While at GDGT NY 2012 last night, we got a quick hands-on with the Olympus LS-10S recorder. It is a popular device among students, artists, parents, musicians, and more. Olympus has done a great job of packing a lot of power into a small device. It is a pocket-sized recorder, that can record audio in amazing quality. It weighs just 5.8 ounces, which makes it super light and it is very comfortable to hold in your hands. It can record 24bit/96 kHz audio for up to 12 hours, it is powered by 2 AA batteries. I was surprised to see that it did not have a specific battery, but either way it powers the device. Inside you get 2GB of internal storage and it has a SD/SDHC card slot, in case you need more space. This device also has 2 speakers on the back, and it can playback PCM, WAV and MP3 files. Overall, I am sure that many people are happy to see that Olympus is bringing their audio recorder back. It is available at Guitar Center retail outlets (exclusively) and it has a MSRP of just $199.99 . Be sure to check out our hands-on video below and for more info check out the press release!

Olympus LS-10S Linear PCM Recorder Hands-On

Press Release

Olympus LS-10S Linear PCM Recorder is Back by Popular Demand

Popularity of LS-10S PCM recorders among wide variety of users has resulted in a product re-launch available exclusively at Guitar Center stores everywhere

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 21, 2012 – Originally released in 2008, the Olympus LS-10S Linear PCM audio recorder is back by popular demand and available exclusively at Guitar Center stores everywhere. The LS-10S (previously named the LS-10) is a favorite gadget for artists, parents, students, nature enthusiasts and anyone looking for a pocket-sized audio recorder to capture memories and information in the form of pristine audio. Whatever your passion, the Olympus LS-10S has satisfied the audio demands of users across the country.

“It’s unbelievable to watch people find new and fascinating ways to use their LS-10S,” said Amy Leslie, Senior Marketing and Business Development Manager at Olympus Imaging America Inc. “LS-10S recordings have popped up everywhere on the internet – everything from live music to multimedia presentations – and the number of uploads is a testament to both the creativity of Olympus customers and the LS-10S’ sound quality, intuitive controls and striking design.”

The LS-10S PCM recorder boasts a sleek, convenient design that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. This portability allows users to take their LS-10S PCM recorder everywhere they go, and an online search will show the LS-10S PCM recorder has been used to capture audio in a wide-variety of settings and situations.

To hear a few examples of LS-10S audio recordings, visit the Olympus’ Audio Blog

In addition to look, feel and performance, part of the success of the LS-10S PCM recorder can be attributed to its simplicity. Intuitive control buttons and menu commands allow even novice users to record professional-quality audio. Capable of recording 24bit/96 kHz audio for up to 12 hours, the device operates on just two AA batteries and requires no cumbersome external gear. It is also made of lightweight aluminum, providing a durable, yet incredibly light recording device, weighing a mere 5.8 ounces, including batteries.

Even with its compact design, the LS-10S PCM recorder houses a powerful built-in stereo speaker capable of capturing high-quality audio in a number of recording settings, including PCM, WAV and MP3 formats. It also offers 2 GB of built-in memory with a SD/SDHC card slot for expanded capacity.

For a complete list of specifications, visit the Olympus website.

Pricing and Availability
The LS-10S PCM recorder provides exceptional uncompressed audio recording at a great price for high-end Linear PCM recorders. It has an MSRP of $199.99 and will be available in June 2012 exclusively at Guitar Center retail stores everywhere.


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