The PMD671 is based very heavily on it predecessor, the PCM670, it can record 24-bit, 96kHz audio. The ability to read after write offers completely new levels of functionality never before available in a field recorder. Additionally, the mic preamps have been greatly improved. Then add programmable presets, and changing formats on the fly is as easy as pressing a button. The PMD671 offers 2 balanced XLR mic inputs with +48V phantom power, and all new audiophile quality microphone preamps. Caught in a pinch The PMD671 includes a condenser mic built right in. Of course, RCA stereo line I/O's and digital I/O's are also provided. Serious professionals need serious tools. If your application requires uncompromising audio, good reliability, and flexible functionality, you might consider the PMD671.