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Marantz PMD-661 III

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  • Marantz Recorder
  • Marantz PMD661 MKIII size
  • Marantz recorder mics
  • headphone inputs
  • sd door
  • record level adjustment
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The Marantz PMD661 update has been a big help to court reporters. The real updates are located in the pre-amp. This is how the microphones listen to the room. They are much quieter and smoother. This is the world's only stereo 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.

NEW Exclusive Pitch control enables  of playback speed Voices to slowed down and speed up from -40% to +20% 

NEW Exclusive SD Memory Card Checking- Allows you to verify the card is working before you record. 

The Marantz PMD-661 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). 

This is the best portable meeting recorder device for boardroom meetings, courtrooms and conference recording, all at broadcast quality.

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 meeting tape recorder is large enough to use dual XLR microphones and light enough for portability and handheld use, the PMD-661 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  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 front 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 from unauthorized access. MP3 files can be encrypted to .MP3  files and WAV files encrypted to .WAV files. Both MP3 and WAV 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.

Applications include (but are not limited to) municipal and courtroom recording, government and surveillance, musicians, dictation for law, medical, education, and meeting recording.

PMD661 Custom Features:

  • Record directly to stable and reliable SD/SDHC flash media
  • Handheld portability, compact rugged design
  • Built-in studio-grade stereo condenser microphone array
  • 44.1, 48, 96 kHz sample rates (WAV)
  • Six sampling rates from 192 kbps to 32 kbps (MP3)
  • (2) Balanced XLR Mic inputs with +48V phantom power
  • S/PDIF Digital Input for connection to other audio equipment
  • Dictation Functions including Pitch control and Skip Back
  • Password-protected file encryption
  • Card check compatibility feature
  • Pass-code protection for the device
  • Linear style Retake record function
  • Large OLED (organic LED) Display
  • Built-in playback speaker and headphone jack
  • 16- and 24-bit recording depths
  • Unbalanced line in and out
  • USB 2.0 for fast file transfer
  • Runs on AC power or 4 x AA Batteries
  • Up to 6 hours of continuous recording time from a set of batteries
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Warranty Information

PMD661 Power adapter 8 GB SD Card XLR-to-Mini-XLR Cable RCA-to-1/8” (3.5 mm) Audio Cable USB Cable Carrying Case Quick start Guide Safety & Warranty Manual
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Additional Information

Multi-Channel Digital Voice Recorder
File Type:
Bit Rate:
WAV: 16, 24-bit Linear PCM MP3: 64/128/192/256/320kbps
Sampling Frequency:
44.1/48/96 kHz
Frequency Response:
20Hz - 24kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio:
Mic: 65 dB Line: 85 dB
Dynamic Range:
Total Harmonic Distortion:
Mic: 0.08% Line: 0.02%
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
2 x On-Board Speakers 1 x 1/4" Headphone Jack 1 x RCA Stereo Output 1 x USB 2.0 Port
4 x AA Batteries or Included AC Adapter 1 x Lithium Battery (Backup Battery for Real-Time Clock)
Dimensions (WxDxH):
3.7 x 1.4 x 6.5" (93 x 36 x 165 mm)
14 oz (410g)
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4 Reviews

  • 5
    I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with your service and the PMD 661.

    Posted by Leila - Burlington, Canada on 21st Jul 2016

    Thank you also for clarifying how the mics work. The mic stands are excellent with the grabber mics. Now I don't need to worry about lawyers covering the mics with their documents. The package arrived within a few days, much sooner than I expected. I wanted to test it out immediately in case it wasn't much of an improvement on my old recorder. I did not read the manual and so wasn't entirely sure I'd actually get a recording. However, it's so easy to set up and use, I was very excited when I heard just how loud and crystal clear the recording was. I played it on my laptop's built-in speakers, which gives me almost nothing on my previous recorder, so I need to use external speakers or headphones. But the PMD recording was perfectly audible directly from the laptop speakers. I deliberately placed the mic at the far end of a very large conference table. The witness was a court reporter's nightmare and wouldn't raise his voice no matter how many times I'd ask him. He was right next to me, so at least eight feet away from the mic, maybe more. I can actually hear him more clearly than with my own ears. To say I'm impressed is truly an understatement. I can't believe I've been using my old recorder for five years when something like this is on the market. Thank you so much for your help. Your product is amazing and I will recommend it to anyone. Thanks again,

  • 5
    Marantz PMD-661

    Posted by Jeffrey C. on 10th Jun 2015

    About the 5th or 6th I’ve bought, over the years. Tough case, high-quality sound.

  • 5
    Very friendly customers service

    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.

  • 5
    Marantz pmd661 MKII instock so hard to find

    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.

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