Nakamichi Dragon 7-disc CD Changer / DAC; Remote (Rare)

I have never seen this before, interesting looking piece, but for $3,399.00? um no thanks, I wonder what it went for new back in the 90"s.



  • halo71
    halo71 Posts: 4,585
    WOW! Very cool! I've never seen those before either.
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  • Keiko
    Keiko Posts: 764
    H9 is the resident Nak expert, I believe. I know they made some fantastic cassette decks and even had a killer turntable, but way too expensive for my peasant arse.
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 2,069
    Bluebook says made in 96-97 with 20 bit dac. and retailed for $9,700. Agreed; easy pass here
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,784
    First for me. I had seen and lusted for many of their cassette decks.
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 10,000
    I used a lot of their cassette decks back in the day, they definitely had the best sound quality, although some of their models spent a lot of time on the repair bench, the 700 especially. But other models worked great and nobody could touch them for best sound. I’ve never seen one of these before but wow they look fantastic.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,232
    Worth 500 tops
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,213
    And sold already... I wish I had seen this earlier. It was way underpriced IMHO for what it represented. It was the best when it was made and still top tier today, even though SACD was not part of it's feature set.
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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 4,415
    Doesn't seem like it's just the lighting, but the wood finish looks different between the components. May not be an original matched set. Anyway, the condition isn't that great either apart from that.
  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 25,105
    About $10K, it was the best of the best for that time period. As we all know the world of digital changes pretty quickly. Something like that holds a value only for a collector and because of it's rarity. I'm sure it still sounds great. It is a work of art

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  • skipshot12
    skipshot12 Posts: 1,035
    edited October 2022

    Whoops, that was supposed to go to the wife.
    Apologies, I don’t see a way to delete it.