Professional Quality Digital Recording
With a choice of 16- or 24-bit recoding in a variety of file formats and quality settings, the PMD580 can handle everything from orchestral music to meetings and lectures with equal aplomb. Its FAT32 file structure is future-proof, handling any size CF card (up to 2 terabytes) behind its front-mounted security door.
Flexible File Formats
The PMD580 can record uncompressed WAV or compressed MP3 files across a variety of quality settings, with sample rates up to 48 kHz. Assignable options are accessible from the menu, making it simple even for inexperienced operators to select the best option.
Ease of Operation
With its intuitive front panel controls and menu-driven setup, the PMD580 is easy to use. A front-panel screen guides the user through selection of file format and quality settings, while a 12-stage stereo VU meter and headphone output with volume control enable quick and sure confirmation of recording status.
With full professional inputs and outputs, both analog and digital, the PMD580 integrates easily into any system. Analog I/O includes both balanced XLR and unbalanced phono plugs, while digital capabilities include both AES/EBU and S/PDIF inputs and outputs. Beyond that, an RS232C port enables remote control in Crestron and AMX systems, while an Ethernet connection makes the PMD580 a full-fledged network device for both acquisition and playback.
Network Operation and Control
With its Ethernet connectivity and internal Web GUI, the PMD580 appears as a network device, allowing full remote setup and control. This browser-style interface is integral to the design, requiring no extra software and compatible with both PC and Mac network environments. Recording sessions can be scheduled in advance, and recorded files can be downloaded directly to a computer.
For ultimate convenience, an automatic archiving feature allows the downloading of recorder files, eliminating the need to physically walk the CF card back to the storage server. With the ability to lock out front panel controls and track real time, the user can confidently schedule the day’s recording to be archived to a designated computer or server at the end of the day, so the PMD580 is always ready to handle the next day’s activities.
The PMD580 includes numerous functional recording and editing features. Files can be marked and divided either manually while recording, as well as automatically in predefined increments, making it easier to sort through hours of recorded materials. Whether used manually, via RS232 control or via its IP network interface, the PMD580 offers both comprehensive recording capability and ease of operation, making it the ultimate solid state recorder for the installation market.
Specifications: • System: Solid State Recorder • Usable Media: CF Memory Cards, Microdrive Cards • Recording and Media Methods: MP3 - MPEG1 Layer III Compression; WAV - 16/24 Bit Linear PCM • Recording MP3 Bit-rate (Selectable): Mono 160, 128, 96, 64, 32 kbps; Stereo 320, 256, 192, 128, 64 kbps • Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48 kHz • Number of Channels: 2 (Stereo), 1 (Mono) • Audio Frequency Response : 10 to 20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB • Signal-to-noise Ratio, IEC-A Weighted: 91 dB • Total Harmonic Distortion at 0 VU: 0.01% • Dynamic Range: 94 dB • Dimensions: 19.0" W x 1.7" H x 13.5" D (483 x 44 x 344 mm) • Weight: 8.2 lbs. (3.7 kg).