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Olympus LS-7 Linear PCM Voice Recorder (142670)

by Olympus

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  • 24bit/96kHz Linear PCM Recording
  • 4GB Built-in Memory and microSD Card Slot
  • 3 Microphones
  • Via USB or Optional AC Adapter for Charging Battery
  • Recording Level Setting
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Technical Details

  • The Olympus LS-7 is a linear PCM recorder with superior-to-CD quality sound, triple microphone recording and 4GB internal memory with microSD card support. With the LS-7, you'll enjoy high-definition 24 bit / 96 kHz audio recording, which employs high dynamic and frequency ranges for extremely authentic recordings that translate well to CD. The LS-7 is equipped with two condenser stereo mics and a center, omni-directional mic capable of capturing lower bass ranges as low as 20 Hz. The two conden

Product Description

The Olympus LS-7 Linear PCM Recorder brings you 24-BIT / 96KHZ LINEAR PCM RECORDING. You will get superior-to-CD quality sound with the extra high quality digital recording.Features:4GB BUILT-IN MEMORY AND MICRO SD CARD SLOT. Comes with plenty of storage. The LS-7 is equipped with a generous 4GB of internal memory or add memory with a micro SD card.3 MICROPHONES STEREO DIRECTIONAL MIC AND CENTER OMNI DIRECTIONAL MIC. The LS-7 helps you get it all with stereo, directional condenser microphone and a center, omni-directional microphone capable of capturing lower bass ranges with stunning clarity. 24 BIT/ 96 KHZ LINEAR PCM RECORDING. Sound thats even better than what you hear on a compact disc. Every nuance of every note and syllable is captured and played back with a rich and resonant quality. 4GB INTERNAL MEMORY AND REMOVABLE MICRO SD CARD CAPABILITY.With 4GB of internal memory youll be able to capture hours of music, lectures, and more and still have room to store documents. For even more storage, the LS-7 is microSD card compatible. 3 MICROPHONES (STEREO DIRECTIONAL MIC AND CENTER OMNI DIRECTIONAL MIC).The LS-7 employs two condenser stereo mics and a center, omni-directional mic capable of capturing lower bass ranges as low as 20Hz. The 45-degree outward positions of the two condenser mics enable users to record with wider stereo sound.PCM (WAV), MP3 AND WMA RECORDING.Select from one of three standard recording formats: WAV, MP3 or WMA. The availability of three compatible formats increases the versatility of decisive, on-the-spot audio recording. VIA USB OR OPTIONAL AC ADAPTER FOR CHARGING BATTERY.With a USB cable or optional AC adapter it is easy to charge your recorder. You can also quickly transfer your files over to your Mac or PC via a USB cable. FILE DIVIDE, MOVE AND COPY. Divide files and make partial cuts right inside the device. Or, move and copy files between the internal memory and the micro SD card, which makes it easier to switch to a different micro

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.1 x 1.5 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004T9R3TE
  • Item model number: 142670
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,261 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 22, 2011

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Customer Reviews

This recorder is very easy to use and it has great clarity!
Sgt Duane Breiter
This is a great product for musicians, public speakers, students and anyone who ever wants to record a concert, a seminar, a class, or a workshop.
Don Schenk
It is fairly easy to use - don't need to look at the manual very much.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

59 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Don Schenk on September 29, 2011
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Four weeks ago I bought an Olympus LS-7, and I have to get this off my chest before I explode - the thing rocks! Here's is what I have found.

I have been comparing it to the earlier Olympus LS-10 which I also own, and before that a recorder from a different manufacturer. The other manufacturer's recorder sounded good, but the menu was the most confounding, confusing menu I have ever seen. And that is why I bought the LS-10. It was way easier to use.

