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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Record extended-length voice or high-quality audio in three quality levels direct to MP3.

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, allowing the user to configure the PMD620 for a wide variety of applications, from extended-length voice recordings to high-quality music applications. Sound quality is enhanced by the inclusion of two condenser microphones on the PMD620, as well as line and external mic inputs, and an external mic output.

The new PMD620 use SD flash memory for data storage. The PMD620 accepts high capacity memory cards up to 2TB, (2048 gigabytes).
The PMD620 offers one-touch recording using a button with its own tactile feel and red highlight illumination. The unit's transport controls will be familiar to users of personal portable music devices, and incorporates a thumb-operated scroll wheel and a vivid organic LED (OLED) display screen, one of the first in the industry, which uses very little power to illuminate, thus extending the unit's battery life. (The PMD620 is powered by two AA batteries.)

The display's black background means that all alpha-numerics and function icons are always crisp and easy to read. The screen is also configurable thanks to two font sizes, allowing more information on the screen with the smaller font and highly readable key information with the larger one.
Included in the firmware is "Copy Segment" editing, which uses non-destructive cut-and-paste-style editing to create a new sound file, which can be up/downloaded via the built-in USB port. Another menu feature, "Skip Back," allows transcribers the ability to review recorded audio from 1 to 60 previous seconds. And the PMD620's USB 2.0 port allows drag-and-drop transfer of files to a PC. "Level" and "Peak" LEDs let you know the status of your input signal, and you can toggle between four displays screens that provide elapsed time, time remaining and other key data.

FEATURES
True handheld portability with one-touch stereo recording
Professional recording features and flexible file formats
Digital recording with file size limited only by SD card capacity
On-board editing and playback features
Full inputs and outputs, including USB 2.0 connectivity
SPECIFICATIONS
Digital Audio System
System: Solid State Recorder
Usable Media: SD/SDHC Cards

Recording Format
MP3: MPEG1 Layer III Compression
WAV: 16/24 Bit Linear PCM

Recording MP3 Bit-rate
Stereo: 192/128/64 kbps
Mono: 96/64/32 kbps

Sample Rate: 44.1/48 kHz
Number of Channels: 2 (Stereo) / 1 (Mono)

Audio Performance
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±1 dB)

Signal-to-noise Ratio, IEC-A Weighted
MIC: 68 dB
LINE: 80 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion at 0 VU
MIC: 0.06%
LINE: 0.02%

Dynamic Range 81 dB

Inputs
External MIC
Type: 1/8" stereo jack
Input Sensitivity: 6 mVrms/30 kohms

LINE
Type: 1/8" stereo jack
Input Sensitivity: 500 mVrms/20 kohms

Outputs
LINE
Type: 1/8" stereo jack
Standard Level: 1.0 Vrms/10 kohms

Headphone
Type: 1/8" stereo jack
Standard Level: 16 mW/16 ohms

Speaker
Standard Level: 150 mW/8 ohms

General
Power Consumption
Recording/Playback: 1.5 W (DC)
Battery Life (Alkaline): 5 hours (Typical)
Phantom Power: 5V, 1mA (Max.)

Environmental Conditions
Operational Temperature: 0 to 40C (32 - 104F)
Operational Humidity: 25% to 85% (No condensation)
Storage Temperature: ”20 to 60C (”4 - 140F)

Dimensions
Width: 62 mm (2.5")
Height: 102 mm (4")
Depth: 25 mm (1")
Weight (Excluding Batteries): 110 g (4 oz)

Included Accessories
Audio Cable
USB Cable
AC Adapter
User Guide
CD-ROM
Handy Strap
Customer Registration Document (U.S. Only)
Tripod/Belt Clip Adapter
SD Card
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3.0

Watch what kind of memory you get for this...

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The Marantz PMD620 has a problem with the firmware update. Certain types of SD memory it simply does not like, these including Transcend and Kingston. (Problem did not seem to exist with the original firmware) Any file over several minutes in length (aren't they all) will not play on your PC until you go back and try to play the file on the recorder itself first. When you do this, a small window comes saying 'restore' only then the file will play (Most of the time). Tech support was of no help. Only recommended we don't use these brands. They also say they have not heard of the problem before. However, if the problem is not known, then how does the recorder know to 'restore' the file when you try to play it? This 'restore' function MUST be written into the latest firmware update to happen. Naughty, naughty, being deceptive to the customer... I am not discouraging anyone from getting this, it's just that if a problem exists, (and it's known by the manufacturer) they have to correct it, or advise to not purchase some types of memory. Get Sandisk only for this... Some technical information: http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Rec/rec.arts.movies.production.sound/2008-03/msg00862.html

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