The Martel PMD661MKII replaces the dicontinued Marantz PMD671 used by so many stenomask reporters for years. We are excited to have a alternative to the Marantz PMD671.
Finally you have a choice of a world class 2 channel digital recorder that can rewind and do play backs without creating a new digital folder audio file. Recorder you deposition or court case all day and you can set the recorder to only create one folder. Now for those of you out there who have been using the PMD430 2 channel recorder for 15 years, now you have the information and the options you were waiting to have. Expert note, this machine was designed for stenomask reporters in mind but it also makes a terrific courtroom recorder if you need that type of equipment.
More importantly, it saves you money. Verbatim/voice writer reporters were purchasing an additional backup recorder just so they could do a readback quickly. Now that the PMD661MKII can do it, theres no need to purchase a poor quality handheld recorder to do this.
Posted by Margaret on 6th Jul 2015
I ordered it 2 weeks ago and used it on a job recently. I set it up on table with the kick stand legs up so I can easily read the display. Well it got noticed by a lawyer who said it looked really expensive. After the deposition I listened to the files on my laptop and the stenomask channel was so clear. The room microphone channel was amazing I heard conversations that I didn't get when I was talking into the mask. Definitely worth the money. I am writing this quickly since I am out the door for another job. Thanks Martel, you always have the highest quality equipment for court reporters.
Posted by Sally on 5th Jul 2014
When I got the dm671 I noticed it had a rewind button on it. I cant believe my good luck that it can record just like a tape recorder. I can even do read backs in court. I can name the files with the keyboard Martel included in the package. So now I start a case number and name it and when I am done I can go right back to the case when I am scoping my work. I love the 2 channel transcription kit that came with it. I can toggle between my mask and the room microphone very easily. All in all its a much improved digital 2 channel recorder.
Posted by Margaret on 7th May 2014
I switched to the dm671 and have never looked back. It even has rewind like my old recorder. The unit though is expensive but worth the money. My only gripe is the price. I wish it was cheaper.