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Re: Re: 722 vs PMD670

Subject: Re: Re: 722 vs PMD670
From: Tim Nielsen <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 08:10:04 -0700
> From my point of view, the PMD mic input amp must be terribly bad.  
> I don't
> understand that. It is noisier than all cheap MD:s, noisier than  
> Edirol R1
> and all likewise.

Klas, I think you might be right. I also tested the R1, and found  
it's input stage to be plenty quiet, on par with a good minidisc, or  
Sony M1 Dat. It really does seem that the Marantz mic pres are  
horribly noisy. A Spec of -65 for a noise floor is very bad. I have  
no idea why they chose to use such poor quality components (well,  
probably for cost reasons). But because of it, I wouldn't recommend  
buying one to anyone. There are just better options out there. I  
don't know if the newest one is much improved or not.



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