Nakamichi is an historic high end audio engineering and commercial sales company most famous for its innovative and very high quality analogue cassette decks. It is now part of the Grande Group, a Singapore-based conglomerate.
Nakamichi was founded in 1948, manufacturing portable radios, tone arms, speakers, and communications equipment. In 1972, Nakamichi launched its first Nakamichi-brand products, home audio gear that included the world's first three-head cassette deck. In 1999, the Nakamichi-brand SoundSpace audio and home theater audio systems was introduced, all design-oriented products that could be hung on a wall. Nakamichi also sells a line of higher-quality mini systems, to a market similar to that sought by Bang & Olufsen, as well as selling mobile automotive stereo products and home theater items.