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Marantz PMD-661 MK2

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  • PMD661 XLR mics
  • PMD661 recorder


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The Marantz PMD661 MKII is perfect for putting your lapel microphones directly onto the person you are interviewing. This allows the best audio to be recorded in a session. This is a perfect recorder package for oral history recording.  You can put lapel mics on the interviewer and the interviewee allowing for perfect recordings. This same setup is used by the USA Naval oral history program and many college oral history programs.

The world's only 2 channel recorder thats able to plug in a 3-function foot pedal for transcription.

The Marantz PMD-661 MKII is unique in that has 2 XLR inputs and true 2 channel recording. Having 2 XLR inputs lets you plug in up to 4 microphones (2 included). 

This is the best portable meeting recorder device for oral history and interviews. Upload your files in MP3 format up to the internet in broadcast quality, or archive them for future generations to hear.

The PMD-661 MKII lapel interview package can also be used for other purposes, from boardrooms to courtrooms, this is the perfect conference recording equipment package for educators, court reporters, and business people. You also can adjust the speed of the voice on playback, speed it up and slow it down for accurate transcribing. 

The PMD661 meeting tape recorder is large enough to use dual XLR microphones and light enough for portability and handheld use, the PMD-661 MKII offers ultra high recording quality on the go. Based on the industry favored design of our extremely popular PMD660 recording devices for meetings , the rugged and robust Marantz PMD661 incorporates a wide range of technical advances and convenience features that help it excel in virtually any application.

This meeting recording equipment solid-state recorder records on easily purchasable SD or SDHC memory cards, and gets five hours plus of operation from four AA batteries. From balanced sensitive XLR input jacks, to broadcast quality output, the Marantz PMD661 gives you the best bang for your buck when.

This is a standalone unit, and unlike most digital meeting recorders for windows, does not require a PC computer to record or transcribe. 

Alternative to the Marantz PMD661MKII

Multi-Channel Digital Voice Recorder
File Type:
Bit Rate:
WAV: 16, 24-bit Linear PCM MP3: 64/128/192/256/320kbps
Sampling Frequency:
44.1/48/96 kHz
Frequency Response:
20Hz - 24kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio:
Mic: 65 dB Line: 85 dB
Dynamic Range:
Total Harmonic Distortion:
Mic: 0.08% Line: 0.02%
2 x On-Board Microphones 2 x Mic/Line XLR Jacks with 48V Phantom Power 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Line Input 1 x S/PDIF RCA Digital Input 1 x 3.5mm Remote Jack
2 x On-Board Speakers 1 x 1/4" Headphone Jack 1 x RCA Stereo Output 1 x USB 2.0 Port
4 x AA Batteries or Included AC Adapter 1 x Lithium Battery (Backup Battery for Real-Time Clock)
Dimensions (WxDxH):
3.7 x 1.4 x 6.5" (93 x 36 x 165 mm)
14 oz (410g)

  • Marantz PMD-661 MKII
  • SD Card
  • AC Power Cable
  • 3.5mm to RCA Audio Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Carrying Strap
  • CD-ROM Instruction Manual
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  1. Oral history recorder 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd May 2014

    We have a department that takes oral history. This package was perfect for documenting the interviews. The lapel Marantz microphones are great and down require batteries.