True Stereo Microphone, Auto Mode Adjust Microphone Sensitivity

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The black WS-853 from Olympus is a digital voice recorder with two directional microphones positioned at a 90° layout for capturing audio. Recognised for its clear audio quality and superb operability, the WS-853 features the intelligent Auto Mode which automatically adjusts the recording level to match the volume of the sound source.

The digital voice recorder is powered by two AAA dry-cell batteries (model LR03) or two Olympus nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries. Some other features include a built-in stand to prevent surface vibrations and a direct USB computer connection to conveniently save your data and charge the batteries. The recorder displays only the necessary information in Simple Mode and supports beginners by limiting the functions in the menu to those which are frequently used. When recordings contain multiple speakers, the Voice Balancer makes softer voices louder and ensures that louder voices stay below a given threshold. This provides playback where everyone can be heard clearly.

In conclusion, users can rely on the WS-853 recorder for over 1,000 hours of recording time, over 100 hours of battery life, file searching capabilities, and a noise-cancellation feature that provides clear playback quality.


ModeStereo / Mono
Recording FormatMP3
Bit-Rate128 Kbps - 8 Kbps
Sample Rate44.1kHz - 11.025 kHz
Recording TimeMP3 Stereo:130 Hour Recording in MP3 Format
LP Stereo: 260 Hour Recording in MP3 Format
LP Mono: 2080 Hour Recording in MP3 Format
One-Click RecordingYes
Voice Activated RecordingYes
Microphone TypeInternal Stereo
Microphone SensitivityHigh/Low
Pickup PatternNot Specified By Manufacturer
Frequency Response70 Hz - 17 kHz
Playback FormatsMP3
Speaker Size0.79" / 20 mm
Power Output250 mW
Display Size/TypeNot Specified By Manufacturer
SearchCalendar Search
Battery Type2 x AAA
Battery Life (approx.)Recording: 110 Hour
Playback: 90 Hour
Power AdapterNo
Internal MemoryAvailable: Flash Memory - 8 GB
Connectors1/8" mini Male Microphone In
1/8" mini Male Headphone Out
USBUSB 2.0 (Mini-B)
System RequirementsWindows  
Dimensions (WxHxD)1.54 x 4.39 x .71" (39 x 111.5 x 18 mm)
Weight2.72 oz (77 g)
Olympus WS-853 Digital Voice Recorder (Black)
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