Marantz PMD660 Solid State Portable Recorder

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The PMD660 is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but it has features that make more expensive, full-sized field recorders green with envy. It can run for hours on just four AA batteries. It records on Compact Flash media cards which you can find in any discount store, and will store more than 36 hours of mono on a single card. If audio quality is your key requirement, you get over an hour of pristine, uncompressed, 16-bit .wav files. Editing can be achieved right there in the field using either of two editing modes, or you can use your favorite audio editing application by transferring files to your PC-the PMD660 even has its own USB port. XLR inputs, phantom power, built-in mics and more-it's all there in the PMD660.
 
Highlights

    •  Smallest PMD yet-fits in your hand
    •  Records uncompressed 16-bit PCM .wav files at 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz
    •  Records mono .mp3 files at 64 kbps
    •  Records stereo .mp3 files at 128 kbps
    •  Uses inexpensive, widely available Compact Flash media (CF)
    •  1 GB CF card can hold over 1 hour of uncompressed stereo
    •  1 GB CF card can hold over 17 hours (stereo) or 36 hours (mono) .mp3
    •  Operates for four hours on four AA batteries
    •  Two XLR mic connections with +48v phantom power
    •  Two built-in condenser mics for easy, true stereo recordings
    •  Stereo line I/O
    •  Solid State Design
    •  No moving parts-no maintenance
    •  "Copy Segment" cut-and-paste editing to a new sound file
    •  99 "Virtual Tracks" for immediate playback access of important audio segments
    •  Built-in USB port for easy file transfer
    •  Optional wired remote control with peak indicator

Things You Will Get:

  • Portable Recorder
  • 64MB CF Card
  • USB Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Carry Strap
  • Screws Plastic pin and retainer
  • CD-ROM
  • User guide
Series PMD Series
Model PMD660 Solid State Portable Recorder

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MarantzPMD660 Solid State Portable Recorder
 
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3.0

Clean sound, but over-sensitive mic-pres

By Steveo

from Chicago, IL

About Me Experienced, Professional Musician, Rock band member, Sound designer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Easy transferring files
  • Good for ambience rec
  • Good for voice
  • Portable
  • Professional Functions

Cons

  • Attenuating down is noisy
  • Distorts very easily
  • No carry case
  • Not veritile enough
  • Only 16 bit
  • Unusable for band rehears

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Ambient field recording
  • Classroommeetings
  • Interviews
  • Quiet sources only

Comments about Marantz PMD660 Solid State Portable Recorder:

I was disappointed to have purchased this and find it completely unusable for my band's rehearsals. It distorts out pretty bad during loud sections. Even using an external mixer going into the line-in is very sensitive. If this is your purpose for this product I would definitely find something else with more robust mic-pres. It's NOT for louder sources. I do use it however for background sounds for radio drama and film applications. Combined with an external (or just using the internal mics), it performs quite well for capturing nature sounds or quieter SFX and foley. Overall it's just not that versatile for all sound applications. There are options that are cheaper that would probably do more for you in more situations.

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PMD660 Solid State Portable Recorder

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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