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Fully featured recorder for high performance and ease ofuse.

The WS series established for its clear audio quality andsuperb operability has been improved.

The new WS-853 features a new Intelligent Auto Mode, which is perfect for when there is a distance between the speakers and recorder, such as in large meeting rooms.

The recorder optimises the recording level regardless of whether the audio source is near or far, making it possible to record audio that is easy to listen to.

Simple Mode has been added to the menu for easy, intuitive controls that are perfect for beginners.

The new WS series recorders can be used in a wide range of situations, from students to business users.

High quality recording

With the ease of use found in all WS series recorders, this model achieves a highly realistic stereo feeling thanksto the two low noise, high sensitivity microphones.

The new Intelligent Auto Mode provides automatic sensitivity adjustment, and a Low-cut filter removes unnecessary noise from your recordings.

Superb stereo feeling with True Stereo Microphones

Two low-noise directional microphones positioned at a 90° layout enable you to create high quality recordings with a realistic stereo feeling.

This feature ensures that you capture the sense of direction and distance of the speakers in the recording which is useful for meetings, lectures or training presentations.

 

Automatic sensitivity adjustment with Intelligent Auto Mode

The new Intelligent Auto Mode function automatically adjusts the microphone sensitivity according to the input level.

For example, when you record the voice of a person far away in a large meeting room, the input level tends to be lower. In this case, the recorder automatically raises the sensitivity of the microphone making them easier to hear.

Alternatively, when you record in a smaller meeting room with only a few people, the sensitivity is automatically lowered, so that the voice of the speakers close by do not sound too loud.

In this way, the function automatically keeps track of the input level and simultaneously adjusts the recording level so that it always records in the best quality.

This ensures that the recording remains consistent by nothaving a speaker’s voice too quiet or too loud.

To set this function, simply select "Auto" as the recording level from the menu.

  • *If you select "Conference" for the recording scene while in Simple Mode, Intelligent Auto Mode is activated.
When low, the sensitivity is raisedWhen high, the sensitivity is lowered The sensitivity is automatically optimised

Low-cut filter eliminates extraneous noise

During recording, the low-cut filter is used to cut the sound at frequencies of 300 Hz and lower during the recording process.

Typical examples of these lower frequencies include air conditioner noise, projector fan noise, and even wind noise while outside.

By cutting the lower frequency during recording your audio is natural sounding and free of background noise and distortion during playback.

 

Playback functions

Featuring an array of playback features to accommodate your needs, such as the Voice Balancer for easy listening throughequalisation of volume levels.

Voice Balancer delivers audio quality that is easier to hear

When voices are recorded at different volume levels due to the distance and physical relationship to the recorder, you can use the Voice Balancer to automatically make smallervoices louder, and ensure that louder voices stay below a given level, providing playback where everyone can be heard clearly.

This comes in handy when recording sound sources from multiple positions, such as in a large meeting or conference.

Since the voice filter operates simultaneously, the prominent noise produced when amplifying small sounds is also reduced.

By eliminating the lower and higher frequencies during playback, recorded voice is even further enhanced.

This enables much clearer playback than the functions offered by our competitors.

Normal playbackPossible use of the Voice Balancer

Usability

The new Simple Mode is perfect for beginners as it displays only necessary information in a large font, and shows only key functions in the menu.

Simple Mode makes use easy, even for beginners

 

Simple Mode is perfect for beginners, as it shows only the necessary information in a large font and only key functions in the menu.

The first time the recorder is activated, users are askedto choose from either Normal Mode or Simple Mode, so initialset up is easy.

Once you become accustomed to using the recorder, you canswitch to normal mode should you desire more detailed information and settings.


Direct PC connection without a cable

The built-in USB connector can be easily deployed and stored using the slide lever.

With this feature, you can connect directly to a computerwithout using a cable or a software.

Not only can you save and share your recordings, the WS-853 can also be recharged via USB without having to remove the battery, and the recorder can also be used as a USB memory device.


"Telephone Recording" and "Duplication" for Scene Select

By simply selecting a scene from the menu, you can set optimum recording settings for your environment.

'Telephone Recording' and 'Duplication' have been added as options that are available when the recorder is used in combination with accessories.

It is now possible to easily record telephone conversations or duplicate recordings from cassette tapes.

Optional accessory for Telephone recording

By connecting the optionally available TP8 telephone pickup and selecting Telephone Recording from the options, you can record conversations from your telephone.

Telephone Pickup TP8

Optional accessory for Duplication

This scene enables you to easily and conveniently digitise and save sound sources from vinyl records and analogue cassette tapes.

Auto divide mode will divide files into individual songs.

In addition, timer mode will stop recording automaticallyif you set a time that matches the duration of the sound source.

Connecting Cord KA333

1.Microphone jack
2.KA333
3.Earphone jack
4.Connecting Cord KA333 (sold separately)

The File Divide function makes it easier to handle longer recordings

Recordings of long meetings with multiple topics or audiofiles that are too big to send via email can be divided on the recorder without having to use a computer.

This makes it easier to manage files according to the content, or divide files into a smaller size to send via email.

The built-in stand prevents noise during desktop recording

The recorder is equipped with a convenient stand on the rear of the body.

This feature reduces unwanted noise that can be picked upfrom the surface when the recorder is placed directly on a table top, and can be folded neatly into the body when not in use.


microSD card slot

The recorder includes a micro SD card slot that is compatible with Micro SD cards up to 32 GB.

You can select whether to use the built-in memory or a micro SD card from the menu.


