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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #75 on: November 02, 2017, 01:20:03 PM »
I'm intrigued by this one.  Love the layout of the XLR/TRs connectors and their usage.  Price is crazy cheap ($299) for a 6 channel, when compared to the Sound Devices Mixpre-6 ($899), and Tascam 701D ($499).  A shootout should in order once the 706 circulates.  Sound and power consumption is everything to me these days.

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #76 on: November 03, 2017, 09:23:32 AM »
I'm intrigued by this one.  Love the layout of the XLR/TRs connectors and their usage.  Price is crazy cheap ($299) for a 6 channel, when compared to the Sound Devices Mixpre-6 ($899), and Tascam 701D ($499).  A shootout should in order once the 706 circulates.  Sound and power consumption is everything to me these days.

I think that Oade is going to evaluate this model for upgrade mods too...  Not sure if that is still a possibility.  I guess that we'll see on that.


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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #77 on: November 04, 2017, 01:52:07 PM »
I'm intrigued by this one.  Love the layout of the XLR/TRs connectors and their usage.  Price is crazy cheap ($299) for a 6 channel, when compared to the Sound Devices Mixpre-6 ($899), and Tascam 701D ($499).  A shootout should in order once the 706 circulates.  Sound and power consumption is everything to me these days.

I think that Oade is going to evaluate this model for upgrade mods too...  Not sure if that is still a possibility.  I guess that we'll see on that.

If Doug is willing to do that, count me in.  I've owned the 660, 661, and 671 that he had modded.  The results has always been stellar.  If there was a way to insert transformers in the path, I would be very happy.

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #78 on: November 10, 2017, 06:38:22 AM »
Release date pushed to Mid-Nov on B&H site

B&H pre order page now says December :-/ Sucks, half wondering now if it might never ship.


Manual is now availeble at gear4music.com

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I'm intrigued by this one.  Love the layout of the XLR/TRs connectors and their usage.  Price is crazy cheap ($299) for a 6 channel, when compared to the Sound Devices Mixpre-6 ($899), and Tascam 701D ($499).  A shootout should in order once the 706 circulates.  Sound and power consumption is everything to me these days.

Zoom F4 is six inputs too. (and I'd take it over a MixPre6 for most uses)

However if a person doesn't need TC, then it seems likely the Marantz PMD-706 might be the  better choice for them.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #79 on: November 12, 2017, 01:52:35 AM »
Interesting, I was reading the manual and I see it has an option for encryption:

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. Encryption on/off: See Menu 7 – Rec Set for
details on how to enter an encryption key.
Note: If you try to play an encrypted file, you
must enter the encryption key first.

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #80 on: November 12, 2017, 10:30:04 AM »
Interesting, I was reading the manual and I see it has an option for encryption:

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. Encryption on/off: See Menu 7 – Rec Set for
details on how to enter an encryption key.
Note: If you try to play an encrypted file, you
must enter the encryption key first.

They introduced encryption with the recent 661 mkiii

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #81 on: November 13, 2017, 02:20:08 AM »
Interesting, I was reading the manual and I see it has an option for encryption:

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. Encryption on/off: See Menu 7 – Rec Set for
details on how to enter an encryption key.
Note: If you try to play an encrypted file, you
must enter the encryption key first.

They introduced encryption with the recent 661 mkiii
Actually it was introduced with the PMD 661 MKII along with password protection

From the Marantz website:
http://marantzpro.com/products/view/pmd661mkii

New security features have also been added into the MKII with Password Protection and File encryption ability that work hand in hand to keep recordings safe form unauthorized access. MP3 files can be encrypted to .MPS  files and WAV files encrypted to .WAS files. Both MPS and WAS files utilize a 4 digit password protection feature so that only those with the 4 digit key can open and play the files either on the player, or in the new updated PMD Marker Editor software, included in the box.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #82 on: November 13, 2017, 06:17:54 PM »
Zoom F4 is six inputs too. (and I'd take it over a MixPre6 for most uses)

(Sorry to veer off-topic, but) Different strokes and all.  Each has advantages and disadvantages compared to the other.  For me, at least, the MixPre-6 ticks a number of boxes that the F4 doesn't (although the dual SD card option would be nice)...

Actually it was introduced with the PMD 661 MKII along with password protection


If I recall correctly, the PMD620MKII as well.  Very useful for the really stealthy tapers!

 

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