Thanks for the help Eric, your recordings sure are clear and clean... Early=
Morning Songbirds is amazing - what microphones do you use for these recor=
dings? The onboard stereo pair, or? Also, do you find the unit has suffic=
ient gain? The Tascam DR100-MKII I had was not very sensitive, even at hig=
h gain setting - it was great for recording a loud band in a live situation=
, but not for the nature recordings I need to do.
Also, is the build quality of the case fairly rugged, and are the buttons a=
nd switches durable feeling? It seems like some of the lower priced filed =
recorders tend to lack build quality.
p.s. do you do a lot of post-processing of your recordings, or are those pr=
etty much straight out of the Marantz?
--- In Eric Fassbender <> wrote:
> The PMD661 is absolutely awesome. The lowest self noise I could find for =
recorders in this price category. Of course it is bigger than a H4 but boy,=
is that worth it! As was said before, crystal clear recordings. I use it a=
ll the time. Just have a listen to my sample tracks on Soundcloud: bit.ly/A=
NS-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 hesitatio=
> 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 r=
ecorders. 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 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 =
recording, (as well as other uses, ie. interview and live music recording) =
Does 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 obt=
ain both high grade audio, and durable hardware.
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Scott