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Nagra SD Ultra-miniature Hand-Held Solid State Recorder

Nagra SD Ultra-miniature Hand-Held Solid State Recorder
Weight 0.56 lbs
Price: US $975.00

The Nagra SD is a high quality solid-state audio recorder designed to be used in any ultra-portable recording situation and can replace MINIDISKİ. Its recording media is a removable SD memory card. There is no limit to the card size allowed.(Standard SD cards have a maximum size of 2GB. Cards from 2 GB to 32 GB must be of the SDHC type.) It records PCM Mono or Stereo audio wav files. MPEG compression allows for longer recording times (e.g. 278 hours on a 4 GB card 32 kbits/sec). The unit is powered by two "AA" batteries offering in excess of 10 hours operation.

The Nagra SD accepts a range of Nagra-made, extra high quality, Mono (omni-directional /cardioid) and Stereo (cardioid) clip-on microphones and is also delivered with an external mono XLR microphone cable allowing an external dynamic microphone to be used. Designed for radio applications, the NAGRA SD offers instant start-up, one button recording, automatic level control, internal loudspeaker and a low cut filter. A set of switches on the rear of the recorder give the user rapid access to several important functions without the need to enter the menus.

A selection of (optional) microphone types are offered, each of which easily and securely attaches on the top side of the recorder so that you can be ready for a variety of events. (See drop down menu above for mic selection.)

  • Mono Omni-directional add $185.00
  • Mono Cardioid add $220.00
  • Standard Stereo add $230.00
  • Cardioid Stereo add $330.00

**Please choose mic from drop-down menu above**


  • 24/96 Solid-State recording
  • Menu driven
  • SD card media
  • Long battery life
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Lightweight Ultra- portable
  • Interchangable clip-on Microphones
  • Built-in loudspeaker
  • Line input
  • FAT 32 format
  • External Microphone connection
  • Linear PCM MP2 and MP3


The Nagra SD has a miniature USB 2.0 port. Through this connection, the internal memory appears on the "desktop" as a mass storage device (external drive) of the PC / MAC and requires NO additional software or drivers. It can also be connected to the NAGRA LB for file editing and transfer operations in-the-field if desired.

Special Features

  • Built-in loudspeaker
  • Stereo Line In / Out
  • Linear PCM, MP2 and MP3
  • Interchangeable microphones

Included items: Manual, wrist strap, protective soft case, cable for XLR mic & mini USB cables, and SD card. No mic included.

Optional Accessories: Foam Windscreen for SD Mic


Data Storage medium Extractable SD memory card
Recording Method Digital (PCM) or Digital compression
Compression type ISO MPEG Layer II / MPEG III
A/D & D/A conversion 24 Bit Sigma-Delta
Sampling Rate 24 to 96 kHz PCM and MPEG
Bit-Rates 32 to 384 kb/s
Mono/Stereo Switchable
File Format (.WAV) or (.MP2) / (.MP3)
Mic Inputs Miniature 3.5mm stereo Jack connector
Dynamic range adj. 40 dB for 0 dB recording
Mic powering 3V electret
Sensitivity Min 1.5mV for electret capsules (full scale) Min 650µV for dynamic microphones (full scale)
Line Input Miniature 3.5mm stereo Jack connector
Line Input Sensitivity 33mV - 6.2V for 0 dB FS recording
Headphone Miniature 3.5 mm stereo Jack connector
Line Output 0.9V FS
Total dynamic range 80dB
Built-in speaker 0.1W
USB 2.0
Recorded file
THD + N at 1 kHz 0.025 % Max
Frequency response 30 Hz - 20 kHz (-3 dB in EE mode)
Total dynamic range 90 dB
Power supply
Battery pack 2 x "AA" cells
Autonomy >10 hours
Dimensions 107 x 68 x 24 mm (4.2 x 2 x 2.6") (without external microphone)
Weight 250 g (0.5lb) including batteries, without microphone
Nagra SD Windscreen for Mic
US $20.00