Marantz Professional PMD661

Marantz Professional PMD661

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PMD661, Pocket Recorder/Multitrack from Marantz Professional.

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Marantz Professional PMD661 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Marantz Professional
  • Model: PMD661
  • Category: Pocket Recorders/Multitracks
  • Added in our database on: 11/21/2008

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Marantz Professional PMD661 user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
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sergerp75's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Enregsitreur"

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Really Top!

Gilray's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Attention to the version of the OS"

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Yes, there is a bone with "one something." Version: crash in writing (at 96Khz) and no transition to another file after 4GB.

With version 2.03 everything is in order.

I just added this note to all that has been said and I agree.


Gilray's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent but watch out for SD cards"

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First nothing to say more than Jef: overall a great device.
I mostly used the PMD661 to replace my old Revox A700 ... That is to say, to record music in high fidelity.
It's almost as though the Revox, but still a little below my analog recordings .... That said, you get used to.
But the problem is that I would like to share with some SD cards, and recording, the device crashes at once, leaving me on a "card error" I can not unlock by unplugging the PMD by removing the batteries as well.
This happens in 24bit 96Khz (in 48 hopefully).
Does anyone know this problem?

Thank you in advance.


D-phazz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" manufacturing & made satisfactory sound"

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Firmware A2.03.

Regular use for making ambient sounds and radio interview.
(I frequently use the Nagras Ares and SD)
The sound reproduction is very correct, microphones preamps good.
integrated microphones troubleshoot for stereo miking relief live but war more ... quality electret microphone and them being uninteresting.
(For my part, I used a LEM DO 21B for ITW and audio-technica AT 8022 and 4025 BP for stereo rendering environments which is excellent).
Autonomy with battery "Sanyo Eneloop" 1900 maH used is comfortable, it helps to leave the field with confidence. (4-5H average)

The controls are nice, well-placed buttons, metal construction inspires confidence. (A protective cover but will be free screenings, scratches and dirt).
Apart from the stereo line inputs and 2 remote on 3.5mm mini jack, the connection is flawless.
The SPDIF input and audio output to CINCH gold are useful - Robust Canon microphone inputs provide phantom power 48V.
The comprehensive menu settings is clear, the more access "presets" is particularly useful and saves time during filming.

Ergonomics side a real delight to use rotary control adjusts the recording level (although preferable to increment keys) - the 6.35 jack and headset volume are available.
The headphones, however, can run out of power especially when you have to isolate sound in a noisy environment. (A closed high performance headphone is highly recommended.)
Visualization of recording LED bargraph levels - and or - OLED screen is bright in the dark but still desperately unreadable outdoors in the sun, it's a shame. (Long live the LCD Nagra Ares!)

Finally, I would do this choice probably for the purchase of a digital audio recorder in this price range.
In general the 661 PMD keeps its promises and makes many services.
Medium size, it fits easily into the tote, handling is easy.
For my part I 'appreciate this recorder to its versatility, robustness, reliable sound is made transparent.
Depending on the needs of the project, size of sound recordings provide a good range of options ranging from MP3 encoding 64kb / s linear 24-bit 96Khz.
As far as use walkman luxury, it is incomprehensible that some imported MP3 sounds are playable on the 661 PMD ...
It remains a great mystery to me while for once not very Marantz!


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