There are two major advantages to the PMD recording technology. Try and be careful with the headphone jack but otherwise this thing is built like a tank. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Its not the Compact Flash card, because the cards work in other recorders. The unit was tested, it powers on, the display illuminated and displayed the words “No Card”.
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Its something to do with the card reader interface. Typically, data compression is a function of bit rate: The PMD is a worthy investment for the journalist or documentary recordist with high standards, on a low budget. Marantz Portable Pro Audio Recorders.
Second, the computer integration process of data transfer, editing, and assemblage has been greatly simplified – the card may be removed and inserted directly into a computer with a like card reader, or the onboard USB port may be connected.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Steve from Piece of Junk I teach at a University where we own 6 of these recorders. A variety of cassette tape and reel-to-reel recorders.
Advantage is that it won’t accept changes during recording,which can be a pain in the neck if you need to – it can takea couple of minutes to stop, cycle through the menu to whatyou want to change, and start again.
For example, a 1GB card will record over 60 minutes of stereo uncompressed audio, while the same capacity card using compressed MP3 recording will yield over 17 hours of stereo audio. Quality with internal mic is good enough that Iusually don’t bother setting up the external one any more. Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Furthermore, for those in a hurry as we reporters sometimes are i recommend using a maantz card reader to transfer files; doing it straight from the unit is considerably slower.
This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Excellent for this purpose – thesound quality and ability to go pme660 to computer mean thisproduces far superior results much more easily than tape.
Too easy to forget youwere set for mono, or for internal vs external mic, whichrequire menu selections the display DOES tell you. Itwould be much more convenient to have pdm660 switches youcould set and see how they were set.
The PMD has performed very well in a wide range of situations. Be the first to review this item. The backlit screen and bright LED metering are additional enhancements, as are the built-in speaker and stereo microphone. Rated 4 out of 5 by R. Ialso found it extremely useful to record long meetings. Hendricks from Great field recorder We use this for interviews and recording natural pm6d60 for use in journalism projects.
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The “off” amount and percentage simply signifies the calculated difference pm660 the seller-provided price for the item elsewhere and the seller’s price on eBay. It is powered by four AA batteries. MP3is more than adequate for both of these applications, farsuperior to cassette tape sound, and the huge capacity on abasic GB card means many sessions can be recorded beforedownloading. The manual is the worst thing in the world and dosen’t really say how to use the product however after a few minutes I figured it all out on my own.
Dynamic range limitedfor music performance, would benefit from audio levelcompression or a different machine. Other than the aforementioned hum, the only other problem I find is in battery life.
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It has already paid for itself in the 2 months that I have had it. I thought the preamps could be a little better as it is just enough to run maantz Shure SM57 but hey, it’s a lower budget unit. You can still record but you cannot hear what you are recording.
The price may be the seller’s own price elsewhere or another seller’s price. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. No Longer Available Update Location close. Very intuitive for an experienced user.