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Olympus DS-50 Stereo Digital Recorder

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With 1GB of integrated memory, the DS-50 offers a truly staggering recording time: over 275 hours in LP mode, and over 17 hours even in highest-quality STXQ stereo mode. Of course, you can leave some of that capacity free for your favourite MP3 or WMA tunes, downloaded podcasts or enthralling audio books – all easily navigable via either voice guidance or the intuitive menu system. The DS-50 is available in a metallic midnight blue.

Key Features:

  • Voice guidance
  • Podcast & audio book support
  • Over 275 hours digital recording
  • Large backlit white LCD screen
  • Podcast & Audio Book support
  • 1GB internal memory
  • 5 recording qualities (STXQ/XHQ/HQ/SP/LP)
  • Voice activation (VCVA)
  • Large LCD screen with white backlight
  • MP3 / WMA playback
  • Up to 200 messages per folder

    What's in the Box?

  • DS-50 Digital Voice Recorder
  • Stereo microphone
  • USB cable
  • Remote control
  • Carrying case
  • Stereo earphones
  • DSS Player v7 software
  • Instruction Manual
  • Two AAA batteries

    If you require a digital transcriber to work along side this product we recommend the Olympus AS-2300 or AS-4000 Transcription Kit


    Choose from five recording options – LP for maximum space, SP, HQ, SHQ or XSHQ (extra-quality stereo) for highest-quality recordings.

    Includes a large, high-contrast LCD screen with backlight plus prominent, precision buttons.

    Includes noise cancellation for clearer results, variable sound control to emphasise the human voice, plus slow or fast play mode for easy note taking.
    Offers automatic archiving and synchronisation, five programmable alarm playback and timer recordings.

    Two AAA batteries provide up to 26 hours’ earphone playback or over 30 hours’ recording time.

    Move files to or from PCs via a high-speed USB 2.0 cable.


  • Recording Format WMA (Windows Media Audio)
  • Recording Media Memory: built-in 1GB

  • Recording times

  • Max. Recording time (LP): 275 hours 20 min
  • Max. Recording time (SP): 138 hours 30 min
  • Max. Recording time (HQ): 70 hours 20 min
  • Max. Recording time (ST) Mid: 35 hours 10 min
  • Max. Recording time (ST) Hi: 17 hours 30 min

  • PC Interface High Speed USB 2.0

  • Sampling Frequency

  • SXQ 44.1kHz: 128kbps /
  • SHQ: 44.1kHz:64kbps /
  • HQ: 44.1kHz:32kbps /
  • SP: 22kHz:16kbps /
  • LP: 8kHz:8kbps

  • Overall Frequency Response

  • SXQ: 50-19,000Hz /
  • SHQ: 50-16,000Hz /
  • HQ: 50-13,000Hz /
  • SP: 100-8,000Hz /
  • LP: 100-3,000Hz

  • Specified Input Level -70 dBv
  • Folders 5 folder with individual folder names
  • up to 200 messages per folder.
  • Date/Time Stamp YES
  • Speaker Built-in 23mm round dynamic speaker
  • Microphone Jack 3.5 mm / Impedance, 680 Ohm
  • Earphone Jack 3.5 mm / Impedance, 8 Ohm
  • Maximum Working Output 250 mW

  • Alkaline Battery Life Recording

  • STXQ: 20h /
  • STHQ: 22h /
  • HQ: 24h /
  • SP: 28h /
  • LP: 32h

  • Ni-Mh Battery Life Recording

  • STXQ: 15h /
  • STHQ: 16h /
  • HQ: 18h /
  • SP: 21h /
  • LP: 22h
  • Playback (all mode): Speaker: 9h / Earphone: 20h
  • Noise Cancel Function YES
  • VCVA Recording YES
  • Index up to 16 in one file
  • Playback (all mode): Speaker:12h / Earphone: 26h

    External Dimensions 117 x 37.5 x 16 mm (with Microphone)
    Weight 80g (with Microphone and incl. batt.)

    What will I need?

  • IBM PC/AT compatible PC
  • One free USB port, earphone output or speakers.
  • Operating System: Microsoft WindowsME/2000 Professional/XP Professional, Home Edition

  • Mac OS 10.2-10.3 (must support USB storage class)
  • Windows Media Player for MAC installation Media Player for MAC installation

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