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ALVIN

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    ashtead surrey u.k.
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    sound recordist of 52 years/ dubbing mixer/ folley artist
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  1. must be a thread?... i cdn't find it. severe .. and i mean very severe above zero noise on my nt2a was ..in fact damp! as everyone says... but this was harsh , clicky. even intermittent. cured by dismantling and separating the 2 capsules so the rears eg insides are exposed then placing 30cms from radiant tungsten halogen heater for 4 hours. reassemble , use correct length screws!!!!!, mark which capsule is front... phenomenal diffeerence!
  2. hi.not sure i'm in the right place.on this forum.. but extreemly noisey.. i mean> zero level as when normally working... was in fact... damp this staggered me! cured by separating the 2 capsules and drying over 4 hours then re-assembling results.. perfect
  3. just replaced the feed = rewind belt with the correct one... wow ; what a difference! it works. but when recording , listening on monitor output on headphones and before; on the b/a press button the volume is ok , but on after the volume drops 20dB . its got me beat... i've been trying to fault find for 9 hours now. any ideas , please anyone?????? i've replaced the b/a single pole double throw switch.. it wasn't that ! oh one more thing. does the 111 have 3 belts? i only see 2, there was a smaller belt in the spares i bought serial is pho 68 12802
  4. for u.k = as was = now great britain... there is no uk.. check out ''ofcom'' website it was all under review due to the new digital btw ireland are a law unto themselves... it used to be very free = lenient.. ''anything goes''... do not know these days
  5. sounds like '' the beginning of the end'' or hopefully'' the end of the beginning'' we lost epsom, stoneleigh, kingston, leatherhead, dorking, sutton then re-gained epsom
  6. WELL DONE WHEN I 'GOT' MY CREDIT; THEY GOT MY NAME WRONG !!!!!!!
  7. DITTO... !!!!!! H E L P !!!!!! SEEMS THERE ARE ''HIDDEN '' NAGRA 111 MANUALS I'VE FOUND 3 DIFFERENT ONES THIS WEEK
  8. my nagra 111 has identicakl ''loss'' on playback on monitoring output, also on hi-fi record when in ''after'' on the b/a switch. seems mine =may?= have been modified????? any ideas please its loosing about 20dB S/N PHO 6812802 I'VE DEGAUSSED AND SCRUBBED HEADS WITH J&J COTTON BUDS WITH ISOPROPYL ALCHOHOL
  9. HI; U NEED CHAT WITH ''EVERT DRIJVER'' = PE1AUK...IF HE HAS RECOVERED FROM COVID...WE SPENT A G E S DESIGNING/ MAKING AND TESTING. A FEW YEARS BACK. RESULTS WERE EXCELLENT.HE WAS IN GRONINGEN IN THE NETHERLANDS... OWNER OF DRIJVER ENGINEERING . I LAST HEARD FROM HIM ABOUT A YEAR AGO. HOPE HES OK.WIND SOCKS.. HE DOESNT CALL THEM THAT, WERE HIS FORTE...
  10. ALVIN

    New to Nagra!!

    IF YOU NEED REPLAY IN SYNCH YOU SHALL NEED A SYNCHRONISER AND 1VOLT OUTPUT ON THE POWER SUPPLY ... 60 HZ? .. AS IN THE ORIGINAL ATN2 12 TO 24 VOLT IS OK DO NOT USE THE ATN 3 FOR THE 4.2 AS IT IS 27 VOLTS OH BTW ... HAS ANYONE A 'SPARE' TACHO UNIT FOR THE NAGRA 111.. THEY COULD SELL ME? PLEASE. ITS THE 3RD ALLOY BOX TO THE LEFT.. ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE M/C WHEN OPENED. MINE IS MISSING RUNS ABOUT 60 IPS AS A RESULT ... OOPS!!!!!!
  11. SO ..IN SHE SMILES... I'M HERE TO DO THE NN VOICE OVER FOR TONITE''.. OK I SAID... SAT HER DOWN, IN THE BOOTH... WENT BACK TO RECORD ROOM '' CAN YOU GIVE ME A BIT FOR LEVEL, PLEASE'' SOUNDED ABYSMAL !!!!!!... SIBILANT OR WHAT....!!!!!! WENT TO DESK... EQ FLAT...OK.. WENT INTO BOOTH ASKED HER, POLITELY' TO ''READ A BIT MORE'' SHE WAS LIKE THAT !!!!!! AMAZING I APPOLOGISED AND SAID SORRY BUT YOUR VOICE IS WAY TO SIBILANT SHE WAS NOT WEARING FALSE TEETH EITHER...!!!!! PHONED PRODUCTION AND HASTILY THEY FOUND SOMEONE ELSE!
  12. I'VE JUST LEARNT ''A LOT'' ABOUT EARLY NAGRA 111'S , BY READING THE ABOVE. I'M RESTORING A '67 ; JUST COMPLETED A '68. NO PICS, BUT I HAD ONE ETCHED ''PRILLY LAUSANNE'', WHICH I SHOULD HAVE KEPT. I WORKED IN SOUND TRANSFER FOR = TOO LONG= BUT ON A TERRY AND JUNE SHOOT I NOW AM FAMED FOR BEING A ''TV TRAINING'' OUTAKE AS WHEN POLLING I FALL BACKWARDS THROUGH A ROSE BUSH !.. JUST CHANGING MY NAME BACK TO WHAT IT SHOULD BE ''PATRICK LEE'', YES ALSO WKD AT LIME GROVE ON NATIONWIDE
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