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Marantz Professional PMD661 MKII Handheld Recorder

  • Professional quality sound recorder for use with condenser microphones
  • On-board editing functions


207023 | Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £529.00 inc VAT £539.00 (Save £10.00) $717/€597 approx

About this product

The Marantz Professional PMD661 MKII Handheld Recorder is a professional stereo field recorder that offers recording, playback, editing and security features in a compact and rugged unit. Like its predecessors the PMD660 and the PMD661, the PMD661 MKII provides affordable high quality 24-bit/96kHz recording on to SDHC cards (up to 32GB) whilst incorporating a host of new features and advancements.

The PMD661 MKII offers the full gamut of legacy features including ‘point and shoot’ on-board directional microphones, dual balanced XLR inputs to connect external mics and 48V phantom power for condenser microphones. You can also use the S/PDIF digital or 3.5mm mini line input to connect other audio sources. Audio files can be recorded as WAV or MP3 at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz and files can be transferred to your computer via the USB 2.0 port. PMD Mark Editor software is included for file editing. There are built-in stereo speakers and a 1/4” headphone jack so that you can listen to recordings in the field, and a stereo unbalanced RCA line output to connect to a mixer or speakers. The on-board editing functions allow you to copy, segment and divide files without the use of a computer.  The Marantz Professional PMD661 MKII Handheld Recorder can run for up to 6 hours of continuous recording using 4 x AA batteries and comes with an AC adapter to enable you to charge rechargeable batteries.

New security features have been added to the MKII to help keep your device and your recordings safe from unauthorized access. Menu locking and passcode protection keeps recorder usage restricted and file encryption allows you to lock specific .WAV or .MP3 files and passcode protect them. Another new feature is the linear retake record function, which allows you to append an existing recording and add comments or further sound samples. There is also an SD card check feature which allows you to easily check the compatibility of a particular SD card type.


* Up to 24-bit/96kHz recording

* SD/SDHC flash media recording

* SD card check compatibility feature

* Passcode protection and passcode protected file encryption

* Linear style Retake/Record Function – can be used on whilst a file is being recorded

* OLED Display

* Dual XLR Inputs, S/PDIF Digital Input

* USB 2.0

* 4 x AA Batteries For 6 Hours of Recording

Included in the box:

* SD Card
* AC Adapter
* 3.5mm to RCA Audio Cable
* USB Cable
* Carrying Strap
* Limited 1-Year Warranty




Type: Portable Stereo Solid-State Field Recorder
Recording/Reading Methods: WAV or MP3 to SD/SDHC
Recording Bit Rate WAV: 16, 24-bit Linear PCM MP3: 64/128/192/256/320kbps
Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96 kHz
Number of Channels 2 (Stereo) or 1 (Mono)
Frequency Response 20Hz - 24kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio - Mic: 65 dB, Line: 85 dB
Dynamic Range: 85 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) - Mic: 0.08%, Line: 0.02%
Inputs: 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 Outputs, 2 x On-Board Speakers, 1 x 1/4" Headphone Jack, 1 x RCA Stereo Output, 1 x USB 2.0
Port Power: 4 x AA Batteries or Included AC Adapter, 1 x Lithium Battery (Backup Battery for Real-Time Clock) Dimensions (WxDxH): 93 x 36 x 165 mm
Weight: 410g


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