Nagra SD

Nagra SD recorder mic handheld tripod case front

Manufactured from 2011 to 2017


2-channel hand-held recorder

High quality solid-state audio recorder, the Nagra SD is designed initially for journalism, but can be used in any ultra-portable recording situation, and can replace MINIDISK©. Its recording media is a removable SD memory card, there is no limit to the card size allowed. It records PCM Mono or Stereo audio wav files or MPEG compression allowing for longer recording times (e.g. 278 hours on a 4 GB card 32 kbits/sec). The unit is powered by two “AA” batteries, offering in excess of 10 hours operation.

Nagra SD recorder mic handheld

Interchangable microphones

The Nagra SD accepts a range of Nagra-made extra high quality Mono (omni-directional / cardioid) and Stereo (cardioid) clip-on microphones and is also delivered with an external mono XLR microphone cable allowing an external dynamic microphone to be used. Designed for radio applications, the Nagra SD offers instant start-up, one button recording, automatic level control, internal loudspeaker and a low cut filter. A set of switches on the rear of the recorder give the user rapid access to several important functions without the need to enter the menus.

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The Nagra SD 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. It can also be connected to the NAGRA LB for file editing and transfer operations in-the-field if desired.

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Feature list

  • Built-in monitoring loudspeaker
  • Stereo Line In / Out
  • Linear PCM, MP2 and MP3 formats
  • Interchangeable microphones
  • Rugged metal chassis

Technical specification


Data Storage medium: Extractable SD memory card
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: 24 to 96 kHz PCM and MPEG
Bit-Rates: 32 to 384 kb/s
Mono/Stereo: Switchable
File Format: (.WAV) or (.MP2) / (.MP3)


Mic. Inputs: Miniature  3.5mm stereo Jack connector
Dynamic range adj.: 40 dB for 0 dB recording
Mic powering: 3V electret
Sensitivity: Min 1.5mV for electret capsules (full scale)Min 650µV for dynamic microphones(full scale)
Line Input: Miniature 3.5mm stereo Jack connector
Line Input Sensitivity: 33mV – 6.2V for 0 dB FS recording


Headphone: Miniature 3.5 mm stereo Jack connector
Line Output: 0.9V FS
Total dynamic range: 80dB
Built-in speaker: 0.1W
USB: 2.0


THD + N at 1 kHz: 0.025 % Max
Frequency response: 30 Hz – 20 kHz (-3 dB in EE mode)
Total dynamic range: 90 dB


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


Dimensions: 107 x 68 x 24 mm (4.2 x 2 x 2.6″)(without external microphone)
Weight: 250 g (0.5lb) including batteries(without microphone)



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2070120000 NM-MICS Standard Stereophonic clip-on microphone (Red)
7070125000 NM-MICSII High Quality Stereo clip-on microphone (Green)
2070124000 NM-MWS Foam windshield for the clip-on microphones.
7070122000 NM-MICMC High Quality Mono Cardioid clip-on mic


2098301000 PDS Set of 2 “AA” cells


2070005020 TRIPOD Tripod for tabletop use
2070114000 NM-WS1 Wrist stap (replacement)
2070220000 NSD-WC Working case for NAGRA SD


2070122000 CM-MICM Mono microphone input cable with XLR plug (Pale yellow band)
7070123000 CM-MICS Stereo microphone input cable (2 x XLRF) (Voilet band)
7070127000 CM-MICL Mono Line input cable (white band)
7070128000 CM-MICLS Stereo Line input cable (dark yellow band)
2070116000 CM-USB Miniature USB cable

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