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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2005, 12:07:15 AM »
This is probably a dumb question, But does the 660 have a built-in ADC in it?  Or all the recordings through the XLR just analog > CF card?    ???  Gosh, I sound dumb.   :help:

yikes Dan..   how else is an analog signal turned into data to write to the card?..  +t for yikes of it!

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2005, 12:23:38 AM »
This is probably a dumb question, But does the 660 have a built-in ADC in it?  Or all the recordings through the XLR just analog > CF card?    ???  Gosh, I sound dumb.   :help:

yikes Dan..   how else is an analog signal turned into data to write to the card?..  +t for yikes of it!

edit:  599!!

Make it an even 600
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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2005, 02:28:06 AM »
+T guys.  I'm a tool!   :crazy:

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2005, 06:53:29 AM »
Re powering the 660, I've found it's quite conservatively spec'd.  I noticed NiMH battery life in the 671 manual was spec'd with 1600 mAH cells.  Cell capacity in the 660 manual wasn't specified but I bet it's the same.  I'm using 2500 mAH Sanyo HR-3U cells (sold retail as Energizer 2500 mAH at 4/$10 at Target, these are very good cells) and the 660 will record for close to 8 hours nonstop on a charge with these cells, at least with phantom power off.  I was originally going to set up an external pack but I find that the 2500 mAH cells last long enough that I don't mind swapping them out once in a while.  If I did an external pack anyway, it would be just four NiMH cells (1.25V each) and that should be close enough to 5v to keep the recorder happy.  I notice internally the 4 cells are set up in series/parallel for some weird reason, so there's a dc/dc converter in there stepping up the 2.4 volts input.

Here are some cheap 4.8v packs that should also work fine (I don't think the Powerizer cells are of the best quality though):
http://batteryspace.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=471

The $12.95, 4800 mah pack should run the unit for way more than 12 hours.  Or the 3300 mAH pack including a charger is a pretty good deal.

My pmd660 review mentions a few other possibilities: http://www.nightsong.com/phr/pmd660.html

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #49 on: October 25, 2005, 10:12:39 PM »
can you run this on a wall wart??

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #50 on: October 25, 2005, 10:51:21 PM »
Yup, provided it puts out 5v DC.

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Re: Marantz PMD 660 pics
« Reply #51 on: November 08, 2005, 11:45:20 PM »
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
As you would say this unit makes me horney ..Dougs the man!!, I plan on stopping by his place when i go to Georgia..I think i best clean out my snorkle before i gaze at all his toys!!

 

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