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Olympus DM-1
7.3 out of 10

Olympus DM-1

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Overall 4
4.0

Good Quality-Lacking basic features

Frank Faris, Amazon
19 June 2003
  • Summary: The DM-1 appears to be a high quality device. The recording and playback sound quality is acceptable with internal speaker and mike. The playback quality in the Music mode with WOW is better than expected.
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Overall 8
8.0

excellent product

Robert S. Keist "rkeist", Amazon
30 October 2002
  • Summary: I compared this to the Olympus 330 which I had purchased at circuit city for something like 140 or so. Got the DM-1 online at pcuniverse for about 189, ordered yesterday and received Fedex today.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent to recorder lectures

Student, Amazon
26 September 2001
  • Summary: I have used DM-1 to recorde lectures, and I am truly impressed by the quality of this unit. The microphone can pick up clear audio even when I sit several rows away from the instructor. The 64MB card can hold more than 10 hours of lectures. The unit accepts Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not for lectures

Amazon
26 September 2001
  • Summary: I received the recorder expecting it to be as good as the mircocassette recorders that Olympus manufactures. This was not the case for a classroom or lecture recording. The hissing sound couched my voice completely even in a very quiet 10 foot room.
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Overall 8
8.0

Travel, lectures or notes -- It's the best.

Ashley A. Rose, Amazon
26 September 2001
  • Summary: For all around business to pleasure, the DM-1 is the best. With 12Khz sampling, the Olympus DM-1 is great for recording meetings, lectures, or just taking notes. And the DSS compressed audio files are easy to manage once downloaded onto your computer.
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Overall 8
8.0

it's NOT an MP3 recorder! & Mac Software IS downloadable

David Nathanson, Amazon
26 September 2001
  • Summary: The box say it's compatible with Windows, but I discoved that they DO HAVE MAC 9 & OSX SOFTWARE, a free download on the Olympus web site. Even without any Mac software installed, the DM-1 easily mounts to the (9.1) desktop via the included USB cable. It shows up as a small hard drive.
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Overall 10
10

DM-1 is great for data collection!

Amazon Customer, Amazon
26 September 2001
  • Summary: I am currently using the DM-1 for data collection and I swear I will never go back to tape recorders. After downloading directly to your PC, you can transcribe directly into excel or Word without having to toggle between programs.
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Overall 10
10

Great value and performance far exceeds my 2 other digital's

Amazon
26 September 2001
  • Summary: Purchased the DM-1 for lectures as I wanted a voice recorder with a substantially longer recording time than my other two digital and two micro-cassette recorders. I found that the transfering of files from the unit to my pc to be flawless and convenient.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product with a few weaknesses

Dave, Amazon
26 September 2001
  • Summary: As a voice recorder: The DM-1 and the Olympus software provide very basic functions. Get a more serious dictation machine if you need a lot of functionality. You can add index marks while recording or playing back, which is pretty handy for longer recordings.
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Overall 6
6.0

Close, but short of the mark.

Amazon
26 September 2001
  • Summary: I bought this recorder for use in professional dictation and found it wanting. Sound quality and storage capacity were fine. The files were set up to record a sequence of sounds one at a time (sound bites) but without being able to edit them once made.
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