The PMD661 is absolutely awesome. The lowest self noise I could find for re=
corders in this price category. Of course it is bigger than a H4 but boy, i=
s that worth it! As was said before, crystal clear recordings. I use it all=
the time. Just have a listen to my sample tracks on Soundcloud: bit.ly/ANS=
-Soundcloud they are pretty much all recorded with the PMD661.
If I would drop mine into a creek I would buy a new one without hesitation.
Hope that helps,
On 02/06/2013, at 2:47 PM, 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.