The IVS is the stereo version of IV. There on the Nagra equipment necessary and sufficient, without gimmicks, without weakness, and an ergonomics. Adjustments and adaptations CCIR / NAB, depending on the specific calibrations tapes, azimuthing and head alignment, a reference to 000Hz 0dB seen any tape transport is accessible and simple. Inside, the same, everything is clear and accessible in case of problems. But never seed. You have to be a pig and a true zero to turn down. It is comprehensive, seamless, remaining as simple. The preamps are clear and soft. 12V, T, 48V + phase reverse on channel1. Reading clear features of a single meter to 2 needles, patterns mono, stereo, K1, K2, Driver, Batteries, inter-track info ... Listen online and read the post view and vice versa ... headphone output mono, stereo, mono K1, K2 mono. An insert for an effect, gate, for example, a host of accessories for the pilot of the other magneto or cameras, large cakes, mixers portable type AMI, Girardin, LTM. I could go and forget, in reporting, in film, making animal, in the worst conditions, except perhaps underwater, he always worked and he never missed anything. I can even say that in times of fatigue or excitement it was he who saved me. With a minimum experience is already a working pro. As for music, I did my best taken with him, along with a pair of Neumann km 84. In hindsight, if I have a little back today destroyed is to have its 7.5 Kg walk shoulder too long.
This is the analog sound, sweet lime, medium and large honest, etc, etc ... in the line of Schlumberger, Studer, Stellavox, Girardin. The transcript of the digital recordings made with these machines for Deutsche Grammophon and the lyrebird remain references.
I worked for years with this machine and other mentioned above. It's very upscale, the indisputable.