Portable Recorder Nagra ARES-C

Kudelski SA; Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne

  • Year
  • 1995
  • Category
  • Sound/Video Recorder and/or Player
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 259435
    • Brand: Nagra

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Transistors
  • Semiconductors present.
  • Semiconductors
  • Main principle
  • Audio-Amplification
  • Wave bands
  • - without
  • Details
  • HD or solid state memory
  • Power type and voltage
  • Storage and/or dry batteries / D: 4 x1,5 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • - For headphones or amp.
  • Material
  • Various materials
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: Portable Recorder Nagra ARES-C - Kudelski SA; Cheseaux-sur-
  • Shape
  • Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 290 x 220 x 92 mm / 11.4 x 8.7 x 3.6 inch
  • Notes
  • The ARES C & ARES C-PP

    In 1995 the ARES-C recorder was introduced with the aim of replacing the ageing NAGRA-E portable tape recorder in the broadcast market. Based on a tapeless platform using PCMCIA computer memory cards as a recording medium, the ARES-C offers a recorder, editer and ISDN codec in the same portable, battery operated box. Accepted by radio stations around the world it formed the basis of a new generation of digital recorders for the NAGRA company. After the sucess of NAGRA D digital tape recorder, the NAGRA ARES was the first NAGRA digital tapeless recorder. The ARES C-PP was a studio 19″ (2U) rack-mountable version of the ARES-C and gave broadcasters a full system for journalistic transmission. The C-PP extensively used in broadcast OB vans and small radio studios.


    Data Storage medium PCMCIA cards, Flash RAM Type I and II (max 192 MB)
    Recording method Digital compression type G.711, G.722, ISO/MPEG I Layer II
    A-D and D-A  converters 16-Bit Sigma-Delta
    Bit-rate 64 kb/s, 128 kb/s, 192 kb/s
    Sampling rate 16 kHz, 24 kHz, 32 kHz, 48 kHz
    Mono/stereo Switchable by menu
    Recording capacity 3.25 hours "Stereo on" at 192MB Flash card at 128kb/s
    Level meter using the Nagra Analog modulometer

    Mic inputs 2 x 3-pin female XLRs
    Mic powering +48 V Phantom, "T" power Dynamic
    Mic Sensitivity 0.2 mV, 1 mV, 4 mV/hPa
    Line inputs ARES-C On 15 pole connector
    Line inputs in ARES-C-PP 2x3 pin XLRs

    Line input sensitivity 0.44V to 4.4V for 0dB recording

    Line output 2 x 3-pin XLR connectors, 1.55V for 0 dB

    THD at 1kHz (Dyn. input) 0.1%

    Dynamic range 85 dB
    Frequency response 30Hz-20kHz (-3dB, EE mode)
    Headphone output Stereo, with level adjustment
    Tel.output ARES-C Banana 600 Ohms
    Tel. freq. response 300Hz-6kHz (-3dB)
    AES output 3-pin XLR(32 kHz or 48 kHz sampling rates)
    ISDN (option) RJ45 connector
    Time Code (TC Option) 5-pin LEMO connector
    TC Sync BNC connector

    Weight is 2.9 kg for ARES-C (with 4 standard D bateries ) and ARES C-PP weight 4.7 kg.

    Dimensions are: ARES-C  290 x 220 x 92mm  and ARES -C-PP 483 x 310 x 90mm .

  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 2.9 kg / 6 lb 6.2 oz (6.388 lb)
  • Mentioned in
  • - - Manufacturers Literature
  • Author
  • Model page created by Moisés Piedade. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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