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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2005, 10:10:35 AM »
ok..this thing sounds really, really good.
like a Tmod ua5..only w/a wmod soundstage.  made my 140s sing!
its a real snap to use..and the meeters rock.  nice hold feature.  great box.  stealthers rejoice!  now you can have something small only w/a HUGE sound

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2005, 10:25:36 AM »
Did you run it without the MME in front?  How long did the batteries last? 

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2005, 05:14:46 PM »
yea, just ran it solo.  the batteries would have gone the full 2.5 hours.  i was using energizer e2's, which I think are the best.

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2005, 10:01:42 PM »
i dont know.  maybe just a tinkerer forever.  he's probably been doing this stuff for nearly 30 years.  at least since the early 80's when he would mod his F1 PCM recorder.

i've been fucking around w/a soldering iron and circuit boards for a couple years now..and I have asperations of building my own crap..but lack the abilty to read schematics..or i'd be off to the races.
cables will have to be my only ability for now.
my point..self taught is possible.

it takes a special kind of mind to understand that stuff.

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2005, 07:21:44 AM »
thats cool!

ever take a 148 apart?  not much to it.  I feel that I could assemble one if I had the parts and one to look at.
I understand most of what i'm seeing..but lack the talent or imagination to actualy come up w/something like that on my own.
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what would be interesting..is to build one, but make more like a Tmod sound (as the 148 is more warm to me)

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2005, 12:44:04 PM »
Also, in a conversation with Doug, he suggested trying to get the record level set as high as possible using either the microphone attenutation or the 660's attentuation or some combination of both.

Nick, did you use, or have to use, any attenuation when you ran this the other night, such as d5 has to use with his mod 460's?  And did you have any issues with brickwalling? 

Thanks.

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2005, 12:47:13 PM »
Doug told me to run the -20db pad on it....which I did at first for the opener.  But, I could not get levels hotter than -12 w/the gain cranked...so I turned off the pad and ran it straight up at 0db. 

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2005, 02:03:35 PM »
thanks again Nick.  let me know if you plan to post any .wav samples of this box in action, i'd love to hear them.

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2005, 04:19:24 PM »
damn son, you're fast! 

thanks brother, i'm checking these out now...+t

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2005, 05:08:12 PM »
no problem guys.
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its slow though..only 387kbps upstream. 
the info file has no setlist, fwiw.

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2005, 04:46:04 PM »
A couple of questions...
If the PMD660 runs on 4 AA cells. (1.5v x 4 = 6v) Why can't you just use a 6 v SLA to power it. You mentioned having to step the voltage down to 4.8 v. (By the way, this can be done using some 1N400x diodes in series.) I'm also wondering about transfer time from the unit to a computer through the USB 1.0? cable.
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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2005, 05:08:31 PM »
A couple of questions...
If the PMD660 runs on 4 AA cells. (1.5v x 4 = 6v) Why can't you just use a 6 v SLA to power it.


beats me.  the input says 5v. and its not my unit...and i'd rather not fry Dougs recorder.
maybe the marantz steps the voltage down internaly...who knows.

You mentioned having to step the voltage down to 4.8 v. (By the way, this can be done using some 1N400x diodes in series.) I'm also wondering about transfer time from the unit to a computer through the USB 1.0? cable.

its usb 1.1.  I poped the card into my CF reader on my printer...and didn't benchmark the time it took to transfer.  but I would guess its no faster/slower than any usb CF reader.
thanks for the diode info.  i'll go to RS tomorrow and check that out.

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2005, 10:34:10 AM »
hey Nick, or anyone else, would it be possible to power this PMD660 externally using one of those walmart DVD batteries?  just curious.  i'm clueless when it comes to batteries and powering options.

thanks!

edit:  your Ratdog recording sounds real nice, Nick.  i'm d/l'ing Hornsby now, and i'm sure it is fine too.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2005, 10:54:59 AM by kgreener »

 

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