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VOICE & SOUND RECORDERS WS853

Fully featured recorder for high performance and ease of use.

The WS series established for its clear audio quality and superb 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 thanks to 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.

Price: $139

Playback functions

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

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.

Basic Information

Product Name

Digital Voice Recorder WS-853

Box Contents

Case / AAA NiMH Rechargeable Battery x2 / Instruction Manual

Features

High quality recording

With the ease of use found in all WS series recorders, this model achieves a highly realistic stereo feeling thanks to 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 not having 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 raised

  • When 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.


Specifications


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

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.

Internal NAND flash memory 8GB
microSD card 2GB to 32GB

Speaker

Type Built-in 20 mm diameter round dynamic speaker
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)

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 playback speed, 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 used repeatedly.
Battery life will be shorter when using a microSD card.

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

Battery life (During speaker playback)

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 playback speed, 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 used repeatedly.
Battery life will be shorter when using a microSD card.

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

Battery life (During earphone playback)

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 playback speed, 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 used repeatedly.
Battery life will be shorter when using a microSD card.

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

Recording time

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.

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

Maximum recording time per file

*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.

128 kbps Approx. 74 hrs 30 min
64 kbps mono Approx. 149 hrs
8 kbps mono Approx. 1193 hrs

Thank you!

For as long as I can remember, the prompt service and assistance provided to us by Dictation World with any enquiries and/or problems we have ever experienced with any model of dictation hardware, is next to none.

Hong Vu
Facilities Co-Ordinator / Legal Secretary
Rankin Ellison

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Hong Vu
Facilities Co-Ordinator / Legal Secretary
Rankin Ellison

For as long as I can remember, the prompt service and assistance provided to us by Dictation World with any enquiries and/or problems we have ever experienced with any model of dictation hardware, is next to none.

Customer for over 10 years

We have been customers of Dictation World for over 10 years and have always been provided with an excellent service.

Antoinette and Bill have managed our dictation and transcription hardware and software requirements and have always been on hand to suggest the best devices and tell us of any special offers when available.

Ruth Sullivan
Practice Manager
Central Sydney Cardiology

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2019-09-26T11:25:40+11:00

Ruth Sullivan
Practice Manager
Central Sydney Cardiology

We have been customers of Dictation World for over 10 years and have always been provided with an excellent service. Antoinette and Bill have managed our dictation and transcription hardware and software requirements and have always been on hand to suggest the best devices and tell us of any special offers when available.

Highly recommended

Bill and Antoinette always go over and above to help out and source out any equipment requirements with prompt, friendly and efficient service. I would highly recommend the services of Dictation World – thank you for your continuing help and support.

Rita Satchell
Administration Manager
Western Imaging Group

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2019-09-26T12:02:08+11:00

Rita Satchell
Administration Manager
Western Imaging Group

Bill and Antoinette always go over and above to help out and source out any equipment requirements with prompt, friendly and efficient service. I would highly recommend the services of Dictation World – thank you for your continuing help and support.

Thanks so much for your help!

Thanks so much for your help with our crisis earlier this week. I have installed the new version of the DSS player (v7) and used the serial number as per our purchase and it works with the 4000 dictaphone!!! The typist even thinks this new version makes Dr’s voice better!

Tim Hughes
Practice Manager for A/Prof Gianoutsos

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2019-09-26T11:22:35+11:00

Tim Hughes
Practice Manager for A/Prof Gianoutsos

Thanks so much for your help with our crisis earlier this week. I have installed the new version of the DSS player (v7) and used the serial number as per our purchase and it works with the 4000 dictaphone!!! The typist even thinks this new version makes Dr’s voice better!
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