Marantz Professional PMD661 MKIII Professional Handheld Solid State Broadcast Recorder



Introducing the Marantz Professional PMD661 MKIII, the long  awaited successor to the popular PMD661 professional  compact digital audio recorder, now offering many  improved recording and security features.  The PMD661 MKIII 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 MKIII 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.

Marantz Professional Portable Broadcast Reporter Features:

  • Record directly to SD cards – SD/SDHC compatible
  • Handheld Size – 165x93x36mm
  • Card check compatibility feature
  • Passcode protection for the device
  • Password protected file encryption
  • Linear style Retake record function
  • Large OLED (organic LED) Display
  • MP3, WAV(BWF), format compatible
  • 16/24 Bit linear quantization
  • 44.1/48/ 96KHz sample rate selection (96KHz only for PCM)
  • MP3 Bit Rate: 64 – 320kbps Stereo
  • Balanced XLR Mic input
  • 48V phantom power
  • Balanced XLR Line Input, Unbalanced line in and out, Digital Input (SPDIF)
  • USB 2.0 for fast file transfer
  • 4 x AA Batteries, providing six hours recording (w/Alkaline 1450mAhbatteries)
  • Dictation Functions including Pitch control and Skip Back
  • Includes DMP Editor software for advanced features and functionality


UPC: 694318022412


SKU: SUPPMD661MKII Category: Tag:

Marantz Professional PMD-661 MKIII Specs

Storage SD/SDHC (SDHC max. size 64 GB)
Recording Formats WAV: 16-/24-bit linear PCM
MP3: MPEG1 Layer III Compression
Recording Bit Rate Stereo: 320 / 256 / 192 / 128 / 64 kbps
Mono: 96 / 64 / 32 kbps
Sample Rates WAV: 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
Channels 2 (stereo), or 1 (mono)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±1dB)
Signal to Noise Ratio Mic: 65 dB, IEC-A-weighted
Line: 85 dB, IEC-A-weighted
THD Mic: 0.08%, @ 0 VU
Line: 0.02%, @ 0 VU
Dynamic Range 85 dB
Inputs 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4″, line
1 x 3.5 mm, line
Input Sensitivity XLR input: 1.2 mVrms / 4.2 kOhms
1/4″ line input: 0 dbu / 4.2
3.5 mm line input: 500 mVrms / 20 kOhms
Outputs 2 x RCA line outputs
1 x 1/4″ stereo headphone output
1 x Speaker (internal)
Output Sensitivity RCA outputs: 2.0V / 10 KOhms
Headphone: 16 mW / 32 Ohms
Speaker (internal): 450 mW / 8 Ohms
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Humidity (Non-Condensing) 25 – 85%
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Power Consumption 4.2 W (DC)
Battery Life (approx.) 6 hours, typical
Phantom Power 48 V, 10 mA
AC Adapter DA620PMD (included)
Batteries 4 x AA alkaline or Ni-MH rechargeable
Backup Battery Lithium battery for real-time clock
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.4 x 3.7 x 6.5″ / 35.6 x 94.0 x 165.1 mm
Weight 12.5 oz / 354.4 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 8.5 x 3.8″

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