Olympus LS-14 & LS-12 Recorders
Olympus announces the release of the LS-12 and LS-14 Linear PCM digital handheld audio recorders.
Successors to the LS-7 and LS-10 PCM recorders, the Olympus LS-12 and LS-14 capture and playback sound up to 130dB SPL with new on-board directional stereo microphones and amplifier. Users can set optimal recording levels on a “Mode Select Dial” located on the face of the recorder rather than having to go through menu settings. There are also functions specifically for musicians, including overdub recording, Metronome and Chromatic Tuner capabilities.
Included is a 1 ¾ inch LCD menu screen with Mode Select Dial and Smart Mode features. The Mode Select Dial, located on the bottom right-hand corner of both recorders, can be set to the following modes: Tuner, Manual, Quick and Smart. Tuner Mode sets the recorder as a Chromatic Tuner for musical instruments. In Manual Mode, experienced users can adjust the recording level manually, adjusting the level while playing music or capturing sound. Smart Mode is designed to automatically adjust to the optimum recording level with a touch of the record button. While in Quick Mode, the user can immediately begin recording without adjusting levels.
Specifications and Accessories
Files are recorded in PCM or MP3 modes and saved to the internal memory (2GB for the LS-12 and 4GB for the LS-14) or on SD / SDHC (up to 32GB) cards. The LS-12 and LS-14 operate on two AA alkaline batteries or two AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. The LS-14 recorder is designed to run up to 48 hours of continuous recording while the LS-12 offers 50 hours. They also include mic, line-in, and ear jacks and a tripod hole on the back for a clip stand. The LS-12 comes in gunmetal grey, while the LS-14 comes in black.
The LS-12 and LS-14 are packaged with a USB cable and two AA alkaline batteries. In addition, the LS-14 comes with additional accessories, including a case and our new stand clip, which attaches to the tripod hole by allowing the device to be clipped directly to a microphone stand or displayed on a table reducing surface vibration.
Pricing and Availability:
$149.99 for the LS-12 and $199.99 for the LS-14 in early-November 2012.
For more information: www.getolympus.com
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