After identifying the track number you want to erase. Silent Skip On, Off, -60,-54, -38, -20dB Off - Disables the feature On- enables Silent Skip which automatically pauses recording when there is a period of silence and resumes recording when the sound resumes. Quality: The one quibble in the finish and fit is the door to the Compact Flash card - it doesn't open very wide, and I'm afraid some day I'll break the hinge if I'm not careful. Recordings can then be transferred to your desktop or 1. Bring your answer sheet with you to the test, which should take approximately 30 - 45 minutes. The Wow Factor: I love Marantz gear in general, and this item was no exception.
. I bought this product, gave it a try, and sent it back immediately. The power supplied is 2. Installing the carry strap 1. It is about the size of a paperback book and looks like an old-fashioned tape recorder. It's hard to figure out how to completely close the door of the slot and it seems fragile so I was afraid I would break it.
Sound: When researching solid state recorders, I found more than a few reviews trashing the mic preamps in the 660, and I must admit that the built in mics were awfully noisy and distorted. Value: This product is absolutely worth its selling price. You'll notice you'll be stopping and concerning yourself more with minimizing the handling noise from the microphone and the noise it picks up from your own movement, than out of an awareness of the recorder. This information is included in the file name. Marantz will pay for Audio cable.
Sound: This unit has terrible hiss. A -20 dB pad is onboard to compensate for various microphone sensitivities. Off - Disables the automatic numbering of tracks. With no moving parts and with the level of care I give it, I expect it to last for several years. Auto Trk Off, 1, 5, 10, 15, 30min. Unless, of course I win the lottery, and can suddenly drop 5 or 6 figures on a portable recording set-up! Stereo uses twice as much storage space as Mono. Some users reported an abnormal amount of noise floor.
I use the 660 to record live music and for recording nature sounds. In calls to Marantz, they assured me that they have used it for these applications, and that I would be very happy with it. Many of these are just fine for non-critical utility applications, but the professional recordist will opt for the settings that result in optimum audio quality. We are also looking for any opportunity to exchange both server access and service manuals and anyone interested can contact us. The only disadvantage is drilling down into menus to change the audio specs. Threshold options include -60,-54, -38, -20dB.
Marantz gave the 660 a myriad of control choices that can easily overwhelm the novice or occasional user in the field. Perhaps a metal exterior would inspire more confidence on its durability than the plastic. It has a peak meter right on the remote, so you can keep an eye on your recording, without taking your eye off the ball. Manufacturer Support: i havent needed to yet The Wow Factor: its a very tempting product for people doing multimedia in the journalistic field. If I could get the exact same device, with the same features and the same battery life, but with a better mic preamp on board, I'd pay extra for it. If you plan on using rechargeable batteries select Nihm. This will erase any previously recorded tracks and prepares it for use in the Marantz.
It may also be removed for data transfer. It really is the most bang for the bucks. Gently insert a compact flash card into the slot. Preset 2 is used for highest-quality mono recordings. I got excellent results riding gain manually with the nice big control knob on the 660.
The hardest thing for me was replacing the memory card. However if you use an inexpensive condenser mic or better, it will sound great. Solid State Technology makes solid state recorders less vulnerable to bumps, vibrations, and sonic deterioration over the long haul. Value: In my research on solid state recorders, to get features and specs any better than the 660, be prepared to spend 30 to almost 50 percent more. I am a professional enertainer. .
A brushed aluminum exterior naked or black finish would definitely make it sexier and give a greater impression of ruggedness. Be careful not to accidently press enter while Default is selected. Default --- The Default menu choice resets all Menue not Edit menu items in the Preset to their default values. If you are using batteries make sure they are in correctly and properly charged. Schedule a proficiency at the front desk of Media Loan or by calling 360-867-6253. I played back our recording through our studio monitors and I was impressed! It is quite rugged and has some good features, and reasonable audio quality.