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PHil Martins 04/09/2008

Olympus LS-10 : PHil Martins's user review


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Value For Money : Excellent
I just bought the LS-10, because I had two needs to be replaced.

1. dictaphone to record the ideas of components rapidly. So I had a small battery, with HP and with built-in microphones and USB on a PC to send

2. recording again, to stop using portable DAT with external microphone

With the LS-10, I found the device that could meet both needs.

What I like most at the moment:
- Usability: it was immediately on hand.
- The number of recording formats is impressive as the 24 bit 96 khz (wav) to 128 mp3's you can do anything
- The seriousness of the device. My old voice recorder is an Olympus and it's quite natural that I turned to this brand

What I like least:
- The connections in jack walkman format (but given the size of the unit, it would difficult to place larger jacks)
- The power of HP, a bit pokey compared to my dictaphone, but it's enough to check an outlet rebosser a song
- The price, I paid 529 CHF (yes, Switzerland), it's still quite expensive

I went through the net before making this purchase, read full opinion, I was two fingers to crack for the model of Thomann SWISSONIC but I wanted to have something a little more solid to me let go in time.
As previously announced, I have two very specific needs and all the recorders without integrated speakers were zapped. The Marantz also seemed quite in the same price range, but it was more for less memory and a digital screen smaller.

Quality / price ratio: I expect to make recordings with guitar and voice to really judge the quality, but I think that we pay for

I have not enough experience, but is full of little extras that made me choose this recorder:
- Size
- The look
- The 2 gb internal
- DVD's Cubase LE 4

short is an investment in time so fingers crossed ;-)

in fact I have a portable DAT (Sony) and stereo microphone (Sony too) to sell ;-)