For the NAB Show audience the latest in the long-serving Marantz PMD line is the PMD661, a handheld digital recorder that uses SD cards as its media.
For pros the PMD661 uses balanced XLR connectors. A S/PDIF input is also available. The PMD661 tops out at 24-bit/96 kHz performance but offers standard 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz sample rates as well for increased recording time. File formats are MP3 and BWF.
Phantom power (48V) is included as well. A multifunction toggle wheel controls some functions. A user-definable skip-back mode aids transcription duties.
Other features include a pitch control, headphone jack (1/4-inch) with level control, onboard speakers, basic editing functions, LED meter and OLED screen for easy viewing.
A USB 2.0 port allows for transfer of files to a DAW without having to remove the SD card. It is battery (AA) operational.