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.
1,980 HOURS OF RECORDING TIME – 8GB MEMORY AND MICRO SD REMOVABLE MEDIA
With 8GB of internal memory and 1,980 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 our 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.
Users will be able to listen to and record radio through a built-in FM tuner.
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
Recording format Linear PCM, MP3 and WMA Internal memory 8GB External memory microSD (2GB～32GB) Folders/Messages 6/200 per folder Highest quality recording mode Linear PCM 44.1kHz/16bit Frequency response 40～21,000Hz Recording time Approx. 11h 30m Default setting recording mode MP3 128kbps Frequency response 40～17,000Hz Recording time Approx. 130h Longest time recording mode 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) External dimensions (H) x (W) x (D) mm 4.0" x 1.6" x 0.6" Weight (g) 1.9 ozs including battery Supplied accessories BR404 (rechargeable battery) E39 stereo canal earphone CS131 soft case KP19 USB cable
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Customer Reviews of the WS-823
March 24, 2014
Brilliant upgrade with many capabilities but no owners manual
I was excited to receive this. Many, many capabilities that have been needed for a long time - adjustable record levels, zoom mic, but no manual that shows you how to use them. What does DNS mean? Shadowing? Voice Balancer? Play Scene/Transcription? Once again, hours and hours of engineering development and no guidance on how to use it. Olympus could easily gain market share with this unit but there's no product training.
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