Professional PMD-671 Digital Recorder
(2) 512 megabyte compact flash cards
(4) professional court room microphones- with on/off switches
(4) 10 feet insulated XLR microphone cable
(4) Heavy duty microphones stands and clamps
(1) Digital transcription kit with software, foot pedal, and headset
(1) USB compact flash card reader for downloading to the computer.
(2) XLR Y Cable Splitters
YOU GET ALL THESE ITEMS FOR ONLY $1295.00 !!!
The PMD671 Ok
your asking what is the difference between the PMD670 and the PMD671.
Well there are 2 Specific features that you may consider. One this is
the only digital recorder in the word with Confidence Monitoring, it
means when you are listening through the headphones while you are
recording you are actually listen to a playback from the compact flash
card, 100% assurance of recordings). The second item compact card
checking. The card checking feature allow you to check for bad sectors
on the compact flash card before you start recording eliminating
The PMD671 Digital
Recorder is very unique. It is the only Digital recorder in the world
that records and finalizes as it records. Example all the other digital
recorders in the world, need a finalization at the end of the save the
entire recording. For example if you were recording a critical meeting
or court case and the power went off you would loose the entire
recording even if it was 4 hours long. That wont happen with the Marantz
This rugged and compact stereo digital recorder
uses memory cards that provide hours of reliable solid-state digital recording. Highly reliable solid-state
memory cards contain no moving parts and are impervious to temperature and shock.
Features: accepts media in Compact Flash up
to 10 GB (when available; unit ships with 2 512MB Compact Flash cards to get
you started), allowing over 34 hour total recording time in multi-channel stereo
MP3 format; records in WAV, Broadcast Wave, MP2 or MP3 formats; switchable bitrate
(16 to 384 kbps) and sampling frequency (48, 44.1, 32, 24, 22.05, 16 kHz) allowing
complete control over file sizes and audio quality; USB port for direct high
speed file transfer into computers and for and software updating of the recorder;
large LED screen which shows a wide range of recording information; lockable
covers for setting selectors and media slot which allow pre-setup to leave users
free to concentrate on recording without dealing with complex settings; digital
input and output, XLR microphone inputs, unbalanced line input and output on
cinch/RCA; switchable phantom power (48V); automatic and manual recording level
control; microphone filtering and limiter; "Mark Points" for recording
and playback; EDL playback modes; built in condenser microphone and loudspeaker;
bundled in this package with (2) 512MB Compact Flash cards.
General Questions & answers about the Digital Courtroom Recorder package
What is a “Solid State Recorder?”
Solid State recorder refers to the technology and memory that the Digital Courtroom Recorder package utilizes.
The Digital Courtroom Recorder package records to non-volatile type memories such as Compact Flash Cards
or Micro drives. This means that your digital audio is preserved in memory until
the files are removed from the card. Any of the files that are recorded onto
these cards in the Digital Courtroom Recorder package cannot be recorded over, either.
What are the benefits of using a solid state
recorder over cassette and minidisk recorders?
Because solid state recorders record directly to digital audio files, the length
of record time possible is far greater than that of cassette or other traditional
medias. Also, since the audio files are in a format that computers are already
compatible with, you do not have to wait for the audio to record into your computer.
You can transfer hours of audio from the Digital Courtroom Recorder package or memory card to your computer
in a matter of minutes and seconds.
What are some of the applications for this type
There are many applications that this recorder belongs in. Because of the Digital Courtroom Recorder package’s
ability to record 16bit/48kHz DAT quality audio - film recorders, broadcasters,
natural sound gatherers, and birders will love its portability and ease of use.
On the other hand the compressed audio files that result in long term recordings
are great for meeting recording, court reporting, seminar recorders, school
board meetings, and government and municipality applications that require audio
logging of their typically long meetings.
What kind of file formats can the Digital Courtroom Recorder package record
The Digital Courtroom Recorder package can record in MP2 (finishing with an .mpg or .bwf file extension),
MP3 (finishing in an .mp3 or .bwf file extension), and uncompressed PCM WAV
file (finishing in a .wav or .bwf file extension).
What is the range of audio quality the Digital Courtroom Recorder package
The Digital Courtroom Recorder package has a broad range of recording quality settings available to utilize
for any application. For long term recording applications you can select MP2
or MP3 compressed digital audio files in the following bitrates: MP3 –
32 (mono only), 64, 80, 128, 160, 256, and 320 kbps. MP2 – 32 (mono only),
64, 96, 128, 192, and 384 kpbs. For uncompressed PCM WAV recordings you have
the ability to select the following sampling frequencies – 16, 22.050,
24, 32, 44.1, and 48kHz. The sampling frequency for MP2 and MP3 can also be
changed to any one of the above selections; however it has no bearing on media
space consumed by the file. It is strictly for post recording compatibility
with other programs and workstations.
Can I record an 8 hour day without changing
media on the Digital Courtroom Recorder package?
Absolutely. With the many audio quality settings available to you in the Digital Courtroom Recorder package,
a 1GB compact flash or micro drive can yield OVER 70 HOURS of record time in
mono and OVER 35 HOURS in stereo. For a complete listing of media times for
your card size click here.
