The next generation of high-quality portable recording devices from Olympus has arrived, acclaimed by music industry professionals and offering attractively elegant metal construction and compact dimensions.
In updating the award winning LS-10, the exciting new LS-11 has made superior audio recording even more convenient, fitting comfortably in the palm of your hand and featuring the ability to capture an audio file with a single button press. Weighing just 165g with battery and sporting dimensions of 48x131.5x22.4mm, take things up a notch with the LS-11 and bring your dream closer to reality.
Aimed at those who demand high quality 24bit/96kHz quality PCM/WAV/WMA/MP3 audio recording on the go, the LS-11 is particularly suited to musicians, podcasters and journalists – but in truth brings studio quality sound to anyone and everyone.
High quality built-in stereo microphones deliver a low-noise performance that is unsurpassed at this level. Casings are crafted from a solid aluminium block to reduce vibrations for a better sound. Three directional microphone settings – normal, wide and zoom – ensure that sound is as expansive as your imagination is wide.
The LS Range features the latest innovations in sound conscious design. Built-in stereo microphones offer excellent sensitivity ensuring true-to-life recordings – and their tough aluminium casings mean you minimise nasty vibration noise. Plus, each microphone point diagonally outwards giving you a wider recording area.
Furthermore, it carefully designed microphone amplifier circuits prevent interference between channels, ensuring clear signal transmission.
The LS-11 isn’t just about great looks and fantastic audio quality; creativity and flexibility is also high on its enticing agenda. A brand new editing feature allows audio to be edited within the device – thereby achieving the end result you want quicker and more conveniently.
Fast USB 2.0 connectivity is also provided, letting you hook the device up to your Windows (2000/XP/Vista) or Mac (OS 10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5) computer and compatible devices.
So no one’s creativity is rudely curtailed, the LS-11 boasts a whopping 8GB internal memory, whilst here’s the opportunity for users to expand this capacity via widely available SD and SDHC removable media.
An extra long battery life ensures that this device will work as hard and for as long as you want it to do.
Do you want to listen back to your practice sessions and concerts and hear every note? You don’t need to spend a fortune in the studio to capture music and audio in unprecedented stereo sound quality. The DVM technology allows you to focus on sound in any direction, from expansive stereo recording to high directivity recording. Plus the Euphony Mobile technology, the latest in surround sound systems, combines bandwidth correction, expansion technology, and virtual acoustic source processing.
To keep track of your sounds the LS-11 features a large backlit 1.8-inch full dot matrix display. Additionally, built-in stereo speaker means that you can listen back to your creative compositions, interviews and sound grabs without the need for additional headphones (earphone jack included).
In addition to improved convenience and new editing facility, the new Olympus LS-11 has improved frequency response, clock accuracy and includes a new case for device and accessories.
Also supplied in the package are two AA batteries (LR6 or ZR6), hand strap, and warranty card. Alkaline batteries offer approximately 23 hours recording time – extendable if using two Ni-MH rechargeable batteries instead.
The package includes remote control and battery, plus a receiver for the LS series’ remote-in socket.
For audiophiles who want to get more hands on with their audio files, Steinberg Cubase 4 LE music production software is provided on DVD-ROM with the LS-11. This advanced solution plays back 24 bit/96kHz sampled PCM recordings and in a higher quality than a standard media player. Training videos in six languages are provided to get users quickly up to speed: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian).
The LS-11 allows users to record in ever-popular, widely compatible MP3 format for distributing and sharing music online. Different MP3 modes offer different recording times, with the option of 14 hours, 10 minutes at 320kbps, 17 hours, 45 mins at 256kbps, or 25 hours, 35 minutes at 128 kbps.
PCM (WAV) format alternatively provides crisp, high quality uncompressed recording that delivers better than CD sound, with different modes offering different recording times – from 55 minutes at best quality to maximum three hours and 10 minutes.
If you need to record for even longer, WMA format is the option to go for, with up to 69 hours and 35 minutes offered at 64kbps setting.
And don’t forget, the above recording durations are easily expandable with the addition of an SD/SDHC card. To get approximate timings when using removable media, refer to www.olympus-europa.com
Creative opportunity doesn’t just start and end within the covetable and compact dimensions of the LS-11 itself: an ever-growing range of accessories allows users to extend the boundaries of sound. Compatible devices from Olympus include the metal-bodied directional ME-31 Compact Gun Microphone with grip for attaching to tripod or microphone stand, WJ1 Wind Jammer ideally suited to outdoors recording, versatile small and lightweight ME-22 zoom microphone, ME-30W Conference Kit with two omni-directional microphones and tripods included, plus A-513 AC adapter offering mains power supply to your LS. It all adds up to the fact that anyone sounding out the possibilities for a high quality portable audio recording device should make the Olympus LS-11 their first port of call.
|Recording Format||WAV, MP3, WMA||WAV, MP3, WMA||WAV, MP3, WMA||WAV, MP3||WAV, MP3|
|External memory||Max. 32GB (Optional)||Max. 32GB (Optional)||Max. 32GB (Optional)||Max. 32GB (2GB Included)||Max. 32GB (Optional)|
|Frequency characteristics||20~20kHz (Center Mic ON) |
70~20kHz (Center Mic OFF)
|MIC jack||3.5mm, impedance 2.2KΩ||3.5mm, impedance 2.2KΩ||3.5mm, impedance 2.2KΩ||3.5mm, impedance 2.2KΩ||3.5mm, impedance 10KΩ|
|LINE IN jack (MIC jack)||-||3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance approx. 78 kΩ||3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance approx. 78 kΩ||3.5mm, impedance 39KΩ||3.5mm, impedance 12.5KΩ|
|Phantom power supply||-||-||-||-||48V/24V|
|Multi Track function||-||-||-||-||•|
|Over Dubbing function||-||-||-||-||•|
|Key Shift function||-||-||-||-||•|
|MP3 Convert function||-||-||-||-||•|
|CD Write function||-||-||-||-||•|
|Lowcut filter||• (100Hz/300Hz)||• (100Hz/300Hz)||• (100Hz/300Hz)||• (100Hz/300Hz)||• (100Hz/300Hz)|
|Battery||2 x AAA alkaline or AAA Ni-MH rechargeable battery||2 x AA alkaline battery||2 x AA alkaline battery||1 x Lithium-ion rechargeable battery||1 x Lithium-ion rechargeable battery|
|Battery life (Rec)||Approx. 44 Hours (Alkaline batteries)||Approx. 22 Hours (Alkaline batteries)||Approx. 22 Hours (Alkaline batteries)||Approx. 4 Hours||Approx. 12.5 Hours|
|Dimensions||112 × 39.8 × 15.9mm||131.5 x 48 x 22.4mm||131.5 x 48 x 22.4mm||135 × 63 × 18.1mm||159.0 × 70.0 × 33.5mm|
|Supplied items||2 x AAA alkaline battery, USB cable, Carrying Case, Strap, Windscreen, CD-ROM (Sound editing software)||2 x AA alkaline battery, USB cable, Strap, Windscreen, CD-ROM (Sound editing software)||2 x AA alkaline battery, USB cable, Strap, Windscreen, Remote control, CD-ROM (Sound editing software)||1 x Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, USB cable, AC adapter, 2GB SD card||1 x Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, USB cable, mini-USB conversion connector, Carrying case, Strap, AC adapter|