NAGRA KUDELSKI 4S Stereo tape recorder FM pilot and is a 50 or 60Hz sync EQ CCIR recorder
Nagra 4S stereo recorder in very good condition and perfect working order. For it's age with s/n 3339
This Recorder has been serviced by Mike Harris Sound Services and will has a 3 Month guarantee for date of purchase
The 1-5 switch is the headphone level, the C is to monitor the cue track, if you have a CSCM microphone and not using the FM sync you can record information on the center track, The mono headphone push button has been updated to a headphone switch that has left, right, stereo and mono monitoring, The level controls will lock together when the white lever on the red control is moved to the right, the rest of the controls are straightforward.
These is a Nice clean undamaged perstex lid
These recorders have separate record and playback heads, so when you are recording you can monitor the input signal (DIRECT) or the off tape (TAPE) signal that has been recorded, this confident monitor switch saves you from having to keep playing the tape back to check the recording. If recording from an open microphone it is best to use closed headphones, like the Sennheiser HD25 when monitoring of tape, or you will hear the direct and off tape signals and you could get feedback
This is a full pilot sync recorder and a pilot link plug is fitted in the pilot socket.
The machine is Serial
No.3339 with the following features:
This machine is a Full FM pilot sync Recorder, and has two line or microphone inputs which are switchable to select between "T" & Phantom powering (12v and 48volt), 50 or 200 Ohm Dynamic or ribbon microphones, with phase switch on channel one, switching between microphone and line inputs on each channel, 3 speeds-38, 19, 9.5cm/s (15-7.5-3.75ips). Monitoring selector with monitor speaker, 1Khtz. Reference generator, NAB or CCIR playback EQ, a Bias Switch for tape type, Recording Limiter, Low Frequency Attenuation, silicon rubber pinch wheel and drive belts, full set of Ruby tape guides. Direct /Tape monitoring and PPM metering with red for left and green for right channel meter needles with light, Monitoring selector with monitor speaker and level control or headphone monitoring and a level control , Recording Limiter, 1K/8k Hz. Reference generator set at -8dB, and full mew metal head shields, and the take up roller has a QTIM minutes counter.
Above you have the 7 pin Tuchel /Binda plug sockets for Line input and outputs, the center one is for External noise reduction units, the 2 x 3 pin XLR are your microphone inputs, above them there is the switches for microphone type, between them is a phase switch, in case you find one of you microphones are out of phase, on the right is the power input socket, and the CUE microphone socket the the Pilot socket with the link plug fitted, the Banana plugs are you Right and Left line outputs.
Please note, The Perspex lid is very good but for some miner scratches, otherwise the recorder is in excellent condition
Looking at head heads, this recorder as not had much use, It is setup and biased for SM911 or LPR35 long play tape that is similar to Agfa, BASF PER 368 or 468 tape and the sound quality and levels between direct and off tape are identical. A roll of SM911 tape is supplied with this recorder, this roll of tape has been used to adjust the Bias, EQ and levels, it now has a test tones and some music recorder on it for you to test out the recorder,
The heads are in very good condition. ABOVE LEFT, No damage to the back of the
This Recorder works from 12 x U2 batteries or external ATN mains supply (not included) but item UAP11, N-SMPS2 power supply is included but can be exchanged for an ATN type.
The bias is set for SM911 STD (standard play tape) with the bias switch (that is just behind the strode roller) set to 2 and if you are using LPR35 LP( long play tape) set the Bias switch to 4, and if you are running LPR35 an you would like an HF lift of about 6dB switch the bias switch back to 2
Above, It has a nice clean battery compartment and no damage to the bottom of the Nagra,
Nagra 4S stereo recorder in excellent condition and perfect working order,
This Recorder will be supplied with shoulder strap fixing screw, copy of Instruction manual, pilot link plug, a roll of test tape, a take up spool, and a N-SMPS2 UAP11 power supply, so you can used the recorder as soon as it is out of the box. If you have other equipment you would like to connect the Nagra to, see Leads and Cables on USED_NAGRA EX PRO HOME PAGE
If you order 4 rolls of tape, they will comes with an extra take up spool.
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
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