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  • Choice of 24-bit or 16-bit Recording onto Compact Flash (CF) Card

  • Ethernet Connectivity and Internal Web Browser

  • Automatic Archiving of Recorded Files

  • Easy Recording

  • MP3 and WAV File Formats

  • Menu-selectable Quality Settings

  • Balanced XLR Inputs and Outputs

  • AES/EBU and S/PDIF Digital Inputs and Outputs

  • RS232 Control Port

  • No Moving Parts

  • FAT32 File Structure

  • Contact Closures with Menu-driven Control

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






Network Solid State Recorder for Installation

The PMD580 follows a long tradition and heritage of audio recorders from Marantz Professional, bringing the best in technology, ease of use and fully professional connectivity to the user. In addition to the network capability, the PMD580 is fully equipped with Balanced and Unbalanced digital and analogue connectors, as well as USB 2.0 for fast transfer, and RS232.

Recording directly to CF card or Microdrive, the PMD580 will record in either PCM (16/24 bit) or MP3 files formats to give the greatest range of flexibility between sound quality and recording time. Once recorded, the files can be automatically archived to a network drive (via the network connection) or transferred manually to a PC for editing and re-distribution. To fully automate the process, the unit can be programmed for scheduled recording, and subsequent auto-copying of the recorded files to your local network. If required, full remote control can be made via either the RS232 facility, or via the internet using the LAN connection.

Complete in a silver 1U rack mount casing, large, easy to read metering, front-panel access to the media card and USB terminal, the PMD580 is the perfect tool for professional installations requiring versatile, shock and condensation resistant, PC compatible audio recording and playback.


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• Professional quality digital Recording
With a choice of 16- or 24-bit recoding in a variety of file formats and quality settings, the PMD580 can handle everything from orchestral music to meetings and lectures with equal aplomb. Its FAT32 file structure is future-proof, handling any size CF card (up to 2 terabytes) behind its front-mounted security door.

• Flexible File Formats
The PMD580 can record uncompressed WAV or compressed MP3 files across a variety of quality settings, with sample rates up to 48 kHz. Assignable options are accessible from the menu, making it simple even for inexperienced operators to select the best option.

• Ease of operation
With its intuitive front panel controls and menu-driven setup, the PMD580 is easy to use. A front-panel screen guides the user through selection of file format and quality settings, while a 12-stage stereo VU meter and headphone output with volume control enable quick and sure confirmation of recording status.

• System compatibility
With full professional inputs and outputs, both analogue and digital, the PMD580 integrates easily into any system. Analogue I/O includes both balanced XLR and unbalanced phono plugs, while digital capabilities include both AES/EBU and S/PDIF inputs and outputs. Beyond that, an RS232C port enables remote control in Crestron and AMX systems, while an Ethernet connection makes the PMD580 a full-fledged network device for both acquisition and playback.

• Network Operation and Control
With its Ethernet connectivity and internal Web GUI, the PMD580 appears as a network device, allowing full remote setup and control. This browser-style interface is integral to the design, requiring no extra software and compatible with both PC and Mac network environments. Recording sessions can be scheduled in advance, and recorded files can be downloaded directly to a computer.

• Automatic Archiving
For ultimate convenience, an automatic archiving feature allows the downloading of recorder files, eliminating the need to physically walk the CF card back to the storage server. With the ability to lock out front panel controls and track real time, the user can confidently schedule the day’s recording to be archived to a designated computer or server at the end of the day, so the PMD580 is always ready to handle the next day’s activities.

• Convenience features
The PMD580 includes numerous functional recording and editing features. Files can be marked and divided either manually while recording, as well as automatically in predefined increments, making it easier to sort through hours of recorded materials. Whether used manually, via RS232 control, or via its IP network interface, the PMD580 offers both comprehensive recording capability and ease of operation, making it the ultimate solid state recorder for the installation market.

MARANTZ PMD580 SPECIFICATIONS | info | pdf | manual | accessories | media |

System: Solid-state recorder
Number of Channels: 2 (stereo), 1 (mono)
Usable Media: CF memory cards, Microdrives
Recording and Media Methods:
.mp3 (MPEG1 layer III compression); PCM (16/24-bit linear PCM)
Power Requirement: AC100-240V 50/60Hz
Power Consumption:
Headphone Output Power: 18 mW/32 ohms
Dimensions (Maximum): Width
483 mm, Height 44 mm, Depth
344 mm
Weight: 3.7 kg

Recording Bit rate (Selectable): 
MP3 Stereo: 320, 256, 192, 128, 64kbps; MP3 Mono: 160, 128, 96, 64, 32kbps
Sampling Frequency, Analogue: 48, 44.1, 32, 24, 22.05, 16kHz
Sampling Frequency, Digital: 48, 44.1 kHz
Frequency Response (PCM 44.1 kHz): 10-20,000Hz (+/-1dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IEC-A Weighted): 91dB
Total Harmonic Distortion at 0 VU (PCM): 0.01%
Dynamic Range: 94dB

Balanced Input L/R: XLR (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), Input Sensitivity: +4dBu/-20dBu/24kOhms
Unbalanced Input L/R: RCA phono, Input Sensitivity: 500mVrms/22kohms
Balanced Digital Input: XLR (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz, Format: AES/EBU or SPDIF (IEC 958 Type III)
Unbalanced Digital Input: RCA Phono, Input Impedance: 75kOhms, Standard Input Level: 0.5Vp-p, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz, Format: AES/EBU or SPDIF (IEC 958 Type III)

Balanced Output L/R: XLR (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), Level: +18dBu (+4dBu Reference)/600kOhms
Unbalanced Output: RCA phono, 2Vrms (+4dBu Reference)/10kOhms
Balanced Digital Output:
XLR (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), Output Impedance: 110ohms, Standard Output Level: 3.5 Vp-p, Format: AES/EBU or SPDIF (IEC 958 Type III)
Unbalanced Digital Output: RCA Phono, Output Impedance: 75kOhms, Standard Input Level: 0.5Vp-p, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz, Format: AES/EBU or SPDIF (IEC 958 Type III)
LAN Interface:
Format: 10Base-T/100Base-TX, Transmission Rate: 10/100Mbps, Connector: 8-pin RJ-45






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