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MARANTZ PMD661MK2

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  • Record directly to SD (SDHC) cards

  • Handheld Size - 165 x 93 x 36mm

  • Card check compatibility feature

  • Passcode protection for the device

  • Password protected file encryption

  • Linear style Retake record function

  • Large OLED (organic LED) Display

  • MP3, WAV(BWF), format compatible

  • 16/24 Bit linear quantization

  • 44.1/48/96KHz sample rate selection

  • MP3 Bit Rates of 64-to-320kbps Stereo

  • Balanced XLR Mic inputs x 2

  • 48V phantom power

  • Balanced XLR Line Input

  • Unbalanced line in and out

  • Digital Input (SPDIF)

  • USB 2.0 for fast file transfer

  • 4 x AA Batteries, providing six hours recording (w/Alkaline 1450mAh batteries)

  • Dictation Functions including Pitch control and Skip Back

  • Includes DMP Editor software for advanced features and functionality

 

DISCONTINUED PRODUCT SHOWN FOR ARCHIVE PURPOSES.

NOW REPLACED BY...

 

MARANTZ PMD661MK3

 

IF YOU ALREADY OWN A MARANTZ PMD661MKII YOU MAY STILL PURCHASE SOME OF ITS ACCESSORIES FROM OUR PMD661MKII WEBSHOP BELOW.

 

The Enhanced "Recording Brick" with Secure Audiofile Recording

The Marantz PMD661MKII (Mark 2) recorder is based on the PMD661 Mark 1 version which is now in our product archive if you would like to review its description and features. That page will give you a good overall picture of what the PMD661 offers before reading this page which concentrates more on the enhancements the PMD661MKII brings to the PMD661 party.

The PMD661MKII sports a further refined professional broadcast feature set, maintaining the improved top facia layout with fewer buttons and more highly developed use of multi-functional operation previously seen in the original PMD661. Measuring just 165 x 93 x 36 mm (6.5" x 3.7" x 1.4"), and combined with the improved control layout it ensures comprehensive single handed operation. The feature set includes an integrated high quality stereo condenser microphone array for ‘point and shoot’ operation, and a highly visible 128 x 64 dots matrix OLED (organic LED) display.

 

FEATURES

 

• General features

The PMD661MKII features balanced mic and balanced line XLR inputs, as well as unbalanced line outs on RCA connectors and a secondary unbalanced line in on 3.5 mm mini jack connector. Also included is a high resolution 24-bit/96kHz recording option (PCM). The PMD661MKII utilises SD flash media, the most widely available and fastest developing flash memory format. Compatibility with SDHC media means that cards currently up to 32 GB in size can be used. High capacity media storage is matched by five hours recording time from four AA Alkaline/Ni-MH batteries. Drag and drop file transfer is supported via the USB port.

 

• Feature improvements

Feature improvements over the original PMD661 include new built in SD Card Check so it is easy and convenient to insert any SD card and check compatibility before investing in multiple cards that may not match the high performance of the PMD661MKII. This is a major improvement as users of the PMD660 & PMD661 will all tell you how fussy those recorders were about the cards they would work with (unlike any other brand).

 

• Edit on the move

Journalists on the move, up against tight deadlines will make use of the new ‘Retake’ feature which allows a simple button press to take you back though the previously recorded audio to edit the record start point. This enables easy re-recording over unwanted takes and offers a solution for quick editing on the move without the need to edit on a computer.

 

• Added security

New Secure Audiofile Recording features have also been added into the PMD661MKII with Password Protection and File Encryption that work hand in hand to keep recordings safe form unauthorised access. MP3 files can be encrypted to .MPS files and WAV files encrypted to .WAS files which utilise the 4 digit password protection feature so that only those with the 4 digit password can open and play the files either on the player or in the new updated PMD Marker Editor software, included in the box.

