Olympus WS-853 Digital Voice Recorder

$139.00

SKU: 4545350049041.
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Product Description

Fully featured recorder for high performance and ease of use. The WS series established for its clear audio quality and superb operability has been improved. The new WS-853 features a new Intelligent Auto Mode, which is perfect for when there is a distance between the speakers and recorder, such as in large meeting rooms. The recorder optimises the recording level regardless of whether the audio source is near or far, making it possible to record audio that is easy to listen to. Simple Mode has been added to the menu for easy, intuitive controls that are perfect for beginners. The new WS series recorders can be used in a wide range of situations, from students to business users.

High quality recording With the ease of use found in all WS series recorders, this model achieves a highly realistic stereo feeling thanks to the two low noise, high sensitivity microphones. The new Intelligent Auto Mode provides automatic sensitivity adjustment, and a Low-cut filter removes unnecessary noise from your recordings.

Playback functions Featuring an array of playback features to accommodate your needs, such as the Voice Balancer for easy listening through equalisation of volume levels.

Usability The new Simple Mode is perfect for beginners as it displays only necessary information in a large font, and shows only key functions in the menu.

Additional Information

Weight 0.23 kg
Dimensions 16 x 13 x 5 cm

Specifications

Recording formats

Recording formats MP3 format

Sampling frequency

128 kbps 44.1 kHz
64 kbps mono 44.1 kHz
8 kbps mono 11.025 kHz

Maximum headphone output

Maximum headphone output Less than 150 mV (conforms to EN 50332-2)

Recording media

Internal NAND flash memory 8GB
microSD card 2GB to 32GB
  • Some recording media memory capacity is used as a management area, so the actual usable capacity will always be slightly less than the displayed capacity.

Speaker

Type Built-in 20 mm diameter round dynamic speaker
Maximum working output 250 mW (8 Ω speaker)

Jack

Microphone jack 3.5 mm diameter; Impedance: 2 kΩ
Earphone jack 3.5 mm diameter; Impedance: 8 Ω or more

Power source

Standard voltage 3 V
Battery Two AAA dry cell batteries (model LR03), or two Olympus nickelmetal hydride rechargeable batteries

External dimensions / Weight / Operating temperature

External dimensions 111.5 mm × 39 mm × 18 mm

    Not including largest projection.
Weight 77g

    Including battery.
Operating temperature 0 to 42°C(32 to 107.6°F)

Frequency response

When recording from microphone jack 128 kbps : 40 Hz to 17 kHz 64 kbps mono : 40 Hz to 15 kHz 8 kbps mono : 40 Hz to 3.5 kHz
When recording with built-in microphone 70Hz ~ 17 kHz

  • Frequency response upper limit is set by recording mode during MP3-format recording.
During playback 30Hz ~ 20kHz

  • Frequency response upper limit is set by recording mode during MP3-format recording.

Battery life (When recording with built-in microphone)

128 kbps When using alkaline battery: Approx. 41 hours When using NiMh battery: Approx. 30 hours
64 kbps mono When using alkaline battery: Approx. 48 hours When using NiMh battery: Approx. 31 hours
8 kbps mono When using alkaline battery: Approx. 110 hours When using NiMh battery: Approx. 74 hours
  • The battery life figures shown here were determined using an Olympus test method (When [LED] is set to [Off]). Actual battery life figures will vary greatly according to the battery used and usage conditions (Changing the playback speed, or using the [Noise Cancel] and [Voice Balancer] functions may affect the battery life).
  • Battery life will be shorter when using a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery that has been used repeatedly.
  • Battery life will be shorter when using a microSD card.

Battery life (During speaker playback)

128 kbps When using alkaline battery: Approx. 15 hours When using NiMh battery: Approx. 11 hours
64 kbps mono When using alkaline battery: Approx. 15 hours When using NiMh battery: Approx. 11 hours
8 kbps mono When using alkaline battery: Approx. 24 hours When using NiMh battery: Approx. 16 hours
  • The battery life figures shown here were determined using an Olympus test method (When [LED] is set to [Off]). Actual battery life figures will vary greatly according to the battery used and usage conditions (Changing the playback speed, or using the [Noise Cancel] and [Voice Balancer] functions may affect the battery life).
  • Battery life will be shorter when using a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery that has been used repeatedly.
  • Battery life will be shorter when using a microSD card.

Battery life (During earphone playback)

128 kbps When using alkaline battery: Approx. 70 hours When using NiMh battery: Approx. 49 hours
64 kbps mono When using alkaline battery: Approx. 73 hours When using NiMh battery: Approx. 53 hours
8 kbps mono When using alkaline battery: Approx. 90 hours When using NiMh battery: Approx. 64 hours
  • The battery life figures shown here were determined using an Olympus test method (When [LED] is set to [Off]). Actual battery life figures will vary greatly according to the battery used and usage conditions (Changing the playback speed, or using the [Noise Cancel] and [Voice Balancer] functions may affect the battery life).
  • Battery life will be shorter when using a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery that has been used repeatedly.
  • Battery life will be shorter when using a microSD card.

Recording time

Internal memory (8GB) 128 kbps: Approx. 130 hrs 64 kbps: Approx. 260 hrs 8 kbps: Approx. 2080 hrs
microSD card (32GB) 128 kbps: Approx. 530 hrs 64 kbps: Approx. 1060 hrs 8 kbps: Approx. 8480 hrs
microSD card (16GB) 128 kbps: Approx. 264 hrs 64 kbps: Approx. 525 hrs 8 kbps: Approx. 4230 hrs
microSD card (8GB) 128 kbps: Approx. 132 hrs 64 kbps: Approx. 264 hrs 8 kbps: Approx. 2100 hrs
  • Actually available recording times may be shorter than the figures shown here when making short recordings repeatedly (Equipment displays of available/elapsed recording times should be considered guideline values).
  • Available recording time will also vary due to differences in the available memory capacity of different microSD cards.

Maximum recording time per file

128 kbps Approx. 74 hrs 30 min
64 kbps mono Approx. 149 hrs
8 kbps mono Approx. 1193 hrs
  • *The maximum file size is limited to about 4 GB in the MP3 format.
  • *Regardless of the amount of remaining memory, the maximum recording time per file is restricted to the following values.
  • *Note that voice recorder specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice for performance improvements or other upgrading.

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