Olympus WS-852 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver)

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Olympus WS-852 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver)
Key Features
  • 4GB of Internal Memory
  • True Stereo Microphone
  • Auto Mode Adjust Microphone Sensitivity
  • Simple Mode
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The silver WS-852 from Olympus is a digital voice recorder with two directional microphones positioned at a 90° layout for capturing audio. Recognized for its clear audio quality and superb operability, the WS-852 features the intelligent Auto Mode which automatically adjusts the recording level to match the volume of the sound source.
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Olympus WS-852 Overview

The silver WS-852 from Olympus is a digital voice recorder with two directional microphones positioned at a 90° layout for capturing audio. Recognized for its clear audio quality and superb operability, the WS-852 features the intelligent Auto Mode which automatically adjusts the recording level to match the volume of the sound source.

The digital voice recorder is powered by two AAA dry-cell batteries (model LR03) or two Olympus nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries. Some other features include a built-in stand to prevent surface vibrations and a direct USB computer connection to conveniently save your data . The recorder displays only the necessary information in Simple Mode and supports beginners by limiting the functions in the menu to those which are frequently used. When recordings contain multiple speakers, the Voice Balancer makes softer voices louder and ensures that louder voices stay below a given threshold. This provides playback where everyone can be heard clearly.

In conclusion, users can rely on the WS-852 recorder for over 1,000 hours of recording time, over 100 hours of battery life, file searching capabilities, and a noise-cancellation feature that provides clear playback quality. There is 4GB of internal memory, and there's also a microSDHC slot for memory cards up to 32GB.

UPC: 050332189737

Olympus WS-852 Specs

Recording
TypeDigital
ModeStereo / Mono
Recording FormatMP3
Bit-Rate128 kbps - 8 kbps
Sample Rate44.1 kHz - 11.025 kHz
Recording TimeMP3 Stereo: 65 Hour (MP3)
LP Stereo: 130 Hour (MP3)
LP Mono: 1040 Hour (MP3)
One-Click RecordingYes
Voice Activated RecordingYes
Microphone TypeInternal Stereo
Microphone SensitivityHigh/Low
Frequency Response70 Hz - 17 kHz
Playback
Playback FormatsMP3
SpeakerYes
Speaker Size0.79" / 20 mm
Power Output250 mW
Features
SearchCalendar Search
Power
Battery Type2 x AAA
Battery Life (approx.)Recording: 110 Hour
Playback: 90 Hour
Power AdapterNo
General
Internal MemoryAvailable: Flash Memory - 4 GB
Compatible Memory CardsmicroSD
Connectors1/8" mini Male Microphone In
1/8" mini Male Headphone Out
USBUSB 2.0 (Mini-B)
Operating System SupportWindows, macOS/OS X
Dimensions (WxHxD)1.54 x 4.39 x .71" / 39 x 111.5 x 18 mm
Weight2.72 oz / 77 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.39 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 5.25 x 1.75"
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It seems like there are only 5 folders on this ...

It seems like there are only 5 folders on this device. Is there a way to add more folders? At least on the micro SD card?
Asked by: Joel
I am unable to help you on this. I use the recorder only to record minutes of meeting at my job and then type them up. Afterward I erase recordings. I wish I could ppl, but can't.
Answered by: Malcolm
Date published: 2020-12-20

Does this product have a backlight?

Does this product have a backlight?
Asked by: Nicole
It does not.
Answered by: Anna
Date published: 2020-08-08

earphone?

earphone?
Asked by: steven
The earphone jack can be used for headphones as well. Make sure the headphones are high impedance otherwisethe battery will drain in no time.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-20

can you move music or other recordings onto it ...

can you move music or other recordings onto it and listen on the recorder or you can only listen to what was recorded on it?
Asked by: Aryeh
Use an external computer to store MP3 audio files on the microSD, then place the microSD in the WS_852. When you select a file from the microSD it should play.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-07-01

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How are warranty issues handled?
Asked by: Sarah S.
After registering your product with Olympus to activate the warranty, repair on the item can be requested directly to Olympus in the web link listed here. https://bit.ly/1GBGgdH
Answered by: Richard B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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can i use lithium ion batteries on this ws-852 and charging the batteries on external charger?
Asked by: Edmund C.
No.
Answered by: Gene D.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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When inserting a micro sd card with music can the recorder play the music?
Asked by: Shimon L.
Haven't tried it.
Answered by: AUDLEY L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Whats the difference between the 852 and the 853
Asked by: Shimon L.
The 853 has twice the recording time of the 852.Obviously the 853 is black. I have the 852 and I'm very satisfied.
Answered by: Jerome S.
Date published: 2019-04-18
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