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    I'm In, Part 7. Nagra IV-S, Beans Spilled Everywhere...

    Yeah, I know. my Ki's disease was in remission but i had a laps and managed to work on acquiring the Nagra IV-S with a custom made large reel adaptor for my 10.5" reels (similar to my Stellavox large reel adaptor).

    The Nagra IV-S in in near perfect condition. Outside of a small repair of the custom large reel adaptor.

    I now have at least one tape deck from the 4 Swiss manufacturers (ReVox, Studer, Stellavox, and now Nagra)

    Here are some pictures:

    Pelican case
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    Open Case
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    Out of Case
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    Top Front View
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    Front View
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    Loaded and Playing 7" 15IPS Reel
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    Loaded and Playing 10.5" 15IPS Reel Using The Custom Large Reel Adaptor
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    Dre
    Last edited by Dre_J; 05-05-2022, 08:00 AM.
    **************************************************
    Every day is a good day to play analog.
    - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
    - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
    **************************************************
    Every day is a good day for live music.
    **************************************************
    Every day is a good day to listen to music.
    **************************************************
    Industry Affiliation:
    Contributing Writer, The Absolute Sound
    **************************************************

  • #2
    Here are a couple videos of the Nagra IV-S playing 7" and 10.5" reels at 15IPS:
    • Nagra IV-S playing 7" reel @15IPS

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    • Nagra IV-S playing 10.5" reel @15IPS using custom large reel adaptor

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    Dre
    **************************************************
    Every day is a good day to play analog.
    - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
    - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
    **************************************************
    Every day is a good day for live music.
    **************************************************
    Every day is a good day to listen to music.
    **************************************************
    Industry Affiliation:
    Contributing Writer, The Absolute Sound
    **************************************************

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    • Rob
      Rob commented
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      Nice score!

    • Dre_J
      Dre_J commented
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      Thanks. Another once in a blue moon opportunity. It was probably a now or never moment.

  • #3
    Congrats Andre, that’s a beauty!!!
    TAPE: Studer A807, A810; Revox B77 MkII; Technics RS-1700; Pioneer RT-707, RT-909
    VINYL: Denon DP59-L/Hana ML/ModWright PH 9.0; Pioneer PL-50LII/Dynavector 20xH
    DIGITAL: Bryston SP-3, Marantz NA6006/Pioneer N-50, Schiit Bifrost
    SPEAKERS: B&W Nautilus 800, Pioneer DSS-9, Velodyne FSR-15
    AMPS: Cary SLP-05/Sunfire Signature 600, Pioneer SX-1980

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    • Dre_J
      Dre_J commented
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      Thanks

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    • Dre_J
      Dre_J commented
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      Thanks

  • #5
    Congrats. Are you considering finding a QGB module though they are rare as hen’s teeth?

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    • #6
      Dre, that's a beautiful deck. Enjoy!
      Speakers: Vandersteen Model 7s, 4 M&K ST-150Ts, 1 VCC-5; Amplification: 2 Vandersteen M7-HPAs, CI Audio D200 MKII, Ayre V-6xe; Preamp: Doshi Audio Line Stage v3.0; Phono Pre: Doshi Audio V3 Phono Pre; Analog: Wave Kinetics NVS; Durand Telos and SME 3012R Tonearms, Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement v2; Miyajima Zero; Reel to Reel: Technics RS-1500; Doshi Tape Pre-Amp; Studer A810; Studer A812; Tascam BR-20; Multi-channel: Bryston SP-3; Digital: Custom PC> Lampizator Pacific

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      • Dre_J
        Dre_J commented
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        Thanks

    • #7
      Originally posted by dcc View Post
      Congrats. Are you considering finding a QGB module though they are rare as hen’s teeth?
      Thanks. The QGB is really rare (like you mentioned) and difficult to find, let alone finding one n good working condition.

      if a QGB crosses my path in reasonable condition, I'll definitely consider acquiring it.

      For now, and the foreseeable future, the custom passive large reel adaptor will fill the need.

      Dre
      Last edited by Dre_J; 05-05-2022, 10:45 AM.
      **************************************************
      Every day is a good day to play analog.
      - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
      - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
      **************************************************
      Every day is a good day for live music.
      **************************************************
      Every day is a good day to listen to music.
      **************************************************
      Industry Affiliation:
      Contributing Writer, The Absolute Sound
      **************************************************

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      • #8
        If you are not going to use time code, it is better to get rid of the time code head and change the playback head to a 2.75mm stereo head.

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          • #10
            Originally posted by adrianwu View Post
            If you are not going to use time code, it is better to get rid of the time code head and change the playback head to a 2.75mm stereo head.
            If I find a 2.75mm head (DIN/Butterfly), I guess I can pick one up if I get curious.

            However, most master tape copies in the US were done with 2.0mm NAB heads and that's what is on most of my tape decks. For consistency, I'll most likely keep it as is with the NAB 2.0mm heads I have (I also have a spare set).

            BTW: I believe my unit is only capable of generating a pilot tone in it's current configuration state instead of being equipped to generate the SMPTE time code. I don't/won't be using either if I use the IV-S for recording.

            Dre
            **************************************************
            Every day is a good day to play analog.
            - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
            - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
            **************************************************
            Every day is a good day for live music.
            **************************************************
            Every day is a good day to listen to music.
            **************************************************
            Industry Affiliation:
            Contributing Writer, The Absolute Sound
            **************************************************

            Comment


            • #11
              Update:

              My extra set of Nagra IV-S/Nagra T heads (Playback and Record) were sent off to JRF Magnetic Sciences last week for Inspection and relap.

              They have returned with a fresh relap. They will go back into my extras case along with a set of Ruby tape guides and other things.

              picture of extra playback and record heads below:
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              Dre
              **************************************************
              Every day is a good day to play analog.
              - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
              - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
              **************************************************
              Every day is a good day for live music.
              **************************************************
              Every day is a good day to listen to music.
              **************************************************
              Industry Affiliation:
              Contributing Writer, The Absolute Sound
              **************************************************

              Comment

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