Nagra T-Audio Reel to Reel Machine - LEGENDARY - Ready To Ship


After a long long search we finally scored *two* of these legendary and elusive machines from Nagra.

The first sold almost immediately without even getting a chance to list it on our website.

The second one is pictured in this listing and in our video series:

This great machine is ready to ship. We upgraded the lamps on the meters to LEDs which looks much brighter while maintaining the vintage color.  We also serviced the battery in the main board.  

The NTA3-TCR (this machine) was equipped with the TACA-TC-2 keyboard which incorporated many new features including a full time code calculator. The keyboard is connected to the T-Audio transport with a serial interface allowing much more information to be displayed from the time code circuit on the main display.

Condition is very clean with light signs of careful use.  Heads show slight wear and have tons of use left.  

This T-Audio is heavily optioned machine  as indicated by the tag on the last picture.  

Included is the machine with the meter bridge, cover, hub adapters for NAB, take up reel and power cord.  

I have owned just about every professional reel to reel and nothing comes even close to this model.  It is truly a work of engineering and art.  

This machine will ship on a pallet with custom crating to ensure safe shipping.   

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Manufactured from 1981 to 1994

Click here to view the original T-AUDIO (retro-cool) sales brochure

Two track analogue transportable recorder
First introduced in 1981, the T-Audio is a two track analogue transportable recorder intended for studio recording. It is designed to be trolley-mounted. With programmable combinations of up to 4 different tape speeds / EQ settings it can be entirely customized to different tape formulations, speeds and equalization parameters. Using a Twin-capstan tape transport system, it handles master tapes with a delicacy not before seen in a studio recorder.

Initially it was a stereo recorder / player aimed at the disk mastering industry. A monophonic model was also developed. A twin track version with an independent erase head for each track, and was aimed at the radio broadcast industry.

In 1984 a full time coded SMPTE / EBU version was introduced and became the industry standard for audio transfers for film applications around the world. The different models, although mechinically very similar, were easily identifiable by the removable control panel or “keyboard” mounted on the front. (The machine in the above picture is equipped with the TACA-TC keyboard).

The T-Audio manages rells up to 10.5 inches in diameter and can be equipped with a magnitude of different options and accessories for many different applications.

Different models were:
NTA-2S – Stereo Model
NTA-2M – Monophonic version
NTA-2B – Broadcast Model
NTA-2TC – SMPTE Time code model
NTA-3TCN – Time code without internal chase synchronizer
NTS-3TCS – Time code with internal chase synchronizer
NTA-3TCR – Time code with internal chase synchronizer and RS-422 serial contriol

The mechanics of all T-Audio machines are principally the same.

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Original Box

Not Included


Online Only


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Yes - Power

Physical Condition

8 / 8

Working Condition

10 / 10

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