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.