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OLYMPUS DS-30 USB PC Interface Digital Voice Recorder

  • 256MB Recording Media
  • USB PC Interface
  • 4.37" x 1.48" x 0.63" (with bundled ME53S microphone, excluding protrusions)
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Learn more about the Olympus America Inc. DS-30

Model

Brand
OLYMPUS
Model
DS-30

Features

Features
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

SPEC

Recording Format
WMA
Recording Media
256MB
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
USB
Speaker
Built-in 23 mm round dynamic speaker
Battery
2x AAA-size batteries
Battery Life
Approx. 32 hours (using alkaline dry cell battery)
Specifications
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
SP:100-8000Hz
LP:100-3000Hz

Physical Spec

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

Packaging

Package Contents
DS-30 Digital Voice Recorder
Stereo microphone
USB Cable
Stereo earphones
DSS Player Ver.7 Software
2 AAA Alkaline Batteries
Instruction Manual

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Customer Reviews of the Olympus America Inc. DS-30

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  • Joseph S.
  • 2/14/2009 8:26:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product!!

Pros: Great sound quality, small, easy to use, worth every dollar.

Cons: None to my knowledge.

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  • Jason M.
  • 9/10/2008 5:26:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressed!

Pros: Quality sound, software is excellent, great size, easy to use controls, battery life is good.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I was able to place the recorder on in a bedroom and walk to the opposite end of my home and still hear my voice. The software can filter out the background noise and make the audio sound very clean.

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  • Maria M.
  • 9/3/2008 7:07:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent recorder

Pros: Excellent sound quality
Excellent build quality
Good battery life

Cons: None for me!

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/20/2008 5:21:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great recorder and fast shipping from Newegg, It's exactly as advertised. Very good quality of recording and easy to use, the price was right too...Newegg you ROCK!!

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/29/2008 11:13:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat recording improvement compared with cheap MP3

Pros: This device is pretty decent for auditorium recording. We used it for our church and our pastor sounds loud and clear in the recorded wmv files. Background noises are readily filtered out and you can set desired threshold to detect voices. Highly recommend this.

Cons: Not much to mention. Maybe not directly recording to MP3 files. But wmv just fine.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/4/2008 6:09:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Sound Quality

Pros: I have used this sound recorder for over a year. It has performed well in large auditoriums. The sound quality is second to none. It can record in several different modes allowing a good balance of quality and size of the file.

Cons: Records in only WMA format. Doesn't have a USB direct interface, must use a USB cord (included).

Other Thoughts: The packaged software is windows compatible only, but it can filter out background noise relatively well.

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  • Lawrence S.
  • 1/31/2008 12:47:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDelivery Spot On

Pros: The recorder is an ideal size for single hand carry. Ideal for on the go recordings and light weight, yet solid construction. Yet to test out the audio fidelity of various environments, but previous reviews attest to the quality of the recordings, so I assume and look forward to a pleasant experience with this Voice Recorder!

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: The recorder arrived only a day after I placed the order (Thank You NEWEGG for ANOTHER speedy delivery).

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