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RE: Re: 722 vs PMD670

Subject: RE: Re: 722 vs PMD670
From: "Martyn Stewart" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 15:55:50 -0700
You would think for $125, Marantz would just update their pre-amps. I mean
Oade brothers would be making a profit, it would cost Marantz how much to be
good pre-amps into their machines?

It makes no sense to me.....


Martyn Stewart
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-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Klas Strandberg
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Nature Recordists] Re: 722 vs PMD670

Nevertheless, it is no problem today to make good preamps, so I still can't 
understand why Marantz didn't do it. On the other hand I still think we 
have a "mystery" here: Even if the PMD preamp is noisy, is shouldn't be 
THAT noisy.


At 18:12 2005-06-20, you wrote:
>Tim Nielsen wrote:
> > ...[Klas] can't fix Marantz problem...
>Maybe not, but Doug Oade does.  If you buy your Marantz PMD660, PMD670
>or PMD671 from Oade, he will rebuild the preamp using quality
>components for an extra $125.  The result is *much* reduced mic preamp
>When Marantz designed the PMD series, their target audience was court
>reporters, speech therapists, and stenographers -- all settings where
>close mic placement is the rule.  I don't think that they were much
>concerned about capturing the song of some sparrow 50 feet away.  But
>these recorders, unmodified, do produce decent recordings if you keep
>the mic preamp gain at a low setting.
>A colleague in Venezuela uses the unmodified PMD670 with a Telinga mic
>and parabola, and has captured lots of high quality bird
>vocalizations.  He prefers the PMD670 to his HHB Portadisc, even
>though the Portadisc has a quieter preamp, because the PMD670 is
>smaller, lighter, and, with no moving parts, more rugged in field use.
>It's just the ticket for those all-day slogs through the forest.  I
>think he'll like the Oade-modified PMD660 I just ordered even more.
>"Microphones are not ears,
>Loudspeakers are not birds,
>A listening room is not nature."
>Klas Strandberg
>Yahoo! Groups Links

Telinga Microphones, Botarbo,
S-748 96 Tobo, Sweden.
Phone & fax int + 295 310 01

"Microphones are not ears,
Loudspeakers are not birds,
A listening room is not nature."
Klas Strandberg 
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