Item UMN8


Serial number 135216 none pilot. EQ is CCIR with ALC and it has a 50 Hz stroboscopic roller


With shoulder strap fixing screw, a copy of Instruction manual, mono to stereo jack adapter and a new roll of tape that was used to line up the recorder, now has 1 & 8K at -8dB test frequency, and some music to test the playback, and a new SWITCHMODE mains power supply, so the recorder can be tested on delivery.

I am sorry some of the pictures are a bit yellow, the camera was on the wrong setting

The machine has the following features:
Two microphone inputs 50 or 200 Ohm Dynamic, a line input on banana plugs or the 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 LAF low freq attenuation filters, 3 Taps speeds- 38, 19, 9.5cm/s (15-7.5-3.75ips). 50 Hz strobe roller, Reference generator set a 1 k at -8dB, manual recording level, Low Frequency Attenuation, Metering of Battery level. Silicon rubber pinch wheel and drive belts, you can run 7" tape spools with the lid open, or remove the lid with the lift off hinges, or run 5 inch tape with the lid closed, It also has a clean battery compartment and box cover has no battery corrosion.
I have set the bias for LPR35 when set on the SPEED & EQ to LP for long play tape and SM911 when set to STD standard play tape The Perspex lid has some scratches but is in very good condition

This is a full track mono CCIR recorder, no Pilot sync head or circuit bards are fitted

BELOW RIGHT, See pilot link plug socket , above the pilot link socket and handle fixing screw are the two large case opening screws, please note; only unscrew 3 or 4 turn do not take right out, or parts could fall into the recorder, so switch off before opening.

ABOVE LEFT, Two microphone inputs are new 3 pin XLR socket , Line Input on a ACC socket is a 6 pin Tuchel plug or 4 mm banana plugs. The VOL is the playback level control, next to the handle fixing screw

ABOVE RIGHT, 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, you can use the 24 volts ATN power supply, the 35 volts ATN 2 or ATN 3 power supplies, or the UAP11 power supply on main page, The 3 pin XLR plug the balanced output

The back of the recorder is good condition, And the lift off lid hinges are in good working order

Above Left, Tape head are good condition and it has a new pinch wheel.

Above Right, speed and EQ switch, STD has been setup for SM911 and LN setup for LPR35 for flat with + 3 dB HF

The tape bias and EQ, this recorder is set up for SM911 & LPR35 that I have selected as closest to AGFA 468 or 368, Zonal 468 / 368 and BASF 468 or 368, that was the most common tape used.

The battery box and cover are in good order and there is no battery corrosion.

The recorder works from 12 x U2 batteries or external ATN mains supply (not included) see Assessors 2 for power supplies


ABOVE RIGHT there are two Dynamic Microphone plug in pre-amps that are behind the meter, these can be changed to use T powered or phantom 48 volt microphone or a asymmetrical line input, when boards are available. Behind them is the auto record level board ALC

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.

The Perspex lid is very good condition and the recorder is in very good condition and look like it's hardly been used

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