Olympus LS-P2 Linear PCM Digital Recorder

Olympus LS-P2 Linear PCM Digital Recorder

Olympus LS-P2 Linear PCM Digital Recorder

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Olympus LS-P2 Linear PCM Digital Recorder

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Product Highlights

  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Connectivity
  • Record in PCM (WAV) or MP3 Formats
  • 96 kHz / 24-Bit Capable
  • Internal 8GB Memory & microSD Expansion
  • Tresmic Three-Microphone System
  • Built-In Speaker
  • 1 x Stereo Microphone 3.5mm Input
  • 1 x Stereo Headphone 3.5mm Output
  • Connect Direct to USB via Included Cable
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Olympus LS-P2 overview

  • 1Description

The LS-P2 from Olympus is a linear PCM (WAV) and MP3 recorder capable of sample rates of 96 kHz, resolutions of 24-bit, and wireless transmission to headphones or speakers via Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. Lightweight at 2.7 oz, it's a compact and portable recorder with a Tresmic three-microphone system: two mics capture stereo at a 90° angle, while a third center microphone captures low frequencies. Its included retractable USB cable allows you to connect to computers directly as well as recharge a NiMH AAA battery sitting within its enclosure—should you opt for a rechargeable battery over its included alkaline one.

Bluetooth Capability
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR for short-range wireless connection to headphones and speakers. You can use an Android phone running the Olympus Audio Controller BT app to remotely control the recorder as well.
Recording Capabilities
The LS-P2 features a three-microphone system to capture depth, fullness, and stereo field. Two microphones are arranged at a 90° angle, with an added central microphone to capture lower bass frequencies. This Tresmic combination provides a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz when the center microphone is on and 60 Hz to 20 kHz when it is off.
96 kHz / 24-bit Capability
The LS-P2 supports linear PCM recording up to 24-bit and sampling frequencies as high as 96 kHz.
Manual Level Settings and Limiter
You can fine-tune the sensitivity of the microphone to match the sound source, maximizing the dynamic range. This is a particularly important function when recording music. The limiter function is effective for keeping volume below a specific point, thus avoiding unwanted distortion.
Intelligent Auto Mode
This mode automatically adjusts the microphone sensitivity according to the input level in real-time.
Playback Normalization
The LS-P2's normalization function raises the volume of recordings to its highest limit without causing distortion upon playback.
On-Board Equalizer
"Rock," "Pop," "Jazz," or customized "User" equalizer settings are possible on the LS-P2.
Voice Playback Function
This function allows you to skip non-voice parts during playback and only play the parts of the file where there is vocal content, thus saving time during business-oriented listening sessions or transcription.
Auto Voice Balancer
Balances all recorded voices on playback to make dialogue easier to hear.
Noise Cancellation
Powerfully reduce unwanted ambiance during playback.
Direct PC Connection
The built-in USB connector can be deployed and stored using the slide lever. With this feature, you can connect directly to a computer without using an external cable or software.
File Editing
Split files, trim files, or remove unwanted space between audible material.
Tripod Adapter
The LS-P2 comes with a small diameter tripod socket for mounting to tripods.
In the Box
Olympus LS-P2 Linear PCM Digital Recorder
  • Included AAA Battery
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Olympus LS-P2 specs

    Type Digital
    Mode Stereo
    Recording Format MP3, PCM (WAV)
    Bit-Depth 24
    Bit-Rate 8 kbps - 128 kbps
    Sample Rate 11.025 kHz - 96 kHz
    Recording Time HQ Stereo: 126 Hour
    HQ Mono: 253 Hour
    One-Click Recording Yes
    Voice Activated Recording Yes
    Microphone Type Internal Stereo - 3 Elements
    Microphone Sensitivity High
    Auto SENS Setting
    Pickup Pattern Omni-Directional
    Frequency Response 60 Hz - 20 kHz
    20 Hz - 20 kHz
    Playback Formats PCM (WAV)
    Speaker Yes
    Power Output 150 mW
    Equalizer Settings Jazz, Pop, Rock
    Indicators Power, Low Battery, Recording, Voice Volume, Peak
    Battery Type 1 x AAA
    Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 39 Hours
    Playback: 31 Hours
    Power Adapter No
    Internal Memory Installed: Flash Memory - 8 GB
    Compatible Memory Cards microSD
    Connectors 1/8" mini Female Microphone In
    1/8" mini Female Headphone Out
    USB USB 2.0 (A)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.6 x 4.29 x .57" / 4.06 x 10.90 x 1.45 cm
    Weight 2.7 oz / 77 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 5.1 x 1.8"

    Olympus LS-P2 reviews

    LS-P2 Linear PCM Digital Recorder is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Voice recorder The voice recording is superb. Wish it was easier to use. The direction book that comes with it is so poorly written I can't understand it. Too many steps are left out. A fully charged battery will not last 6-hour. Part of the problem is that there is no indicator for the charger. It either has a high charge or it is dead. The voice prompts are very disruptive in a classroom setting but it's the only way to know what is going on with the recorder. Neither is a way to know if you are recording in a continuous manner (i.e. after a class break or lunch hour when you come back to the recorder you have to pray it isn't recording over the top of what you recorded during the first part of the day. Calling tech support is fine as long as you can wait for a Monday to Friday situation. I'm still thinking I just need to return it, but after hearing that the model I wanted which is password protected doesn't have a good tech support, it makes me hesitant.
    Date published: 2016-08-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I won't buy from this brand again Not worthy for the price!! Having same Record quality as my $60 Sony px440 and it could only hold one AAA battery
    Date published: 2017-03-11
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