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Marantz Pro PMD-661 MKIII Professional Portable Audio Recorder
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The PMD-661 MKIII is a 2-channel handheld solid-state audio recorder. With its uncompromisingly high performance and rugged build quality, the PMD-661 MKIII gives news journalists, court/municipal reporters, public safety personnel, investigators and researchers a professional device that produces accurate, detailed in-field recordings. Plus, its file-encryption function offers the maximum security for sensitive information. It’s ideal for situations where no-compromise audio data capture is required, but bulky equipment and separate microphones are not possible or appropriate. Recorder is well-suited for use from music, video and journalism, to surveillance and dicatation.

The hardware feature set includes an integrated high-quality stereo condenser microphone array for ‘point and shoot’ operation, switchable balanced mic/XLR line inputs, as well as unbalanced line outputs on RCA connectors and a secondary unbalanced line input on 3.5 mm mini jack connector. In addition, the PMD661MKIII includes an external, omni-directional boundary microphone, perfect for meeting capture at a boardroom table. The PMD661MKIII also includes a rugged and practical carrying case to protect the recorder.

Small size with a highly visible OLED display ensures ease of use wherever recording, playback or setup may be taking place. A high-resolution 96kHz / 24-bit recording option means quality is never an issue when recording to the supplied SD flash card. Compatibility with SDHC media means cards up to 32 GB in size can be used. In addition, the new built in ‘SD Card Check’ makes it easy and convenient to insert any SD card and check compatibility. High capacity media storage is matched by six hours of recording time from four AA Alkaline / Ni-MH batteries. Drag and drop file transfer is supported via the USB port.

The PMD661 MKIII comes standard with password protection and file encryption ability that work hand in hand to keep recordings safe form unauthorized access. MP3 files can be encrypted to .MPS files and WAV files encrypted to .WAS files. Both MPS and WAS files utilize a 4-digit password protection feature so that only those with the 4-digit key can open and play the files.

Marantz Pro PMD-661 MKIII Features

  • Built-in studio-grade stereo condenser microphone array
  • Password-protected file encryption
  • WAV recording at 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24-bit
  • MP3 recording at six selectable recording bit rates from 32 to 320 kbps
  • Record directly to stable and reliable SD/SDHC flash media
  • 2 balanced XLR Mic inputs with +48V phantom power
  • Dictation functions including pitch control and skip back
  • Retake button lets you take back through the previously recorded audio and create a drop-in point to overdub
  • Card check compatibility feature
  • Passcode protection for the device
  • Linear style Retake record function
  • Large OLED display
  • Built-in playback speaker and headphone jack
  • Runs on AC power or 4 x AA Batteries
  • Up to 6 hours of continuous recording time from a set of batteries

In The Box

  • 1x PMD661 MKIII
  • 1x Power adapter
  • 1x SD Card
  • 1x Boundary Microphone (mini-XLR)
  • 1x XLR-to-Mini-XLR Cable
  • 1x RCA-to-1/8” (3.5 mm) Audio Cable
  • 1x USB Cable
  • 1x Carrying case

Product Specifications

  • Media storage: SD/SDHC (SDHC max size 64 GB)
  • Recording formats:
    • WAV: 16/24 bit linear PCM
    • MP3: MPEG1 Layer III compression
    • Recording MP3 bit rate (stereo): 320/256/192/128/64 kbps
    • Recording MP3 bit rate (mono): 96/64/32 kbps
    • Sample rate: 44.1/48/96 kHz
    • Channels: 2 stereo, 1 mono
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20kHz (+/-1dB)
  • Dynamic range: 85dB
  • Inputs:
    • Microphone (XLR) sensitivity: 1.2 mVrms / 4.2kΩ
    • Line (1/4") sensitivity: 0dBu / 4.2kΩ
    • Line 2 (1/8") sensitivity: 500mVrms / 20kΩ
  • Outputs:
    • Line: 2 RCA L/R @2.0V/10kΩ
    • Headphone: 1/4" stereo jack @16mW/32Ω
    • Speaker (internal): 450mW/8Ω
  • Power consumption, recording and playback: 4.2W (DC)
  • Phantom power: 48V, 10mA
  • AC adapter: DA620PMD (included)
  • Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 1.4" x 3.7" x 6.5"
  • Weight: 12.5 oz (352 g)

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