Excerpt: This device was purchased to replace an earlier Olympus VN-1800 Digital Voice Reporder which was operating irratically after over 10 years of service. The VN-7200 replaced the older unit. It is very similar in features and was a good value for the money. The VN-7200 operates similarly, and is easy to set-up and operate. I have only recently begun using this device but it has performed wonderfully and I am satisfied with my purchase.