Marantz Professional 6-Channel DSLR Recorder with up to 96 kHz/24-Bit Resolution

Marantz Professional 6-Channel DSLR Recorder with up to 96 kHz/24-Bit Resolution

Marantz Professional 6-Channel DSLR Recorder with up to 96 kHz/24-Bit Resolution

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Marantz Professional 6-Channel DSLR Recorder with up to 96 kHz/24-Bit Resolution

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Product Highlights

  • 6-Channel Recorder
  • Captures Audio up to 96 kHz/24-Bit
  • Records to SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • XLR/TRS Combo Inputs
  • High-Definition, Discrete Mic Preamps
  • Supplies 48V Phantom and Plug-In Power
  • Dual-Recording Mode for Safety Tracks
  • DSLR Camera-Mounting Bracket
  • Tripod-Mounting Socket
  • Included 1/4" to XLR Breakout Cables
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Marantz Professional PMD-706 Overview

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The Marantz Professional PMD-706 is a six-channel recorder designed for professionals working with DSLR cameras. Recording audio at sample rates and resolutions up to 96 kHz/24-bit, it’s designed to attach to a camera, a camera rig, or to double as a dedicated, unattached field recorder. The device accepts SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards, housing up to 128GB of recorded audio. Its battery lasts approximately 5.5 hours in the field (with phantom power off). 

Marantz Professional’s high-definition, discrete microphone preamps are provided, as are four combination XLR-1/4” input jacks that can handle mic- and line-level sources—with or without phantom power. Two 1/4" TRS jacks are also supplied, in addition to a 3.5mm TRS input that further expands its functionality.

A dual-recording function allows you to record two tracks, one at a hotter level, and the other at a reduced level; in this manner, you can safeguard against accidental clipping, such as when a person in the shot starts yelling without warning, or for no reason whatsoever. You can utilize this dual-recording feature to create a total of three safety tracks. Included with the PMD-706 are breakout cables for converting 1/4" to balanced female XLR connections; these can be used with the unit’s TRS jacks. 

Key Features at a Glance
  • 6-channel recording up to 96 kHz/24-bit
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC recording media
  • 4 x XLR/TRS combo jacks for mic- and line-level inputs
  • High-definition, discrete microphone preamps
  • 2 x 1/4" TRS jacks for line-level inputs
  • 48V phantom power for condenser microphones
  • Low-cut filter (5 positions), limiting function, and M/S microphone decoding
  • Dual-recording mode creates a duplicate track at a reduced level (safety track); a total of three safety tracks is possible
  • 3.5mm stereo jack with plug-in power for consumer microphones
  • DSLR camera-mounting bracket
  • Tripod-mounting socket on bottom of recorder
UPC: 694318020135
In the Box
Marantz Professional 6-Channel DSLR Recorder with up to 96 kHz/24-Bit Resolution
  • Set of 1/4" to XLRF Breakout Cables
  • DSLR Camera-Mounting Bracket
  • Tripod-Mounting Socket
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Marantz Professional PMD-706 Specs

    Portable Recorder
    Number of Tracks 6
    Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit
    Built-In Speaker No
    Memory Card Support SD (64 MB to 2 GB)
    SDHC (4 to 32 GB)
    SDXC (48 to 128 GB)
    Audio File Formats BWF, WAV
    Sample Rates WAV:
    44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz 
    Bit Depth 16/24-Bit
    Timecode No
    Analog I/O 4 x Combo XLR / 1/4" Input
    2 x 1/4" TRS Input
    2 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Input
    3 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Output
    Phantom Power +24 / 48 V ± 4 V
    Phantom Power Current 10 mA per Channel
    Host Connection 1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz 1 dB 
    Gain Range Line Inputs:
    +0 to +30 dB
    Mic Inputs:
    +28 to +64 dB
    Max Input Level Aux Inputs:
    -1 dBV 
    Camera Inputs:
    +3 dBV 
    Line Inputs:
    +12 dBu 
    Mic Inputs:
    -8 dBu 
    Max Output Level Outputs:
    -4 dBV 
    Line Outputs:
    +3 dBV 
    Impedance Aux Inputs:
    10 kOhms 
    2 kOhms 
    Line Inputs:
    4.7 Ohms 
    1 kOhms 
    Mic Inputs:
    4.7 kOhms 
    Camera Inputs:
    1 kOhms 
    Camera Outputs:
    100 Ohms 
    SNR Line Inputs:
    93 dB 
    Mic Inputs:
    88 dB 
    Aux Inputs:
    93 dB 
    Camera Inputs:
    93 dB 
    Headphone Outputs:
    92 dB 
    Power Options Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
    Battery Type 4 x AA
    Approximate Battery Life 5.5 Hours (Phantom Off) 
    Operating Temperature 41 to 140°F / 5 to 60°C
    Operating Humidity 25 to 85%
    Dimensions 4.3 x 6.5 x 2.0" / 10.9 x 16.5 x 5.1 cm
    Weight 1.2 lb / 0.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.2 x 8.6 x 3.0"

