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Nagra 3 - 1960/1961 help!


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Hi ,

I've found this website and start read as much as I can!!

There are professional users here and you help is really precious.

 

 

I bought a Nagra 3 recently ( I was looking for it from many years..).

 

It is nearly perfect for what concern the body, it looks like new, this is incredible for a 60 years old piece... and inside seems to be never repaired.

All the Red paint is in place.

 

New batteries are now inside.

The motor run as it should!

4 speeds

Rewind is ok, fast forward too.

 

It plays but the sound is not so loud from the central speaker ...

 

I tried to record putting a bass on the Cannon /Mic input.

 

It records and in test mode I can see moving the Modulometer, and hear the sound from the Line output connected on the right.

 

But there is many noise !

I cannot understand if the line out has problem or I' m doing some mess with banana and jack cables....

 

I believe is not a cable problem anyway..

 

What you suggest?!

 

In test mode there must be no noise at all I suppose.

 

Many thanks to who want to help me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After One day ...

 

Still operate but now ...it no record..!

 

In test and rec mode the input is clearly visible by the Modulometer, I can hear the sound from my inputs,  but it doesn't rec on the reel.

 

During record and monitoring with phones I can hear the music previously recorded on the reel.

 

Cannot understand why that happen..

 

Seems that erase head and record head are not working now.

 

I only have cleaned the switch contacts inside and cleaned the outside.

 

I'm powering with batteries.

 

So sad

 

I don't even found any contact here in Europe to ask for repair

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