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Marantz PMD561 Portable Solid State Sound Recorder

  • Record directly to stable and reliable SD/SDHC flash media

  • Handheld portability, compact rugged design

  • Built-in stereo condenser microphone array

  • 44.1, 48, 96kHz sample rates (WAV)

  • Six selectable sampling rates from 192 kbps to 32 kbps (MP3)

  • S/PDIF Digital Input for connection to other audio equipment

  • 2 Balanced XLR Mic inputs with +48v phantom power

  • Dictation Functions including Pitch control and Skip Back

  • Card check compatibility feature

  • Linear style Retake record function

  • Large OLED (organic LED) Display

  • Built-in playback speaker and headphone jack

  • Selectable 16- and 24-bit recording depths

  • Unbalanced line-in and line-out

  • Runs on AC power or 4 AA batteries

  • Up to 7 hours of continuous recording time from a set of batteries

  • Comes with: AC Power Adaptor, SD Card, Phono-to-Mini-Jack Audio Cable, USB cable

  • Optional Solid State Sound SSS-FTS2 Stand/Handle (see in Specifications below)





Marantz's mid-priced medium-duty recorder

Marantz Professional Authorised Reseller LogoMarantz's robust and rugged PMD661MK3 (Mark 3) recorder is the new Industry Standard for broadcasters around the world. Just as its predecessors, the PMD660, PMD661 & PMD661MKII were before it. The PMD66 Series has always been built like a tank and can take all the knocks. It remains their premium portable 2-track recorder.

However, for those who don't require quite such a battleship but still need good performance but at lower cost - here's Marantz's medium-duty offering, the PMD561.

A compact handheld audio recorder that records directly onto SD/SDHC flash media, the PMD561 is the same size as the PMD661MK3 and yet it delivers excellent audio recording quality thanks to its sensitive stereo microphone arrangement and superior solid-state recording process. The PMD561 is intended for reporters, safety personnel, researchers, anyone who needs accurate, detailed, reliable in-field recordings. It’s ideal for situations where no-compromise recordings are required, but bulky equipment and separate microphones are not possible or appropriate.

Its 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 phono connectors and a secondary unbalanced line input on 3.5 mm mini jack connector.

Measuring just 6.7” x 4.1” x 1.6” (170 x 105 x 40mm) with a highly visible 128 x 64 dots matrix OLED (organic LED) display ensures ease of use wherever recording, playback or setup may be taking place. A high-resolution 24-bit / 96 kHz 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, its 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 seven hours recording time from four AA Alkaline / Ni-MH batteries. Drag-and-drop file transfer is supported via the USB port.

The PMD561's Retake feature allows a simple button press to take you back though the previously recorded audio and create a drop-in point to overdub. This enables easy re-recording part way through unwanted takes ideal for narration, dictation and electronic note gathering applications.

Applications include broadcast, electronic news gathering, journalism, DSLR video, sound effects capture, law enforcement*, municipal and court recording*, government and surveillance*, musicians, dictation for law*, medical, education, and meeting recording.


*Please note that these kinds of application often require recorded audio to be encrypted for security purposes. The PMD561 does not provide password protected audio encryption for your audio files or passcode protection for the device itself. If you require these features please go to our Marantz PMD661MK3 page here.


PMD561 Left Hand Side Panel

Marantz PMD561 Portable Recorder, Left & Right Hand Side Panels

PMD561 Right Hand Side Panel

Below: PMD561 Top Panel (left) and Bottom Panel (Right)

Marantz PMD561 Portable Recorder, Top Panel

Marantz PMD561 Portable Recorder, Bottom Panel

MARANTZ PMD561 SPECIFICATIONS | info | pdf | quick start guide | manual | accessories | buy |

Marantz PMD561 Portable Recorder, Specifications sheet


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