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Twilightzone
02-02-2012, 11:36 AM
Bought a Nakamichi CD400 from them direct. Should have gone through their Amazon account for guarantee. So after 6 months the CD is skipping. Playing music for 30 minutes the unit is so hot the CDs come out hot. I am using the onboard amp so they tell me that my speakers are inefficient and it is overloading the HU. Then the CD won't play when it's cold out (New England) or when it's hot (summer).

How is it that a HU cannot drive a set of component speakers after boasting a powerful onboard amp?

So I remove the unit and send it to Woofersetc. After chasing them down after not answering my emails, they tell me I owe them $20 since their techs can't find anything wrong with it. So I proceed to detail what's wrong and they'll look into it more. After chasing them down again via the phone as they won't respond to emails, they tell me yes indeed the unit skips and they will be sending a new one. No apology for being wrong or anything.

Now I see threads online from other CD400 owners who had the same issues.

Anyhow, I cannot recommend Woofersetc for their poor communication and poor tech support.

-TZ

sacsking916
02-02-2012, 12:50 PM
they dont like you :fyi:

97maxima
02-02-2012, 12:53 PM
effin 12ers

ahole-ic
02-02-2012, 12:57 PM
Bought a Nakamichi CD400 from them direct. Should have gone through their Amazon account for guarantee. So after 6 months the CD is skipping. Playing music for 30 minutes the unit is so hot the CDs come out hot. I am using the onboard amp so they tell me that my speakers are inefficient and it is overloading the HU. Then the CD won't play when it's cold out (New England) or when it's hot (summer).

How is it that a HU cannot drive a set of component speakers after boasting a powerful onboard amp?

So I remove the unit and send it to Woofersetc. After chasing them down after not answering my emails, they tell me I owe them $20 since their techs can't find anything wrong with it. So I proceed to detail what's wrong and they'll look into it more. After chasing them down again via the phone as they won't respond to emails, they tell me yes indeed the unit skips and they will be sending a new one. No apology for being wrong or anything.

Now I see threads online from other CD400 owners who had the same issues.

Anyhow, I cannot recommend Woofersetc for their poor communication and poor tech support.

-TZ

That ***** and all, but if you're buying a nak unit, why aren't you using an amp? Are you also using factory speakers? I don't get it. Why did you go with nak?

sacsking916
02-02-2012, 01:13 PM
That ***** and all, but if you're buying a nak unit, why aren't you using an amp? Are you also using factory speakers? I don't get it. Why did you go with nak?

because its got a HUUUGE onboard amp remember :laugh:

brodeisel
02-02-2012, 01:17 PM
for the dbzzz naki all the way

Twilightzone
02-03-2012, 09:17 PM
I forgot to mention I put Soundstream components in the front doors, mid and tweeter. Not using the rears. I would think the onboard amp should drive them IMHO.

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NAK for SQ!!!

ahole-ic
02-03-2012, 09:21 PM
I forgot to mention I put Soundstream components in the front doors, mid and tweeter. Not using the rears. I would think the onboard amp should drive them IMHO.

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NAK for SQ!!!
uhhhh. So you are driving at least 3 different speakers with each channel of your hu? How do you have it wired? I am certain that this is your problem. There is no way to make this come out right. :fyi:

oldschoolboomer
02-03-2012, 09:24 PM
Cool story bro

matt_bennett05
02-03-2012, 09:27 PM
Even the Alpine power packs can't compare to a dedicated "speaker" amp

JoshC
02-03-2012, 09:29 PM
Buy an external amp and STFU

aztec
02-08-2012, 06:59 PM
I forgot to mention I put Soundstream components in the front doors, mid and tweeter. Not using the rears. I would think the onboard amp should drive them IMHO.

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NAK for SQ!!!

Yeah you need separate amps if you want to run a 3 way front setup. If you going to do the same thing with the new h/u, you WILL mess it up again.....

nismos14
02-08-2012, 07:15 PM
I think he means he has a midbass and a tweeter in each door.

FlexnInLa
02-08-2012, 07:34 PM
I'd think the internal amp would be sufficient to power a set of components. To their full potential, no, but power them without overheating, hell yes.

I think some of you pros read what he typed wrong.

got-one-eight
02-13-2012, 12:40 PM
You gotta bridge the radio to get all the power you want out of it :naughty:

Twilightzone
02-16-2012, 05:41 PM
Yes I had one set of components on the front channel and the rear output driving an old sub amp. the Nak head was able to cook eggs in short order. I got an Alpine pdx-r4 and problem is solved with a replacement Nak. Woofersetc was very uncooperative and denied the unit had any issues. They finally admitted the unit would skip when gently tapped. The thing was a skipfest, probably due to the heat. IMHO the head should be able to drive the speakers without heat. So they sent a new unit and wanted to charge me shipping. Not cool since they offer 100% satisfaction guarantee!

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I did thanks for the advice *******