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Olympus DS-40

The DS-40 has been discontinued. For high quality conference recording we recommend the Olympus DS-71, Olympus DM-520, or the Olympus DM-420

Olympus DS-40 Digital Stereo Conference Recorder
Stereo recording captures every word. In addition to capturing over 136 hours of meetings, interviews and other critical information expected of digital recorders, you can download and create podcasts with the DS-40. The super-high-quality sound is also great for listening to audio books and music - it's the ideal all-in-one audio device.
  • 136 hrs. recording time.
  • 512MB internal flash memory.
  • High-Sensitivity detachable stereo microphone.
  • Voice Guidance. Ensures seamless operation of various complex functions.
  • Records in WMA (Windows Media Audio) format.

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    Olympus DS-40 Stereo Conference Recorder - Model #31201
    Includes Olympus DS-40 Stereo Conference Recorder, Carrying Case, USB Cable, 2 (AA) Batteries, Instruction Manual, 1 Year Warranty and Free Technical Support. This recorder has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Limited supplies available.
    Our Price: $149.99 Qty: Discontinued

    "AAA" Rechargeable Batteries (4 pack)

    Rechargeable Batteries w/ Charger

    AC-321 AC Adapter

    Olympus ME30W Digital Conference Microphone Kit

    2-Channel Conference Microphone

    ME-52W Noise Canceling Microphone

    12ft Microphone Extension

    CMA-6S 6 Channel Mixer

    TP-7 Phone Recording Adapter

    TRX-20 Phone Recording Adapter

    Replacement Stereo Microphone For DS-40

    Carry Case For DS-40

    RS-29 Remote

    Metal Neck Strap

    Recording Modes vs. Recording Times
    ST XQ mode 8 hours40 minutes
    ST HQ mode 17 hours 20 minutes
    HQ mode HQ mode: 34 hours 45 minutes
    SP mode 68 hours 30 minutes
    LP mode 136 hours 15 minutes

    Features and Benefits

    • 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.
    • Three modes of microphone sensitivity to meet recording needs.
    • 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.
    • New, brighter 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 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.
    • Can be used as a USB microphone or USB speaker.
    • Can be utilized as external memory to store pictures, text data, etc.
    • An optional remote control (RS29) can be attached to the recorder to control recording 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 audible contents purchased from in the recorder.
    • The optional AC adapter is available for longer recording.
    • Up to 32 hours of continuous operation with two AAA batteries.

    Technical Specifications
    Recording Format WMA (Windows Media Audio)
    Recording Media Built-in 512MB flash memory
    Recording Time ST XQ mode: 8 hours 40 minutes
    ST HQ mode: 17 hours 20 minutes
    HQ mode: 34 hours 45 minutes
    SP mode: 68 hours 30 minutes
    LP mode: 136 hours 15 minutes
    Card Format N/A
    Input Level -70 dBv
    PC Interface USB
    LCD Yes
    LED Yes
    Folders Messages 5/200 per folder
    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
    LP Mode Yes
    Voice Activation Available, Switchable On/Off
    Demographic Data Input N/A
    Practical Maximum Output 250 mW
    Write Protection Yes
    Speaker 23 mm diameter round dynamic speaker
    Microphone Jack 3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 680 Ohm
    Earphone Jack 3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 8 Ohm or more
    Power Supply Rated Voltage: 3V DC
    Batteries: Two AAA
    External Power Supply: AC Adapter
    Batteries Two AAA batteries
    External Power Supply Available
    Battery Life Approx. 32 hours (using alkaline dry cell battery)
    Size 4.37" x 1.48" x .63" (111 x 37.5 x 16 mm) with bundled ME53S microphone, excluding protrusions
    Weight 2.81 oz (80 grams), including bundled ME53S microphone and alkaline batteries
    OS Supported Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional/XP Professional, Home Edition
    CPU Intel Pentium II class 333 MHz processor or more
    RAM 128 MB or more (256MB or more is recommended)
    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, DVD-ROM drive
    USB Port One free port
    Audio Output Speaker or earphone output