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Marantz Professional Offers New PMD560 Compact Digital Recorder

Featuring one-touch digital recording to CompactFlash or Microdrives, the Marantz Professional PMD560 provides convenient digital recording/editing in an affordable package

Marantz Professional Offers New PMD560 Compact Digital Recorder

May 3, 2007 8:00 AM

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D&M Professional, manufacturer of the Marantz Professional PMD series of professional recording products, will exhibit its latest CompactFlash recorder, the rackmount PMD560 compact digital recorder, at InfoComm June 15-21.

The PMD560 is a direct result of feedback from users in the field who are working in an array of recording environments in various vertical markets including government/municipal, law enforcement, corporate, house of worship, and education. Because of the ongoing popularity of CompactFlash recording, and the recent success of the Marantz Professional PMD660 portable digital recorder, the company continues to develop products that provide advanced functionality and convenience, further emphasizing its ongoing commitment to supplying customers with market-driven product solutions.

The 1RU PMD560 is a solid-state recorder with easy one-touch digital recording to cost-effective CompactFlash media cards or Microdrives. Uncompressed WAV files can be recorded at 44.1kHz or 48kHz, and high-quality MP3 files can be recorded in mono (at 64kbps) or in stereo (at 128kbps). Using a standard 1GB CompactFlash card, the PMD560 can record more than 1.5 hours of stereo, more than three hours of mono uncompressed audio, more than 17 hours of stereo MP3, or more than 35 hours of mono MP3 audio.

Due to its solid-state design, the PMD560 has no moving parts, and therefore it is much more reliable than cassette, DAT, or other tape/disc formats. This carries the added advantage of eliminating the need for periodic maintenance and all those related costs.

Designed for the most demanding applications, the PMD560 features stereo or mono recording and has RCA input and output jacks, two remote jacks, and an RS-232C connection port. With intuitive controls, the front panel also offers a headphone jack with volume level and a built-in USB interface. The PMD560 is the perfect rackmount companion to the Marantz Professional PMD660 compact digital recorder.

The PMD560 offers editing capabilities in a class by itself. Included onboard are two editing modes. Copy Segment editing uses non-destructive cut-and-paste-style editing to create a new sound file, which can be uploaded to a PC via the front-panel USB port. With Marantz Professional’s exclusive Virtual Track Mode, the user can create an internal edit list enabling immediate playback of file segments, without using card memory to create a new file. Up to 99 virtual tracks can be created to compare edits, set up multiple sound bytes, or provide interview segments of differing durations.

The revolutionary optional RC600PMD wired remote control that attaches to any microphone is available to supply Record/Pause control, track marking, and peak meter monitoring from the microphone position, allowing users to concentrate on their work rather than the operation of the PMD560.

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