The confluence of SD card audio recorders for use in DSLR video recording and an eminent recorder company results in the Nagra SD, a handheld recorder that fulfills the promise of the Nagra name. As a solution for any situation that requires a discreet, high performance audio recorder, the Nagra SD fits the bill perfectly with its interchangeable microphone capsule functionality.
This eight-minute video covers all the bases, and includes a voice-over and other ambient recordings captured by the unit that all serve to uphold the claim that this professional recorder is worthy of the Nagra name.
|Data Storage||Extractable SD memory card|
|Recording Method||Digital (PCM) or Digital compression|
|Compression Type||ISO MPEG Layer II / MPEG III|
|A/D and D/A Conversion||24-bit Sigma-Delta|
|Sampling Rate||24 to 96 kHz PCM and MPEG|
|Bit-Rates||32 to 384 kb/s|
|File Format||WAV or MP2/MP3|
|Microphone Inputs||1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini|
|Dynamic Range Adj.||40 dB for 0 dB recording|
|Microphone Powering||3 V electret|
|Sensitivity||Minimum 1.5 mV for electret capsules (full scale), minimum 650 µV for dynamic microphones (full scale)|
|Line Input||1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini|
|Line Input Sensitivity||33 mV to 6.2 V for 0 dBFS recording|
|Headphone||1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini|
|Line Output||0.9 V FS|
|Total Dynamic Range||80 dB|
|Built-In Speaker||0.1 W|
|THD + N @ 1 kHz||0.025% maximum|
|Frequency Response||30 Hz to 20 kHz (-3.0 dB in EE mode)|
|Total Dynamic Range||90 dB|
|Battery Pack||2 x AA cells|
|Dimensions||4 x 2.4 x 0.9" (107 x 61 x 23mm) - without external microphones|
|Weight||0.5 lb (250 g) - including batteries, without microphones|
I am interested in Nagra SD. My question: if I order a Nagra SD will it come with a microphone clipped on to it, or do I need to buy a microphone additionally? What accessories will be inside the box?
Hope to hear from you soon.
The Nagra SD does not come with a mic, one would need to be purchased separately. You would also need to purchase batteries. If you click on the image of the Nagra SD above, it will take you to its page on our site, where you can find recommendations under the accessories tab. The Nagra SD would come with the following:
XLR to 3.5mm Cable
2GB SD Card
2-Year Limited Warranty
Great presentation: clear and well explained. It's the most useful review I have seen (and heard) of the Nagra SD.
The Nagra seems to be easy to use and well-specified. It must be close to the top of the pile for handheld recorders, but you'd expect that given the price. I'd better start saving.