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Aaton Cantar or Nagra VI? Recorders, Players & Tape Machines
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I have a red Nagra VI for sale for US $5800. In perfect condition with all updates.

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What will you use instead? Btw, what Schoeps mics were you using that had a rack ou t power supply in one of your pics??
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I’m using a Sonosax SXR4+ and Sonosax AD8+ now—16 channels. I needed more channels. Sonosax has better sound than Nagra.

I use Rens Heijnis 60 volt Schoeps with an outboard Rens Heijnis Custom Built preamp / 60 volt power supply.
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I’m using a Sonosax SXR4+ and Sonosax AD8+ now—16 channels. I needed more channels. Sonosax has better sound than Nagra.

I use Rens Heijnis 60 volt Schoeps with an outboard Rens Heijnis Custom Built preamp / 60 volt power supply.
Hello Plush,

What will sound better after the Sonosax?

Neve
Broadhurst Garden
Crookwood
Nagra
Rens Heijnis
Sonosax
what next......????
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I’m using a Sonosax SXR4+ and Sonosax AD8+ now—16 channels. I needed more channels. Sonosax has better sound than Nagra.

I use Rens Heijnis 60 volt Schoeps with an outboard Rens Heijnis Custom Built preamp / 60 volt power supply.
What is the difference in sound between the Sonosax and the Nagra?
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Hello Plush,

What will sound better after the Sonosax?

Neve
Broadhurst Garden
Crookwood
Nagra
Rens Heijnis
Sonosax
what next......????
The Nagra VI and the Sonosax--two stand alone recorders.

The Sonosax is the BEST these days because it has superior, more accurate mic preamps than the Nagra and it has better converters by far. It can record 16 channels where the Nig-NOg records 6 channels.


The rest of the things listed above are additions to the two recorders.

If, for example, one wants to use Schoeps or B&K 60 volt mics with a Rens preamp and go line in to the Sonosax, you will have an even better sound than the Sonosax alone.

The stand out part of the Sonosax is it's converter. It offers 135 dB of dynamic range.

Who knows what might surpass the current Sonosax. Probably one day it will be a piece of Swiss equipment (from SAX??)
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The Nagra VI and the Sonosax--two stand alone recorders.

The Sonosax is the BEST these days because it has superior, more accurate mic preamps than the Nagra and it has better converters by far. It can record 16 channels where the Nig-NOg records 6 channels.


The rest of the things listed above are additions to the two recorders.

If, for example, one wants to use Schoeps or B&K 60 volt mics with a Rens preamp and go line in to the Sonosax, you will have an even better sound than the Sonosax alone.

The stand out part of the Sonosax is it's converter. It offers 135 dB of dynamic range.

Who knows what might surpass the current Sonosax. Probably one day it will be a piece of Swiss equipment (from SAX??)
I believe Sonosax was sued for infringing on a copyright of another company for the dual converter design - not saying the claim was legitimate or not - but end result is I think Sonosax decided not to fight it and the US bound units don't have the 135dB capability (anymore - good on you if you were one of the early adopters).
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The Nagra VI and the Sonosax--two stand alone recorders.

The Sonosax is the BEST these days because it has superior, more accurate mic preamps than the Nagra and it has better converters by far. It can record 16 channels where the Nig-NOg records 6 channels.


The rest of the things listed above are additions to the two recorders.

If, for example, one wants to use Schoeps or B&K 60 volt mics with a Rens preamp and go line in to the Sonosax, you will have an even better sound than the Sonosax alone.

The stand out part of the Sonosax is it's converter. It offers 135 dB of dynamic range.

Who knows what might surpass the current Sonosax. Probably one day it will be a piece of Swiss equipment (from SAX??)
Would love to hear a comparison!!!
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I bought my machine in Switzerland at the Sax factory. You’re right, the USA version does not have the full dynamic range capability.

To unlock the full dynamic range, a software key is toggled. No change in hardware.
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