Featuring uncompromisingly high performance along with rugged build quality, the Marantz Professional PMD-661 MKIII, a 2-channel handheld solid-state audio recorder, gives news journalists, public safety personnel, court/municipal reporters, as well as investigators and researchers a professional quality device that captures accurate, detailed in-field recordings. Additionally, its file-encryption functionality offers the maximum security for sensitive information. It’s a great tool for situations where no-compromise audio data capture is required, but bulky equipment and separate microphones are not.

Handy standard features include password protection and file encryption capability that work seamlessly together to keep recordings safe from unauthorized access. WAV files can be encrypted to .WAS files, and MP3 files can be encrypted to .MPS  files, with both utilizing 4-digit password protection so only those with the 4-digit key can gain access to the files.

The onboard hardware configuration includes an high-quality integrated stereo condenser mic array for ‘point and shoot’ operation, switchable balanced mic/XLR line inputs, as well as unbalanced line outputs on RCA connectors, and a secondary unbalanced line input via a 3.5 mm mini jack connector. Plus it features an included external, omni-directional boundary microphone – great for meeting audio capture at a boardroom table. Also included is a rugged, practical carrying case to protect the recorder during transport and storage.

A truly compact and portable unit, it measures just 6.5” x 3.7” x 1.4” (165 x 93 x 36mm) with a highly visible 128 x 64 dot matrix OLED (organic LED) display that ensures ease of use wherever you're record, playback, or set up may take place. Its high-resolution 96kHz / 24-bit recording option means quality is never at issue when recording onto the supplied SD card. SDHC media compatibility means cards up to 32 GB in size can be used. In addition, the new built in ‘SD Card Check’ makes it simple and convenient to insert any SD card to check compatibility. High capacity media storage is matched by 6 hours of recording time using 4 AA Alkaline / Ni-MH batteries. Drag and drop file transfer is supported via the onboard USB port.

And if all that weren't enough, it comes equipped with a ‘Retake’ feature where a simple button press can take you back though the previously recorded audio and create a drop-in point to overdub. This provides easy re-recording part way through unwanted takes – ideal for dictation and electronic note-gathering applications.


Marantz Professional PMD-661 MKIII Includes:


  • PMD661 MKIII
  • Power Adapter
  • SD Card
  • Boundary Microphone (mini-XLR)
  • XLR-to-Mini-XLR Cable
  • RCA-to-1/8" (3.5 mm) Audio Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Carrying Case
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual


Marantz Professional PMD661MKIII Features:


  • Built-in studio-grade stereo condenser microphone array
  • Password-protected file encryption
  • WAV recording at 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24-bit
  • MP3 recording at 6 selectable recording bit rates from 32 to 320 kbps
  • Record directly to stable and reliable SD/SDHC flash media
  • (2) Balanced XLR Mic inputs with +48V phantom power
  • Dictation Functions including Pitch control and Skip Back
  • Card check compatibility feature
  • Passcode protection for the device
  • Linear style Retake record function
  • Large OLED (organic LED) Display
  • Built-in playback speaker and headphone jack
  • Runs on AC power or 4 x AA Batteries
  • Up to 6 hours of continuous recording time from a set of batteries


Marantz Professional PMD661MKIII Specifications:



  • Storage: SD/SDHC (SDHC max. size 64 GB)

Recording Formats

  • WAV: 16/24 bit linear PCM
  • MP3: MPEG1 Layer III Compression
  • Recording MP3 Bit Rate (Stereo): 320/256/192/128/64 kbps
  • Recording MP3 Bit Rate (Mono): 96/64/32 kbps
  • Sample rate: 44.1/48/96 kHz
  • Number of channels: 2 (stereo), 1 (mono)

Audio System

  • Frequency response: 20 – 20kHz (±1dB)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 65 dB (Mic); 85 dB (Line); IEC-A-weighted
  • THD (@ 0 VU) 0.08% (Mic); 0.02% (Line)
  • Dynamic range: 85dB


  • Microphone (XLR) Sensitivity: 1.2 mVrms / 4.2 kOhms
  • Line (1/4” / 6.35 mm) Sensitivity: 0 dbu / 4.2 kOhms
  • Line 2 (1/8” / 3.5 mm) Sensitivity: 500 mVrms / 20 kOhms


  • LINE: (2) RCA L/R @ 2.0V/10kO
  • Headphone: ¼” stereo jack @ 16mW/32 Ohms
  • Speaker (internal): 450mW/8 Ohms

Environmental Conditions

  • Operational temperature: 32 - 104° F (0 -40° C)
  • Operational humidity: 25 – 85% (no condensation)
  • Storage temperature: -4 – 140° F (-20 - 60° C)


  • Power Consumption, Recording & Playback: 4.2W(DC)
  • Battery life (alkaline): 6 hours (typical)
  • Phantom power: 48V, 10mA
  • AC adapter: DA620PMD (included)
  • Batteries: 4 x AA type alkaline dry cells or 4 x AA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
  • Backup battery: Lithium battery for real-time clock


  • Dimensions: (H x W x D) 1.4" x 3.7" x 6.5" (36 x 93 x 165mm)
  • Weight (without batteries): 12.5 oz. (352g)
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