On offer is a highly advanced Nakamichi Dragon serviced by Nak Central AudioLabs. This Nakamichi Dragon is a multi-voltage European 220V & USA 120V version and comes fully serviced and in optimum performance condition with a new body trim. It has been Advanced Elevated Serviced & fully refurbished by Nak Central AudioLabs. The Nakamichi Dragon cassette deck is generally regarded as the best made and is highly sought after by collectors and aficionados all over the world.
This Nakamichi Dragon is in top technical and cosmetic condition - meaning this machine has been very carefully used and maintained as can be seen with all the text legends in top condition - except some rubbing of "Eject" & "Power" legends (see photos). The heads have been used lightly and are in excellent condition. This Dragon is in great technical condition and performs superbly.Full auto-reverse and azimuth correction thanks to the NAAC system! It will automatically correct any azimuth differences on pre-recorded cassettes and cassettes recorded on other machines! Nakamichi Dragon is a truly unique deck and in a class of its own! It is a direct drive, auto-reverse cassette deck incorporating the epoch-making NAAC system for automatic azimuth correction of the playback head which means playback quality and performance is fully optimised for cassette playback recorded on any cassette deck! Thanks to the NAAC system, sound quality differences between forward and reverse are eliminated, and perfect playback is possible under all conditions. This Dragon is in exceptional condition with low use heads and in excellent cosmetic condition.
Please see HD photos for condition and cosmetics. UK & European 220v & USA 120V version with UK 3 Pin. Includes reprinted comb bound owners manual. This unit has been upgraded with Audiophile grade Nichicon Blue & Gold Caps and has had our Advanced Elevated Service and is now capable of enhanced audio performance.
Calibration, Alignment And Actual Measured Performance. Heads: cleaned and demagnetised Tape path & capstans.
All operating voltages rectified, filtered and stabilised. Play: - 9.1 V. Offset Adjustment of Control Motor. Offset Fine Adjusted of Control Motor. Reel Motor Speed Adjusted in Play.
Head Base Stroke Adjusted in Cue. Erase Head Stroke Adjusted and Tape Guide Height.
Erase Head Height and Tilt. Record/Playback Head Adjusted and Azimuth. Lubricated: The Tape Transport is of a lubrication-free type. Thrust portion on the Capstan.
Silicon Oil on Air Damper. Tone Level Calibrated 400 Hz and 15. Playback Level Calibrated 400 Hz Level. Playback Frequency Response Adjusted 400 Hz Level Tape, 10 kHz Playback Frequency Response Tape, 20 kHz Frequency Response. Bias Oscillation and Erase Current.
Record Level Calibrated and Recording Bias Current Adjusted Tone 400 Hz and 15 kHz and 10 kHz / 20 kHz (-20 dB) at. Overall Frequency Response Adjusted 400 Hz / 0 dB and 20 kHz (-20 dB) at Inputs. Crosstalk Measurement 1 kHz at. Channel Separation Measurement 1 kHz at.Signal to Noise Measurement 400 Hz at. Total Harmonic Distortion Measurement 400 Hz at.
Wow and Flutter Measurement 3 kHz Wow and Flutter. Tape Speed Adjusted 3 kHz Speed and Wow &. Meter Level Calibrated 400 Hz on.
MPX Filter Calibrated 19 kHz. Record / Playback Head Aligned 1 kHz Track.
Record / Playback Head Azimuth Aligned 15 kHz Azimuth. Playback Frequency Response Adjusted 400 Hz, 10 kHz, 15 kHz, 20. Bias Oscillation Frequency and Erase Current. Record Amplifier Equaliser Adjusted 21 kHz on.
Crosstalk Measurement 1 kHz on. Channel Separation Measurement 1 kHz on. Erasure Measurement 100 Hz on.
Signal to Noise Ratio Measurement 400 Hz on. Total Harmonic Distortion Measurement 400 Hz on.WoW & Flutter Measurement 3 kHz Speed and Wow & Flutter. 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. Frequency Response: 20Hz to 22kHz (Metal tape). Signal to Noise Ratio: 72dB (Dolby C).
Wow and Flutter: 0.04%. Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.8%. Dimensions: 450 x 135 x 300mm. We accept payments via Credit Cards & Bank Transfers.
Due to the vintage nature of these units - it is possible that they may suffer a component failure at any time without warning even after a recent service and soak test! We cannot guarantee against this failure!As a preventive and security measure to protect our products we include a. Secure Anti Pilfering System with all of our machines! This machine has had an Advanced Elevated Service! This is our premium service option utilising premium grade components and modifications.
The final resulting sound and enhanced performance is the highest sonically possible! Nak Central AudioLabs are a team of passionate collectors and qualified audio engineers of retro analogue gear, specialising mainly in high-end cassette decks and reel to reel, and whose expertise lies in their full restoration and repairs.
Their combined years of experience in this field surpasses over sixty years and still have the same passion and enthusiasm to restore every high-end analogue media product to its best cosmetic condition and audio performance. Join us on our journey to analogue audio nirvana! The item "Nakamichi Dragon 3Heads Upgraded Advanced Elevated Service Nak Central AudioLab" is in sale since Thursday, April 29, 2021. This item is in the category "Sound & Vision\Home Audio & HiFi Separates\Cassette/Tape Players". The seller is "nak_central_audiolabs" and is located in LONDON.
This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.