What comes in the box with the Digital Courtroom Recorder package?
Included in the box with the Digital Courtroom Recorder package you'll find: a 64MB flash card (already
formatted and loaded in the machine), a cartridge to hold 8 AA batteries, an
AC Adapter (model DA600), a computer I/O cable for uploading files, a carrying
strap, and the user's guide.
What kind of media is recommended?
Depending on your application, you'll want to select a proper compact flash
or micro drive memory card to use with you Digital Courtroom Recorder package solid state recorder. Typically
standard cards with faster read/write speeds are best. You'll want to stay away
from cards marked as "ultra" or anything else other than standard.
If your applications is one where the machine is constantly moving or subject
to vibration, then you should buy a compact flash card as opposed to a micro
Some recommended brands of flash cards are: PNY, Viking, Hitachi,
IBM, Lexar, and Sandisk.
Once my desired record settings are established,
what are the chances of the settings being altered?
Once your settings are set, the Digital Courtroom Recorder package comes with a panel that screws down over
delicate switches that can adversely affect you record settings. This helps
to ensure that any additional users will not be able to easily alter the record
settings and affect the final recorded files.
How easy is it to start recording on the Digital Courtroom Recorder package?
Simple. Out of the box, the Digital Courtroom Recorder package is set to record in mono at 32kbps/44.1kHz
MP3 files. First, plug in the unit either using the supplied AC adapter, 8 AA
batteries in the supplied battery holder, or one of the recommended rechargeable
batteries. Then turn on the unit, and slide the record button to the right.
Is the Digital Courtroom Recorder package shockproof?
Yes. One of the advantageous features of the Digital Courtroom Recorder package for field recording artists
is the fact that when used with a compact flash card (not a microdrive), complete
operation of the unit results in the use of absolutely no moving parts. Although
the microdrives are considerably more stable than minidisc and CD-R, they are
not recommended for any application where the Digital Courtroom Recorder package will experience movement
and vibration. For tabletop applications the microdrive will work fine.
Can I listen to the recorded audio directly
on the Digital Courtroom Recorder package?
The Digital Courtroom Recorder package has a built-in speaker or headphone output that will play back any
audio previously recorded. You can also use these to monitor while you are recording.
The built-in speaker will automatically shut off, if the internal microphone
is the selected input, to avoid recording any feedback. In this instance you
can monitor the recording through the headphone output. If you elect to use
any of the other inputs to record, the speaker will be active in the absence
What is the maximum battery life available with
the Digital Courtroom Recorder package?
When using the RB1650 (rechargeable NiMH) battery the Digital Courtroom Recorder package will operate for
approximately 7 hours. With the RB1100 (rechargeable NiCd) battery the Digital Courtroom Recorder package
will record for approximately 5 hours. Should you elect to load the supplied
battery holder with 8 AA batteries you will receive approximately 6 hours of
record time.As with most digital audio recorders, playing back recordings and
searching through tracks are the most taxing activities to a battery. These
will adversely affect your total amount of record time.
Post Recording Questions
What can I do with the audio once it has been
There are many things you can do with audio that has been recorded on the Digital Courtroom Recorder package.
First of all, you can listen back to recordings through the built-in speaker
or headphone output to see what is on the card. You can output the audio in
real-time to another device via the digital output (s/pdif) or analog line outputs.
Or you can transfer the audio files directly to your computer using the supplied
computer I/O cable and a USB port on your computer. This, is of course, considerably
more advantageous because of the accelerated rate that data can be transferred.
With today's current computers, you can transfer 1GB of information (as much
as 70 hours of audio) in approximately 25 minutes.
Do I need any special drivers to utilize the
computer I/O port?
Unless you are running Windows 98, you do not need any special device drivers
to utilize the computer I/O port. Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP all
have built-in USB mass storage device drivers, and because of the design of
the computer I/O port on the Digital Courtroom Recorder package, you will not
require anything special.
Is there any special software necessary for downloading
the audio to my computer?
No. The files that are recorded by the Digital Courtroom Recorder package, are
standard digital audio files with standard DOS headers and therefore will be
recognized by the most basic of programs, such as Windows Media Player for PC
and iTunes for MAC. No special "gateway" software is necessary to
transfer the audio to your computer.
This Courtroom digital recorder allows for a full days worth of court proceedings
to be recorder on one compact flash card. The unit can record on 2 separate
tracks allow the judge and the district attorney to be on their own channel
for easy and accurate transcribing. Once the days recording have been download
to a computer they can easily be emailed around the country for transcribing.
The package includes everything you need to get started.
New! This latest-generation Solid-State recorder
from Marantz. The recorder is compatible with Compact Flash records in multiple
file formats/resolutions and now has a USB port, for the ultimate in flexible,
portable digital recording! No moving parts that can break in this unit. The
easiest way to get sound into a computer! This professional, solid-state, stereo
digital recorder provides the ultimate in convenience for just about any remote
to see how long each card can record