What is it?A robust handheld PCM/MP3 recorder for professional broadcast applications. DetailsMeasuring 165mm x 93mm x 36mm, the PMD661 uses an improved control layout designed to offer comprehensive single-handed operation and a significantly smaller footprint than the earlier PMD660 model. It also offers an improved top facia layout with fewer buttons and more highly-developed multi-functional operation. The recorder features an integrated stereo condenser microphone array for ‘point and shoot’ operation plus a highly-visible 128 x 64 dot matrix OLED display. Both balanced mic and balanced line XLR inputs are included together with unbalanced line outs on RCA connectors and a secondary unbalanced line in on 3.5mm mini jack. The PMD661 offers a high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz PCM recording option utilising SD ﬂash media and compatible with SDHC cards currently capable of up to 32GB storage. Six hours recording time is possible from four AA alkaline/Ni-MH batteries and the unit provides 48V phantom power to external microphones. Drag and drop file transfer is supported via the USB 2.0 port and the unit offers a range of dictation functions including pitch control and skip back. The PMD661 is bundled with Marrantz Professional’s PMD Marker Editor PC software which allows the marker points made on the recorded ﬁle to be adjusted post-recording, and a new file created.