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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARANTZ REWRITES THE BOOK ON PROFESSIONAL FIELD RECORDING WITH THE INNOVATIVE
— Built-in hard drive allows cut-and-paste editing in the field,
then immediately burning audio and data CDs —
INFOCOMM, LAS VEGAS, NV, June 8, 2005 —
D&M Professional, manufacturer of the renowned Marantz Professional
line of recording products, has led the industry in professional field
recording solutions for decades. Marantz continues this charge with
the unveiling of the new CDR420. Never before has a CD recorder been
so flexible or so powerful. More than just a simple recorder, the Marantz
CDR420 contains a hard disk for recording, has cut-and-paste editing,
and a CD writer for burning Red Book-compatible audio, or MP3 discs.
The CDR420 is a complete recording solution in a compact, portable package
— there’s even a built-in microphone — designed to
handle any field situation. For court proceedings, municipal meetings,
once-in-a-lifetime events, concerts or anywhere audio needs to be recorded,
the CDR420 delivers with exceptional flexibility and impeccable audio
quality. An optional RPS420 Rechargeable Battery System is available
for the CDR420 to facilitate remote recording or power backup.
Because the CDR420 records 44.1 kHz mono or stereo WAV
or MP3 files directly to its internal 20 GB hard drive, it is capable
of instant field editing — cut, copy, paste, insert silence and
split track functions are all available. CDs can be burned in standard
Red Book audio format or in ISO9660 data format containing WAV and/or
MP3 files. Multiple MP3 bitrates allow the user to specify the best
combination of audio quality and record time.
Other CD features include the ability to read and display
CD text information from standard audio CDs, and a Copy CD function
for copying audio discs. Auto Track Increment automatically creates
track marks at user-selected intervals, and a timer record function
allows users to program record start and stop times for unattended operation.
The CDR420 can read, display and edit ID3 tags on MP3
files; a standard PS2 keyboard can be used for easy text editing, and
instant file naming during recording, and adds shortcuts to system functionality.
Built-in I/O connectivity allows fast uploading of data from the hard
drive to a computer, and Windows® XP disk tools (error check, defragment)
can be utilized through the system’s I/O port.
The CDR420 is all about capturing outstanding field audio,
and provides unparalleled audio support. There are balanced XLR mic/line
inputs with +48-volt phantom power and mic/line attenuation pads, as
well as unbalanced line inputs on RCA and S/PDIF digital I/O. A stereo
headphone jack and built-in speaker allow for monitoring in the field,
and automatic record level, limiter and manual record modes enable the
user to maximize input levels while preventing distortion. Recording
filters help minimize background noise, audible fast-forward and rewind
provide easy, quick locating within a track, and a 3-band equalizer
optimizes audio quality on playback.
Like all Marantz products, the CDR420 is built to handle
the rigors that occur in real-world field recording situations; it’s
designed to provide years of faithful service. The firmware can be upgraded
via CD or the I/O port for performance enhancements in the future.
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About Marantz Professional
A division of D&M Professional, which is also the parent company
of Denon Professional and Denon DJ, Marantz Professional manufactures
and distributes a reliable line of professional audio and video equipment
for the broadcast, commercial, corporate, education, government, audio/visual,
education, houses of worship, security and related industries.
Visit Marantz Professional at www.d-mpro.com.
About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. (TSE II: 6735) is based in Tokyo and is the parent
company of wholly owned subsidiaries Denon Ltd., Marantz Japan, Inc.
and McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. Denon, Marantz and McIntosh are global
industry leaders in the specialist home theater, audio/video consumer
electronics and professional audio markets, with a strong and long-standing
heritage of manufacturing and marketing high-performance audio and video
components. A wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings U.S., Inc.,
Digital Networks North America, Inc. (DNNA), owns the ReplayTV®,
Rio® and Escient brands—all representing award-winning technologies
in digital home entertainment. Additional information is available at
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