Nakamichi Dragon CT Computing Vintage Turntable - Legendary and Rare


Super cool and rare turntable from Nakamichi and a must if you're a Nakamichi collector.

This 'table is part of our in-house collection and we have enjoyed it for many years, but it's time to make room for the new goodies rolling in daily.

This example is in super cosmetic condition.

We've actually had more than one of these over the years and kept the one in the best cosmetic shape. There are no significant scratches or signs of heavy use anywhere. It is complete including the necessary record puck, centering tonearm stylus, post endcaps (often lost or missing), and record mat.

It plays records perfectly. Speed locks in immediately and is precise at both speeds (33 RPM & 45 RPM). The arm articulates smoothly and precisely, and the resulting sound is simply glorious.

The auto centering feature works some of the time but not always. This is more of a gimmick and does not affect operation.

This is a tricky item to ship safely, but we are very good at packing and have a lot of experience specifically packing these Dragons. Our SealedAir Instapak custom expanding foam machine helps get it right, plus special "to our specs" heavy-duty double-ply cardboard cartons.

This will ship with a free Adcom vintage phono cartridge but you're likely going to want something modern to get the most of it.

We can mount your own cartridge or supply one from our new Sumiko inventory via the options at the bottom of this listing.

Click below to add our recommended matching cable from Kimber Kable, all brand new as SkyFi is an official Kimber dealer.

Kimber Kable KS PHONO, Flagship Tonearm Interconnects, Pure Copper, New

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.



Original Box



Yes and Online


Not Applicable


Yes - Power

Physical Condition


Working Condition


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