seems like that would have been an easy adition for the unit.

    Pros: Great tuner reception, looks great, sounds great.

    Cons: Hard to access USB Ports, No blue tooth access to phone contacts for making and caller ID for receiving calls.

    Great Radio

    gcreative from New Jersey on 4/11/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great price for the many features that it offers. Very cool looking. Fits perfect on my Hyundai Sonata.




    Tim from Cole Camp, MO on 4/3/2015

    1999 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i bought this unit for the name, I was after good sound quality. Well, the sound quality is good, but that's about all I like about this unit. Not much in terms of useable features on this thing and the back lighting is horrible. If you have the lighting adjusted so you can read the display during the day, the light around the volume control blinds you at night. And yah the cover over your auxiliaries are a joke. As far as value goes though it's not to bad but not great either.



    Nakamichi NA788 Reviews

    CH from California on 3/27/2015

    1999 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall I'm happy with this unit. The bluetooth works well for receiving calls and the front panel USB ports are perfect for keeping your phone or IPod charged up.

    Pros: Bluetooth connectivity; MP3/WMA/CD; and reasonably good radio performance.

    Cons: The USB panel doors are very hard to open; at least in my installation as the dash kit extends out far enough to make it difficult to open the panel. Since the face plate is removable you can just pop the face off and open them but it is a bit of a hassle. Also it seems that the buttons for the preset stations should be on the driver side rather than the passenger side. The button placement may be good for setup but forces the driver to reach farther to change stations once they are set.

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    J.Rubio from California on 2/18/2015

    2004 Nissan Titan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this unit looks very cool and works fantastic wile i'm driving.

    Pros: I can use my iphone to play my music

    Cons: I have nothing to complaint about

    Good bargain!!

    Dave from California on 2/10/2015

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Lots of power...and a good deal for the price. For me, I needed the removable face. The next higher up model available was over $500.

    Pros: Value, bluetooth streaming, and removable faceplate.

    Cons: Not the latest and greatest. The phone could be a bit clearer. The caller sounds a little muffled, but the person on the other and can hear me clearly.

    Great unit

    LB from Austin, TX on 2/10/2015

    2006 Toyota Prius
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice head unit. Replaced stock unit in an 06 Prius. Fits great, looks great, sounds great.

    Pros: Seamless integration.

    Cons: None

    Sadly Returned - Nakamichi 788

    Ranchthug from Austin, Texas on 1/24/2015

    2003 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wanting to choose something from old school; I wanted to see what Nakamichi had to offer versus its former self circa the 1990's. Remember when those non powered decks were close to $1000? Here was my criteria as my town had recently passed a hands free law: Variable Color Display to match my car's red dash lights Bluetooth capabilities that included downloading contacts into the head unit Double Din First off after getting it out of the box I realized the doors for the front inputs are attached with rubber. No hinges which I found a bit cheap. I pressed on as I wanted to hear how she sounded. After the installation was complete. Yep, awesome sound. Xbass feature as similar to other brands was cool. CD's played nicely. This is where the love affair ended. After pairing your mobile device, with the exception of answering a call you can do nothing on the deck. Redial only, no contacts downloadable to the deck. So, with a heavy heart I returned her.

    Pros: Old school cool

    Cons: Nakamichi has 1/4 of the features that Kenwood, Alpine, and Pioneer have when it comes to bluetooth capability

    Nakamichi is BACK

    Philip from SB, CA on 1/16/2015

    2012 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great head unit - installed this bad boy in my '12 Xterra and love all of the features!

    Pros: USB SD card input CD Great radio reception

    Cons: ...nothing


    LucasR from miami, FL on 12/16/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love it! I wanted no-touchscreen, tactile (buttons!), high quality sound, a variety of ways to play digital music, something that looks modest but handsome & cool, bluetooth. This ticks all the boxes. I * might * give the sound quality (& the whole unit) a five-star rating - the only thing is, the stock speakers on my '05 Subaru Legacy GT wagon are so bad, I can't really tell how good the sound might be :) Once I get around to putting in amp, sub & new speakers, I'll be able to appraise the sound quality & the 4V preamp outs. In other news, it looks great, very easy to use, bluetooth link-up is fast, effortless & consistent. I may have installed it one screw-mount setting too far back in the metal dash mounts, because I can't pop out the removable face plate. The little charging door & USB door (lower left / lower right) which some have mentioned are hard to open, it's true they are a little tricky. But this is a really minor annoyance. They can be opened, and the more you open & close them the more it loosens up the little rubber parts around each little door so it gets easier. I have made many phone calls from the car, and the mic does the job. It could be a little more sensitive so the caller can hear me more easily without my having to raise my voice at all, but no complaints from callers about clarity or volume. Value is definitely five-star. Thanks Crutchfield for suggesting this unit which I would never have found. It doesn't seem to be sold anyplace else at all.



    More Than Pleased!

    William :) from Florida and New York on 12/7/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in my 2009 Chevy HHR. This is a very easy to figure out and use radio. I am impressed for the value! Crutchfield's packaging of adapter wires and installation bracket made installing extremely easy. A good suggestion to splicing wires (instead of soldering); strip them, twist them together and use "shrink tube" to cover and seal them. It can be had at any electronic or hardware store ($1 at Harbor Freight) and all that's needed is a lighter to activate it! The top two tabs on the installation bracket have to be cut off. You will notice this when you put the dash panel back on. Use a wire snip to cut this. I installed this in about 45 minutes.

    Pros: Easy to install. Excellent fit. Good sound. Looks as though it original to the car!