    Marantz Professional PMD-706 Reviews

    6-Channel DSLR Recorder with up to 96 kHz/24-Bit Resolution is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of features for the price - and a big glitch I use this machine for recording music in the field. First impressions - nice feature set, good in/out options, adequate build quality, easy to power, preamps sound good. Now for the bad news - if you lose power (in my case the USB connection for the external battery came loose and it drained the AAs I had in for a backup) the file in progress will vanish. No recoverable data on the card. No file with a 0byte incomplete header like just about every other recorder on the market. Nothing. I contacted Marantz Professional support after my incident in hopes to recover the 1h:20m of the concert I had been recording and was told quote - "that's the way it works - lose power lose files". Tested at home under same conditions and same results. No files. Hopefully this can be fixed with a firmware update. Otherwise make sure you have a good fit for the USB cable for your external battery (I was using the supplied cable but not anymore) and fresh AAs in addition to checking the battery icon (it will show which power source - USB disconnect automatically defaults to internal batteries) to ensure you have plenty of power.
    Date published: 2018-01-15
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    Can you monitor each input channel separately?
    Asked by: Brent G.
    Yes, you can monitor each channel separately. In the internal menu, you are able to assign the monitor output to an individual channel or stereo group, M/S channel, or the mix.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    If you use Cloud Lifter will there be enough gain to send from Shure SM7B to Marantz without excessive gain necessary on Marantz end?
    Asked by: Thomas A.
    The Cloud Lifter will utilize the phantom power on the Marantz recorder to increase the gain output of the Shure SM7B mic and send an appropriate audio level back to the recorder. You should then have good headroom on the Marantz for adjusting gain.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2019-01-18


    When is this product going to be available? It's been in pre-order status for a very long time.
    Asked by: Ellory
    Currently, the Marantz PMD-706 is expected to arrive end of October 2017.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    When trackinng multiple inputs, will they be hard ...

    When trackinng multiple inputs, will they be hard panned L/R in the monitoring or can i Center Pan each input?
    Asked by: Jesse
    They will default to Center Pan.
    Answered by: ION AUDIO
    Date published: 2019-04-01


    If ext in 1/2 is plugged in, will the system capture off in 1 and 2, or are they electrically removed? Example, if iPod is connected to ext in playing pass thru, can a mic be recorded on 1 or 2 in?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    When using the external input 1/2, you would not be able to utilize the first two XLR/TRS channels. You would connect your microphones into channels 3 and 4.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    What is the latency between microphone and headphones monitoring Marantz output?
    Asked by: Thomas A.
    No latency issues have been reported. I had not noticed any latency issues while auditioning this item.
    Answered by: Mark S.
    Date published: 2018-11-12


    Does the gain knob operate as digital gain (like Tascams do) or analog?
    Asked by: Fernando P.
    Hi! Happy to help! The gain knobs are analog, not digital.
    Answered by: ION AUDIO
    Date published: 2019-01-18


    What is the noise floor like on the Marantz PMD-706. If you turn the gain up to 64db (the high+ setting), do the preamps get terribly hissy? How far do you have to turn down the gain to get usable results? Will B&H be doing a video review of this new product?
    Asked by: Jim B.
    The Marantz PMD-706 mic pre-amps have a signal to noise ratio of 88-90db. I would recommend you not use this recorder with microphones that require the full 64db of gain. It is at the highest point that you always hear some hiss. A B&H product review is not out of the question, and maybe in the works, but I do not have a timeline for that at this time. FYI, Customers that I have spoken to tell me the gain structure is good enough for pro-sumer (non-broadcast) applications. My take; the PMD-706 is a good price-performance audio recorder.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2019-04-18
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