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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #300 on: December 12, 2018, 08:59:58 AM »
Firmware update available dec.2018:
https://marantzpro.com/products/view/pmd-706

"Firmware Version 1.23 (December 2018)
- Battery life improvements and various bug fixes"

Does Marantz provide any details on the "various bug fixes"?
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #301 on: December 13, 2018, 12:57:17 PM »
Firmware update available dec.2018:
https://marantzpro.com/products/view/pmd-706

"Firmware Version 1.23 (December 2018)
- Battery life improvements and various bug fixes"

Does Marantz provide any details on the "various bug fixes"?

I've been patiently waiting for this and now they describe it as "various".  :facepalm:

I'm going to call them and see if they can shed any light on what is actually addressed with this firmware update.

In other news - I used my 706 at Xmas Jam for 2 consecutive days of 8 hours each - no problems at all since I remembered to power down and back up every few sets.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #302 on: December 21, 2018, 03:24:33 PM »
Updated my PMD706 with the new V1.23 firmware and did a few tests. Ran through the menus and didn't see anything new and the UI looks the same.

I started with a 2G card that I didn't care about and formatted it in the deck. I recorded 3 ten second stereo files with only a USB battery attached. During the third file recording I pulled out the USB plug from the input shutting down the deck while recording.

I took the card out and put it in my computer and it opened right up. All 3 files were there.
The first two files opened up in CD Wave Editor as expected.
The third file that I pulled the plug on listed "File header reports a size that is different than the system reports. Do you want to adjust the size?" so I clicked yes and it opened up the file just like it should have. It played and everything seemed fine. Clicked no the next time and it still opened fine. The header is corrupt but the file and all the data is there.

Looks like in my limited test they have fixed the file save on accidental power down problem.  :clapping:  It only took a year  :facepalm:

I'm going out for a while to do some Christmas shopping so I'm going to let the deck roll past the 3:39 time that people were having problems with to see if they addressed that one too...
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #303 on: December 21, 2018, 03:30:19 PM »
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Sounds very promising!  Good luck,  Thanks for the update.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #304 on: December 21, 2018, 10:02:22 PM »

Let the deck run for 5h:23m while I was out. No hiccups, everything seems fine. Looks like they may have that problem licked as well...

Now if we can get them to add a function where you can change the meters to the sideways layout with the really responsive numerical peak readout that it uses during playback I'd be really happy.

It is truly amazing what you can get for $300 nowadays.
Schoeps MK41 > nBob > PFA || MBHO KA300 > PFA
Aerco MP2 || Grace Lunatec V2 || RAD MS2 || nBox Platinum
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