Nagra PICO - Nagra

Nagra PICO

Nagra pico

Featherweight handheld dictaphone-style recorder

The Nagra PICO is designed as a compact device for any ultra-portable recording situation.

This high quality solid-state audio recorder is ideal for linear  PCM recordings or MP-3 for web applications. Its built-in microphones and internal 4GB flash memory make it a compact and convenient solution for a wide range of applications.

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Product description

The PICO records to an internal 4GB flash memory in linear PCM Mono or Stereo audio wav files, as well as MPEG compression MP3 for longer recording times. The unit is powered by two “AA” batteries, offering in excess of 40 hours operation. It offers an automatic gain control system, a noise cut low frequency attenuation input filter and VOR (Volume Operated Recording). It is also fitted with several pre-programed equalzer settings to enhance playback. Very easy to operate and comfortable in-the-hand the PICO is an ideal pocket sized recording device. Designed for radio journalist applications, and other hand-held recording opportunities the Nagra PICO offers instant start-up, one button recording, automatic level control, internal loudspeaker and a low cut filter. Three switches on the rear of the recorder give the user rapid acces to several important functions without the need to enter the menus. All other settings are programmed through the comprehensive menu system, where many features of the recorder can be adapted according to the users requirements.

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The Nagra PICO 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.

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Solid-State recordingMenu driven
Internal 4GB memoryLong battery life
USB 2.0 portLightweight Ultra- portable
High sensitivity built-in microphonesBuilt-in loudspeaker, AGC and Low cut filter
Line inputFAT 32 format
External Microphone connectionLinear PCM and MP3 formats
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Special features

  • Built-in loudspeaker
  • Stereo Line In / Out
  • Linear PCM and MP3
  • Different playback EQs
  • Variable speed playback

Technical specification


Data Storage medium:Internal 4GB Flash memory
Recording Method:Digital (PCM) or Digital compression (MP3)
Compression type:ISO MPEG III
Sampling Rate:48 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)


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
A.G.C.:Switchable (On/Off)
Line Input:Miniature 3.5mm stereo Jack connector


Headphone:Miniature 3.5 mm stereo Jack connector
power:2x30mW (16Ω)
Built-in speaker:0.1W



Battery pack:2 x “AA” cells
Autonomy:>40 hours



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%


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