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Olympus DS-2

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Overall 10
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Olympus DS-2 digital recorder

p86336, Ebay
27 August 2009
  • Summary: This is an older model digital recorder, but has lots of features. Records in stereo or mono, has timer. You can set smount of forward and reverse skip, so that it jumps back to just where you want it.Play back speed can be varied without pitch distortion. Excellent, all purpose recorder. Only negative is somewhat short recording time when recording in highest quality stereo.
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Overall 10
10

Better than expected - excellent recorder

B. Hooven "whooven", Amazon
4 December 2006
  • Summary: I read lots of reviews and finally bought a DS-2 for mobile sound recording. Man am I impressed. The sound quality is amazing for such a small and inexpensive product. No need for me to repeat all the features everyone else has mentioned. I will mention the following: 1) I sometimes use the DS-2 to record voices or interviews in mono. I simply used a decent mono-microphone plugged into the microphone jack, along with a wind filter (foam).
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Overall 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 10
10
Portability 10
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Sound quality can't be surpassed!

beth1n, epinions.com
22 November 2006
  • Summary: Look at your needs: great for sound quality, editing and email or mp3 interface. Not good for making many files or a lot of storage at the highest quality.
  • Pros: Superb sound quality, easy to use, easy to use software, converts to itunes, other mp3
  • Cons: needs more memory or "card" storage; call the "hold" button "power;" internal speaker needs improvement
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Overall 10
10

Great recorder for the price

L. Sanchez, Amazon
10 November 2006
  • Summary: I have had this recorder for about 2 months now. I use it to record my lecture hall class and it has worked very well for me. I record it at the highest quality so the file size is about 30 MB for an hour lecture. It can only record about 2 hours at the highest quality but that works for me since I download it as soon as I get home and erase for the next class. It records a WMV file but I can convert it to MP3 and play it on my IPod as I walk around campus.
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Overall 10
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Great device for singer/songwriter

Howard P "Writer of Songs, Musician, Photogra..., Amazon
24 October 2006
  • Summary: I am a performing musician and songwriter. I needed a small device I can take anywhere to record ideas (e.g. song titles, lyric phrases etc.) as well as to use as a scratchpad to capture live music concepts (voice, guitar, piano, keyboards). I did not want to spend hundreds of dollars for a portable recording studio, as I have a complete Mac based home recording studio. The Olympus DS-2 far exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend it.
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Overall 10
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The Clarity is Outstanding

The Designated Driver, Amazon
9 September 2006
  • Summary: And you don't even have to use the highest setting (Stereo HQ) This recorder replaced my Olympus VN-3600 which fell down the sewer. So I had to replace it. This time with a unit that has a USB port. BIG DIFFERENCE I use it to record my church choir researsals. Now from a sanctuary where the reverb and wide hall effect can be very difficlut to descern, this unit porforms very well. I don't understand what people are saying about not being able to rewind, sure you can.
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Overall 10
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Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Portability 10
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Very good quality sound

jbhangoo, epinions.com
27 June 2006
  • Excerpt: This easy to use recorder provides great audio quality. I've only ever used it with an external micr
  • Pros: 1. Quality of sound 2. Size 3. Convenience
  • Cons: 1.Windows audio format is a nuisance. 2. Requires their software.
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Overall 10
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A VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER!

JSBach, Amazon
2 March 2006
  • Summary: I am very happy I purchased this product! I bought this digital recorder for work to help me take notes for meetings I have to attend. The sound quality is excellent; it is compact and lightweight (slips easily into your shirt pocket or small bag); download to the PC is quick and easy; and most important (to me at least) the price is unbeatable! This product came with a cover, a docking station, earphones, and batteries. Amazon was quick in shipping the item ...
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Overall 10
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Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound 10
10
Durability 10
10
Battery performance 8
8.0
Portability 10
10

Excellent sound quality in a diminutive package!

rljackson, epinions.com
17 January 2006
  • Excerpt: I have two of these that I use to record ambient sounds and dictation for integrating into journalis
  • Pros: High quality sound, ease of use, small size
  • Cons: Not really any for the price
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What a great recorder!

Beth Bruskin "news hound", Amazon
15 September 2005
  • Summary: I bought it because it's Mac compatible, but I didn't know how darned good it would be. I use it on its highest quality setting, and it picks up everything I want it to, i.e. it makes excellent recordings of all the speeches in a big noisy room, but you don't hear too much of the air conditioner. I find it's also very easy on batteries.
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