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Nagra
High-end audio recorders

Nagra Kudelski GmbH, also known as Nagra Audio or simply Nagra, is a Swiss developer and manufacturer of high-end audio equipment for the professional audio and film industry, with its headquarters in Romanel-sur-Lausanne (Switzerland). They are particularly known for their wide range of professional audio recorders and a series of high-precision miniature tape recorders. Nagra also produces a range of special products for law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

Nagra logo. Copyright Nagra Kudelski / Nagra Audio [1].

Mechanical tape-based recorders were manufactuered and sold well into the 2000s, but have since been replaced by modern – digital – alternatives. Nevertheless, all Nagra products, including vintage recorders (with the exception of the Nagra III) are still supported and serviced to this day (2019) through a large worldwide network of authorised Nagra service centers [4].

 About Nagra


Nagra recorders described on this website
Professional-grade miniature body wearable tape recorder
SN
Nagra 'Crevette' data logger for torpedos
Nagra 4.2 professional open-reel audio recorder
4.2
Portable audio amplifier for the Nagra SN tape recorder
Sub-miniature professional-grade body wearable tape recorder developed for the FBI
JBR
Nagra PS-1 playback unit for JBR tape cassettes
Nagra CBR digital Covert Body Recorder
CBR
Nagra CCR covert recorder at the size of a credit card
CCR
Related products
Nagra CCT covert transmitter at the size of a credit card
CCT
Yachta (Soviet clone of Nagra SNST)
Index of Nagra recorders
  • 1951
    Nagra prototype
  • 1952
    Nagra I
  • 1953
    Nagra II
  • 1957
    Nagra III
  • 1968
    Nagra IV
  • 1960
    Nagra SN
  • 1967
    Crevette
  • 1968
    Nagra IV
  • 1970
    Nagra SNN
  • 1971
    Nagra 4.2
  • 1971
    Nagra IV-S
  • {1972
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  • 1972
    Nagra SN-S
  • 1973
    Nagra SN-G
  • 1974
    Nagra IS
  • 1975
    Nagra IS(T)
  • 1976
    Nagra E
  • 1976
    DSM
  • 1976
    OGB
  • 1977
    Nagra SNST
  • 1977
    Nagra DSP-1
  • 1978
    Nagra TI
  • 1979
    Nagra TRVR
  • 1981
    Nagra T
  • 1981
    Nagra TA
  • 1983
    VPR-5
  • 1984
    Nagra IV-STC
  • 1984
    Nagra JBR 2
  • 1985
    Nagra TATC
  • 1986
    Nagra PS-1 2
  • 1989
    RTU
  • 1992
    Nagra D
  • 1995
    ARES-C
  • 1997
    ARES-CPP
  • 1999
    Nagra SNST-R
  • 2000
    ARES-P
  • 2000
    RCX-220
  • 2002
    Nagra V
  • 2004
    ARES-BB
  • 2004
    ARES-PII
  • 2004
    Nagra V-PP
  • 2005
    ARES-BB
    2005
    ARES-M
  • 2005
    ARES-PII
    2007
    ARES-MII
  • 2007
    Nagra CBR 1
  • 2008
    Nagra LB
  • 2008
    Nagra VI
  • 2009
    ARES-ML
  • 2011
    Nagra SD
  • 2011
    Nagra MEZZO
  • 2012
    Nagra LINO
  • 2012
    Nagra PICO
  • 2013
    Nagra CCR 1
  • 2013
    Nagra CCT 1
  • 2013
    Nagra Seven
  1. Classified device.
  2. Formerly a classified device

References
  1. Wikipedia, Nagra
    Retrieved March 2009.

  2. Wikipedia, Stefan Kudelski
    Retrieved March 2009.

  3. Nagra Audio, Image of Stéfan Kudelski
    Nagra Website, History. Retrieved March 2009.

  4. Nagra Audio, Personal correspondence
    January 2019.

  5. Nagra, Historical Products
    Visited 19 October 2021.

  6. Nagra, Production overview and quantities
    Internal Nagra document. Date unknown, est. 2000.
Replacement pinch rollers
It is increasingly difficult to find affordable good-quality replacement rubber pinch rollers for existing (vintage) tape recorders. Any new-old-stock (NOS) is likely to be very old, as a result of which the rubber may have turned hard or liquid. Freshly made rubber pinch rollers are available from Terry Witt in the US: http://www.terrysrubberrollers.com


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