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Olympus WS-853 Digital Voice Recorder (Black)


The black WS-853 from Olympus is a digital voice recorder with two directional microphones positioned at a 90° layout for capturing audio. Recognized for its clear audio quality and superb operability, the WS-853 features the intelligent Auto Mode which automatically adjusts the recording level to match the volume of the sound source.

The digital voice recorder is powered by two AAA dry-cell batteries (model LR03) or two Olympus nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries. Some other features include a built-in stand to prevent surface vibrations and a direct USB computer connection to conveniently save your data and charge the batteries. The recorder displays only the necessary information in Simple Mode and supports beginners by limiting the functions in the menu to those which are frequently used. When recordings contain multiple speakers, the Voice Balancer makes softer voices louder and ensures that louder voices stay below a given threshold. This provides playback where everyone can be heard clearly.

In conclusion, users can rely on the WS-853 recorder for over 1,000 hours of recording time, over 100 hours of battery life, file searching capabilities, and a noise-cancellation feature that provides clear playback quality. There is 8GB of internal memory, and there's also a microSDHC slot for memory cards up to 32GB.

Type Digital
Mode Stereo / Mono
Recording Format MP3
Bit-Rate 128 kbps - 8 kbps
Sample Rate 44.1 kHz - 11.025 kHz
Recording Time MP3 Stereo: 130 Hour (MP3)
LP Stereo: 260 Hour (MP3)
LP Mono: 2080 Hour (MP3)
One-Click Recording Yes
Voice Activated Recording Yes
Microphone Type Internal Stereo
Microphone Sensitivity High/Low
Frequency Response 70 Hz - 17 kHz
Playback Formats MP3
Speaker Yes
Speaker Size 0.79" / 20 mm
Power Output 250 mW
Search Calendar Search
Battery Type 2 x AAA
Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 110 Hour
Playback: 90 Hour
Power Adapter No
Internal Memory Available: Flash Memory - 8 GB
Compatible Memory Cards microSD
Connectors 1/8" mini Male Microphone In
1/8" mini Male Headphone Out
USB USB 2.0 (Mini-B)
Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.54 x 4.39 x .71" / 39 x 111.5 x 18 mm
Weight 2.72 oz / 77 g

Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.405 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.15 x 5.2 x 1.65"

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