Nakamichi DVD Viewing Stations


Maximize the Sales Potential of Video Software with this High-Quality In-Store Demonstration Tool

It's a proven fact … customers who can audition music or video software in-store … buy more!

Nakamichi, a world-renowned manufacturer of audio CD sampling systems, introduces its first sampling station specifically designed for use with the DVD video format.

The DVD-K500 enables your customers to easily select and audition up to 5 DVD discs from your stores inventory. For the first time, customers will be able to take a "self-service" approach to movie viewing, much the same way they do today with music using a CD listening station.

The DVD-K500's unique features and functions allow for easy and intuitive operation, so the user can enjoy the selected movie or music video without encountering any operational difficulties. Based on Nakamichi's unrivaled DVD player technology and exceptional audio sound reproduction, the DVD-K500 can effectively increase your DVD sales by showcasing a video's exceptional sound and image quality. However you install the DVD-K500 - from a modest setup with audio through headphones and video viewed on a small-screen, to audio playback by way of a giant "house-system" with viewing via a large-screen display, Nakamichi's DVD-K500 delivers demonstrably superior results.

Many unique features are incorporated to make Nakamichi's DVD-K500 5-Disc Sampling Changer an investment that will continue to pay you dividends for years and years to come!

Credit Visual Skip Function

It is possible to play disc directly from "chapter 1" avoiding having to view the "credit visual" (i.e.: name and logo of the movie studio).

Programmable Playback

For the ultimate in demonstration efficiency, the DVD-K500 can be programmed to play up to 30 chapters of only the most desirable scenes from the 5 loaded discs.

Easy, One-Touch Operation

Function buttons are over-sized and easy-to-use. At the touch of the button, playback immediately begins. Furthermore, the chapter now in play is indicated on a distinctive LCD readout display.

Audio Output Flexibility

Two headphone outputs are provided to allow simultaneous listening by two customers. Also provided are two channels of RCA-type line outputs for connection to an external power amplifier. A coaxial digital output connector facilitates DVD-K500's use with the Dolby Digital, DTS and PCM formats.

Note: A surround decoder and amplifier are required to achieve 5.1 channel reproduction.

Versatile Video Capabilities

In addition to a composite video output connecter, the DVD-K500 is equipped with S-video and component video (Y/CR/CB) outputs that deliver the highest quality picture image.

Space-Efficient Design for Easy Installation

The DVD-K500 includes a specially designed desktop stand. It can also be wall-mounted by using the supplied brackets. Combined with a thin LCD or plasma video display, the DVD-K500 makes the most efficient use of your valuable display space.

Safety Lock Function

Discs can be secured within the DVD-K500's transport mechanism to prevent tampering or theft. A special "mechanical key" is unlocked before pressing the "eject / stop" button, preventing the removal of discs by unauthorized individuals.

Auto Power-Off

The units' power is turned off after remaining idle for 5 minutes, protecting the mechanism from unnecessary wear while conserving energy. This mode may be disengaged to allow for continuous operation.

Play Counter Memory

A counter keeps track of the number of times a disc has been played, giving you valuable insight into customer preferences.

Wireless Remote Control

A full-function remote control provides operation of the DVD-K500 from a distance.


Supplied accessories include a desktop stand, wall-mount kit and headphone hanger.


Analog Audio Section

Maximum Output Level 2 V
Total Harmonic Distortion Less than 0.01% (20 - 20,000 Hz)
Frequency Response 10 - 50,000 Hz +0, -3 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Better than 95 dB (A-weighted)
Channel Separation Better than 80 dB (1 kHz)
Headphone Output 40 mW (40 ohms) 3.5 mm dia. stereo mini jack x 2

Digital Audio Section


Coaxial 1
Supported Digital Signals
Format DTS / Dolby Digital / PCM
Quantization 16 bit / 20 bit / 24 bit
Sampling Frequencies 32 kHz / 44.1 kHz / 48 kHz / 96 kHz (PCM)
Impedance 75 ohms

