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Nagra MEZZO

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 2-channel hand-held digital recorder

The Nagra MEZZO was designed as a compact, lightweight and easy to operate recorder for on-the-go recording situations. With high quality microphone preamplifiers, it can record either PCM Linear (24/96) or MP-3 formats.

Powered from 2 “AA” batteries it offers 40 hours of operation. Files are stored in dedicated folders for easy retrieval via the USB 2 connection.

Key features

General features

High quality solid-state audio recorder, for any ultra-portable recording situation. It records to an internal 8GB flash memory in PCM Mono or Stereo audio WAV files at up to 24 bits 96 kHz sampling rates, as well as MP-3 compression for longer recording times. Powered by two “AA” batteries it offers in excess of 40 hours operation. It has an automatic gain control system, a noise cut low frequency attenuation input filter and VOR (Volume Operated Recording), and is equipped with a specially designed extra high-quality playback amplifier and internal loudspeaker.

Very easy to operate and comfortable in-the-hand the MEZZO is an ideal pocket sized recording device. Designed for radio journalist applications, DSLR work and any ultra-portable situation. All machine settings are programmed through the comprehensive menu system, where many features of the recorder can be adapted according to the users requirements.

Compatibility The Nagra MEZZO 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.

Features list

Solid-State recording Menu driven
Internal 8GB memory Long battery life
USB 2.0 port Lightweight Ultra – portable
High sensitivity built-in microphones Built-in loudspeaker, AGC and Low cut filter
Line input FAT 32 format
External Microphone connection 24 bit 96 kHz Linear PCM and MP3 formats

Technical specifications

General

 

Data Storage medium Internal 8GB Flash memory
Recording Method Digital (PCM) or Digital compression (MP3)
Compression type ISO MPEG III
Sampling Rate Up to 96 kHz PCM and MPEG
Playback formats WAV, MP2, MP3, WMA
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz ±0.5dB
Dynamic range adjust >40dB
MIC S/N ratio 90 dB (ASA “A” weighted
Dynamic range (recorded file) >94 dB (Line input 3.5V)
Microphone EIN >122 dB (ASA “A” weighted)
THD+N at 1 kHz >0.02% (20Hz – 22 kHz ASA “A” weighted)
Mono/Stereo Switchable

Inputs

 

Mic. filter 100Hz
Input sensitivity 620µV to 76 mV for 0 dB recording
Mic gain 0 – 40 dB
Mic. Inputs Miniature  3.5mm stereo Jack connector
Internal Microphones 2 x Cardioid
Mic powering 3V electret (switchable ON / OFF)
A.G.C. Switchable (On/Off)
Line Input Miniature 3.5mm stereo Jack connector
Outputs
Headphone Miniature 3.5 mm stereo Jack connector
power 2x30mW (16Ω)
Built-in speaker 0.1W
USB 2

Power supply

 

Battery pack 2 x “AA” cells
Consumption 170mW
Autonomy >40 hours

Physical

 

Dimensions 138 x 41 x 19 mm (5.4 x 1.7 x 0.5″)
Weight 71 g without batteries
Operating temperature 0 – 70°C
Working humidity 20 – 80%

Downloads

Manual

English / French

Software

V1.3.1.4

Mezzo V1.3.1.8 (Latest version)

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