In 1951, Stefan Kudelski, a gifted 22-year-old engineer, developed an extremely high quality, miniature, self-contained audio recorder which he named simply the “Nagra I”. Nagra is a Polish word meaning “will record”. The interest in his invention was immediate. The Nagra II and III followed in the mid to late ‘50s revolutionizing the world of radio broadcasting, cinema and music.
In recognition of his contribution to culture and science, the Nagra Company received numerous awards including Oscars® in 1978 and 1991. Today Nagra enjoys universal fame and the word “Nagra” describes either an authentic Nagra recorder or is a generic term for a sound recorder.
Audio Technology Switzerland was created in 2012 as a spin-off of the Audio division from the Audio division from the Kudeski group. The members of the Kudelski family are the main shareholders of this new entity. Audio Technology Switzerland SA is present in three principal sectors: high-end Hi-Fi equipment, professional audio recorders and devices destined for security and law enforcement.
Here is a highlight of the most iconic products Nagra has developed over its rich history. For a more extensive list please refer to historical products, where you may also find more documents for some products as well as user manuals and guides.
A very ambitious multi-track for music and film recordings.
The Ares C, a digital recorder for broadcast, becomes the absolute reference for major stations around the globe such as the BBC, Radio France, Europe 1, RTL and many others.
Nagra D and D II, the first digital recorders to make 96 kHz 24 bit recordings, and still a reference to this day.
Nagra TA is the first studio recorder, a very smooth dual-capstan drive that offers high stability and respect for the precious tape.
Here is a highlight of the most iconic products Nagra has developed over its rich history. For a more extensive list please refer to historical products, where you may also find more documents for some products as well as user manuals and guides
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