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Marantz PMD661 opinion please

Subject: Marantz PMD661 opinion please
From: "shooze53" shooze53
Date: Sat Jun 1, 2013 10:17 pm ((PDT))
Hello folks,
I have a question regarding the quality and durability of the Marantz recor=
ders.  I have  in the past owned the ZOOM H4n and Tascam DR100-mkII recorde=
rs.  Both have their strengths I suppose, but those strengths are not the d=
urability of the switches and controls.  The Tascam I had for approx. 6 mon=
ths, and it was suitable for some situations using onboard microphones, but=
 the rotary wheel started to fail, and the power switch was always a little=
 questionable from the very beginning.  I returned it, unsatisfied.

I am now considering purchase of the PMD661 Marantz recorder for field reco=
rding, (as well as other uses, ie. interview and live music recording)  Doe=
s anyone have experience using the Marantz product?  If so, any comments as=
 to durability and ease of use, and sound quality would be very useful and =
helpful in my decision to purchase.

i am on a limited budget, but am willing to spend what is needed to obtain =
both high grade audio, and durable hardware.

Thanks in advance.


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