(click thumbnail)Marantz Professional is releasing the PMD620, the first model in its PMD series of portable recorders to use the SD (Secure Digital) flash memory card for data storage.
The handheld unit houses two electret condenser microphones and a monitor speaker, making it suitable for “go-anywhere” field recording application, such as interviews, podcasting, meeting recording or live music.
The PMD620 records uncompressed WAV files for high-fidelity stereo music, or lower resolution, mono MP3 files to maximize record time. For WAV files, users can choose from 16 or 24 bit linear PCM recording at either 44.1 or 48 kHz sample rates.
Tactile buttons ease one-hand operation; a high-contrast organic LED screen eases setup under dim lighting conditions and offers a large-font option. “Level” and “Peak” LEDs give the status of the input signal, and let the user toggle between four display screens that provide elapsed time, time remaining and other data.
Podcasters will appreciate having a total of six MP3 bit rates available, ranging from 192 kbps stereo down to 32 kbps mono. The menu-selectable Auto-Input feature detects whether the line input or external mic input is being used, switching off the dual integrated mics automatically.
Visit Marantz at Booth N4833.
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