OVERVIEW

Designed for the advanced DSLR professional, this 6-channel recorder excels attached to a camera, camera rig, or while used in a bag as a 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. Utilizing the Dual-Record function that creates a duplicate track at a reduced level, up to (3) ‘safety tracks’ can be created for critical applications. ¼” TRS to XLRF breakout cables included for connecting balanced mic cables to inputs 5 and 6.

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.

FEATURES

  • 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

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

Power

  • 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

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)

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
  • Dimensions (width x depth x height): 4.3″ x 6.5″ x 2.0″ (10.9 x 16.5 x 5.1 cm)
  • Weight: 1.20 lbs (0.54 kg)