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Item USN5

NAGRA KUDELSKI 4S Stereo tape recorder FM pilot and is a 50 or 60Hz CCIR recorder

Nagra 4S stereo recorder in excellent condition and perfect working order and as not been cleaned and serviced yet.

This Recorder well been serviced by Mike Harris Sound Services and have a 3 Month guarantee from the date of purchase

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Nagra 4S stereo recorder in excellent condition and perfect working order, with shoulder strap fixing screw, pilot link plug, roll of tape,

This is a pilot sync recorder but is you don't need pilot just unplug the pilot link plug,


The machine is Serial No.15134 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" or Phantom powering (12v and 48volt), 50 or 200 Ohm Dynamic or ribbon microphones. Switching between microphone and line inputs on each channel, Phase switch on channel one, 3 speeds-38, 19, 9.5cm/s (15-7.5-3.75ips). Monitoring selector with monitor speaker, 1Khz. 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. 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 with level control and switch to select left,right, mono or stereo. Recording Limiter,
1K/8k Hz. Reference generator set at -8dB, tape head screen cover,

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 of tape signals and you could get feedback

This recorder is in very good clean condition, and has never been hired out but has been well looked after and serviced regally by the film production mixer that it belongs to, This recorder will get a full service when it is sold and I will be replacing the XLR inputs so it is in perfect condition.

There is minimal head wear on the machine and it is set up and biased for Agfa, Basf PER 368 or 468 tape and the sound quality and levels between direct and off tape are identical. A roll of BASF 368 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 tone, pink noise and some music recorder on it for you to test out the recorder,

Batteries and leads are not supplied with this recorder but are available from mike harris sound services.

Above left. The 2 microphone inputs on this recorder has been modified with a switch that will select high or low level gain on powered microphones

Above right. It has a nice clean battery compartment

The tape bias EQ is set for AGFA 468 or 368 the Zonal 468 / 368 and the BASF 468 are very close

It works from 12 x U2 batteries or external ATN mains supply (not included) but item UN31 SMPSU power supply is included

Nagra is the best reel-to-reel tape recorder ever made with the best of Swiss engineering that you are ever 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 condition

fitted with lift off hinges, you press the two pegs together

To buy this item please telephone: Mike : 01932 241948 and quote the reference number


For overseas callers please dial +44 1932 241948