Nakamichi DRAGON Cassette Deck - Consignment

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Nakamichi DRAGON Cassette Deck - Consignment

Nakamichi DRAGON Cassette Deck - Consignment

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Nakamichi DRAGON Cassette Deck - Consignment

Condition: Cosmetic surface marks (See Photo) - Full working order

Includes: Unit only (No Box) 


SN: 08876

Full Service February 2024 

Repaired and Service Mechanism
Replaced Idler Belt
Fine Tune Adjustments
Repair Reek Motor Driver
Replace Faulty Capacitors
Replace Faulty Transistors


Here is a rare Nakamichi "Dragon" tape deck in excellent working condition. The Nakamichi Dragon is a truly unique deck. It is a direct drive, auto reverse cassette deck incorporating the epoch-making NAAC system for automatic azimuth correction of the playback head. The Nakamichi very own NAAC system, sound quality differences between forward and reverse are completely eliminated and perfect playback is possible under all conditions. Furthermore, manual calibration facilities for record sensitivity and bias permit high precision adjustment to suit the requirements of every tape. These tape decks have a long history spanning 11-year run that ended in the early nineties. The Nakamichi Dragon epitomized cassette-deck technology, and to many enthusiasts, it is still considered the Holy Grail of tape decks. 


Type: auto reverse, 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record, 1 x playback, 1 x erase

Motor: 2 x capstan, 1 x reel, 1 x auto azimuth, 1 x mechanism

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 22kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 72dB  (Dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.04%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.8%

Input: 50mV (line)

Output: 1V (line)

Dimensions: 450 x 135 x 300mm

Weight: 9.5kg