Portable Recorder Nagra ARES-C
- Manufacturer / Brand
- Kudelski SA; Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne
- Sound/Video Recorder and/or Player
- Radiomuseum.org ID
- Brand: Nagra
- Number of Transistors
- Semiconductors present.
- Main principle
- Wave bands
- - without
- HD or solid state memory
- Power type and voltage
- Storage and/or dry batteries / D: 4 x1,5 Volt
- - For headphones or amp.
- Various materials
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: Portable Recorder Nagra ARES-C - Kudelski SA; Cheseaux-sur-
- 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
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
- Model page created by Moisés Piedade. See "Data change" for further contributors.
- Other Models
Here you find 48 models, 45 with images and 19 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.
All listed radios etc. from Kudelski SA; Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne