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Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« on: September 27, 2007, 11:01:55 PM »

Alright, maybe I've been had or something, or maybe you all already know about this, but check this out...

I opened my RSS feed reader today and in one of my folders with tech-related feeds, a post about the new PMD620 was there (in the reader). But when I clicked through I got a 404 not found. So I was like WTF? Then, of course, do the obligatory search on google, and sure enough there's only this (former) reference.

I think they leaked it by accident or something. Sounds like a Marantz rep was there giving a demo, but I'm wondering why the specs and the photo aren't there any more?

Any of you heard about this yet? If not, TS is all up in the scoop and sh*t, LMAO...

Cause I still had the goods in my cache, heh... You can thank me later...  :P

Here's what it said:

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Today at the Podcast Academy, Ontario Ca., Marantz Professional introduced
the brand new PMD620 Solid State Portable Recorder. This is the newest edition
to their acclaimed line of professional recording devices. The PMD 620 sports
a pocket size form factor, easy to use menu interface buttons, internal mics,
and a convenient built in speaker. It is designed to be used in may markets,
including podcasting and broadcasting.

pmd620.jpg

The top of the PMD620 houses a pair of high quality omnidirectional condenser
mics for convenient recording. This device also provides an 1/8″ input
for external plugin mono or stereo microphones, with +5v phantom power for
electret condensers. The PMD620 can record 16 or 24bit resolution audio [mono
or stereo] direct to SD flash memory in the WAV or MP3 file formats. The
display screen uses state of the art OLED technology resulting in sharp,
bright references with low power consumption.

The PMD620 uses 2 x AA Alkaline or NiMH batteries for up to 5 hours of operation.

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Re: Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2007, 11:31:01 PM »
I'm not sure what this little box has over the MT.  Only 1/8" input? 
Frankly, I was hoping for something with the positive attributes of the 660, with the size
of the MT.  But this doesn't seem to be that unit.
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Re: Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 12:17:15 AM »
nice work.

any major advantages over the R-09?

I actually work for a living with music, instead of you jerk offs who wish they did.

bwaaaahahahahahaha.... that is awesome!

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Re: Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2007, 12:32:47 AM »
Maybe a line in jack that doesn't break?
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Re: Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2007, 12:46:41 AM »
screw that thing, I'll do the Pepsi challenge with my Korg MR-1 any day over a Marantz product.  I've owned Marantz analog decks, DAT decks and CDR stand alone's.  Never had such a headache in my life. 

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Re: Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2007, 01:01:57 AM »
That thing is eerily similar to the R-09...

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Re: Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2007, 11:20:32 AM »
Where is the digital in/out on this thing? I guess they forgot about that nice feature.  ::) Maybe we will have to wait for the PMD631 for a digital in/out on the recorder.

Thanks for posting the news though, nice work.
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Re: Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2007, 09:49:50 PM »
Of course, Marantz already markets a recorder with digital in/out:  The PMD671.  I doubt any of the less expensive Marantz recorders will have this feature because it would take sales away from the 671.

Fostex follows a similar course.  The $1200 FR-2 has digital in/out, while the $600 FR-2LE does not.

Looks like the bit-bucket options below $400 remain:
M-Audio Microtrack
Hi-MD and standard minidisc
iRiver h120/140
Creative JB3

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Re: Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2007, 10:42:33 AM »
And the R-09 in my book....
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Re: Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2007, 01:23:51 PM »
And the R-09 in my book....
i think he means with digi in
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Re: Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2007, 04:44:10 PM »
Here is an article about it that just came out today

http://news.harmony-central.com/Newp/2007/Marantz-Professional-PMD620.html


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Re: Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2007, 06:34:05 PM »
Interesting.....

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Re: Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2007, 07:10:00 PM »
Interesting.....



I don't like the metering...Two dots on for level one for over, that sucks.  But the card issue  in terms of size is huge!    Put R9 metering on the screen and I would likely get one.... I wish it had a digi in too.  This market looks like its heating up...Looks like I am still waiting this market out.   8)
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Re: Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2007, 07:12:17 PM »
I don't like the metering...Two dots on for level one for over, that sucks.  But the card issue  in terms of size is huge!    Put R9 metering on the screen and I would likely get one.... I wish it had a digi in too.  This market looks like its heating up...Looks like I am still waiting this market out.   8)

I saw another picture somewhere with the meters shown, they looked very similar to the ones on the RO9.

I'll see if I can find it. No dice, Maybe I'm thinking of something else.
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Re: Tapers Section World Scoop (LOL) - Marantz PMD620
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2007, 09:42:59 PM »
Here is an article about it that just came out today

http://news.harmony-central.com/Newp/2007/Marantz-Professional-PMD620.html



"The PMD620 offers direct to MP3 recording in three quality levels, as well as fully uncompressed, CD-quality 44.1/48 kHz .wav format in 16 or 24-bit resolution"

So it's a recycled R-01, or what?

Jeff

 

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