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Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« on: September 29, 2016, 07:02:40 PM »
Marantz is teasing a six XLR input recorder on their homepage. The image shifts, but a static view is here. Interesting...

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 07:05:20 PM »
Leaves a lot to the imagination!
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 12:16:27 PM »


The more options available to us the better!  I hope that this turns out to be as reliable as the 661...
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016, 03:10:41 PM »
Marantz microphones.  Check it out.

http://marantzpro.com/assets/product-guides/Marantz_2016InfoCommProductGuide_RevA.pdf
Damn- Lots of stuff there. Who did Marantz buy and or who bought them that they have expanded so much into the DSLR gear-mics and recorders.? or have I just not noticed these products before because I don't do video?
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2016, 01:27:48 AM »
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2016, 08:07:19 AM »
I'm interested to see more on this. I don't really need it (XLR) but it could be great and compete with the 70d.

On a crazy side note, it will be interesting to me to see the XLR setup. If in pictures it seems like the layout is "backward"

You see 3,2,1    4,5,6
If 3,2,1 is one side, I would think the other side would go 6,5,4 and if it is the back then you would assume they would go in order.
It just seems that the way the image is set up that 3 and 4 are not "together" the way you would think
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2016, 12:05:18 PM »
To me it looks like the inputs are on the sides.  The picture on the right is actually the left side and the picture on the left is actually the right side.  The face of the unit is cut off on each picture.

So attached to a tripod it would go (looking strait down):

    face
4           1
5           2
6           3
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2016, 01:57:54 PM »
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.

I've had 2 Marantz recorders - a PMD670 and a PMD620. I liked them both. Great metering and rock solid. Never let me down.

I'm real interested in this deck. I'm seriously considering a Zoom F8 since the pres sound good and it had the wireless control surface but if the pres on this deck sound good and it's not crazy expensive I may give it a go once we get a look at the rest of it.

The pres on the 670 were total junk but once I got it modded by Busman it sounded incredible. The stock pres on this thing may be just fine - surface mount technology has come a long way. Someone will have to be the guinea pig though.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2016, 02:14:53 PM »
Any release info?

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2016, 04:28:56 PM »
I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this deck!!  I've thought about the F4 and F8, but I'd rather not buy a Zoom product.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2016, 05:19:00 PM »
Very interesting, looks like they caught on to the popularity of the DR-70D design.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2016, 05:31:40 PM »
I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this deck!!  I've thought about the F4 and F8, but I'd rather not buy a Zoom product.

I feel the same way!

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2016, 03:24:16 PM »
i was hesitant to buy a zoom product, until the moment i got the F8 in my hands. It just feels way more solidly built then i ever imagined

that being said, its overkill for me. Also my Marantz 671 was the most solid deck ive ever owned. the level meters appear to be better on the f8 from afar, but imho they were far superior to the f8. i could dial my levels in spot on with my 671 and barely need to adjust in post sometimes not even have to do that

I would buy another Marantz deck in a heartbeat! If there was an Oade mod, absolutely sold!

has anyone spoke to Doug to inquire to the possibility of a mod?

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2016, 02:12:39 PM »
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2016, 03:38:32 PM »
I'd really like to hear more about this deck too!!
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2016, 06:48:19 PM »
i spoke to oade about it a few weeks ago. he said a new pricing list had been released and it was not on there.

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2016, 10:24:07 AM »


Any updates on this product?

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2017, 06:48:05 AM »
Holding out hope this isn't  vapourware...
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2017, 07:09:58 AM »
Holding out hope this isn't  vapourware...

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2017, 12:02:58 PM »
It looks lime it's gone from the website
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2017, 08:11:04 AM »
It looks lime it's gone from the website

Damn!  I hope that it comes back.

Does anyone have a customer service / tech support number where you can actually speak to someone "in the know"?
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2017, 01:59:29 PM »
They sure are dragging their feet with this one!! 
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2017, 06:59:04 PM »

https://www.behance.net/gallery/41536339/Marantz-Professional-PMD-706-Banner


Is it back?

