Item UMN6

NAGRA 4.2 MONO ANALOGUE REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER S/N 0417576

THIS NAGRA IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND PERFECT WORKING ORDER,
IT HAS BEEN SERVICED BY
``MIKE HARRIS SOUND SERVICES``AND HAS A 3 MONTH GUARANTEE

Extras, mods and updates with this recorder click to find out more = 17

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

The machine has the following features:
2 Switchable microphone inputs, for Dynamic, ribbon, T powered and 48p Phantom powered microphones 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, 1Khtz. Reference generator set at -8dB, automatic recording Limiter, automatic and manual recording level, low frequency attenuation. Metering of most functions. New silicon rubber pinch wheel and drive belts, the take up roller has a minutes counter, runs 5" spools and it will run 7" tape spools with the lid open, the lid has lift off hinges, has the fixings for a QGB 10 inch spool adapter and 7 inch spool Perspex lid. And will take a QSV2 speed control in the 6 pin ACC socket

This is a full track mono CCIR recorder, S/N0417576 These recorders can take recording levels of + 6 dB before distortion

If you would like to record on a Nagra and playback on a non pilot recorder, remove the pilot link from the pilot socket on the right hand side of the recorder to switch off the pilot, otherwise you could hear the 50 or 60 Hz when you play the tape, if you are not sinking the tape to video or film camera you can leave the pilot link unplugged. BELOW RIGHT, See pilot link plug socket, a pilot sync plug is supplied with this recorder. Above the pilot link and handle fixing screw are the two large case opening screws, please note; only unscrew 3 or 4 turn do not take screws right out, or parts could be lost in the recorder.

ABOVE LEFT, 1 & 2 are 3 pin XLR microphone inputs that are switchable to use Dynamic 48 or 12 volt phantom and "T" powered microphone, The switch for one input is above the VOL control for the speaker output, the ACC 6 pin Tuchel has a Line input and takes the speed control. The line input & output are on the MIXER socket using a 7 pin Tuchel plug or the LINE input is on 4 mm banana plugs. The dust covers for the XLR and Tuchel sockets are included

ABOVE RIGHT, you have the playback speaker and the PILOT IN socket, for Pilot sync plug the pilot link plug in this socket, the 4 mm banana sockets are 4.4 volts output at 600 ohm, if you feed this output to a Stereo Nagra you must use the QCSE lead or a copy with a 47K ohm pad. Or use the 7 pin MIXER socket that has a Playback or Direct output, leads can be made to order. For the POWER PACK, 6 pin Tuchel socket, you can use the 24 volts ATN power supply, the 35 volts ATN 2 or ATN 3 power supplies, an ATN 3 with battery charger or the UAP11 or 12 power supply on main page.

The 35 volt will give a much faster rewind speed. But must not be used on a Nagra III. The Nagra runs on an internal -10 volt regulated power supply, so you can run the batteries down to almost 10 volt before changing the batteries. Please use leakproof batteries.

ABOVE: The heads are in good condition and no head loss adjustment was needed when lining up the biasing, the tape bias and EQ.

The tape I supply on this Website as been selected because the gain and HF is close to the old AGFA 468 or 368, Zonal 468 / 368 and BASF 468 or 368, ABOVE LEFT: The speed and EQ switch has to positions for each speed, 1 can to set to flat and 2 can de set to a HF roll off or lift, whatever you prefer. Or I have found that the SM911 standard play tape, can be setup for Speed & Equalization 1 and the SM368 and the LPR35 long play tape is the same bias and can be use on speed & equalization 11.

This recorder has lift off hinges and there is no damage and in as new condition, as is the base of the Nagra and the battery box.

Nice clean battery box with no battery corrosion

The recorder works from 12 x U2 batteries or external ATN mains supply or a SMPS power supply see item UAP6 to 12 (not included)

     

ON THE RIGHT, the second microphone input switching is behind the meter with a black knob, it has all the pilot boards fitted, The auto record level board is also fitted. And the Crystal Pilot Generator. But a QSV2 speed control will still work if it's a pilot sync recorder or not, when plugged into the ACC socket (not supplied)

There is a leather case with this recorder, but it will need repairing and I don't have a shoulder strap for it

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


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