Mr. Nakatsuka of ZYX is the President and chief engineer, or maybe we should say the chief engineer and the President of ZYX. He was born in the Nagano prefecture in Japan. He has a long experience of audio equipment going back to a very early age.
After graduating from university, he worked in the development department of ‘Trio’ (Kenwood) and during this time has developed the worlds first ‘optical cartridge’Then he went to Ortofon in Denmark and developed a signature model MC-20.
In 1976 he was employed by Namiki Precision Jewel company, there he managed the OEM cartridge business for several manufacturers. Since 1986 he became independent as ZYX under the support of Namiki Precision Jewel company.
15 Patents. With all of the experience gained during his career, Hisayoshi Nakatsuka’s work has led to approval of 15 design patents. All this knowledge and know-how have been poured into the ZYX product range.