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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #240 on: February 28, 2018, 09:38:29 AM »
Finally heard back from Marantz. Because of the two issues I reported they are suggesting I send it in for service. I reported the file not saving at power loss and the freeze up I get every time at 3:37:29. I’m sure both of these issues could be corrected with new firmware. Or not?

So I have two options here. Send it in for service or return to B&H for full refund. I have an RA number. I’m thinking send it back for a refund, see how this drama plays out and maybe grab an Oade mod unit down the road. Really don’t need this till mid summer anyway.

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #241 on: February 28, 2018, 12:16:10 PM »
Finally heard back from Marantz. Because of the two issues I reported they are suggesting I send it in for service. I reported the file not saving at power loss and the freeze up I get every time at 3:37:29. I’m sure both of these issues could be corrected with new firmware. Or not?

So I have two options here. Send it in for service or return to B&H for full refund. I have an RA number. I’m thinking send it back for a refund, see how this drama plays out and maybe grab an Oade mod unit down the road. Really don’t need this till mid summer anyway.

If I was you I would send it back and get a refund. Then later after the first couple of bugs get fixed you can get a modded one and ride off into the sunset.

Edit - one of the reasons I wouldn't get a modified unit early on is that the mods void the warranty. If you do need service Doug has to take care of it.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #242 on: February 28, 2018, 02:15:21 PM »
2nd what Goodcooker said. I got one of the first warm mod 661s Doug made, but it was after the 661 had been out 3 months for the same reason. At that point, hearing nothing but positive things about the deck itself, I felt it was safe to order from Doug. (worth pointing out that dealers who are also authorized to repair can fix gear they sold that's covered by a warranty and get reimbursed. Only warranty issue would be attempting to get service from another dealer or Marantz service itself).
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #243 on: February 28, 2018, 02:29:56 PM »
Sent it back already. I’ll definitely be ordering one from Doug after all the bugs are worked out. I love the size and layout of this deck. Menu is fairly easy. I posted all my settings. Maybe some of you guys will check that out and see if I was on or off on some. Who knows, maybe I was what was wrong with this thing. :yack:
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #244 on: February 28, 2018, 02:43:41 PM »
I've been trading emails with Doug the last couple of days.  He's in the process of updating the Store Web pages, so we can begin ordering.  Stay tuned....

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #245 on: March 05, 2018, 12:50:42 PM »

Had a good run with the 706 on Friday night for Matisyahu and the opener Eminence Ensemble. Ran my Schoeps MK41 > PFA and my spanking new MBHO KA300 > PFA straight into the deck.

Both sources sound really nice. Good bass extension without being sloppy and nice relaxed midrange on the wide card source. Now that I have a better fit for my USB cable I'm less paranoid.

Going out for Split Lip Rayfield on Friday in a similar sized room and Andy Frasco next Thursday in a very small club. Like the flexibility this deck has with the input options. I can do just about anything that I need.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #246 on: March 05, 2018, 12:52:14 PM »
^Sounds great!  Looking forward to checking out the Matisyahu show.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #247 on: March 05, 2018, 03:58:54 PM »
Schoeps MK41 > nBob > PFA || MBHO KA300 > PFA
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Marantz PMD706 || PMD620

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #248 on: March 07, 2018, 08:31:45 AM »
Doug’s website is updated. He’s now shipping two different mods at 399 each. Concert mod and Concert plus warm mod. Which one :hmmm:

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #249 on: March 07, 2018, 10:01:20 AM »
Doug’s website is updated. He’s now shipping two different mods at 399 each. Concert mod and Concert plus warm mod. Which one :hmmm:
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #250 on: March 07, 2018, 10:23:30 AM »
Doug’s website is updated. He’s now shipping two different mods at 399 each. Concert mod and Concert plus warm mod. Which one :hmmm:

Why not do both?  Doug said he can do one Mod on channels 1+2 and the other Mod on 3+4

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #251 on: March 07, 2018, 10:38:36 AM »
Is the $399 price for the modded 706 recorders only for the recorders purchased directly from Doug?   A price of $225 is listed for modding the 706 units in the general upgrades pricing section.

The following Upgrades are available for any Digital Recorders in good working order.
Please note, our upgrade voids the factory warranty.
If we did not sell the machine with an upgrade installed, we warranty only the parts we put in, not the entire machine.
Please contact Doug Oade via E-mail to obtain an RMA number as well as shipping and payment instructions.


http://www.oade.com/digital_recorders/hard_disc_recorders/upgrades.html

Marantz PMD 706 Super MOD - $225

Marantz PMD 706 Concert/Concert+Warm MOD - $225



The PMD-706 upgrades in stock and on sale @ $399.99, features a camera mounting system and audio I/O connection that allows it to be easily connected to your DSLR. XLR Line & Phantom Powered microphone inputs, Line input and an easy to use menu system that allows you to concentrate on the job, not the recorder.

http://www.oade.com/digital_recorders/hard_disc_recorders/PMD-706MODS.html


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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #252 on: March 07, 2018, 12:29:23 PM »
^Sounds great!  Looking forward to checking out the Matisyahu show.

https://archive.org/details/matis2018-03-02.mbho.ka300.flac

Your Matisyahu, MBHO active wide card pull sounds great!  Thanks.
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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #253 on: March 07, 2018, 01:20:29 PM »
Is the $399 price for the modded 706 recorders only for the recorders purchased directly from Doug?   A price of $225 is listed for modding the 706 units in the general upgrades pricing section.




Correct.  $399.99 w/ mod(s) if you buy direct.  Its an all inclusive price.  If you didn't buy the unit directly from Oade Bros, then the Mod alone is $225.00.  Got it?

Here's the link to the 706 w/ Warm & Concert mods.  $399.99

http://www.oade.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=33&zenid=j15m8fghu438m8dib8h753i392

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Re: Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel Recorder?
« Reply #254 on: March 07, 2018, 04:56:47 PM »
Is the $399 price for the modded 706 recorders only for the recorders purchased directly from Doug?   A price of $225 is listed for modding the 706 units in the general upgrades pricing section.

Correct.  $399.99 w/ mod(s) if you buy direct.  Its an all inclusive price.  If you didn't buy the unit directly from Oade Bros, then the Mod alone is $225.00.  Got it?

Here's the link to the 706 w/ Warm & Concert mods.  $399.99

http://www.oade.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=33&zenid=j15m8fghu438m8dib8h753i392

^I thought that was the case.  I just wanted to clarify that for anyone considering purchasing a 706 and having it modded by Doug.  Save yourself ~$125 and buy the modded recorder directly from Doug!

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