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Nakamichi DRAGON-CT Computing Turntable - Super Rare Masterpiece from Japan

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Nakamichi Dragon-Ct Computing Turntable - Super Rare Masterpiece From Japan

Nakamichi DRAGON-CT Computing Turntable - Super Rare Masterpiece from Japan

SkyFi 479

Pickup currently unavailable

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


One of the rarest of turntables to come from Japan with exact production figures unknown. Very VERY few were ever made available that's for sure.

Carrying the legendary Dragon namesake it wasn't easy for Nakamichi to design and build a turntable worthy of its name. 

Featuring the one and only "Nakamichi Absolute Center Search System" which actually measures the groove eccentricity of the record, then automatically corrects for true dead center by adjusting the position of the platter!!

A truly amazing process to watch as the second arm wand comes out, measures the record with incredible precision, indexes the platter, and finally makes a centering adjustment. Then notifying you it's now completed with a red light.

Working versions of this masterpiece are not easy to find, especially in this condition. We've actually had the fortune to have a few in the past, so we're very familiar with its operation and maintenance.

Please note this is listed without a phono cartridge - the pictured cartridge is not included. You can supply your own or chose from our wide variety of Sumiko pieces as we're an official dealer here in the NY Metro area. The Sumiko Pearwood for example would be a fine choice.

Please see our photos or the linked information below for full specifications:

Nakamichi DRAGON-CT Computing Turntable - Original Sales Brochure

Nakamichi DRAGON-CT Computing Turntable - Owner's Manual

Dragon-CT Features & Benefits:
• Eccentricity wow is eliminated by the unique Nakamichi Absolute Center Search System
• Belt-drive wow is eliminated by the Nakamichi SLT Direct-Drive system.
• Direct-drive flutter is eliminated Nakamichi's "cog-free" Super Linear Torque DD motor.
• Surface and airborne variations are eliminated by an unusual dual-suspension double-cabinet construction.
• The precision semi-automatic viscous-damped tonearm has exceptional tracking accuracy and warp-tracking ability.
• One-touch ultra-smooth cueing prevents stylus damage and can be operated with the dustcover closed.
• One-touch "cut" control returns the arm and stops the turntable.
• Quartz-locked PLL FG servo provides absolute speed stability or ±6% pitch control at either operating speed.
• Vertical tracking force is adjustable from 0 to 3 g in 0.1 gram increments. Independent anti-skating control.
• 500-gram disc stabilizer reduces record warp.
• Gold-plated pin-jack outputs ensure complete flexibility. Low resistance oxygen-free-copper cable supplied.
• Independent adjustment of each isolator provides convenient turntable leveling.
• Attractive professional styling complements any decor.

Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.



Original Box





Not Applicable


Yes - Power

Physical Condition


Working Condition


SKU: 101986