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Re: Marantz PMD661 opinion please

Subject: Re: Marantz PMD661 opinion please
From: "acousticbaffle" acousticbaffle
Date: Sun Jun 2, 2013 9:00 am ((PDT))
Hi Scott,

I own a PMD661 (three years now), It's my main recorder and has never skipp=
ed a beat, in short, i'm very happy with it. The menus are simple, the scre=
en is nice and big (great to read in the dark), the buttons are laid out ni=
cely. I gather that in terms of sound quality, it's about the same/ever so =
slightly better (pre-amps) than the Tascam DR-100. It's built like a brick =
but without the weight!! For the price (especially second-hand), i'm very h=
appy with mine.


--- In  "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 recor=
ders.  Both have their strengths I suppose, but those strengths are not the=
 durability of the switches and controls.  The Tascam I had for approx. 6 m=
onths, and it was suitable for some situations using onboard microphones, b=
ut the rotary wheel started to fail, and the power switch was always a litt=
le questionable 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)  D=
oes 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 an=
d 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.
> Scott

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