Marantz PMD-706 DSLR recorder


The PMD-706 is an advanced 6-channel field recorder. Featuring (4) XLR combo jacks for MIC & LINE level sources, and (2) ¼” TRS jacks for supporting LINE/MIC level, six high-quality audio tracks can be recorded at once.  There is also a 3.5mm TRS input for extra versatility. Featuring a Dual-Record function that creates a duplicate track at a reduced level, up to (3) ‘safety tracks’ can be created for critical applications. Included are ¼” TRS to XLRF breakout cables for connecting balanced mic cables to inputs 5 and 6.

By utilizing the included DSLR camera mounting bracket, the PMD-706 satisfies the requirements required by professional DSLR recordists. This 6-channel recorder excels when attached to a camera or camera rig.

The PMD-706 comes standard with file encryption ability to keep recordings safe from unauthorized access – offering the maximum security for sensitive information.  This works by encrypting WAV files to WAS files.  These encrypted files utilize a 4-digit password protection feature so that only those with the 4-digit key can open and play the files.  To play encrypted files on a computer, use the DMP Mark Editor v2.0.0 software – available in the Downloads section.


  • 6-channel recording up to 96kHz/24-bit
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC recording media
  • (4) XLR/TRS combo jacks for MIC and LINE level inputs
  • High Definition Discreet microphone preamps
  • (2) 1/4″ TRS jacks for LINE level inputs
  • 48V phantom power for professional condenser microphones
  • 5-position lo-cut filter, limiting function and M/S microphone decoding
  • Dual-recording mode creates a duplicate track at a reduced level (safety track). Total of (3) safety tracks possible.
  • 3.5mm stereo jack with plug-in power for consumer microphones
  • DSLR camera mounting bracket
  • Tripod mounting socket on bottom of recorder


Specifikacija Connectors
(4) XLR+1/4" (6.35mm) inputs
(2) 1/4" TRS (6.35mm) inputs
(2) 1/8" (3.5mm) inputs
(3) 1/8" (3.5mm) outputs
(1) Micro-USB port, Type B

Via (4) AA batteries (Alkaline or NI-MH), USB bus power, or a USB adapter
Consumption: 2 W (with phantom power off), 4 W (with 6 channels and phantom power on)
Operating Temperature: 41 - 140°F / 5 - 60°C
Operating Humidity: 25 - 85%, non-condensing

Battery Life: up to 5.5 hours (with phantom power off)
Supported SD Media
SD card (64 MB - 2 GB)
SDHC card (4 - 32 GB)
SDXC card (48 - 128 GB)

Recording Channels: 6-channels (stereo x 3, mono x 6), 4-channels in Dual Stereo mode, 4-channels max with 96 kHz sampling rate
Recording Formats
WAV (44.1, 48, or 96 kHz; 16- or 24-bit)
BWF (44.1, 48, or 96 kHz; 16- or 24-bit)

Recording Modes: Mono, Stereo, Dual Mono, Dual Stereo, Mid/Side Recording, Mix
Audio Performance
Signal to Noise
93 dB (Line In -> Line Out)
88 - 90 dB (Mic In -> Line Out)
93 dB (Ext In -> Line Out)
93 dB (Camera In -> Line Out)
92 dB (Line In -> Headphone Out)
92 dB (Line In -> Camera Out)

Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±1.0 dB)
Input Impedance: 2 kΩ
Phantom Power: 48V (±4V, 10 mA/channel), 24V (±4V, 10 mA/channel)

Audio Channels
Inputs 1, 2, 3, 4 (set to MIC or MIC + phantom power)
Input Impedance: 4.7 kΩ
Maximum Input Level: -8 dBu
Mic Input Gain: +28 dB (Low), +47 dB (Mid), +59 dB (High), +64 dB (Hi Plus)

Inputs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (set to LINE)
Input Impedance: 4.7 kΩ
Standard Input Level: 0 dBu
Maximum Input Gain: +12 dBu
Line Input Gain: +0 dB (Low), +10 dB (mid), +20 dB (High), +30 dB (Hi Plus)

External Inputs 1 & 2
Input Impedance: 10 kΩ
Maximum Input Level: -1 dBV
Low +9 dB, Mid +20 dB, High +35 dB, Hi Plus +45 dB

Camera Input
Input Impedance: 1 kΩ
Standard Input Level: -10 dBV
Maximum Input Level: +3 dBV

1/8" (3.5mm) Line Output
Output Impedance: 1 kΩ
Maximum Output Level: +3 dBV

1/8" (3.5mm) Camera Output
Output Impedance: 100 Ω
Maximum Output Level: -4 dBV




Marantz PMD-706 DSLR recorder
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