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Olympus LS-3 Zoom

Olympus LS-3

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Portable digital recorder
24bit/96kHz sampling rate
3 microphones 
4GB internal memory plus microSD(HC) slot
Pre-recording
Rechargeable batteries & USB charging function
Partial Erase, File divide, move and copy

Discontinued
Olympus

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Olympus LS-3

Despite its minimal weight - just 90g with batteries - and its incredibly small size, you’ll find many examples of advanced sound engineering: Awesome superior-to-CD quality sound due to the 24bit/96kHz PCM format, two directional microphones with 90° orientation for most natural stereo recording, plus an omni-directional centre microphone capable of capturing lower bass ranges with stunning clarity. If it’s a bit hectic you will love the pre-recording option, which enables you to start recording up to 2 seconds before you press the recording button.

The built-in 4GB memory enables, for instance, 65 hours of recording time in popular mp3 format (128 kbps). If that’s still not enough you can extend the recording capacity using the microSD(HC) card slot. Furthermore, the LS-3 comes with rechargeable Ni-MH batteries and an internal USB charging function ideal for people on the move.

Whether you’re a musician looking to record practice sessions, shows or song ideas, a nature enthusiast with a passion for capturing bird songs, a journalist, choir or theatre director, or simply anyone who demands exceptionally clear, crisp sound, the pocket-sized LS-3 is must-have gear.

Pocket-sized linear PCM recorder with 24bit/96kHz sampling rate
3 microphones (stereo directional MIC and centre omni-directional MIC)
4GB internal memory plus microSD(HC) slot
Pre-recording: starts up to 2 seconds before recording button is pressed
WAV/WMA/MP3 recording formats
Rechargeable batteries & USB charging function
Partial Erase, File divide, move and copy

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Olympus
Specification

Storage Media

Internal memory: 4 GB Flash Memory
microSD / microSDHC card: Yes

USB functionality

USB Speed: USB 2.0 High Speed
USB Storage class: Yes
USB Audio class: Yes
USB HID: Yes

Display

Display Type: Full Dot Matrix Display
Display Size: 31 x 29.7 mm 1.69 ''
Display Backlit : Yes

Recording Modes

Recording format: PCM / MP3 / WMA

Recording Time (WAV):
96kHz / 24bit: 1 h 45 min
88.2kHz / 24bit: 1 h 55 min
48kHz / 16bit: 5 h 25 min
44.1kHz / 16bit : 5 h 55 min
44.1kHz mono: 11 h 55 min
Recording Time (MP3):

320 kbps: 26 h
256 kbps: 32 h 30 min
128 kbps: 65 h 30 min
Mono: 131 h
Recording Time (WMA):

128 kbps: 64 h
64 kbps: 128 h
32 kbps: 257 h

Frequency response

96kHz (PCM): 40 - 44.000 Hz
88.1kHz (PCM): 40 - 42,000 Hz
48kHz (PCM): 40 - 23.000 Hz
44.1kHz (PCM): 40 - 21.000 Hz
320 kbps (MP3): 40 - 20.000 Hz
256 kbps (MP3): 40 - 20.000 Hz
128 kbps (MP3): 40 - 17.000 Hz
Mono (MP3): 40 - 13,000 Hz
128 kbps (WMA): 40 - 19.000 Hz
64 kbps (WMA): 40 - 16.000 Hz
32 kbps (WMA): 40 - 9,000Hz
Mono (WMA): 40 - 3,000 Hz
Built-in stereo microphones: 20 - 20.000 Hz (Center Mic = ON) 70 - 20.000 Hz (Center Mic = OFF)

Record function

Pre-Recording: 2 s
Index: Up to 16 per file
Partial Erase: Yes (only PCM mode)
Erase all files: Yes
Erase single files: Yes
Erase lock: Yes
Rec Monitor: Yes
Low Cut-Filter: Yes (2 steps)
Zoom Mic. Setting (DVM): Yes
Voice Sync: Yes
VCVA recording: Yes
Timer recording: Yes
Manual Rec level control: Yes
Limiter: Yes
Compressor: Yes
Recording Scenes: 3 settings storable

Playback function

Noise canceling function: Yes
Voice filter: Yes
Reverb: Yes
EUPHONY: Yes
Fast play: Yes
Slow Play: Yes
Fast forward and rewind: Yes
Forward / Reverse Skip: Yes
Alarm playback: Yes
Gapless Playback: Yes
Repeat playback: Yes
A-B repeat playback: Yes
Random playback: Yes
Cue/Review: Yes
Intro scan: Yes
Playback Scenes: 3 settings storable

Data organisation

No. of folders for Voice: 5
Folder Music: max. 200
Files per folder: 200
Time/date info: Yes
File move: Yes
File divide: Yes (Only PCM and MP3 files)
File Copy (Folder to Folder): Yes
File copy (internal memory - external memory): Yes
device format: Yes

Other Features

Beep signal (system sound): Yes
Voice guidance: Yes
Remote Control: Yes (optional)Tripod socket 1/4 ''

Interfaces Input

PC interface: USB Cable
Microphone jack: 3.5 ø mm mini-jack, impedance 2.2 kΩ
Microphone input level: -70 dBv
Interfaces Output

Earphone jack: 3.5 ø mm mini-jack, impedance 8Ω or more
Maximum headphone output: ≤ 150 mV
Speaker: 20 mm (mono) / Built-in round dynamic speaker
Max. working output: 400 mW (8 Ω speaker)
Power Supply

Max. Battery Life:
Alkaline Battery , 44 h Rec. , WMA mono
Alkaline Battery , 30 h Rec. , 44.1kHz (PCM)
Device standalone recharge function via AC adapter: Yes (optional)
Device standalone recharge function via USB: Yes
External power supply: USB connecting AC adapter (A-514)
Power Supply: 2 x AAA Batteries
Dimensions

Weight: 90 g (incl. batteries)
WxHxD: 112 x 39.8 x 15.9 mm (without protrusions)
Housing material: Aluminium
Housing colour: Black

Operating Systems & Requirements

Windows: Operating system: Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista, Windows 7 (Free USB port)
Macintosh: Operating system: Mac OS X 10.4.11 - 10.6 (Free USB port)

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