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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARANTZ PROFESSIONAL OFFERS NEW PMD560
RACK-MOUNT COMPACT DIGITAL RECORDER
— Featuring one-touch digital recording to Compact Flash or Microdrives,
onboard editing with Copy Segment, Virtual Track Mode for playback and
instant audio access to the preset marked points, the PMD560 provides
convenient digital recording/editing in an affordable package —
— The PMD560 offers over 35 hours of recording time on a
cost-effective 1 GB CF memory card —
NAMM WINTER SESSION, ANAHEIM, CA, January 19, 2006
— D&M Professional, manufacturer of the renowned Marantz Professional
PMD series of professional recording products, is bringing in the new
year with its latest compact flash recorder — the rack-mount PMD560
Compact Digital Recorder. 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 such as: government/municipal, law enforcement,
corporate, house of worship and education. Because of the ongoing popularity
of Compact Flash recording, and the recent success of the acclaimed
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 single rack space (1U) PMD560 is a solid-state recorder
with easy one-touch digital recording to cost-effective Compact Flash
media cards or Microdrives. Uncompressed WAV files can be recorded at
44.1 or 48 kHz, and high quality MP3 files can be recorded in mono (at
64 kbps) or in stereo (at 128 kbps). Using a standard 1 GB Compact Flash
card, the PMD560 can record over 1.5 hours of stereo and over 3 hours
of mono uncompressed audio, over 17 hours of stereo MP3 and over 35
hours of mono MP3 audio. Due to its solid-state design, the PMD560 has
no moving parts, and therefore it is extremely more reliable than cassette,
DAT or other tape/disc formats. This carries the added advantage of
eliminating periodic maintenance and all its related costs — particularly
important for recording meetings, archiving sound effects, gathering
audio for video, surveillance and broadcasters/journalists who are doing
in-the-field recording and playback.
Designed for the most demanding applications, the PMD560
features stereo or mono recording and has RCA input and output jacks,
two remote jacks as well as an RS232C 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 rack-mount 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 up/downloaded 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.
A 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 the user to concentrate on their work rather than
the operation of the PMD560.
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About D&M Professional
D&M Professional, parent company of Denon Professional, Marantz
Professional and Denon DJ, manufactures and distributes a reliable line
of professional audio and video equipment for the broadcast, commercial,
corporate, DJ, education, government, audio/visual, education, houses
of worship, security, and related industries.
Visit D&M Professional at www.d-mpro.com
or Denon DJ at: www.denondj.com.
About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. (TSE II: 6735) is based in Tokyo and owns the
Denon, Marantz, McIntosh Laboratory, Boston Acoustics, Snell Acoustics,
D&M Professional, ReplayTV® and Escient® brands. Denon,
Marantz, McIntosh and D&M Professional are global industry leaders
in the specialist home theater, audio/video consumer electronics or
professional audio markets, with a strong and long-standing heritage
of manufacturing and marketing high-performance audio and video components.
Boston Acoustics, with its signature The Boston Sound™, is a leader
in premium loudspeakers for home and audio markets. Snell is a super
premium speaker brand. The ReplayTV and Escient brands represent award-winning
technologies in digital home entertainment. Additional information is
available at www.dm-holdings.com.
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D&M Professional, 1100 Maplewood Dr. Itasca, IL 60143
Phone: (630) 741-0330 Fax: (630) 741-0652