I bought one of the first ones available from B&H. (Very similar to my PMD661 that died.) It took me a month to discover it, but went to see Charlie Hunter this past weekend and it wouldn't let me pass a SPDIF at 96khz. The preset selector menu is the same as the PMD661, but in this one, if you chose digital input, it only allows 16/24bit and 44.1/48khz - no 96khz. I am returning it today for that reason. It lets you select 96khz if you use the internal microphones. No idea why it doesn't allow it for a digital input.
What other somewhat small recorder is out there that takes a spdif and will record 24/96? Any suggestions?
Here is what Marantz told me, basically, this unit won't take a 96khz digital input.
Subject: RE: PMD561 - Support Request
Thank You for contacting us, I will be glad to assist!
I have tested our unit here in the office and it appears that you can set every other input to 96k but you can ot set the D.In. I have contacted the Marantz Pro team for more information in regards to this.
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