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Marantz PMD-561
« on: June 20, 2016, 06:15:09 PM »
http://marantzpro.com/products/view/pmd-561

Seems to be a quite interesting 4-channel capable device.
Couldn't find any info online except for what's provided on the official website, was wondering whether someone here might know more?

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Re: Marantz PMD-561
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 07:06:14 PM »
Interesting!  Judging from the XLRs, it is pretty small...

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Re: Marantz PMD-561
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 07:34:49 PM »
Yes interesting, where does it get the 4 channels from? i see the two xlrs, but are the other two through spidif? or ?
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Re: Marantz PMD-561
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 09:15:48 PM »
Well, there seem to be internal mics too.  This would be a FAIL for a 4 channel machine.  Hoping that this will do 24/96 on four external inputs, and have good A/D and preamps.  But the manufacturers don't seem to see a market for that.  But wait...maybe it will be "rubberized"! (Anyone tried playing catch with his Zoom H4n Pro yet?)

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Re: Marantz PMD-561
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2016, 09:22:44 PM »
Full Compass has a listing for it, no additional specs but a list price of $399 (they will knock it down to $384, wowie).

http://www.fullcompass.com/prod/515683-Marantz-Professional-PMD-561

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Re: Marantz PMD-561
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2016, 09:50:53 PM »
This could be nice to run behind a V3 since it has S/PDIF.

4 channels doesn't mean a thing to me if it records all 4 channels to a stereo file since I almost always take a board feed + mics and sync them up in post.
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Re: Marantz PMD-561
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2016, 07:10:06 AM »
Full Compass has a listing for it, no additional specs but a list price of $399 (they will knock it down to $384, wowie).

http://www.fullcompass.com/prod/515683-Marantz-Professional-PMD-561

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It looks like the PMD661 MKII has been discontinued according to the B&H site.  That sucks!  Full Compass still has the MKII 661's available.

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Re: Marantz PMD-561
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2016, 12:07:31 PM »
Oade Brothers shows the 661 out of stock with no ETA.
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Re: Marantz PMD-561
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2016, 12:18:33 PM »
This looks pretty similar to the 661. The usb jack, digital input, card slot and dc jack are all in the same location from what I can see. I love the 661, so if they made it a little smaller and gave it 4 channel recording for $399, it looks like a winner.
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Re: Marantz PMD-561
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2016, 01:23:57 PM »
Not a winner by me, unfortunately it looks like they are replacing the 661's with this. They're not the same company since D&M Holdings dropped them after dropping McIntosh previously. On the plus side it is lower priced and sports a digital input that should be AES compatible so it could be a suitable bit bucket for some applications.
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Re: Marantz PMD-561
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2016, 02:03:05 PM »
Has anyone seen detailed specs? Weird for this thing to be on sale with so little info. How does it do 4 channels, 1/8 in? Or just the internal mics onto one card along with the xlr input mics or line in source? If the latter that's weak.
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Re: Marantz PMD-561
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2016, 02:30:10 PM »
^ I'm guessing the latter, but you are on the mark about released with so little information. It fits the current owners track record though, i.e.: 661 firmware revision updates with no update notes and no response from tech support with direct questions about what the release contains.
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Re: Marantz PMD-561
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2016, 03:27:59 PM »
I'm not sure "released" is an accurate characterization.  Full Compass says shipping in a week, but elsewhere a September date is quoted.

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Re: Marantz PMD-561
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2016, 09:53:45 PM »
"Touchboards" whatever that is, is selling it for $322.  Absolutely NO information on what it is:

http://www.touchboards.com/Marantz-PMD-561/

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Re: Marantz PMD-561
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2016, 11:03:07 PM »
^ just bizarre.
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