Nagra EMP Stereo / 2 Channel Portable Preamplifier

Nagra EMP Stereo / 2 Channel Portable Preamplifier
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Nagra EMP Stereo / 2 Channel Portable Preamplifier

The Nagra-EMP is a stereo / 2 channel portable preamplifier designed for classical music and film / TV location recording. In addition a simple 2 channel 16 bit recorder is included. All controls as audio limiters, filters, Phantom power, record are controlled from the front.

The front panel, chassis and features were all designed using the experience of previous NAGRA recorders which render the Nagra-EMP to very user-friendly and comfortable to operate even in harsh environmental conditions. It is powered by a 4 AA cells. The autonomy without recording is approximately 4 hours (No Phantom, no record). It is equipped with a Hirose connector allowing external power.

The Nagra EMP has two analogue inputs on XLR connectors, equipped with extremely high quality microphone preamplifiers. They include, as one expects, +48 V phantom powering and in-house wound NAGRA transformers offering an improvement of +6 dB in the noise floor when set to the 2 mV/Pa (for dynamic microphones) position.

Connected to a Nagra VI, you obtain 6 high quality microphone inputs instead of 4.



Analogue inputs 2 x symmetrical XLR Microphone (Dynamic, +48V Phantom)
Microphone input sensitivity 2.8, 10 and 30 mV/Pa selectable
Limiters Selectable on microphone inputs, individual or in pairs.
Active at -9.5dBFS, max +40dB for -2 dBFS
THD at 1 kHz <0.15 % Mic, <0.01% line
Frequency response 10Hz - 48 kHz ± 0.5 dB
Input noise with condenser mic 0.88 μV (-119 dBm)
Input noise with dynamic mic 4 dB (measured ASA "A" loaded 200Ω)
Signal-to-noise ratio >114 dB
Input level adjustment range 50 dB Mic
Input filters LFA (with vortex filtering), Low cut
External power Hirose 4 pin connector (9 to 13 V, 3.5W)


Analogue line output 2 x XLR 4.4V max. , selectable 0 dBm, +6 dBm or +15 dBm
Headphones Stereo 6.3mm (¼”) Jack 50 Ω


File type PCM BWF or MPEG 1 L II, 16 bit, 32 to 48 kHz, Stereo / Mono
Memory size 2 GB (corresponds to 2 h 53 min in PCM BWF 48 kHz stereo)


USB Host USB 2.0 connector type "mini USB"


Dimensions 190 x 50 x 175 mm (W x H x D)
7.5 x 2 x 6.9 ” (W x H x D)
Weight 1 Kg (2.2 lbs), including batteries
Power supply 4 Dry cells / NimH cells “AA” type or external 9 - 13V
External power consumption Approximately 2.8 W (2 Phantom mic. & record)
Battery consumption Approximately 2.6 W (2 Phantom mic. & record)
Approximately 1.5 W at 6 V (no Phantom, no record)
Battery autonomy Approximately 2 hours (2 Phantom mic. & record)
Approximately 4 hours (no Phantom, no record)
Relative humidity From 10% to 99% (non condensing)

Delivery Services

At Pinknoise Systems we like to offer our customers a wide choice of delivery options for their orders, and our prices are affordable and competitive. We also use only the best, most reliable couriers and delivery services to get your equipment where it needs to be - quickly and securely. Please find an outline of our services, prices and timescales below.

Delivery Times

Delivery times are based on when the package(s) leaves our premises. Sometimes, due to stock restrictions or a non-completed order, delivery may take longer as there is a delay with couriers, which is unfortunately out of our hands. If your order is urgent, or details change, please do let us know.
For full details, fees, and time schedules, please see our Delivery Information page.

Returns & Refunds

New items: You can return goods you have ordered from us for any reason, at any time within 30 working days of receipt (14 to initiate the process), for a full refund or for an exchange for a different product from our range. Items must be packed suitably and insured for full loss in the event of a delivery problem. Pinknoise Systems will not be responsible for lost or damaged return goods. Lost or damaged goods may affect the level of refund you receive. For full details of our returns policy, please click here.

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£899.00 (£749.17 Exc. VAT)


Item discontinued  

Item discontinued

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Model:  NAG-EMP
Manufacturer:  Nagra

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Nagra EMP Stereo / 2 Channel Portable Preamplifier

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