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The PMD561 from Marantz Professional is a portable audio recorder designed for professional uses such as recording in the field, conducting interviews, or digitizing material played through a stereo receiver. Recording directly to SD and SDHC cards, the unit sports two combination XLR / 1/4" inputs for microphone and line-level signals, offering you 48V phantom power for the microphone inputs should you choose to use condenser microphones.
A stereo 3.5mm line input, used in conjunction with the included 3.5mm to RCA adapter cable, provides you the opportunity to input audio from a receiver or an amplifier. Should you wish to connect digital audio, the PMD561 boasts an RCA S/PDIF input.
Playback options abound as well, with a 1/4" input for pro-audio headphones and dual RCA outputs to route signal to receiver equipment. Transferring your audio to computers can be accomplished via USB and while utilizing the included USB cable. This unit can record in MP3 formats up to 320 kbps, and in WAV formats up to 24-bit/96 kHz. With four AA batteries, the recorder lasts up to seven hours.
Record professional-grade audio directly to SD/SDHC flash media
2 x balanced XLR mic inputs with +48V phantom power
Selectable WAV / MP3 recording in mono or stereo
44.1, 48 and 96 kHz sample rates in WAV formats
Selectable 16-/24-bit recording depths in WAV formats
6 selectable bit rates from 32 kbps to 320 kbps for MP3
S/PDIF digital input for connecting to studio interfaces and more
On-board pitch-shifting buttons to speed/slow playback
On-board level LEDs
Remote control jack for optional RC600PMD and external remote controller
Connections make it suitable for recording microphones, stereo receivers, amplifiers, and other line-level signals
In the Box
Marantz Professional PMD561 Professional Portable Audio Recorder
RCA to 3.5mm Audio Cable
Limited 3-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
SD or SDHC card
MP3 (MPEG Layer III compression; 320, 256, 192, 128, 64, or 32 kbps)
WAV (16-/24-bit linear PCM)
Wav: 44.1, 48, 96 kHz
2 (stereo) or 1 (mono)
20 Hz to 24 kHz (+1 dB)
Signal to Noise Ratio
65 dB (Mic); 85 dB (Line); IEC-A-weighted
0.08% (Mic); 0.02% (Line)
2 x 1/4" / XLR combination mic/line
1 x 1/8" line
Microphone: 1.2 mVrms / 4.2 KOhms
Line 1: 0 dbu / 4.2 KOhms
Line 2: 500 mVrms / 20 KOhms
2 x RCA line outputs
1 x 1/4" headphone output
2 x Internal speaker (left and right)
Line outputs: 2.0 V / 10 KOhms
Headphone Outputs: 16 mW / 32 Ohms
Speaker: 450 mW / 8 Ohms