Are you using a Nagra SD? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

All Things Audio
Everything Audio, from acquisition to postproduction.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 8th, 2013, 09:34 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Far West Texas
Posts: 49
Are you using a Nagra SD?

Greetings,
I need to replace my little recorder, and looked at the Nagra SD. If you use one, would you post your impressions? and are the results up to the reputation of the brand?
Thanks.

L.
Luc Novovitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2013, 04:20 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Posts: 974
Re: Are you using a Nagra SD?

Yes and yes - the SD is a great little recorder and is worthy of Nagra.

It's very flexible in use and easy to use.

I have mine with the "green ring" high quality mic. option and also have an XLR cable option so I can use good mics with my Nagra EMP and record onto the SD.

Sadly there is no phantom power nor digital inputs on the SD.

But it's a great unit and my No.1 pocket machine.
__________________
John Willett - Sound-Link ProAudio and Circle Sound Services
President: Fédération Internationale des Chasseurs de Sons
John Willett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2013, 11:49 AM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Far West Texas
Posts: 49
Re: Are you using a Nagra SD?

Thanks John.
As for phantom power, regarding what I would do with it, adding a wired microphone would defeat the purpose of having a small self contained unit. I assume that the availale Nagra plug-in microphone are of good quality. If I am not mistaken they are the same that are used with the Ares models.

L.
Luc Novovitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 10th, 2013, 12:29 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Posts: 974
Re: Are you using a Nagra SD?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luc Novovitch View Post
Thanks John.
As for phantom power, regarding what I would do with it, adding a wired microphone would defeat the purpose of having a small self contained unit. I assume that the available Nagra plug-in microphone are of good quality. If I am not mistaken they are the same that are used with the Ares models.
Yes, they are the same heads as for the Ares P machines - the best stereo one has the GREEN ring.

The RED ring standard version is the one normally delivered with the SD, unless you request otherwise when ordering (the GREEN ring version is more expensive).
__________________
John Willett - Sound-Link ProAudio and Circle Sound Services
President: Fédération Internationale des Chasseurs de Sons
John Willett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 10th, 2013, 08:54 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Far West Texas
Posts: 49
Re: Are you using a Nagra SD?

John,
Last question if I may: besides the 'Green' being somewhat shock resistant according to their ads, in terms of sound quality is it better than the 'Red'?
Thanks.

L.
Luc Novovitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 11th, 2013, 03:42 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Posts: 974
Re: Are you using a Nagra SD?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luc Novovitch View Post
John,
Last question if I may: besides the 'Green' being somewhat shock resistant according to their ads, in terms of sound quality is it better than the 'Red'?
Thanks.

L.
Yes, the "green" is better than the "red" - but because the "green" is the high quality version I did not even try the red and wend straight to the "green".

It has different mic. capsules from the red and is better quality and lower noise.

Though Nagra did tell me that later "reds" are better than earlier ones and the difference is not as large as it was originally.
__________________
John Willett - Sound-Link ProAudio and Circle Sound Services
President: Fédération Internationale des Chasseurs de Sons
John Willett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 11th, 2013, 09:13 AM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Far West Texas
Posts: 49
Re: Are you using a Nagra SD?

John,
Thank you for you appreciated help.

L.
Luc Novovitch is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:15 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network