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  • 24-bit, 96 kHz PCM capable

  • "Virtual Third Head" for confidence

  • Read-after-write capability

  • Records uncompressed 16 and 24 bit
    PCM .wav files

  • Two XLR mic connections with +48v
    phantom power

  • RCA line I/O

  • Built-in monitor speaker

  • MP3, MP2, WAV, BWF Format Compatible

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

Sleek design

Compact Flash Card slot

Comprehensive I/O





Updated classic over-the-shoulder recorder

Marantz has raised the bar with the PMD671. Whilst it is based very heavily on it predecessor, the PCM670, it can record 24-bit, 96kHz audio for the highest sound quality available in the field. The ability to read-after-write offers completely new levels of functionality never before available in a field recorder. Additionally, the mic preamps have been greatly improved. Then add programmable presets, and changing formats on the fly is as easy as pressing a button. Serious professionals need serious tools. If your application requires uncompromising audio, good reliability, and flexible functionality, you might consider the PMD671.




Unparalleled 24/96 Audio

Recording PCM audio at 24-bit resolution and 96 kHz sampling frequency is the
absolute state of the art for digital audio applications. It offers 256 times the
amplitude resolution, and more than twice the frequency resolution of compact
discs. New microphone preamps have even been designed to take advantage of
this quantum leap in fidelity.

RAW (VTH-Virtual Third Head)

Professional analogue recorders had a dedicated "third head" to monitor recorded
signals after they were printed to tape. It was called, "confidence monitoring",
because it allowed engineers to be 100% confident about what they had
recorded as it was happening. The PMD671 is unique in offering the 21st century version of this same functionality, by playing back the recorded data simultaneously, rather than simply monitoring the input source.

Time Shift (Time-Shift Playback)

The same technology that allows the virtual third head also allows time-shift playback capability. This means that as you continue to record an event, you can back up and listen to various parts, and then return to listening to the event in real-time. Court reporting and technical investigation may never be the same.

Professional I/O

Let's face it: plugging professional-grade microphones into an 1/8" jack is asking
for trouble. The PMD671 offers two balanced XLR mic inputs with +48v phantom
power, and all new audiophile quality microphone preamps. Caught in a pinch?
The PMD671 includes a condenser mic built right in. Of course, RCA stereo line
I/O's and digital I/O's are also provided.

Long Record Times
No more flipping tapes! A single 1 GB flash card can hold up to 70 hours of
uninterrupted audio (monaural .mp3 at 32 kbps). For music recording, the same
size card can hold more than 17 hours highquality compressed stereo (.mp3 at
128 kbps).

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. Solid State Technology makes the PMD671 less vulnerable to
bumps, vibrations, and sonic deterioration over the long haul. Not only that, but
CF storage allows you to choose from several recording formats, and makes file
transfers to computers a snap.

USB 2.0 and file transfer

In the end, you'll probably want to transfer your audio to a PC for editing, and
then burn it to CD for broadcast, evidence, documentation, or just for
convenient playback. The PMD671's USB 2.0 port allows you to directly connect
to a computer for blazing fast transfers. Alternatively, you can remove the CF
card and use any standard CF card reader.

Optional Wired Remote
It would be great if every recording situation had a field engineer running
everything behind the scenes. Unfortunately, all too often it's just you, wishing
you had more hands. The RC600 wired remote control enables you to start and
pause recording, and to mark new track-starts on the fly. It even has a peak
meter right on the remote, so you can keep an eye on your recording, without
taking your eye off the ball.

MARANTZ PMD671 SPECIFICATIONS | info | pdf | manual | buy accessories |

Digital Audio System
System: Solid State Recorder
Usable Media: CF memory, Microdrive cards
Recording and media methods:
.mp2 (MPEG1 Layer II compression)
.mp3 (MPEG1 Layer III compression)
.mp3 (MPEG2 Layer III compression)
PCM: 16/24 bit linear PCM

Recording Bit Rates
MP2 mono: 192, 128, 96, 64, 48, 32 kbps
MP2 stereo: 384, 256,192,128, 96, 64 kbps
MP3 mono: 160, 128, 80, 64, 40, 32, 24, 16 kbps
MP3 stereo: 320, 256, 160,128, 80, 64, 40, 32 kbps
Recording bit rate (selectable):

Analogue: 24bit PCM, 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1 kHz
16bit PCM: 48, 44.1, 32, 24,22.05, 16, 12, 11.025, 8 khz
MP2: 48, 44.1, 32 kHz
MP3: 48, 44.1, 32 , 24, 22.05, 16 kHz
Digital: 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1 kHz
Number of channels: 2 (stereo), 1 (mono)
Frequency response: 44kHz (-0.5dB, fs=96kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IEC-A weighted): LINE 92dB, MIC 65dB
Total Harmonic Distortion
at 0 VU (PCM):
LINE 0.01%, MIC 0.03%
Dynamic Range: 94dB
MIC IN L/R: XLR (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), Input Sensitivity (MIC): 1.2 mVrms/3 kohms
LINE IN L/R: RCA phono, Input Sensitivity: 300 mVrms / 22kohms
Input impedance: 75 ohms
Standard input level: 0.5 Vp-p
Sampling frequency: 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1 kHz
Format: SPDIF (IEC 958 TypeII)
LINE OUT L/R: RCA phono, Standard level: 2 Vrms max./2 kohms
DIGITAL OUT: RCA phono, Output impedance: 75 ohms
Standard output level: 0.5 Vp-p
Sampling frequency: 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1 kHz
Format: SPDIF (IEC-958 Type II)
Headphone Output power: 20 mW/32 ohms
Speaker Output power: 70mW/4 ohms
Phantom power: +48V/7mA
Power: 8 x AA Batteries or rechargeable battery pack (see below) or AC adaptor (supplied)
Power consumption: Recording/Playback 6W
Charging 12W max
Standby (battery driven) 2.9mW
Battery life: up to 6 hours (Alkaline AA), up to 4 hours (rechargeable AA)
Width: 10.4" (264 mm)
Height: 2.0" (55 mm)
Depth: 7.3" (185 mm)
Weight: 2 lbs. 14 oz. (1.3 kg)
Included Accessories
AC adapter x 1
Battery holder x 1
Carry strap x 1
Carry strap retainers x 2
Screws (ISO 3x10 mm) x 3
Plastic pin and retainer x 1
USB cable x 1
User Guide x 1









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