The LS-7 sounds better than either of the other two, and the LS-7's menu is every bit as easy to use than that of the LS-10. But the LS-7's sound and functions go much beyond the older LS-10. The LS-7 has a better frequency response on the low end because of its middle microphone. And you can turn off that mic when you don't want the low response. The LS-7 also has an additional frequency in the low cut filter - off, 100 Hz and 300 Hz. What a difference this makes for keeping out air conditioner and furnace fan noise when recording a seminar. I ran side by side comparisons in a large room where I teach workshops, and the 300 Hz low-cut filter did the trick.

The specs on microphone sensitivity are better on the LS-7 than on the LS-10 and the sound level difference it quite noticeable. The LS-7 comes in at a -70 dbv compared to the -59 dbv of the LS-10. The "high" mic sensitivity setting on the older LS-10 seems to be about the same as the "Mid" setting on the LS-7. And with the LS-7's mic sensitivity set on "High," I can talk in a fairly soft voice from 2 feet away and it "pins" the meter.

The battery life is astounding! I've been using the LS-7 every day, and it still has battery life on the original charge I gave it right after I opened the box. My LS-10 would have long since run down the batteries.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Avid reader on December 4, 2011
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I purchased the LS 7 recorder instead of the LS 10 based on a review written by another person. When I called Olmypus for advice re: buying a memory card, I was told that this is not the best recorder for recording meetings & speechs. They did assist me in setting the recorder so I wouldn't require a memory card. I now have 67.5 hours of recording time without a card. I'm perfectly happy with the recorder and the price I paid. The Olmpus tech rep said this is a good recorder for the recording of music. I am very impressed with the help I got from Olympus.They really know their business.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By InterviewGuy on October 14, 2011
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Small but easy to understand interface. Most important, the sound quality is excellent for interviews and focus groups. I haven't played much with the various mic settings or the software that comes with it but since it works so well out of the box, I haven't felt a need to. Build quality good as well. Feels like it will last.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A. Garcia on July 30, 2012
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There is quite a bit of mis-information, or a clear lack of understanding of what this little beast can do. Aside from the specifications that are readily visible here on the Amazon website, and elsewhere, the LS-7 is clearly capable of a whole lot more. The two biggest points are;

1. Yes, it is capable of line level recording. Most people only see that it has an ext MIC input, but this connection serves the dual purpose of ext mic input AND line level input. The manual clearly indicates this. I have tried it for myself, and it works great. One only needs to watch the level of your source, and the LS-7 does just fine. I suggest the following settings: In the Record menu, set the REC Level to Manual, and Limiter/Compressor OFF. Then adjust your recording level manually to "0" on the LS-7. Phono line level output from my receiver works just fine, and the LS-7 does not peak out.

2. Secondly, there is plenty of information out there in audio forums that say that when an external mic (or line level input) is used, there is a frequency roll-off at 70Hz, basically filtering out anything below 70Hz. This is completely false. Using a precise noise generator tuned down to 20Hz, I have recorded directly into the mic input and verified that this input IS NOT rolled off.

I continue to be impressed by this unit's capabilities. The sound quality is exceptional. My intended uses for this device are to record ambient nature sounds when I'm photographing in the field. I'm also going to record on this device, while simultaneously using it as an external microphone into my Canon 7D camera. I've yet to try this aspect (waiting for a separately ordered mount), and I'll update this review when I do, but I've no doubt that it'll do just fine.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Al Haney on December 13, 2012
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Real good mics. Have a couple of things that kept it from 5 stars. You cannot erase just a portion of a track. It's all or nothing. I f you are recording(flute clarinet, sax) it's impossible to see the levels while playing other than the clipping activation light, this thing is tiny.There are many different effects like reverb and such but you can only add them on playback, you can't record with them. So if you go with earphone out to a computer the sound goes in raw and you have to add effects in garage band or the enclosed software which I never uploaded. Another feature which would be handy would to be able to use this recorder as a mic and pre amps for my garage band, the mics are good and the pre amps are fairly quiet. Be sure to print out the full directions from the web or CD, the little book that comes in the box isn't much help. Great rechargeable batteries last very long and recharge from a standard USB cord from a computer.
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