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Olympus WS-823 Digital Voice Recorder, 8GB Internal Memory, Linear PCM, MP3 and WMA Recording Format, Direct USB, Black

SKU: IOMWS823 MFR: V406191BU000
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About the Olympus WS-823

The Olympus WS-823 Digital Voice Recorder (Black) can record and playback audio files using LPCM, WMA and MP3 formats. The internal 8GB memory supports up to 1980 hours of recording and the included rechargeable battery can power the recorder for up to 37 hours. The WS-823 also has a microSD card slot, so you can add an additional 32GB of external memory. It is equipped with a built-in USB 2.0 connector as well, which supports direct connectivity with your PC or Mac - no USB cable is required. The recorder has a built-in zoom mic with noise cancellation technology, but it also has a microphone jack for connecting an external mic. It supports Voice Balancer, Voice Playback and Voice Changer functions as well. Other features include a calendar search function, a scene select function, six folders that hold up to 200 files each and support for up to 99 index marks per file.

Compact and Lightweight Stereo Recorder with Premium Functions
With high recording quality and superb stereo feeling, the WS-823 has established its presence as a smart tool for business. With 8GB of internal memory, a microSD slot and built-in USB this item is becoming a must-have for business people and anyone looking for high performance with high quality usability

1980 Hours of Recording Time - 8GB Memory and Micro SD Removable Media
With 8GB of internal memory and 1980 hours of recording time, you'll be able to capture notes, lectures and more - and still have room to store documents. The device also features a microSD slot with the potential to hold up to 32GB of additional memory. The WS-823 also offers an impressive 37 hours of battery life.

The Zoom Microphone Mode Makes It Possible to Focus on a Voice That is Far Away
The latest directivity control technology has been used to make it possible to switch direction with the "+" and "-" buttons. It provides value by zooming in on audio sources when recording a discussion or lecture from a distant position or when recording in an environment in which there is a lot of ambient sound. The new zoom microphone mode adjusts the recording level higher according to the zoom.

Voice Balancer Function
Voice Balancer adjusts voice levels to compensate for distance. This is perfect for interviews or meetings where one person's voice might drown others based on there the recorder is located.

Voice Playback Function
Voice Playback allows you to skip the non-voice portions of a recording and only playback the parts with recorded voices, making for more seamless recordings and easier to transcribe files.

Voice Changer Function
Allows users to change the pitch of a voice

Direct Link to Your Mac/PC
With the "USB Direct" design, it is easy to transfer your files over to your Mac or PC. Just plug the recorder right into your computer for fast downloads - no cables needed.

USB Storage Device with Battery Charge Function
The recorder can connect directly to a PC with the built-in USB connector. You can transfer data and also charge the battery. It is equipped with a microSD slot so connection with PC's are even more convenient.

PCM, MP3 & WMA Recording
Record and playback in the format of your choice. With three compatible formats, the WS-823 offers more versatility and enables expanded recording capacity.

FM Radio
Users will be able to listen to and record radio through a built-in FM tuner.

Noise Cancellation
Background noise which may have been captured during recording is powerfully reduced with the world's highest level of noise cancellation technology.

Calendar Search Function
Audio files saved on the recorder are automatically marked with the date. Because files are displayed by the calendar format, you can quickly find the file you are looking for by the date of recording. The WS series comes with a dedicated button so that the calendar can be called up immediately.

Manual Recording Level Adjustment
You can adjust the recording level at will based on the volume of the recording subject to maximize the use of dynamic range.

Scene Select Function
By simply selecting from the menu, you can set optimum recording settings according to the scenes. With five modes and three user configurations, anyone can easily make fail-proof high-quality recordings, even in an environment requiring a quick response.

99 Index Marks and File Move
Set up to 99 index marks per file with peace of mind.

Olympus WS-823 Includes

  • Olympus WS-823 Digital Voice Recorder
  • BR-404 Rechargeable Battery
  • E39 Stereo Canal Earphones
  • KP-19 USB Cable
  • CS131 Soft Case
  • Olympus 1 Year Limited Warranty

Olympus WS-823 Specifications

Recording format Linear PCM, MP3 and WMA
Internal memory 8GB
External memory microSD (2GB-32GB)
Folders/Messages 6/200 per folder
Recording Mode Highest quality:
Linear PCM 44.1kHz/16bit
Frequency response: 40-21,000Hz
Recording time: Approx. 11h 30m
Default setting: MP3 128kbps
Frequency response: 40-17,000Hz
Recording time: Approx. 130h
Longest time: WMA 8kbps
Frequency response:40- 3,000Hz
Recording time: Approx. 1,980h
Direct USB Yes
Battery charge function via PC Yes
FM Radio Yes
Calendar Search Function Yes
Speaker D18mm round dynamic speaker
Microphone jack D3.5mm mini-jack, impedance 2k ohm
Earphone jack D3.5mm mini-jack, impedance 8k ohm or more
Maximum working output 150mW (8 ohm speaker)
Battery life (Recording) Approx. 37h (WMA 8kbps) with alkaline battery
PC Requirements Windows:
Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 (Standard installation)with more than one free USB port
Macintosh:
Mac OS X 10.5-10.8 (Standard installation)with more than one free USB port
Battery AAA battery (LR03) or Olympus Ni-MH rechargeable battery
External power supply A514 (Optional)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 4 x 1.6 x 0.6" / 10.16 x 4.06 x 1.52cm
Weight Including Battery: 1.9 oz / 53.86 g
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