Nagra lll Mono reel to reel 1/4" tape recorder S/N B 64 5480 and was made in 1964 and is a non pilot recorder.
This NAGRA 111 in very good condition for its age and
perfect working order.
It has been serviced by Mike Harris Sound Services and has a 3 month guarantee
Supplied with copy of Instruction Manual, shoulder strap and case fixing screws, headphone adapter lead, and a modern power supply, or exchange for and ATN type
It looks like this recorder has not been used it's all working as new, and the Perspex lid is in very good condition but it's gone yellow with age
As you can see above the main function switch is set for EXT External power. If you rotate the switch right round to BAT the recorder is then using internal batteries. You can check the battery volts by switching to BATT & METER, and when switch to TEST the microphone is adjusted by the MIKE input control and the line input is set by LINE INPUT control. The output comes up on the MONITORING OUTPUT, and it will give you the Off tape and Direct output, with the BA switch, (before after) the other push button is the test tone.
This Recorder has 4 mm sockets on the MONITORING OUTPUT an adapter is provided that is connected so you can use mono or stereo headphone, and this output is also the off tape line output.
The control knob on the top of the Nagra III is the tape transport control (see the above picture) It is in the park position (dot to dot), the recorder must be left like this when not in use, or you will damage the pinch wheel or rewind rubber drive.
On the left of the top deck the two rollers are flutter
filters with 50 Hz and 60 Hz stroboscope on top. The push
button between them is fast forward, when in playback. When
you have turned the tape transport control around fully
clockwise the pinch wheel is engaged with the capstan when the
main switch is in Record or Playback and the tape will run.
For fast rewind turn the tape transport control fully
anti-clockwise with the main function switch set to playback.
The stroboscope roller is for checking speed. If you put a mains light over it the wagon wheel affect makes it look like it is standing still.
(Pictured above right) Tape speed switch 3 tape speeds 38, 19, 9.5cm/s (15, 7.5, 3.75 ips) and 3 pin XLR socket for Dynamic or Ribbon Microphone. Or you can use microphones with internal battery powering.
(Pictured above left) The line input and line direct output are on 4 mm Banana plugs on this side. Or you can use the headphone 1/4 jack sockets for off tape output. The top 6 pin Tuchel socket is for the ATN power supply.
(Pictured Above) The lid is very good but has gone yellow
(Pictured above) It has a good battery compartment with no corrosion or stains and all the connections are good. The base of the recorder is in good condition and the back of the case is good.
The recorder works from 12 x U2 batteries or external ATN mains supply (not included). See Accessories 2 for power supplies
(Pictured above) No sign of dust or water damage inside this case.
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 is going to work and give you a professional quality recording in any conditions.
PLEASE NOTE: You can only use an ATN 24 volts power supply. Or the UAP10, UAP11 or UAP12 on main page for power supply .
The 35 volts ATN 2 or ATN 3 power supplies must not be used with this recorder.