Video Section


Video 1
S-Video (Y/C) 1
Video Signal Level / Impedance
Video 1 Vp-p / 75 ohms
S-Video 1 Vp-p / 75 ohms (Y signal)
0.286 Vp-p / 75 ohms (C signal)
Frequency Response
Video 5 Hz - 10 MHz +0, -3 dB
S-Video 5 Hz - 10 MHz +0, -3 dB
Video Format NTSC or PAL (according to country of sale)

DVD/CD Player Section

Supported Disc Formats

DVD-Video Discs 12 cm, single / dual layer, single-sided / double-sided
Compact Discs 12 cm disc (CD-DA, Video CD)
Component Output
Y output level 1.0 Vp-p / 75 ohms (negative sync)
CR output level 0.7 Vp-p / 75 ohms (negative sync)
CB output level 0.7 Vp-p / 75 ohms (negative sync)


Power Source 120 V AC, 60 Hz AC 110 - 120 V or AC 220 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz (according to country of sale, using supplied AC adapter)
Power Consumption 36 W max.
Main Unit
(w/ table-top stand)
205 (W) x 430 (H) x 120(D) mm
8-1/8 (W) x 16-15/16 (H) x 4-3/4 (D) inches
AC Adapter 100 (W) x 90 (H) x 168 (D) mm
3-15/16 (W) x 3-1/2 (H) x 6-5/8 (D) inches
Main Unit
(w/ table-top stand)
5.4 kg / 11 lbs 14 oz
AC Adapter 1.8 kg / 3 lbs 15 oz
Specifications and features subject to change without notice.
MusicBank™ is a trademark of Nakamichi Corporation.
* Dimensions do not include protruding parts.



Nakamichi 3-CD Listening Stations


Fast, Dependable Changer Performance

Count on fast, dependable changer performance. The ultra-reliable high-speed mechanism is based on Nakamichi's world-renowned MusicBank™ technology. It provides numerous benefits, including fast changes without annoying delays.

Even better, repeated disc changes will not damage the disc, since Nakamichi's changer mechanism does not make contact with the recorded surface of the CD. In fact, this mechanism has already been proven in hundreds of thousands of CD-ROM drives produced for the computer industry.

Programmable First Track

Hit songs are what sell the CD's. You can program which track plays first for each disc in the changer creating instant artist recognition. It's a great way to tie in with special promotions and advertising campaigns.

Informative Play Counter

The special play counter feature provides your staff with a digital readout of how many times a specific CD has been accessed, assisting your staff with inventory control. The information is retained for up to a month without external power. This programmable feature makes the entire listening station a very valuable marketing tool.

Auto Standby Function

To protect the laser pickup from unnecessary wear, the unit switches to standby mode when there is no key input for about five minutes. All units also have a Long Play Mode feature.

Compact and Durable Self-Contained Unit

  • High-tech brushed aluminum chassis
  • Scratch-resistant hardened acrylic window that shows the disc currently being played
  • Eye catching display window that shows the disc number and the track number selected
  • Standard functions include: Disc selection, track selection, scanning,volume control and stop
  • Special key lock on front door to secure stored CDs
  • Easily installed with existing store fixtures, end caps and slat walls. 
  • Feature titles easily changed

Surprisingly Low Cost

Maximize sales impact at minimal cost. The price of the MB-K300s will be music to your ears.

Other Advanced Features

  • Wide volume adjustment range accommodates any ambient noise level
  • LED indicators instantly show you which changer slots are occupied and which are empty
  • Two headphones can be connected to the unit allowing two customers to listen simultaneously
  • Nylon headphone tie-downs firmly secure the headphones to the station

3 Discs, No Waiting

Maximize your sales potential. With a 3-Disc capacity, the MB-K300s enables customers to sample across a broad spectrum of your store's offerings.


Power Requirement 10V/1.5A (via supplied AC adapter), AC adapter available in 110V and 220V
Power Consumption 20W (max.)
(W x H x D) / Approx. Weight
CD Changer:
210 x 297 x 55 mm/2.9 kg
8-1/4 x 11-11/16 x 2-3/16 inches / 6 lb. 15oz.
Available Colors Silver & Black
Supplied Items CD Changer x 1
dbi Pro705 Headphones x 1
AC adapter x 1
Headphone hanger x 1

* Specifications and features subject to change without notice
* Dimensions do not include protruding parts
* MusicBank is a trademark of Nakamichi Corporation