USB connector cover

The recorder is equipped with a dedicated sliding cover linked with the USB connector that protects the connector from dust.


Long battery life you can rely on when out and about

By developing low power consumption circuits, battery life of the recorder has been significantly increased.

Users can rely on the recorder even when using it for long periods of time.

The supplied AAA battery is rechargeable and can be charged via USB without being removed from the recorder, making it very convenient for everyday use.

The recorder can also run on general purpose AAA batteries, so you never have to worry about running out of power when out and about.

*Maximum recording time: Approx. 110 hrs. (when using alkaline batteries)

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Recording formats

Recording formats MP3 format

Sampling frequency

128 kbps 44.1 kHz
64 kbps mono 44.1 kHz
8 kbps mono 11.025 kHz

Maximum headphone output

Maximum headphone output Less than 150 mV (conforms to EN 50332-2)

Recording media

Internal NAND flash memory 8GB
microSD card 2GB to 32GB
  • Some recording media memory capacity is used as a management area, so the actual usable capacity will always be slightly less than the displayed capacity.

Speaker

Type Built-in 20 mm diameter round dynamicspeaker
Maximum working output 250 mW (8 Ω speaker)

Jack

Microphone jack 3.5 mm diameter; Impedance: 2 kΩ
Earphone jack 3.5 mm diameter; Impedance: 8 Ω or more

Power source

Standard voltage 3 V
Battery Two AAA dry cell batteries (model LR03), or two Olympus nickelmetal hydride rechargeable batteries

External dimensions / Weight / Operating temperature

External dimensions 111.5 mm × 39 mm × 18 mm
  • Not including largest projection.
Weight 77g
  • Including battery.
Operating temperature 0 to 42°C(32 to 107.6°F)

Frequency response

When recording from microphone jack 128 kbps : 40 Hz to 17 kHz
64 kbps mono : 40 Hz to 15 kHz
8 kbps mono : 40 Hz to 3.5 kHz
When recording with built-in microphone 70Hz ~ 17 kHz
  • Frequency response upper limit is set by recording mode during MP3-format recording.
During playback 30Hz ~ 20kHz
  • Frequency response upper limit is set by recording mode during MP3-format recording.

Battery life (When recording with built-in microphone)

128 kbps When using alkaline battery: Approx. 41 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 30 hours
64 kbps mono When using alkaline battery: Approx. 48 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 31 hours
8 kbps mono When using alkaline battery: Approx. 110 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 74 hours
  • The battery life figures shown here were determined using an Olympus test method (When [LED] is set to [Off]). Actual battery life figures will vary greatly according to the battery used and usage conditions (Changing the playbackspeed, or using the [Noise Cancel] and [Voice Balancer] functions may affect the battery life).
  • Battery life will be shorter when using a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery that has been usedrepeatedly.
  • Battery life will be shorter when using a microSD card.

Battery life (During speaker playback)

128 kbps When using alkaline battery: Approx. 15 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 11 hours
64 kbps mono When using alkaline battery: Approx. 15 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 11 hours
8 kbps mono When using alkaline battery: Approx. 24 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 16 hours
  • The battery life figures shown here were determined using an Olympus test method (When [LED] is set to [Off]). Actual battery life figures will vary greatly according to the battery used and usage conditions (Changing the playbackspeed, or using the [Noise Cancel] and [Voice Balancer] functions may affect the battery life).
  • Battery life will be shorter when using a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery that has been usedrepeatedly.
  • Battery life will be shorter when using a microSD card.

Battery life (During earphone playback)

128 kbps When using alkaline battery: Approx. 70 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 49 hours
64 kbps mono When using alkaline battery: Approx. 73 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 53 hours
8 kbps mono When using alkaline battery: Approx. 90 hours
When using NiMh battery: Approx. 64 hours
  • The battery life figures shown here were determined using an Olympus test method (When [LED] is set to [Off]). Actual battery life figures will vary greatly according to the battery used and usage conditions (Changing the playbackspeed, or using the [Noise Cancel] and [Voice Balancer] functions may affect the battery life).
  • Battery life will be shorter when using a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery that has been usedrepeatedly.
  • Battery life will be shorter when using a microSD card.

Recording time

Internal memory (8GB) 128 kbps: Approx. 130 hrs
64 kbps: Approx. 260 hrs
8 kbps: Approx. 2080 hrs
microSD card (32GB) 128 kbps: Approx. 530 hrs
64 kbps: Approx. 1060 hrs
8 kbps: Approx. 8480 hrs
microSD card (16GB) 128 kbps: Approx. 264 hrs
64 kbps: Approx. 525 hrs
8 kbps: Approx. 4230 hrs
microSD card (8GB) 128 kbps: Approx. 132 hrs
64 kbps: Approx. 264 hrs
8 kbps: Approx. 2100 hrs
  • Actually available recording times may be shorter than the figures shown here when making short recordings repeatedly (Equipment displays of available/elapsed recording times should be considered guideline values).
  • Available recording time will also vary due to differences in the available memory capacity of different microSD cards.

Maximum recording time per file

128 kbps Approx. 74 hrs 30 min
64 kbps mono Approx. 149 hrs
8 kbps mono Approx. 1193 hrs
  • *The maximum file size is limited to about 4 GB in the MP3 format.
  • *Regardless of the amount of remaining memory, the maximum recording time per file is restricted to the following values.
  • *Note that voice recorder specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice for performance improvements or other upgrading.

 

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