Specifications


Recording formats

Linear PCM format / MP3 format

Sampling frequency

Linear PCM format [96.0 kHz/24 bit]: 96.0 kHz
[88.2 kHz/24 bit]: 88.2 kHz
[48.0 kHz/16 bit]: 48.0 kHz
[44.1 kHz/16 bit]: 44.1 kHz
[44.1 kHz (mono)]: 44.1 kHz
MP3 format [320 kbps]: 44.1 kHz
[128 kbps]: 44.1 kHz
[64 kbps (mono)]: 44.1 kHz

Maximum headphone output

Recorder: ≦ 150 mV (according to EN 50332-2)

Recording media

Built-in NAND flash memory 4 GB
microSD card Supports 2GB to 32GB
  • 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.

Speaker

Built-in Ø18mm dynamic speaker
Maximaum working output: 150 mW (8Ω speaker)

Microphone Jack

Ø3.5mm, impedance 2kΩ

Earphones Jack

Ø3.5mm, impedance 8Ω minimum

Power source

Specified voltage 1.5 V
Battery AAA dry-cell battery x1 (LR03) or Ni-MH rechargeable battery x1
External power supply USB Connecting AC Adapter (model A514; 5VDC)

External dimensions

108.9 x 39.6 x 14.4mm
  • Not including largest projection.

Weight

75g
  • including battery

Operating temperature

0 to 42°C (32 to 107.6°F)

Frequency response (When recording from microphone jack)

Linear PCM format [96.0 kHz/24 bit]:20 Hz - 44 kHz
[88.2 kHz/24 bit]:20 Hz - 42 kHz
[48.0 kHz/16 bit]:20 Hz - 23 kHz
[44.1 kHz/16 bit]:20 Hz - 21 kHz
[44.1 kHz (mono)]:20 Hz - 21 kHz
MP3 format [320 kbps]: 20 Hz - 21 kHz
[128 kbps]: 20 Hz - 17 kHz
[64 kbps (mono)]: 20 Hz - 13 kHz

When recording with built-in microphone

Recoding 60 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Frequency response upper limit is set by recording mode during MP3-format recording.

During playback

20 Hz - 44 kHz
  • The upper and lower limit values of the frequency response depend on each recording format.

Battery life

When recording with built-in stereo microphone (using internal memory)

Recording mode Alkaline dry cell battery Nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery
Linear PCM format 96.0 kHz / 24 bit 16 hours (approx.) 13 hours (approx.)
88.2 kHz / 24 bit 17 hours (approx.) 14 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz / 16 bit 26 hours (approx.) 20 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz / 16 bit 28 hours (approx.) 21 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz mono 32 hours (approx.) 24 hours (approx.)
MP3 format 320 kbps 31 hours (approx.) 22 hours (approx.)
128 kbps 35 hours (approx.) 25 hours (approx.)
64 kbps mono 39 hours (approx.) 28 hours (approx.)
  • The battery life figures shown here were determined using an Olympus test method. Actual battery life figures will vary greatly according to the battery used and usage conditions (Changing the playback speed or using the [Zoom Mic], [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.

During audio file playback (all playback modes)

During speaker playback

Recording mode Alkaline dry cell battery Nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery
Linear PCM format 96.0 kHz / 24 bit 11 hours (approx.) 10 hours (approx.)
88.2 kHz / 24 bit 11 hours (approx.) 10 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz / 16 bit 13 hours (approx.) 11 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz / 16 bit 13 hours (approx.) 11 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz mono 13 hours (approx.) 11 hours (approx.)
MP3 format 320 kbps 13 hours (approx.) 11 hours (approx.)
128 kbps 13 hours (approx.) 11 hours (approx.)
64 kbps mono 13 hours (approx.) 11 hours (approx.)
  • The battery life figures shown here were determined using an Olympus test method. Actual battery life figures will vary greatly according to the battery used and usage conditions (Changing the playback speed or using the [Zoom Mic], [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.

During earphone playback

Recording mode Alkaline dry cell battery Nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery
Linear PCM format 96.0 kHz/24 bit 17 hours (approx.) 14 hours (approx.)
88.2 kHz/24 bit 18 hours (approx.) 15 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz/16 bit 26 hours (approx.) 20 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz/16 bit 28 hours (approx.) 21 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz mono 31 hours (approx.) 22 hours (approx.)
MP3 format 320 kbps 30 hours (approx.) 22 hours (approx.)
128 kbps 30 hours (approx.) 22 hours (approx.)
64 kbps mono 31 hours (approx.) 22 hours (approx.)
  • The battery life figures shown here were determined using an Olympus test method. Actual battery life figures will vary greatly according to the battery used and usage conditions (Changing the playback speed or using the [Zoom Mic], [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.

Recording time

Linear PCM format

Recording mode Internal memory microSD card
32 GB 16 GB 8 GB
96.0 kHz/ 24 bit 1 hours, 30 minutes (approx.) 14 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)7 hours, 15 minutes (approx.)3 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)
88.2 kHz/ 24 bit 1 hours, 45 minutes (approx.)16 hours (approx.)7 hours, 45 minutes (approx.)3 hours, 45 minutes (approx.)
48.0 kHz/ 16 bit 5 hours (approx.)44 hours (approx.)22 hours (approx.)11 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz/16 bit 5 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)48 hours (approx.)23 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)11 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)
44.1 kHz mono 11 hours (approx.)96 hours (approx.)47 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)23 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)

MP3 format

Recording mode Internal memory microSD card
32 GB 16 GB 8 GB
320 kbps 24 hours, 30 minutes (approx.) 212 hours (approx.)105 hours (approx.)52 hours (approx.)
128 kbps 61 hours (approx.) 530 hours (approx.)264 hours (approx.)132 hours (approx.)
64 kbps mono 123 hours (approx.) 1060 hours (approx.)525 hours (approx.)264 hours (approx.)
  • 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.

Maximum recording time per file

Recording mode Recording time
Linear PCM format 96.0 kHz/24 bit 1 hours (approx.)
88.2 kHz/24 bit 1 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz/16 bit 3 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz/16 bit 3 hours, 20 minutes (approx.)
44.1 kHz mono 6 hours, 40 minutes (approx.)
MP3 format 320 kbps 29 hours, 40 minutes (approx.)
128 kbps 74 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)
64 kbps mono 149 hours (approx.)
  • The maximum file size is limited to about 4 GB in the MP3 format, and to about 2 GB in the linear PCM (WAV) format.
  • Regardless of the amount of remaining memory, the maximum recording time per file is restricted to the following values.

Number of music tracks (songs) that can be recorded

LS-P1 (4 GB) 900 tracks (approx.)
  • At 128 kbps, 4 minutes per track
  • Note that recorder specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice for performance improvements or other upgrading.

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