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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #300 on: October 19, 2008, 07:41:01 PM »
In the past, Oade did keep the line-in intact on some ACM's by customer request.    The ACM with line-input is now called the "song catcher"...
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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #301 on: October 20, 2008, 09:31:17 PM »
No line-in on the ACM.

Yes the SBD feed was too high if you had problems.  Make sure when you run the XLR from a SBD to turn your phantom power off!!!!

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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #302 on: November 04, 2008, 04:17:13 PM »
I'm hoping to pick up a 660 from the yard sale on Friday (when I get paid),  after reading all these posts I'm stoked to try it out!!!  Gunna run AKG481's, how should this sound?

Also...I'm gunna get an external 5v battery, here's one I found online:
http://www.batterygeek.net/GeekPod_100_White_100_Hour_iPod_Battery_p/geekpod_100_white.htm

Or with any of the other external battery packs that have been posted in this thread...my questions is: what tips or cable do I use to go from the battery pack to the 660?
after investing in a battery & this box, I'd hate to fry it or lose a recording because of improper connection between my external batt & the 660.

I'm no electrical engineer, so esplain it to me like I'm in 3rd grade & maybe provide a link for an exerntal battery & cable/tip/adapter that would work with this box. 

Thanks Y'all
« Last Edit: November 04, 2008, 04:19:51 PM by Gr8ful98 »
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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #303 on: November 04, 2008, 08:47:15 PM »
Welcome.

AKG's + Modded 660 is bomb.
If you take some of the links in this thread to external batteries,
 they will have the cables and tips included.

I use this and get 5+hrs of taping. http://www.bixnet.com/5v7libapa.html
Perfect for me as I don't do any festivals/jamband jive.

I was thinking of getting a tekkeon http://www.geekbro.com/index.cfm/hurl/page=product/itemid=720048?source=GoogleBase

or Tekkeon
http://www.geekbro.com/index.cfm/hurl/page=product/catidList=0/itemid=719925/Tekkeon-Mp3450-Mypower-All-Plus-Rechargeable-Battery


I was thinking of the other Tekkeon options because of selective voltage.
This could come in handy down the line.
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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #304 on: November 05, 2008, 11:51:40 AM »
Sweet!  Thanks...I'll keep y'all posted.  If I don't score the ACM 660 used, I'll probably get the "Song Catcher" mod direct from OADE.  The UA5>JB3 combo has been good to me, but after reading all these posts...I'm stoked about using the moded 660.  I can't believe how small this thing is & what it's capable of.

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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #305 on: November 10, 2008, 09:43:35 AM »
I'm quite pleased by my Songcatcher PMD660. It makes great-sounding recordings of whatever I point it at (using a RODE NT4). At least they're good enough for my ears. I recorded the soundtrack to "my" recently-released movie (I play the starring role) with the NT4 > 660 and the director/producer did a little tweaking in post and it sounds incredible. Check it out at http://www.philosophersstone.org if you want to. The music is "sludge metal" mixed with "noise rock" and was all improvised. Anyway...

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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #306 on: November 23, 2008, 12:29:11 PM »
Jesus Christ I am tracking a Brew tape Krispy D did and the Oade ACM Marantz PMD 660 can run very hot and click pretty gracefully. 

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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #307 on: November 23, 2008, 01:03:05 PM »
Jesus Christ I am tracking a Brew tape Krispy D did and the Oade ACM Marantz PMD 660 can run very hot and click pretty gracefully. 
That second set was way to hot!  sorry about that.  the good news is that little box can clip with very little distortion!
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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #308 on: November 23, 2008, 01:04:37 PM »
how many hands has that tape gone through now?  I thought I gave it to Joe to finish...  Hmmm...  How many tapers does it take to track a brew show?
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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #309 on: November 23, 2008, 01:36:51 PM »
how many hands has that tape gone through now?  I thought I gave it to Joe to finish...  Hmmm...  How many tapers does it take to track a brew show?
lol he outsourced it

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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #310 on: December 01, 2008, 03:18:23 PM »
I have a Busman T-Mod 660 and my setup looks like this:
 
Neumann SKM 184 > Canare Xlr's > Busman T-Mod Marrantz PMD 660

.... I've owned this box for a little over a year and got the mod about exactly a year ago... well anyway... I have noticed that i almost always have to use the -20db attenuation pad while recording...but when i go to a show that is a) either unplugged acoustic music or b) i am forced to record from the back of the room i have to turn the  attenuator off and in doing so the mics overdrive at even just clapping...and if i leave the attenuator on then the levels are way low unless you turn the levels way up which causes hiss? any suggestions?


P.S. to the questions above about batteries i would use the tekkon a little big but it is ready to go out of the package and it will last for 8 + hours of recording with the phantom power on and running to the 184's

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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #311 on: December 01, 2008, 03:33:17 PM »
I have a Busman T-Mod 660 and my setup looks like this:
 
Neumann SKM 184 > Canare Xlr's > Busman T-Mod Marrantz PMD 660

.... I've owned this box for a little over a year and got the mod about exactly a year ago... well anyway... I have noticed that i almost always have to use the -20db attenuation pad while recording...but when i go to a show that is a) either unplugged acoustic music or b) i am forced to record from the back of the room i have to turn the  attenuator off and in doing so the mics overdrive at even just clapping...and if i leave the attenuator on then the levels are way low unless you turn the levels way up which causes hiss? any suggestions?


P.S. to the questions above about batteries i would use the tekkon a little big but it is ready to go out of the package and it will last for 8 + hours of recording with the phantom power on and running to the 184's

i had this same problem with the oade songcatcher 660.  after switching to the fr2le (wmod) i nolonger had the problem. a pre in front would fix the problem, but then there goes your all in one box.  i imagine that the 661 will not have this problem due to extra headroom allowed by 24bit. i could be mistaken.
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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #312 on: December 01, 2008, 06:51:19 PM »
Never had this problem.
I have a busman mod box too.
I've recorded unamped music too with no problems.

You should e-mail or pm chris.
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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #313 on: December 01, 2008, 07:02:08 PM »
sounds like they are describing a "missing" area of the gain range, between the pad being engaged and not.

I am not sure, but I think my 660 isnt like this.   When the pad is off and the level knob is at minimum, it is the same as when the pad is on and the gain is cranked....

Anyone wanna test their 660?

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Re: TEAM Marantz PMD 660 (Part II)
« Reply #314 on: December 01, 2008, 07:05:57 PM »
I have never had to go past noon on my gain.
Quiet or amplified shows.
Always with the pad on too.
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