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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #60 on: August 31, 2017, 06:34:44 PM »
I'd have liked to see them offer start/stop control over HDMI like the 701D, but I guess they figured they'd sell more of these if they priced them at the 70d level and offered 6 channels instead of 4. 

But....6 channels in a small format for $299 that I assume can be easily powered with an external cell phone battery. 

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #61 on: September 13, 2017, 01:10:36 AM »
Maximum mic input level of -8 dBu.  +12 dBu for the line input.  That pretty much sucks if you have decently sensitive mics, or a fixed gain pre, and it gets loud...

Is this so much diiferent than the MixPre 3 with it's specs at:

Maximum Input Level
Aux In (Mic): -10dBu
Aux In (Line): +10dBu

I'm running AKG481's.  Would I even hear a difference between the two units based on the specs at a rock concert environment? 

This is serious question.  I really am curious since I am not that familiar when it comes to those type of stats.

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #62 on: September 13, 2017, 12:57:47 PM »
That's for the MixPre-6 1/8" input.  The XLR inputs can handle much stronger signals (+14 dBu mic-in and +40 dBu line-in)...

As for the 706, your AKGs (20 mV/Pa) will put out -8 dBu at 118 dBSPL.  That's pretty loud, but definitely not out of the question for a rock concert.  You would need to use attenuators to prevent overloading the inputs at that sort of volume level.  You'd get an extra 20 dB using line-in, but if you're using a pre with fixed gain, or minimum gain, you would lose some or all of that again.  Maybe you can use phantom in line mode, though (it is not clear to me from what I have read), which would help.

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #63 on: September 23, 2017, 10:06:31 AM »
hot licks > microphones > recorder



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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #64 on: September 28, 2017, 10:05:26 PM »
Talked to a guy at marantz professional today he said you could run line in with phantom on all inputs and that their preamps are a proprietary chipset.  Had a brief conversation about preamps and all he could tell me were these are quieter and all around a better improvement to those of they previous handheld recorder line (661, 561, 671, etc)...it doesn't appear that they are running Ti chips or anything like that.  Still projected end of Oct.

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #65 on: October 10, 2017, 09:17:58 AM »
Absolutely no chance this will get TC?! :-/ :-(

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #66 on: October 11, 2017, 04:52:11 PM »
Similar price, form factor and overall layout as the Tascam DR70D.  I wonder if it will also come with SD card issues and endless firmware problems.  LOL.  :tomato: :lol: :yack:

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #67 on: October 12, 2017, 05:10:24 AM »
Wonder why we have heard nothing more about the Marantz PMD-706?? As at that sub $300 price it could replace the Tascam DR70D as the default choice in this price bracket. (and at the moment either the DR70D or F4 is my default recommendation for anyone starting out! Both pack in a tonne of value)
 
Although without TC it can never compete with the next step up (Zoom F series or Sound Devices MixPre series).

Still listed as "pre-order" on B&H:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1340332-REG/marantz_professional_pmd_706_6_channel_dslr_recorder_recording.html

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #68 on: October 12, 2017, 05:12:45 AM »
Not sure if this has been shared yet, but here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNXvJd9p3Xc

Inputs 1-3 are marked L
Inputs 4-6 are marked R

So stereo pairs would be 1&4, 2&5 and 3&6. Weird.

Strange. Unfortunately it can not seem to do poly files, but I really hope this gets added before shipping! As is a pain to deal with multiple files per take, instead of just one poly file.

Also hope it can have some type of metadata used as well? After all they're recording to BWF

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #69 on: October 12, 2017, 09:07:13 AM »
Wonder why we have heard nothing more about the Marantz PMD-706?? As at that sub $300 price it could replace the Tascam DR70D as the default choice in this price bracket. (and at the moment either the DR70D or F4 is my default recommendation for anyone starting out! Both pack in a tonne of value)
 
Although without TC it can never compete with the next step up (Zoom F series or Sound Devices MixPre series).

Still listed as "pre-order" on B&H:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1340332-REG/marantz_professional_pmd_706_6_channel_dslr_recorder_recording.html

Says "End of October", but you always take those dates from B&H with a side order of a massive grain of salt! ha
there are two things I like with this over the 70d
1 the xlr are matched, having 3 and 4 on different sides just bugs me
2 line out and camera out, the 70d has a combo out and if you are doing video having both can be a plus
I still like the 60d over both of these though for the reason that the outs have level adjustment knobs, these only have level adjustment knobs on the headphones out
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #70 on: October 13, 2017, 10:36:34 AM »
^I think a bunch of people would like the 60d  if the 60d was in a more compact case, but certainly a very functional recorder. 

Marantz may have had bad market timing releasing this after the 70d, the 701d, the Zoom F4/F8, Mixpre 3, 6 and 10T came to market.   That's a lot of competition in the DSLR audio recording market.   

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #71 on: October 14, 2017, 08:31:35 AM »
Crazy these cost less than the 661's...
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