Nice to meet you all. I've been considering a Nagra 4.2 for some mono reel to reel projects for various sound-quality related reasons, and I was wondering if you guys knew any place in the U.S. that could help me with my search? I've been in touch with someone in the UK who restores Nagras, but I was wondering if there was someone stateside that has a regular inventory, offers a warranty, etc.
I've had a difficult time in my search over the last couple of months and seem to be only to locate both service technicians and sellers in the EU. Any thoughts or tips? I wish I lived in a city/place where I could demo the unit, but it also seems like that's not in the cards. Anything to consider beyond dynamic/condenser mic capabilities and whether it has sync---specifically, questions that could help me avoid a bad unit? There are several on Ebay, but I think my fear is that I order one that has issues and then do not have someone handy to repair/restore in the U.S.