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Portable Recorder Nagra ARES-C

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For model Portable Recorder Nagra ARES-C, Kudelski SA; Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne
Country:  Switzerland
Manufacturer / Brand:  Kudelski SA; Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne
Year: 1995 Category: Sound/Video Recorder and/or Player
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) Semiconductors present.
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.
Power out
from Model: Portable Recorder Nagra ARES-C - Kudelski SA; Cheseaux-sur-
Material Various materials
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


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

Model page created by Moisés Piedade. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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