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Nakamichi Dragon CT

2-Speed Direct-Drive Turntable

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Nakamichi Dragon CT


The Nakamichi Dragon turntable is a 2-speed, integrated turntable system.

The Dragon's platter is a massive glass/cast alloy design with a dense rubber mat.

The fully adjustable subchassis is high mass and suspended.

The motor is a direct drive type with electronic speed control and switching.

The most unusual feature of the Dragon turntable is the additional arm which is used to check for disc eccentricity, and the two-part platter which allows for it's correction.


Type: semi auto integrated turntable

Drive method: direct drive

Platter mass: 3.2kg

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: <0.05%

Rumble: -83dB

Tonearm: gimbal bearings, detachable arm wand

Tonearm effective mass: 9g

Tonearm bearing friction: 40mg lateral, 20mg vertical

Dimensions: 550 x 420 x 230mm


The Dragon was undoubtedly a pretty good turntable on grounds of it's basic sound quality, this backed by a convincing set of lab results. In addition it offered a unique feature of automatic wow correction for your existing disc collection - £900 HiFI Choice 1984


flyer  English

service manual  English

instruction/owners manual  English - shat

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