The Updated "Recording Brick" with
Secure Audiofile Recording, Enhanced Internal Microphones and an
External Boundary Mic
Since the original PMD661 came out several years
ago, Marantz have consistently led the way in providing the best
portable 2-track solid state recorder for the broadcast professional.
And now here's the very latest updated PMD-661MK3. The new Industry
Standard. With its uncompromisingly high performance and rugged
'workhorse' build quality, the PMD-661MK3 gives news & features
journalists, court/municipal reporters, public safety personnel,
investigators and researchers a truly professional device that produces
accurate, detailed in-field recordings. Robustly and reliably. Plus, its
file-encryption function offers the maximum security for sensitive
information. Its ideal for situations where no-compromise audio data
capture is required, but bulky equipment is not appropriate.
hardware feature set includes an updated 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
connectors and a secondary unbalanced line input on 3.5 mm mini jack
connector. In addition, the PMD661MK3 is the first PMD661 to include an
external, omni-directional boundary microphone, perfect for meeting
capture at a boardroom table. And the PMD661MK3 also now includes a
rugged and practical carrying case to protect the recorder. At no extra
In addition to these we are the only official
Marantz appointed dealership to include a FREE Marantz RC600 Remote
Control as well.
Measuring just 165 x 93 x 36 mm (6.5
x 3.7 x 1.4) with a highly visible 128 x 64 dot matrix OLED (organic
LED) display ensures ease of use wherever recording, playback or setup
may be taking place. A high-resolution 96kHz / 24-bit 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, the new 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 six hours of recording time from four AA
Alkaline / Ni-MH batteries. Drag and drop file transfer is supported via
the USB port.
Furthermore, the 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.
The PMD661MK3 comes as standard with password protection and file
encryption ability that work hand in hand to keep recordings safe form
unauthorized access. MP3 files can be encrypted to .MPS files and WAV
files encrypted to .WAS files. Both MPS and WAS files utilize a 4-digit
password protection feature so that only those with the 4-digit key can
open and play the files.
Applications include (but are not
limited to) 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.
PMD661MK3 shown here in its
included carry case
PMD661MK3 Left Hand Side Panel
PMD661MK3 Right Hand Side Panel
Below: PMD661MK3 Top Panel (left) and Bottom Panel