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Marantz PMD670 Solid-State Recorder
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The portable Marantz PMD670 Solid-State Recorder can capture live sound in your choice of MP3, WAV, Broadcast Wave, or MP2 formats with selectable sa...Click To Read More About This Product
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Professional mobile recording with flexible editing, distribution, and archiving capabilities.
The portable Marantz PMD670 Solid-State Recorder can capture live sound in your choice of MP3, WAV, Broadcast Wave, or MP2 formats with selectable sampling rates of 16kHz up to 48kHz. Records to CompactFlash (64MB card included) or external Microdrive (up to 10GB) for huge recording capacity. Records over 4 hours on included card. The transport-free design assures years of reliable performance.
The industry-standard USB interface allows fast download of recorded material direct from the PMD670 without removing recording media. One-touch recording provides easy audio capture with a 3-second pre-record buffer. 3 remote control modes offer flexibility in remote start applications. ID marks can be added during recording or playback.
Professional Neutrik XLR microphone inputs with switchable 48V phantom power ensure high-quality audio signals, while the large, backlit display accommodates a range of information including bit rate, sampling frequency, and file format. Included in the box with the PMD670 you'll find: a 64MB flash card (already formatted and loaded in the machine), a cartridge to hold 8 AA batteries, an AC adapter (model DA600), a USB cable, carrying strap, and user's guide.
- Records to CompactFlash or Microdrive
- WAV, Broadcast Wave, MP2, or MP3 formats
- Includes 64MB CompactFlash card
- Records over 4 hours on included card
- 48, 44.1, 32, 24, 22.05, 16kHz sampling frequencies
- USB port for direct file transfer and software updates
- Switchable bit rate (16-384 kbps)
- RCA (S/PDIF) I/O
- XLR (48V) microphone inputs
- Microphone filtering and limiter
- Mark points during recording and playback
- Built-in condenser microphone and loudspeaker
- Includes: 64MB flash card, a cartridge to hold 8 AA batteries, AC adapter, USB cable, carrying strap, and user's guide
The ultimate go-anywhere, do-anything field recorder. Order now.
- One stereo channel
- Storage: CompactFlash or optional Microdrive
- Recording Methods: MP2 (MPEG1 Layer II compression), MP3 (MPEG1 Layer III compression), MP3 (MPEG2 Layer III compression (all half sample rates), and PCM (16-bit linear PCM)
- Phantom power: +48V, 10mA
- Dimensions: 10.4"W x 2"H x 7.3"D
- Weight: 2 lbs. 14 oz.
- MP2 stereo bit rates: 384, 256, 192, 128, 96, 64 kbps
- MP2 mono bit rates: 192, 128, 96, 64, 48, 32 kbps
- MP3 stereo bit rates: 320, 256, 160, 128, 80, 64 kbps
- MP3 mono bit rates: 160, 128, 80, 64, 40, 32 kbps
- Analog Sampling Frequency: 48, 44.1, 32, 24*, 22.050*, 16* kHz (*except MP2)
- Digital Sampling Frequency: 48, 44.1kHz
- Frequency response (PCM 44.1kHz): 20,000 Hz (-0.5dB)
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio IEC-A Weighted: line”86dB, mic”65dB
- THD at 0 VU (PCM): line”0.03%, mic”0.08%
- Dynamic Range: 86dB
- XLR Input(s): 1
- RCA (S/PDIF) I/O
- Input Sensitivity: XLR”1.2mVrms/6.5 kOhms, RCA”300mVrms/20 kOhms
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Controls feel solid. Connectors well made. Be sure to get a case for it. Vibration does not affect this device unless a hard disk is used.Marantz has all the essential features included for almost any type of location recording situation.Best feature is that you can record to solid state compact flash card. Capacity is currently limited only by how much CF card you can afford. Also note: be sure to test the CF card thoughly, be sure you can both record and play back. Some cards (do not use "high speed" cards) may not do one or the other (playback or record). I used a 1GB PQI Brand card and it works great.The most disappointing non-feature is the use of USB 1.1 instead of USB 2.0 for file transfers. Time is money, and transfer rates with USB 2.0 aresubstantially better than USB 1.1. You could of course, just pull out the CF card and transfer to computer directly. (With my CF card this cuts about half the transfer time.)Once you see for yourself how it works, the device is very easy to use; just like a cassette recorder.I understand the high demand for this type of item and why they CAN charge so much for it, but really, when compared to complex electro/mechanical devices like VCR's this device is way overpriced. Hopefully, as recording pro's "bite the bullet" and purchase the device, they will see how useful, and rugged, this device is, and the price will come down substantially in the near future.The converters are quiet and transparent, and the various bit rates and recording modes cover it all. The BEST feature is of course, the digital limiter. Very needed for those live performances.Would also be nice if Marantz used "combo" XLR jacks. (Both XLR and 1/4" TRS in the same body).