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Sony ICD-LX30 Digital Voice Recorder (Black)

B&H # SOICDLX30B Mfr # ICD-LX30BLK
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Product Highlights
  • MP3 192 kbps Recording Rate
  • Includes 2GB SD Memory Card
  • 22.3 Hour Record Time with 2GB Card
  • Accepts Optional Cards up to 32GB
  • Built-in Stereo Microphones
  • Built-in Speaker
  • Easy Search
  • 3.5mm Headphone Out and Mic Input
  • Runs on 2 AAA Batteries

The Sony ICD-LX30 Digital Voice Recorder comes with a 2GB SD card, providing sufficient storage capacity for more than 22 hours of MP3 audio recordings at the high quality factory-set rate of 192 kbps. If that's not enough you can slip an SD card up to 32GB into the provided slot for up to 350 hours of total recording capacity. The built-in stereo mics, large controls, and the ability to add an external microphone, make the affordable ICD-LX30 a perfect digital voice recorder for chronicling class lectures, capturing live music, documenting board meetings and even just recording daily reminders and to-do lists.

Designed for straightforward, manageable voice and audio recordings, the ICD-LX30 offers convenience features like Record / Pause, Hold Lock to avoid accidental recordings and a multi-language menu. Conducive to quick and easy operation, the ICD-LX30's large LCD display and navigation keys make it simple to negotiate the folders, functions and menus.

Sony has outfitted the ICD-LX30 with an integrated front speaker for reviewing recordings or for those who prefer privacy, there is a 3.5mm stereo headphone output. Small, lightweight and powered by two AAA batteries, the ICD-LX30 can record for up to 32 hours between battery changes.

SD Card Slot
Optional, removable SD cards up to 32GB provide additional recording time for storage or transfer to a computer.
Included 2GB SD Card
A supplied, removable 2GB SD card provides up to 22 hours of recording capacity. If the need arises for more, additional SD cards can be purchased in capacities up to 32 GB for up to 350 hours of capacity.
Hold Lock
Disable all button functions with the Hold-Power switch and avoid unintended recordings and unit operation.
Easy Search
Rewinds or Fast Forwards in short increments making it easier to locate a segment in a long recording for review.
Built-in Stereo Mics
The built-in low-profile stereo microphones allow you to travel especially light.
Mic Jack
Provides the ability to use an external microphone for greater recording flexibility.
Record / Pause
Provides the ability to pause the recording process, gather your thoughts and then continue recording in one easy step.
Records in MP3
Preset at the factory (44.1 kHz/ 192 kbps), the ICD-LX30 records in high-quality MP3 format that can be easily used with other systems.
Large Controls
Easy to use user interface with large controls allows you to concentrate on the work not the gadgetry.
Multi Language Menu
You can display the menu in English, French or Spanish.
Recording
Type Digital
Mode Stereo / Mono
Recording Format MP3
Bit-Rate 192 Kbps
Sample Rate 44.1 kHz
One-Click Recording Yes
Voice Activated Recording No
Microphone Type Internal Mono
Frequency Response 75 Hz - 20000 Hz
Playback
Speaker Yes
Features
Indicators Low Battery, Recording
Power
Battery Type 2 x AAA
Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 32 Hours
Playback: 13 Hours
Power Adapter Yes
General
Internal Memory Flash Memory - 2GB
Compatible Memory Cards SD
Connectors 1/8" mini Female In
1/8" mini Female Out
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.57 x 1.12 x 3.07" (116 x 28.5 x 78 mm)
Weight 5.11 oz (145 g)
Sony ICD-LX30 Digital Voice Recorder (Black)
  • Operating Instructions
  • 2 x AAA Alkaline Batteries
  • SD Memory Card (2GB)
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Hand Strap
  • AC Adaptor (AC-ES3010K2)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    SonyICD-LX30 Digital Voice Recorder (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 2 reviews)

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    4.0

    Nice Recordings

    By NSD Husband

    from Sugar Land, TX

    About Me Gearhead

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design

    Cons

    • Difficult To Set Levels

    Best Uses

    • Lectures

    Comments about Sony ICD-LX30 Digital Voice Recorder (Black):

    I use this mainly to record live speakers, in training type situations.

    I have used thia device stand alone using the built in mics and also with audio fed from a mixer into the microphone port on the device. It did a fairly good job with just the built in mics. As good as I expected, not great, but useable.

    Getting the levels set when feeding from the mixer was my biggest issue. I have not figured out a way to monitor the recording level and it is very picky. You have to set the level, test record, then listen to the recording to see how the level is set. The you make and adjustment and try again. No level indicators on the device and no way to monitor. My output levels had to be set very low to get a clean recording.

    Now when you get the levels correctly set it is very easy to use and produces a nice recording.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    VOICE RECORDER BETTER THAN AUDIO TAPE

    By JOHN THE HAM

    from RIO RANCHO, NM

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Compact Easy To Carry
    • Excellent audio quality
    • High Quality Sound
    • Long Battery Life
    • Reliable
    • Simple to use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Conversations
      • Lectures

      Comments about Sony ICD-LX30 Digital Voice Recorder (Black):

      MY WIFE RECORDS THE LATE NIGHT TALK RADIO SHOWS. FOR YEARS SHE USED AUDIO TAPE AND THEN PLAYED IT BACK DURING THE DAY WHILE WORKING IN THE HOUSE OR OUTSIDE. THIS REQUIRED HER TO GET UP AT 2AM AND TURN THE TAPE OVER AND SHE HAD TO USE QUARTER SPEED TO GET THE PROGRAMMING ON ONE TAPE. THEREFORE THE AUDIO QUALITY WAS ALWAYS POOR. THAT WAS BEFORE. NOW SHE USES THE ICD-LX30 DIGITAL RECORDER. SHE CAN PUT AN SD MEMORY CHIP IN AND RECORD THE WHOLE 6-HOUR PROGRAM AND STILL HAVE ROOM FOR RECORDING ANOTHER DAY. IT RECORDS IN MP3 FORMAT SO THE AUDIO QUALITY IS LIKE FM. THE RECORDER DOES NOT HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF BELLS-AND-WHISTLES AS THEY SAY, SO IT IS SIMPLE TO RECORD AND PLAY BACK. DURING PLAY BACK SHE CAN FAST FORWARD THROUGH SOME OF THE VERY LONG MULTI- COMMERCIAL BREAKS. SHE LOVES IT AND THE BATTERIES LAST A REAL LONG TIME SINCE THERE IS NO TAPE MOTOR RUNNING. I WILL PROBABLY BUY ANOTHER ONE FOR MY SELF.

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