The Marantz PMD-661MKII's ergonomics are perfect for operating with a shoulder strap. With the record level control, headphone jack and LED meter placed on the top edge for easy access when worn over the shoulder, using the recorder could not be easier. The XLR connectors on the bottom allow the cables to exit in line with the user's body which both stabilizes the recorder and presents a slim profile smaller than the side of the user's body. The PMD-661MKII's design and history of reliability makes it the machine of choice for recording on the go !
For critical field applications like electronic news gathering, sound capture on location and music recording, the PMD661MKII provides the audio precision of 24-bit, 96 kHz digital recording. Its exceptional resolution and file-based architecture makes it perfect for critical stereo recording of music and sound effects in the field, while true mono recording and lower bit rates make it equally appropriate for meetings, conferences, legal proceedings and podcasts. The ergonomic control panel, one-touch transport system and large, bright OLED display make it easy for both seasoned pros and first-tine users to record with confidence. This portable solid-state recorder uses readily available SD or SDHC media cards, and gets over five hours of operation from four AA alkalines.
From inputs to output, for recording, editing and playback, the Marantz PMD661MKII packs a wealth of functionality in a compact, ergonomic package. With full support for professional microphones, comprehensive record, playback and editing capabilities at a very reasonable price, the PMD661MKII puts the future of field recording in the palm of your hand.