    Cons: Nothing.


    joshua r from bloomfield, nj on 11/19/2014

    2004 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this unit for 2004 Subaru Outback sedan and I wanted to love it but unfortunately after a day with it installed ultimately wound up exchanging it for the Kenwood DPX500BT. The install was actually pretty out of the ordinary, the side mount points where the unit screws to the dash bracket are such that the only way to fit it so that the dash trim can be refitted is to have it positioned so deep into the dash that once the trim is put back the access doors on the bottom left and right of the unit which house the charging and data USB ports as well as the auxiliary 3.5mm port are totally inaccessible. For the same reason, the detachable face (which I thought was awesome for a double-DIN unit) was hindered and unable to fully detach. One other thing with this unit that I found odd and ultimately a deal breaker was that for the BT Audio input, the audio settings would reset themselves each time the unit was turned off and on again. They simply would not save. Unacceptable.

    Pros: Sound, power, quick charge USB port, simplicity of form

    Cons: Install, unable to save audio settings for BT Audio input

    Great sounding deck

    Carlos from Bakersfield ca on 10/26/2014

    1998 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds great install was easy and fast with supplied equipment sounds great while Bluetooth streaming

    Pros: Great sounds easy Bluetooth pairing

    Cons: Can't access contacts on your phone

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    Larry H. from Baltimore, MD on 10/8/2014

    2006 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted to love this unit but have wound up just being "ok" with it. The stock photo made it look like the face of this unit was more matte black than shiny - I even did an online chat with a Crutchfield rep to confirm. Not so - the radio is more glossy than I had hoped for as I was trying to closely match the muted tones of my dashboard. Installation went well and, as usual, the Crutchfield supplied harness and face plates were of excellent quality. The product description and the box say that the unit had 32K variable color. In my world, "K" means "thousand" so I incorrectly thought there was an amazing number of color combinations to choose from. I was trying to match the colors of my instrument cluster and was not happy to learn that there are a relatively small number of colors to chose from. On top of that, most are way to bright for night driving. Why don't manufactures provide for dimming? Another annoyance are the input plug cover doors, which when "open" are tethered by rubber straps. The doors hang awkwardly in the way, so I decided to cut them off. Sound is good, ease of operation is fine and the unit is a handsome replacement for my factory stereo that did not have an Aux input or Bluetooth features.

    Pros: Handsome unit with a nice feature set at a reasonable price. Built-in Bluetooth mic is a plus.

    Cons: Stock photo a bit misleading. Weird Aux input and USB covers awkwardly attached via rubber straps. Misleading # of color variations. Engine electrical noise when using Aux input.

    Legendary Nakamichi Brand

    Sunshine from Orange county, CA on 10/4/2014

    1995 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installation was pretty much straight forward. Unit fit 2-din panel perfectly. The variable color panel illuminate very cool especially in the evening. The bluetooth hands free call and audio are very convenience. The Xbass boost base so nice. I should upgrade rear speaker for more performance. This unit changed so much in driving experience in positive way. I am please to own this Nakamichi brand.

    Pros: Bluetooth features. Nice looking in dash unit.

    Cons: There is no song info in display panel.

    Bluetooth is great, fm quality not so much

    jlhovis from charlotte nc on 10/2/2014

    2005 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this unit for my 2005 Toyota 4runner. Overall the unit is cool, variable colors eq and all the other cool stuff. The bluetooth is great on this unit and has good sound quality and connection. The fm/am quality is a joke. trying to listen to local radio stations is practically impossible, the sound goes in and out and fades between all bass and all treble, im not sure if this is every unit or just mine. on the other hand the bluetooth is great. my phone syncs seamlessly and the mic is built into the unit which leads away from any sketchy mic installation.

    Pros: Built in mic bluetooth

    Cons: am/fm qualtiy

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    Steven from Tucson az on 9/29/2014

    2014 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Looks good and sounds great it really unlocks the potential of your speakers especially if you have invested in some after market speakers like I did.




    Gary C from Greenfield, IN on 9/21/2014

    2010 Ford Transit Connect
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent in dash unit for the money. Sound quality reminds me of the Nakamichi studio equipment I used to listen to in my youth. Rich bass with the bass boost, SD card with my favorite play lists, aux in and the Bluetooth hands free.... all awesome.

    Pros: Sound quality, Bluetooth, Simple controls, Easy installation.

    Cons: No shuffle feature for SD card ... silly but I think it was an oversight.

    Very Nice!

    DougG from Springfield, MO on 8/18/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Features & Sound. I especially like the Blue Tooth with my IPhone5.

    Pros: Everything.

    Cons: None.


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB, SD/SDHC
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S4/3GS/3G/2G
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 15 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    Built-in Bluetooth
    iPod/SD/USB  Playback
    iPod/Aux Integration
    Audio & Tuner Section
    Display + Remote Features

    Built-in Bluetooth

    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 vehicle's speakers.
    • 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 head unit.
    Note: The Nakamichi CD receiver also features a 3.5mm microphone input  for adding an external mic (299TMIC1, sold separately) with better clarity.

    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 Audio".

    Disc/SD/USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Nakamichi NA788 CD receiver features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.

    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 or On.

    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.

    iPod/Aux Integration

    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 it). 

    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 available.

    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 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.

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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Jan 05, 2015 ]  Staff
    I connect with iPhone 6 which is bluetooth 4 works perfectly. i didn't have any problems at all. This device is compatible with more than bluetooth 2 so you should check with your device also try not to connect with multiple devices. Hope it's work. If not, check with your devices or even this receiver. [ Shunji  Jan 03, 2015 ]
    I have not had this issue with my NA788. Is your still under warranty? Wish you the best! [ Lawrence  Jan 03, 2015 ]
    I've had this radio for about seven months and haven't had this issue- sounds like a defect- [ Ryan  Jan 02, 2015 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Jan 02, 2015 ]  Staff