The Philips 4GB Voice Tracer 5500 Digital Recorder supports both stereo MP3 and stereo PCM (WAV) recording formats, which enables you to utilize a variety of bit-rates ranging from 8 kbps to 1411 kbps. The Voice Tracer has a built-in 4GB NAND Flash memory, a USB 2.0 port for high-speed data transfer, voice volume indicator, microSD card slot and ClearVoice sound enhancement. It also features a 3Mic System with three high-sensitivity, low-noise HQ Stereo microphones. Plus, there is a 1/8" (3.5mm) microphone input and a 1/8" (3.5mm) headphone output. For convenient access to most features, the recorder also has two Smart Keys.
The compact Voice Tracer supports HighFidelity recording thanks to a high signal-to-noise ratio, three highly dynamic microphones, a high-quality microphone suspension system, strong left and right channel separation, and 44.1 kHz CD audio quality recording. The recorder is also equipped with an FM stereo tuner that features 20 station presets. It supports AutoAdjust audio recording and ClearVoice sound enhancement, which enhances the quieter voices that are more difficult to hear. You can also initiate recordings by voice-activation. Plus, there's a calendar search function, an integrated fold-out stand, a metal mic grille and a pre-recording function as well.
The recorder also has instant one-touch recording, which allows you to start a recording - even when the whole device is shut down - by simply holding down the record button for a moment, and then when the unit turns on it will instantly start recording. The Voice Tracer has an easy-to-read 1.5" backlit LCD screen as well, which improves menu navigation speed. There's also a keypad lock that protects your files when you're away from the recorder. The Voice Tracer even comes with stereo headphones, a wireless remote control and two AAA rechargeable NiMH batteries that support up to 48 hours of recording in the LP mode.
4GB Voice Tracer 5500 Digital Recorder
Wireless Remote Control
Philips AAA Ni-MH LFH9154 Rechargeable Batteries