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    Musician/performer interested in gaining more knowledge about extending the performative options using two Nagra 4.2s.
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  1. "At a APRS show, where the SN was first shown, I met Stefan Kudelski and was told to introduce him to Ray Dolby!" I find this fascinating, did they meet?
  2. Hello, Hope everyone here is well, I continue to follow and enjoy the Nagra Stories Thread and wish I could enjoy using my machine which is in for repair. I am writing to ask if anyone could assist me with a copy of the Harvey Warnke flow charts, and diagrams. I have the written manual available online but can't find any technical circuitry diagrams. My X4S had the modification installed in 1995 at Audio Services Corporation. I would be most grateful for any help. Thank you MarkC
  3. Hi Philip, So if you used them to record just one voice I assume you then had to sync the track to another before you even put it to image. In a conversational piece two or more individually recorded tracks must have been pretty technical. Did you have a guide track to line up pauses/breaths etc? I assume the SN was not timecode of course. Cheers MarkC
  4. Were SN recorders as robust at their larger family members such as the 4.2 and IV-S? They are such an exquisite masterpiece. Regarding the photo's above are the jacks standard banana plug, not ever seen or touched one is impossible to tell. Were these ever used by sound men for film recording? Did Nagra ever create a Nagramaster stereo SNST or SNST-R?
  5. Thanks Bash, I have emailed Norman, my fingers are crossed. Would love to get the unit back to spec. Cheers MarkC
  6. Hello, I have a 35 year old Dolby 372 unit that needs some servicing. I contacted Dolby and unfortunately they do not service their older instruments anymore. Everything on the left channel works but the right channel has a shrill thinning sound when playing back a 320 wBn test, encode in record with NR on has no problem, however, playback "NR off" produces a distorted,/scratching sound. I feel like I have exhausted my options besides constant cleaning etc. Do any of you leaders have any advice for troubleshooting or suggestions of whom I could contact to inspect/repair this unit. I am using a Nagra X4S at 15ips with Stellavox AMI48 mixer. As always, any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you MarkC
  7. Dear JBond I love the neon light effect, Nagra is beautiful. Is it feasible that Nagra reduced the tape width on the Nagra IV-S to compensate for the increased S/N ratio made possible from NRS? Do the earlier IV-S recorders with 2.75mm heads have an NRS option? Just intrigued as always.. Not being a technician, I hope the "won't ever tells" unless asked will explain the NRS option. Was it better? Would it be better for quieter stringed instrument sounds? Peace and a Brilliantly Happy New Year! MarkC
  8. Thanks Glen, thanks Philip, I haven't ever come across the Bryston unit, nevertheless, what you say makes sense to me. Cheers Mark
  9. Dear Mr Tr Dear Mr Trew, Can you please enlighten me on how to calibrate a dolby NRS to an X4S. Do I need a special calibration tape? Is it necessary to have the qsnes? All the best for Christmas!
  10. Hello, Your mixer looks to be in beautiful condition. What a gift!? I have a Stellavox AMI48 and it is a simple species, in their instruction manual they talk of this. Just a note I think your unit does not have 48v phantom so technically speaking it is a Stellavox mixer but not an AMI 48. It's a rare little thing, I hope it finds a "HAPPY HOME" (Salute P.Perkins). To have this repaired is expensive. As far as I know there is only one location on this entire planet that services them. One as old as yours will cost alot of CHF's. I am happy with mine but it will take a lifetime of use to make the money I spent on it not so reprehensible. Peace from Australia MarkC
  11. Hi Dela, As a matter of fact I do have a X4S modded machine. So I assume this machine was originally NQS-L. If I wanted to put wider stereo heads on and did not use the pilot tone/timecode function would it work without any circuitry changes as an NQS-LSP would? Thanks MarkC
  12. Thanks Dela, You are a trove of information. MarkC
  13. Hello again, From a technical perspective, can a IV-S operate timecode with the less common wider stereo record and playback heads? I haven't seen any examples around. As always, thanks in advance. Cheers MarkC
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