Nakamichi will ship in early November a wireless CarPlay/Android Auto radio at a ballpark manufacturer’s suggested retail price of under $400. Final pricing will be announced by the SEMA show November 1-4.
The mechless radio will have a 6.8-inch screen. It will be on a new platform for Nakamichi with a faster, more responsive processor and a new operating system that’s more user friendly, said the company at KnowledgeFest this past weekend.
Additional Nakamichi radios are expected to use the same platform in the future, including the brand’s first 10.1-inch floating radio as well as a DVD version of the model.
The new deck will include time alignment, Hi pass/Low pass/subwoofer crossover, and microSD card as well as USB.
The new deck is due as prices for wireless CarPlay/Android Auto car radios have dropped in recent weeks. Bargain street pricing on second tier radios was about $470 until several weeks ago when it fell to a low of about $369. Pricing on first tier all-wireless decks started around $650-$700 earlier this year and is now at a low of $430.
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