I purchased the Marantz pmd661 about 6 months ago. I love it. I use it with=
a dish I purchased and a $200 omni microphone. I had just started wildlife=
sound recording. The Marantz makes really crystal clear recordings. It tak=
es a bit to learn, but the button operation is very intuitive. So far, I gi=
ve it a 10 out of 10. Look for one on Craigslist, as musicians use them. I =
bought mine from the Internet, but now see them on Craigslist all the time =
for about $300.
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On Jun 2, 2013, at 1:17 AM, "shooze53" <> wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I have a question regarding the quality and durability of the Marantz rec=
orders. 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 du=
rability of the switches and controls. The Tascam I had for approx. 6 month=
s, and it was suitable for some situations using onboard microphones, but t=
he rotary wheel started to fail, and the power switch was always a little q=
uestionable from the very beginning. I returned it, unsatisfied.
> I am now considering purchase of the PMD661 Marantz recorder for field re=
cording, (as well as other uses, ie. interview and live music recording) Do=
es 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 obtai=
n both high grade audio, and durable hardware.
> Thanks in advance.