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Olympus DS-50

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Olympus DS-50

The Olympus DS-50 is a digital voice recorder that can also be used as a storage device, a USB microphone, or a USB speaker. It measures 1.5 x 4.4 x 0.6 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 2.8 ounces. It has a backlit LCD screen that measures 1.02 x 0.98 inches. The DS-50 is powered by two AAA batteries that can last up to 32 hours of continuous operation. External power supply is also available via an AC adapter for longer use.

The recorder is compatible with Microsoft 2000 Professional, XP …

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Olympus DS-50

The Olympus DS-50 is a digital voice recorder that can also be used as a storage device, a USB microphone, or a USB speaker. It measures 1.5 x 4.4 x 0.6 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 2.8 ounces. It has a backlit LCD screen that measures 1.02 x 0.98 inches. The DS-50 is powered by two AAA batteries that can last up to 32 hours of continuous operation. External power supply is also available via an AC adapter for longer use.

The recorder is compatible with Microsoft 2000 Professional, XP Professional, XP Home Edition, and Vista. It connects to PCs via USB.

Voice Recorder

The Olympus DS-50 encodes recordings in WMA format. It features an integrated monaural microphone as well as a detachable stereo microphone with adjustable sensitivity. The recorder also has an integrated Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) which allows it to record only when it senses sound as well as a Low Cut Filter which minimizes ambient noise for better recordings.

The DS-50 records in five different recording modes including STXQ, STHQ, HQ, SP, and LP. When using the LP mode, it can record up to 275 hours and 20 minutes.

The recorder also comes with an RS29 remote control for recording and stop functions. It also has a time recording feature.

Storage

The Olympus DS-50 comes with an integrated flash memory of 1 gigabyte that can store not only audio files but other file types including images and text files. It provides users with five folders with each having a maximum capacity of 200 files. Index marks and temp marks can also be used to make specific files more accessible.

Playback

The DS-50 supports playback of audio files in WMA and MP3 formats. It is equipped with noise cancel and voice filter functions for clearer audio playback. Playback speed can also be controlled and it can be set to repeat or skip audio files.

The recorder also has an alarm feature. Through this, users can set a specific audio file to play at a specific time.

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