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OLYMPUS DS-30 USB PC Interface Digital Voice Recorder

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  • 256MB Recording Media
  • USB PC Interface
  • 4.37" x 1.48" x 0.63" (with bundled ME53S microphone, excluding protrusions)

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Recording Format
Recording Media
Recording Time
ST XQ mode: 4 hours 10 minutes

ST HQ mode: 8 hours 30 minutes

HQ mode: 17 hours 00 minutes

SP mode: 33 hours 30 minutes

LP mode: 66 hours 40 minutes
PC Interface
Built-in 23 mm round dynamic speaker
2x AAA-size batteries
Battery Life
Approx. 32 hours (using alkaline dry cell battery)


Playback and store WMA and MP3 music files

High-sensitivity detachable stereo microphone included, offering excellent portability

Built-in monaural microphone for monaural recording

Three modes of microphone sensitivity to meet recording needs

Five voice folders can save up to 200 messages per folder. Music, Podcast, and Audible folder are also available

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 speeds 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


Input Level: -70 dBv

LCD: 26 mm x 25 mm

LED: Two colors (red = record; green = playback)

Folders Messages: 5/200 per folder

LP Mode

Voice Activation: Available, Switchable On/Off

Demographic Data Input

Practical Maximum Output: 250 mW

Write Protection

Microphone Jack: 3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 680 ohms

Earphone Jack: 3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 8 ohms or more

Sampling Frequency
STXQ/STHQ/HQ: 44.1 kHz
SP: 22 kHz
LP: 8kHz

Overall Frequency Response
STXQ: 50-19000Hz
STHQ: 50-16000Hz
HQ: 50-13000Hz

Dimensions & Weight

4.37" x 1.48" x 0.63" (with bundled ME53S microphone, excluding protrusions)
2.81 oz (including bundled ME53S microphone and alkaline batteries)

Package Contents

Package Contents
DS-30 Digital Voice Recorder
Stereo microphone
USB Cable
Stereo earphones
DSS Player Ver.7 Software
2 AAA Alkaline Batteries
Instruction Manual
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
  • This item is covered by's Standard Return Policy.
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