The new unit also adds balanced XLR inputs and outputs, SPDIF as well as AES/EBU digital interfaces and RS232 control. The new PMD580 offers MP3 and WAV Recording formats, and users can select between 16-bit and 24-bit resolution.
"By adding network connectivity, the PMD580 takes the solid-state digital recorder to an entirely new level, one that will vastly increase users' flexibility and their ability to communicate, the ultimate mission of any recording device," states Peter Papageorge, Director of Sales and Marketing for D&M Professional. "With the introduction of the PMD580 Compact Digital Recorder, Marantz Professional can now offer an array of market sectors a 'good-better-best' solution, consisting of the PMD560, PMD570 and now the PMD580. It's more than a product - it's a solution."