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Old 1 week ago
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Narga D?

Originally Posted by Plush View Post
I was engineer on the recording. I made the recording. Used a Nagra D machine.
Looked this up online, very briefly, and couldn't see too much. Please enlighten me on this device Plush. It looks like a portable(ish) analogue reel to reel but the 'D' makes me this this is far from the truth!

Old 1 week ago
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The Nagra D was (IS) a fantastic 4 channel 96K capable recorder of amazing design. It came out in the early 1990's and used reel-to-reel digital tape, Ampex 467 or BASF 931 or the like.

The machine cost $20,000 + accessories.

The machine was famous for having the lowest jitter specs of any digital recorder ever made. It still holds this title.

I used it with a dCS 24/96 converter. The machine hooked up to the converter in what is called dual-wire mode.

Deutche Grammophon used the machine as did all the top top classical engineers of the day.

I made many award winning recordings with my machine.

15 years later, I sold my machine to a famous microphone manufacturer.
Old 4 days ago
Yes, I remember that machine (Gabe Weiner had one), and also the dCS converter, which bested all challengers in its day. Couldn't afford either, and had to make do with a Prism bit-splitter feeding a DTRS deck.

Congratulations on your prize-winning and musically important release.

David L. Rick
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Old 3 days ago
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