Equipment

Marantz PMD660
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Marantz PMD660

The rugged Marantz PMD660 is a solid-state recorder with easy one-touch digital recording to cost-effective Compact Flash media cards. Uncompressed WAV files can be recorded at 44.1 or 48 kHz, and high quality MP3 files can be recorded in mono (at 64 kbps) or in stereo (at 128 kbps).

Using a standard 1 GB Compact Flash card, the PMD660 can record over 1 hour stereo and 3 hours mono of uncompressed audio, over 17 hours of stereo MP3 and almost 36 hours of monaural MP3 audio. Just to be on the safe side, the kit from us includes 2x 2gB cards allowing over 4 hours of uncompressed WAV or over 68hoursof stereo MP3!

Designed for the most demanding field applications, the PMD660 features 2 built-in stereo condenser mics with Automatic Level Control (ALC), 2 XLR microphone connections with 48 volt phantom power, stereo line I/O and can operate for up to 4 hours on 4 standard AA batteries. Due to its solid-state design, the PMD660 has virtually no moving parts, and is therefore dramatically more reliable than cassette, DAT, or other tape/disc formats. This carries the added advantage of eliminating periodic maintenance and all its related costs – particularly important for meeting recording, archiving sound effects, gathering audio for video, surveillance and broadcasters/journalists who are doing in-the-field recording and playback.

The PMD660 offers editing capabilities that constitute a field recorder truly in a class by itself. Included in the firmware are two editing modes. “Copy Segment” editing uses non-destructive cut-and-paste-style editing to create a new sound file, which can be up/downloaded via the built-in USB port. With Marantz Professional’s exclusive Virtual Track Mode, the user can create an internal edit list enabling nonlinear playback of file segments, without using card memory to create a new file. Up to 99 virtual tracks can be created to compare edits, set up multiple sound bites or provide interview segments of differing durations.

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Standard Kit Contents

1x Marantz Recorder (in Bag)
2x 2GB Compact Flash Cards
1x User Manual
1x Computer USB A to B Lead
1x Computer Setup/Manual CD
1x Mains Power Supply
1x IC Mains Lead
10x AA Batteries

Optional:
1x USB Card Reader

Additional Information

Card Format

Compact Flash

Record Formats

Uncompressed 16-bit PCM WAV files at 44.1kHz or 48kHz, Mono .mp3 at 64kbps, Stereo .mp3 at 128kbps.