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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #150 on: December 09, 2017, 06:19:16 PM »
Enjoyed listening.  I could listen to them more.  http://www.dustbowlrevival.com

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #151 on: December 14, 2017, 03:18:04 AM »
Not familiar with venue and/or style, but the recording seems to be good.
What is your own opinion about the pmd706 wrt. preamps and AD previous recorder?
Interesting little machine.

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #152 on: December 14, 2017, 01:55:20 PM »
Could anyone who owns one of these post up some photos?
Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #153 on: Yesterday at 03:11:06 PM »

Here is a the encore from first outing with the 706. The band started playing "Down by the Riverside" and all marched down off the stage and into the small crowd to circle up and perform the encore unamplified.

You can hear a bit of a low end clunk when I lowered my mics down to just over six feet to get just over the heads of the band members who settled in a circle right in front of me and my clamp setup.

I had been running MIC IN on 1/2 at LOW gain and decided not to risk changing anything on the fly my first time out with the deck so in Wavelab6 I added considerable gain to both tracks.

Track one the trombone, trumpet and fiddle were within a few feet of the mics so I added around 20 dB to peak at -.1 dB. It sounds kind of unbalanced since the singers were 10 feet or more away from the mics than the horns and fiddle.

The second tune was a VERY quiet gospel tune so I added 40 dB to get it up to listenable levels - but this created some nasty peaks so I ran Waves L3 on it to hard limit the peaks at -.1dB. L3 is pretty transparent when you aren't using it to add any compression or make up gain so I don't think it changed the tone of the original recording much, if at all. The mandolin player and female singer were 12- 15 feet away from the mics.

https://soundcloud.com/roger-cox-7/sets/dustboel-revival-encore

I have some free time today so I can snap a few comparison pics as promised.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #154 on: Yesterday at 09:47:36 PM »
Quick and dirty but here are some pics with the PMD706 compared to an Aerco MP2, Tascam DR60d and a Tascam DR2d.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #155 on: Yesterday at 10:32:27 PM »
Quick and dirty but here are some pics with the PMD706 compared to an Aerco MP2, Tascam DR60d and a Tascam DR2d.
thanks

How do you feel the screen compares to the 60d, both in size and readability?
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #156 on: Yesterday at 11:49:05 PM »
Quick and dirty but here are some pics with the PMD706 compared to an Aerco MP2, Tascam DR60d and a Tascam DR2d.
thanks

How do you feel the screen compares to the 60d, both in size and readability?

Similar in size but has vertical meters for 8 channels so it's crowded. It's white on black so I think it's a lot easier to see in the dark than the black on yellow Tascam screen.
MK41 > nBob > PFA > Aerco MP2/RAD MS2 > DR60d/DR2d
MBHO KA300 > Naiant PFA > Marantz PMD706 (currently under construction)
JB mod Nak300 (for sale/side stage)

http://www.archive.org/bookmarks/goodcooker

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