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Marantz Professional PMD661 Professional Portable Flash Field Recorder

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Marantz Professional PMD661 Professional Portable Flash Field Recorder
Key Features
  • Up to 24-bit/96kHz Recording
  • SD/SDHC Flash Media
  • OLED Display
  • WAV or MP3
The PMD661 from Marantz is a professional-quality stereo field audio recorder that packs a wealth of recording, playback, and editing features into a compact and ergonomic package. Based on the popular PMD660, the PMD661 incorporates a wide variety of high-tech features and advancements.
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Marantz Professional PMD661 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compact and Rugged
  • 3High-Quality Recording
  • 4Stable Media
  • 5Input Options
  • 6Output Options
  • 7Long Battery Life
  • 8Intuitive Interface
  • 9On-Board Editing
  • 10Computer Integration

The PMD661 from Marantz is a professional-quality stereo field audio recorder that packs a wealth of recording, playback, and editing features into a compact and ergonomic package. Based on the popular PMD660, the PMD661 incorporates a wide variety of high-tech features and advancements.

The recorder uses high-quality internal preamps to record pristine sound to SD or SDHC flash memory cards. You can use the on-board microphones or the dual XLR inputs to connect external mics. The jacks will supply +48V phantom power, allowing you to use condenser microphones. You can also use the S/PDIF digital or 3.5mm mini line input to connect other audio sources. Audio files can be recorded as WAV or MP3 at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz.

On the output side, you can choose to review your material from the on-board stereo speakers or the 1/4" headphone jack with its own volume control. You can also use the stereo RCA line outputs to connect to a mixer or speakers. A USB 2.0 port allows you to connect to a computer to transfer your files for editing and sharing.

The PMD661 provides an intuitive interface with easy-to-use controls and a bright, clear OLED screen. A 10-segment LED meter makes it easy to monitor audio levels at a glance. Designed for a life of mobility, the PMD661 is constructed from durable ABS plastic, and can operate for up to 5 hours on 4 standard AA batteries.

Compact and Rugged
Constructed from ABS plastic with a metal faceplate, the PMD661 is built for a life of professional use
High-Quality Recording
Record stereo or mono WAV or MP3 files at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz
Stable Media
Record your audio to reliable, widely-available SD or SDHC flash memory cards
Input Options
You can record audio via the built-in microphones, as well as the dual mic/line XLR inputs. The XLR jacks provide +48V phantom power for use with condenser mics. S/PDIF digital and 3.5mm mini line inputs are also provided
Output Options
You can monitor recordings via the built-in stereo speakers or the 1/4" headphone jack. You can also use the stereo RCA line outputs to connect to a mixer or speakers
Long Battery Life
The recorder uses 4 standard AA batteries, and can run for up to 5 hours
Intuitive Interface
The easy-to-use controls, bright OLED screen, and 10-segment LED level meter make the PMD661 a joy to use
On-Board Editing
Built-in Copy Segment and File Divide functions provide editing options in the field
Computer Integration
The USB 2.0 port lets you easily transfer audio to a computer, while the included PMD Mark Editor software lets you edit your files

Marantz Professional PMD661 Specs

TypePortable Stereo Solid-State Field Recorder
Recording/Reading MethodsWAV or MP3 to SD/SDHC
Recording Bit RateWAV: 16, 24-bit Linear PCM
MP3: 64/128/192/256/320kbps
Sampling Frequency44.1/48/96kHz
Number of Channels2 (Stereo) or 1 (True Mono)
Frequency Response20Hz - 24kHz
Signal-to-Noise RatioMic: 65dB
Line: 85dB
Dynamic Range85dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)Mic: 0.08%
Line: 0.02%
Inputs2 x On-Board Microphones
2 x Mic/Line XLR Jacks with +48V Phantom Power
1 x 3.5mm Stereo Line Input
1 x S/PDIF RCA Digital Input
1 x 3.5mm Remote Jack
1 x DC Power Input
Outputs2 x On-Board Speakers
1 x 1/4" Headphone Jack
1 x RCA Stereo Output
1 x USB 2.0 Port
Power4 x AA Batteries or Included AC Adapter
1 x Lithium Battery (Backup Battery for Real-Time Clock)
Dimensions3.7 x 1.4 x 6.5" (93 x 36 x 165mm)
Weight14 oz (410g)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.2 x 8.9 x 4.5"

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