"It is, bar none ... the most fantastic handheld recorder I've ever reviewed! The only recorder that I've heard that's quieter is my Sound Devices recorder which costs thousands of dollars."
-Neal Ewers, Ravenswood Productions
Click here to hear the complete podcast review of the Olympus LS-100 Digital Handheld Conference Recorder
The portable Olympus LS-100 looks weird, is built well and records like no other. The LS-100, like its spiritual ancestor the LS-10, is really designed for musicians and live music enthusiasts, but recording professionals and hobbyists will appreciate everything it has to offer: it can record, with minimal clipping, up to 140 dBspl of sound pressure; it has left and right phantom-power XLR inputs; the built-in condenser microphones are Olympus's most advanced ever; it has a built-in metronome and tuner; and an easy-to-adjust left/right balancer. Though, you don't have to follow a rock tour to get the most out of this recorder: journalists and podcasters will appreciate getting the best natural sounds, from the splash of a rare Kingfisher to the roar of the crowd. On top of that, re-listening to you kid's piano recital will never sound so good, even if it's bad.
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Your investment is protected by a one-year manufacturer's warranty and our 30 day money-back guarantee.
Built-in 4GB Flash memory and removable SD media (up to 64GB)
Record and Playback: MP3, WAV
20Hz - 20kHz
|Interfaces||USB Direct, 2.0 Full Speed|
|MIC jack||3.5mm / Impedence, 10 kOhm|
|LINE IN jack (MIC jack)||3.5mm / Impedence, 12.5 kOhm|
|XLR/Phone jack (MIC jack)||Impedence, 10 kOhm|
|Phantom power supply||48B/24V|
|EAR jack||3.5mm, impedence 8 ohm or more|
|Maximum headphone output||10 mW + 10W (at load of 16 ohm)|
|Speaker||23mm round dynamic speaker|
|Power supply||Lithium ion, USB rechargeable battery pack|
|Weight||9.8 oz (incl. batteries)|
|WxHxD||159.0 x 70.0 x 35.5mm|
Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 | Mac OS X 10.4.1- Yosemite