That's the same URL I linked in the original post. Also the same pic that Marantz was showing on their site at the time. I think, from my clicking around, that Marantz got a designer to draw up a banner, but, obviously, the product hasn't shown up yet, so who knows what may have happened...

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2017, 07:24:18 AM »
It looks lime it's gone from the website

Damn!  I hope that it comes back.

Does anyone have a customer service / tech support number where you can actually speak to someone "in the know"?
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2017, 02:54:53 PM »


Come on Marantz...bring it!
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2017, 03:02:40 PM »

^
Updates?
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2017, 03:02:18 PM »
This will go like AKG Actives...in defiance I bought ADK TL's (the anti-active) and within a month Naiant brought out his version for sale...so about the time I breakdown and buy a Zoom F8 Marantz will release the PMD-706...
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2017, 11:18:55 PM »
I asked doug oade a few days ago and he hasnt heard anything new on this 6ch beast.

Its a shame, the ACM 671 i had for years  is still my fav piece of gear ive ever owned. A 4 or 6 ch version of that would be fantastic!


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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2017, 11:31:26 AM »

I tried calling Marantz customer service about the 706 and they had no fucking idea what I was talking about...

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2017, 05:22:06 PM »
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder? (No longer a mythical prophesy)
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2017, 09:08:26 AM »
Well, well.......Finally the ice has been broken......

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

can't wait to see what this unit is all about. I'm going to email Doug right now to see what he knows about this unit.

Could be a dud though, guess we'll have to wait and find out.


Edit to add: Release date estimate given is August 2017
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2017, 11:12:11 AM »
^ Well, I'll be damned!  Only ~ 8 months after the original post...

I am very curious to hear if Doug has any information about this.  Still nothing popping up in a web search (except this thread).

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2017, 11:28:28 AM »
$299 street.  If that is real, it is pretty inexpensive in the context of multichannel recorders.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2017, 01:06:10 PM »
$299 street.  If that is real, it is pretty inexpensive in the context of multichannel recorders.

Yeah, $299 street seems to be too inexpensive when the two channel, PMD661 series is selling for around $500 street...  I do like having multiple options though.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2017, 01:56:11 PM »
Not going to hang my hat on that price B&H lists being final, but the price point sits squarely in the R26, DR70, and Zoom H6 camp. DSLR users that are  mostly hobbyists are more likely to go that way than the Mixpre 6.I agree it's odd that the PMD661 sells for $600, but that's the direction the whole line seems to be heading in,  the 561 and new 661mkIII being lower priced than the decks being replaced by them. I'll be keeping in touch with Doug as the summer goes along and find out what this 6 channel unit is about. Cool to have options besides the ones I listed at that same price point. The Mixpre, like everything else SD makes, is in a league of it's own.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder? (No longer a mythical prophesy)
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2017, 06:03:38 AM »
Well, well.......Finally the ice has been broken......

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

can't wait to see what this unit is all about. I'm going to email Doug right now to see what he knows about this unit.

Could be a dud though, guess we'll have to wait and find out.


Edit to add: Release date estimate given is August 2017

Have you heard anything from Doug in regards to the PMD-706?

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2017, 06:19:08 AM »
Yes, Doug is going to let me know his thoughts soon as he gets one from Marantz to test out. Expecting this will happen in August but as soon as I hear from him, I'll pass along whatever update info he gives.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2017, 06:21:50 AM »
Yes, Doug is going to let me know his thoughts soon as he gets one from Marantz to test out. Expecting this will happen in August but as soon as I hear from him, I'll pass along whatever update info he gives.

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2017, 07:39:12 AM »
^ Interesting.  Thanks for posting that.  It looks completely different than the initial teaser photos, which showed six XLR inputs, three per side, on a considerably thinner chassis.

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2017, 11:35:26 AM »
I really hope that thing is $300
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2017, 07:55:34 AM »
^^^ 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.
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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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Consumption: 2 W (with phantom power off), 4 W (with 6 channels and phantom power on)

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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?

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.

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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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 »
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