The NAGRA E is a portable mono full track 6.35-mm (¼ inch) analogue audio tape recorder designed for radio reporters introduced in 1976. This recorder has a single speed of 19 cm/s (7-½ ips), NAB or CCIR standard. One voltage or current line input convertible to a second mic input. Floating 4.4 V output. The NAGRA E contains separate recording and playback heads for confidence playback, built-in monitoring speaker switchable to source or tape, a reference generator, and a modulometer. It is designed to be adjustable and serviceable in the field, thanks to its simple circuit design, component markings and the enclosed circuit diagram indicating test points and voltages. Furthermore, the meter could be used as a voltmeter with the internally provided test probe. One mic input, switchable to dynamic, T condenser or balanced line, as and when required

NAGRA E Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder

Film has to move intermittently through the gate but continuously across the sound head, so in-camera audio recording can never match the quality of a separate tape recorder like a Nagra. Synchronising systems developed in the 1950s that laid a 50hz or 60hz pilot tone (sync pulse) from the camera motor onto the ¼” tape on the audio recorder, effectively putting virtual sprocket holes that matched the camera sprocket holes onto the tape,, 1518&projects