Olympus WS-853 Digital Voice Recorder

Perfect for recording notes and interviews
Product Code:
OLYM WS853
Olympus

Personal dictation, meetings, interviews and more...

With high-performance stereo recording and smart functionality, the Olympus WS-853 digital voice recorder is sure to become your ultimate business partner.

  • True stereo microphone
  • In-built retractable USB connection
  • Intelligent "Auto Mode" microphone
  • 8GB Built-in flash memory
  • Windows & Mac compatible
AUD$115.00
In stock

High-performance voice recording

The WS series established for its clear audio quality and superb operability has been improved. The new WS-853 features a new Intelligent Auto Mode, which is perfect for when there is a distance between the speakers and recorder, such as in large meeting rooms. The recorder optimises the recording level regardless of whether the audio source is near or far, making it possible to record audio that is easy to listen to. Simple Mode has been added to the menu for easy, intuitive controls that are perfect for beginners. The new WS series recorders can be used in a wide range of situations, from students to business users.

High-quality recording

With the ease of use found in all WS series recorders, this model achieves a highly realistic stereo feeling thanks to the two low noise, high sensitivity microphones. The new Intelligent Auto Mode provides automatic sensitivity adjustment, and a Low-cut filter removes unnecessary noise from your recordings

Playback functions

Featuring an array of playback features to accommodate your needs, such as the Voice Balancer for easy listening through equalisation of volume levels.

Usability

The new Simple Mode is perfect for beginners as it displays only necessary information in a large font, and shows only key functions in the menu.

Olympus WS-853 vs WS-852 Digital Voice Recorder

The difference between WS-853 & WS852

Recording Features

High-quality recording

With the ease of use found in all WS series recorders, this model achieves a highly realistic stereo feeling thanks to the two low noise, high sensitivity microphones. The new Intelligent Auto Mode provides automatic sensitivity adjustment, and a Low-cut filter removes unnecessary noise from your recordings.

Olympus WS Voice Recorders - Stereo Recording

Automatic sensitivity adjustment with Intelligent Auto Mode

The new Intelligent Auto Mode function automatically adjusts the microphone sensitivity according to the input level. For example, when you record the voice of a person far away in a large meeting room, the input level tends to be lower. In this case, the recorder automatically raises the sensitivity of the microphone making them easier to hear. Alternatively, when you record in a smaller meeting room with only a few people, the sensitivity is automatically lowered, so that the voice of the speakers close by do not sound too loud. In this way, the function automatically keeps track of the input level and simultaneously adjusts the recording level so that it always records in the best quality. This ensures that the recording remains consistent by not having a speaker's voice too quiet or too loud. To set this function, simply select "Auto" as the recording level from the menu.

*If you select "Conference" for the recording scene while in Simple Mode, Intelligent Auto Mode is activated.

Low-cut filter eliminates extraneous noise

During recording, the low-cut filter is used to cut the sound at frequencies of 300 Hz and lower during the recording process. Typical examples of these lower frequencies include air conditioner noise, projector fan noise, and even wind noise while outside. By cutting the lower frequency during recording your audio is natural sounding and free of background noise and distortion during playback.


Playback Features

Featuring an array of playback features to accommodate your needs, such as the Voice Balancer for easy listening through equalisation of volume levels.

Voice Balancer delivers audio quality that is easier to hear

When voices are recorded at different volume levels due to the distance and physical relationship to the recorder, you can use the Voice Balancer to automatically make smaller voices louder, and ensure that louder voices stay below a given level, providing playback where everyone can be heard clearly. This comes in handy when recording sound sources from multiple positions, such as in a large meeting or conference. Since the voice filter operates simultaneously, the prominent noise produced when amplifying small sounds is also reduced. By eliminating the lower and higher frequencies during playback, the recorded voice is even further enhanced. This enables much clearer playback than the functions offered by our competitors.

Noise cancellation for clear playback quality

The noise cancellation function powerfully reduces unwanted ambient noise such as air-conditioner noise or projector fan noise to enable clear playback quality. This function is very effective when playing back meeting recordings.

*Some functions are limited when the noise cancellation is used.

Change the playback speed without changing the pitch "Fast/ Slow playback"

With fast or slow playback, the speed change is processed digitally, thus the pitch is not altered resulting in the voice remaining as recorded. The playback speed can be adjusted between a range of ×0.5 (slowest) and ×2 (fastest). The ability to change the playback speed is particularly useful when you want to quickly check meeting recordings, or when recordings need to be listened to repeatedly such as with language study. The playback speed settings are retained even when the recorder power is off, making it convenient to resume.


Usability Features

Simple Mode makes use easy, even for beginners

Simple Mode is perfect for beginners, as it shows only the necessary information in a large font and only key functions in the menu. The first time the recorder is activated, users are asked to choose from either Normal Mode or Simple Mode, so initial set up is easy. Once you become accustomed to using the recorder, you can switch to normal mode should you desire more detailed information and settings.

Direct PC connection without a cable

The built-in USB connector can be easily deployed and stored using the slide lever. With this feature, you can connect directly to a computer without using a cable or software. Not only can you save and share your recordings, the WS-853 can also be recharged via USB without having to remove the battery, and the recorder can also be used as a USB memory device.

"Telephone Recording" and "Duplication" for Scene Select

By simply selecting a scene from the menu, you can set optimum recording settings for your environment. 'Telephone Recording' and 'Duplication' have been added as options that are available when the recorder is used in combination with accessories. It is now possible to easily record telephone conversations or duplicate recordings from cassette tapes.

Optional accessory for Telephone recording

By connecting the optionally available TP8 telephone pickup and selecting Telephone Recording from the options, you can record conversations from your telephone.

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