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Nagra Classic Preamp/Classic Amp Review & Test

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: AV Hub|

Expert review and test of the Nagra Classic Preamplifier and Classic Amp  by Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. Free pdf download included.

If your tastes lean to the unusual and the exotic, and you’re in the market for a pre-power combo, you need to investigate Nagra’s ‘Classic’ Series… in particular its Classic Preamp and Classic Power amplifier. They’re a world away from looking mass-produced, because they’re not. They’re hand-built in Switzerland to exacting standards—which you might have guessed simply by looking at the photographs above of them—and they combine the magic of valve sound with the might of solid-state.… Read the full article

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Nagra CDP CD Player Review & Test

By | October 21st, 2018|Categories: AV Hub|

Expert review and test of the Nagra CDP CD Player by Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. Free pdf download included.

Nagra’s CDP player is like no other CD player you have seen before, because the front panel display is built into the CD drawer, the front of which does not close flush with the front panel, as with most drawer-style CD mechanisms, but sits proud of it. It’s also small… so small that the face of the remote control is almost larger than the front of the CDP.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2018: Perfect Hi-Fi to showcase Nagra components

By | June 6th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , |

Nagra HD components
Nagra HD preap and power amp.

 

Perfect Hi-Fi has been busy in the past few months. Not only has the company become the master dealer for Kronos turntables and phono preamps, but they have also become the dealer for the well-respected brand Nagra from Switzerland.

 

Andy Tan of Perfect Hi-Fi said he will be bringing in some Nagra items in time for the Kuala Lumpur International AV Show next month, but they will be on static display.

 

The Nagra components that Perfect Hi-Fi is bringing in will be those from the Nagra Classic and HD ranges.… Read the full article

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HIGH END MUNICH: Nagra brings the power

By | May 10th, 2018|Categories: AV Hub|

Munich release: Nagra’s Classic PSU can be used with up to three Classic or legacy Nagra components.

At CES Nagra showed its HD PREAMP. At Munich it has a power supply upgrade for its Classic line-up, in the new Classic PSU.

During the HD PREAMP design phase, says Nagra, its team ran extensive tests in the field of power supplies. The result is the  new power supply that Nagra says enables the preamplifier to reach new heights in terms of specifications as well as audio performance.Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: The pre-amp that changed everything – Nagra

By | May 6th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Preamplifier?

Nagra‘s rooms are always on, and dialled to 11. They sneak up on you, and deliver a different something special each time, always changing it up a little. I still have vivid memories of the Nagra room at CES 2017, my best of show. Nagra plus Wilson plus the maestro Peter McGrath’s breathtaking recording. It doesn’t get better.   Maybe it can….

René Laflamme, Sales and Marketing Manager for Nagra America, had a few new tricks at AXPONA to continue to impress.… Read the full article

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Impressions:  The Sound Galleries SGM2015 – Chapter 2, with the Nagra HD DAC and MPS External Power Supply

By | April 12th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Ye Olde Editor contemplating the mysteries of life and audio… 

(Photograph by John Robinson)

Nagra HD DAC

Back in the winter of 2017 (HERE in Issue 94), I shared my evaluation of the Sound Galleries SGM2015 reference-level Music Server. Since a music server cannot be reviewed without also considering either an internal or downstream DAC, my comments had to be about the hybrid of the SGM2015 with the first DAC that we had in to go with it:  The T+A DAC8 DSD. It was capable of 8x DSD (DSD512), and certainly did a great job.… Read the full article

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Nagra, YG Acoustics, Kronos: CES 2018

By | January 26th, 2018|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

Nagra electronics, Kronos turntable on YG Acoustics speakers at CES 2018.

Photography by Neli.

 





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CES 2018: Nagra HD Preamp

By | January 18th, 2018|Categories: AV Hub|

Nagra’s long-awaited HD Preamp was on display at CES 2018, having previously been shown at RMAF 2017, and listed as an honouree in the CES Innovation Awards.

The HD Preamp is a two-chassis affair, with the power supply in a different chassis and the preamplifier circuitry featuring valves. The power supply uses Super Caps and is based on Nagra’s ‘virtual battery’ technology, which the company claims ‘provides superior results compared to a conventional battery without the inconvenience of dealing with charging time and battery life.’

The volume control on the HD Preamp uses a patent pending technology that Nagra says allows perfect level matching, yet has a more transparent sound than if the company had used a potentiometer or even switched resistor technology.… Read the full article

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Nagra HD Preamp

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: Stereophile|

Swiss audio company Nagra won an Innovation Honoree award this year for their ingenious motorized volume control design in the tubed HD Preamp. René Laflamme, based in Montreal himself, describes the product: “The preamp is two channels of mono in a single chassis. There are two Super Cap capacitor power supplies, two independent circuits, and each channel has a single triode input stage featuring a NOS (new old stock) Mullard tube hand-selected by Nagra.”

The award however is for the volume control design, “where you select a particular transformer tap with one of the volume controls and the result is the impedance is very low at .2 ohms so you can drive any amp with it,” says Laflamme.… Read the full article

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Warsaw 2017: Nagra goes full HD

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , |

Nagra has been on a great streak lately (as in the last 40 years or so) and after introducing the HD Power amplifiers it was time to throw in the game a top of the line HD pre-amp, capable of delivering the same, top notch performance as the monos. The two chassis HD pre sports the classic, gorgeous Nagra looks with massive aluminum milled knobs and big VU meter while the external power supply sits underneath thanks to a mini rack that houses both devices while eliminates vibrations.

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