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Item UMN7

NAGRA KUDELSKI 4.2 mono tape recorder with full pilot sync, CCIR 50 or 60 Hz S/N L 7111

Nagra recorder in good condition and perfect working order.

Supplied with, a copy of Instruction manual, mono to stereo headphone adapter, pilot link plug, shoulder strap fixing screw, a new take up spool and a new roll of SM911 STD play tape with test frequency and music for you to test the recorder, this tape was used to line up the recorder.

This Recorder has been serviced by Mike Harris Sound Services and has a 3 Month guarantee for date of purchase.

This is a full track mono tape recorder with full Pilot sync fitted, remove the pilot link plug from the PILOT IN socket to switch off the Pilot. This 4.2 has been modified and has announcements microphone so slate numbers can be added to start of recording, there is a push button next to the preference tone generator push button. and the microphone is next to that.

There are some scratches on the lid and some label glue above the main control

The machine has the following features:
It has been magnified and has 3 microphone inputs, 1 Switchable microphone inputs, for Dynamic, ribbon, T powered and 48p Phantom powered microphones and 2 & 3 will take Dynamic or microphones with internal batteries, the line input control is also a number 3 microphone input when the RX switch by the input socket is operated, there is a line input on banana plugs and also on a 6 pin Tuchel ASS socket. It has Direct or off Tape monitoring and metering, monitoring selector with monitor speaker and level control, manual or automatic headphone monitoring with level control. It has 1 & 2 high pass and 1&2 LFA low frequency attenuation filters, 3 tape speeds- 38, 19, 9.5cm/s (15-7.5-3.75ips). 50Hz strobe roller, a full set f Ruby tape gibes, 1Khtz. Reference generator set at -8dB, automatic recording Limiter, automatic and manual recording level, low frequency attenuation. Metering of most functions. Silicon rubber pinch wheel and drive belts, runs 5" spools and it will run 7" tape spools with the lid open, it has the fixings for a QGB 10 inch spool adapter. And will take a QSV2 speed control plugged into the ACC 6 pin Tuchel socket (not supplied)

ABOVE LEFT To open the case, above the pilot in plug and handle fixing screw are the two large case opening screws, please note; only unscrew 3 or 4 turns do not take screws right out, as sometimes the circlips are missing that stops the nut falling off into the works. The 6-pin Tuchel/binder socket for external power and a 4 pin pilot socket. The 4 mm banana sockets are 4.4 volts output at 600 ohm, you also have the playback speaker,

ABOVE RIGHT, ( left to right ) the RX switch next to the number 3 XLR microphone inputs, is the switch that makes the Line Input a Microphone input, inputs 3 and 2 are Dynamic Ribbon or internally powered microphones, but input 1 is switchable and takes T and phantom microphones as well, you have a line input on the ACC socket using a 6 pin Tuchel/binder plug or in the 4 mm banana plugs. Or use the 7 pin MIXER socket that has a Playback output and Direct input, then you have VOL the speaker volume control, above that is the powered microphone switch

ABOVE Some signs of damage to the hinges and stand bars but there still in working order.

Good clean battery box and cover.

ABOVE : The heads are in good condition and no head loss adjustment was needed when lining up the playback or biasing, the tape bias and EQ is set for the new tape SM911 standard play tape, that is set for a flat response when the speed switch is set to STD and LPR35 is set to flat response when the speed switch is set to LN, if you are using SM911 and would like an 6 dB HF lift switch it to LP

I chose this tape as there the closes tape I could fond to the old AGFA 468 or 368, Zonal 468 / 368 and BASF & EMTEC 468

I have found that the SM911 standard play tape, can be setup for Speed & Equalization 1 and the SM468 and the LPR35 is the same bias and can be set to use on speed & equalization 11

ABOVE RIGHT:- the extra microphone amp is on top of the battery box and there is 50 or 60hz XTAL switch.

The recorder works from 12 x U2 batteries, NiCad batteries or external ATN, 2, 3, or N-SMPS2, N-SMPS3 mains supply (not supplied)

Nagra is the best reel-to-reel tape recorder ever made with the best of Swiss engineering that you are never likely to see again.
One of the joys of owning a Nagra is that it is an all in one over the shoulder recorder and when you switch it on you know it's going to work and give you a professional quality recording in any conditions

Please note: - the Perspex lid and case has some scratches.

Extras, mods and updates with this recorder click to find out more = 14


To buy this item please telephone: Mike Harris 01932 241948 or Email ; mike.sound@btinternet.com