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About Lermontov

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    I have one Nagra tape recorder. Wish some day it will be more.
  1. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Thank you very much Dela for so many informations! It did clarify the whole aspect of circuits installed in my 4.2. One thing came to my mind. I’m using third party modern 18v PSU and I don’t have any fresh batteries at the moment. Maybe I don’t provide sufficient power to the unit?
  2. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Jumper plug. I forgot how it’s called. Yes I have screwed this plug in Pilot tuchel socket. I thought that maybe this plug is defective and replaced it with 3 spare ones I have. I even put paper clip instead. Still no result. Guess there is some problem in the circuit.
  3. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Thank you for fast response. I made some test recordings and when replaying with pilot playback chosen modulometer’s needle moves very little. Also I have some tapes recorder with 50Hz pulse sync and again modulometer reacts in the same manner. It oscillate around % mark on the meter.
  4. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Hello, I got myself neopilot 4.2 with Nagra QGX crystal sync generator built in. However I don’t know if it’s broken or just I don’t know how to use it. I have an XTAL plug in pilot socket. When I turn machine into the test mode pilot flag indicator turns white. But since I turn machine into recording pilot indicator turns black and it doesn’t record pilot signal. Modulometer shows pilot frequency at 0% for the whole time. Has any of you experienced Nagra users idea what can be wrong? Maybe I am omitting something or it is damaged?
  5. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    I thought that 67 means 1967. It sure is a true classic and deck top always looked more sophisticated to me than 4.2 or IV-S. Your 1958 Nagra III looks brand new. And please share a picture of that gold anodized SN. Pictures are part of what make this thread true interesting.
  6. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    No. I am not from Japan. The "Japanese story" is popular here. The interview is in local radio archives (as a sound file) but is also found online as a text.
  7. Nagra IV-S Please help me :)

    At least service manual for IV-S exists. Try to find one for III.
  8. New Mac Book Pro

    Can't agree more.
  9. Apple and 3.5mm jacks

    I was always wondering why these banana sockets were placed so strange. Back in the day going for modification was a normal thing. Thankly now one can buy many sorts of adapters which are a must have in case of using III.
  10. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Hello, I just registered on this forum (but been reading this thread for a couple of months) and want so say that your collections and knwoledge are very impressive! I find this thread as the best place for source of information on vintage Nagra recorders. So here I am saying hello to everyone. By the way, have you ever heard the rumor about J.F.K. administraton buying first Nagra spy recorders in Japan? Because Nagra sound quite Japanese. After reading this thread I know it's just a rumor. But that is what I heard in one interview (not with Kudelski himself) on radio some time ago.