Back in production, we now encounter various partial assemblies that were on the work schedule that day.
Each specific subassembly module is accompanied by clear instruction sheets which itemize sequenced assembly steps. Every worker signs off with their initials on completed work to help track production inconsistencies or human error.
Eagle-eyed inspectors are paid to ruthlessly inspect finish for flaws.
The Swiss have Alps modify their popular attenuators to their own specifications.
An MSA back panel shows Nagra's pro roots with input sensitivity selectors.
While NagraAudio isn't immune to the global effects of a first crashing, then hesitantly recovering economy, the broadly diversified Kudelski Group assures solvency for its in-house subsidiary to build up solid inventories. This shortens ship cycles to dealers and distributors. This happiness counteracts a trend for heavily delayed back-orders on announced new models. Those are often way late before actually breaking. Recall that the 300B amplifier already labored two years in gestation limbo. Yet such is Nagra's clout that mere rumors
of pending product releases often create pre-paid orders from customers eager to get in line. In the case of Nagra's CD players, some 'early adopters' had to wait in excess of one whole year.
The MSA cover/heatsink with the concealment bores for the two big capacitor cans.
Nagra maintains its own sand-blasting machine. That is used for strategic spot removal of the special anodizing layer which gets applied on top
of their silk-screening, protecting the latter infinitely. Wherever anodized panels require conductive areas, sand-blasting removes the preventive layers. Here it was done around the inner screw holes of a remote control cover.
The sandblasting operator's hands slip into these fully protected sleeved gloves and the work is monitored from behind the thick glass panel.
Custom Alps pots are used for volume and balance control.
With its current recorders, Nagra is deeply into the digital domain and here we see standard PC input sockets.