Marantz Pro PMD-602A

2-Channel DSLR Microphone Preamp and Monitor Mixer

  • 2 XLR / Jack combo inputs - selectable level MIC or LINE
  • 12V or 48V phantom power for condenser microphones
  • 3.5mm stereo jack input
  • Limiter function
  • Line output with volume control
  • Headphone output
  • Camera mounting and tripod thread
  • Battery operation with 4 AA batteries
  • Scope of delivery: PMD-602A, operating instructions, safety & guarantee instructions

Technical specifications:

  • Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz (+1 dB)
  • Signal to noise ratio:> 94 dB
  • Max. Mic input level: -20 dBu (high level), +10 dB (low level)
  • Mic input sensitivity: -40 dBu
  • Mic input impedance: 2 kOhm
  • Max. Line input level: +24 dB
  • Line input impedance: 10 kOhm
  • Max. Voltage gain: -24 dB
  • Phantom power: 12V and 48V (switchable)
  • Battery life (phantom power OFF): 15 hours
  • Battery life (phantom power ON): 12 hours
  • Power consumption: <5 W
  • Connections: 2x XLR / 6.3 mm jack combo input
  • 3.5 mm TRS stereo input jack
  • 3.5mm TRS stereo output jack
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone output
  • Operating Environment: Temperature: 41-140 ° F / 5-60 ° C, Humidity: 25 - 85%, non-condensing
  • Dimensions: 38 x 64 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 630 g

Further Information

Channels 2
Number of microphone inputs 2
Instrument input Yes
Tubes No
Compressor/Limiter Yes
Equalizer No
De-Esser No
Phantom power Yes
Phase Reverse No
External effect loops No
Analogue Outputs Mini Jack
Digitale Outputs -
Headphone connection Yes
Level Meter Yes
3 Customer Ratings:
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4.7 / 5.0
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Obler, 12.12.2017
As I was just looking for a device with which I could improve the sound of my DSLR (Canon 80D) at a low price a little bit, the Marantz PMD-602A just got it right.
However, I did not want to grab one of the Rode Videomics because there are microphones, and a Zoom H4 was a bit too expensive for my purposes.

At first glance, the device immediately made a good impression. The case is made of metal and thus stable and strong, but also a bit heavier. For smaller tripods, you should therefore pay attention to whether the camera and preamp are not too heavy. The fact that you can simply screw the preamp to the bottom of the camera and you can attach the entire unit on a tripod together, I find it a very good thing. Alternatively, you can remove the screw on the preamp and you get an additional hot shoe.

Also the service was clear and self-evident from the beginning. However, I have to say that the lights for the limiter are permanently on when you turn it on. That irritated me a bit at the beginning and I would have liked it better if they shine only when the limiter is actually in use.

Furthermore, I would have preferred to have a battery instead of always changing batteries. Or at least an ad for the charge level would have been nice. So you always have to carry a few spare batteries, otherwise you do not know how long there is still electricity.
The battery life I have not meticulously measured, with phantom power, however, I come to about 10 hours (+ - 1 hour)

The most important thing, of course, is the sound and I can say that this is a significant increase compared to the built-in microphone is present. However, that was the minimum requirement. In my opinion, the device is relatively low noise, but it is somewhat audible at a higher gain. However, I have always been able to level it with me so that I have never come in this area.
The big strength compared to a Videomic is the fact that I am not tied to a micro. Sometimes I can use a shotgun, sometimes I can use a lavalier micro. And that without, I have to cut the sound and picture in retrospect like a Zoom H4.
However, this can also be a disadvantage if you want to record and edit both separately. But then you already access to other equipment anyway.

All in all, I can say that I really like the preamp. It is easy to use and greatly enhances the sound of a DSLR recording. I think, especially Vlogger, who not only use a shotgun microphone, could be very happy with it.
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2-channel mixer and preamplifier
Dieter Fröhling, 03.06.2018
A recommendation from the video DSLR camp. You screw it under the camera (or the cage) and couples it with optional (or you have the eh) jack cables to the camera. Listening to the camera sound of course possible. What speaks for the direct sound recording with "good / better" microphones are the XLR sockets with P48 support. No further device necessary.
Is quite stable and a metal case. Cable only on the left side (from the rear) the connection panel.
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