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Makos 02/21/2014

Olympus LS-14 : Makos's user review

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The previous review is excellent and perfectly summarizes the features of this recorder.

I will add some details:

- Having worked with the H2 and H4n Zoom, Olympus I located this largely at the same level of quality. A little more ergonomic side. Olympus worked out its interface. A little less in price level (excluding promo), a bit expensive in relation to Zoom.

- It is not very explicit on the web and on the Olympus website but LS-14 (LS-12 also) also serves as audio card. Just like Zoom, in this mode, the camera is limited to 44.1 khz 16 bit quantization on. For cons, the Olympus offers a "composite" mode which allows both to be in "Audio Card" and "Storage" mode. The contents of the LS-14 is available on your computer (such as a volume).

- Greater readability of the display relative to H2 and H4n, for against the H2n on this subject seems excellent.

- The tuner functions and overdub are friendly for musicians, I appreciate it.

- The battery life is decent, about 8am intensive operation with a pair of NiMH batteries quality.

Having broken my H4n (fatal fall ;-), I left for the Zoom. I knew the Olympus having already "watched" before the acquisition of the deceased Zoom. Deals on a website, reasonable price, I bought the Olympus. No regrets. Good little tool!