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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2017, 01:28:20 PM »
^^^ it won't matter....trump just signed an executive order effectively banning free trade of the marantz 706 across the Mexican border only.  Language was vague but it clearly seemed to be aimed at preventing ex-pats from obtaining quality gear at low American prices.  You can always come stay with me, buy one and then smuggle it back.

I'm pretty sure he misspelled Marantz so I should be okay.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #46 on: August 23, 2017, 02:44:33 PM »
I Facebook-messaged Marantz today (8/23/2017) and they said the PMD-706 should be available within 45 days or so.  We'll see...I think I can hold out that long. 

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #47 on: August 23, 2017, 07:31:59 PM »
I Facebook-messaged Marantz today (8/23/2017) and they said the PMD-706 should be available within 45 days or so.  We'll see...I think I can hold out that long.

Ask them if the price is still going to be $300
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #48 on: August 24, 2017, 07:45:24 AM »
Just speculation, but possible reason they are dragging their feet releasing it is to allow retailers to move the remaining pmd661mkII decks, with the mkIII already absorbing some of the demand. When the 706 hits the streets, any left over 661mkIIs will be dead weight. Just a guess based on marketing decisions like Honda stalling the 2017 CRV for 3 months to allow dealers to move the remaining 4th Gen body styles first.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #49 on: August 24, 2017, 08:31:24 AM »
Damn that thing looks an awful lot like a DR70
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2017, 03:13:35 PM »
Just speculation, but possible reason they are dragging their feet releasing it is to allow retailers to move the remaining pmd661mkII decks, with the mkIII already absorbing some of the demand. When the 706 hits the streets, any left over 661mkIIs will be dead weight. Just a guess based on marketing decisions like Honda stalling the 2017 CRV for 3 months to allow dealers to move the remaining 4th Gen body styles first.

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #51 on: August 26, 2017, 04:21:43 PM »
One thing missing on all the photos...external power? Found it...

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #52 on: August 28, 2017, 07:15:26 AM »
Just speculation, but possible reason they are dragging their feet releasing it is to allow retailers to move the remaining pmd661mkII decks, with the mkIII already absorbing some of the demand. When the 706 hits the streets, any left over 661mkIIs will be dead weight. Just a guess based on marketing decisions like Honda stalling the 2017 CRV for 3 months to allow dealers to move the remaining 4th Gen body styles first.

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DATBRAD has Doug weighed in on the 706 yet?
He said he'd received some dealer info on it, but hasn't gotten one in his hands yet. As soon as he does, he's going to determine if the preamps are in need of upgrades. He's going to email me when he's got them in stock.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #53 on: August 28, 2017, 06:03:12 PM »
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #54 on: August 28, 2017, 08:12:19 PM »
I'll post any updates I get on this thread. I know this deck is not in the same class as the Mixpre 6, but if it's made as well as the 661 I've been running for 8 years now issue free,it will fit my needs perfectly. I just hope it doesn't have that feature the Tascam 70D / 701D where the gain knobs can't function with hold switch on. To me the most likely time for a slip up with the transport controls is while setting levels in the dark.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #55 on: August 30, 2017, 09:09:38 AM »
That's really interesting

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #56 on: August 31, 2017, 07:56:44 AM »
http://marantzpro.com/products/view/pmd-706

$299 preorder at BH.

Has slate button.  No mention tc or HDMI control.  6 channels of which 2 are trs.  Sloped case design.  Horizontal meters.

Looks like a 70d competitor at $299 but with 6 channels. 

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #57 on: August 31, 2017, 10:29:57 AM »
6 channels of which 2 are trs.   
The XLR inputs are numbered 1-4, but the mini input is numbered 1/2, so I wonder if that means you can't use all four XLR inputs if you're using the mini input for channels 1 and 2.  Basically, when the mini input is active it might "replace" the 1 and 2 XLR inputs?

Also interesting:

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Recording Channels: 6-channels (stereo x 3, mono x 6), 4-channels in Dual Stereo mode, 4-channels max with 96 kHz sampling rate

I know not everyone records at 96 kHz, but for those who do this may be a relevant bit of information.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #58 on: August 31, 2017, 12:45:16 PM »
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...

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #59 on: August 31, 2017, 06:17:17 PM »

The XLR inputs are numbered 1-4, but the mini input is numbered 1/2, so I wonder if that means you can't use all four XLR inputs if you're using the mini input for channels 1 and 2.  Basically, when the mini input is active it might "replace" the 1 and 2 XLR inputs?

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Recording Channels: 6-channels (stereo x 3, mono x 6), 4-channels in Dual Stereo mode, 4-channels max with 96 kHz sampling rate

I know not everyone records at 96 kHz, but for those who do this may be a relevant bit of information.

This video will make the features more clear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNXvJd9p3Xc
Your information is not exactly correct. This is a 6 channel deck. There are 4 XLR inputs and 2 TRS 1/4 inch inputs which Marantz says is to save real estate. As a result they supply two (2) 1/4 inch TRS to XLR cables with the deck.  I do not know if there is a mixtrack. I'd guess no because Marantz would probably follow the lead of the other manufacturers and call the deck 8 channel.

It looks nice, especially for the price, but time will tell.
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