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  • 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

  • 3 Presets allow instant configuration of recording format

  • Uses inexpensive, widely available Compact Flash media (CF)

  • A 1Gb CF card can hold over 1 hour of uncompressed stereo

  • A 1Gb CF card can hold over 17 hours (stereo) or 36 hours(mono) .mp3

  • RCA line I/O

  • "Copy Segment" cut-and-paste editing to a new sound file

  • 99 "Virtual Tracks" for EDL-style editing

  • Front Panel USB port for easy file transfer

  • RS-232 port for automation and machine control

  • Silent Skip feature (pauses recording on silence and resumes recording on sensing sound)

  • Optional RS232 remote available




Entry Level Rackmounting Solid State Recorder for Installation

In effect this is a non-portable version of the Marantz PMD660 in most respects. A low cost, entry-level, solid state recording facility in your rack. And it only takes up 1U of rack space.




Solid State Technology

By storing audio data on Compact Flash (CF) media cards, all of the mechanical hassles of tape recorders are gone forever-as are the costs of servicing and maintaining them. Not only that, but CF storage allows you to choose different recording formats, and makes transferring audio files to computers a snap.


Long Record Times

No more flipping tapes! A single 1Gb flash card can hold up to 36 hours of uninterrupted audio (monaural .mp3 at 64 kbps). For music recording, the same size card can hold more than 17 hours high-quality compressed stereo (.mp3 at 128 kbps). If you need CD or better then CD quality uncompressed audio, you can get about one 1.5 hours worth of 16-bit linear PCM (WAV) audio at 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz on a suitable 1Gb card.


Editing and File Transfer

Using older technology, preparing your final product was a pretty involved process, sometimes meaning multiple steps of transfer and format conversion. With the PMD560, you record in the format you need, and easily move that recording to a computer. In some cases, it's as simple as pulling the CF card from the PMD560 and plugging it into the card reader on your computer. Alternatively, you can use the USB port on the front panel to transfer audio files to a PC. It's already in your format of choice, so once it's in your computer, it's ready to post to the web, burn to a CD, or edit in your favourite editor.


Exclusive-"Virtual Track" Mode

In addition, you can make your edits and playlists right on the PMD560. Its "Virtual Track" mode allows you to create up to 99 virtual tracks (internal playlists of audio segments). You simply tell the PMD560 what segments of a file to play, and in what order, and it does it without altering the original file in any way, and without using up more card memory. Need to webcast part of a meeting to your sales team? Want to play a few interview segments during your presentation? What about podcasting the six best songs from a concert? Editing is easy with virtual tracks.

MARANTZ PMD560 SPECIFICATIONS | info | pdf | manual | buy accessories |

System: Solid-state recorder
Usable Media: CF memory cards, Microdrives
Recording and Media Methods:
.mp3 (MPEG1 layer III compression); PCM (16-bit linear PCM)
Power Consumption: 12W
Headphone Output Power: 20 mW/32 ohms
Dimensions (Maximum): Width
483 mm, Height 52 mm, Depth
298 mm
Weight: 3.0 kg

Recording Bit rate (Selectable):
mp3 Mono - 64kbps; mp3 Stereo - 128kbps
Sampling Frequency, Analogue: 48kHz, 44.1kHz
Frequency Response (PCM 44.1 kHz): 2-Hz to 20,000Hz (+0dB, -2.0dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IEC-A Weighted): 86dB
Total Harmonic Distortion at 0 VU (PCM): 0.01%
Dynamic Range: 86dB

Unbalanced LINE IN L/R: RCA phono, Input Sensitivity: 500mVrms/22kohms
LINE OUT L/R: RCA phono, Standard Level: 2Vrms max./300ohms









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