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The Marantz PMD661 MKII update has been a big help to pod casters and news reporterss. The real updates are located in the preamp. This is how the microphones listen to the room. They are much more quieter and smoother. This is the world's only 2 channel broadcast quality portable meeting voice recorder that's able to plug in a 3-function foot pedal for transcription. This marantz professional digital solid state recorder is a favorite among court reporters, city clerks, broadcasters and nature lovers.
The Marantz PMD-661MKII 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).
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 MKII meeting tape recorder is large enough to use dual XLR microphones and light enough for portability and handheld use, the PMD-661MKII offers ultra high recording quality on the go.
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 MKII 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.
The PMD661mkII, the Recorder of the Year awarded by Resolution Magazine, provides exceptional professional audio capture capability for virtually any application.
The PMD661 MKII sports a refined professional feature set that builds upon the legacy of the original PMD661 by maintaining the ergonomic top facia layout focused around highly developed multi-functional controls, ensuring comprehensive single handed operation.
The hardware feature set includes an 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.
Measuring just 165 x 93 x 36 mm (6.5” x 3.7” x 1.4”) with a highly visible 128 x 64 dots matrix OLED (organic LED) display ensures ease of use wherever recording, playback or setup may be taking place. A high-resolution 24-bit / 96 kHz 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 five hours recording time from four AA Alkaline / Ni-MH batteries. Drag and drop file transfer is supported via the USB port.
The new ‘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 dictation and electronic note gathering applications.
New security features have also been added into the MKII 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 either on the player, or in the new updated PMD Marker Editor software, included in the box.
New PMD Marker Editor: Marantz Professional has once again bundled it’s Marker Editor software free in the box. PMD Mark Editor allows the marker points made on the recorded .le to be adjusted post-recording, and a new file created, meaning basic editing can be carried out on any handy PC or laptop, and .les posted for immediate distribution - plus the new 4 digit password security update.
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.
Posted by Jeffrey C. on 10th Jun 2015
About the 5th or 6th I’ve bought, over the years. Tough case, high-quality sound.
Posted by Unknown on 18th Aug 2014
I highly recommend the equipment and the store. Employees are very friendly and willing to help the costumer.
Posted by Travis on 22nd Jun 2014
I have been researching the marantz pmd661 mkII for 2 weeks now and no one except Martel had them in-stock. I was leaving for a trip and I had to have one overnighted to me. Yes it arrived the next day and had 2 free microphones and a carrying case. I wished I had found the Martel website first in the search.