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Marantz PMD671 Portable Solid State Recorder

Marantz PMD671 Portable Solid State Recorder

  • 92999


Record 24-bit, 96 kHz audio for the highest sound quality available. The ability to read-after-write offers functionality never before available in a field recorder. The mic preamps have been dramatically improved. Add programmable presets, and changing formats as easy as pressing a button. If your application requires uncompromising audio, unflinching reliability, and unprecedented functionality, take a look at the PMD671.



  • 24-bit, 96 kHz PCM capable
  • "Virtual Third Head" for confidence monitoring
  • Read-after-write capability
  • Records uncompressed 16 and 24 bit PCM .wav files
  • Two XLR mic connections with +48v phantom power
  • RCA line I/O
  • Built-in monitor speaker
  • Optional RC600 wired remote control

Unparalleled 24/96 Audio

Recording PCM audio at 24-bit resolution and 96 kHz sampling frequency is the

absolute state of the art for digital audio applications.  It offers 256 times the

amplitude resolution, and more than twice the frequency resolution of compact

discs. New microphone preamps have even been designed to take advantage of

this quantum leap in fidelity.


RAW (VTH-Virtual Third Head)

Professional analog recorders had a dedicated "third head" to monitor recorded

signals after they were printed to tape. It was called, "confidence monitoring",

because it allowed engineers to be 100% confident about what they had

recorded as it was happening. The PMD671 is unique in offering the 21st century version of this same functionality, by playing back the recorded data

simultaneously, rather than simply monitoring the input source.


Time Shift (Time-Shift Playback)

The same technology that allows the virtual third head also allows time-shift

playback capability. This means that as you continue to record an event, you

can back up and listen to various parts, and then return to listening to the event in real-time.  Court reporting and technical investigation may never be

the same.


Professional I/O

Let's face it: plugging professional-grade microphones into an 1/8" jack is asking

for trouble. The PMD671 offers two balanced XLR mic inputs with +48v phantom

power, and all new audiophile quality microphone preamps. Caught in a pinch?

The PMD671 includes a condenser mic built right in. Of course, RCA stereo line

I/O's and digital I/O's are also provided.


Long Battery Life

Tired of lugging around six extra D-Cells just so you can interrupt your recording to change batteries half-way through an event?  The PMD671 will run

for four to six hours on regular alkaline AA batteries. Also available as optional

accessories, the rechargeable NiCd battery (RB1100) will power the PMD671 for

4-5 hours while the NiMH battery (RB1651) will power the unit for 6-7 hours.  And both batteries can be charged in the unit eliminating the need for carrying

bulky battery chargers into the field.


Long Record Times

No more flipping tapes! A single 1 GB flash card can hold up to 70 hours of

uninterrupted audio (monaural .mp3 at 32 kbps). For music recording, the same

size card can hold more than 17 hours highquality compressed stereo (.mp3 at

128 kbps).


Solid State Technology

By storing audio data on Compact Flash (CF) media cards, all of the mechanical

hassles of tape recorders are gone forever-as are the costs of servicing and

maintaining them. Solid State Technology makes the PMD671 less vulnerable to

bumps, vibrations, and sonic deterioration over the long haul. Not only that, but

CF storage allows you to choose from several recording formats, and makes file

transfers to computers a snap.


USB 2.0 and file transfer

In the end, you'll probably want to transfer your audio to a PC for editing, and

then burn it to CD for broadcast, evidence, documentation, or just for

convenient playback. The PMD671's USB 2.0 port allows you to directly connect

to a computer for blazing fast transfers. Alternatively, you can remove the CF

card and use any standard CF card reader.


Optional Wired Remote

It would be great if every recording situation had a field engineer running

everything behind the scenes. Unfortunately, all too often it's just you, wishing

you had more hands. The RC600 wired remote control enables you to start and

pause recording, and to mark new track-starts on the fly. It even has a peak

meter right on the remote, so you can keep an eye on your recording, without

taking your eye off the ball.




Digital Audio System



Solid State Recorder

 Usable Media

 CF memory/Microdrive cards

 Recording and media methods



 MPEG1 Layer II compression


 MPEG1 Layer III compression


 MPEG2 Layer III compression*


 *for all half sample rates.


 16/24 bit linear PCM


 Recording bit rate (selectable)


 MP2 mono

 192, 128, 96, 64, 48, 32 kbps

 MP2 stereo

 384, 256,192,128, 96, 64 kbps

 MP3 mono

 160, 128, 80, 64, 40, 32, 24, 16 kbps

 MP3 stereo

 320, 256, 160,128, 80, 64, 40, 32 kbps


 Sampling frequency




 24bit PCM

 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1 kHz

 16bit PCM

 48, 44.1, 32, 24,22.05, 16, 12, 11.025, 8 khz


 48, 44.1, 32 kHz


 48, 44.1, 32 , 24, 22.05, 16 kHz


 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1 kHz

 Number of channels

2 (stereo), 1 (mono) 

 Frequency response

 44kHz (-0.5dB, fs=96kHz)

 Signal-to-Noise Ratio


 IEC-A weighted

 LINE 92 dB


 MIC 65 dB

 Total Harmonic Distortion


 at 0 VU (PCM)

 LINE 0.01%


 MIC 0.03%

 Dynamic Range








 XLR (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD)

 Input Sensitivity (MIC)

 1.2 mVrms/3 kohms




 RCA jack

 Input Sensitivity

 300 mVrms/22 kohms




 RCA jack

 Input impedance

 75 ohms

 Standard input level

 0.5 Vp-p

 Sampling frequency

 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1 kHz


 SPDIF (IEC 958 TypeII)






 RCA jack

 Standard level

 2 Vrms max./2 kohms




 RCA jack

 Output impedance

 75 ohms

 Standard output level

 0.5 Vp-p

 Sampling frequency

 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1 kHz


 SPDIF (IEC-958 Type II)




 Headphone Output power

 20 mW/32 ohms

 Speaker Output power

70 mW/4 ohms

 Phantom power


 Power consumption



 6 W


 12 W max

 Standby (battery driven)

 2.9 mW

 Battery life (Alkaline)

 6 hours (typical)




 10.4" (264 mm)


 2.0" (55 mm)


 7.3" (185 mm)


 2 lbs. 14 oz. (1.3 kg)

 Included accessories


 AC adapter


 Battery holder


 Carry strap


 Carry strap retainers


 Screws (ISO 3x10 mm)


 Plastic pin and retainer


 USB cable


 User Guide



 Optional accessories


 Ni-Cd battery pack


 Ni-MH battery pack


 Carrying cover (vinyl)


 Mic Remote


 Attache carrying case


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