 


MARANTZ PMD661MKII SPECIFICATIONS | info | pdf | manual | mics | accessories | media | buy |

Digital Audio Systems
System: Solid State Recorder
Usable Media: SD (SDHC) Card
Recording Formats: MP3 (MPEG Audio Layer III) compression, PCM (16/24 bit linear PCM)
Recording MP3 Bit Rate (Stereo):

320/256/192/128/64kbps
Recording MP3 Bit Rate (Mono):

96/64/32kbps

Sampling Frequency: 44.1, 48 or 96kHz
Number of Channels: 2 (stereo), 1 (mono)

Audio Performance
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (+/-1dB)

Signal-to-noise ratio: LINE 85dB;
MIC 65dB (IEC-A Weighted)
Total harmonic distortion at 0 VU: LINE 0.02% at 0 VU (PCM); MIC 0.08%
Dynamic range: 85dB

Inputs
EXTERNAL MIC IN L/R: XLR (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), Input sensitivity: 1.2 mVrms /4.2k ohms
LINE 1 IN L/R: XLR (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), Input sensitivity: 0dBu/4.2kohms
LINE 2 IN L/R: 3.5mm Mini-Jack, Input sensitivity: 500mVrms/2okohms

DIGITAL IN: SPDIF via RCA Phono (Coaxial)

Outputs
LINE OUT L/R: RCA phono,
Standard level: 2V/10kohms
Headphone: 1/4" stereo jack, 16mW/32ohms
Speaker Output power:
450mW/8ohms
Phantom power: +48V, 10mA (max)

General
Power consumption: 4.2W (DC)
Battery Type: AA (x4), Alkaline Dry Cell or NiMH Rechargeable
Recording/Playback Battery life (Alkaline): 5 Hours (typical)
Backup Battery: Lithium battery for real time clock
Dimensions: Width 3.7" (93 mm) Height 1.4" (36 mm),
Depth 6.5" (165 mm)
Weight (w/o batteries): 410g(14oz)

Environmental
Operational Temperature:
0-40°C (32-104°F)
Operational Humidity: 25-85% (no condensation)
Storage Temperature: -20-60°C (-4-140°F)

Included Accessories
AC adapter x 1

USB cable x 1
Audio Cable x 1

 (Phono-to-Mini-Jack)

Carry strap x 1
CD-ROM x 1

User guide x 1

 

 

MARANTZ PMD661MKII SHOP

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SUGGESTED BATTERIES & CHARGERS FOR THE MARANTZ PMD661MKII

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ANS-PL4W

Ansmann POWERLINE-4-WORLD Worldwide Smart Charger, USB Power Supply & Battery Set (includes 4 x 2100mAh low self-discharge rechargeable batteries and a set of worldwide main power plug-tops) - IN STOCK


£36

ANS-AA-DFP8

Ansmann Alkaline AA Batteries x 8 (2 x Packs of 4) - IN STOCK

£6

MARANTZ PMD661MKII ACCESSORIES

   

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SSS-FTS2

SSS FTS2 Folding Tripod Stand/Handle for Solid State Sound Recorders - a premium quality professional grade stand with folding legs, fits to the tripod adaptor screw thread on the back of the recorder  - IN STOCK
 

£39

MAR-RC-600

Marantz RC600 Remote Transport Controller (fits to mic) for PMD660, PMD661/PMD661MKII & PMD620 - IN STOCK BUT DISCONTINUED WITH NO REPLACEMENT - WE BOUGHT THE LAST BATCH AVAILABLE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD - SO GET ONE WHILE YOU CAN!


