ares m Nagra

Manufactured from 2005 to 2006


Hand-held audio recorder / player
All functions and controls at your fingertips.

High quality solid-state audio recorder, the ARES-M was principally designed to be used in any ultra-portable recording situation, and can replace MINIDISK©. Its recording media is a 1 GB built-in memory, for the recording of PCM Mono or Stereo audio. MPEG compression allows for longer recording times. The unit is powered by two “AA” batteries, offering more than 10 hours operation.

Key features

Solid State recording: Menu driven
Built-in memory: Long battery life
USB port: Lightweight Ultra portable
Bult-in / clip-on Microphones: Built-in loudspeaker
Internal editor: FAT 16 format
External Microphone connection: Voice activated recording
Line input: Linear PCM MP2 and MP3


ares m Nagra

Equipped with a built-in microphone, it is also delivered with an external clip-on stereo microphone. Extra high quality external Mono (omni-directional), Mono (Cardioid) and Stereo (Cardioid) clip-on microphones are available as additional accessories. A traditional external microphone can also be used thanks to the XLR input cable supplied with the unit. Designed for radio applications, the ARES-M offers instant start-up, one button recording, automatic level control, internal loudspeaker, voice-operated recording, low cut filter and on-board graphic audio editor.

The portion to be edited is shown in reverse video, and the IN and OUT points can be trimmed to locate the exact cut point. The position of each point is clearly indicated thus simple cut editing in-the-field is very easy.

The editor is totally non-destructive, meaning that the original material remains unchanged.

ares m Nagra


The ARES-M offers a miniature USB 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.

ares m Nagra

Special Features

Built-in loudspeaker Stereo Line In / Out Built-in graphic editor Voice operated recording Linear PCM, MP2 and MP3 Interchangeable microphones

Technical specifications


Data Storage medium: Internal 1 GB memory
Recording Method: Digital (PCM) or Digital compression
Compression type: ISO MPEG Layer II / MPEG III
A/D & D/A conversion: 24 Bit Sigma-Delta
Sampling Rate: 8 to 48 kHz PCM and MPEG
Bit-Rates: 64 to 384 kb/s
Mono/Stereo: Switchable
File Format: (.wav) or (.MP2) / (.MP3)



Mic. Inputs: Miniature  Jack
Microphone: -10 dB FS for 74 dB SPL.
Sensitivity: Approx. 200mV for -10dB FS (Dynamic)
Line Input: Miniature  Jack
Line Input Sensitivity: 150mV -4.4V for 0 dB FS (Max 8V)



Headphone: Jack 3.5 mm stereo connector
Line Output: 1 V FS
THD at 1 kHz: 0.1 %
Frequency response: 30 Hz – 20 kHz (-3 dB in EE mode)
Total dynamic range: 85 dB



Battery pack: 2 x “AA” cells
Autonomy: >10 hours



Dimensions: 125 x 53 x 22 mm (without external microphone)
Weight: 200 g


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