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Clay Reeves

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  1. Aloha, more Nagra info. Contact Trew Audio in Nashville, TNN. ( Jake Garrett ) Nagra had a full time operation in Nashville and there was a person with Nagra that went out on his own servicing Nagras when Nagra shut done the USA operation. Maybe Trew will remember who to contact. Cheers
  2. Aloha, thanks for your reply. Contact TREW audio in LA. They have many years experience with Nagras. Some time ago an employee broke away from Trew and specializes in Nagra repairs, his name I recall was Forester. They could direct you to him. Since he works on Nagras he would probably have the info you need. Happy Thanksgiving and happy searching. Aloha, more Nagra info. Contact Trew audio in Nashville, TNN. ( Jake Garrett ) There was a full time Nagra employee when Nagra had an operation in Nashvville. This person may have all the data you are looking for. Cheers
  3. Aloha, there are possible lists available, hopefully thru LSC in North Hollywood and Trew Audio in North Hollywood. Also Dan Dugan in San Francisco. Remember they well into Nagra recorders and service, however not any more. They may have in the files the list you are liooking for. Good luck hope they can help. Another thought contact Nagra USA in Switzerland
  4. Aloha, for many years Dan Gibson produced the best all around parabolic reflector. Keep in mind the diameter is related to the low frequency response. Dan's parabolic was approx 19" diameter which would be equivalent to about 700hz no less for low frequency. You can then fit a bunch of omnidirectional mics on this reflector to fit your needs. Hope this helps
  5. Aloha, a great review, quite detail. Excellent job
  6. Aloha, I have had extensive performance with the MKH70 mic. It works great
  7. Aloha your Nagra 1VS was manufactured in 1976. Cheers
  8. Sony ECM-MS5 is MS stereo
  9. Aloha, lots of great ideas generated for you from sound guys with a lot of experience. It would appear to me that even the best low ambience mics like Sennheiser are going to really be taxed in picking up the desired effects you are hoping for. This room is not ever going to be super quiet. The Foley idea seems quite real as you can record the desired effects and then patch them into the finished product. Hope it all works out for you, cheers
  10. Aloha, for many years I have used Sennheiser MKH 30/40 mics for MS recoding. They have always been great for getting the desired results. For my use the Audio Developments Matrix box gives me the flexibility to adjust the total MS pattern, opening up or reducing the overall polar patterns needed.
  11. Aloha, the Garfield Softies are great. All of my headphones have them, they even fit my Beyer DT-48.
  12. Aloha, Beyer DT48 are my all-time choice. Second are Sony 7506
  13. Aloha, their advertising shows this being made out of Hong Kong. It is also offered for the Stellavox and Sony APR-2003. In the Sony it requires custom fitting and uses a flat plate for assembly. At some time in the past I owned the Nagra QGB and it was a real state of the art and it worked great. Happy Holidays
  14. Aloha, this QGB11 is being made in the orient. I wander what the warranty is if any. Cheers
  15. Aloha, interesting but quite short of the original Nagra QGB. The original used the batteries in the 4STC to power its source. The original had spacers fitted over the supply and takeup spindles to keep the tape from contacting the spindle surfaces. Because the Nagra has tension rollers, the QGB11 when starting would more than likely generate an oscilating cycle until the tape comes up to speed. Possible tape alignment might occur until the speed is reached. It would seem likely there may be loads generated on the Nagra spindles as the tape is moved from one reel to the other. The original was expensive, however when you consider the quality you were getting it is still the best way to go
  16. Aloha, well I have to agree with Jeff, I love my Beyer Dynamic DT48 headphones. I have used them for many years. In second place are my Sony 7506 headphones.
  17. aloha, stay with pin to pin only. have built many cables , never have connected the case shell and never have had any hum problems
  18. Aloha, I have a plexiglass cover with a small crack which has been repaired. This lid is for 7" reels and uses a special frame that bolts to the Nagra. A piano hinge supports the frame and lid. You will have to custom fit the Nagra 111 levers on the front to hold the lid securely. This type of lid was developed many years ago to upgrade the Nagra 111 for 7" reels. I noticed you have a takeup reel which appears to be a 16mm film reel. Search for a Scotch 7" reel. Also I wander if the Quantegy 406 tape would be a good fit for the recorder. If you can get Scotch 208 it be in the same time as your Nagra. My experience with shipping to South America is a major effort. Very rarely does a Nagra 111 lid come up for sale. Best of luck
  19. Aloha, contact LSC at 800-228-4429. ask for Mike Paul he can help you
  20. Aloha, for cleaning the Nagra deck lids, A product called Novus works extremely well. It comes in three versions, Novus no.1 for clean and protect, Novus no. 2 restore and refinish, Novus no. 3 for repair and prepare. No. 2 is best for you to remove fine scratches and abrasions. Contact them for more information at 1-800-548-6872. For cleaning the rest of the Nagra including the heads simply use 91% denatured alcohol. Has worked great on my Nagras for many years. Thanks
  21. Aloha, I have a brand new Beyer DT48E. New in the sense have not been used. There are some improvements that make them very popular for use. Old school I guess. Works great on both my Nagras. Cheers
  22. Aloha, sorry my choice is my brand new Beyer DT48E
  23. Aloha, have both the small and large versions of Rycote's blimps. Huge difference much in favor of the large blimp. Have it on my MKH30/40 MS setup and it really works great. Also on my MKH70 the small blimp works great. All with Windjammers. Cheers
  24. Aloha, Location Sound can repair your mic.Contact Mike Paul at 1-800-228-4429
  25. Aloha, Nagra 4.2 is the Cat's meow. Just think of all the sounds recorded on Nagra 4.2. I own a 4.2 and the stereo factory stc and they just cannot be beat. Cheers Clay Reeves
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