£69

RYC-046005

Rycote 046005 Portable Recorder Audio Kit
• MARANTZ PMD661/PMD661MKII EDITION

Includes the PRAK lyre suspension and soft-grip handle as well as the correct windshield for the Marantz PMD661/PMD661MKII

NORMALLY IN STOCK


 

£95

SNY-SFAS

Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio audio editing & audio toolbox software - IN STOCK

£59

PEL-1200F

PELI SMALL-1 Hard Case with interior foam, for PMD-661MKII with Microphone - IN STOCK

£71

SSS-CLAM

The Clamshell Case Semi-Hard Equipment Case for small & medium sized Solid State Sound recorders and accessories - IN STOCK

£39

SSS-MWJ-PMD661

SSS MWJ-PMD661 Mini Windjammer Rycote furry windshield for your PMD661MKII - NORMALLY IN STOCK

£28

MAR-DA-620

Marantz Spare PSU/Charger for PMD661MKII - SPECIAL ORDER ITEM AVAILABLE NORMALLY 7-14 DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF YOUR ORDER

£58

SSS-TP2015-1

Solid State Sound TransPedal-2015 transcription foot-pedal - IN STOCK

£79

RECOMMENDED MICROPHONES FOR THE MARANTZ PMD661MKII
Please see our Microphones section for more - see menu on left

   

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AT-AT8004L

Audio-Technica AT8004L Omnidirectional Dynamic Reporter's Microphone (requires XLRF-to-XLRM Microphone Lead - see below) - IN STOCK

£109

AT-AT8004

Audio-Technica AT8004 Omnidirectional Dynamic Reporter's Microphone (requires XLRF-to-XLRM Microphone Lead - see below) - IN STOCK

£99

AT-AT8010

Audio-Technica AT8010 Omnidirectional Condenser Reporter's Microphone (requires XLRF-to-XLRM Microphone Lead - see below) - IN STOCK

£149

AT-AT8031

Audio-Technica AT8031 Unidirectional Condenser General Purpose Microphone (requires XLRF-to-XLRM Microphone Lead - see below) - IN STOCK

£159

AT-AT8033

Audio-Technica AT8033 Unidirectional Condenser General Purpose Microphone (requires XLRF-to-XLRM Microphone Lead - see below) - IN STOCK

£149

AT-AT803

Audio-Technica AT803 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier (Tie-Clip) Microphone (requires XLRF-to-XLRM Microphone Lead - see below) - IN STOCK

£149

BEY-M58

Beyer Dynamic M58 Omnidirectional Dynamic Reporter's Microphone (requires any of the Connectronics microphone leads below) - NORMALLY AVAILABLE WITHIN 2-5 DAYS OF ORDER

£175

BEY-BM43-BK-XM

Beyer Dynamic BM43-BK-XM Acoustic Boundary Microphone, Black, with Male XLR Termination - IN STOCK

£175

SAM-CM11B

Samson CM11B Omnidirectional Acoustic Boundary Electret Microphone  - IN STOCK

£89

SAM-CM10B

Samson CM10B Unidirectional Acoustic Boundary Electret Microphone  - IN STOCK

£89

AT-AT897

Audio-Technica AT897 Short Shotgun Super-Directional Microphone (requires any of the Connectronics microphone leads below) - IN STOCK

£189

SUP-E523D

Superlux E523/D Stereo One-Point Microphone - IN STOCK

£79

CON-MU-102-BK-1

Connectronics MUSIFLEX Microphone Lead, XLRF-to-XLRM, 2 Metres - IN STOCK

£13

CON-MU-103-BK-1

Connectronics MUSIFLEX Microphone Lead, XLRF-to-XLRM, 3 Metres - IN STOCK

£14

CON-MU-104-BK-1

Connectronics MUSIFLEX Microphone Lead, XLRF-to-XLRM, 5 Metres - IN STOCK

£16

RECOMMENDED HEADPHONES FOR THE MARANTZ PMD661MKII

   

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AT-ATH-M50X

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed Back Studio Reference Headphones - IN STOCK

£129

AT-ATH-ES3

Audio-Technica ATH-ES3 On-Ear Portable Folding Headphones (The "Earsuit") - IN STOCK

£49

AT-ATH-M30X

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Closed Back General Purpose Headphones - IN STOCK

£59

Now don't forget to order some of our...

 

APPROVED MEMORY CARDS

 

Go to our MEMORY CARDS webpage here

 

 

The Marantz PMD661MKII uses...

 

SD (SDHC) Cards up to 32Gb

 

 

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