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Olympus 2Gb Digital Voice Recorder DS-61 Product Info

Olympus DS-61 Digital Recorder features a small formfactor, excellent recording quality, and easy operation. The DS61 from Olympus will capture all of the sounds and intricacies for digital voice recording use and playback. The Olympus DS-61 Voice Recorder has 2GB of internal memory for 530 hours of record time to capture and store.

Specifications for Olympus DS-61 Digital Recorder:

Recording Format: WMA (Windows Media Audio)
Recording Media: Built-in 2 GB flash memory
Recording Time:
  • ST XQ mode: Approximately 33 hours, 50 minutes
  • ST HQ mode: Approximately 67 hours, 40 minutes
  • ST SP mode: Approximately 135 hours, 30 minutes
  • HQ mode: Approximately 135 hours, 30 minutes
  • SP mode: Approximately 266 hours, 50 minutes
  • LP mode: Approximately 530 hours, 50 minutes
Input Level: -63 dBv
PC Interface: USB
LCD: Yes
LED: Two colors (red = record; green = playback)
Folders Messages:
  • Voice: 5 folders / Up to 200 messages per folder
  • Audible: 1 folder / Up to 200 files
  • Music: 1 folder / Up to 200 files
Up to 128 folders, including the pre-created Podcast folder, can be added in up to two layers beneath the Music folder. Each folder can hold up to 200 files.
Sampling Frequency:
  • STEREO XQ mode: 44.1 kHz
  • STEREO HQ mode: 44.1 kHz
  • STEREO SP mode: 22 kHz
  • HQ mode: 44.1 kHz
  • SP mode: 22 kHz
  • LP mode: 8 kHz
Overall Frequency Response:
  • STEREO XQ mode: 50-19,000 Hz
  • STEREO HQ mode: 50-16,000 Hz
  • STEREO SP mode: 50-9,000 Hz
  • HQ mode: 50-13,000 Hz
  • SP mode: 100-8,000 Hz
  • LP: 100-3,000 Hz
LP Mode: Yes
Voice Activation: Yes
Demographic Data Input: Yes
Practical Maximum Output: 250 mW
Write Protection: Yes
Speaker: 23 mm round dynamic speaker
Microphone Jack: 3.5 mm / Impedance, 1.4 kohms
Earphone Jack: 3.5 mm / Impedance, 8 ohms
Power Supply: Two AAA alkaline (LR03 or R03) batteries or two AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries or AC power supply
Batteries: Two AAA alkaline batteries
External Power Supply: Yes
Battery Life:
  • Alkaline: Recording - Approximately 32 hours
  • NiMH: Recording - Approximately 22 hours
Size: 4.37 x 1.48 x 0.63 in. (111 x 37.5 x 16 mm) without protrusions
Weight: 2.8 oz. (80 g) with microphone
OS Supported:
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • Windows Vista™ Ultimate*
  • Windows Vista Enterprise*
  • Windows Vista Business*
  • Windows Vista Home Premium*
  • Windows Vista Home Basic*
  • Windows 7*
  • *Requires DSS Player 7.4.1 or later
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 ("Panther") and later (32-bit editions only)**
  • **Requires DSS Player for Macintosh 7.0.1 or later Requires DSS Player for Macintosh 7.2.2 or later for compatibility with OS X 10.6 ("Snow Leopard")
  • Windows 2000/XP: Intel Pentium II class 333 MHz processor or more (If recording to a hard disk directly with the WMA format, please use in the range of 500 MHz or more)
  • Windows Vista: 800 MHz or more
RAM: 50 MB or more
Sound Board: Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 or 100%-compatible sound card
Video Card and Display: 800 x 600 pixels or more, 256 colors or more
Removable Drive: 2x or faster CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW or DVD-ROM drive
USB Port: At least one free USB port
Audio Output: Speaker or earphone output

Features of Olympus DS 61 Recorder:

  • The 2GB of internal memory provides 530 hours of recording.
  • Stores highly compressed WMA (Windows Media Audio) format voice messages in integrated flash memory.
  • Playback and store WMA and MP3 music files.
  • High-sensitivity detachable stereo microphone included, offering excellent portability.
  • Built-in monaural microphone for monaural recording.
  • Four direction microphones modes to capture everything and Euphony, along with a surround sound system.
  • Several recording modes can be selected including stereo recording modes ST XQ or ST HQ, and three types of monaural recording modes including HQ, SP, and LP.
  • Five voice folders can save up to 200 messages per folder. Music, Podcast, and Audible folder are also available.
  • Bright high-contrast monochrome LCD panel with backlight.
  • The voice guidance feature gives audio notification of operating conditions. It ensures seamless operation of various complex functions.
  • Built-in Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) function.
  • Timer Recording and Alarm features enable automatic recording and playing at a set time.
  • The Low Cut Filter minimizes air conditioner noise and other similar noises while recording.
  • Index mark and temp mark features allow you to quickly find desired locations.
  • Variable playback speed can be controlled as preferred.
  • Choose from four playback functions: Repeat, Skip, Fast and Slow.
  • Noise Cancel Function and Voice Filter Function cut noise and enable clear audio playback.
  • Can be used as a USB microphone or USB speaker.
  • Can be utilized as external memory to store pictures, text data, etc.
  • An included remote control can be attached to the recorder to control play, record and stop functions.
  • DSS Player Software (included) enables easy archiving, editing and further processing of recordings.
  • By registering favorite Podcast programs in DSS Player, you can download the latest broadcasting content automatically. New content can be transferred to the recorder simply by connecting it to a computer.
  • Compatible with files. Store and listen to content purchased from
  • The optional AC adapter is available for longer recording.
  • Up to 32 hours of continuous operation with two AAA batteries.

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  • Olympus Digital Recorder DS-61

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