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Olympus DM-520 Digital Voice Recorder

B&H # OLDM520 Mfr # 142075
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Product Highlights
  • 4GB Built-In Flash Memory
  • MicroSD Card Expansion Slot
  • MP3, WMA, PCM Recording & Playback
  • Stereo Microphone
  • 1,076 Hours Recording Time
  • Voice Activation
  • Backlit LCD
  • External Mic Connection
  • 51 Hour Battery Life
  • Mac & PC Compatible Editing Software

The Olympus DM-520 Digital Voice Recorder provides you with a number of features and options designed for high-quality recording. To start off, the recorder features 4GB of internal flash memory which results in over 1,000 hours of recording time. Should you need more space, optional microSD cards up to 16GB can be used in the expansion slot. You'll also benefit from an extra long battery life of up to 51 hours, with convenient USB charging when it is time to power up again.

The DM-520 has record and playback for the popular MP3, WMA, and PCM formats. It also features included Olympus Sonority editing software that is both PC and Mac compatible. For even better audio an optional external microphone can be attached. And functions such as automatic podcast downloads, voice activation, and the voice guidance system all work to make your job easier too.

Recording Media
4GB of internal memory allows you more than a thousand worry-free hours of recording time, with microSD card (optional) compatibility that extends it to 512MB-16GB
PC & Mac Compatible Software
Edit your files with Olympus Sonority software, which is compatible with PCs and MACs
Multiple Recording Formats
Record and play back in MP3, WMA and PCM formats with a quality that's as good as its operation is easy
Long Battery Life
There's up to 51 hours of recording capability with the DM-520's super-long-life battery. And the battery can be charged when you hook the recorder up to your computer via the USB port
Scene Selection Playback
Increase your playback ease with a scene selection playback function
Podcasts
Download podcasts automatically
PC Downloads
PC downloads via USB are conducted with 2.0 high speed capability
Transfer & Copy Files
Move and copy files between internal memory and the micro-SD card with ease
Optional External Microphone
Be a pro with the optional tie-clip microphone. A telephone recording device (optional) is another handy option
Voice Guidance System
A voice guidance system ensures seamless, user-friendly operation of all functions in the menu
Built-In VCVA
Built-in VCVA (Variable Control Voice Actuator) is another hands-free function that adds ease and practicality
Recording
Microphone Type Built-in stereo zoom mic
Optional external mic input
Mode Stereo
Clip Splitting Built-in 4GB flash memory
MicroSD card slot
Format MP3, WMA, PCM (WAV)
Time To First Fix PCM
48kHz 16 bit: 5 hours, 45 minutes
44.1kHz 16 bit: 6 hours, 15 minutes

MP3
44.1kHz 320kbps: 28 hours, 00 minutes
44.1kHz 128kbps: 70 hours, 00 minutes

WMA
STXQ 44.1kHz 128kbps: 68 hours, 45 minutes
LP 8kHz 8kbps: 1,076 hours, 00 minutes

Voice Activation Yes
Convenience
Speaker 23mm round dynamic speaker
LCD Yes - backlit screen
Connectors
Input 3.5mm mic jack
Remote (control) jack (remote control set optional)
Output 3.5mm earphone jack
Other USB 2.0
Power
Battery Type 2 x 'AAA' Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Battery Life (approx.) Ni-MH recording approximately 51 hours
External Power Supply AC power supply (not included)
General
Frequency Response PCM
48kHz 16 bit: 40Hz-23kHz
44.1kHz 16 bit: 40Hz-21kHz

MP3
44.1kHz 320kbps: 40Hz-20kHz
44.1kHz 128kbps: 40Hz-17kHz

WMA
STXQ 44.1kHz 128kbps: 40Hz-19kHz
LP 8kHz 8kbps: 40Hz-3kHz

System Requirements (Minimum) Windows XP, Vista
32 bits (x86) of 1GHz and above or 64 bits (x64) processor

Mac OS X 10.4.11-10.5
Power PC G5 or Intel Multicore Processor 1.5GHz and above

Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.53 x 4.33 x 0.63" (38.9 x 110 x 16mm)
Weight 2.96 oz (84g)
Olympus DM-520 Digital Voice Recorder
  • Earphone
  • USB Cable
  • Carrying Case
  • Strap
  • Instruction Manual
  • 2 x 'AAA' Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries
  • Olympus Sonority (Sound Editing Software)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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